RELATIONSHIP & SEX THERAPY
IT STARTS WITH YOU.
I want to help you accept who you are (flaws and all), and feel empowered in your sexuality and relationships.
To dispel myths, I will provide psychoeducation about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. I motivate my clients to embrace the changes they seek through interventions that promote proactive, holistic, and concrete behaviors to managing sexual and relational concerns. The ultimate goal will always be to enhance your quality of life.
rrael counseling, llc.
redefining relationships, acceptance, empowerment & love.
A Place Where Modern Day Relationships are Revived.
Alexis Clarke, PhD.
I want to help.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist dedicated to helping you find acceptance through self love and empowerment. Have a particular relationship challenge or obstacle you and/or your partner(s) are trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a licensed expert is the best way to put things into perspective.
As a committed, strength-based, sex positive, and culturally aware psychology professional in Illinois, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority.I’m happy to guide you through the relationship and identity challenges that impact your ability to live a fulfilled and happy life. I offer all my clients the attention and care they deserve, and have all the tools and expertise to help you get ahead. I have a social justice oriented approach that recognizes the diversity in gender and sexual expression.
How I Can Help.
Research has shown that we are sexual beings. Sexuality and intimacy are natural and important aspects of our development throughout our life. As such, appropriate focus should be given to sexual health, sexual identity, and relationships. Ironically, sexuality remains a taboo topic, although a lot of content in the media is highly sexualized.
Socialization plays a critical role in our development. Our different social identities and backgrounds shape our views on sexuality and intimacy. It can be challenging to develop a positive sexual identity due to social norms that stigmatize certain groups of people and/or their behavior. There may also be physical and/or mental concerns that impact an individual’s sexual experience.
WHAT DOES IT OFFER...
Discuss concerns about dating and romantic relationships in a nonjudgemental environment.
Think about your experiences in a different way.
Increase your knowledge about sexual health and sexuality, including learning new skills aimed to increase and/or improve your overall satisfaction.
Address concerns related to desire, arousal, performance, and satisfaction.
Explore and develop your sexual identity (i.e., orientation, expression, fantasies).
Increase comfort discussing sexual desires, wants, and needs.
Explore how societal expectations about sex and sexuality may be impacting your life (e.g., body image).
WHAT DOES IT OFFER...
Discuss the strengths and challenges in your relationship in a nonjudgemental environment.
Learn other ways to communicate with each other.
Learn adaptive ways to manage inevitable conflict.
Enhance and/or rediscover closeness and intimacy with your partner(s).
Increase and/or improve your overall satisfaction in the relationship, including learning new skills aimed to reinvigorate current sex life (e.g., reduce boredom).
Explore issues related to trust (e.g., infidelity).
Discuss discrepancies in values and expectations, including sexual desires/pleasure.
Explore how societal expectations may be impacting your relationship (e.g., interracial dating, “non-traditional” couples).
Teletherapy, or telepractice as it’s otherwise known, is the online delivery of therapy services via two-way video conferencing. Sessions are nearly identical to traditional therapy sessions save for one major exception. Instead of sitting together in the same room, patients and therapists interact via live video conferencing.