Clinical FAQ'sAlleviating Common Fears and Misconceptions about Sex Therapy
1) Will I have to take off my clothes?
2) Will I be forced to have sex with my partner or someone else in the office?
3) Will I have to describe all of my past sexual encounters in front of my partner?
Everyone has a “sexual story” and a good clinician must have the emotional intelligence and technical skill to give shape to one’s sexual story and put it into perspective. My favorite part of what I do is formulating a client’s sexual story and reframing it in a therapeutic way. Watching the “psychological light bulbs” turn on as a result of this process is as exciting to me now as it was when I started practicing over 20 years ago.
4) Will the therapist shame me for my sexual interests or behaviors?
5) Will the therapist “understand” my sexual problem?
6) Will sex therapy make things worse?
7) What if I get turned on in the sex therapy office?
8) Will I be forced to hurt my partner’s feelings?
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