If you have a question that we have not answered, please call to speak to our Client Care Specialists at 856.208.6443.
“Who goes to therapy?”
Anyone who is interested in working through an issue: individual women and men, partners of all sexual and gender orientations, children and whole families.
“Who do you work with?”
We work with individuals and partners of all genders and sexual orientations, including those who practice alternative lifestyles, over the age of 21. We specialize in supporting adults to have fulfilling relationships and healthy, pleasurable sex lives.
“What issues do you work with?”
We work with a full range of issues.
Areas often addressed in counseling at Center for Intimate Relationships
- Relationship Dissatisfaction
- Low Sexual Desire
- Affair Recovery
- Lack of Intimacy
- Sexless Relationships
- Premarital Counseling
- Infertility and Sex
- Painful Sex
- Erection Difficulties
- Postpartum Sexuality
- Stress Management
- Open Relationships
- Gender Questioning
- Orgasm Difficulties
- Ejaculation Difficulties
This is only a partial list of concerns addressed in counseling. If your concern is not listed, please call 856.208.6443 to discuss your specific needs.
“What if my spouse doesn’t want to come to therapy?”
It is not uncommon for one partner to be more reluctant than another to come to therapy. While we encourage you to start together if possible, we can also work with you individually to help you work through the problems you experience. Sometimes, after a few sessions, partners decide they want to join the process. If not, that’s okay. We can still offer guidance, direction, tools and resources to help you reach your goals.
“Does therapy work?”
Therapy works when you choose to fully invest yourself in the process. We draw from the latest science and research to support you in resolving your issues. We also help you hold yourself accountable for the change you wish to see in your life. With consistency, commitment, and unwavering support, you can create the life or relationship that you dream to experience.
“How long will therapy take?”
Therapy can be brief, meaning less than 10 sessions, or more long-term for more complicated issues. Many factors contribute to your length of time in therapy since each person has their own unique history that shapes their reasons for coming in. We offer traditional therapy services, however many of our clients choose to enhance their therapy experience by enrolling in one of our signature relationship programs.
Or for those who prefer to set their own pace, we offer educational online E-Courses.
“Do couples split up after therapy?”
Therapy is not a guaranteed cure for what ails your relationship. We have supported many couples successfully but not all couple’s relationships stay intact with therapy. Experience has taught us that often this occurs when one partner “goes through the motions” of coming into therapy with their partner but no longer loves their partner or wants to make the relationship work. Therapy is a great clarifier for many who feel ambivalent or uncertain of their future.
“What type of therapy do you use?”
We draw from an eclectic range of couples therapy models, all of which aim to strengthen your relationship with yourself, with your partner/family, and with your larger community. Our clinical team is led by an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and each team member specializes in their chosen modality of couple therapy. We also hold weekly and monthly team meetings to stay abreast of our clinical skills and to review the latest research on couples and sex therapy.
“What is the difference between couples and sex therapy?”
Couples Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on a couple’s relational issues. Sex therapy is a specialized area of psychotherapy that specifically addresses sexual issues. Unfortunately, the educational system seems to keep this specialization apart from each other, while we believe that these inherently belong together.
We utilize evidence-based research including a present-centered Intersystems approach, along with the pleasure-oriented model that allows us to address both your couple’s relational problems and any sexual issues that you may experience. Through our four-phase assessment, we create a comprehensive picture of your relationship, including your sex life.
We draw from the latest research from leaders in our field, including The Gottman Institute, Imago Therapy, The Real Life Institute, AASECT, Esther Perel, Systemic and Conflict Theories, Dialectical Behavi