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Empowering Intimacy: Sex Therapy in Georgia with Sage Counseling and Wellness

You might be dating and feel insecure when it comes to sex. You want to feel more confident in the bedroom but you’re unsure where to start.

Or maybe you’ve been in a relationship for a while and your sex life has gone a bit stale. You still love your person, but just aren’t feeling it lately and you want to find a way to spice things up.

You’re wanting to find someone that understands your concerns but also uses humor and direct communication to get you the help you need.

We are sex positive and gender affirming therapists that are kink and poly friendly.

Our perspective on religion and spirituality is open-minded, welcoming, and we are affirming of all relationships.

Looking for Sex therapy in Atlanta or Online?

Navigating Sexual Wellness: What is Sex Therapy

  •  Psychotherapy that helps to educate and improve your sex life and satisfaction i.e. improving foreplay or LGBTQIA+ concerns

Sex Therapy Issues With Which Adults Seek Therapy with Sage Counseling and Wellness:

  • Determining safe words, negotiating dynamics, discussing limits, fears, desires and boundaries, integrating after care
  • Pain During Intercourse
  •  Individual or couples sessions to work on your relationship with intimacy i.e. desire discrepancy
  • Low Libido
  • Kink related issues
  • Assistance in communication of your wants and needs
  • Sex education to help you feel more comfortable and informed in your next sexual encounter including tips on giving and receiving pleasure
  • Inability to Orgasm
  • Reframing thinking (CBT) to work on sex performance concerns like delayed or premature ejaculation, pain with sexual activity, erectile dysfunction and other sex-related issues 
  • Sexual avoidance
  • Finding ways to feel less shame in your body and/or sexual performance
  • Premature or Delayed Ejaculation
  • Mindfulness and relaxation to enjoy sexual activity
  • Non-monogamous relationships
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What Sex Therapy Is Not:

  • This is not sex work nor are we sex workers or a sex surrogates
  •  We will not touch clients nor will you touch us
  • Clothes will stay on at all times
  • Although in sex therapy we do discuss intimacy and topics of a sexual nature, there will not be sexual activity nor will we observe you or your partner

What does a sex therapy session with Sage Counseling and Wellness look like?

First we’ll have a consultation call to make sure we’re a good fit.

Then we can schedule a first session/intake appointment to better understand your background and concerns. Then we’ll have follow-up sessions and exercises including homework to help you mark your progress.

This is typically a brief style of therapy, between 2-12 sessions.

We offer both individual and couples therapy sessions for sex therapy. 

Let’s work on your goals to improve your sex life. 

Sex Therapy FAQ

How is Sex Therapy Different from Regular Therapy?

Sex therapy is very similar to conventional psychotherapy; the difference is that sex therapists have additional training on how to help people with sexual concerns. We are certified, or working towards certification, by the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

What Does Sex Therapy Require Of Me?

We will ask personal historical information to help us understand how you became the person you are today. So much of what is worked through in sex therapy is negative messaging we have received from family and society that holds us back from our own happiness. 

How Do I Know Sex Therapy is Right For Me?

Do you struggle with intimacy? Acceptance of yourself? Authenticity? Have issues with sexual function or performance? These are just a few of the common reasons people seek out a sex therapist.

What Comes Next

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call with the therapist you would like to work with or fill out our potential client form here. From there, you will set up your first session, also known as an intake session. With your chosen therapist, let them know a bit about your concern, your history with past treatment, ask about our fees, and the best days and times to attend therapy sessions. 

Fees

Each therapist at Sage Counseling and Wellness has their own fee structure. When you have the initial consultation call with your therapist, you will discuss your fee with them. 

Our therapists do not participate in-network with any insurance companies. Clients pay their therapist each time they come to a session and are then emailed an insurance-compatible statement at the end of each month to send to their insurance companies for out-of-network reimbursement called a superbill. Each insurance company varies on what reimbursement they give for psychotherapy out of network. You may want to check with your insurance company to find out what they offer for psychotherapy with a therapist with your therapist’s particular licensure in Georgia.

What Can I Expect at My First Therapy Appointment?

Many people have fears, assumptions, and at times, no idea at all about what therapy will be like the first time they come in for a first session. We would also encourage you to reach out and ask your therapist any questions you have about what therapy will be like with them.

Each therapist has their own way of approaching their work. But here are some things that may happen in your first session here at Sage Counseling and Wellness:

  • When you start your first online appointment, you’ll be in the virtual waiting room. 
  • While you wait for your appointment, take a moment to breathe, look over any thoughts or items you’d like to share in the session, and perhaps take a restroom break beforehand so you can be fully present.
  • As sessions are virtual, you can sit however you want to sit comfortably. Some clients prefer to sit at a desk, others in a comfy chair with a laptop or tablet, and some others sit on the floor on a yoga mat to stretch while in session. It’s completely up to you. 
  • In your first session, your therapist will likely remind you that what you talk about in session is completely confidential with a few legal and ethical exceptions, which will be explained to you (and which are outlined in our consent to treatment document). If you have any questions about those policies, you’re encouraged to ask!
  • Your therapist might discuss any other policies they have (cancellation, payment, session length, scheduling, or other ‘frequently asked questions’). This all only takes a few minutes.
  • Then, depending on the level of crisis that you’re currently experiencing, your therapist might review their particular style of therapy, discuss your intake form with you, begin a more thorough assessment of your history, or just ask you what brings you in at that particular time. From there on, it’s a conversation and there are no right or wrong things for you to say — the only thing you can do ‘wrong’ at that point is to be dishonest, and in doing so you would only slow down your progress. If there is something about your therapist that seems like it would get in the way of you feeling comfortable being honest, you can say so, and your therapist may be able to help you feel more comfortable. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your therapist. If at any time you don’t, please let them know or let the director know.
  • Your therapist may or may not take notes, depending on their treatment style. These notes are also confidential unless you consent to their release, and they are kept safely in our electronic health record system.
  • Therapy is a safe space to show your vulnerability so crying is perfectly acceptable.
  • You’ll pay for your session at the end, generally, via your credit card on file.
  • You can discuss a regular meeting time with your therapist so that this time becomes your reserved time. This helps in accountability for you to work on your progress as well.

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