Couples Therapy Areas of Expertise...

 

  • Sex Addiction 

  • Sexual Performance Issues

  •  Infidelity

  • Communication

  • Grief/Loss of a Child

What Is and How to Treat Different Types of Sex

and Infidelity Issues?

Types of Infidelity...

Emotional

  • An emotional affair can be defined as: "A relationship between a person and someone other than (their) spouse (or lover) that affects the level of intimacy,emotional distance and overall dynamic balance in the marriage. 

Sexual

  • Voluntary sexual intercourse between a comimited or married person and someone other than his or her spouse.

Sex Therapy Addresses

  • Sex Drive

  • Functioning

  • Desire For Intimacy

  • Pre-Mature Ejaculation

  • Sex Anxiety 

 

Sex Therapy helps to treat emotionally driven sexual issues and maintaining a healthy and

fulfilling sex life.  

What is Sex Addiction...

  • An individual experiences recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, or sexual behaviors

  • The time spent engaging in sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors consistently interferes with other important activities and obligations

  • Sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors occur in response to dysphoric mood states (anxiety, depression, boredom, irritability) or stressful life events

  • An individual engages in consistent but unsuccessful efforts to control or reduce their sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors

  • An individual engages in sexual behaviors while disregarding the potential for physical or emotional harm to self or others

  • The frequency or intensity of sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause significant personal distress or impairment

Causes

  • Engaging in Hypersexual behaviors as a coping skill causing negative impact on life functioning such as work, marriage and relationships with the purpose of relieve stress or other issues maladaptively. 

    • Some research has shown a link between hypersexuality and depressive symptoms. Several theories offer explanations for this link. For example, people may avoid difficult emotions such as sadness or shame and seek temporary relief by engaging in sexual behavior. Sexual cravings, therefore, can mask other issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress.

  •  Hypersexuality becomes problematic when it causes significant distress to an individual, or puts them at risk of harming themselves or someone else.

Treatments​​

  • Rebuilding relationships

  • Managing stress

  • Identifying triggers for sexual thoughts or compulsive sexual behaviors

  • Finding alternative behaviors that are less destructive