Sex Therapy

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of talk therapy that involves the therapist working with an individual or a couple in an office setting. Sex therapists frequently treat clients with desire, arousal, performance, and satisfaction issues. They also counsel patients who have experienced sexual trauma or abuse, or who are struggling with gender identity or sexual orientation issues, sexual pain, or sexual compulsions or addiction.

People are often shy about addressing their sexual concerns. Dr. Zeising helps to create a safe and supportive environment so that you can express your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental atmosphere. As your sex therapist, she provides accurate information about sexuality from a biopsychosocial model. Her goal is to assist people in gaining a deeper understanding of their own sexuality and how it affects their lives and their relationships. The process of sex therapy can help individuals and couples learn how to communicate their sexual needs and desires to deepen their sexual lives. With a more fulfilling sex life, you can have a more satisfying quality of life overall.

The Sex Therapist

Certified sex therapists are mental health professionals who are trained to provide in-depth psychotherapy and have specialized training in treating clients with sexual issues and concerns. To obtain certification as a Sex Therapist, Dr. Zeising completed rigorous training and supervision through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She is able to address both simple sexual concerns and is prepared to provide comprehensive and extensive psychotherapy over an extended period of time in more complex cases. Some therapists may work with sexual issues or call themselves sex therapists, but they do not have certification through AASECT. Being a certified sex therapist, you can be assured that Dr. Zeising has had training and experience in a wide range of sexual issues and is able to properly diagnose and treat sexual
concerns.

What kinds of problems can sex therapy help address?

  • Establishing realistic sexual goals for yourself and your relationship
  • Feeling bored with your sex life
  • Coping with illness and its effects on sexuality
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Difficulty performing during sex
  • Sexual addiction or compulsion
  • Pain during sex
  • Discomfort with your body image
  • Coping with changes in your body and sexual life as you age
  • Sex after giving birth
  • Difficulty relaxing and enjoying sex
  • Having questions about your sexual orientation
  • Intimacy and communication issues effecting your sexuality
  • Coping with a sexually transmitted disease
  • Questions about sex and you don’t know who to ask