Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your office located?
Clearwater: 2430 Estancia Blvd. STE 106 Clearwater, FL. 33761 Pinellas county
Brandon: 1210 Millennium Parkway STE 1030 Brandon FL 33511 Hillsborough county
Orlando area: 531 Versailles Dr STE 100 Maitland FL. 32751 Orange county
Is there parking?
There is plenty of parking in parking lots.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule it here on the (scheduler) or call me at 813-461-3098 to schedule.
Do you have evening appointments?
How long are sessions?
Typically, sessions are 50 minutes. Sometimes we can schedule longer sessions.
Do you offer online counseling?
Do you offer an initial consultation?
Yes, I offer a initial consultation
What is your cancellation policy?
48 hours ahead of time.
What type of clients do you work with?
People who suffer from sexual concerns, struggling with guilt/shame surrounding sexual likes/dislikes, men’s issues related to sex/intimacy/arousal/orgasm, anxiety, different levels of depression, mood difficulties, people who want to improve their relationships (couples, friendships, consensually non-monogamous, family of origin), people who need help with on of life’s transitions such as when they get married, experience birth of children, go through a divorce, mid-life crisis, meaning of life crisis, illness or loss, retirement, career change and people who find repeated difficulties at work. If you are experiencing repeated patterns of behavior that are maladaptive in your life, difficulties being clear about your emotions, bouts of anger and irritability, problems at work or in your relationships that you are unable to solve on your own, it is a good time to come and work on it in therapy together.
What is your approach?
My approach tailored to the individual and their specific concerns. I am trained in these specific approaches
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Couples therapy.
- Mindfulness practices.
- Interpersonal psychotherapy.
- Psychodynamic therapy.
- Psychoeducation around sexual health.
How long will it take?
It can take from weeks to several months, and sometimes even a year.
Are you licensed?
Yes. My license number in Florida is SW16753
What is sex therapy and how can it help me?
Sex therapy can be used to address:
- A lack of sexual desire
- Intimacy after infidelity
- A couple’s disparity in sex drives
- Intimacy after having children
- Painful intercourse
- A paraphilia, or desire that cause a person distress
- Sex addictions and/or compulsive behavior
- Difficulties achieving orgasm.
WHEN IS SEX THERAPY RECOMMENDED?
People engage in sex therapy for several reasons, but it is often suggested for anyone whose is affected by their sexual function or desire or for anyone having problems with intimacy within a relationship. It can be beneficial for folks regardless of age (even adolescents and young adults), gender, or background.
What, exactly, should I expect at my first sex therapy session?
When you attend therapy aimed at addressing sex/sexuality, you can expect to explore the barriers and issues that have been cropping up, how long they have been an issue and what you would like to see changed.
What questions will a sex therapist ask in the first session?
In your first therapy session, a sex therapist may ask you questions around the following topics:
- Your sexual history, both as individuals and (if applicable) as partners
- Your general mental health history
- Your sexual orientation and gender identity
- Your family and your relationship with them
- Any traumatic experiences or history that the therapist should be aware of
- Any physical or medical concerns that may be affecting the current issue
- The course of your relationship and what it’s like outside of sex (if the issue is related to a partnered relationship)
- Your typical sexual habits, including frequency and type of sexual contact and masturbation
- How you show desire and affection, beyond sex
What happens in a typical sex therapy session?
Sex therapy sessions may include:
- Building skills for pleasure and arousal as an individual and/or couple
- Learning ways to manage anxiety, including performance anxiety around sex
- Improving communication with your partner that may interfering with pleasure
- Education around anatomy, sexual functioning, and pleasure
- Examining any dependencies on erotic sources for arousal, like pornography
- Identifying masturbation habits that aren’t conducive to functioning with a partner
- Understanding the body-mind connection and what stimuli work for you
- Shifting the focus of sex from a performance and orgasm-focused one to an embodied experience where arousal and erections are free to ebb and flow
- Addressing any underlying mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression preventing you from feeling desirable