Sex Therapy in London, Ontario

Many of us encounter experiences throughout our life that alter our sexual identity or orientation and can inhibit our ability to feel connected to ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and to our partner.  Your journey is unique and so should the compassionate support you seek.

Through my expertise in Sex Therapy, I offer empirically supported treatments to uncover barriers, tailor tools and insight to help you rediscover the joy, connection, and pleasure of a healthy sex life. Your sexual well -being is important, together we will achieve more.

Our Sex Therapist

Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MSc

Phaedra Panazzola

Frequently Asked Questions

Effective Areas of Sex Therapy

Low Libido

Low libido, or a reduced interest in sexual activity, is a common concern that affects many individuals at various points in their lives. It’s a multifaceted issue that can stem from a range of physical, psychological, and relational factors.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual health concern, characterized by the difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection sufficient for sexual activity. It’s a condition that can affect men of all ages and has various underlying causes.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual concern where ejaculation occurs sooner than desired, either shortly after sexual penetration or even before it, leading to distress for one or both partners. It’s a complex issue influenced by various factors, both psychological and physical.

Porn / Sex Addiction

Porn and sex addiction involve compulsive engagement in sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that interfere with daily life, causing distress and impacting personal, social, and professional areas. Recognizing and addressing this addiction is crucial for overall well-being.

Kink

Kink involves a diverse range of sexual interests, fantasies, and practices that go beyond traditional or mainstream sexual activities. It’s a broad spectrum that can include various dynamics, roles, and activities, each with its unique characteristics and appeal. Understanding and embracing one’s kinky desires can lead to fulfilling sexual experiences, provided they are explored healthily and consensually.

Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse, medically known as dyspareunia, is a condition where individuals experience pain during or after sexual activity. This issue can affect anyone and is not limited to penetrative sex. Understanding its causes and seeking appropriate treatment can significantly improve one’s sexual health and quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What therapy is best for sex therapy?

As a sex therapist, I utilize a variety of approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy to create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your individual needs. These approaches are evidence-based and have been shown to be effective interventions to treat sexual issues.


What techniques are used in sex therapy?

As a sex therapist, I will utilize various techniques and exercises that are focused on decreasing sexual anxieties, improving sexual function, fostering effective communication,  and promoting healthier sexual relationships. A few examples of exercises that I may use during our sessions would be communication exercises, sensate focus exercises, and learning to identify and reframe negative thought patterns.


Is sex therapy a good idea?

Sex therapy can be beneficial for individuals and couples that notice that their quality of life and/or their relationships have been negatively impacted by the sexual challenges they are facing.


What are the stages of sex therapy?

Phone Consultation:
During our 15-minute complimentary phone consultation we will discuss your needs, and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Intake Appointment:
The intake appointment can be in-person at our London office, or virtual on our secure online platform. The focus of this session will be to discuss your reasons for seeking sex therapy, explore your current challenges, and discuss your goals for therapy.

Assessment & Recommendations:
During this session, together we will discuss the therapeutic focus and direction which will be client-centered and focused on your needs.

Looking Ahead:
At each session, I will utilize different strategies to meet your individual goals which may focus on easing your anxiety, learning how to effectively communicate your sexual needs, or finding ways to increase your desire. The focus will be on assisting you to improve your sexual satisfaction within yourself and in your relationship.

WHATEVER YOUR NEEDS ARE, WE HAVE A THERAPIST For YOU.

Each individual’s needs are unique, which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific goals and requirements.

Our team of licensed therapists are trained and experienced in providing effective treatments for various mental health concerns.