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What is sex therapy?

Most people trained in the US in mental health get very little training in sexuality and sexual issues. Certified sex therapists' training extensively focuses on the physiological, psychological, emotional and relational processes that are a part of human sexuality. Sex therapy is most useful when a problem is complex, or requires a significant shift in internal or interpersonal dynamics.

 

AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) is the certifying body in the US for sex therapists.

 

Some techniques used in Sex Therapy:

  • Mindfulness

  • Systemic Sex Therapy

  • Individual sex therapy

  • Sensate focus

  • Assertiveness & Communication training

  • Behavioral Interventions