To be human is to be sexual. Sexuality is an integral part of human development.
I began doing couples therapy about 10 years ago. I’m recently certified by AASECT as of 2019. I decided to go into Sex and Couples Therapy because I noticed a need for clients to achieve life satisfaction and happiness through connection with their partners and spouses, related to sexuality, intimacy and passion. Having been through couples therapy myself I saw great value and growth in the work.
An important fact, which studies show, is when fathers have close relationships with their daughters, meaning they are present and available as Dads when their daughters begin menstruating, dating, and becoming sexually active, statistically speaking, these women have higher rates of income, education, career satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and life satisfaction.
In this “Me Too” world we now live in, it is important to educate young men about consent and appropriate boundaries for the well-being of women and men, as well as transgendered people.
Sex and Couples Therapy addresses a myriad of problems including substance abuse, trauma, relational anxiety, individual anxiety, depression, differences in desire levels, sex addiction, infidelity, disabilities, illness, sexual identity, sexual orientation and who we love, gender identity and more; even problems related to privilege. These are among the critical topics that, by and large, are missing from our national conversation. Sex and Couples Therapy is the way to address them.
If we want something better, the only way through is through. In order to get to the other side, we must challenge ourselves and our biases. The payoff is well worth it. In the United States, the national average for couples to meet their goals in Couples Therapy is 16 sessions. Even when paying out-of-pocket, that value in my practice today is less than $2500. For Sex Therapy, the national average is less than 16 sessions.
Quite commonly, I’m hearing from young people that their parents reject them and who they love if the couple is the same gender or if they individual identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, questioning or unsure. That breaks my heart. The rate of suicidal ideation for the LGBTQ population is nearly 48% in Massachusetts. Actual suicidal attempts are at 25% vs. 11% in the general population. That is more than double and those are alarming numbers.
These are among the critical issues getting addressed in Sex and Couples Therapy. These preventable problems touch us all. Whether we want to admit it or not, sex is political affecting us all every day, in every way, so let’s get the next chapter of your story started. Reach out today!