A large part of my clinical practice and research has been focused on the role and impact that sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender have on quality of life. It is a paradox that this topic is an area that most people struggle to talk about, while simultaneously being an area so many carry shame and guilt about performance, attractions, and behaviors.
Sexual performance specifically, is an area that carries much weight in terms of expectations. When our performance doesn’t match what it “should” be in our heads, we get disappointed, embarrassed, ashamed, and have the tendency to lose hope of having a healthy and happy sex life. In working in tandem with your medical provider to rule out physical issues, we are able to isolate the root of the issue and empower you to move towards making sex a pleasurable and stress-free experience.
I have had much experience working with the LGBTIQA community in coming out, reconciling religious conflicts with sexuality, exploring gender norms and roles, the mental health/medical/legal considerations of transitioning genders, queer youth, same-sex parenting, polyamory, the HIV/AIDS community, and am a Kink-Aware Professional (KAP).