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Starting Sex therapy

What is Sex therapy?

Sex therapy addresses challenges and concerns, helping couples move forward in a healthy manner while addressing each person’s fears or worries. Sex is the closest form of intimacy, and when there are issues, the couple can feel distant and experience friction — sex therapy helps to dissolve this friction.

How does Sex therapy work?

Sex therapy providers at Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD take the time to address each person individually, as well as the couple as a whole. Through acknowledgment that each person brings a different sexual history, level of sexual desire, and openness, the couple can work through their unique sex issues successfully, with their therapist's guidance.

Is Sex therapy conducted in person or online?

Sex therapy at Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD is conducted both in person and virtually via online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Sex therapy last?

Sex therapy typically lasts for several months. However, it can be shorter or longer, depending on the couple's needs.

Need more help deciding?

Sex is an unavoidable and sometimes tricky part of adult life. It is a necessity for most, thought of many times during the day, yet rarely discussed seriously, even among close friends. Sex is the closest form of intimacy, and when there are issues or problems, the couple can feel distant and experience friction.  Or maybe you aren’t in a relationship at all, and you are simply trying to deal with your own sexual history or issues.

For many, a painful sexual history, a confusing sexual issue, or a complicated sexual relationship overshadow their daily life and mental health. This is where Thriveworks Silver Spring counselors and therapists can be very helpful. Our clinicians will help you in overcoming any issue you bring to our office – they are experienced, educated professionals, ready to partner with you for the betterment of your emotional and psychological health.

Sexual Issues Vary from Person To Person

Sexual disorders and issues vary widely. Some common types of sexual issues include:

  • Sexual orientation
  • Anxiety about sex or sexual performance
  • Body image issues
  • Sex addiction
  • Promiscuity or unfaithfulness
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Conflicting sexual needs and wants in a relationship
  • Sexual abuse or rape recovery
  • Impotence
  • Sexual impulses and compulsions
  • Voyeurism
  • Fetishes

This is a general list of common sexual issues, but it is certainly not an exhaustive or complete list. If your personal problem is not featured on the list above, Thriveworks Silver Spring sex therapists are still equipped and able to walk on this journey with you. We will help you identify the root of your problem, develop a plan for improvement and understanding, and then will help you monitor your success in finding victory over this problem.

How Can Sex Therapy Help Me? 

When a couple’s sexual relationship is not easy or comfortable, their relationship suffers in other areas. A lack of closeness, intimacy, and an overall dwindling connection can result. It is often difficult to determine whether a couple’s sexual issues developed before or rather a result of additional relationship problems. A Thriveworks sex therapist or couples counselor can help navigate these issues and identify the root of sexual problems. For many people, trauma from their childhood or past relationships cause difficulties in future relationships. When you are able to honestly deal with the pain from the past, you can begin to overcome sexual issues in a new relationship. Thriveworks Silver Spring counselors and therapists are willing to help you progress through these issues.

For the majority of children, their sexual knowledge tends to be limited if existent at all.  But sometimes, tragically, this is not the case. Whether you have a child that has been a victim of sexual abuse, or you were abused or traumatized as a child and now are an adult struggling with the reminder, we have help available. This is a sensitive situation and having the ability to fully disclose and trust that your private information is kept safe is crucial. We assure you that Thriveworks Silver Spring is a trustworthy choice.

Schedule an Appointment with Thriveworks Silver Spring

How long have you cared for others, while ignoring your own pain?  It is time to take care of yourself.  We know that seeking counseling is an important decision and one you may have been considering for quite some time. When you are finally ready to reach out for help, we are ready to join you. At Thriveworks Silver Spring we want to be ready when you are ready to make a change.

We pride ourselves on a “no waiting list” policy. In most cases, we have appointments available within 24 hours for new clients. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and personal growth.  Call Thriveworks Silver Spring today to schedule your appointment.  (202) 478-9619.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Silver Spring
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Read more Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Walter Mar 2024
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My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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