Sexuality is a healthy, positive and rewarding part of couple life.
Medications for sexual dysfunction are on the increase. These medications have helped many people! Sometimes medication is not as helpful as hoped. At such times sex therapy can be a great help. When you come to Couples In Step you will discuss your sexual concerns in a safe and comfortable environment.
Sex therapy concerns
- erectile difficulties
- ejaculation difficulties
- orgasm difficulties
- painful intercourse
- differing levels of sexual desire
- low sexual desire
- sexual dissatisfaction
- sexual trauma such as incest or sexual assault
- trust after infidelity
- redefining sex through life’s stages
- body image and low self-esteem
- change in sexuality because of illness or injury
Couples in Step therapist Irene Oudyk-Suk is a Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO) registered sex therapist.
What to expect
You can expect to be treated with sensitivity and professionalism at Couples In Step. Sessions may include direct questions about your personal history, sexual feelings, and behavior in order to aid assessment. If you do not feel ready to talk about something, you may say so. Your wish will be respected.
Irene can also help you to speak about difficult sexual issues, even if they cause you shame or embarrassment. Along the way, you will receive reliable information about sexual functioning. Good information usually helps increase your comfort with your sexual feelings and performance. Outside reading and home exercises may also be assigned.
Irene’s training and experience allow her to recognize when and how you might benefit from consultation with a physician about sexual difficulties.
Physical sex is only part of sexual intimacy. Sexual problems may also be associated with relationship issues that interfere with the desire to be intimate. Developing holistic sexual intimacy by strengthening the whole marital relationship is an important goal at Couples in Step.
This page is specific to sex therapy. The couple services page describes the Couples In Step therapy process in greater detail. Or you may proceed to the success stories page. You can also read articles written by Couples In Step sex therapist Irene Oudyk-Suk in the category sexuality.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call Couples In Step at 416-459-0956, or email Couples In Step.