East Bay Intimacy & Sex Therapy Center
How Sex Therapy Can Help You
Through our SF East Bay Attachment-Based Couples & Sex Therapy, we create a safe environment that encourages stepping into the flow of intimacy, love, communication and sexuality.
Sexuality can be a very sensitive and intimate subject and requires a safe and supported space to discuss it. Our East Bay sex therapists & Couples Counselors provide a shame-free, non-judgmental and empowering forum to explore your sexual relationship with yourself and with your partner(s).
We help people have healthy, loving and equitable relationships. All of our counselors are highly trained in working with relationship dynamics, communication, intimacy and attachment issues. Through Attachment-Based Couples & Sex Therapy, we create a safe environment that encourages stepping into the flow of emotional intimacy, love, communication and sexuality. Our San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay & North Bay Couples Counselors and Sex Therapists work with both individuals and partners to assist folks heal erotic & body-based shame, while expanding their innate capacity for pleasure, communication, emotional & sexual intimacy, and sexual embodiment.
A sex therapist is a psychologist or psychotherapist who is specifically trained to deal with a wide range of issues regarding sexuality. Our highly specialized East Bay Sex Therapists are also trained in couples therapy and attachment dynamics. Our relationship counselors can help you to have a loving, secure and intimate sexual partnership. 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.
Sex therapy supports both individuals and couples in understanding the nuances of their sexuality and enables partners to effectively talk about sex with one another. 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.
Despite being surrounded by unrealistic images of sexuality in the media, we live in a sexually isolating society in which people don’t feel comfortable talking to their friends about how they renew their sexual desire, or how to ask for what they want in bed. Men aren’t socially supported in asking their guy friends how to bring a woman to orgasm. Instead they have typically been expected to learn about sex through locker room talk and through pornography. LGBTQ youth may not have appropriate role models for healthy sexual expression, or worse, may not have the safety to discuss it at all.
Sex therapy addresses the root of the issues and helps you develop understanding, compassion and skills to heal together.
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.
we are DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOU THE MOST UP-TO-DATE cutting-edge Sex THERAPY & COuples Counseling modalities
Our sex therapists are committed to being the amongst the best and most specialized sex, intimacy and relationship therapists you will find by continuing to study with some of the world’s leading experts in the fields of sex and relationship therapy.
East Bay Sex Therapy Improves Intimacy, connection & Desire.
Cultivate Loving Sexual Connection
Sexual intimacy is rooted in loving connection, trust, communication and safety. Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy can help you experience the passion you desire. We can help you learn to talk about sex, your desires and co-create a fulfilling sexual relationship.
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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. Sex therapy can address a myriad of issues. Commonly, people seek support for desire discrepancies within the relationship, development & deepening of emotional and sexual intimacy, , sexual trauma, abuse & rape, sexual dysfunction such as difficulty establishing or maintaining an erectile and painful sex.
issues Sex therapy Can Help with
- Arousal & desire concerns
- Desire discrepancies within a couple
- Erectile dysfunction
- Absent or diminished interest in sex
- Performance anxiety
- Premature ejaculation
- Inability to orgasm
- Loss of libido
- Impact of miscarriage, loss and/or abortion on sex and sexuality
- 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 and gender identity issues
- Learn how to discuss sex and desire with your partner
- Learn how to deepen attachment bond through intimate sex
Intimacy & Communication Coaching
Deepen Intimacy & Expression
A healthy and gratifying sex life is created from a combination of safety, intimacy, trust, openness, communication and even humor and playfulness. It also means you need to know what you enjoy and be able to communicate your needs and wants. While the topic of sex can be uncomfortable or scary for some people, it is vital to your health and the health of your relationships to tend to your sexuality and intimacy needs. With the hectic pace of modern life it may seem easy to neglect your sex life, but the cost is significant. An unsatisfying sex life contributes to depression, loneliness and stress. Whether alone or with another, sex boosts energy, relieves tension, releases endorphins and elevates mood. Our East Bay Sex Therapists and attachment-based couples counselors facilitate effective communication skills, help you cultivate sexual and emotional intelligence and deepen your intimate connection.
Effective Attachment-Based Relationship Therapy
All of our relationship counselor and sex therapists are highly trained in cutting edge couples counseling and sex therapy modalities such as Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples (AEDP). Somatic Therapies, Sex Therapy, EMDR and The Gottman Method.
Individual Sex Therapy
East Bay Sex Therapy for Individuals can help people deepen sexual awareness, intelligence and communication. You may work on learning how to identify your sexual desires, fantasies and needs, learn somatic expression, name feelings and explore your sexuality in a safe and supportive space. Individual sex therapy can also help you heal sexual trauma or deal with other sex related issues.
Private Relationship COaching
Our relationship and sex coaches can assist you in making relationship goals and identify the existing blocks you have. They work collaboratively with you to take the steps necessary to have better self-esteem and intimate relationships.
Private Sex Therapy Intensives for COuples
Cultivate Connection & Intimacy
At the core of every relationship, is the need to know that your partner will show up for you in a loving and engaged way. To feel safe in an intimate relationship, you need to know that your partner will be accessible, responsive to your needs and engaged in the partnership.
East Bay Intimacy & Sex Therapy Center offers private intensive couples and sex therapy retreats. Typically an intensive lasts for 3-4 hours for 2 to 3 days in a row.
Immersing yourselves in extended intimacy-building intensive sessions, cultivates a deep and immediate shift in connection and understanding. The emotional transformation often occurs through such a condensed and highly focused approach to examining intimacy, communication and sex in a couple's relationship. This fast track marathon approach can help you move through specific problematic issues while you simultaneously learn vital new skills through important couples and sex therapy exercises. Our intimacy and sex therapy clientele are diverse in culture, gender identity and sexual orientation. We embrace diversity and are sensitive to the unique needs of underrepresented groups. Our couples and sex therapists are versed in alternative lifestyles and are queer, poly and kink savvy.
LGBTQIA Queer Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy
We Celebrate Diversity
North Bay & San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQIA Couples & Individuals can feel safe and understood at East Bay Intimacy and Sex Therapy Center. We welcome diversity of all kinds. All of our therapists are trained and sensitive to the unique issues related to LGBTQIA relationships. Many therapists are LGBTQ identified as well. We are sex-positive and kink friendly.
At East Bay 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!
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