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Sexual Functioning Enhancement

Dr. Jan Mark Burte - Sexual Functioning Enhancement

Overview

 

Sexual dysfunction can derive from many causes. Some medical causes may include changes in blood flow secondary to coronary events, various medications can cause changes in sexual functioning, arteriosclerotic conditions, physical trauma and pain syndromes, testosterone and estrogen level changes, child birth, menopause and prostate conditions, venous flow and leakage. For many individuals, psychological factors may play a primary role or may appear secondary to their medical conditions. At times, sex therapy and hypnotherapy can play a significant positive role in improving, restoring and maximizing healthy sexual functioning. When the need for psychopharmacological, pharmacological, or medical/surgical intervention is required, Dr. Burte will interface with your medical provider in order to ensure a smooth integration of the emotional and medical components of your care.

 

Dr. Burte has written numerous articles on interventions in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions and gender identity disorders. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the psychotherapeutic treatment of sexual disorders. When the need for psychopharmacological, pharmacological, or medical/surgical intervention is required, Dr. Burte will interface with your medical provider in order to ensure a smooth integration of the emotional and medical components of your care. Dr. Burte has worked closely with the urologists, cardiologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians, who often assist in the treatment of both male and female sexual dysfunction. He is a certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists and, in addition to being a clinical psychologist, holds a postdoctoral masters degree in psychopharmacology.

 

Dr. Burte has worked closely with the urologists, cardiologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians who often assist in the treatment of both male and female sexual dysfunction.

As opposed to what the popular media would have us believe, there is no such thing as “normal” sexual functioning. His clinical experience and training over many years has proven to him that issues of performance, preferences and frequency are as diversified in sexual functioning as they are in any other area of life. Each individual brings to their adult lives events from the past and issues in the present which influence how they perceive themselves. Whether as a result of trauma, illness, changes in self-perception and self worth, living situations or ageing, everyone goes through alternations in their sexuality and sexual functioning throughout their lives. Sexual functioning needs to be viewed as an evolutionary life process and not a static state from which deviation implies impairment or disorder. Fortunately, for most individuals, these alternations in functioning are often understandable, treatable and correctable.

 

For Men

 

Conditions such as premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, impotence, erectile dysfunction, hypoactive and hyperactive sexual desire, and sexual addiction (behavioral, pornographic, and paraphilias) often respond well to treatment with cognitive behavioral and hypnotic interventions. Dr. Burte believes that often psychological, emotional and physical factors combine in contributing to the onset of these conditions. Therefore, psychological, medical, pharmacological, psychopharmacological, surgical, nutritional and fitness interventions should always be addressed, considered, or ruled out as part of a comprehensive and successful intervention toward attaining the best outcome.

 

For Women

 

Changes in estrogen levels, cardiac events, surgical interventions, general health and medical conditions, post partum depression, marital/relationship conflicts and certain medications may contribute to or cause some female dysfunctions. Conditions such as vaginismus (i.e., contraction of the vaginal muscles to the extent that penetration is extremely difficult), dyspareunia (i.e., pain during vaginal penetration), vasocongestive disorder (i.e., an inability to lubricate when sexually aroused), and hyperactive, as well as hypoactive sexual desire disorders, phobic responding—often trauma based, and inorgasmia are commonly treated and can be overcome with a combination of behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy. Dr. Burte believes that psychological, emotional and physical factors often combine in contributing to the onset of these conditions. Psychological, medical, pharmacological, psychopharmacological, surgical, nutritional and fitness interventions should always be addressed, considered, or ruled out as part of a comprehensive and successful intervention toward attaining the best outcome.

 

For Couples

 

Like individuals, relationships experience trauma, change and evolution. In couple’s therapy with a cognitive and hypnotherapeutic component, couples can address significant issues and improve their sexual functioning as well as marital relationships. Often sex therapy provides a safe forum for couples to address the areas of weakness, boredom, or resentment which are impacting their sexual relationship.

 

Too often marital issue escalate to where they have a deleterious effect on the couple’s sexual relationship, at times resulting in patterns that bring about dissolution of the marriage. Fortunately for many of these couples these problems can be resolved and better sexual functioning can be restored.

 

For Teens

 

Teens like adults may experience sexual dysfunction, gender identity disorders or sexual addictions (e.g., internet pornography, cyber sex) which can be effectively addressed in therapy. In addition, teens often manifest inappropriate and pathological behaviors resulting from earlier traumas at this stage of their psychosexual development. For others, trauma may be more current resulting form recent traumatic experiences. Hypnotherapy can help them to resolve the sexual trauma that they may have experienced in earlier times in their lives. For many teens, the issues are more commonly associated with setting limits and boundaries, fear, experimentation or control issues in the face of peer pressures.

 

Sexual Functioning Articles by Dr. Burte

 

» Sexual Hypnotherapy For the Couples & Family Counselor

 

» Cognitive Hypnotherapy With Sexual Disorders