Laura Van Wyk, LCSW, MA
Welcome to my practice!
I specialize in working with clients around sex and love issues. If you are struggling with your own sexual identity and/or orientation or if you are in a relationship where sex has become an issue for one or more members, I can help. I also have significant experience working with individuals with sexual trauma. I specialize in exploring with clients different ways to experience sex. For those who are concerned about the ways they or their partner(s) are currently engaging in sex, or would like to engage in sex, I am a sex- and kink-positive therapist that has the experience to address these issues. Finally, I work with sex workers around the unique issues that come up working in the industry.
I believe that there is no "wrong" or "bad" way that an individual or couple engages in sex as long as everyone involved is safe, consenting, and of age. I come from a place of deep belief that sex is healthy and normal in its many iterations, and I would like to work with you or you and your partner(s) to make sex a positive, fun, and beneficial part of your life and relationship.
I am trained in sex therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I strongly believe in developing tailored and individual treatment plans that integrate the tools of these therapies. Meeting clients where they presently are is vital to me in establishing a therapeutic relationship with each of my clients. My approach includes developing a treatment course that matches the strengths and preferences of each client I am working with to maximize the benefit of the therapeutic experience for them.
Therapy Modalities I Specialize In
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