Hello, I am Michael Guichet, a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy. I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect on the things that are not being talked about. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. Let me work with you on changing the patterns in your life.
Specializing in sex therapy means I work with individuals, couples, partners, and families in monogamous, Poly, open, LGBTQQIA, kink, and BDSM communities. I also work with sexual dysfunction and disorder. It is my passion to work to heal shame and facilitate communication around my client’s identity, relationship orientation, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and many more aspects of the sexual experience.
Why do I do Sex Therapy?
There are many reasons I pursued the career in human sexuality. As a therapist I work with people to find their happiness in what they love and as a sex therapist it is my goal to heal the shame of the negative messages that many people have about sex. It is my passion and it drives me to work hard every time for my clients so they may find healing around sex and are able to communicate their desires around sexuality.
Another big reason I pursued my sex therapy career is that so many other therapists have difficulty speaking about sex and I don’t believe that is helpful. I am not saying that “sex is everything”, but sex is a major part of the human experience and I believe it should not be ignored in therapy. I don’t believe sex and sexuality should be ignored in life. It is my mission to be part of the human sexuality community to help support people to be their fullest sexual self, doing the consensual activities they desire, and in a community and relationship that respects them.
I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect on the things that are not being talked about. As part of sex therapy it is important for me to work with my clients to help them realize that they are not broken and their desires are normal. So part of my work is being a sex educator and an important part of sex therapy is sex ed.
The next major element of therapy is the importance of listening without judgement. A therapist is a person you can tell anything to without judgement in an effort to be heard, work through emotions, improve relationships, among other things. To that point I am a good listener and I make it a point for my sessions to always be improving communication skills of my clients. It is important to me that my clients not only work through issues, but also that they leave my office with some skills.
I am Poly and open knowledgeable, kink and BDSM knowledgeable, LGBT affirming, queer affirming, asexual affirming, and sex worker friendly.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.