Exploring the relationship between
mental and sexual health
Sex Therapy is a form of talk therapy that is used to address medical, psychological, psychosomatic, and interpersonal difficulties that are impacting a client’s sexual satisfaction. Mental health professionals who are trained in sex therapy will use their expertise to help determine the root cause of a variety of sexual difficulties.
Therapeutic modalities to assist with sexual health
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Couples talk therapy
- Mindfulness techniques
- Interpersonal counseling
- Psychodynamic interventions
- Psychoeducational sessions to improve sexual wellbeing
An open discussion with a therapist trained in sexual health is a great first step to gaining confidence and happiness in your sexuality. This may be the first time you have discussed personal issues regarding sex with a provider but rest-assured, they have experience working with many clients. They have access to evidence-based techniques which can positively impact not only your relationships but your sense of self-esteem.