At the Center, we often explore a patient’s sexual difficulties from a physiological standpoint. At the same time we use the psychosexual intake interview as a foundation for examining what else may be going on in a woman’s relationship and sex life.
Sometimes, we observe emotional obstacles to sexual satisfaction that are embedded in the relationship itself, or are part of the emotional state of the patient. We will often suggest that patients see a sex therapist during or after completion of the physical treatment.
Here are some examples of expressions we’ve heard from patients who see us for sexual issues:
A really good sex therapist will be both an excellent couples’ counselor as well as someone with experience dealing with sexual issues. Here are some questions you may want to consider when talking to a potential therapist.
What population do you focus on in your current practice?
How long have you been seeing couples?
What do you consider “normal” sexually?
What are your feelings regarding the physical (medical) components of the problem?
What are some of your approaches?
What is your accreditation?
Do you and your partner like the therapist?
You can search for qualified sex therapists in your area by visiting the AASECT website: http://www.aasect.org/
Learn more about sex therapy for female sexual dysfunction.
Contact us for more information about sex therapy center or call us to make an appointment at (914) 328-3700.
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