Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counseling

It is not uncommon for people to experience sex-related challenges at some point in their lives. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with board-certification as a sex therapist, providing sex therapy to couples, individuals, and polyamorous people with diverse sexuality concerns. I am skilled in dealing with a variety of issues, including:

  • Loss of desire
  • Discrepancies in desire between couples
  • Obsessive sexual behavior (sometimes called sexual addiction)
  • Erection or ejaculation difficulties
  • Fetishism
  • Issues of gender identity
  • Issues pertaining to sexual identity and sexual orientation
  • Polyamory
  • Challenges around orgasm
  • Sexual pain for men and women
  • Vaginismus (contractions of the vagina that prevent penetration)
  • Sexuality and chronic illness
  • Sexuality and physical ability
  • Trauma
  • Paraphilias (Note: we do not work with sex offenders, but we do offer referrals)

Being highly trained in evidence-­based, couples therapy treatment modalities, and well­-versed in attachment theory, gives my clients’ relationships a better chance of being strengthened and improved by the techniques that I use as a sex and couples therapist.

Treatment at NSTA utilizes the principles of Health At Every Size®. This approach rejects the use of weight, size, or body mass indexes (BMI) as proxies for health, and refutes the myth that weight is a choice.

During my first session at NSTA, I did not know what to expect. I felt shy and awkward about exploring this territory of my life and psyche. However, I felt totally comfortable with my therapist. She helped me understand that all aspects of my life can be viewed through the lens of sexuality—that the very issues I had addressed previously in psychotherapy played out in the sexual realm. This is the most exciting, intense, and honest therapy I have ever experienced. My communication with my husband has dramatically improved, and I am more in touch with my own direction and desires in life. This is an incredibly valuable resource and one I am grateful to have in my life.


–F.S., Florence, MA

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