Sex Therapy

Bring positive change to this important and often overlooked area of personal identity. Experience how Wildflower creates a supportive space for individuals and couples in Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder to address sexual concerns and elevate sexual fulfillment.

How To Get Started With Wildflower

Request a Free Consultation

Schedule a 15-minute call online or by phone. We’ll cover key details and make sure we’re the right fit for your needs. 

Complete New Client Paperwork

Receive registration forms pre-visit. Your therapist will review details, ensuring clarity on our policies and guidelines.

Attend Your First
Therapy Session

During a 60-minute intake session, you’ll get to know your therapist better and discuss your treatment needs. 

Feeling Overwhelmed?
We’ll Help You Find Your Calm. 

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, and there are some challenges no one should face alone. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges with emotional clarity, resilience, and strength. 

Enhancing Intimacy and Sexual Satisfaction

Sexuality is a core part of being human. Highly skilled in this specialized form of psychotherapy, we provide a welcoming, open environment for you to examine aspects of your sexual self and to support you in achieving a sex life that you desire. We recognize the sensitive nature of this work and address concerns related to sexual function with the utmost respect and compassion.   

By utilizing an integrative approach, which can include cognitive behavior therapy, sensate focus, and psychoeducation to name a few, we support individuals and couples in deepening their connection to themselves and their partners and creating a pathway to sexual wellness.

Sex Therapy Approaches We Utilize at Wildflower

At Wildflower, we use a comprehensive, integrative approach to help individuals and couples seek and attain their version of sexual satisfaction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is one of the most widely used and effective modalities that helps you modify your thinking patterns and behavior.


Mindfulness practice encourages an increased awareness of our bodies, thoughts, emotions, and the world around us. This heightened awareness supports individuals’ attunement to sexual stimuli and can help reduce anxiety and increase pleasure and connection between partners.

Sensate Focus

Sensate Focus relieves pressures associated with sexual performance. It involves gradual, non-demanding sensual touch to increase comfort and intimacy among partners.


Knowledge about various aspects of sexuality provides individuals and couples with a deeper understanding of the physiological and psychological aspects of sexual functioning. This can normalize feelings of confusion and relieve shame that often accompany sexual challenges.

Kink/BDSM/Polyamory/Consensual Non-Monogamy-Affirmative Therapy

Sex positive and affirming care is imperative to effective sex therapy. We recognize, respect, and honor the diversity of human sexuality and empower individuals and couples to fully embrace their authentic sexual selves. 

Couples Therapy

Delving deeper into the complexities of sexuality and intimacy within the context of a partnership allows for the opportunity to comprehensively address both relationship and sexual concerns.

Flourish With Wildflower:
Discover. Heal. Grow. 

Dive into a transformative therapy experience with Wildflower. Uncover hidden strengths, embrace emotional growth and journey toward a renewed sense of self. 

Core Tenets of Wildflower’s
Clinical Philosophy

Deeply Relational &
Personalized Therapy 

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Therapy at Wildflower is a collaborative journey. Our caring, affirming therapists tailor sessions to your unique needs and experiences, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for growth.

Commitment to
Excellence & Learning

Every client deserves the best of our clinical skills and knowledge. Our team is a community of professionals who not only uphold shared values and clinical excellence but also engage in regular training and consultation to stay at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Stigma-Free View on
Mental Health 

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, deserving of attention without any stigma or judgment. Everyone faces challenges, and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Every person’s mental health journey is valid, and we aim to support that with the utmost respect.

Advocates of Social
Justice & Inclusivity 

We recognize that no one exists in a vacuum. Complex systems of oppression and privilege shape individuals’ lives. We believe that as mental health professionals, we have an obligation to promote social justice and contribute to a world that celebrates every person’s inherent worth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy aimed at addressing sexual concerns, improving sexual function, and enhancing intimacy between partners. Sex therapists employ a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches tailored to the specific needs and concerns of their clients. It’s important to know there is no sexual interaction whatsoever with the therapist during sex therapy sessions.

Sex therapy can help with challenges including but not limited to low libido, absence of orgasm, arousal difficulties, pain during sex, mismatched desire, perinatal sexual concerns, sexual trauma, erectile dysfunction, performance anxiety, sexual shame, out of control sexual behaviors, body image concerns, and sexual identity exploration.

A sex therapist is a licensed mental health professional – a clinical psychologist, social worker, counselor, or marriage and family therapist –  who has chosen to specialize in addressing issues related to sexual health, intimacy, and relationships. Sex therapists commit to specialized training to help individuals and couples overcome sexual difficulties, improve sexual function, and enhance overall sexual well-being. Some sex therapists choose to pursue formal certification in sex therapy, though this is not required in order to provide competent support. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is the organization that oversees certification for Certified Sex Therapists (CSTs).

Sex therapy is supported by research demonstrating its effectiveness in addressing a wide range of sexual concerns and improving overall sexual well-being. Numerous studies have shown positive outcomes for individuals and couples participating in sex therapy, with improvements in areas such as sexual satisfaction, communication, and relationship quality. That said, as with any therapy, sex therapy is only effective if you put in the effort and commitment.

You don’t need to have a partner to benefit from sex therapy. Sex therapy can be helpful for individuals dealing with personal sexual concerns, exploring their own desires, addressing past traumas, or simply seeking to enhance their sexual well-being regardless of relationship status.

The duration of sex therapy varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some clients may see improvements in a few sessions, while others may require longer-term therapy to address deeper issues or to achieve desired outcomes. Typically, sex therapy is conducted over several weeks to several months, with sessions ranging from weekly to biweekly. The therapist and client(s) work collaboratively to establish goals and determine the appropriate length of treatment based on ongoing assessment and progress.

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

Blooming Insights:
The Latest from the Wildflower Blog 

We believe that knowledge and learning are key aspects of helping you to grow and thrive on your mental health journey. Stay updated with our latest articles on emotional well-being, perinatal mental health, sexuality, and more on our blog. 

Blossom Into Your Best Self with Wildflower

Work with Wildflower to cultivate emotional strength and clarity. With expert support and a deeply personal touch, let’s nurture your growth and well-being. Ready to bloom? We’re here to guide you.