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At One-Eighty Counseling


Sex Therapy


We Specialize In:

Sex Therapy
Faith Based Therapy
CBT | DBT | Play Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapy
Substance Abuse Counseling
Trauma therapy (EMDR | TFCBT)

What is Sex Therapy?

Simply put, sex therapy refers to talk therapy that addresses any concern or issue regarding sexual health.

Sex therapy is a specific area within the larger context of traditional psychotherapy with a therapist that has specific training in all areas of sexual health.  This includes focusing on more sensitive topics concerning to individuals, couples, survivors of sexual trauma, LGBTQ clients, teenagers, and adults at all phases of life.

These topics can include:

  • sexual function/ dysfunction (pain, desire level, arousal, orgasm)
  • sexual orientation and identity
  • gender identity/ dysphoria
  • relationship dynamics
  • affair recovery
  • intimacy/ connection
  • compulsive sexual behaviors (sometimes referred to as sex addiction)
  • sexual trauma
  • past childhood sexual abuse
  • issues related to infertility, childbirth, post-partum
  • sexuality and aging
  • healthy sexual development and expression
  • sexuality and spirituality

Typically, when meeting with a sex therapist, the first few sessions are spent getting to know you and understanding your problem.  We will explore your psycho- social background and family dynamics.  Special emphasis will be placed on your sexual history, including how you learned about sexuality, and how you developed your sexual values and your sexual behaviors to date.  The trained sex therapist, with your input, will develop an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Sex therapy is usually short term. However, when necessary, the sex therapist will work with you to resolve long term underlying issues which may be interfering with free expression of sexuality and overall sexual health. Sex therapy is appropriate for individuals and couples. 

Often, concerns with sexual health are present alongside other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, marital/ relationship issues, self-esteem, etc.  Sex therapy can be a helpful addition that is incorporated into your overall mental health needs.

Please keep in mind that because of the nature of sex therapy, there is much emphasis on creating a warm, comfortable, safe, and nonjudgmental environment for you to explore these concerns.

Developed by Allison Ernest, LMFT using various resources such as,,,