No, absolutely not. However, we will discuss sex and other related sensitive topics in depth. I am aware of the power dynamics in the room and would never intentionally abuse the power nor would I take advantage of the therapeutic relationship.
Touch between me and my clients will not happen with the exception of a handshake or a hug, both of which must be consensual among everyone. If anyone does not consent to a handshake or a hug, this decision is respected and honored. Your safety is of my upmost priority. It is important for my clients to know they are safe not only emotionally, but physically with me. Consent is essential in all physical touch including handshakes and hugs and this is enforced in my office.
It really depends on your needs that will determine what kind of therapy will best support you. I am more than happy to help you determine if sex therapy would be helpful for you. If it isn’t, I will gladly provide you with some guidance for what may be better options for you as well as give any referrals that may be helpful.
Some (certainly not all) common concerns that often prompt people to seek sex therapy are listed here (scroll to the bottom of the page).
It means that I welcome people from all walks of life, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, abilities, so forth. I will work hard to provide you with an environment that is safe for you as I realize not everyone is able to walk through life without difficulties due to these parts of their self. I also acknowledge my own privilege and how that may differ from your own personal experience. I strive to offer a space where you can honor all parts of yourself without fear.
Additionally, if you have any accessibility requests, please do not hesitate to communicate these to me so I can do my best to support you in these.
I do. I am a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and American Sign Language (ASL) was my first language. I feel competent and comfortable in my language skills. I am also happy to include an interpreter if you feel it is necessary. Please contact me so we can discuss if I may be a fit for you.
Do you have any other questions that you didn’t see covered in the FAQ? Give me a call at 970.414.0954.