Sex therapy is a specialized type of psychotherapy that addresses areas of sexuality such as sexual functioning, sexual satisfaction and pleasure. Much like traditional psychotherapy, treatment involves talking to your therapist about your sexual concerns and difficulties. Sometimes talking about sex and intimacy concerns can feel uncomfortable. We understand these reservations and are sensitive in our approach. We work collaboratively with you to bring about the changes your seeking in a way that honors your values. We strive to bridge a respectful and trusting environment as you begin to work through your sexual concerns. 

We will begin by asking you about your concerns and about what you want help with. Sessions are often educational and may include information, exercises and techniques that are discussed in the session. A common practice is for the therapist to prescribe “therapy or homework assignments”. These include reading or communication assignments or behavioral exercise for you to work on at home, either individually or with your partner, depending upon your comfort.

Sex therapy can be beneficial for men, women and couples of any age or gender wanting help with their sexual concerns or problems. Sexual issues will often arise within the context of relationships. Other times anxiety, depression or trauma may be affecting sexuality or your sexual relationship. Our therapists are mental health and relationship experts who have a speciality in sex therapy, therefore we can assess and treat all aspects of the relationship as it relates to the sexual concerns.   

Sex therapy is “talk therapy” and never involves nudity or physical contact. 

Sex Therapy Can Help:

  • Improve sexual functioning and satisfaction
  • Enhance open and honest sexual communication
  • Increase the sexual awareness of yourself and your partner  
  • Explore your couple sexual attitudes, needs and desires 
  • Enhance intimacy and closeness
  • Heal from a sexual traumatic experience

We work with couples and individuals to address sexual issues and concerns:

Couples Sexual Issues May Include:

  • Differences in Sex Drive/ Sexual Desire      
  • Difficulty Achieving Orgasm 
  • No or Low Sex Marriage
  • Performance Fears or Anxiety
  • Rebuilding Sex after an Affair
  • STD’s and Safe Sex
  • Sexual Changes and Expectations As We Age
  • Sex After Cancer or Other Medical Illnesses
  • Sexual Needs Around Infertility
  • Arousal Differences 
  • Couple Sexual Enrichment/Creating Passion
  • Sex/Intimacy Fears
  • Shame and Body Image 
  • Communication Around Sex
  • Internet/Cyber-sex Concerns or Betrayals
  • Non-traditional relationships

Individual Sexual Issues May Include:
Female Sexual Issues:

  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire (low libido)
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Inability or Difficulty Achieving Orgasm
  • Menopause or Other Stage of Life Changes
  • Sexual Abuse or Trauma
  • Body Image Concerns 
  • Sexual Performance Issues
  • Sexual Identity

Male Sexual Issues:

  • Inability to Achieve or Sustain Erection (ED)
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Difficulty/Inability to Ejaculate or Orgasm
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire (low libido)
  • Sexual Abuse or Trauma
  • Sexual Fears/ Performance Anxiety
  • Sexual Identity

To learn more about Sex Therapy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here.

 Jana Sczepanski Palkert is a Registered Nurse and Sex Therapist; certified through the distinguished 'American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists' (AASECT). She works with couples and individuals to help them work through their sexual concerns. Her education and experience provides a unique expertise to help you understand the physiological (how the body works) as well as the psychological and relational aspects of sexual issues. She can help you understand and find solutions to your sexual issues; both from a relationship and/or individual prospective.  Jana also works from a collaborative perspective with other health care providers to help you get thorough and effective treatment. ​​

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Edina Office

Londonderry Office Park

5780 Lincoln Drive #250

Edina, MN 55436

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Maple Grove Office 

Arbor Lakes

7835 Main Street N. #220

 Maple Grove, MN  55369 

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Sex Therapy

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