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SEX THERAPY

Sex therapy involves a wide range of therapeutic processes and exercises that are designed to initiate, restore, and/or enrich one’s personal sexuality, as well as the sexual components of intimate couple relationships.

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Sex therapy involves discussion of sexual, emotional, physical, and relationship issues in a safe and supportive environment, with a specially trained professional who is knowledgeable about and comfortable with the topic of human sexuality.

Kelli sees both individuals and couples for sex therapy. Some of the issues about which clients come to see her may include:

  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual desire concerns
  • Sexual arousal concerns
  • Sexual pain
  • Vaginismus
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Problems with orgasm
  • Body image concerns
  • Trauma
  • Sexual orientation or diversity
  • General discomfort with one’s personal sexuality or the sexual component of a couple relationship
  • A goal to enhance/improve aspects of one’s sexuality or the sexual relationship

Kelli is a Registered Sex Therapist and a clinical member of the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counseling in Ontario (BESTCO). Certification by BESTCO involves a rigorous training protocol and an extensive period of supervised practice. Clinical membership with BESTCO requires ongoing continuing professional education and attendance at semi-annual meetings.

For more information regarding what to expect in Sex Therapy, the qualifications of a certified sex therapist, and the types of issues addressed in sex therapy, please visit the BESTCO website at www.bestco.info.

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INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Individual psychotherapy helps to resolve personal problems and relationship difficulties, and it contributes to improved self-esteem, increased happiness, and an overall feeling of well-being.

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Some of the issues that individuals address in psychotherapy include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Body image concerns
  • Sexual difficulties, disorders, and aversions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dealing with major life changes and transitions

Kelli is a Registered Psychotherapist and a registrant in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She has extensive training and experience in working with a variety of models and approaches to working with individuals in therapy. These include emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing and enhancement therapy.

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COUPLE THERAPY

Couple therapy involves both partners sitting down in a safe and supportive environment to discuss their thoughts, feelings, concerns, and hopes for how they would like the relationship to change.

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During couple therapy, the therapist helps the couple to identify, clarify and develop a deeper understanding the problem areas, and the couple works collaboratively with the therapist to attempt to resolve these issues.

Couples seek therapy for a variety of issues, and every couple is unique. Some of the most common issues that couples bring to Kelli’s practice include:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Frequent arguments
  • Unfulfilled emotional needs
  • Resolving betrayals and other hurts in the relationship
  • Financial concerns
  • Problems with sex and intimacy in the relationship
  • Trust issues
  • Disagreements regarding parenting or other “roles” within the relationship

Kelli is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  She is also a Clinical Fellow of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) and the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT).

Contact
416-844-9784
kelli@kelliyoungtherapy.com

Office Hours
Monday-Friday Evenings
Weekend Appointments
(based on availability)

Midtown  Office
421 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite #8
Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1A4

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Downtown Office
TS Medical Centre, 692 Euclid Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2T9

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