Taking the step for sexual healing is a difficult one and most people often wait years, even decades, to seek help. Shame, isolation, humiliation, and the lack of willingness to participate from a partner, sometimes to the point of extreme dismissiveness, as well as the expense, create barriers to obtaining the assistance needed in order to restore a happy and healthy sexual life.
While sex therapy employs many of the same principles as other modalities, there are specific techniques available for various sexual problems. Sessions may involve the individual and/or couple. Unlike perhaps other therapy experiences, there is an explicit exploration of the sexual concern. Sex therapy does not include touching or the use of surrogates in the treatment room.
In addition to sexual dysfunction, sex therapy addresses conflict around gender concerns, sexual preferences and or contemporary sexual issues. Dr. Winter works with relationships and couples of all types, heterosexual, gay/lesbian and mixed, as well as at all stages of attachment and separation.
In addition to a direct, empathic, solution-oriented approach, Dr. Winter brings a unique blending of extensive training and experience to the therapy room. She is the only Sexologist (fellow) who is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, certified in EMDR and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, Discernment Counseling and hypnosis, in the state.
Dr. Winter has helped hundreds of men, women, and couples overcome all kinds of sexual concerns so that they can have the kind of pleasurable and satisfying experiences they seek. She can help you enhance your relationship, both in and out of the bedroom, and restore the connection and intimacy you desire. She will also help facilitate referrals to other specialists if needed.