Sexuality is an important part of human personality and behavior. Each person possesses a unique sexual value system. A wide variety of sexual expressions exist because of psycho-social and cultural influences. Within this context, sexual behaviors and attitudes of each individual in a relationship need to be mutually identified and understood if sexual interaction is to improve. There is no un-involved partner in a sexually dysfunctional relationship. To blame or assign fault serves no useful purpose in reversing a sexual difficulty. Pathways Counseling Center focuses on what is or is not happening between a couple. The “client” in couple’s sexual counseling is the interactive relationship of the couple, not an individual.
Anxieties and fears concerning one’s performance can have a very damaging effect on sexual interaction. Fortunately, such anxieties can be reduced. If no physical problem is present, sexual dysfunction is seen as a learned behavior, maintained by performance anxieties and by external environment. If a physical problem is present, clients are then referred to consulting physicians for evaluation and treatment of the medical condition.
Sexual therapy can also address specific issues and concerns, including:
Recovery from substance abuse
Mixed orientation marriages
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning
Single or uncoupled
For more information regarding sexual therapy and therapist certification, please visit the American Association of Sex
Educators Counselors and Therapists page - AASECT