Sex Therapy

Our counselors are specially trained to help you with your sexual concerns – desire, pain, frequency, function, identity, trauma.

What is Sex Therapy?

Good question! Sex therapy is a commonly misunderstood area of relationship counseling. It may be helpful to think of this as being a compilation of three foci: “Christian + Sexuality + Counseling.”

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We believe that Christ designed sexuality to be a diverse and enjoyable reflection of His nature, and that sexuality is much more than the act of intercourse. Your sexuality is evident the way you esteem yourself, your desire to connect with a friend and, yes, the intimate physical expression you share with your significant other.

Because sexuality is so close to your spiritual, mental and emotional health, it can be especially devastating when past hurts, physical challenges, long-lasting compulsions, broken relationships, and shame inhibit your ability to fully enjoy sex. The trained and certified therapists at Building Intimate Marriages integrate a foundation of faith with extensive research on how relationships impact sexual functioning, and partner with you to find desirable solutions.

What is a session like?

In sessions, we aim to create a relaxing, no-expectations environment where you (and your partner) can begin to discuss topics that have been difficult at home. No two individuals or couples are exactly alike, and we are sensitive to helping you define what is “satisfying” for you. You may start to notice change after a couple of sessions or quite a few sessions – but it is important to know that this gift takes time, patience and dedication to cultivate.

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Why should I seek Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is for couples, singles, or anyone who has a concern about their sexuality.

If you feel “stuck,” frustrated, confused, or anything other than satisfied with your sex life, you may benefit from partnering with trained professionals to discuss potential for improvement. Individuals and couples may often avoid counseling due to unknown expectations; we would love to meet with you to discuss these concerns and see if Building Intimate Marriages would be a good fit for you.

What issues are typically addressed?

While clients may seek sex therapy for a variety of reasons, the following are examples of difficulty areas.

  • Low sexual desire, or conflict over different desire levels
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Unconsummated marriages
  • Vaginismus
  • Female sexual pain
  • Sexual addiction or compulsivity
  • Past sexual abuse
  • Affair recovery

Studies researching couples seeking sex therapy found 65% of those couples reported success with their treatment. While sexual issues are typically complex and require couples to actively engage in work recommended by the counselor, most couples are quite satisfied with the progress they make in developing healthy emotional and physical intimacy. Typical outcomes include both increased frequency and increased satisfaction.

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