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Relationships & Sex Therapy

Help For Couples and Individuals of All Kinds

Kim earned her BS in Nursing in 1981. After working many years as an RN, she became a nursing instructor, then earned her MEd in Curriculum Instruction. In 2001, she returned to graduate school to earn an MA in Counseling.

Today, she specializes in sex therapy and couples counseling in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kim enjoys helping couples reach their intimacy potential. She has seen hundreds of couples build or return to a fulfilling relationship. The effort put forth always improves other aspects of clients’ lives as well.

When working with couples, Kim assesses each partner’s nutritional status and general health, and makes referrals when necessary. She collaborates with clients of all backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations.

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

    • Vaginismus

    • Genital/pelvic pain

    • Sex addiction

    • Recovery from infidelity

    • Masturbation and depression

    • Sexual anxiety

    • Sexual trauma

    • Asexuality

    • 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.

Kim Ronk
Charlotte, NC

My Whole-Person Approach

Couples and Relationship Skills

Communication, recognizing, negotiating and fulfilling one’s own needs, while connecting spiritually with a partner.

Sex Therapy

Diagnosis and treatment of desire, erection, ejaculation, orgasmic, and pain disorders.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Necessary for great sex and a healthy life.

Nutrition and Sexual Health

Healthy food choices do affect our bodies and sexual health.

Sexual Addiction and Infidelity

Both lead to the disintegration of relationships. We get to the root of why these behaviors occur. A marriage can to survive both.

Sex through the Lifespan

How to embrace the psychological and physiological changes that come with aging, including changes to the sex organs.

Life Satisfaction

Discover why you choose certain relationships and how to better your life through self-growth and increased intimacy.