Sex Therapy

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Located In San Jose, CA, Los Gatos, CA & Reno, NV

Even if you’re not comfortable talking about sex, talk therapy is the best way for you to overcome the problems that stop you from having a fulfilling sex life. The licensed therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center offer sex therapy to individuals, couples, women, and men who need help re-establishing or enhancing their ability to enjoy sex. At their offices in San Jose, California, Los Gatos, California, and Reno, Nevada, you’ll find a comforting environment where you can safely talk about your sex issues. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or book online today.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy or talk therapy, designed to help individuals and couples overcome the problems affecting their sex lives. The therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center address the real issues affecting your ability to have a healthy sex life.

You may have general anxiety about sex or struggle with body image issues, loneliness, or relationship problems. By removing your barriers, whether they’re psychological, personal, or interpersonal problems, you’ll regain a fulfilling sex life.

Can sex therapy help with sex addiction?

Like any addiction, sex addiction leads to compulsive behaviors that you act out despite the risk of negative consequences. Sex becomes an obsession that consumes your thoughts and your behavior.

Sexual addiction changes your brain chemistry, creating urges that you can’t resist. Before long, you need to spend more time engaged in sexual activities to satisfy the urge.

Many patients with sex addiction also develop depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. You may also form a sex addiction to help you cope with past trauma, including sexual abuse.

What should I expect during sex therapy?

The therapists at Nugent Family Counseling Center use different types of talk therapy, depending on the issues and needs of each person or couple. Sex therapy is similar to psychotherapy for any other problem. You talk with the therapist, identify the issues underlying your sexual problems, and then learn to address the problem.

In some cases, especially if you have depression and anxiety, additional therapies can help alleviate your symptoms. For example, neurofeedback retrains your brain activity, restoring a balance that improves many mental health challenges. 

You may meet with your therapist alone or with your partner. Most people have patterns of behavior, underlying feelings they haven’t expressed, and unconscious habits that affect their sex life. When your therapist helps you and your partner understand these issues, you can work together to change the issues and regains a fulfilling sex life.

Does sex therapy help children and adults recovering from sexual abuse?

The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center offers sex therapy to help children and adults who suffered sexual abuse or assault. Their therapists have years of experience in sexual abuse counseling and bring a level of compassion and empathy that’s unmatched.

At Nugent Family Counseling Center, you’ll find a safe place where the team treats psychological and physical needs. They tenderly discuss traumatic experiences and bring hope that recovery is possible.

If you need help with sex-related problems, call Nugent Family Counseling Center or book an appointment online today.