Sex Therapy and Counseling in Philadelphia

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So what exactly is sex therapy?

Simply put, sex therapy refers to a therapist discussing sexual problems with a client.

Sex therapy is superior to other forms of therapy for sexual problems because sex therapists and sex counselors have specific training in sexual function and dysfunction (sexual orientation problems, gender identity issues, erectile problems, poor sex drive, orgasm problems, affairs, infertility, sexual addiction, sexual trauma, fetishes, open relationships, BDSM, sex toys, and the list goes on and on).  In your sessions you will have the opportunity to talk openly about your most personal problems and receive specific suggestions about how to solve them.

Typically, when meeting a sex therapist, the first few sessions are spent getting to know you and understanding your problem. You will explore your psycho-social background and your family dynamics. Special emphasis will be placed on your sexual history, including how you learned about sexuality, and how you developed your sexual values and your sexual behaviors to date. The trained sex therapist, with your input, will develop an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Typically, sex therapists begin the session using a behavioral model (with special exercises given at the end of each session to be practiced at home by yourself or with your partner). Sex therapy is usually short-term. However, when necessary, the sex therapist will work with you to resolve long-term underlying issues which may inhibit free expression of sexuality. Certain types of sexual issues lend themselves to longer term work.  Sex therapy is appropriate for individuals and couples.

 Who does sex therapy? Most “good” couples counselors are capable of handling a few sessions discussing sexual problems such as: sexual expression, sexual intimacy and relationship problems.  Most therapists if they simply focus on normalizing the presenting sexual issues, along with teaching basic communication skills can help a client overcome the presenting problem.  And a drug and alcohol addictions therapists, can usually apply the same general concepts to help a sex addict to stop acting out.

Please note, as the founder of Sex Therapy in Philadelphia, I define “Good” therapists as having raw talent and having at least five to ten years of clinical experience.  Additionally, during graduate school, and afterwards a good therapist will have received on-going supervision, where all of their clinical work is video-taped.

Unfortunately, not all therapists are created equal, and many therapists lack the personal comfort to discuss issues around sex and sexuality.  Nor do all therapists have the personal experience or the formal training to know the behavioral tips and tricks to maximize sexual health and sexual functioning.  Sex is a physical activity like weight lifting.  Technique matters. You can’t always talk your way into having a good body. You have to do something.


We help people seeking sex therapy and relationship counseling living in Center City and the Greater Philadelphia area, along with: Main Line, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lower Marion, Academy Gardens, Academyville, Alden Park Manor, Allegheny West, Andorra, Ardmore, Ashton Wooden Bridge, Bartram Village, Bella Vista, Belmont, Blue Grass, Brewey Town, Broomall, Bryn Mar, Bridgeport, Byberry, Bustleton, Byberry, Caroll Park, Cedar Grove, Cedar Park, Center City, Chinatown, Chestnut Hill, Chopersville, Claymont, Cobbs Creek, Conshocken, Crestmont Farms, Chester, Devon, Drexel Hill, East Mount Airy, East Falls, Elkins Park, Elmwood, Feltonville, Fishers, Fishtown, Fitler Square, Folcroft, Francisville, Garden Court, Germantown, Girard Estate, Gladwyne, Glenside, Glen Willow, Glenside, Grays Ferry, Jenkintown, Kensington, Haverford, Lafayette Hill, Manayunk, Mafair, Mechanicsville, Merion, Mount Airy, Narberth, Old City, Olney, Overbrook, Oxford Circle, Oxford Village, Lansdowne, Paoli, Chinatown, Pennypack Woods, Pennsport, Pennyback, Philly, Philadelphia, Phila, Philmont, Pittville, Plymouth Meeting, Point Breeze, Poplar, Port Richmond, Powelton, Queen Village, Radnor, Rhawnhurst, Rittenhouse, Roxborough, Ryers, Saint Martins, Shawmont, Schuylkill, Sharswood, Society Hill, Washington Square, Graduate Hospital, Rittenhouse Square, Olde Town, Somerton, Somerville, Southwest Center City, Springfield, Spring Garden, Spruce Hill, Stenton, Strawberry Mansion, Summerdale, Tabor, Tacony, Tasker Homes, Tiogoa, Torresdale, Upsal, University City, Wayne, Wayne Junction, West Conshohocken, West Torresdale, West Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, Wissahickon, Wissinoming, Wister, Wharton, Whitman, Woodlyn Wynnefield, Yeadon, PA, Pennslvania, Atlantic City, Audubon, Aura, Barrington , Bayonne, Bellmawr, Berlin, Beverly, Blackwood, Bon Air, Bordentown, Bristol, Burlington, Camden, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Clayton, Clementon, Collingswood, Colwick, Deer Park, Deptford, Edgewater Park , Egg Harbor Township, Evesboro, Flyant, Franklinville, Freehold , Gibbsboro, Gibbstown, Glassboro, Gloucester City, Green Bank, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Hammonton, Hilltop, Ivywood, Jordantown, Levittown, Linwood, Lindenwold, Lumberton, Magnolia, Mantua Grove, Maple Shade, Marlton, Mays Landing, Meadowbrook, Medford Lakes, Merchantville, Moorestown, Morganvi, Mt. Ephraim, Morris, Mt. Holly, Mt. Laurel, Mount Laurel, Mullica Hill, Oak Shade, Oaklyn, Ocean City, Palmyra, Parry, Pemberton, Penns Grover, Pennsauken, Pitman, Princeton, Ramblewood, Red Lion, Riverside, Riverton, Robbinsville, Runnemede, Sewell. Springdale, Stanwick, Stratford, Swedesboro, Tavistock, Trenton, Ventor, Verga, Vorhees, Wenonah, West Berlin, West Moorestown, Westampton, Westcotville, Westville, Williamstown, Woodbury, Woodlynne, Woodlands, NJ, New Jersey, N.J., Arden, Ardentown, Amstrong, Big Oak Corners, Bear, Bellafonte, Bethal, Bethesda, Blackiston, Brickstore, Bookside, Carrcroft, Centerville, Chambersville, Cheswold, Claymont, Collins Park, Corner Ketch, Corbit, Delaware City, Dover, Eastburn Heights, Elsmere, Fairfax, Felmings Landing, Fieldsboro, Hartley, Hedgeville, Hockessin, Holloway Terrace, Kenton, Kirkwood, Delaware, Baltimore, Keeney, Little Acre, Leipsic, Magnolia, McDonough, Middletown, Millford Crossroads, Montchanin, Newcastle, Newport, Newark, Odessa, Ommelanden Range, Pleasant Hill, Point Breeze, Porter, Port Penn, Red Lion, Rybold, Saint Georges, Seeneytown, Smyrna, Stanton, Talleyville, Thorntown, Townsend, Walker, Westover Hills, Westmoreland, Wiggins Mill, Willow Grove, Wilmington, Winterthur, White Clay, Woodside, Viola, Yorklyn, Delaware, DE., D.E.

