Regarding sexual functioning, I see clients for a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to the following:
- Low sexual desire
- Sexual difficulties within a relationship
- Erectile difficulties
- Difficulties with orgasm
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Sexual difficulties related to illness or medical treatment
- Sexual difficulties related to trauma
Clients also come to me for sexuality concerns other than sexual functioning. They may have questions about sex and sexuality in general, or they may want assistance with specific concerns, such as re-entering the dating scene after a relationship ends.
I can also provide emotional support and a nonjudgmental environment for exploration of issues related to sexual orientation, such as clarifying feelings, coping with rejection and stigma, and so on. However, I do not provide “reparative” or “conversion” therapy related to either gender identity or sexual orientation. For more information about the American Psychological Association’s position on the ethics of these practices, please consult http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/just-the-facts.aspx?item=3.
I am currently working toward certification as a sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, or AASECT. I have completed the necessary coursework and training through the Sexual Health Certificate Program at University of Michigan’s Department of Social Work. I am now completing the supervised clinical hours necessary to apply for sex therapy certification. For more information about my credentials, please feel free to ask!