Many couples often wish to explore their intimacy issues, gender roles, and sexuality. This is where Kira Yakubov and the sex therapists at Heal Your Roots Wellness can help you. A licensed psychotherapist based in Philadelphia, Kira can help you with any issues that you might be having. A lot of people ask what is sex therapy for couples? Sex therapy covers a wide range of topics that can help people to feel better about intimacy. Using a holistic approach, it is our therapists aim to help everyone communicate their needs so they can become closer to the person they love.
Contact us today for a sex therapy consultation. Schedule Consultation. We are here to help you with what could potentially be a difficult issue to talk about. Every therapy session takes place in a safe and shame-free environment, and all sessions are completely confidential. You can rest assured that your concerns will be dealt with professionally, ensuring you receive the help you and your partner need.
How Does Sex Therapy Work?
Sex therapy works by asking individuals or couples to explore a variety of topics. However, every couple and individual is different, meaning different topics will need to be explored.
Some of the most common topics that we come across include:
- Trauma or abuse, be it physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Low sex drive
- Fear of intimacy
- Performance anxiety
- Guilt or shame
- Mismatched sex drive
- Painful sex
- Emotional, sexual, physical, or verbal abuse or trauma
- Erectile dysfunction
You may wish to discuss other issues that are not listed above. We will provide you with a safe environment to do this. Kira Yakubov, the founder of Heal Your Roots Wellness, is an experienced and skilled psychotherapist who can help you to deal with your issues. She also understands the need to keep all of your conversations private. Contact us today for a sex therapy consultation. We are here to help.
Many couples opt for sex therapy, but individuals also choose it. Whether you would like help for yourself or you and your partner need therapy, we can help you. You do not have to bring your partner with you, you can have sex therapy on your own.
Some of the topics that you may wish to talk about can make you feel uncomfortable. Do not worry, you can discuss them when you are ready. You can feel free to talk about one thing at a time or talk about everything that is troubling you. The choice is ultimately yours and it’s your decision whether you want to talk about things that are causing you concern.
Do I Need Sex Therapy?
If you are struggling with intimacy, are afraid of being intimate, or you have other sexual concerns, you might need sex therapy. Please note, you will not be asked to undergo any physical examinations. You will also not be asked to be nude, and there will be absolutely no touching between you and the therapist or you and your partner. During the session, the therapist will sit in a chair and you will be sat opposite. You will not be under any pressure to talk about or do anything that you do not want to do.
Sex therapy is similar to many other types of therapy in some respects. The only thing that’s different is the subject. Heal Your Roots Wellness understands that you might need to discuss some issues that make you feel uncomfortable. Do not worry, our therapists have a lot of experience with this type of therapy. It is her aim to make you feel at ease at all times. This can encourage you to speak about those things that are troubling you.
What To Consider When Choosing A Sex Therapist
When choosing a sex therapist, you may wish to put together some questions. You need to know that the therapist you could be speaking to can offer you the very best help. In addition to this, you also need to feel comfortable talking to them. The more comfortable you feel, the easier it can be for you to talk about those potentially difficult issues.
Consider their qualifications and credentials
One of the most important things that you can do is to make sure any potential sex therapist has the right qualifications and credentials. To be a sex therapist, an individual needs to have a Ph.D, MD, or a master’s degree that includes psychotherapy training. They will need to have been supervised and undergo 60 hours of specific training. Only then can they hold sex therapy sessions. Choosing a therapist who does not have the right training is never a good idea. You need a qualified and skilled individual to help you with the issues that are concerning you. This is to ensure you receive the right advice and are more likely to overcome any issues you’re experiencing.
Meet with more than one therapist
You should also consider meeting with more than one therapist. You may feel more comfortable with one therapist than another. Many therapists also have different styles which can impact the work that they do and the therapy that you receive.
If you do not wish to travel far or you cannot travel far to an appointment, ask the therapist if they offer virtual sessions. Virtual sessions can work just as well as in-person sessions. Finally, you should also ask each therapist if they hold consultations before agreeing to work with you. Any therapist that does not offer a consultation should be avoided. This is because consultations allow you and them to learn about each other. They can help you to judge whether the therapist is the right one for you, and learn more about the services they provide.
Ask about their insurance and treatment plan
You need to know whether your potential therapist accepts your health insurance. This is so you’re not faced with a large bill every month. Please note, some therapists will ask to see you weekly. Without the right insurance, you could be faced with a very large bill. It’s also worth working out whether your sex therapy sessions can be paid for by your insurance company. Make sure you double check before you have any therapy sessions.
Ask any potential sex therapist about their treatment plan. You need to know what it will involve, what work you’ll need to do, and how much you’ll need to do. There might always be some difficult issues that you need to deal with. Will you have the opportunity to explore these in a safe environment? Finding out beforehand means you know whether you’ll get the right help for those things that are troubling you.
How Our Sex Therapist Sessions Work
When you have a sex therapy session with us, we will make sure that you feel comfortable. Kira is used to talking to people about a range of issues. You can feel comfortable speaking to her, knowing that she has the skills and experience to help you.
If you wish to bring your partner with you to undergo therapy, your therapist will meet with both of you, to begin with. This is to ensure that she can get to know you both as a couple and see how you communicate with each other. These sessions will also help you to talk openly about those things you are struggling with.
Following your initial session, you will be seen individually by your therapist. This is to ensure that you can both speak freely about those things that are concerning you. It also ensures that your therapist gets to know you a little more so she can understand how your life is being affected. After a specific number of sessions, your therapist will then invite both of you to a joint session. This is so that she can see how you’re interacting with each other and to work on the progress that you’ve made. Again, the session will be conducted in a safe environment so you feel more at ease.
Contact Us Today For A Sex Therapy Consultation
What is sex therapy for couples? It’s a type of therapy that can help you to deal with any intimacy issues that you may have. Our therapists are here to help you confront those issues so that you and your partner feel closer. With a bit of work and a therapist’s help, you could talk about those personal issues that might be affecting your relationship.
Contact us today for a sex therapy consultation. We are here to help you with what could potentially be a difficult issue to talk about. Every therapy session takes place in a safe and shame-free environment, and all sessions are completely confidential. Contact us now so that we can help you.