Sex therapy and relationship counseling can help people who are struggling with: erectile dysfunction, impotence, premature ejaculation, PE, lasting too long, painful intercourse,painful sex, dyspareunia, endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic floor myalgia, vulva, vulvar vestibulitis, vulvodynia, vaginismus,vaginal spasms, orgasm problems, anorgasmia, intercourse, sexual trauma, rape, sexual abuse, sexual boundaries, sex addiction, sexual addiction, pornography, seduction, seducing, romance, intimacy, sexual aversion, seduction, passion, low sex drive, negative body image, mantra, negative thinking, embarrassment, anxiety, sexual technique, initiating sex, cheating spouse, infidelity, extramarital affair, unfaithful, marital problems, compulsions, obsessive compulsive behaviors, flaccid, pregnancy, infertility, low sperm count, postpartum depression, miscarriages, alternative lifestyles, gay, lesbian, transgender, homosexuality, heterosexuality, asexuality, sexual orientation, S&M, DSBM, swinging, group sex, monogomy, non-monogomy, sexual inexperience, sexual intercourse, blow jobs, fellatio, cunnilingus, anal sex, g-spot, kissing, making out, stimulation, romance, dating, marriage, relationship, first date, sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex, STI, STD,herpes, separation, divorce, single, dating, engaged, engagement, talking to children about sex, sexual needs of senior citizens, medical problems and sex (heart attacks, cancer, blebs, back pain, back injury, slipped discs, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, menopause,) sensate focus, mindful sex, tantric sex, sexual skyping, phone sex, sex toys, and sexual communication.

Typically, our clients at Sex Therapy in Philadelphia are seeking: individual counseling, couples counseling, couples therapy, marriage counseling, marriage therapy, imago therapy, family therapy, family counseling, sex therapy, sex therapist, grief therapy, anger management therapy, addiction counseling, couples workshops, enrichment seminars, support groups, or skills building classes. If so we, as mental health therapists can help you achieve your dreams. Mental health therapists may be marriage and family therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counseling practitioners just to name a few. If you have enjoyed our self help articles, please let us know.

You do not need to ever need to meet us to benefit from our collective years of wisdom in this field of sex therapy and relationship counseling. Many of our ideas are written down in the form of self help tips that are free to be read by anyone on the Internet. However you may not repost them on a website without our written consent. If we are good at our jobs, then eventually we will have worked ourselves out of a job and you will be able to live the life you have always wanted!

Our hope for this website Sex Therapy In Philadelphia  is to better serve the community. If you have any questions, or suggestions about how we can improve our site, please do not hesitate to contact me “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW at (215)-570-8614 [email protected]