Sex Therapy NYC

Imagine someone feeling lost and disconnected in their intimate life, struggling with concerns they can’t voice, even to their closest partners. This is where sex therapy comes in – a specialized form of counseling aimed at addressing sexual difficulties and improving intimate relationships. 

At Modern Therapy Group, we understand how diverse sexual challenges can impact your life. Our trained sex therapists offer compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to each individual’s needs, helping you explore and resolve issues related to sexual function, satisfaction, and intimacy. Whether you’re facing personal sexual concerns or navigating complexities within your relationship, we’re here to support your journey toward a fulfilling sex life.

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What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing sexual difficulties to enhance sexual health and intimacy. It involves discussing and exploring sexual concerns with a licensed therapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples. 

Through various therapeutic techniques, sex therapy aims to improve sexual function, increase sexual satisfaction, and strengthen emotional connections between partners. It can address a wide range of issues, from physical challenges affecting sexuality to emotional and psychological factors impacting your sex life. 

At Modern Therapy Group in New York, our approach to sex therapy is grounded in understanding each person's unique context, creating open communication, and promoting sexual well-being.

Issues Addressed with Sex Therapy

Sexual challenges can vary widely among individuals and couples. At Modern Therapy Group, we offer specialized support for a range of issues, including (but not limited to):

Benefits of Sex Therapy

Sex therapy can lead to meaningful changes in your sexual health and relationships. Some benefits include:

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Sex Therapy NYC: What To Expect 

Your journey with Modern Therapy Group starts with our commitment to providing comfort and privacy. During your initial consultation, you’ll find a supportive environment to discuss your concerns and what you hope to achieve in therapy. Our therapists are dedicated to understanding your unique situation and outlining how therapy can facilitate your path to healthier intimacy. 

In the following sessions, we’ll discuss the factors affecting your sexual well-being and develop customized strategies to help you deepen intimacy and address any conflicts. Our private practice services are solution-focused and holistic, and our sex therapists use evidence-based approaches to address a wide range of sexual issues (from erectile dysfunction to communication challenges within relationships and more). The goal is to help our clients achieve a satisfying and fulfilling sex life.

Sex therapy can take place in individual sessions or couples counseling sessions, depending on your needs. Each session lasts anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. 

Our Approach To Sex Therapy

At Modern Therapy Group, our therapists use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you navigate sexual challenges, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a widely used technique that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors affecting their sex life. In sex therapy, CBT can be particularly effective for those struggling with sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction. Your therapist works with you to challenge unhelpful beliefs about sexual performance and to develop healthier, more positive thought patterns.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): DBT teaches coping skills to manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships. During sex therapy, DBT can help you navigate intense emotions related to sexual issues or trauma. It has also been found to be beneficial for individuals or couples dealing with emotional dysregulation that impacts their sexual relationships.
  • Mindfulness Techniques: Mindfulness techniques in sex therapy involve bringing your full attention to the present moment during sexual activity without judgment. This practice helps individuals become more attuned to their own body sensations and emotional needs, as well as those of their partner. It’s particularly useful for addressing issues like performance anxiety or difficulties achieving arousal by reducing stress and enhancing relaxation.
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): REBT helps you recognize and change irrational beliefs that lead to negative emotional and behavioral outcomes. In sex therapy, REBT addresses the cognitive aspects of sexual difficulties, such as guilt or shame related to sexual desires or performance. By challenging and changing these irrational beliefs, clients can improve their self-esteem and reduce performance anxiety.
  • Sex Positive Therapy: Sex positive therapy is an approach that is particularly beneficial for individuals or couples exploring sexual orientation, gender identity, or non-traditional relationship structures, promoting a fulfilling sex life free from judgment. This framework is essential in addressing feelings of shame, guilt, or inadequacy related to sex. 

Is Sex Therapy Right For You?

Sex therapy might be the right step if:

  • You feel disconnected from your sexual self or partner
  • You experience anxiety or dissatisfaction related to sex
  • You wish to improve communication about sexual desires and boundaries
  • You seek healing from sexual trauma
  • You want to explore your sexual orientation or gender identity in a supportive space
  • You are navigating sexual health issues impacting your relationship

At Modern Therapy Group, we’re committed to supporting your journey toward a healthier and more satisfying sex life.

Sex Therapy NYC: Frequently Asked Questions

No. Sex therapy can be beneficial for individuals as well as couples. We provide couples therapy and individual counseling sessions. 

No. Sex therapy can be beneficial for individuals as well as couples. We provide couples therapy and individual counseling sessions. 

Our New York sex therapists provide a non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to explore sexual problems, including sexual dysfunction, differences in desire, and communication challenges. Through talk therapy and specialized clinical techniques, our therapists can help you improve sexual functioning and achieve a fulfilling sex life.

Sex therapy with Modern Therapy Group offers compassionate care for those affected by sexual trauma, providing a safe environment for trauma recovery. Our therapists focus on helping you heal and regain control over sexual behavior, rebuild your self-esteem, and create a deeper connection with yourself and your partners.

Our sex therapy in New York is inclusive, offering sex-positive therapy and support for sexual orientation and gender identity issues, as well as for individuals navigating non-traditional relationships. The goal is to address specific sexual difficulties and enhance communication for a healthier, more satisfying relationship.

Sex positive therapy promotes a healthy, satisfying sex life by encouraging open dialogue about sexual desires and concerns. It’s aimed at all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, and focuses on helping you resolve sexual difficulties and improve intimacy and self-esteem.

Medically Reviewed by Jack Hazan

Jack Hazan, MA, LMHC, CSAT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of New York. With a passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, Jack has honed his expertise in various areas of mental health. He specializes in providing compassionate and effective treatment for challenges with relationships, intimacy, and avoidant behaviors associated with adult childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction (including excessive behaviors related to sex, porn, and apps), LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, as well as impulsive behaviors (including ADHD).


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