Counseling for Sexual Issues
Dr. Pomeroy is a clinical sexologist. She works with you to help you to identify your sexual goals and by offering education, resources, tools and techniques to help you meet those goals.
The process may include the following steps:
- Helping identify where you are when you arrive and where you want to be when you finish your work with Dr. Pomeroy.
- Helping you identify the factors that allow you to feel safe and those that prevent you from meeting your sexual goals.
- Designing and suggesting exercises to help you to progressively expand your sexual comfort zones until you reach your goals.
This is considered “brief therapy,” which is and goal-oriented counseling. If sexual difficulties appear to be rooted in deeper issues that require intensive therapy, Dr. Pomeroy may work with you on this issue or refer you to an appropriate therapist. If she feels that you require medical attention before or during work, she will do her best to provide a referral.
What types of sexual concerns can Dr. Pomeroy help with?
- Finding satisfying sexual activities after surgery, a health crisis, ongoing health challenges or limited mobility
- Maintaining intimacy and satisfying sexual activities during pregnancy and parenthood
- Feeling abnormal (in terms of sexual behavior, fantasy, capability, physique, etc.)
- Feeling uninformed or misinformed about sex
- Feeling inexperienced
- Feeling unskilled
- Feeling ashamed of sexuality or sexual desires
- Feeling negative about one’s body
- Differing desires between/ among partners
- Sexual orientation identity (straight, gay, bisexual, etc.)
- Sexual relationship structure (monogamous, polyamorous, polysexual, open, swinging, etc.)
- Negotiating kinky relationships
- Gender identity*
- Lack of or reduced desire or arousal
- Difficulty maintaining arousal
- Erectile difficulty
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Ejaculatory control difficulties
- Fear of or aversion to touch, intimacy, penetration or pain
- Unconsummated marriages or relationships
- Difficulty identifying satisfying activities for both partners
- Difficulty communicating sexual needs and desires
- Lack of Intimacy
- Sexual trauma or sexual abuse history
- Sexual compulsion
*Dr. Pomeroy does consult with and provide counseling for individuals seeking hormone replacement therapy and/or sexual reassignment surgery documentation.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pomeroy, call Jacksonville Center for Sexual Health at (904) 383-7613 or email Noelle@jaxsexualhealth.com.
Your counseling sessions are confidential.