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Sexuality is an integral and fundamental part of being human.

Dr. Erika Pluhar’s practice of sex therapy reflects the mind-body-spirit experience that is human sexuality.

Dr. Erika Pluhar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Pluhar works with clients who present with sexual concerns, as well as clients who want general individual or couple therapy. Dr. Pluhar’s practice of sex therapy reflects the mind-body-spirit experience that is human sexuality.

She will conduct an initial comprehensive assessment to build a holistic understanding of the physical, behavioral, psychological, relationship, and spiritual factors that may contribute to your sexual concerns. Treatment will be individually tailored to meet each client’s specific needs.

Treatment Philosophy
Sexuality is an integral and fundamental part of being human. Dr. Erika Pluhar believes that sexual health is every individual’s birthright. Unfortunately, we live in a society that often does not promote healthy sexual learning during childhood and adolescence. Addressing sexual issues in therapy – alone or with a partner – can open a door to healing and empowerment.
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History
In the early days of therapy, sexual concerns were treated with long and intensive psychoanalysis. “Modern” sex therapy, first developed in the 1960s by Dr. William Masters and his colleague Virginia Johnson, diverged from psychoanalytic methods to use specific behavioral exercises in combination with talk therapy to address sexual concerns.
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Dr. Erika Pluhar sees couples and individuals with the following concerns:

  • Feeling disconnected or distant in important relationships
  • Difficulty negotiating typical conflict areas in relationships, such as balancing roles and communicating needs, parenting, finances, extended family, and physical intimacy
  • Life changes that affect emotional and physical intimacy such as childbirth, a new relationship, menopause, and chronic illness
  • Specific sexual concerns such as low or absent sexual desire, pelvic/sexual pain, difficulty experiencing orgasm, erectile dysfunction, and rapid ejaculation
  • History of sexual abuse or trauma
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Dr. Pluhar provides a free and confidential telephone consultation for new clients

During this conversation, you will be asked to describe your concerns and goals for therapy.
If you wish to proceed, she will help you set up an initial appointment.

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