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Sex Therapy

What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapists use a variety of techniques to initiate, restore, and improve the sexual elements of intimate relationships.

Some of the techniques include:

  • sexual history taking
  • identifying and changing patterns in sexual behaviour
  • sexual and relationship education
  • take home assignments

Sex therapy is most beneficial when used together with medical, psychological, and relationship factors for both members of the couple.

What Happens During Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is typically short-term (12 sessions) and goal-focused. During the initial sessions, you will be asked to read an information sheet and sign a consent form. You will be invited to share your own interpretation of why you are seeking sex therapy.

To help formulate interventions, you will be asked to share your sexual history. In reflecting on your sexual past, you may find that certain events impact on your present. In the later sessions, you and the therapist work together to reach goals through sexual and relationship education, assignments, involvement of your partner, and creation of a maintenance plan.

Who Seeks Therapy & Why?

Heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals are welcome to work on concerns which include: absence of orgasm; erection or ejaculation difficulties; sexual trauma; mismatched levels of sexual desire; infertility; and sexual concerns related to the natural aging processes, illness, pain, Multiple Sclerosis, surgery, physical injury, etc.

Therapist Qualifications

Therapist Rae Dolman completed an undergraduate degree in psychology from McGill University in 1995 and a Master's degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1998. In 2001, she received a certificate in Couple and Family Therapy.
She is now a clinical member with the Ontario chapter of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and is a registered sex therapist with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counseling in Ontario (BESTCO).


This service is not covered by OHIP. The fee for each 50-minute session is $150. Some insurance companies cover therapy offered by members of the AAMFT. Please check your insurance coverage to see if you are eligible.


Please feel free to call with any questions. If you are interested in therapy, please have your doctor contact me for a referral form at 416-586-4800 ext. 2760.

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