Sex Therapy Denver
Sex Therapists in Denver Colorado
We are here to help you experience an authentic, full, pleasurable, and satisfying sex life.
Sex therapy is a form of counseling intended to help couples and individuals resolve sexual difficulties or dysfunctions. Talking about sex is difficult for many people, while talking about marriage intimacy concerns may be even more challenging. Sexuality is an inherent, vital, and valuable part of our lives. However, it is a topic we commonly keep in the dark and inundate with shame.
It is the mission of Denver Couples & Sex Therapy Colorado to shed light on the beauty of our intimate beings and provide the compassion, knowledge, and insight needed to care for the broad range of psychological, physiological, and cultural factors that contribute to sexual health.
- Is your relationship missing the close feelings and fun in bed you wish for?
- Do you want to learn how to enjoy your sex life more?
- Do you want to feel more free and connected with yourself?
- Do you wish for more sex and playful times?
- Does your relationship need some excitement?
- Are getting older or health issues stopping you from having a good sex life with close feelings?
Are marriage responsibilities getting in the way of your intimate connection?
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What is sex therapy?
Sex therapy is a specialized type of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing concerns related to sexual health, behavior, and relationships. It provides a safe and confidential space for individuals and couples to explore their issues and concerns with a trained professional.
These may include but are not limited to sexual performance anxiety, low sex drive, pain during sex, issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity, concerns about sexual interests or behaviors, sexual trauma, and problems with intimate communication or intimacy in relationships or marriage.
Through a combination of therapeutic techniques, our sex therapists help clients to understand and resolve their sexual challenges, improve their sexual health and satisfaction, and enhance their relationships.
The goal of sex counseling is not only to alleviate specific sexual issues but also to promote positive sexual attitudes and behaviors, thereby improving your overall quality of life.
who can benefit from sex therapy?
At our Denver, Colorado-based sex therapy clinic, we welcome individuals from all walks of life who may be facing challenges in their sexual well-being.
Sex counseling can benefit those struggling with sexual performance, issues around desire, intimacy concerns, or navigating non-traditional sexual lifestyles. It’s also a valuable resource for individuals recovering from sexual trauma, grappling with sexual addictions, or confronting sexual issues related to aging or chronic illness.
Our team also provides comprehensive support for individuals dealing with body image concerns related to sex; struggling with the intersection of sexuality and religion or sexuality and religious trauma; or exploring their sexual or gender identity, including those identifying as asexual.
Our professional, empathetic, and highly qualified therapists are here to support and guide you towards improved sexual health and satisfaction, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status, or the specific sexual concerns you’re currently facing.
We’re dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment where all clients can feel comfortable addressing their sexual concerns.
Sex therapy may be helpful for those navigating:
- Performance Anxiety
- Ejaculation-Related Issues including Premature or Delayed Ejaculation
- Orgasm Difficulties or Difficulty Experiencing Pleasure
- Sexual Desire & Libido
- Painful Sex
- Intimacy after Infidelity
- Kink or BDSM
- Ethical Non-Monogamy
- Erotic Conflicts
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Identity
- Problematic Sexual Behaviors
- Sex Addiction
- Porn Addiction
- Sexual Abuse or Trauma
- Aging & Sexuality
- Chronic Pain or Illness & Sexuality
- Body Image & Sex
- Religious Trauma
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SEX THERAPY CAN BE BENEFICIAL FOR INDIVIDUALS OR RELATIONSHIPS REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR FAITH. OUR THERAPISTS ARE SEX POSITIVE, NON-JUDGEMENTAL PROFESSIONALS WITH EXPERTISE WORKING WITH:
- The LGBTQIA+ Community
- Ethical Non-Monogamy including Polyamory, Swinging, Relationship Anarchy, Friends with Benefits, Random Hookups, or Stranger Sex
- The Kink and BDSM Community
- Sex Workers or Individuals Participating in Erotic Labor
- Religion, Faith, and Spirituality
- Different Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Backgrounds
Sex counseling can offer numerous benefits to individuals and couples seeking to enhance their sexual well-being. It provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to explore and address various sexual concerns, leading to improved sexual satisfaction, intimate relationships, and overall quality of life.
Through sex therapy, individuals can gain a better understanding of their sexual desires, behaviors, and identities, and learn strategies to manage sexual issues such as performance anxiety, desire discrepancy, or difficulties with orgasm.
For couples or multi-partner relationships, sex therapy can foster open, honest communication about sexual needs and desires, helping to resolve conflicts and strengthen their intimate connection.
People recovering from sexual trauma can find healing and regain power in their sexuality through therapy. In addition, it can help those struggling with sexual addictions, gender identity issues, or navigating non-traditional sexual lifestyles.
