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Our areas of expertise include sexual concerns and difficulties, infidelity, sexual abuse, trauma, kink an poly explorations, and gender identity issues.

Learn more about our sex therapy services in Edmonton and how we can help you.

What Is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals who are dealing with sexual challenges or want to improve their relationships. It is particularly helpful for those who struggle with a lack of arousal, painful intercourse, or other sexual dysfunctions. Sex therapy is talk therapy designed to help individuals and couples achieve sexual satisfaction by exploring physical, psychological, and emotional factors contributing to sexual challenges.

The goal of a sex therapist is to help the person or couple address these issues in order to experience a more fulfilling sex life. Sex therapy does not require the participation of both partners – some may benefit from individual sessions, while others may find couples therapy more helpful.

 

*Please note that sex therapy does not involve sexual contact with clients.

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Different Types of Sex Therapy Approaches

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Couples therapy

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy

  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Psychoeducation around sexual health

Although sex therapy resembles talk therapy, it often includes other therapeutic modalities.

If your sexual concerns are related to a medical issue, your sex therapist may recommend that you also work with a physician to manage any health issues and necessary medication.

Improve Your Relationship

Sex is not always at the core of the relationship and marital issues, but often it can be a unique challenge that can be detrimental to your relationship.

If you are committed to improving your relationship and intimacy, we can improve your relationship and help you overcome sexual hurdles.

By combining sex therapy with our marriage and relationship counseling, we can help inspire you and your partner to improve your sex life and strengthen your connection.

Common Reasons to Come to Therapy for Intimacy Issues or Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is a specialized way of treating sexual concerns from a psychological perspective.

Here are some common reasons to come to therapy for intimacy and sexual issues:

Sexual Dysfunction

Individuals who experience sexual dysfunction can benefit from working with a sex therapist in Edmonton.

While sexual dysfunction is an umbrella term to describe a multitude of sexual difficulties, some common ones include:

  • Delayed or premature ejaculation
  • Erectile disorder
  • Female orgasmic disorder
  • Female arousal/sexual interest disorder
  • Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder
  • Substance/medication-induced sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction can cause low confidence, sexual performance anxiety, a lack of interest in sex, painful intercourse, and the inability to become aroused or reach orgasm.

Sex therapy can help individuals overcome these challenges to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling sex life!

Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma can also interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy intimacy and sex.

By combining sex-positive techniques with trauma-based therapy, sex therapy can be effective in helping individuals work through their trauma-related sexual dysfunction.

However, those with a history of sexual trauma may initially need individual therapy to work through their struggles and issues before they are ready to explore their sexual needs.

Other Common Reasons to See a Sex Therapist

Sex therapy is not reserved only for those with sexual dysfunction.

Here are some other common reasons that individuals seek the help of a sex therapist:

  • General Anxiety and Stress Regarding Sex: A preoccupation with worries or feeling generally stressed out about sex.
  • Mismatched Desires: You and your partner do not share the same amount of frequency of sexual desires.
  • Body Image and Self-Esteem: Issues around sex can challenge an individual’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
  • Life Circumstances: Children, aging, medical issues, or major life changes like a new job or relocating.

A sex therapist can support you when it comes to any issues related to sex.

Our Featured Services

Why Choose Insight Psychological Edmonton for Sex Therapy?

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Sex therapy is one of our primary areas of specialty at Insight Psychological!

This is why we have AASECT-certified therapists with specializations in this area who are ready to assist you.

Contact us today or book your appointment online to access therapist availability when it is convenient for you.

Dr. Cory Hrushka

Edmonton South, Online, Corporate Services, Sherwood Park

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Assessments

Cindy Gaffney

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Laurie Roberts

Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Phillip Hau

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online, Corporate Services

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Veronica Del Peral Ramos

Online, Edmonton West, Edmonton South

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Heidi Erisman

Edmonton North, Online, Corporate Services, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Ronald Carver

Online, Edmonton South, Corporate Services, Sherwood Park

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Sexuality

Cynthia Mikolas

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community

Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community

Jessica Nelson

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Meghan Odsen

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Doris Kieser

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Simarjit Gill

Online, Edmonton North

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Couples

Chantelle Owen

Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Selina Kanagasuriam

Edmonton Central, Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Sexuality

Karen Pérez Cruz

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online, Edmonton North

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Tara Hughes

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Rume Dedekuma

Calgary, Online, Edmonton South

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Calvin Schlosser

Edmonton Central, Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Brittany Malo

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.