Sex Therapy In New Jersey

Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on sexual issues. Sex therapy is for couples or individuals. People of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, religions, and ethnicities choose to seek the help of a sex therapist. Couples may be struggling with communication issues that manifest themselves in the bedroom, conflicting levels of sexual desire, problems resulting from long periods of inactivity, or hurts resulting from infidelities. In relationships, there are times when passion needs recharging. Sex therapists can also guide couples on how to make sex more exciting, hot, and playful and to sustain that desire in long-term relationships. Also, sex therapy can help with gender concerns, sex addiction or compulsions, transgender issues, and other intimate concerns.

Some examples of issues that bring individuals/couples to sex therapy are:

  • Changes in sexuality brought on by menopause or the typical aging process
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Lack of orgasm
  • Difficulties with erections or ejaculation
  • Inhibited and Reduced Desire
  • Sexual Addiction (Internet and other media)
  • Difficulties resulting from infidelities
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Dyspareunia (Pain and discomfort)
  • Vaginismus (Inability to have intercourse)
  • Lack of Intimacy
  • Frequency and Desire Incompatibility
  • Differing Sexual Styles
  • Issues of Trust, Respect, and Commitment
  • Alternative Lifestyles and Relationships
  • Sex with a physical disability
  • Sexual concerns as a result of illness such as cancer or surgery
  • Transgender issues

The therapeutic approach at Roseland Psychotherapy Associates honors and respects you as a whole person – your physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and spiritual self. We support you in understanding and accepting all parts of who you are, how you think, how you want to live in the world, and how you want to exist in a relationship with others.

Dr. Beth Levy-Merlin and Dr. Julie Potischman are Certified Sex Therapists with Doctorates in Clinical Sexology and members of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). We are excited to announce the growth of our sex therapy practice with the addition of Maxine Block, another Certified Sex Therapist who is trained and experienced in working with clients dealing with any of the issues above.