The benefits of sex therapy are limitless but commonly include:
- Rebuilding sexual desire, arousal, and pleasure
- Developing a positive relationship with your body, sensation, and pleasure
- Reclaiming your sexual, gender, and relationship identity
- Developing and embrace a true, authentic, and sacred sexual self
- Understanding your erotic template and sexual blueprint
- Learning to enjoy your sex life⎻ free of guilt and shame
- Understanding and decreasing or managing pain associated with sex
- Understanding and decreasing or managing erectile dysfunction, ejaculation-related issues, or performance anxiety
- Understanding and managing problematic sexual behaviors
- Navigating changes in sexuality with aging and/or chronic pain/illness
- Healing from sexual abuse/trauma
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At Denver Couples & Sex Therapy, it is our heart to foster an environment of openness, non-judgement, and safety to help our clients establish and live a sex positive narrative.
Many individuals grew up learning about sex from the media, culture, and friends without any formal sex education beyond the importance of abstinence.
Early interactions with sex commonly involve shame around self-pleasure, pressure to avoid unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, and fear-based avoidance of innate desires and needs.
With this background, it makes sense how so many struggle to explore, develop, and celebrate their sexual self. Instead, many individuals experience:
- Difficulty discussing their sexual desire, interests, issues, concerns, fantasies, or needs
- A lack of sexual desire, arousal, or pleasure
- Unsatisfactory solo or partnered sex
Sex positivity is a perspective that embraces and promotes an open, healthy, and affirmative approach to sexuality. It upholds the principle that all consensual sexual activities are fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages the exploration of sexual desires and identities free from shame and stigma.
This perspective recognizes that sexuality is a natural and integral part of human life, varying across individuals in terms of desires, practices, identities, and orientations.
Sex positivity fosters an open dialogue about sexual health and education, helping individuals to develop a deeper understanding of their own sexuality and to respect the sexual choices of others. It encourages self-awareness, consent, safety, and mutual respect in all sexual engagements.
Ultimately, a sex-positive attitude fosters improved sexual health, stronger relationships, and greater overall well-being.
Sex positivity embraces the idea that all consensual, pleasurable sex is good! It is the practice of replacing shame and judgment with freedom and allowing ourselves to live with sexual authenticity and permission. At Denver Couples & Sex Therapy, our therapists practice sex-positivity by encouraging our clients to:
- Prioritize a healthy sex life
- Develop a positive relationship with their body, body image, and genitals
- Allow for pleasure and enjoyment of sensations in the body
- Advocate for sexual wants, needs, and boundaries
- Explore fantasies, kinks, and sexual interests
- Explore authentic gender and sexual identities
- Explore interests in nonconforming relationship dynamics such as polyamory and swinging
- Embrace their true, authentic sexual self
- Express this same ideology to others
Sex counseling varies significantly based on the issue being addressed, as well as the individual or couple seeking help. However, one thing that will never be a part of a session is sexual contact. Sex therapy is talk therapy and designed to work through the biological, psychological, and social factors that affect one’s sexual being.
For more information regarding sex therapy, reach out to schedule your free phone consultation.
Healing Begins Here
Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that’s designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting sexual satisfaction. It’s conducted by a professional who has specific training in issues related to sexual health.
Sex therapy in Denver works in a similar way to traditional psychotherapy. Therapists discuss clients’ sexual concerns, explore the physical and emotional issues that may be contributing to them, and propose treatment strategies. This can include emotionally focused work, cognitive behavioral techniques, communication exercises, mindfulness, and education about sexual health.
Sex therapy can benefit individuals and couples experiencing a range of sexual concerns, including but not limited to low sexual desire, sexual arousal disorders, sexual pain disorders, out of control sexual behaviors, or sexual dysfunctions (including erectile dysfunction, pre-mature ejaculation, sexual pain, orgasmic disorders, and more). People struggling with the impact of a medical condition or a mental health issue on their sexual function can also find it helpful. Sex therapy can also be beneficial for individuals wanting to explore ethical non-monogamy (including polyamory, swinging, friends with benefits, and more), professional sex work, kink, BDSM, or other parts of their sexual identity.
In a sex therapy session in Denver, you can expect open, non-judgmental conversations about your sexual concerns. Your therapist may ask detailed questions about your sexual history, beliefs about sex, and current sexual behaviors to better understand your situation.
Yes, sex therapy has been shown to be effective in addressing a wide range of sexual concerns. The success of sex therapy, like any other form of therapy, depends on several factors including the nature of the issue, the skill and experience of the therapist, and the commitment of the client to the therapeutic process.
Coverage for sex therapy varies by insurance provider and plan. It’s best to contact your insurance provider directly to determine whether sex therapy is covered under your specific plan. Denver Couples & Sex Therapy does not accept insurance but is happy to provide a Super Bill for clients to submit to their insurance for potential reimbursement.
Finding a good sex therapist in Colorado involves researching potential therapists’ qualifications, experience, and areas of specialization. It’s also important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable discussing intimate matters.
While both sex therapists and relationship therapists can help clients with issues related to intimacy, sex therapists have specific training in addressing sexual health concerns. A relationship therapist, on the other hand, focuses on interpersonal relationships, communication, and conflict resolution.
Yes, sex therapy can be very beneficial for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma. It can provide a safe, supportive space to explore trauma-related challenges and can aid in the process of healing and recovery.
The length of sex therapy varies depending on the nature of the sexual concern, the treatment goals, and the progress of the individual or couple in therapy. It could range from a few sessions to several months or potentially longer.
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