Kim Ronk – Sex Therapist In Charlotte, NC
I am a registered nurse, clinical counselor and sex therapy specialist who can help you and your partner have a happier, more fulfilling relationship.
When considering couples counseling for your sexual dysfunction or relationship issues, it helps to know what a sex therapist does, and whether this type of help fits your needs.
What a Sex Therapist Does
No matter how hopeless a situation seems, sex therapy can turn things around. Intimacy fears, sexual myths and misinformation are common and often lead to trouble between partners. These can be addressed through talk therapy and the practice of new communication and intimacy behaviors.
In spite of the social stigma still sometimes attached to sex therapy and couples or marriage counseling, virtually all intimate relationships need tweaking from time to time. In fact, the sooner you seek help when a problem arises, the better your chances of success. Many of my clients come for a regular “tune-up” when they aren’t even facing any particular difficulty.
In counseling for couples, individuals
- become educated regarding healthy sexual beliefs,
- learn or relearn sexual behaviors that build closeness
- discover what their partner really wants and
- become confident providing that loving care.
Contact me here in Charlotte to find out more about sex therapy and marriage/relationship counseling near you.
How Sex and Couples Therapists Help
Physical and emotional problems can create a circular chain of events. Anxiety from not getting an erection one time causes the erection to fail in the future, for example. Pain during intercourse causes anxiety the next time the couple begins an intimate encounter.
In such cases, there is often not a physical problem; emotions are interfering with lovemaking and therapy can address the issues.
Medical assessment and treatment are warranted at times. I use a multi-system approach with every couple that assures the most effective treatment will be provided.
Problems treated in my practice include:
- Male and female sexual arousal issues
- Male and female desire issues
- Premature ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Genital/pelvic pain
- Sex addiction
- Recovery from infidelity
- Masturbation and depression
- Sexual anxiety
- Sexual trauma
- Lack of sexual confidence
- Relationship breakups and rebounds
- Codependent relationships
- Creating or re-establishing trust in relationships
- Coping with a sexless marriage
- Improving marriage communication
- Separation and divorce issues
- Toxic relationships
If your concern is not listed above, that doesn’t mean I can’t give you tools to improve your relationship. The simplest way to find out whether I can help is to contact me. I guarantee confidentiality for all potential and current clients.
I Want Counseling, But My Partner Won’t Participate
It is absolutely normal for one person in a relationship or marriage to be in denial about a problem, and for their partner to seek help alone.
If this describes your situation, then don’t wait for your partner to change their minds.
Contact me right away. A path to opening up a dialog with your partner about couples counseling may come from them seeing the progress you are making alone.
One thing’s for sure, the situation won’t get better by itself. Sexual problems usually get worse.
Many seem insurmountable. They aren’t. Don’t settle for unhappy. I’m here to help.