Sex therapists or sexologists help identify, understand and interpret all aspects of sexuality. They listen to the client and seek to clarify their needs and expectations, and help find ways to meet them that are fulfilling while maintaining and prioritizing individuality and dignity, as well as personal and social responsibility.
In their work, sex therapists engage in the design, actualization, consultation, analysis and assessment of all aspects of human sexuality. They determine and implement sexology plans for educational, preventive and counseling purposes aimed at the improvement, maintenance and restoration of sexual health.
A sexologist may work with a client on the following concerns:
Sexual issues (for example: trouble reaching orgasm, sexual abuse, fetishes, painful penetration)
Emotional and relationship issues (ex. : excessive jealousy, separations, divorce and grief, self-esteem and self-confidence issues)
Sexual health issues (pregnancy and infertility, abortion, menopause, andropause)