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Our Approach to Sex Therapy in Atlanta

Therapy is a personal journey for self-growth and self-improvement. We don’t put a time frame on one's own journey to self-growth though suggest regular therapy sessions for the greatest benefit to change.

We believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. At times, one's sexual health is intertwined with other areas of their health including anxiety, depression, or medical conditions. Therefore, we are happy to assist with other mental health concerns in conjunction with your sex therapy needs.

If additional medical services are needed in order for you to meet your goals, We are happy to connect you with other professionals.

Who We Treat

We work with individuals and couples of all genders, orientations, and identities. We are sex-positive providers meaning we don’t judge any sexual interest or lifestyles.  Our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients create their own journey to a healthy sexual relationship with themselves and others.

All of our providers either belong to or are allied with the LGBTQ, Kink, Fetish, and Consensual Non-monogamy communities.

Due to state laws and regulations, we cannot provide sex therapy to persons located out of state. We are only regulated to provide therapy sessions at our Atlanta, GA office or via Telehealth to persons located in Georgia.

Sex Therapy Services

Painful Intercourse & Painful Sex

By nature, sex should not hurt or be painful. However, many clients experience painful sex or intercourse leading to a lack of sexual pleasure and avoidance of intimacy.

Our providers are trained to treat conditions including vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, or painful erections.

Our sex therapy training also allows us to treat painful sex due to other medical conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids.

A medical rule out or referral to other medical providers may be required to ensure comprehensive treatment.

Erectile Dysfunction

Sex starts in the brain! When our brain begins to worry too much, it brings the penis down with it (pun intended).

 

Men of all ages experience erectile dysfunction including an inability to obtain or maintain erection, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, or loss of sensation during sex.

Medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries, can also impact our sex life and penile functioning.

 

A medical rule out from a Urologist or other medical professional may be required to rule out medical causes for erectile dysfunction.

Sexual Trauma

Statistics show that humans of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures can experience sexual abuse or violence at any age in life. Sexual violence can be physical, emotional, and/or verbal.

 

For some, they may experience a bad sexual experience which can lead to a trauma response from the body.

Many of our sex therapists are trained in EMDR therapy, which is effective for many mental health concerns, and our sex therapists utilize it with clients who have experienced sexual abuse or violence. We often use EMDR therapy in conjunction with other talk therapy options.

Compulsive or Problematic Sexual Behavior

Sex addiction is a common term in our society. Often, pornography and masturbation are connected to sex addiction.

Being a sex positive practice, we operate from the lens that sex is a natural part of human functioning and a sexual behavior is becoming problematic in our lives and relationships leading to personal shame and relationship distress. 

Your sex therapist will begin by exploring the problematic behavior to gain an understanding of when it began and when it creates problems for you or your relationship and explore times when the sexual behavior is not how it would not be a problem for the individual and/or the relationship.

In our experience, we've found that relationship counseling is best suited when sex becomes a problematic in a relationship. We highly encourage relationship therapy though we are happy to work with individuals if requested.

Relationship Counseling & Sex Therapy

Does your relationship and sex life feel like they are struggling to survive?

Is there constant fighting and a lack of enjoyment in the relationship or sex life?

Do you both feel like you're talking to a wall and feel unheard?

Are you and your partner working through an affair?

A certified sex therapist can not only provide sex therapy, but we can also support general relationship concerns in addition to sexual problems.

 

Common areas that we treat within relationships are sexual desire differences, sexual performance concerns, rapid or delayed ejaculation, sexual anxiety, and orgasm and arousal concerns.

Relationship counseling and sex therapy can help couples find ways to improve the relationship through improved conflict resolution skills while also finding ways to increase sexual intimacy for a more satisfying sex life.

Sexual Health Education & Sexual Development

Sexuality is a natural part of human development.

 

Studies show that sexual behaviors develop in utero. Our sex therapists support positive sexual education for children and humans of all ages in order to prevent shame and guilt around our sexual identities and behaviors.

We have assisted parents and children in communicating about sexual development and educated on important issues of child sexual development.

 

Our therapists also help adults who feel ashamed around sex and sexuality.

My Process & Fee Options

  • All services are provided under the business Atlanta Therapeutic Collective, llc (ATC). ATC is not in network with any insurance providers. We can provide you billing information for you to submit for out of network benefits.

  • Courtney's current rate is $250. In order to meet the needs of clients from lower economic backgrounds, rural areas, or those experiencing financial hardship, Courtney offers a select number of lower costs spots. Please contact for more information.

  • Other session/treatment options with other providers in the practice:

    • A senior level therapist or fully licensed therapist; session rates are $175-250

    • An associate level therapist; session rates are $120-150.

    • An intern or trainee therapist; session rates are $35-65

    • All therapists have a limited number of lower cost options; please contact for availability.

  • To schedule or get more information on scheduling, please email info@atlantatherapeuticcollective.com or call 404-850-9495.

Cancellation Policy

There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all therapy appointments. If you do not cancel before 48 hours of your appointment time, your card on file will be charged for the late cancellation fee.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not provided for therapy or intake appointments. If you are unsatisfied with your services, please email info@atlantatherapeuticcollective.com for assistance.

Request an Appointment

We're looking forward to hearing from you! We attempt to return all messages within 24-48 hours. If you have not heard from us by then, please call at 404-850-9495 to ensure we received your message. You may also email info@atlantatherapeuticcollective.com.

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