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Is it time to see a...sex therapist?

Sexuality is an essential aspect of human experience, but it can be complex and challenging to navigate. For individuals experiencing sexual difficulties or relationship problems, working with a certified sex therapist (CST) can be a valuable resource. A certified sex therapist is a licensed mental health professional with specialized training in sexuality and relationships. Let's explore eight benefits of working with a CST.


1. Safe and Confidential Space

Working with a CST provides a safe and confidential space to explore and address your sexual concerns. It is not uncommon for individuals to feel shame or embarrassment when discussing sexual issues, but a CST is trained to approach these issues with sensitivity and without judgment. We provide a confidential and safe environment where you can freely discuss your concerns and receive support.


2. Comprehensive Assessment

A CST conducts a comprehensive assessment to understand the nature and complexity of the sexual concerns. We use various assessment tools and techniques to gather information about your sexual health, sexual history, sexual practices, and attitudes towards sex. The assessment helps us to develop an accurate understanding of your concerns and tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs.


3. Individualized Treatment Plan

Every person's sexual concerns are unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective. A CST develops an individualized treatment plan based on the results of the comprehensive assessment. The treatment plan is tailored to your specific concerns and goals, and it may include individual therapy, couples therapy, or a combination of both. We also collaborate with you to develop practical strategies to address your concerns and achieve your goals.


4. Specialized Training and Expertise

CST undergo specialized training and possess extensive knowledge and expertise in sexuality and relationships, that goes beyond the standard licensure process. We have a deep understanding of the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact sexual health and functioning. We are also trained to address a wide range of sexual concerns, including desire discrepancy, sexual dysfunction, sexual pain, sexual trauma, and sexual orientation / identity processing. Our expertise ensures that you receive high-quality care and effective treatment for your sexual concerns.


5. Evidence-Based Treatment

CST use evidence-based treatment approaches to address sexual concerns. We use scientifically validated methods to guide our practice and ensure that the treatment is effective. We stay up-to-date with the latest research in sexuality and incorporate evidence-based techniques into their treatment plans. Evidence-based treatment approaches are proven to be effective, and working with a CST ensures that you receive the best possible care.


6. Positive Impact on Overall Well-being

Sexual concerns can have a significant impact on overall well-being, including mental health, physical health, and relationships. Working with a CST can improve sexual functioning, enhance sexual satisfaction, and improve overall well-being. It can also improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and strengthen relationships.


7. Improved Communication Skills

Sexual concerns can create communication barriers and lead to conflicts in relationships. Working with a CST can help you develop effective communication skills and improve your ability to discuss sexual concerns with your partner. They can teach you practical strategies to improve communication, reduce conflict, and enhance intimacy.


8. Not All Therapists are Sex Therapists

Although many therapists may mean well those that are not specifically trained in sex therapy may actually cause harm to their clients by apply techniques that are not appropriate for the individual or couple, create or exacerbate trauma, or provide less than affirming care. If you are looking to directly address areas of sex and sexuality finding a CST is the way to go.


Overall, working with a CST can provide a wide range of benefits for individuals experiencing sexual concerns or relationship problems. We provide a safe and confidential space to address sexual concerns, develop individualized treatment plans, and use evidence-based approaches to ensure effective treatment. They also provide support and a highly trained approach to address your needs.


If you are looking to work with our Certified Sex Therapist please send us an email at info@therapeuticandwellnesssolutioncenter.com

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