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We found 9 providers with an interest in sex therapy and who accept Cash Pay near Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Joanne Boyd Irving, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
4405 East - West Highway; Suite 301
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Joanne Irving works as a family therapist and psychologist in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Irving's areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and separation. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
6000 Executive Boulevard; Suite 530
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Andrea Weiss works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Weiss accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Suzanne M Goldberg
Specializes in Psychology
2029 Q Street Nw; #2
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Suzanne Goldberg works as a psychologist in Washington, DC. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Goldberg's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lawrence I Sank, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
6310 Winston Drive
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Sank's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Sank's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer Anne Crumlish, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5225 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 513
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jennifer Crumlish's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and grief. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Crumlish welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4840 Macarthur Blv; #205
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Brian Cross specializes in psychology and practices in Washington, DC. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, infertility, and education consultation. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cross's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael Lawrence Hendricks, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5225 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 513
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Michael Hendricks is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendricks include depression, psychopharmacology, and men's health issues. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hendricks's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
4700 Langdrum Lane
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Phyllis Daen is a psychologist in Glen Echo, MD and Bethesda, MD. Dr. Daen's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
10069; 4 Windstream Drive
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Robert Brown practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. Dr. Brown is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is open to new patients.

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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.