Sex therapy helps individuals and couples enhance sexual fulfillment and/or resolve sexual conflicts and problems. Solutions can vary from simple education to more extensive counseling around complex or longstanding issues. Strategies are tailored to the goals of the individual or couple seeking help. Sex therapy maintains ethical boundaries and is sensitive to the personal values of the client.
Techniques include relationship and intimacy enhancement, strategic reading, specific behavioral interventions, and referral/consultation with other professionals as needed. Sex therapy can be a catalyst for healing and enrichment in the crucial sexual component of intimate relationships. Some of the possible sex therapy issues include but are not limited to: erectile dysfunction, lack of sexual desire, problems of arousal, orgasmic difficulties, pain during sex, performance anxiety, sexual trauma, etc.