From birth to death we are sexual beings. Sexuality is an integral part of who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we relate to others. In a nutshell, our sexual self-esteem plays a key role in how we see ourselves not only in the bedroom, but also how we feel about ourselves “out of the bedroom.” When a sexual dysfunction develops in either partner, ultimately it will affect both partners and this may cause a great deal of distress.
Most people do not know where to turn when sexual problems creep up. Unlike health problems, sexual issues are not something most people feel comfortable discussing with friends and neighbours. The result is that many people suffer silently whilst at the same time feeling sexual inadequate and abnormal.
I like to help clients learn how to express their intimacy in ways that enhance their self-esteem and their relationships. To me, intimacy and relationship problems are not separate from the rest of our lives. Intimacy problems are merely symptoms of our bodies reminding us to pay attention to persons, activities, emotions, or our own physical health.
I am particularly interested in helping women who experience difficulties with desire, orgasm and pain during sex. In addition, I facilitate an eight weeklong psycho-educational group for women who are interested in exploring and embracing their sexuality in a safe and supportive environment. Some of the topics include:
As a Registered Psychologis in BC and AASECT Board Certified Sex Therapist with over 20 years experience in mental health and sex therapy, I help individuals, couples and groups to explore either specific sexual problems, or the more general goal of greater sexual comfort and fulfillment. I realize that sexual problems can be complicated, confusing and difficult to discuss and I try to make the experience as pleasant as possible by creating a therapeutic atmosphere that feels safe, respectful, and non-judgmental.