Common sexual problems that men encounter, and we can help solve:
- Difficulties with erections
- Premature ejaculation
- Delayed ejaculation
- Sexual addiction or compulsive sexual behavior (this can include issues surrounding pornography, internet sex, or cybersex addiction)
Common sexual problems that women encounter, and we can help solve:
- Difficulties achieving orgasm
- A lack of sexual desire
- Deep discomfort or pain during intercourse (e.g. dyspareunia, vestibulitis, vulvodynia, and vaginismus)
- Dysfunctional sexual inhibitions
What is Sex Counselling and Therapy?
Psychotherapy and counselling can help you achieve lasting changes in the area of sexual health. Our sex therapists at Mind + Zest help identify the root of the issue. They also develop treatment programs which enable you to take control: we help you develop the tools to change your environment into a more manageable one, we interrupt negative thought patterns and ‘self-talk’, and we promote healthier, more positive patterns of behavior.
- Feel genuinely cared for and understood in and out of sexual contexts
- Make a shift from arguments, to productive communication so both you and your partner can feel heard
- Reflect on your priorities and values and make time for sex and intimacy
- Learn how to take initiative in improving your relationship
- Resolve conflict with ease, especially around tough topics like children, money and sex
- Broaden your ability to give and receive love freely
- Heal and grow after an affair, build your trust back up, and feel safe with one another again
- Increase sexual arousal both for yourself and your significant other
- Have more fulfilling and affectionate sexual experiences
- Get your emotional and sexual desires met
- Rediscover your libido, find your turn-ons, and start having and enjoying sex again
- Develop your own sense of romance and affection
- Gain more sexual confidence
- Heal from past sexual trauma or abuse
- Develop a healthy sexuality after experiencing sexual trauma, rape, or incest
- Openly address touchy topics like pornography, internet sex, inappropriate flirting, or jealousy
- Better handle sexual or romantic rejection
How does Sex Therapy at Mind + Zest Work?
1. 15-minute intake Session
We begin with a 15-minute intake session with one of our dedicated intake specialists.
During these 15-minutes, we dig deep, and try to identify the issue you are looking to address. We then assess the best approach at improving your relationship with sex. We also try to get a good sense of your personality. At Mind + Zest, we want to match you with the therapist that would make the best possible fit based on what you need, and who you are. This consultation is also a great opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have.
At the end of the session, our intake counsellor will set you up with a tailored ‘plan of action’ that includes the recommended sex therapist best suited to help you, the recommended duration of your therapy, and a suggestion for any further testing or psychological service they feel would best fit your needs.
2. 50-minute Sessions
After the initial intake, clients will attend regular 50-minute sessions for the recommended duration of treatment. Here, we work with you through the treatment plan, and build towards the objectives set during your intake session. We can re-evaluate and tweak these goals as time goes on.
3.Finish and Reflect
After concluding the treatment plan, we take time to reflect. Here, you tell us what your experience was like. If you still find yourself struggling in certain areas of your life, we may suggest further therapy to keep you on track and maintain a positive sex life. If you feel like you have achieved the goals you have set for yourself, your sessions with us will end there. We will likely provide readings to help maintain and further your progress, and you are welcome to book a check-in appointment any time you feel you may need one. We also love to hear how you’re doing, and what you’ve achieved since your treatment plan!
Reading on Sex Therapy:
Vicki Ford, Overcoming Sexual Problems - A Self-Help Guide (2005).
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