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What is Sex Thrapy?

Updated: Oct 9, 2023



Sex therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping individuals and couples overcome sexual problems and improve their sexual health and relationships. It is a safe and effective way to address a wide range of issues related to sexuality, including low libido, sexual dysfunction, performance anxiety, and relationship problems.

Sex therapists work with clients to identify the underlying causes of their sexual problems and develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. Clients learn new skills and techniques to improve their sexual functioning and enhance their sexual experiences. These may include exercises to improve sexual communication and intimacy, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and education about sexual anatomy and physiology.

It is not just for individuals with sexual dysfunction. It can also be useful for couples who want to improve their sexual relationship, explore new sexual experiences, or address issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity. One of the key benefits of sex therapy is that it provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to discuss their sexual concerns and issues. This can be particularly important for individuals who may feel embarrassed or ashamed about their sexual problems.

Sex therapy is typically short-term and focused on helping clients achieve specific goals related to their sexual health and relationships. However, it can also be an ongoing process for individuals and couples who want to continue exploring and improving their sexual experiences over time. Overall, it is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their sexual health and relationship. With the help of a trained therapist, individuals and couples can overcome sexual problems, enhance their sexual experiences, and enjoy a more fulfilling and satisfying sex life.


Dr. Katie Schubert has a doctorate degree in Sociology and Gender studies from the University of Florida and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Colorado. She completed her postgraduate studies at Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute and is a Certified Sex Therapist, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families on issues related to sexuality, sex and gender in St. Petersburg. She's also is a professor of sociology at the University of Tampa. She's the practice owner and clinical supervisor at Cypress Wellness Center.

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