Problems With Your Relationship Or Sex Life?
Are you experiencing relationship issues?
Has your sexual activity as a couple decreased over time? Perhaps one person has more desire than the other.
Do you believe you may be developing what you believe to be a sexual addiction?
Do you suffer from sexual issues such as dysfunction or pain during activity?
Maybe you’ve been working so much you neglect the need for romance. Between working a job, raising children, or outside pressures, it can be difficult to find balance with your love life.
Sex Therapy May Help You
For nearly 50 years, I have worked as an AASECT certified sex therapist helping individuals and couples reconnect with themselves and others.
It’s my goal to foster a sex-positive environment that helps people of all sexual orientations, backgrounds (whether traditional or nontraditional), and consensual relationships.
To do that I place compassion, understanding, and connection at the core of my practice. And make it my priority to develop a specialized treatment plan for you and your significant other to help work through whatever issues you may be facing. But to do that I stress working with both partners to make sex therapy as effective as it can be.
Thanks to years of experience as a sex therapist, and through the use of holistic methods, I can analyze both the mental and physical aspects of relationships to work with clients and create the changes that lead them to a more fulfilling sex life.
Sometimes that may mean working with doctors and physical therapists to provide additional expertise when it’s needed.
Because at the end of the day what I want to do is help you.
Seattle and Kitsap County
My offices are in both Kitsap County and Seattle.
The Seattle office is in Leschi and overlooks scenic Lake Washington, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle for a tranquil retreat.
And the Kitsap County office is in Poulsbo, just above Liberty Bay. The Marina venue was chosen to help clients feel calm while they absorb the beauty of snow-capped mountains.
When clients cannot get to either of my offices I am able to coordinate some sessions by phone or on the Internet.
Don’t hesitate to make an appointment!
How to Choose a Sex Therapist
Many are confused about which sex therapist to choose. Credentials, experience and reviews count! The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is the most widely known credentialing organization. AASECT has rigorous standards for those seeking to be credentialed as a sex therapist. It is essential that a person be credentialed by this organization. Some claim they are seeking this credential, but this does not mean they are yet qualified! There are several other credentialing organizations, and they also lend some credibility to a sex therapist who has them.
Experience is essential. Those with more experience doing sex therapy are of course a better bet than those with little to no experience. Be particularly careful to check out a therapist’s credentials prior to seeing him or her. Many call themselves “sex therapists” who have little to no training or experience. Buyer beware! Without credentialing (not just a license), no one should call themselves a sex therapist. It is false advertising. Saying they specialize in sexual issues does not make them a real sex therapist. Some call themselves “non-traditional or professional” sex therapists, but this means nothing! Unless they are AASECT certified, they are not professional or legitimate sex therapists. Finally, “sex coaches” are not licensed or nearly as qualified to solve sexual issues or to fine-tune sexual expression as a certified sex therapist. Those who have published about sex and sex therapy and who have conducted actual sex research are also more prepared to help you.
The most qualified sex therapists also have a thorough background in sexology–which is the study of sexuality. Even certified sex therapists sometimes lack a background in sexology. They may be marriage counselors, but they are not sexologists. Some organizations certify sexologists. One is The American College of Sexology.
I spoke at TedxWWU and the topic was:
“We Need a Sex Positive Revolution!”
Dr Libby is the most credentialed and experienced AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in the Northwest.
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