Please note that due to COVID-19 Lauren is conducting all sessions on a HIPAA compliant video platform.

Sexual health is often overlooked due to shame and stigma, but it is one of the most important parts of our general health and well-being. Sex has the potential to enhance relationships and add meaning to life. Furthermore being in touch with one’s own sexual needs can increase pleasure and self-esteem.

Putting the shame and stigma to rest.

Sex therapy is a specialization of talk psychotherapy, I respectfully work with people to find solutions to their sexual concerns and meet the unique needs of their relationships and orientations. I work on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Discrepant or mismatched desires in couples
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Sexually compulsive behavior
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Vaginal pain
  • Understanding sexual identity
  • Sexual trauma
  • Exploring kink
  • Exploration of consensual and ethical non-monogamy and polyamory

Sex Therapy Goes Beyond Just Sex

As their sex therapist in Silver Spring, MD, my clients often find great sex is ultimately more about their relationship with themselves and their partners than it is about technique.

Finding the issue
Most relationships and individuals struggle at some time with a variety of sexual issues and negative sexual experiences, which often impact many aspects of life. During your sex therapy sessions, we will discuss and pinpoint the origin of your sexual concerns.
Developing the solution
Sex therapy never involves direct sexual experience or touch in the therapist’s office. Sex therapy, whether individual or within a relationship, helps you understand the origin of your sexual difficulties, provide education, and suggest strategies for increasing sexual satisfaction and intimacy.
Keeping your privacy
I understand that sex is a very private issue, and talking about it can be extremely difficult. I respect that. Beyond the threshold of my office, I will not even acknowledge that I know you -- even if we pass each other in the street -- unless you initiate the interaction first. Your privacy is not only my legal responsibility, but is also of utmost importance to my values.

What Can You Expect At Your Therapy Sessions

I recognize many people are nervous to talk about sex. However, my training, experience as a sex therapist, and warmth will help you feel comfortable. My office is a low-pressure environment. You can explore sexuality as much as your comfort zone permits. Whether you come with your partner(s) or as an individual, any conversation is on the table that’s within your comfort level.

Resources and FAQs

Whether you’ve received therapy or you’re a first-timer, it’s understandable to have questions or concerns. That’s why I’ve provided a Resources and FAQs page to help eliminate any uncertainty.