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Dr Eileen Frances Buese PHD
Specializes in Psychology
8608 Ridge Road
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Eileen Buese specializes in psychology and practices in Bethesda, MD. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buese include depression, infertility, and phobias. Health Net, Coventry, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buese takes. Dr. Buese's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr David S Rose PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1110 Fidler Lane; Suite 1417
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. David Rose practices psychology and psychotherapy in Silver Spring, MD and Bethesda, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Dr. Rose is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexuality, Sexual Orientation Issues

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Dr Walter John Hillabrant PHD
Specializes in Psychology
1927 38th Street Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Walter Hillabrant specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hillabrant include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Hillabrant accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. He has an open panel. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lawrence Sank's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Sank is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Infertility, Sexual Orientation Issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep D ... (Read more)

Dr Stephen J Holland PSYD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
1555 Connecticut Avenue Nw; Suite 500
Washington, DC

Dr. Stephen Holland specializes in group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holland include acceptance and commitment therapy, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Holland is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexuality, Infertility, Sexual Orientation Issues

All Interests: Bulimia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Pain, Body Dysmorphic Disorde ... (Read more)

Dr Douglas Labier PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychoanalysis
5225 Connecticut Avenue, Nw; Suite 214
Washington, DC

Dr. Douglas Labier's specialties are psychology and psychoanalysis. Dr. Labier's areas of expertise include the following: depression, existential psychotherapy, and diagnostic evaluation. He accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation Issues

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Specializes in Psychology
102 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Lorraine Vinci is a psychologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinci include behavioral medicine, behavioral therapy, and depression. Dr. Vinci is professionally affiliated with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr Selena C Snow PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
6260 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

Dr. Selena Snow's specialties are psychology and psychotherapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Snow include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavioral therapy. Dr. Snow takes Out of Network, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexuality, Infertility

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Dr Sidney Walter Binks III PHD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Psychology, Neuropsychology
3000 Connecticut Avenue Nw; Suite 238
Washington, DC

Dr. Sidney Binks' areas of specialization are group therapy, psychology, and neuropsychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Binks include depression, dissociative disorders, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation Issues

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Dr David P Fago PHD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
7307 Baltimore Avenue; Suite 208
College Park, MD

Dr. David Fago practices family therapy and child psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavioral therapy, and education consultation. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. In addition to English, Dr. Fago speaks German. Dr. Fago's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation Issues

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Dr Cynthia L Post PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
602 Mcneill Road
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Cynthia Post specializes in psychology and practices in Silver Spring, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Post include crisis intervention, depression, and behavioral therapy. Dr. Post's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr Julie Bindeman PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
5818 B Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD

Dr. Julie Bindeman specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and grief. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Bindeman welcomes new patients.

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Dr Shawn V Macdonald PHD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
4400 East - West Highway; Suite 1028
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Shawn Macdonald's specialties are psychology and counseling. These areas are among Dr. Macdonald's clinical interests: depression, infertility, and dialectical behavior therapy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, APS Healthcare, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is open to new patients.

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Dr Randi Jean Wortman PHD
Specializes in Psychology
8630 Fenton Street; Suite 320
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Randi Wortman works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. Dr. Wortman is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr Jennifer A Crumlish PHD
Specializes in Psychology
5225 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 513
Washington, DC

Dr. Jennifer Crumlish practices psychology. Dr. Crumlish's areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and grief. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr Roger S Friedman PHD
Specializes in Psychology
8601 Georgia Avenue; Suite 810
Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Roger Friedman practices psychology in Silver Spring, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. He is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.
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