Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where is your office located?
Our main office is located at 330 Pauls Dr. Brandon FL 33511. Our mailing address is PO Box 263244 Tampa FL 33685
Is there parking?
There is plenty of parking in parking lots at all of our current locations.
How do I schedule an appointment?
What if I am traveling?
If you have any plans to travel outside of the state or the country, please notify us within 2 weeks of your travel plans. Keep in mind that our licenses are linked to the various states we are licensed in and therefore cannot provide therapy in every state. Some states have very strict laws, some more lax. Keeping that in mind, it would be illegal for us to practice in states we are not licensed in without first checking with or registering in that state.
If you are traveling internationally, this same requirement applies, however we may need more time to coordinate with the countries and our legal team regarding international laws and ethics.
Do you have evening appointments?
Yes we offer evening and weekend appointments, in an attempt to meet the needs of a wider range of clients.
How long are sessions?
Typically, sessions can be between 25-55 minutes. Sometimes we can schedule longer sessions is the need arises.
Do you offer online counseling?
Yes- we do offer a virtual option for all appointment slots. **Due to the current state of affairs, all sessions are virtual at this time**
Do you offer an initial consultation?
Yes, we offer a initial consultation. Our consultations are not covered by insurance and are between 20-30 minutes. The fee is $80 for the consultation, and this is a discussion to explore the general direction and services that Romeo’s Sensation LLC offers. Consultations are not therapy and no therapy is provided during this meeting.
What is your cancellation policy?
48 hours ahead of time in order to avoid any fees. Our current policy is any late cancellations or no-shows will incur a fee up to the full cost of the session.
What type of clients do you work with?
People who suffer from sexual concerns, struggling with guilt/shame surrounding sexual likes/dislikes, men’s/women’s issues related to sex/intimacy/arousal/orgasm, anxiety, different levels of depression, mood difficulties,
-Anyone who wants to improve their relationships (couples, friendships, consensually non-monogamous, family of origin)
-Folks who desire to explore or are currently in communities of BDSM/Kink/Fetish
-Persons who have trauma or adverse experience with religious organizations or desires to convert or explore broader spiritual practices.
-People who need help with 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.
-Individuals who struggle with desires, fantasies or urges that may be concerning to them. This could be minor attracted persons, attraction to non-human, fears or concerns regarding things that you may find arousing or attractive
-If you are experiencing repeated patterns of behavior that are maladaptive (just no longer working for you) 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.
-In short, ANYONE who is ready, willing, and able to consent to therapy above the age of 17.
What is your approach?
Our approach tailored to the individual and their specific concerns. We am trained in these specific approaches
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Couples therapy.
- Mindfulness practices.
- Interpersonal psychotherapy.
- Psychodynamic therapy.
- Person Centered Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy
- Psychoeducation around sexual health
- Certified Sex Therapist through AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists)
How long will it take?
It can take from weeks to several months, and sometimes even a year or more. But, we do strongly believe that therapy does end. We are always working towards the goal of not being in therapy between one year and 18 months.
Are you licensed?
Yes. Romel is licensed in Florida and Maryland. Romel’s license number in Florida is SW16753 and 23565 in Maryland
What is sex therapy and how can it help me?
Sex therapy can be used to address:
- A lack of sexual desire
- Gender identity
- Sexuality identity
- 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
- Minor attracted persons (We do not meet the court requirements for sex offending treatment and do not align with the current model of treatment for sex offending behaviors)
- 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. So, if you are having sex, thinking about sex, confused about sex, difficulties with sex (sex can be solo or partnered), sex therapy may be something to explore.
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 popping up, how long they have been an issue and what you would like to see changed. The first session is typically a lot of information gathering through what’s called a Biopsychosocial assessment or Psychosexual assessment. This looks at all of you as a whole person- Biology (bio), Psychology (psycho), Socio-cultural history (social), as well as sex both solo and partnered sex.
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