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Emma Schmidt & Associates is the only sex therapy group practice in Cincinnati. Our mission is to promote healthy sexuality and great intimate relationships. We believe you deserve to have a great sex life and relationships that fire on all cylinders. That’s why we are devoted to being the best in the sex & relationship therapy field.


Emma started the practice in 2011 because she found that the sex therapy field was significantly under-served in the Cincinnati area. Sex plays a big part in our lives and when it isn’t going well can have a huge effect on our intimate relationship. We know that 30-40% of men and women struggle with some sort of sexual disorder or sexual dysfunction. We also know that when sex isn't working well it can affect up to 80% of our relationship in a negative way. That’s huge! What we see is that through guided conversation and exercises clients are able to not only have a greater bond and connection but tell us that after therapy with us, they are happier than they have ever been in their relationship. That’s pretty impactful. And that’s why we do what we do.


Please feel free to contact us to see if an in-person therapy session in Cincinnati or an on-line coaching session is your right next step.


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What is Sex Therapy?

Sex therapy is a form of counseling led by a trained professional in the field of sex therapy to help individuals and/or couples with their sexual concerns.

 

Through 45-50 minutes sessions therapist and client will explore sexual difficulties in an open, relaxing and therapeutic environment. Sessions are uniquely designed for each individual and/or couple. Taken into account are the client’s interests and personality, in order to utilize different therapeutic approaches to fit the specific situation. The healing process incorporates approaches, such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Art Therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation Interventions.

 

The latest research and community resources are utilized to best assist clients on their journey to optimal health.

Why Sex Therapy?

People look for sex therapy as a means to resolve conflicts surrounding their sex life, or for improving communication during sex. Sex therapy can benefit not only couples, but singles, parents, kids, and families.

 

Seeking therapy as early as possible during these times can positively impact your view of yourself and allow you to live the life you deserve.

 

Areas of focus consist of but are not limited to:

  • Performance anxieties, inhibited orgasm, erectile difficulties, premature ejaculation
  • Sexual desire and libido
  • Sexual disorders and dysfunction
  • Sexually acting out behaviors such as infidelity and addictions
  • Gender identity
  • Emotional intimacy and desire in relationships
  • Sexual trauma and abuse
  • LGBTQ
  • Depression, stress, anger, anxiety that affect sexual health
  • Mind and body integration
  • Boundaries


Team

Emma Schmidt
Owner/Certified Sex Therapist
When my husband and I got married (over 10 years ago now!) we had a Read More
Dr. Jack Copley
Certified Sex Therapist/Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
I have been providing therapy in one form or another for 14 years now, and, Read More
Amy Clark
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Amy is passionate about guiding people in the journey of exploring their true self. As Read More
Laura Pressley
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a licensed professional counselor who wants to help individuals and couples reach their Read More
Julie DiNuoscio
Licensed Professional Counselor
Julie has her Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. She is very Read More
Angela Rolph
Office Manager
Angela assists Emma Schmidt + Assoc. in answering your questions, scheduling your first session and Read More

Therapy

Therapy can be a difficult step to take for many people. Sex and relationship therapy, takes it to a whole new level. Although Emma Schmidt and Assoc. are very comfortable talking to their clients about any sexual problems they have, she and her team understand that it can feel abnormal to talk to others about the depths of one's sex life. Talking about sex is a very personal, vulnerable area to go to. Emma Schmidt and Assoc.’s goal is to create a space that feels welcoming for you to explore and work on the areas that you are concerned with.


Though Emma and her team focus on sexual difficulties, they understand that sometimes, the relationship outside of the sexual pieces needs some work. If you are looking to just work on your relationship, that’s okay as well.


Sex therapy can involve a number of different concerns. Emma Schmidt + Assoc. work with women, men and LGBTQ populations. If you are not sure if Emma and her team fit what you're are looking for, feel free to send a message or call and they will be glad to answer your questions and/or guide you to someone who best fits your situation.

Locations

  • Their onsite location is found in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Emma Schmidt + Assoc. offers online therapy through one of our team members, Jenn. Jenn utilizes an online platform call VSee. This online approach is an encrypted, HIPAA compliant with BAA, approved form of coaching. Jenn is dedicated to creating solutions to help those who are needing distant therapy.


FAQ

Does Emma Schmidt & Associates take insurance?
As with everything health insurance... it's complicated. We do not provide in-network care for any insurance provider. However, if your insurance provider covers out-of-network mental health benefits, we can provide you with documentation of your treatement that you can file with your claims. Our clinicians can provide you with a monthly "superbill" that you file with your claim to your insurance company. Each therapist is able to also accept HSA and FSA cards through their credit card readers, which is the easiest way to leverage insurance if that is part of your plan. All the team members' fees differ:
  • Emma $250
  • Jack $150
  • Amy $120
  • Laura $120
  • Julie $100
Each therapist has a certain number of spots at reduced rates. Please let us know if you are needing financial assistance.
 
Are you a sex surrogate?
None of the people on our team are sex surrogates. Sex therapy with a therapist on our team utilizes talk therapy while also providing exercises for you to practice at home. Sometimes, a client will be referred to a pelvic floor specialist for certain physical conditions.
 
How do I schedule a session?
You can schedule a session by sending us an email at contact@emma-schmidt.com or by calling the office manager, Angela at 513-438-0448.
 
