A sex therapist in our site can be a psychiatrist, a marriage and family therapist, a psychologist, or a clinical social worker. We are specially trained in sex therapy methods beyond the minimal amount of training about sexuality that is required for each of those licenses.
There are a few graduate schools in the U.S. that specialize in training for sex therapy. Some of our people assemble their training by rigorous self-study and by attendance at the major sexological organizations’ annual conferences.
So seeing a sex therapist is like going to a gynecologist for gynecological problems rather than to a family practice physician. Both have specialized particularly in that area. That isn’t to say that one couldn’t get good help from a non-sex therapist for a sexual issue, it’s just that the likelihood might be a bit less.
However, in our line of work, there are times when we can’t avoid mistakes specially in appreciating your circumstances. That’s why we need to know some feedback so we can address them and serve you better next time. If you have some feedback for us, you may email us at [email protected]