Skip Navigation Links



    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
Walking Quiz
Which of the following in NOT a direct benefit of a regular walking regimen?
ealth Hint #265

Excerpted from "A Year of Health Hints"
365 Practical Ways to Feel Better and Live Longer

Some sexual problems aren't easy to solve, and a professional therapist may be of help. When considering a sex therapist, use the same type of criteria you'd use when selecting any other health professional.Here are some useful guidelines.

Ask your gynecologist or urologist to recommend someone he or she feels is competent
and trustworthy.
Ask to see the therapist's credentials. The therapist should be certified by the American
Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), which requires
extensive training.
Be sure that the therapist has expertise in the problem you're experiencing. Some therapists
specialize in treating people with particular problems, like low sexual desire, impotence,
incest, or sexual abuse.
If you don't feel a therapist is helping you, don't hesitate to discontinue therapy and consult
someone else.

Be aware of unethical practices. A sex therapist should:

Never show shock or surprise with the client's problem or the subject matter being discussed.
Never give a physical exam to a client unless the therapist is also a physician. Sex therapists
who don't have a medical degree are not trained to diagnose and treat physical problems.
Never ask their clients to engage in any form of sex with the therapist or in the therapist's

About The Author
Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
From Our Sponsor
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
Additional Calendar Links
Wellness, Movement, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.