Psychotherapy that helps people overcome their sexual problems.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of psychotherapy which helps people overcome their sexual problems. Therapy that clearly explains scientific information about how sex works with respect to our bodies is often very successful.

This includes working on cultural misconceptions on how sex should look and feel. However, most of the time the process of addressing problems requires a deeper exploration of the background issues and creating strategies to overcome them. Often, sex therapy is the first time that people try to find a way to communicate about their problems – the therapist is there to create a safe space for it and to facilitate communication, along with giving practical advice during every step. The sex therapist can also help with strategies for finding partners for people who are shy and/or don’t connect easily. Sex therapy also provides help and support for individuals with unusual sexual interests and offers a deeper understanding of identity issues.

What to expect in sex therapy

  • Getting to know client/clients during the first session.

  • Exploring the following three questions:

    1.  Which past events may be affecting the client’s current sex life?
    2. What made the client decide to ask for help now?
    3. What is keeping them stuck?
       
  • Choosing one or a combination of the following three paths for structuring the therapeutic healing process:

    1. Working through the past – examining developmental sources of distress. This is for individuals who did not resolve the trauma cycle, eg. leaving the past behind.

    2. Working in the here and now – this is mostly for people who need to understand the meaning of the symptoms in their ongoing relationships and to learn how to overcome them. It often includes learning new skills in negotiating their needs and conflict prevention/resolution. Each partner becomes more aware and empathic of the other’s emotional and sexual needs through the therapist’s encouragement and appropriate challenges.

    3. Working with the future – this is for people who don’t have much experience but want to achieve specific goals.

– This form of therapy does not include touch.

– Most sessions include homework for the client.

– Recommendations will be made for books and websites that are relevant to the client’s issues.

Duration of therapy process

Most sexual problems can be significantly improved within a few months of sessions spaced weekly or every other week.

Sessions and costs

Sessions are held in my office, or via secure video chat and through E-mails. E-mails are especially convenient for very shy people and may lead to face-to-face sessions later.

  • Sessions for individuals are 50 minutes long and cost 80 €.
  • Sessions with more than one person are 90 minutes long and cost 100 €.
  • E-mails cost 20 €.

The fee is to be paid in cash before the session. Other payment methods can be arranged.

I offer 50% discount for people who live in Ex-Yugoslavian countries and work with me via secure video chat.

Health Insurance

The German public health insurance system (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) does not cover my services. I am however certified as a “Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie” and my services are covered by some private insurances. Please confirm this with your individual insurer.

Cancellation Policy

Please provide 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your session. Without proper notice you will be required to pay for the missed session.

Benefits of sex therapy

  • Reducing anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy
  • Creating happier and healthier interactions with your partner(s)
  •  Learning and trying new enjoyable things
  • Getting more in tune and connected with your body
  • Spending more time truly connecting to your partner
  • Overcoming cultural differences for people with different backgrounds

Issues addressed by sex therapy

  • Fears around lack of sexual experience
  • Loss of desire and arousal difficulties
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation problems such as rapid or delayed ejaculation
  • Sexual health issues
  • Jealousy & envy
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors (formerly labeled as sex-addictions)
  • Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse) and vaginismus ( involuntary muscle spasm that prevents vaginal penetration)
  • Sexual orientation questions or insecurities
  • Compulsive use of pornography
  • Orgasmic or anorgasmic problems
  • Sexual phobias or aversions
  • Asexuality
  • Unusual sexual interests
  • Concerns around kink or kink discordance
  • Sexual abuse or assault
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