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Our marriage or relationship can be one of the most important sources of our happiness.

Yet every relationship has challenges, and moments of sadness, anger, frustration, possibly even hopelessness.

Issues of attachment, intimacy, commitment, communication, self-esteem, shame, fear, anxiety, unconscious expectations, performance anxieties, traumatic memories, but also

gender roles, social expectations, virtual reality etc. can all play a role in our relationships

and in our sex life.

Marriage & Couples Therapy

In couples/marriage therapy I help my clients explore and resolve both the problems they have as a couple (communication, trust, intimacy, sex, passion, infidelity, conflicts, family planning, divorce etc.) and the personal issues of one or both of the partners that has contributed to their challenges as a couple. Therefore I often use an alternating pattern of joint and individual sessions. 

Here are some the most frequent areas of my work:

  • communication problems

  • intimacy

  • infidelity & trust issues

  • dating

  • break-up, divorce, loneliness

  • life transitions

  • conflicts in the family system

  • parenting issues, family planning

  • stress, burn-out, work-life balance

  • anxiety, panic, phobias

  • depression, lack of motivation

  • self-sabotaging patterns

  • addictions (overeating, drugs, smoking, alcohol, etc.)

  • grief, loss

  • history of trauma

  • sexual dysfunctions

  • etc.

 

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is a form of psychotherapy aiming to help couples and individuals regain an active and harmonious sex life and increase sexual satisfaction.


In its basic forms, sex therapy can help to learn new and more appropriate techniques, re-kindle desire and enjoyment, eliminate pain or disruptions of normal sexual functionings, clarify issues of sexual orientation or identity, etc.

It also helps to clarify, understand, and differentiate biological, psychological, relational, contextual and technical aspects of sexual issues.

Sex therapy is based on a thorough medical and psychological examination, but is mainly focused on eliminating the symptoms themselves.

Therefore, sex therapy is usually relatively short-term.

 

However, sexual problems are often not only a matter of biological functioning or lack of technical skills, but symptoms of deeper emotional issues of the individual or the couple.

 

Therefore sex therapy is often a joint venture with relationship counseling and/or with individual psychotherapy.

 

Issues of attachment, intimacy, commitment, communication, self-esteem, shame, fear, anxiety, unconscious expectations, performance anxieties, traumatic memories, but also gender roles, social expectations, virtual reality etc. can all play a role in our sex life.
 
The ultimate goal of relationship counseling and sex therapy is always a happy, harmonious, intimate and loving relationship.

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Most typical problem areas

in my praxis

 

Couples Counseling

  • individual problems in the relationship

  • relationship problems for the individual

  • communication problems

  • intimacy, attachment, commitment

  • infidelity

  • trust issues

  • break-up, divorce

  • loneliness

  • conflicts in the family system

  • parenting issues, family issues

  • premarital counseling

Sexual problems for men and women

  • orgasmic disorders (e.g. ejaculation problems etc.)

  • sexual interest/arousal disorders (e.g. erectile dysfunctions etc.)

  • sexual desire disorders

  • sexual pain disorders

  • problems with sexual orientation, gender dysphoria

  • sexual addiction

  • lack of sexual confidence

  • sexual abuse or assualt

 

Sex Therapy

  • cognitive behavior therapy of sexual dysfunctions

  • sex therapy with hypnosis/hypnotherapy

  • explorative (analytic/dynamic) psychotherapy of sexual dysfunctions

  • sex therapy with other psychotherapeutic techniques

 

Psychoeducation

  • anatomic and physiological characteristics of human sexuality

  • psychosexual development

  • gender roles, gender issues

  • birth control, family planning, pregnancy

  • counseling for adolescents, young adults, and their parents

  • male and female menopause

  • aging and sexuality

  • questions of sexual orientation (hetero-, homo-, bisexuality)

  • drugs and sexuality

  • internet and sexuality

 

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