Sex Therapy

 “When things don’t work well in the bedroom, they don’t work well in the living room either.” William H. Masters

I guide couples and individuals who are embarking on the path to sexual wellness.

As a Sex Therapist I understand that sexual health is an integral part of overall health and happiness. I also understand that the topic of sex, from sexual intimacy to sexual trauma can be loaded with shame, fear and judgment. I’m here to mentor you on the path to love, courage and acceptance.

Julie Schmit LMFT

I’m here to mentor you on the path to love, courage and acceptance.

There is a good bit of confusion about sex therapy that has been spread in the popular media and elsewhere, about what sex therapy is and isn’t. My work is evidence-based, the product of extensive professional training and founded on sound physiological and psychological principles. Clients remain fully clothed and there is no physical touch involved in sex therapy.

Here are some central principles of my sex therapy work:

Holistic Approach

We address sexual issues holistically, in a way that incorporates emotional, psychological, and relational aspects, as well as considering physical function in the therapy.

Self-Care and Self Exploration

You will learn self-care practices that promote self-love and self-acceptance, which can be particularly helpful when dealing with past traumas and sexual well-being. I help guide clients toward deeper connections and a more fulfilling sexual and emotional life. To this end, I offer a unique and spiritually-oriented approach to several sexual issues.

Knowledge of the Body

As a former human anatomy instructor, massage therapy instructor, movement specialist and a Yoga instructor with over 30 years of experience, I have extensive experience working with and teaching people about the human body. I incorporate this in the following ways:

  • Body awareness: You will learn the ways physical sensations, muscle tension, and posture can affect sexual experience. This knowledge can increase your ability to address physical barriers to sexual satisfaction. I sometimes teach yoga poses or tantra techniques that can enhance sexual pleasure and satisfaction.
  • Stress Reduction: We may incorporate stress reduction methods and relaxation techniques into our work together, to help reduce anxiety, tension and related factors that may affect sexual satisfaction or that may be contributing to sexual problems.
  • Mind-Body Connection: We will explore the emotional and psychological aspects of how you relate to sexual activity and how this affects your pleasure, physical sensations, and your relationship with your body.

Focus Areas for Treatment

Mismatched Sexual Desires
Raised in a Sexually-Shaming Environment
Open Relationships & Non-monogamy
Different Turn-ons and Turn-offs
Issues Having or Maintaining Erection
Conflicts Due to Pornography
Desire to Increase Passion & Pleasure
History of Sexual Trauma for One or Both of You
Pain During Sex
Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity

If you’re ready to get started, then
schedule a free 15 minute consultation to learn more.