So seeing a sex therapist is like going to a gynecologist for gynecological problems rather than to a family practice physician. That isn't to say that one couldn't get good help from a non-sex therapist for a sexual issue, it's just that the likelihood might be a bit less. When she and her husband go out to dinner, she'll watch how other people — a waitress, a friend they're out with that night, an acquaintance who stops by their table — are responding...
Sex therapy views sexual issues as being resolved by specifically addressing them, rather than by the assumption that when the individuals in a relationship work out the relationship issues, the sex will just fall into place.
For years, I have had a practice full of couples for whom that simply was not true.
Sex therapists also tend to have much greater than average knowledge about the physiological processes that are a part of human sexuality.
We tend to work collaboratively with physicians to address the entirety of the causes of sexual concerns.
A happily married woman told me recently that she has a secret way of recapturing the feeling of being in love that she had as a young bride.