More On Sex Therapy

More On Sex Therapy 2018-06-24T21:43:10+00:00

Carolynn Aristone, MSW, LCSW, CST is clinically trained to address the full spectrum of your relationship, including sex. Carolynn trains, supervises and educates her team to ensure expert care in addressing your concerns. All team members strive to offer you a truly holistic approach to relationship repair, using their clinical and experiential skills along with their on-going continuing education.

No matter what type of sexual struggle you may experience, how you conceptualize sex and sexuality plays a vital role in your ability to enjoy a healthy sex life. Sexuality is so much more than sexual feelings and/or intercourse. Sexuality is a rich and complex blend of influences, perspectives and concepts that inform how you view yourself and behave sexually.

Our Present-Centered and Intersystemic Approach allows us to examine what arises naturally in session as we also explore:

  • Your individual biological history
  • Your individual psychological history
  • Your family of origin
  • Your relational history
  • Sociological/Cultural influences

As we work together to help you unpack this information individually or for all partners involved, we identify the roots of particular relational and sexual patterns.

We also bear witness to how you mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually organize yourself around these patterns. From there, we work towards a resolution.

As an active participant in your own process, you increase your levels of awareness ~ awareness of self, of others and of the system within which you live.  With awareness comes choice. With choice comes the potential for change.

What People Are Saying About Their Experience
With the Center for Intimate Relationships

Thank you so much for your support and guidance and ability to provide calming perspective during the most stressful time in our relationship as a couple. Thank you for being consummately trustworthy and committed to your work. Your ability to create a safe space for listening to our points of view was invaluable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Not only did Carolynn help us manage the immediate challenges of being new partners and new parents, but she also helped us to develop communication strategies that will serve us for the rest of our marriage. She’s kind, compassionate, and astute and, with her help, we strengthened the foundation that we already knew we had for a long and loving life together.

Not only is Carolynn a great therapist but in getting to know her through my sessions, it was easy for me to see that she is also an exceptional human being. I genuinely enjoy her personality and her healthy perspective:) THANK YOU, Carolynn!

I continue to learn a great deal from Carolynn and have been able to transform my life relying on her guidance. She is a very empathetic, educated, thought-provoking therapist. Every single time that I leave Carolynn’s office, I am so grateful to have the supportive and non-judgmental environment that she provides. I feel as though Carolynn has absolutely given me all of the tools and guidance I need for true healing.

We have our relationship back. We have our intimacy back. We move around in the same space and carve out time to check in with each other. Carolynn has helped us navigate huge life decisions. She has helped us connect enough again that we decided to have another baby. We know that will bring more stress into our lives again, but with Carolynn behind us – we feel stronger than ever. We feel like we can accomplish anything together as a family.

From the moment we met Carolynn, we knew we were in the right hands. We both connected with her on day one. Carolynn’s passion for her work shines through immediately. My wife and I actually started connecting again. We walk out of her office and always embrace. We hold hands until we had to leave each other again. We always know, as difficult as the session may be, that we are making progress.

We are a lesbian couple who have been together for 10 years. We have two beautiful children together. The stress of parenting and the endless sleep deprivation took a toll on our relationship. We never made time for each other. We took each other for granted and we took our stress out on one another. Something had to change. We both dreamt about what we had when we first met. That time as a couple felt so magical but seemed so distant in our past.

Carolynn helped me to heal and helped to restore our relationship and healthy sex life. I am forever grateful to her for that.

When I began seeing Carolynn, my husband and I had not had sex in years but were beginning to talk about starting a family. I had been to other therapists in the past and had felt uncomfortable and even ashamed. Carolynn created an atmosphere of trust while handling my most intimate issues and her genuine level of caring and investment was evident in every conversation.

With Carolynn’s encouragement and thoughtful insights we explored many elements of my marriage as well as individual issues going on with me that I had not even realized were contributing to our lack of intimacy.

When my husband and I were unexpectedly faced with handling the sorrow of a miscarriage, Carolynn’s depth of knowledge and experience became even more evident by her ability to support me through this dark time in my life.

I am grateful I found The Center for Intimate Relationships and Carolynn! Carolynn has supported me navigating a difficult relationship and finding peace when it ended. With Carolynn’s compassion, patience, and simple direction I was able to use the tools I learned in session and apply it in all my relationships -family friends, workplace, intimate relationships, and most importantly the relationship with myself. I came in not knowing what I wanted or who I was, and today I genuinely love myself and have fulfilling relationships…