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Can A Board Certified Sexologist Help Salvage My Marriage?

Dr. Arlene G. Krieger
Jun 5, 2008
A few of the comments I hear a lot from couples are "Do we need to see a therapist? I think we have sexual problems? How do we find the right type of therapist? A sex therapist, and just what *is* a sexologist?" It rarely surprises me anymore, that the mere mention of sex and human sexuality continue to titillate and cause a state of unrest for most, when conversed even among close friends.

I'm standing inside the sushi restaurant last week, waiting for my take-out tempura salmon roll. A very charming and handsome man also waiting outside the front door beckons for me to join him while waiting for our lunch orders. He casually asks if I live in the neighborhood and what I do for a living. Before I answer him, I notice a woman sitting not 3 feet from us, observing the conversation. She seems somewhat amused by the charming man and his social tactics (pick-up lines). I open my mouth to respond and my mind is already whirling with thoughts of the response I will most likely get from my answer.

"I'm a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, a Marriage and Family Therapist with a PhD in Clinical Sexology..." I pause, watching the expression on his face. The woman at the table nearby, also has looked up from her lunch, I have their absolute attentions at this point. You do what, he exclaims? I again define my profession, and add, "You know, like Dr. Ruth, America's favorite sexologist...only a bit younger."

"This is an interesting subject," says the woman still sitting and eating at the nearby table. This is the response I receive almost one hundred percent of the time from persons, once they've asked what my profession is. Even upon explanation, there still seems to be that stunned look on their faces. So then, why the shock effect from stating that one works in the field of Human Sexuality? First off, `I'm not sure that people fully understand hat it means to be a sex therapist, sexologist or clinical sexologist. It often can mean different things to different people, since the field of sex therapy is very specific to its requirements and regulations. I will get to that in my next article, of more specifically what we do and when, or if, we might be able to provide a valuable service to you.
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