From time to time, couples and individuals wish to explore their sexuality, gender roles, intimacy issues, and other related topics. If you live in or around Philadelphia, you may wish to book a consultation with Heal Your Roots Wellness, a telehealth mental health group practice founded in Philadelphia.
Using a holistic and evidence based approach, clients can learn to reconnect with their bodies while also communicating their needs. All therapy sessions will be handled in a confidential manner, and in a shame-free and safe environment.
Please note, you do not have to talk about any topic that makes you feel uncomfortable. While you might wish to explore the topic at a later date, there is no pressure on you to do this right now. Your needs and wishes will be respected at all times. Sessions with Heal Your Roots Wellness therapists are always a collaborative effort, and they will check in with you around pacing and comfortability.
Who Needs Sex Therapy?
Couples and individuals may decide that they need sex therapy. In some cases, this might be to work on a particular issue or to help strengthen the bond that they have with someone special. Not all sex therapy sessions revolve around sexual problems and issues. In fact, many people find that undergoing this type of therapy helps them to become closer to that special someone or allow themselves to enjoy pleasure.
Using a holistic approach, clients will be encouraged to speak about their experiences. While there might be some shame and embarrassment when discussing these personal issues, communication is kept open so everyone knows where the boundaries are.
What Does Sex Therapy Cover?
Sex therapy covers a wide range of topics. Every couple or individual is different, which means different topics will need to be explored. However, some of the most common topics are:
- Abuse or trauma (Emotional, physical, sexual, or verbal)
- Mismatched sex drive
- Performance anxiety
- Fear of intimacy
- Low sexual desire
- Delayed or premature ejaculation
- Pain during sex
- Erectile dysfunction
- Shame or guilt
- And any other issues or topics that you wish to discuss
Please note that our therapists fully understands the need to keep the topics private, and the topics that are discussed during each session are confidential.
Whether you wish to have a sex therapy session on your own or with your partner, you can. The choice is entirely yours. If you are in a relationship but you do not wish to bring your partner with you, it’s perfectly ok. You can feel at ease, talking about any topics you wish.
What Does Sex Therapy Do?
Sex therapy can help you to gain an understanding of your sexual needs and desires. Through sex therapy, you will be able to not only identify what your needs are but also how best to express them in a healthy manner. It is normal to feel embarrassed or scared when discussing these topics with someone, but our therapists provide a safe place for individuals and couples to explore their sexual issues.
You may also be able to identify any barriers that are preventing you from having satisfying sex and intimacy with your partner or yourself. It is important to remember that we all have different needs and different bodies, so it can take some time for us to understand what works best for us. Through sex therapy, we can learn how to communicate our needs better and learn how to enjoy ourselves and our partners in a healthy and positive way.
With Heal Your Roots Wellness, you will not only be guaranteed a respectful and confidential space, but also an understanding and supportive one. We encourage each individual and couple to take their own pace during the sessions, so they can feel comfortable enough to talk about any of their issues without worrying about judgement.
The goal of each session is to make sure that everyone leaves feeling empowered and able to take control of their lives, with a renewed sense of confidence in how to have satisfying sex and relationships.
What is the Difference Between Marriage Therapy and Sex Therapy?
Although marriage therapy and sex therapy may overlap, they are two distinct therapies that focus on different topics. While marriage therapy focuses on the relationship between partners and how to improve it, sex therapy is more concerned with physical intimacy between partners.
Marriage therapy covers issues such as communication problems, anger management, finances, parenting concerns, emotional connection, trust building and understanding the needs and wants of each partner. It is designed to help couples navigate through their relationship issues so they can have a more wholesome marriage.
On the other hand, sex therapy focuses on a couple or individual’s sexual desires and how to achieve satisfaction in an enjoyable way. Through this type of therapy, clients are encouraged to talk about topics such as mismatched sex drives, sexual dysfunction, and any other issues that they are facing.
