Many people have sexual problems, worries, or concerns. A sex therapist is someone who has specialized training to talk comfortably and specifically about these concerns.
A sex therapist certification by AASECT ensures that the therapist has a graduate degree in a counseling-related field, many hours of specialized training and supervision in sex therapy, many years of experience, and the highest of ethical standards.
What to expect from Sex Therapy
A sex therapist will ask a client to describe what particular problem he is struggling with; she may ask detailed questions to get a clear understanding of how, when, and why he may experience a problem. A sex therapist can help the client feel comfortable talking about an area that is often difficult. A client may talk with a sex therapist individually, or with a partner or spouse. The therapist will want to gather a broad understanding of the problem by learning about the client's history and about his relationships. The client's concerns are completely confidential and are treated with sensitivity, concern, and professionalism. After the initial anxiety of meeting with a sex therapist, many people find tremendous relief and reward.
Some of the areas sex therapists are trained to help with are lack of desire, orgasmic difficulty, pelvic pain disorders, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory difficulty, sexually compulsive behaviors, sexual identity problems, or sexually traumatic histories.