Sex Therapy

 
 

Sexuality

Sexuality is an integral part of who we are.  It serves many different functions in our lives.  It can be an expression of love, a stress reliever, a means to intimacy and connection, a spiritual experience, and the list goes on. When something interferes with our ability to experience a healthy and fulfilling sexual life, it can impact not only our relationships but also our confidence in ourselves. The desire to be erotically whole and fulfilled is natural and we are each deserving of it.

Common concerns:

Arousal difficulties
Difficulty reaching orgasm
Lack of desire
Body image
Gender identity
Sexual confidence issues
Sexual trauma
Pain before, during or after sex
Rapid ejaculation
Sexual compulsivity
Feeling bored or disconnected
Performance anxiety
Sex after pregnancy/addition to family
Disassociation during sex
Issues related to porn use
Erectile dysfunction
Lack of pleasure
 

 

Relationships

In our closest relationships with others we are challenged to see ourselves- all of our wounds, our shadows, our truths and our light.  Deepening in intimacy and remaining authentically us can feel difficult or even impossible at times.  The rewards of attempting to do so, however, are completely worth it.

Common concerns:

Divorce, separation or loss
Remarriage
Infidelity
Boundaries
Conception and fertility
Communication difficulties
Repeating conflicts
Lack of intimacy
Monogamy and non-monogamy
Lack of romance
Feeling like “roommates”
Insecurity
Parenting
Illness

 
 

Sex and Relationship Therapy Treatment

Therapy can be done individually or together with relationship partners.  Typically the first couple of sessions are spent collecting information and identifying goals of therapy.  After that a number of interventions and skills sets will be suggested to facilitate healing and growth.  These may include treatment of trauma, practicing communication skills, engaging at home in sexual touch exercises, and more.  Therapy session frequency often begins with weekly or bi-weekly sessions and is reduced as therapeutic effectiveness is established.  How quickly this is achieved is impacted by the level of motivation as well as the comfort and familiarity with therapy each participant brings into the experience. 

Sex and Relationship Therapy Pricing
50 Minute Session- $100


 



This page provides information about in-person private practice therapy sessions with Krista Jarvis in St. Louis, Missouri.  If you are outside of this region and can not travel there for services, it is recommended that you seek a therapist in your area. 

If you need to find a therapist near you here are some resources that may help:

Psychology Today- www.psychologytoday.com can be a useful resource for a mental health therapy provider search.
Insurance- If you are insured it can be useful to seek out a provider directory through your insurer either through their website or a phone number located on the back of your insurance card. 
AASECT- The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists- www.aasect.org can be a great place to find a professional certified in sexual health.

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