Sex Therapy and Sexuality Counseling

It is not uncommon for people to experience sex-related challenges at some point in their lives. At Northampton Sex Therapy Associates, certified and licensed clinicians serve couples, individuals, and polyamorous people with diverse sexuality concerns. Clinicians at NSTA are skilled in dealing with a variety of issues, including:

  • Loss of desire
  • Discrepancies in desire between couples
  • Obsessive sexual behavior (sometimes called sexual addiction)
  • Erection or ejaculation difficulties
  • Fetishism
  • Issues of gender identity
  • Issues pertaining to sexual identity and sexual orientation
  • Polyamory
  • Challenges around orgasm
  • Sexual pain for men and women
  • Vaginismus (contractions of the vagina that prevent penetration)
  • Sexuality and chronic illness
  • Sexuality and physical ability
  • Trauma
  • Paraphilias (Note: we do not work with sex offenders, but we do offer referrals)

We are highly trained in evidence-­based couples therapy treatment modalities, and well­-versed in attachment theory, thus giving our clients’ relationships a better chance of being strengthened and improved by the techniques that we use as sex therapists and couples therapists.

All NSTA clinicians are proponents of Health At Every Size® Principles in their therapeutic work with clients. This approach rejects the use of weight, size, or body mass indexes (BMI) as proxies for health, and refutes the myth that weight is a choice.

During my first session at NSTA, I did not know what to expect. I felt shy and awkward about exploring this territory of my life and psyche. However, I felt totally comfortable with my therapist. She helped me understand that all aspects of my life can be viewed through the lens of sexuality—that the very issues I had addressed previously in psychotherapy played out in the sexual realm. This is the most exciting, intense, and honest therapy I have ever experienced. My communication with my husband has dramatically improved, and I am more in touch with my own direction and desires in life. This is an incredibly valuable resource and one I am grateful to have in my life.


–F.S., Florence, MA

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