But why does it have to be a sex therapist?
Our practice often receives inquiries from folks asking about the need for their individual or couples therapist to be specifically trained in sex/intimacy issues. This is certainly understandable considering the relative few fully-trained sex therapists as compared to therapists without this specialty, especially in a city like Seattle which has a great number of licensed and able therapists. Those of us trained in sex & intimacy issues are more difficult to find, to book sessions with, and we often charge more money. Plus, shouldn’t clients assume that any counselor claiming qualifications to work with relationships be ready to help address relational sexual distress?
Unfortunately, the educational programs we therapists attend ...