Written by Bill Knecht
Friday, 29 July 2011 13:18
We are sexual beings. How we come to navigate this reality within our cultural, social, relational and religious contexts is an important aspect of our human development. Sexual issues span the spectrum from sexual anorexia to sexual addiction (See below). Sexual behavior and sexual development is far more than physical encounter. It is wrapped up with layers of meaning and emotion that we associate with our sexual identity and desire.
Because sexual issues bring a deep sense of shame to many of us, people seek the privacy of psychotherapy to work through their sexual issues. Some seek psychotherapy to heal from sexual abuse, some to untangling unhealthy associations with sexuality, some to overcome sexual obsessions/compulsions/addictions, some to understand and come to terms with their own sexual development and sexual identity, or some to find a healthier, more intimate sex life with their partner. Here, therapy is a safe place to talk about sexual issues and to struggle together with what has been difficult or harmful and what are the possibilities for health.
Bill has been treating sexual dysfunction, sexual addictions and teaching healthy sexual practices since 1972.