At Heal Your Roots Wellness, we offer both marriage therapy and sex therapy sessions to help couples or individuals with their relationship and intimacy issues. We understand how important these topics can be for a healthy relationship; which is why we strive to make our clients feel comfortable.
What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy?
Couples therapy focuses on the relationship between partners and how to improve it. This type of therapy covers topics such as communication problems, anger management, finances, parenting concerns, emotional connection, trust building and understanding the needs and wants of each partner. It is designed to help couples navigate through their relationship issues so they can have a more wholesome marriage. Couples therapy and marriage therapy are often used interchangeably.
On the other hand, sex therapy focuses on a couple or individual’s sexual desires and how to achieve satisfaction in an enjoyable way. Through this type of therapy, clients are encouraged to talk about topics such as mismatched sex drives, sexual dysfunction, and any other issues that they are facing. Sex therapists will also provide guidance on how to express their needs and desires to their partner.
At Heal Your Roots Wellness, we offer both couples therapy and sex therapy sessions to help our clients with their relationship and intimacy issues. We understand how important these topics can be for a healthy relationship; which is why we strive to make our clients feel comfortable, respected and heard in every session.
Does a Sex Therapist Touch You?
No, a sex therapist does not touch you in any way and all sessions are conducted without physical contact. In fact, all sessions at Heal Your Roots Wellness are telehealth. The focus of sex therapy is to help clients express their feelings and needs, as well as understanding how to communicate these desires with any relevant partner.
A sex therapist will ask about your sexual history and preferences in order to gain an understanding of the issues you are facing. Therapy sessions are a safe place where you can discuss anything that is causing distress, without any judgment.
Whether you are looking to improve your sexual relationship with yourself or someone else – our therapists will offer the best advice and guidance. You will also be provided with tools to take away from the session that can help you make positive changes in your life.
We understand that it can be difficult to open up about sexual desires and needs; but remember that Heal Your Roots Wellness provides a confidential space where clients can feel comfortable enough to talk about any issues without fear of judgement or shame.
Therapy for Talking About Difficult Topics
There may, of course, be topics that are difficult for you to discuss. Do not worry, you will be encouraged to talk about them when you are ready. You can talk about everything that is causing you concern or one thing at a time. The choice is yours and you can decide when you want to talk about anything. Learning to communicate about your feelings, desires, and needs is a skill that our skilled therapists can help you develop.
Heal Your Roots Wellness therapists are experienced therapists and have helped many people. Our therapists used to working with those who wish to talk about sensitive sexual issues; and they will do their best to put you at ease, so you feel more inclined to talk about any sensitive topic that is concerning you.
Misconceptions Surrounding Sex Therapy
Sex therapy has many misconceptions. This is why it is important to dispel them so you know what to expect. When you know what sex therapy really involves, you’ll find it easier to attend each session either in person or virtually.
During the sex therapy session, there will be no physical examinations, no nudity, and no touching between the therapist and the client or clients. You will not be pressured to do or say anything you do not want to do.
In many respects sex therapy is like a lot of other types of therapy, it is just the topic that is slightly different.
Call Us Today For A Sex Therapy Consultation
Not everyone knows when to see a sex therapist. However, if you find it hard to be intimate with someone, it’s likely that you need sex therapy. This is where we can help you and make a real difference in your life. Our expert telehealth sex therapists use a holistic approach that can help you to communicate your needs so you can work on those things that are troubling you.
Call us today for a sex therapy session. You will be invited to attend a session in a safe, secure environment where you are encouraged to be open and honest. When you work on issues that are causing you concern, you’re much more likely to achieve the results you’re looking for. This is why it is so important to get the help that you need. Call us at 484-800-1652, we’re here for you.
How to Start Telehealth Therapy
Consultation Call with Intake Coordinator
You’ll have a free 15 minute consultation call with our intake coordinator to see if Heal Your Roots Wellness is a good fit for you, your goals, and your budget
Schedule Therapy Session with Your New Therapist
The intake coordinator will schedule your first session with the therapist that best fits your therapy needs and schedule
Complete Intake Form
Complete your intake forms online prior to your first session.