Help individuals overcome underlying issues that are presented as sexual difficulties.
Remember, sexual coaching that involves physical contact is not part of mainstream sex therapy and is against the ethics of licensed mental health providers.
Keep in mind that concerns about sex and intimacy are often linked to other underlying issues, such as stress, anxiety or depression.
But certified sex therapists are trained at putting you at ease and are skilled at identifying and exploring sexual concerns.
If you're in a relationship, it's usually most helpful to involve your partner in meetings with your sex therapist.
Sex therapy is usually short term, with a limited number of sessions.