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We found 7 providers with an interest in sex therapy near Deerfield, IL.

Dr. Linda C Sizemore, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3360 Brook Road
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Linda Sizemore works as a psychologist in Highland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. Dr. Sizemore honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Dittmer Joseph, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 111
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jack Joseph specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include behavioral medicine, depression, and phobias. He honors ValueOptions, Medical Mutual, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph is open to new patients.

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Dr. Harold Martin Rice-Erso, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
666 Dundee Road; Suite 1302
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Harold Rice-Erso specializes in psychology. Dr. Rice-Erso's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
666 Dundee Road; Suite 1302
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Barry Alpert practices psychology in Northbrook, IL. Dr. Alpert's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
778 Frontage Road; Suite 123
Northfield, IL
 

Dr. Arnold Ordman specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. Dr. Ordman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Ivan Velasco
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
747 Lake Cook Road; Suite 205e, Office 2
Deerfield, IL
 

Mr. Ivan Velasco is a family therapist and counselor. His areas of expertise include sexual addiction, pastoral counseling, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Velasco accepts. Mr. Velasco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Phillip L Elbaum, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
35 Greenbriar Drive
Deerfield, IL
 

Mr. Phillip Elbaum specializes in social work and practices in Deerfield, IL. Mr. Elbaum's clinical interests include infertility, education consultation, and phobias. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is, in essence, a form of psychotherapy that is specifically focused on the emotional and behavioral issues around human sexuality. Although sex therapists often work closely with medical doctors, sex therapy does not address medical issues, which are usually treated by a gynecologist or urologist. Sex therapists never engage in sexual activity with their patients. They are counselors that help individuals or couples resolve their emotional or communication issues about sex.

Some of the problems that a person might see a sex therapist for include:
  • Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation
  • Inability to have an orgasm
  • Pornography addiction
  • Sexual inhibitions
  • Sexual trauma or abuse
  • Couples with differing levels of desire
  • Physical issues with sex due to disability

During sex therapy, individuals or couples will talk about their sexual issue and their background. It is common to be given exercises to work on outside of therapy to improve communication, intimacy, or physical response. Sometimes these exercises bring up strong emotions, and then those emotions can be discussed during therapy. The goals of sex therapy are usually to obtain reliable information about sex, to improve verbal and physical communication between a couple, and to improve sexual performance.

Because of the nature of sex therapy and how vulnerable it makes most patients feel to discuss their sex life, it is extremely important to choose a sex therapist wisely. Referrals can usually be obtained via physicians or clergy, but it is also important to seek a credentialed therapist. The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) offers certification to sex therapists, which ensures proper training and education, as well as a strict code of ethics.