INTIMACY AND SEX
It's an Important Part of Our Lives!
Balancing Sex and Intimacy: Find Guidance with a Christian Sex Therapist. Nurture Passionate Connections! Find Now Christian sex therapist near me. Have you ever encountered challenges or concerns related to sex and intimacy in your relationship?
Common sex challenges may arise due to a lack of sexual education and communication skills, leading to misunderstandings and unmet sexual needs between partners. Negative sexual experiences, past traumas, or religious teachings may contribute to sexual anxieties and inhibitions. Additionally, differences in sexual desire and preferences between partners can create challenges in maintaining intimacy and connection. Performance anxiety, body image issues, and medical conditions can also impact sexual experiences. A sex coach can address these causes by providing accurate sex education, promoting open and non-judgmental communication about sexual desires, and offering techniques to enhance intimacy and pleasure.
Common sex challenges that a sex coach can help with:
Improving sexual communication and intimacy with a partner
Overcoming sexual performance anxiety
Addressing issues of low libido and desire discrepancy
Learning about sexual anatomy, pleasure, and techniques
Coping with sexual trauma or negative sexual experiences
Exploring sexual fantasies and desires in a safe and consensual manner
Understanding and embracing various sexual orientations and identities
Resolving sexual problems related to medical conditions or medications
Building sexual confidence and positive body image
Addressing issues of sexual dysfunction or pain during sex
Coaching Can Reignite Your Intimacy
If you are in a romantic relationship, a coach with specialized training in intimacy and sexuality can help you improve your sex life. Trained coaches can provide comprehensive sexual education about sexual anatomy, dispel myths or misconceptions, and empower you to make informed decisions and have greater confidence. Coaches can facilitate open and honest communication around desires, boundaries, and consent. They can help you to discuss your needs, preferences, and fantasies with your partner in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Effective communication helps build trust, fosters intimacy, and ensures that both of your desires are acknowledged and respected.
Coaches can introduce new ideas, techniques, and activities to enhance pleasure and variety in the bedroom. But they go beyond physical techniques and can help you deepen your emotional intimacy, build trust, and enhance non-sexual forms of intimacy too. This is often through communication exercises, sensual touch exercises (“sensate focus”), and mindfulness practices that promote emotional connection and vulnerability. By addressing negative self-talk and building self-acceptance and self-love, you can approach your sex life with greater confidence and enjoyment.
Coaching is not a substitute for therapy and is not intended to treat any physical or mental health problems. Please note that if you struggle with entrenched problems, then this may be more appropriate for therapy (see our "Sex Therapy" page). Neither coaching nor therapy can address issues that have a medical cause. Therefore, you may be referred to a physician or medical provider to rule out any physical causes. It's important to note that this type of coaching should be conducted by trained and certified professionals who adhere to ethical guidelines.
1. What is psychotherapy?Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and an individual seeking support. It aims to explore thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and experiences to promote personal growth, emotional well-being, and address specific concerns. Psychotherapy encompasses various approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and humanistic therapy, tailored to meet the individual's needs.
2. How long does psychotherapy last?The duration of psychotherapy varies depending on several factors, including the individual's goals, the complexity of their concerns, and their progress throughout the therapeutic process. Some individuals may benefit from short-term therapy, consisting of a few sessions or weeks, to address specific issues or provide immediate support. Long-term therapy may span several months or years, focusing on deeper exploration and ongoing personal development. The therapist and individual collaborate to determine the appropriate duration of therapy based on their unique circumstances.
3. How do I find the right therapist for me?Finding the right therapist involves considering several factors. It's important to seek a licensed and qualified therapist with expertise in the specific concerns you want to address. You can ask for recommendations from trusted sources, such as healthcare professionals or friends who have had positive experiences with therapy. Online directories and therapist matching platforms can also help you find therapists in your area. Additionally, it's crucial to feel comfortable and have a good rapport with your therapist, so scheduling an initial consultation or phone call to assess the fit is recommended.
4. Do you accept insurance?For mental health issues, we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and affiliates (CareFirst, Anthem, BCBS Federal Employee Program, etc.) and Cigna or Evernorth. HOWEVER, please note that to qualify for insurance benefits, therapy must be related to a mental health diagnosis, like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc., that has medical necessity. Most insurance plans do not cover relationship or sexual issues. Yes, it is sad considering that these are often the primary drivers for mental health issues. Please do not ask us to bill your insurance for relationship or sexual issues without first contacting your insurance company to check to see if your plan covers it. (We don't want to keep asking them.) Also, we cannot make up a diagnosis either, as this is insurance fraud and can cost us our license and result in serious penalties. Plus, insurance companies occasionally audit psychotherapy notes to ensure that treatment is related to the reported diagnosis. You can always choose to skip insurance and pay for therapy out of pocket. This will maximize your privacy and widen your pool of therapists. Thank you for your understanding.
5. Is psychotherapy confidential?Confidentiality is a fundamental principle in psychotherapy. Therapists are legally and ethically bound to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the information shared during therapy sessions. However, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality, such as when there is a risk of harm to oneself or others, child or elder abuse, or when a court order requires the disclosure of information. Your therapist should explain their confidentiality policy and any exceptions during the initial sessions.
About Dr. Luttrell
Dr. Luttrell can help you reconnect and realign with your truth authentic self by restoring emotional intimacy with yourself, partner, family, business, or spiritual relationships. He brings to coaching 15 years of experience providing therapy for couples.
"Dr. Luttrell is very professional. He strives to obtain the most helpful resources for clients and keep up to date on relevant approaches to aid clients in their therapy journey. He is friendly and approachable and highly empathic."
- Vanessa Q. (former colleague)
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