Are you suffering from painful sexual experiences? Have you tried talking to your doctor about your symptoms but left the appointment feeling dismissed and invalidated? Sexual pain conditions are not common knowledge in the medical community. It often takes a visit with a sex therapist or a sexual medicine specialist to get an accurate diagnosis.
We know that your pain is real, and we understand the devastating impact sexual pain can have on your relationship, your self-esteem, and your ability to enjoy sexual pleasure. We will never tell you to have another glass of wine or that the pain is all in your head. We will believe you when you tell us that you’re hurting, and we will compassionately guide you along every step of the sexual healing journey. Your pain is not permanent.
How We Help
Our therapists specialize in working with clients suffering from sexual pain.
We’re familiar treating conditions such as dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, pelvic floor hypertonicity, generalized and provoked vestibulodynia, and lichens sclerosis, among others. We will work in tandem with your pelvic floor physical therapist and gynecologist to ensure we’re working together to facilitate healing as quickly as possible.
Our approach begins with healing the trauma you’ve experienced during the years you’ve suffered from sexual pain. Next, we’ll help you unlearn the anxious and avoidant reactions you’ve developed to protect yourself from painful experiences. Finally, we’ll help you reconnect with your sexual body, teaching you how to experience solo and partnered pleasure without triggering your emotional or physical pain. We know you’ve felt alone with this pain for a long time. Rest assured you’ll never feel that way again.
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I’ve been telling doctors about my pain for years, but they always looked at me like I was crazy. I feel broken and alone and have no hope that I’ll ever have a fulfilling sexual relationship.
I finally have an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that is working! I have compassion for myself and am finally learning how to explore my sexuality in a way that feels safe and exciting.
I’ve never been able to have penetrative intercourse because of my sexual pain. I’m scared to try anything sexual because the pain is so intense.
Between therapy and pelvic floor work, I’m finally able to experience pleasurable penetration, and I’m no longer afraid of sex. I know how know to create sexual pleasure in my body without any pain.
My partner was supportive in the beginning, but after years of struggling with this pain, we’re both at the end of our ropes. Sex has become a source of conflict that I feel powerless to resolve.
It wasn’t easy, but I’ve finally resolved the source of my sexual pain, learned how to connect to pleasure in my sexual body, and healed my relationship with my partner. Sex is now a source of connection and intimacy in our relationship.
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