Sex-Positive Therapy*

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Many sexual and sexuality concerns, dysfunctions and disorders may present symptomatically in a wide variety of ways. While it is typically an indication of something deeper, surface behaviors and thinking patterns give good information that something may be amiss within. If you are struggling with sexually obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviour patterns that you, your partner, friends or family feel concerned about, consider a consultation. It is important to remember that symptoms are not a moral issue to condemn yourself about but an indication that curiosity about them may be in order.

Consulting a medical doctor for potential physical roots to any sexual dysfunction or concern is important, however, oftentimes these issues have a mind and body root cause. Thus, psychological, in addition to physical treatment is typically the most effective in successful treatment.

Denise has experience working with a wide range of patients who have or who are wanting to more deeply understand some of the following:

  • Relationship design (poly/kink/etc.)
  • Sex and love ‘addiction’ (navigating good fits in relationship desires)
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (decreased or no desire in sexual connection with self and/or other)
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Hyperactive sexual desire disorder (increase in sexual desire to the point of impeding daily living)
  • Erectile dysfunction disorder
  • Fetishes
  • Vaginismus 
  • Sensate focus psychoeducation
  • Orgasmic disorders (female and male)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea (adolescent and adult)
  • Childhood development
  • Puberty
  • How to talk to children about sexuality

Practicing in a non-judgmental, compassionate and understanding fashion, wherein the joys of sexuality are held as important while the more shadow aspects are also explored is key to understanding the depths of sexuality. Denise is highly trained in the field of human sexuality. She holds a Masters degree in the field of Human Sexuality and is a certified clinical sexologist. Her experience encompasses both clinical and educational schools of technique and theory.


For more on What is Sex Therapy? click here to go to The American Board of Sexology.




*Denise has earned her Masters Degree in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She is not certified through AASECT. 


Denise Renye, M.Ed, M.A., PsyD ~ Licensed Psychologist  PSY28096 

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