What is
Sex Therapy?

SEX THERAPY SERVICE

Sex Therapy is a type of psychotherapy (a term used to refer to the treatment of mental health problems by talking to professionals such as psychologists or licensed counselors) that addresses sexual problems affecting both individuals and couples.

Sex Therapy can help a person or couple overcome sexual problems and improve sexual feelings and intimacy. This type of service is provided by a mental health professional with specific training in issues related to sex and relationships.

Dr. Sarah Frenkiel-Fishman, PhD, is the registered clinical psychologist in private practice at the ELNA Medical Complex in the department of Urology.

Dr. Frenkiel-Fishman, PhD is ready to help individuals and couples facing conflicts or sexual difficulties.

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Our Approach

Our approach at ELNA is multi-disciplinary and draws on techniques from the traditional type sex therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systems oriented couple therapy and medical intervention. We use a five-factor model, which sees sexual issues as a result of the interaction between thoughts, feelings, social/cultural factors, behaviours, and biological factors.

Dr. Sarah Frenkiel-Fishman, PhD sees individuals and couples experiencing sexual and/or relationship difficulties, as well as mood and anxiety difficulties that often co-occur with problems in relationships.

SEX THERAPY CAN BE EFFECTIVE FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ANY AGE, SEX, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

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Benefits of
Sex Therapy

Sex therapy can help with a variety of goals, including:

  • Achieving a healthy sexual life
  • Reducing anxiety associated with sexual activity
  • Learning new skills and healthier ways of approaching sex
  • Feeling in control of one’s sexuality and regaining confidence
  • Learning concrete strategies for managing uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and harmful behaviours that are impacting sex
  • Minimizing pain during intercourse

MANY COUPLES' SEXUAL ISSUES ORIGINATE FROM THEIR DIFFICULTY DISCUSSING THE SUBJECT.
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Sex Therapy Goals and Objectives

Using the five-factor model, we help people gain insight into the different factors that contribute to the sexual issue.

The aim is to eliminate old attitudes and habits that get in the way of enjoyable sex, establish new ones that increase sexual arousal, and ultimately help people lead better, healthier, sexual lives.

You deserve to feel confident about intimacy in your relationship.

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FAQ

HOW LONG DOES SEX THERAPY TAKE?

Sex therapy is designed to be short-term. A thorough assessment is needed in order to adequately predict how long treatment will take. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few sessions to resolve a problem, to many months of therapy.

WILL AN APPOINTMENT BE EMBARRASSING?

Our psychologist is fully aware that talking about sex and intimacy with a stranger can be difficult for many people, and is able to help clients feel comfortable very quickly.

IS A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL NECESSARY?

No, you can refer yourself. If you have private insurance that covers psychological services, you may wish to obtain a referral. If you do not have a doctor who can refer you, we can arrange for you to meet with one of our urologists who can provide a referral.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Each session generally lasts 60 minutes and the standard rate is $120/session.

What You Can Expect

Sex Therapy can resolve various sexual issues, such as:

  • Concerns about sexual desire
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculating early (premature ejaculation)
  • Difficulty with sexual arousal Impulsive sexual behaviour (and “sex addiction”)
  • Trouble reaching orgasm (anorgasmia)
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Intimacy issues related to a disability or chronic condition
  • Conflicts with partners about sexual needs, desires, frequency or specific sexual activities

43% OF WOMEN AND 31% OF MEN EXPERIENCE SOME DEGREE OF SEXUAL DIFFICULTY

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