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657 Topsail Road, St. John’s NL, A1E 2E3

Tel: (709) 777-3786 Fax: (709) 777-5170

Website: easternhealth.ca/WebInWeb.aspx?d=3&id=1642&p=1639

Mandate: To assess and treat a variety of sexual issues and concerns of individuals and couples.

Target population: Individuals and couples with sexual issues and concerns which have impacted their relationship(s) and overall quality of life.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality.
  • Clinical sexologists are trained mental health professionals that specialize in the assessment and treatment of a variety of sexual health issues and concerns of individuals and couples. These concerns include:
o   Sex education and skill building

o   Desire discrepancies

o   Sexual orientation concerns

o   Gender identity and transitioning

o   Erectile difficulties

o   Anorgasmia

o   Rapid ejaculation

o   Sexual aversion to touch, intimacy, sexual activity

o   Sexual pain disorders

o   Atypical sexual variances/paraphilias

  • When applicable, your partner may be asked to join the sessions. After the problem is discussed, they will inquire about psychosexual history focusing on:
    • Early sexual experiences
    • Previous sources of information on sexuality
    • Past and current sexual behavior/interests/fantasies
    • Level of sexual and relationship satisfaction
    • Sexual orientation and gender identity
    • Medical conditions and medications that may impact sexual functioning
  • They will then work with you to establish therapeutic goals and a treatment plan.
  • Assessment, treatment, consultation and educational services are provided on an outpatient basis. Referrals can be made using the Mental Health and Addictions Services Referral Form.