Who Can Seek Sex Therapy?
MUST I HAVE A PARTNER TO GET HELP?
ALL PARTNERSHIPS WELCOME: Long Island Counseling warmly welcomes married or partnered individuals of any sexual orientation, and from any cultural, political or gender background, for sex therapy. Sex therapy for couples is effective for same-sex unions, for heterosexual unions and for transgender unions.
SINGLES WELCOME TOO! However, it is not necessary to have a sexual partner in order to seek and receive successful treatment for a sexual disorder or concern. Psychotherapy is appropriate and masturbation or self-stimulation exercises and specific assignments have been developed in the treatment strategies for the single patient.
And, in respectful recognition of certain Orthodox Jewish and devout Catholic prohibitions against masturbation and “spilling seed,” modifications are made in order to remain within the bounds of a couple’s religious beliefs.
SEX THERAPY IS NOT SURROGACY: Sex therapy, or therapy that includes sexual issues is not surrogacy. Sex therapy is limited to verbal exchanges. A good sex therapist maintains an empathic, non-judgmental environment where it is safe to discuss and resolve difficult issues.
Your questions are important to me. All inquiries will be answered during regular business hours.
CONFIDENTIAL: All work is held in the absolute strictest of confidence. Long Island Counseling adheres strictly to the ethical and legal mandate regarding patient privacy.
WHERE WE’RE LOCATED: Long Island Counseling is in Douglaston, near Great Neck, Bayside and Little Neck. We’re also 5 minutes from both the Long island Expressway and from the Cross Island Parkway. We draw patients from New Hyde Park, Forest Hills, College Point, Whitestone, as well as from Manhasset, Plandome, Port Washington, Roslyn and Lake Success. We are proud to serve all of Nassau County and all of Queens County. Our offices are private, discrete, with parking and easy access.
CREDIT CARDS: At Long Island Counseling, we accept almost all credit cards. Due to the high cost and long delays in processing insurance claims, however, Long Island Counseling is exclusively an out-of-network provider and asks that you make payment at the time of service. Insurance claim forms are gladly provided for your submission.