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Dr. Victoria Doree Coleman, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Homeopathy, Psychology, Nutrition, Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Naturopathy
2000 Town Center
Southfield, MI

Dr. Vicki Coleman's areas of specialization are family therapy, social work, and homeopathy. Dr. Coleman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, suicide, and psychopharmacology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Ilona L Tobin, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
801 S. Adams Road; Suite 210
Birmingham, MI

Dr. Ilona Tobin works as a family therapist and psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tobin include alcohol abuse, infertility, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tobin has an open panel.

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Dr. Stephen Dillon Fabick, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
640 N Old Woodward; Suite 201
Birmingham, MI

Dr. Stephen Fabick's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fabick include depression, infertility, and grief. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fabick accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Susan J Darlington-Elwert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7087 Lindenmere Court
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dr. Susan Darlington-Elwert's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Darlington-Elwert's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2477 Kingsbury Drive
Troy, MI

Dr. Jennifer Forche's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Forche's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Joe Kort, MA, PhD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Other
Suite 215, Office 1; 25600 Woodward
Royal Oak, MI

Dr. Joe Kort works as a social worker in Royal Oak, MI. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders.

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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.
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