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If you're considering sex therapy or looking to know more about it, I'd like to tell you more about this specialty and my approach to my work with clients.
Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy, or "talk therapy." As a certified sex therapist, I'm trained first as a psychotherapist with years of experience in individual and couples therapy. In addition, I have advanced training in sexuality, knowing how to help people with a wide range of sexual issues and concerns.
You should know that, for me, a good relationship between a client and his or her therapist is essential. The client-therapist relationship has been shown to be more strongly related to the outcome of therapy than any particular technique. So I begin with a focus on having an honest and supportive relationship with you that allows us to get to the heart of the matter in your life and deal with any bumps in the road that may arise as we work together. I am warm and direct. And our work together is, of course, confidential.
We will start by exploring your reason for seeking treatment, your personal history, and clarify your treatment goals. As I get to know you, I will give you feedback and treatment recommendations.
In beginning sex therapy, my approach is very flexible and continually reoriented to looking at what will help youwhether it's psychological work to address your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about your situation; work on your relationships (alone or with your partner in couples meetings); or considering any medical or physical issues that should be evaluated and addressed related to your sexual concerns.
I will see you alone or with your partnerwhatever works for you. If you are in a romantic relationship, it's usually best if your partner knows you are making contact with me for therapy, particularly if you will want him or her to be involved.
The best sex therapy sometimes takes a team approach. I'll be looking at whether there are other professionals who may be able to provide specialized help to address your unique concerns. This could include referrals to a physician, physical therapist, psychiatrist, or other health professional. If you do see other professionals related to the issues we are working on, my aim would also be to help you coordinate these services.
So if it sounds like the fit you might be looking for, or if you have more questions about my work, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at 617-323-3734.
Nancy Levin Mcgrath, LICSW