Frequently Asked Questions:
Sex Therapy

Do you take insurance?

Our psychotherapy fees start at $200 per 50 minutes (intake appointment fee is $300 for 50 minutes).We do not accept insurance, meaning we are not "in-network" with any health plans. Many of our therapy patients submit claims to their out-of-network health insurance and receive reimbursement - this depends on your insurance company and we recommend you reach out to them to ask about this.

What is sex therapy?
 

Sex therapy is a specialty in the field of psychotherapy which focuses on addressing specific sexual concerns. Sex therapists address issues of sexual dysfunction or distress around sex which can include:

  • low sexual desire or unequal interest in sex between partners

  • sexual arousal issues

  • performance concerns

  • inability or difficulty with orgasm

  • sexual pain disorders

  • concerns with compulsive sexual behavior/sex addiction

  • BDSM, kink, and fetish focused psychotherapy

  • Issues of sexual identity and questions around arousal patterns

What is the difference between a sex therapist and a “regular therapist”?

Sexual health knowledge, sex therapy supervision, and sex-specific specialized training differentiates a Certified Sex Therapist from a “regular therapist”. Certified Sex therapists are first trained as psychotherapists (marriage and family therapists, etc.) and then as sex therapists. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is the organization that certifies Certified Sex Therapists (CSTs).

Does a sex therapist provide marriage counseling?

Generally speaking, yes. Communication problems often arise in relationships which need professional help. Many relationship issues are expressed through your sexual relationship, parenting styles, handling of finances, organization styles, etc. Certified Sex therapists are often also trained in relational concerns and can help you address unequal power dynamics and conflict in your relationship.

What are common symptoms that sex therapy treats?

  • Pain during sex

  • Lack of sexual desire

  • Reduced Libido

  • Lack of lubrication, arousal issues

  • Difficulty or inability to orgasm

  • Premature ejaculation

  • Erectile dysfunction or inability to maintain an erection

  • Sexual abuse or trauma

  • Sexual identity questions

  • Unequal sex drives between partners

  • Lack of sex between partners

  • Difficulty communicating around sexual matters

Can you refer me if I have a medical issue relating to sexual health?

Yes. Medical professionals and therapists often work together to achieve successful outcomes in treatment. If medical consultation or consultation with other sexuality professionals is necessary, this can be arranged. This may mean a consultation with a gynecologist, pelvic floor specialist, or urologist to discuss problems with the prostate, genital blood flow, hormone levels or other genital functioning.