Sex can be difficult for couples to talk about, especially when there are intimacy issues that need to be resolved. Issues can range from sexual function, desire, drive, anxiety, and emotional concerns like past sexual trauma.
During sex therapy, couples can address concerns with licensed therapists who have extensive sexual and relationship health training.
At North Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, they have a staff of experienced and licensed therapists. We offer couples, marriage, and individual therapy to people all over the New York City metro area.
Call the office to set up an appointment or schedule a counseling session online today.
How Do I Know If I Need Sex Therapy?
If your relationship lacks intimacy, there are struggles with sexual dysfunction or any other issues that you and your partner are having difficulty communicating about, it might be time to speak to a therapist.
If you are still unsure if sex therapy is right for you, please feel free to email or call us
How Can Sex Therapy Help?
Sex therapy can help you resolve a variety of sexual issues in your relationship.
Some common reasons couples seek sex therapy:
- A Partnership With Different Desires
- Processing Past Sexual Trauma
- Exploring An Open Relationship
- Sexual Function/Dysfunction
- Inability To Control Sexual Behaviour
- Sexual Orientation Concerns
Sex therapy can provide you with the tools you need to heal and handle anything.
How Does It Work?
Together with a therapist, couples will begin by talking through their general challenges and sexual history and any background information relevant to the main issue at hand.
Initial sex therapy sessions involve discussion of concerns and creating a specific treatment plan. You will be given the tools you need to create a healthy sex life.
Your therapist may determine that sessions will work best either individually or with partners together.
As sessions move forward, you and your partner will find better ways to manage your sexual relationship in a supportive and nurturing environment.
New patients should be aware that sex therapy does not involve any type of physical contact or examination. If you need physical medical attention, you should contact your health physician.
How Long Does Sex Therapy Treatment Last?
How long your sex therapy treatment continues varies on each individual and couple. Sex therapy is often short term as most issues, and concerns are addressed quickly. Most couples typically need several sessions.
As your sessions progress and you are able to take and use your new healthy skills in your relationship, you will be able to identify and refine the concerns you’d like to continue to work on with your therapist.
What Will I Gain In Sessions?
Couples will learn ways to manage emotional issues around sex and find better ways to communicate with each other. Addressing your concerns around performance anxiety, pleasure, and sex education can help improve the sex life of couples.
Couples will often be assigned homework which could include:
- Practicing different ways of communicating
- Slowing down and practicing mindfulness during intimate encounters
- Changing the way you interact (both sexually and nonsexually)
Therapists will also check for any underlying mental health issues that might be preventing a healthy sex life between couples.
Why Choose North Brooklyn For Sex Therapy?
The therapists and counselors at North Brooklyn include New York City’s best minds. We create a safe, non-judgemental environment for patients to discuss sexual issues that can be difficult to talk about.
Education and Diverse Experience
We value education and diverse experiences when it comes to building a team of professionals to serve you.
Most all of our therapists hold a minimum of a master’s degree and are licensed in the state of New York. We promise you that we will connect you with the right professional skilled at handling your personal situation.
Our office is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. We are centrally located near both subways and a bus access point. Our location is conveniently located, allowing couples from all over the five boroughs easy access to our offices.
At North Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy, we do our best to make our rates affordable to everyone. Since most traditional insurance plans won’t cover couples counseling, we set our rate range from $75 to $175 per session based on your therapist’s experience.
We do ask that patients abide by a 48-hour cancellation policy.
Patients who are unable to attend sessions in person should know that we also offer remote sessions. Remote sessions are available through the Zoom telecommuting platform and offer safety during these unprecedented times.
Remote therapy can also be a way for patients to feel more comfortable speaking to a therapist in their own space.