Sex Therapy, Intimacy Counselling, Sexuality Education

Services

Individual and Relationship Sex Therapy, Counselling, and Consultation

 

“I understand that talking about sex can be difficult and feel uncomfortable. Most people mention they feel nervous or feel uncertain about sex therapy altogether. To help lift some of these feelings, I offer the opportunity for you to decide whether my services are a good fit. If not, I’d be glad to provide you with appropriate referrals.” – Dr. Reece

Dr. Reece welcomes individuals, couples and diverse relationships. Sometimes one session is all that’s necessary. Depending on your concern, additional sessions may be beneficial. A tailored, client-centred approach can include:

    • Identifying and re-framing negative thought patterns
    • Specific behavioral suggestions and exercises
    • Empathic and mindfulness-based practices
    • Harm reduction strategies
    • Resources, referrals and co-therapy

 


Single, or not in a committed relationship?

Consider these common remarks:

  • Even though I’m single, I want to explore or understand _________.
  • I have a pattern experiencing ______ (ex. painful sex/erectile dysfunction/orgasm issues/performance anxiety).
  • Is it normal to think/feel/fantasize about ________?
  • I feel my use of ______ (ex. porn, sexting, sex workers) is out of control.
  • I don’t know if I’m satisfying a sex partner by _______. How can I tell if I’m doing this right?
  • I feel anxious. I don’t know how to engage. I fear that I won’t be able to sexually function/perform.
  • I’m sexually turned on by_____. I’m attracted to ______. Now what do I do?
  • I feel shame about _____.
  • I have cheated / I’ve been cheated on. I don’t know who to turn to and I want to talk about this.
  • I want to learn or be coached in ______ (ex. to be a better lover/better communication/being less nervous).

Do any of these statements fit your situation?  Dr. Reece’s practice allows for any and all discussions regarding sex, sexual behaviors and feelings associated with the matter.

 


For couples or those in a relationship

Studies have shown that committed long-term couples finally see a therapist after 6+ years of enduring issues within their relationship. Even so, change is possible where countless of couples have rekindled their intimacy towards each other. Whether you book a session alone or with your partner, a  process will begin that aims to re-envision your relationship. Common relationship concerns include:

  • Low to no desire / orgasm issues / erectile issues
  • Performance anxiety
  • Lack of intimacy, touching, sex
  • Trust and rebuilding trust
  • Not knowing how to discuss sex, wants and desires
  • Guessing what the partner needs, wants and desires
  • Opening up the relationship to a different relationship dynamic
  • Infidelity, being in an affair, texting or sexting others
  • Pornography that is interfering in the relationship

 


  • Couple’s intimacy and sex “check-up” session

    Why wait until there’s a problem before you decide to see a professional?  More couples are booking “check-up” sessions to “check-in” with their relationship health. These informative sessions and are designed to unveil greater insight and to broaden ways to be even more connected.

    • “Is our communication at a good place? How can we be better?”
    • “Is our sexual relationship on a healthy path?”
    • “How do we discover those erotic spots on our partner’s body with comfort?”
    • “How can we heighten the experience of orgasm?”
    • “How can we adapt to the “new normal” since _____ happened?”
    • “How can we trust each other when ______?”
    • “We want to learn about _______.”

     

    A sexologist is a human sexuality and sex behavioral specialist. A sexologist may not be an actual ‘certified sexologist’. A certified sexologist has completed a minimum 500 hundred hours of formal training in human sexuality, including supervision. A sexologist with a Masters or Doctorate has completed 3000+ hours of formal training. A sexologist views human sexuality from a multi-disciplinary, systemic, and multi-faceted perspective. A collaborative team approach (that may include your healthcare provider and/or mental health therapist) may be recommended.

    When someone refers to themselves as a sexologist, sex therapist, sex expert, or relationship expert, ask if they’re certified and check their credentialing and professional bodies, memberships, and verify their formal training – including ongoing training and updating.

  • “When should I/we see a sex therapist?”

    Sex therapy or a consultation is encouraged when you are experiencing uncertainty, concern, or distress on a sexual health, sexuality or gender identity matter, or a relationship matter. By ignoring it, the concern may re-appear in different ways. While online support is encouraged, you may benefit from insight that is specific to your unique circumstances.