January 21, 2018

An Integrated Approach

I utilize a bio/psycho/social approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual problems. This means evaluating how physical – including medical conditions & treatment and aging processes; psychological – such as mood disorders, trauma and emotional vulnerabilities; and social – including relationship instability and life transitions, separately or collectively effect your sexual functioning. Treatment is multi-disciplinary, meaning I usually exchange information with other providers, including individual therapists and healthcare professionals. Integrated care that gathers perspectives of various care providers generally results in a better outcome.
Finally, while there is often a distinction made between sex therapy and typical couple counseling (most couple therapists receive no formal training in addressing sexual health and dysfunction), there is a great deal of overlap. In most cases you will be well-served to work with a therapist who has training in both disciplines.