Sex and Sex-eptance
Sex-eptance is a term I coined that signifies an attitude of acceptance of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to sex. Sex-eptance is what I wish for all of my clients. My practice is inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, kinks, fetishes, and behaviors between consenting adults.
Clients seek professional help for concerns related to sex for a variety of reasons. One reason might be that they continue to have sex that feels unfulfilling, disconnected, or compulsive. Some people may have fear or shame about some fantasies, preferences, or kinks. Others may engage in unwanted behaviors, including the misuse of pornography. Individuals also seek professional help to cope with traumatic experiences or abuse that impact their desire or satisfaction with sex.
My professional goal is to help unburden people from unnecessary guilt, shame, and suffering related to sex. The more we try to ignore or control a sexual fantasy, memory, kink, or preference, the more power it has over us. Bringing these to light and discussing them without judgment can be a wonderfully healing experience.
In my work with clients, I help untangle the negative thoughts and emotions related to sex. I also support people in aligning their behaviors with their values to stop the cycle of shame and guilt from unfulfilling behaviors. For certain concerns that I assess would be best addressed by a certified sex therapist, I will be happy to assist in providing the appropriate referrals.