What are the office hours?
Each therapist has a variety of hours open ranging from early in the morning to late evening and also weekend times slots. Please inform Angela, our office manager, if you need a certain time for your session and she will try and accommodate you as much as possible.
 
What are sessions like?
Sessions are about helping clients resolve a problem(s) they are facing. This is typically done through emotion-focused therapy, client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. Emma and her team attempt to mold therapy toward your unique personality and what best fits with your situation.
 
What is the sexual history assessment for?
The sexual history assessment allows Emma and her team to get a more comprehensive idea of what has been going on in your life leading up to therapy. This is typically done on your own and takes about an hour to fill out. Your therapist or coach looks over the assessment outside of the session for a session fee. This eliminates the amount of time that you are in session since we understand that your time is precious.
 
Is there parking?
The entrance to our Hyde Park office is on the side of the building off Saybrook Ave. Parking is in the front of the office building.
 
What happens once I arrive at the office?
Please note that the entrance is on the side of the building off Saybrook Ave. Once you arrive you will enter our waiting room. Please sign-in on the iPad. Signing-in will notify our clinicians that you are waiting for them. Feel free to grab a water, coffee or a different refreshment while you wait.
 
What is online therapy ?
Online therapy also known as teletherapy is done through a HIPAA, BAA compliant, encrypted skype type technology. This means that Emma and her team use software that ensures your session is confidential through the internet. Emma + Assoc. will provide you with a link and you use the link to enter into the online therapy room.

Recent Posts

Have you been struggling with triggers from childhood sexual abuse? Get flashbacks or freeze in situations for no apparent reason? Want a safe space to be able to process the pain? In this group, our licensed professional counselor, Julie will bring in different tools and tactics of how to work through your past experience of childhood sexual abuse. The group will utilize the book The Sexual Healing Journey as a resource.

We see lives changing when we make space for healing to occur. It’s never easy or fun but we see the benefit of the peace our clients experience after going through the hard work.

To register you may reach us at contact@emma-schmidt.com or 513-438-0448 #emmaschmidtandassociates #sextherapy #sexualabuse #childhoodsexualabusesurvivor

We went live this morning with some information about our upcoming presentation at Christ Hospital April 17th 5:30-7:00 pm on Sexual Health During Cancer Survivorship. We’d love to see you all there! To RSVP email cancersupport@thechristhospital.com

We’ll be going LIVE at 9:40 am for a 10 minute sneak peek at our The Christ Hospital Health Network Sexual Health During Cancer Survivorship talk! Come join us with any questions you have and hear more about what we’ll be talking about.



Resources


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Child Protective Services (513) 721-7044
  • Children’s Crisis Care Center (513) 241-KIDS
  • Crisis Care Center (513) 281-CARE
  • Drug & Poison Center (513) 636-5111
  • Psychiatric Emergency Service (513) 558-8577
  • Police-Fire-Ambulance 911
  • Women Helping Women (513) 381-5610 (24-hour hotline. Formerly Rape Crisis Center)
  • YWCA Shelter (513) 872-9259
Books:
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction – Patrick Carnes, Ph.D
  • Women, Sex and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power- Charolette Davis Kasl, Ph.D
  • No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction – Marnie Ferree (Spiritually based)
  • Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal – Marsha Means, Barbara Steffens, Ph.D.
Books:
  • Sexy Ever After: Intimacy Post- Cancer – Patty Brisben
  • Man Cancer Sex – Anne Katz
  • Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer – M. Korda
  • Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer – Leslie Schover
  • For the Man Who has Cancer and His Partner – Leslie Schover
  • For the Woman Who has Cancer and Her Partner – Leslie Schover
  • Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding Causes and Treatments – Leslie Schover and Anthony Thomas

 

Books:
  • The Courage to heal: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – Laura Davis Harper (Also comes in a workbook version)
  • The Sexual Healing Journey – Wendy Maltz
  • Beauty Restored – Me Ra Koh
  • Healing the Incest Wound – Christine Coutois

 

Books:
  • The V Book: A Doctor’s Complete Guide to Vulvovaginal Health – Elizabeth G. Steward and Paula Spencer
  • When Sex Hurts – Andrew Goldstein, MD, Caroline Pukall, PhD and Irwin Goldstein, MD
  • Coping with Erectile Dysfunction: How to Regain Confidence and Enjoy Sex – Metz & McCarthy
  • Coping with Premature Ejaculation: How to Overcome PE, Please Your Partner and Have Great Sex – Metz & McCarthy
  • Restoring the Pleasure – Penner & Penner (spiritually based)
  • The Way to Love your Wife: A Married Guys Guide to Great Sex – Penner & Penner (spiritually based)
  • Celebration of Sex – Dr. Doug Rosenau (spiritually based)
  • Secrets of Eve: Understanding the Mystery of Female Sexuality – Hart, Weber & Taylor (spiritually based)

 

Books:
  • Menopause: A Time of Courage, Management and Fulfillment of Dreams – Mischel Harriet, Ph.D
  • The Challenge of Menopause: Denial vs. Constructive Coping - Michel Harriet, Ph.D
Disclaimer: While I recommend the above resources, there may be some statements which I do not fully agree with. I still value and believe the above list can be very beneficial for educational and healing purposes.

Contact

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Make an appointment by calling or emailing us:

(513) 438-0448

Email: contact@emma-schmidt.com


Address:

Emma Schmidt & Associates, Sex + Relationship Therapy
3665 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208
 
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