San Francisco Bay Area's Leading Intimacy & Sex Therapists
how sex therapy can help you:
Sex therapy involves tracking these three dimensions of experience: body, mind and attachment.
-San Francisco Intimacy & Couples/Sex Therapy Center, Sex Therapist (Dr. Christina)
Our leading San Francisco Bay Area certified sex therapists can help you to have loving, secure, fun and intimate sexual partnership(s). Many people have a hard time talking about sex in a vulnerable, direct and authentic manner. Some people don’t talk about it at all. Even though our culture is inundated with sexualized marketing campaigns, expectations and social pressure, rarely do people learn how to discuss sex in the context of attachment and intimacy. Not talking about one’s sexual desires, needs, feeling and issues with sex, prevents people from having intimate, healthy and exciting sex lives.
Our Sex Positive, Body-Positive Poly & Consensual Non-Monogamy, Kink, BDSM, Queer LGBTQ Affirming Therapists create welcoming and safe spaces for psychotherapy. Whether you are a heterosexual cis married couples, an asexual individual, a lesbian couple, a trans and non-binary triad, or any other beautifully unique YOU, we have educated, affirming and highly trained relationship and sex therapists to help you meet your goals.
What is a sex therapist?
A sex therapist is a psychotherapist or clinical psychologist who, in addition to their Masters or Doctorate in psychology, holds specialized training in issues related to sex and sexuality. Some areas that sex therapy can address are desire discrepancies within a couple, development & deepening of emotional and sexual intimacy, arousal and desire concerns, difficulties with climax, emerging sexual identities, socio-cultural factors associated with sexuality, open relationships, extra-marital affairs & infidelity, diversity of sexual expression, cybersexuality, sexual trauma, abuse & rape, sexual dysfunction such as difficulty establishing or maintaining an erectile and painful sex.
Sex therapy supports couples in talking about sex with one another, as well as deepening each individual's understanding of their own sexuality as well as that of their partner.. We do not pathologize your sexual expression, experiences, desires, eroticism, fantasies or issues. Trained sex therapists feel comfortable talking about all things related to sex, gender and sexuality and are trained to help individuals and couples navigate discussions about sex. Sex and intimacy therapy helps couples get to the heart of the problem. In sex therapy, no topic is off-limits and nothing is taboo to talk about.
Our North erkeley Couples Therapy Center’s sex therapists are sensitive to how anxious you may feel when discussing this intimate subject with each other. Our highly trained sex and relationship therapists will help you feel at ease while guiding you into talking about sex, intimacy and attachment.
Couples often can’t solve these intimate issues on their own because they don’t have the tools needed and because sex and intimacy is closely connected to attachment issues. Our couples counselors and sex therapists can help you to have the satisfying sex life you long for.
Sex therapy addresses the root of the issues and helps you develop understanding, compassion and skills to heal together.
At North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center (and our affiliate centers, such as San Francisco Intimacy & Sex Therapy Center) we have a great team of relationship experts and trained sex therapists. We help both partnered and single people learn to deepen intimacy, desire and pleasure. Through this process you will generate an exciting and fulfilling sexual relationship with yourself and your intimates. Many folks are intimidated by the idea of sex therapy, but we are here to tell you that it is a safe forum for exploration, curiosity and creativity...and leads to the fun and satisfaction in bed that you desire!
In The safe space of Our san Francisco East Bay Sex Therapy Centers, you can address & work on issues related to:
- Communicating Desires
- Setting Healthy Boundaries
- Female Sexual Anatomy & Sexual Response Cycle education
- Low Libido & Arousal
- Prenatal & Postnatal sexual concerns
- Exploring Alternative Love/Life Styles
- Arousal & desire concerns
- Desire discrepancies within a couple
- Erectile dysfunction
- Performance anxiety
- Premature ejaculation
- Inability to orgasm
- Loss of libido
- Difficulties with climax such as delayed ejaculation
- Genital or pelvic pain, penetration difficulty, or other painful sex issues
- Development & deepening of emotional and sexual intimacy
- Sexuality during life transitions such as pregnancy, parenting, menopause, aging, health issues etc.
- Impact of infertility on sex and sexuality
- Perinatal and postpartum sexuality
- Open or poly relationships
- Sexuality & chronic pain or illness
- Emerging sexual identities
- Alternative lifestyle and sexuality (Polyamory, Kink, BDSM etc)
- Sexuality & disability
- History of sexual trauma, childhood sexual abuse or rape
- Extra-marital affairs
- Diversity of sexual expression
- Socio-cultural factors associated with sexuality
- LGBTQ issues
- Learning how to discuss sex and desire with your partner
- Empowered Dating Coaching
- Peri-Menopause, Menopause, and Post-Menopause sexual concerns
- Intersectionality of Gender, Race, Class & Sex
- Difficulty coming to Orgasm
- Vaginismus or other genital/pelvic pain
- Sexual Trauma
- Expanding Sexual Repertoire