Big news! I’m becoming a sex educator. I've been accepted into the Intensive sex therapy training program at the University of Guelph.
Since working with many couples over the last few years I've felt that not addressing a couple’s sexual relationship can be doing them a dis-service.
It can be a key ingredient in helping them through the process of couples therapy and helping them effectively address their relationship issues.
Like many things in society, beliefs about sex are often presented inaccurately in so many ways, from the media or through messaging passed on from family or friends. As we grow up, we develop unconscious beliefs that guide us as adults.
I've noticed that people end up feeling like they're broken or flawed when they're facing a sexual issue or concern but in reality, many people are SO NORMAL when it comes to their sexual desire, preferences, bodies etc.
So what is sex therapy?
What is sex therapy, you ask? Many people have asked if this means I will watch people have sex. Definitely not, this is TALK therapy. It's research based. It's teaching communication and emotional intimacy. It involves examining the meaning we attach to sex and intimacy and it helps couples weave the physical and emotional parts of their relationship together.
Why should someone come to sex therapy?
One of the most common issues I see is when desire among partners isn’t the same - couples that aren't having sex and don’t know why, because they love each other.
Another reason to come to sex therapy is the need to re-define sex and intimacy as you move through various stages of life. Anything that's concerning or is causing stress for at least one person in the relationship is worth talking about.
Addressing sexual issues can be life changing. It can be very personally empowering and can transform your relationship and improve your bond with your partner. I'm not currently taking new couples but if you would like to get on a waitlist please call my office. ~ Laura