Sex Therapy therapists in West Hollywood, California CA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, CST
Ken is one of only several gay male identified AASECT Certified Sex Therapists in Los Angeles County, and one of the few gay men's specialist sex therapists in the United States today. He has over 30 years experience providing couples therapy and relationship coaching, with a specialization in gay male couples and gay male polycules. He has an additional clinical services Certification in Consensual Non-Monogamy and Polyamorous Relationships/Families from the Sexual Health Alliance. He is an AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) Certified Sex Therapist, trained under David Ley, PhD, Heather McPherson, LMFT, and Michael Vigorito, LMFT, of the Sexual Health Alliance.
32 Years Experience
Sex therapy is a form of counseling intended to help individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxiety or relationship problems. I support couples in restoring trust, rebuilding intimacy, and reigniting healthy, passionate sex. Some choose to attend sessions alone; others bring their partner with them. Session frequency and length usually depend on the client and the type of problem being addressed. Sexual health is an essential part of overall emotional and physical well-being. But if you’re experiencing a sexual problem, the last thing you probably want to do is talk about it. However, you aren't alone! 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction. Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that also takes into account possible physical problems. For this reason (among others), sex therapy requires special training. When a couple comes in with a sexual problem, we try to figure out how each of them could be contributing to the issue. We examine what is going on, gradually interpret this in the context of their sexual history/experiences, tease apart cultural/societal influences, and come up with solutions Sex therapy utilizes a variety of approaches to treat sexual dysfunction. In addition to the techniques outlined by Masters and Johnson, sex therapy includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion-based therapy, and couples communication techniques. It’s important to know that sex therapy sessions do not involve any physical contact or sexual activity. I usually assign “homework”—practical activities that clients are expected to complete in the privacy of their own home.
11 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Sex therapy is a type of talk therapy that’s designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting sexual satisfaction. The goal of sex therapy is to help people move past physical and emotional challenges to have a satisfying relationship and pleasurable sex life.
7 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, SAP
I have years of experience in the area of sex education, addressing inappropriate sexual behaviors as well as with providing resources.
25 Years Experience
For many people sex is not an easy subject to discuss, even with their therapist. I make it easy and comfortable. I offer sex therapy or sex counseling or coaching, depending on what you are looking for. Maybe there has been sexual abuse we need to process? Or maybe you have identity concerns? Or maybe you do not feel satisfied in your sexual relationships? Or maybe you have never had sex and are worried about it? Or maybe you want to reach greater levels of intimacy and sexual satisfaction? We can work with all of this and more as part of sex therapy, and address any other types of personal, life or relationship issues. Let's have a 15-30 minute complimentary session and find out if I am the right therapist or coach for you. I am looking forward to meeting with you by phone, video, or in-person here in Boulder, Colorado.
16 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Ropes, and whips, and chains...oh my! No matter your sexual preferences, most of us grew up in a culture where our sexuality was shamed. As adults, we may feel embarrassed or "wrong" for even having sexual desires. Discovering who you are sexually, comes with its own unique anxieties and challenges. Sex is complex; it can be an ecstatic source of joy and pleasure and it can also be a source of boredom, pain, and heartache. A lack of education around sex may prevent you from understanding how your body experiences pleasure. It takes courage to explore your likes, dislikes, and fantasies. There are also relational risks that come with communicating our preferences. How will our wishes be received? Will we be rejected or accepted? Beyond knowing how you like to express yourself sexually, there are also deeper questions we might ask, like, what is the meaning and role of sex in your life? Why do you have sex? How does trust, safety, and security influence your sex life? Therapy is place you can explore these questions, develop more intimacy with yourself, and work through any uncomfortable or confusing feelings surrounding sex. Call or email me today to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.
3 Years Experience
Psychologist, Ph.D., Certified Anger Management Trainer
I have been a psychologist, marriage therapist and coach for many years and truly enjoy helping people find ways to overcome life challenges in their personal life, workplace, and relationships. I see myself as a teacher as well as a therapist.
41 Years Experience
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ph.D.
We have been practicing AASECT Certified Sex Counseling for over 30 years. We have used psychoeducational, classical and the new evidence based theories and techniques to help hundreds of people locally, nationally and internationally.
44 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
I have helped several clients with stress and depression related to sexual issues
Counseling Center for Sexual Health specializes in sex therapy in Westlake Village and caters to the entire continuum of sexually-related issues. With a specialized focus on sexual addiction treatment, we offer compassionate and empathic services in a safe, confidential environment.
26 Years Experience