"Sexual health is a part of our humanity. It encompasses the wellness of our physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing; it is not merely the absence of disease and dysfunction. It can be a healthy part of human connection and growth." - World Health Organization
Our sexual health, in my opinion, is the most important indicator of our mental, physical, social, and emotional health.
Sex therapy is a form of counseling intended to help individuals and couples resolve sexual difficulties, such as performance anxiety or relationship problems. Clients generally meet in the therapist’s office. 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. It’s normal for clients to feel anxious when seeing a sex therapist, especially for the first time. Many people have trouble talking about sex at all, so discussing it with a stranger may feel awkward. However, most sex therapists recognize this and try to make their clients feel comfortable. Often, they start with questions about the client’s health and sexual background, sex education, beliefs about sex, and the client’s specific sexual concerns.
It’s important to know that sex therapy sessions do not involve any physical contact or sexual activity among clients and therapists. Clients who feel uncomfortable with any aspect of therapy should speak up or stop seeing that particular therapist.
Couples/Ethical Non-Monogamy Therapy and Coaching
Couples/Ethical Non-Monogamy therapy is a form of psychological therapy used to treat relationship distress for both individuals and couples. The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The reasons for distress can include poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders. The focus of couples therapy is to identify dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to create and implement a treatment plan designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms and restore the relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning. Couples/Ethical Non-Monogamy therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties.
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Individual therapy, sometimes called "psychotherapy" or "counseling" is a process where clients sit one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Clients will make an appointment to explore specific problems that are keeping them in a "survival state" rather than "living fully" and experiencing life as it is designed to be lived.
*Use of medical insurance is approved for this specific service type
Concierge Counseling and Coaching
Do you have a demanding work schedule or an affluent lifestyle requiring an additional level of confidentiality?
Do traditional waiting rooms create immobilizing anxiety?
The Essentials offers concierge counseling as a means to create additional confidentiality for those needing a therapist that meets you where you are. We offer in-home and online therapy allowing you to remain in the privacy of your own home or office while working on your personal healing and goals.
All concierge clients must meet in-person and in-office for an initial consultation.
Special accommodations can be made to ensure additional privacy if needed upon request.
*Pricing is determined based on need & hours of operation are subject to personal requests and conversations.