Couples & Sex Therapy
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What is Sex Therapy?
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The goal of sex therapy is to help individuals & couples reduce discomfort or shame with paraphilias, fetishes, kinks, and sexual dysfunctions by using non-judgement, positive regard, and strengths-based support in therapy. This methodology is additive in suporting clients to develop healthy personal exploration within the individual and/or within the couple/group.
If you are reading this because:
I want a safe place to explore my sexuality
I want to learn better forms of communication with my partner
I want to improve my sex life
I need a polyamory or CNM informed therapist
I need a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist
I want to explore my values and needs within relationships in my life
I want my relationship to be better and happier
I need a kink friendly and affirming therapist
Please know you are in the right place and we would be honored to walk with you on your journey.
You are NOT alone. We want to offer support in navigating your relationship, one step at a time.
If you are having trouble connecting with your spouse or partner(s), we would help you find ways to rejuvenate your marriage or relationship, ultimately revitalizing your friendship and intimacy with one another.
Additionally, we work from a sex-postive framework and welcome those in polyamorous and consensually non-monogamous relationships.
Being in a relationship or marriage can seem like an endless dance where each person brings their emotions, pain, hopes, and fears to the dance floor while also trying to stay in rhythm with their partner’s own passions and anxieties.
When relationships work, it can be intensely beautiful, bringing an unparalleled sense of belonging. When relationships feel like they aren’t working, it can be isolating, and it leaves many feeling unappreciated, disrespected and misunderstood.
We welcome couples or those in relationships who share a common goal, even if you feel as if you’re on two different pages.
Allow us to help you find your rhythm again, in both relating to each other better but also developing a deeper appreciation of each other.
We will offer a safe and non-judgmental space to better understand the inner workings of yourself and your relationship.
If you are seeking more in depth relationship work surrounding sexual needs or intimacy concerns, please see our Intimacy and Sexuality page for more information.
COMMUNICATION & BOUNDARIES
Counseling for Navigating Complex Relationships
Humans are complex creatures, and our relationships can be doubly complicated. Unfortunately, many of us have experienced a relationship where we are frequently hurt by a loved one who we love and/or need.
We want you to know that you deserve to have your needs for safety and comfort met by those in your life. When someone is unable to do that for various reasons that are unique to them, you owe it to yourself to figure out how to minimize the amount you are being hurt while maximizing the positives that person has to offer you.
During therapy, clients are able to practice healthy emotional expression and communication, which translates into better relationships outside of therapy.
You are NOT alone. We want to offer support in navigating complex relationships, one step at a time.
Some examples of complex relationships can include:
loved ones that don’t respect our boundaries
loved ones struggling with substance abuse
loved ones struggling with mental illness
estranged family members
difficult coworkers and supervisors
If you are struggling with any of these issues, we would be glad to work with you on the development of assertiveness skills, communication, self care, and self confidence building so that you are better able to navigate that difficult relationship in your life.
Are you hopeful for an enhanced sex life?
Do you feel there is a core disconnect from your partner?
That you all always "get into it" but rarely connect or feel understood?
Are you currently recognizing there are sexual desires that you'd like to explore?
If the answer is [YES!], we are here in support of you getting your connection & intimacy needs met.
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How Therapy Works
Individual therapy consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will share thoughts when it's helpful and provide guidance based on my experience; I play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
1. First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.
2. Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.
3. We will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
4. We will also work to discover what your goals are in therapy and in life.
5. Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.
6. Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire.
Research shows that therapy can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.
Cost of Sessions
Individual Therapy: $175 (50 minutes)
Do You Take Insurance?
I do not accept insurance and am an Out-of-Network provider.
Being out-of-network does not mean that you cannot still use your insurance. Depending on your policy and your out-of-network benefits, insurance may provide some reimbursement. I can provide a monthly superbill that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
How Do I Discover What My Insurance Will Cover?
To find out what your insurance may cover, contact your insurance and ask if you have out-of-network mental health coverage.
You may also want to mention the type of license that I have to ensure services with my type of credential are covered. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW.
Other things you may want to ask about are:
What your deductible is
What your co-insurance payment will be
How many visits you get per year
If you need authorization for your visits
Details on how to submit a superbill
Contact me if you would like more guidance on how to figure out what your insurance will cover.
Let’s Get Started Today
Schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation OR your first 50 minute intake appointment online at https://marylett.clientsecure.me . You can also email me. I respond to appointment requests and emails within 24 hours.
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