Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy and counselling. It is offered to address questions and concerns surrounding a person’s sexuality, sexual function, sexual desire and intimacy.
Sex therapy is generally provided by a physician, a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a clinical social worker or a licensed sex therapist with special training in issues related to sex and relationship. They use sex therapy methods to address issues from a scientific perspective rather than from an ideological perspective.
If any aspect of your sex life or sexual relationship concerns you, talking to a trained and licensed sex therapist is probably the best choice you can make. Here are some of the seasoned sex therapists in Australia and beyond…
One of Australia’s first sex therapists is Bettina Arndt. She’s a respected commentator and speaks to audiences all over Australia regarding the fascinating subject of sex. She writes for various leading newspapers and magazines in Australia and appears regularly on television and radio. She currently ventured to be a dating coach to help men and women meet their match. Bettina Arndt is the author of the internationally best-selling book “The Sex Diaries” and “What Men Want”.
Tanya Koens is a Sydney based clinical counsellor and sex therapist specialising in sex therapy, sex coaching, self-esteem and anxiety. She is the owner and operator of Surry Hills Therapy, an office conveniently located near Central Station where she does her practice providing a safe place for people to explore their sexuality, feelings and inner worlds. She also presents and lectures on sexual issues and treatments.
Sydney sex therapist and relationship counsellor Gia Ravazzotti believes that sexual health, intimacy, and relationships are vital part of overall health and wellbeing. She has expanded her practice principles by undertaking extensive training in sex therapy, sexuality, sexual health, relationship counselling, couples counselling and alternative healing practices. Gia Ravazzotti also presents at conferences and general practitioner workshops on different topics including sexual health, male and female sexual dysfunction and on becoming a sex therapist.
The experienced sex therapist Maria Caetano is also a sex and relationship counsellor in private practice. She specialises in relationship or sexual issues, anxiety, stress or communication problems and intimacy. She is the President of Assert NSW and a member of The Sexual Health Society of NSW and is also on the Board of Impotence Australia. Maria will support you and assist you in addressing sexual and relationship concerns as she believes that challenges present opportunities for personal growth.
Dr Margaret Redelman is a medical sex and relationship therapist who received her medical degree in Sydney and sexuality training in the USA. She currently works in private practice in Bondi Junction, Sydney covering positive male and female sexuality, sexual dysfunctions and the social relationships of both heterosexual and homosexual couples. She’s also a public speaker on various topics of sexuality and has published articles on sexuality in accredited medical journals and participates in research for the treatment of male and female sexual function.
Qualified sex therapist Bill Crelley has been involved with men and women’s psychological and physical wellbeing for many years. He specialises in helping men who struggle with the stresses of life which often affect their sexual ability. He is a counselling supervisor at University of Sydney– Master of Health Science (Sexual Health) and is a clinical member of the Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists.
Dr. Rosie King is an internationally acclaimed sex therapist who has assisted a number of individuals and couples in having progressive changes in their lives and relationships. She’s also an educator who lectures and runs workshops within Australia and internationally raising global awareness on sexual issues. Dr. Rosie King is the author of the best-selling book “Good Loving Great Sex” as well as “Where did my libido go” which was written specifically for women with low sexual desire.
Dr. Lesley Yee is a sexual health physician and a sex therapist working at the Australian Centre for Sexual Health in St Leonards, Sydney. She graduated with honours from Sydney University in 1978 and completed a Masters in Medicine in Psychotherapy. Her main area of clinical expertise is female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lesley Yee is also a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Physicians and a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine.
Georgina Whelan is a psychologist and a sex therapist that assists people in enhancing their eroticism, intimacy, sexual satisfaction and pleasure in their sexual relationships. She’s an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society and currently works at the Australian Centre for Sexual Health. Her areas of expertise include male & female sexual dysfunction, gender, desire discrepancy and sexual identity. She offers individual and couple therapy.
Boston area certified sex therapist and diplomate Dr. Aline Zoldbrod have over two decades of experience as a sex therapist, teacher and trainer in sexuality. She has taught other sex therapists at national conferences and has had articles about her and her clinical works published. Dr. Aline Zoldbrod is also the author of the award-winning book “SexSmart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to Do About It “and two more commercially-published books on sexuality and relationships.