Sex Therapists in Rhode Island

Find the best sex therapists in Rhode Island. The following therapists are specialists in sex therapy, a form of talk therapy designed to help individuals and couples through issues related to sex and sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy does not involve sexual contact. It’s simply a way of treating sexual concerns from a psychological perspective. Sex therapists employ a range of treatment options including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practice.

Most Rhode Island sex therapists are based in Providence, but there are practitioners throughout the state.

Rhode Island sex therapists accept payment from a variety of insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multiplan/PHCS, Tufts, and the state’s university health plans. However, these providers may have long waitlists or few available hours. If you end up paying out of pocket, sessions range from $125 to more than $250 in Rhode Island.

Sex therapy typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour or longer. Sessions resemble standard therapy sessions, with the major difference being the focus on sexuality and related challenges. Your therapist will help you understand those challenges and experiment with new courses of action. Many sex therapists also assign homework for clients to complete between sessions. Also, sex therapy isn’t just for couples - t can be equally useful for individuals looking for support around their own sexuality.

Find vetted sex therapists in Rhode Island below. Click on any professional to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a great fit! To refine your search, add your fee range under ‘Payment options’. For help from home or the office, check ‘Online video sessions’ under ‘Locations.'

Sex Therapists in Rhode Island

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How to find a sex therapist in Rhode Island

How much do sex therapists charge in Rhode Island?

If your sex therapist accepts insurance, you'd only be responsible for the copay, which is usually $20 to $40 per session. If you have a high-deductible plan, expect to pay $125 to $250+ per session until your insurance starts contributing. Similarly, if you’re paying out of pocket, sex therapy in Rhode Island will cost anywhere from $125 to more than $250 per session.

You can also ask your sex therapist if they offer a sliding scale, or reduced fee, to clients with limited financial resources. In Rhode Island, sliding scales range between $80 and $150 per session.

Does health insurance cover sessions with a sex therapist in Rhode Island?

Sometimes. It’s helpful to note that sex therapy requires specialized training, so it can be difficult to find sex therapists in Rhode Island who are actually in-network with health insurance plans.

That said, there are Rhode Island sex therapists who accept payment from insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Harvard Pilgrim, Multiplan/PHCS, Tufts, and the state’s university health plans.

You can see a sex therapist who isn’t paneled with your insurance, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher as you’ll only receive partial reimbursement.

For details about your out-of-network coverage, contact your plan or search your plan documents for your summary of benefits.

What should I look for in a sex therapist in Rhode Island?

A sex therapist should have advanced training and experience in sex therapy. Some providers are certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) which means that they have specialized training in treating clients with sexual issues and concerns.

Before you start therapy, be sure your therapist has experience helping clients with concerns like yours. Whether you struggle with a lack of sexual desire, confusion about your sexual orientation, or issues related to a sexual trauma, the better your therapist understands your situation, the more likely it is that your therapy will succeed.

Your relationship with your therapist is also important. It’s vital you feel comfortable talking openly and honestly about your concerns.

If you feel like therapy isn’t working, honor your feelings - it's fine to start over if you wish! You can use Zencare to search for other Rhode Island sex therapists who may be a better fit for you and your particular situation.  

What types of challenges can sex therapists help with?

Sex therapists can help individuals and couples with a variety of concerns related to sexuality, intimacy, and sexual satisfaction. Common issues include relationship challenges, lack of sexual desire, problems with sexual functioning, confusion about sexual orientation or gender identity, and sex addiction.

Where are most sex therapists in Rhode Island located?

Most Rhode Island sex therapists see clients in Providence, but there are practitioners located throughout the state in cities like Pawtucket and Newport. Also, while most Rhode Island sex therapists see clients in-person, some offer remote or online sessions as well.