Sexual dysfunction is a common problem affecting a large number of individuals sometime during their lifetime, many times irrespective of the quality of their relationships with others. Individuals or couples are treated for the male's inability to get or maintain an erection, a woman's inability to orgasm, a man's premature ejaculation, a mans or woman's lack of sexual desire, a mans or woman's pain associated with intercourse and/or a mans or woman's aversion to sexual activity. Treatment can be for a man by himself, a woman by herself, or a heterosexual, gay or lesbian couple having sexual dysfunction problems.
Our treatment program includes:
- Most problems incorporate sensate focus exercises developed initially by Masters and Johnson.
- After the initial two-hour session assessment, treatment can be with a male therapist, a female therapist, or by a male and female couple.
- The psychiatrists at Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta are experienced in medication intervention, if needed.
- Therapists at Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta are especially experienced in treating individuals with longstanding sexual dysfunction, those whose sexual dysfunction has an organic component and individuals whose sexual dysfunction results from sexual or physical abuse.
- Treatment is generally every two weeks so the patients can complete homework assignments (such as sensate focus exercises) to improve their sexual functioning, is always on an outpatient basis, and is generally concluded in twelve sessions, with the exception of treatment for lack of sexual desire, where treatment generally has to be more extensive.
- Our therapists include individuals who are members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research and the International Academy of Sex Researchers.
- Our therapists have authored more than 8 book chapters or journal articles on sexual dysfunction and 11 articles or book chapters regarding the sexual consequences of sexual assault or sexual molestation.
- The initial evaluation includes one hour of clinical interview and one hour of sexual-psychological testing.
- Treatment is outlined for the patient(s) during the final hour of assessment.
Confidentiality is ensured.
Length of Treatment:
Treatment averages 12 sessions over 24 weeks, except in the cases where the individual lacks sexual desire (a lack of sexual desire generally requires further treatment sessions).
Please contact Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta's office at 404-872-7929 for the cost of the initial assessment and individual therapy sessions. We accept major credit cards and we will provide you with insurance claim forms and any assistance we can with your insurance reimbursement. We do not participate in any insurance program.
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