Increase Sexual Intimacy
Increase Sexual Connection
Heal Porn/Sex Addiction
Sexual Performance Anxiety
Heal Sexual Abuse
Sex therapy often gets misunderstood. Quite often we carry a compartmentalized view of sex and think of it as a purely physical drive. However, from a holistic perspective, sex connects to our cognitive, emotional, and spiritual body as well. For that reason, approaches to sex therapy need to be holistic where the multi-layers of the onion get peeled in order to understand what might be going on at the physical level.
Explore the Layers of Your Sexual Being
We all yearn for connection. We long to bond with others on an emotional and sometimes a physical level. While sex is not the only form of intimacy, it can be a body-mind-spirit avenue to get closer to ourselves and others.
Sometimes our unique stories and the systems built around us make it challenging for us to carry our sexuality in a healthy, loving, and enjoyable way. We may hide shame about our sexual orientation, struggle to communicate our desires, or feel uncomfortable in our own skin. We may not even want to talk about sex, always setting the topic aside or avoiding it at all costs.
Whether you want to address specific sexual challenges, become more intimate with your partner, or learn how to love your sexual self, we can help.
Sex can be a scary and complicated subject for many of us, but it doesn’t have to be. We are here to help you peel off the layers of your sexual being so you can embrace beauty at the intersection of wellness, pleasure, and connection.
Ready to get started? Call us at 786.571.4636 or book an appointment.
What Is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is a form of psychotherapy focused on addressing concerns related to sexual identity, orientation, function, and intimacy problems, and sexual trauma.
Sex therapy is an effective form of treatment for individuals at any age. The goal is to support you to:
Address shame, fear, or stigmas around sex
Explore your sexual identity and orientation
Uncover issues behind sexual concerns
Heal from sexual trauma
Love yourself and your body
Learn new ways to boost intimacy
Improve sexual performance
Embrace your sexuality with confidence, curiosity, and joy
Also, sex therapy does not involve any form of sexual activity or intimacy with the therapist. Sex therapy works the same as traditional talk therapy, just with a different focus.
Do I Need Sex Therapy?
The social stigma around some gender identities, sexual behaviors, and orientations can interfere with how we perceive our sexuality. It can also affect how we sexually engage with others and our capacity to love ourselves. Couple that with the stigma around therapy in general, and you have a tricky combo.
We understand that discussing sex with others, particularly with someone you don’t know, can be terrifying. Yet sex therapists are mental health professionals with the knowledge and tools to help you—all within a confidential and judgment-free environment.
Now, you don’t need to experience sexual difficulties to come to sex therapy. If you are simply curious or looking to explore the intricacies of your sexuality, our door is wide open.
Still, sex therapy is particularly beneficial for the following issues:
Stress, anxiety, or dissatisfaction around sex
Difficulty with sexual performance, arousal, or orgasms
Lack of sexual desire or alignment problems (e.g., not having the same “fire” or timing as your partner)
Changes to sex life due to a significant life event (e.g., newborn, health condition)
Challenges related to gender identity or sexual orientation
Self-esteem and body image issues
Addiction to sex or porn
Sexual trauma or abuse*
*Your safety is our priority. If you experience sexual abuse, contact the domestic violence hotline (1.800.799.7233) or visit its website for more resources.
How Can Sex Therapy Help Me?
Sex therapy can help you navigate a broad spectrum of sexual challenges, including:
Women’s Sexual Wellness
Women may go through particular conditions that may prevent them from experiencing their sexuality or engaging in sexual activity with others. These include female orgasmic disorder, female sexual interest/arousal disorder, pelvic pain/penetration disorder, post-partum depression, and infertility. Sex therapy can help women address these and other concerns to achieve sexual wellness.
Sexual dysfunctions are recurring problems with sexual functioning, desire, or pain that affect your ability to have sex. Some of the disorders mentioned above qualify as women’s sexual dysfunctions. Men’s dysfunctions include erectile disorder and premature or delayed ejaculation. Sex therapy can support you to delve into your beliefs, thoughts, and emotions around sex and uncover how they may connect with your sexual ailments.
Sex and Porn Addiction
Compulsive behaviors like sex or pornographic addiction can damage your relationships, daily activities, and well-being. Although they may provide brief relief and satisfaction, these addictions can worsen over time, potentially harming yourself and others. Sex therapy helps you identify patterns, discover what’s underneath these behaviors, and determine the appropriate course of action to start healing.
Sexual Performance Anxiety
If you feel excessively preoccupied before, during, or after sex, you may be suffering from sexual performance anxiety. Some may lack confidence due to inexperience or body shame issues, while others may worry about meeting their partner’s expectations (and vice versa). Sex therapy can provide a safe space to open up about these distressing feelings and learn strategies for a delightful sex life.
Self-Esteem and Body Image Issues
The way we regard ourselves and our bodies can impact how we navigate sex. Self-judgment, peer perception, shame, and unhealthy comparisons can all play a big part, making us feel disconnected. Sex therapy can guide you to reconnect with yourself and your body so you can align with your partner.
You may want to enter alternative lifestyles such as polyamory, swinging, or BDSM—Bondage and Discipline (BD), Dominance and Submission (DS), Sadism and Masochism (SM). While some can manage these relationships, others may need support in the process. Sex therapy can help you understand these alternatives, discuss your goals and expectations with your partner, and set safe dynamics.
Sex Therapy at Love Discovery Institute
Here at Love Discovery Institute, we care about you, your relationships, and your sexual wellness. We offer premium sex therapy, couple therapy, and individual therapy services to adults in Miami, Coral Gables, Brickell, and Miami Beach. We also treat people all across Florida through telehealth.
Our licensed therapists specialize in various therapeutic approaches, such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and others.
The road to intimacy, pleasure, and self-love can have many twists and turns. But we will embark on this journey with you.
Let’s work together to access the rewarding life you long for.
Interested? Contact Us!
If you are ready to get started with sex therapy, make an appointment with any of our sex therapists today.
Still unsure about how we can help? Call us at 786.571.4636 for a free 20-minute consult.
We are here to support you.
Sexual Performance Anxiety
Get out of your head and regain your sexual confidence.
Sexual performance anxiety is the state of being anxious before, during, and/or after sex. This can lead to chronic physiological conditions and keep us from enjoying sex with our partners.