Sex Therapy

Are you, or you and your couple partner, having difficulties with sex or struggling to create a fulfilling sexual life?

Overview

Thinking about your and/or your couple relationship’s sexual functioning, are any of the following items relevant to your current distress with sex?

  • Is there a lack of desire for sex, or a lack of sexual connection?
  • Are there different sexual desire levels or sexual interests?
  • Is sex satisfying?
  • Is the sex you are having the sex that you want?
  • Is eroticism diminishing?
  • Is there a challenge in becoming sufficiently sexually aroused and/or having an orgasm?
  • Is sex creating physical pain or discomfort?
  • Is there a feeling that sex is too risky, too routine or too boring?
  • Is sex or sexual desires creating emotional distress (e.g., sexual fears, sexual avoidance, anxieties, guilt or shame)?
  • Are you having sexual fantasies or ideas that are distressing?
  • Are there performance fears or fears of rejection and abandonment associated with sex?
  • Are there concerns about your or others’ sexual organs or other body parts?
  • Are there concerns about sexually transmitted infections?
  • Is there a lack of knowledge, limited knowledge about sexuality?
  • Are you experiencing emotional distress associated with contraception?

Help Is Available

If you said yes to any of the above, you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in the Sex Therapy Treatment Service at CFIR. Our mental health professionals can support you to address your concerns, issues or struggles related to sex.

How do we help you, or you and your partner, to improve sexual functioning?

We will:

  • Provide you with a confidential, compassionate, and caring therapeutic relationship to create comfort in discussing the most intimate details of your sexual difficulties
  • Offer you a comprehensive, individually-tailored assessment of your sexual functioning
  • Collaboratively set your treatment goals to ensure that you, or you and your partner’s concerns and needs are adequately addressed
  • Employ relevant scientific, evidence-based treatments to help you achieve your treatment goals, including: Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic-Mentalization-Attachment-based and Systemic approaches
  • Offer various short, medium or long-term treatment options
  • Identify referrals to other professionals as needed

We can help you with your sex life by supporting you to:

  • Resolve sexual issues (e.g., sexual arousal, desire, orgasm and sexual pain difficulties)
  • Improve your sexual vocabulary and communication
  • Learn new sexual techniques
  • Enhance arousal, sexual desire and eroticism
  • Expand your sexual repertoire
  • Learn about different types of sexual practices
  • Gain knowledge about sexual health and safer sex

Find A Therapist

We have many mental health therapists at both our locations who offer this service. Please select a location below to see a list: