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Intimacy Counseling

 Intimacy counseling can change your relationship and your life!

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  Intimacy counseling is not just for couples, but  individuals as well, who want to improve their love life! 

Who doesn’t want to have a great loving relationship with another person?

Not all problems in a relationship are strictly “relational” understanding the human body and mind as it ages sexually is one area where people lack important information, and that can affect a relationship!  Couples can talk for hours about problems that may never get resolved in therapy, but with intimacy counseling couples learn how to touch again which can open the door for more intimate communication. 

 When there is no intimacy in a relationship, or sex has become a chore, lack of desire, painful or no longer fulfilling, then the relationship will suffer.  In just a few sessions couples will learn how to understand one another on a new level, but part of the process is wanting to work on the relationship! 

Intimacy counseling works best for couples and individuals who are ready to explore new options, move forward in their lives and allow themselves to let go of the past and be open to a happier more fulfilling future.  

Contact (805) 732-7847  dawnm42@gmail.com  to set up appointment fill out intake and release form on site, call or e-mail for questions all fee’s are listed on appointment page.

 For couples or individuals who may also have sexual issues, that get in the way of intimacy or finding that special person to share their life with, intimacy counseling incorporates solutions in the sessions as well!

Common Sexual Problems:

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  • Delayed Orgasm—-Persistent or recurrent difficulty, delay in or absence of attaining orgasm following sufficient sexual stimulation and arousal, which causes personal distress. (for males nocturnal emission may occur).
  • Hypoactive Sexual Arousal Disorder – Persistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain sufficient sexual excitement, causing personal distress. It may be expressed as a lack of subjective excitement, or lack of genital lubrication or swelling in women, erection in males, or other physical responses.
  • Sexual Aversion Disorder – Aversion to and active avoidance of genital sexual contact with a sexual partner causing marked distress. The individual may experience anxiety, fear and/or disgust.
  • Pelvic Pain Disorders – syndromes with various symptoms which often include pain and dysfunction related to urination (including interstitial cystitis), defecation and sexual activity.
  • Dyspareunia – Recurrent or consistent genital pain associated with genital intercourse and sexual activity.
  • Vaginismus – Recurrent or persistent involuntary spasm of the musculature of the outer third of the vagina that interferes with vaginal penetration which causes personal distress.
  • Vulvodynia (Vulvar Vestibulitis) – is a syndrome that is marked by pain at the opening of the vagina when touched often associated with pain during intercourse.
  • Erectile Dysfunction – Recurrent inability to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual performance (impotence).
  • Early Ejaculation – Persistent or recurrent occurrence of ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on or shortly after penetration and before the person wishes it (premature ejaculation).
  • Delayed Ejaculation – Delay in reaching ejaculation during sexual activity.
  • Erection Problems: Maintaining an erection, losing an erection or the inability to control erection.
  • Lack of pleasure during orgasm:  Having orgasm but not feeling the same pleasure involved, decrease in sensation, or less pleasurable.
  • Retrograde Ejaculation:  Occurs when semen enters the bladder instead of emerging through the penis during orgasm.
  • Loss of lubrication:  Lack of self lubrication in women leading to painful intercourse, and inflammation of the bladder.

 

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“Dawn made it so comfortable for my husband and myself to talk openly about some issues we were having in our sex lives.  We had lost the passion and were having a difficult time expressing that to each other.  It had been several years since we really had connected with each other sexually and I was feeling like we were never going to get it back.  We had been to marriage counseling which helped a little but it was more about the connection rather than the little problems.   Dawn helped us to reconnect in ways that I thought was not possible, learning how to date each other again and understand each other on a different level.   Too listen to one another without judgement or bringing up past events.  Thanks Dawn for helping us find the passion in our marriage again!
 
 
I made the appointment for my wife and myself because I felt like she was not enjoying sex with me anymore and I still felt very attracted to her.  After a few sessions with Dawn, my wife began to open up about herself and feel sexy again.  Dawn gave us home assignments to do that were fun and we had a chance to explore sexuality in a new way.  The best part was having my wife back again and feeling like she was enjoying making love to me again.  Dawn I thought I would never have my wife back again, but this time around with your help it is even better!” 
 

“Sex had been painful for me for the past 4 years and I feel so bad every time my husband wanted to have sex and I would turn him down, but I did not know who to talk to about this, my gynecologist  recommend that I see Dawn.  Dawn helped me understand my body, and how important it was to feel desire again, so I could get aroused and what I needed to do.  Now I no longer have painful sex, and understood why I was having it in the first place.  My husband started to come to the sessions with me and from there Dawn helped us to understand how the body matures and what we could do with each other to make the intimacy and the sex pleasureful again.   I would recommend her to any woman that wants to have a better sex life and a healthier relationship with her husband!”

 

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