How to Help Women with Sexual Pain & Low Desire Find the Best Medical Treatment & Treat the Individual-Relationship Issues

A Joint Discussion Between Sari Cooper, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Director of Center for Love and Sex and Dr. Chris Creatura, Sexual Health Gynecologist.

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The most frequent problem that a sex therapist treats among women is low desire. In addition, from the largest nationallly representative survey taken in the US, the research showed that 30% of all women ages 18 to 59 reported some difficulty with pain the last time that they had sex. It’s a common problem that women have which interferes with their dating life and their long term sexual relationships.

When general therapists and sex therapists are sought out to work with women who report low desire and/or pain during sex, they need to have the right tool-kit to help advocate, refer and treat their clients. Critical to this is the following:

  • a referral list of well-trained sexual health doctors
  • knowledge of what to look for in these doctors
  • details to help prepare their clients for visits to a gynecologist or sexual health medical provider understanding of the systemic psychological impact these problems have on a woman’s Sex Esteem® and on their sexual relationships.

This webinar is a detailed discussion between Sari Cooper and Dr. Chris Creatura, a gynecologist specializing in sexual medicine. Dr. Creatura will help therapists learn how to help clients advocate for themselves and how to find an appropriate gynecologist who is trained in treating a client's specific complaint like pain or low desire. You will learn:

  • Techniques the client and therapist should know about when referring to a gynecologist or discussing it with their patient.
  • How to identify people in the community who have training in sexual medicine.

Both presenters will help you understand how to help clients whose presenting problems are vulvodynia, low desire, and other common issues. They will examine:

  • The critical role of taking a personal and sexual history in diagnosis and treatment
  • The role of the gynecologist within the treatment system, including limitations
  • Issues with diagnosis and referrals

You will gain more specific knowledge to help your client navigate the medical landscape while also providing a roadmap for your own professional relationships with sexual health providers going forward.

Sari CooperSari Cooper LCSW-R, CST is the Director of Center for Love and Sex, a group practice specializing in sex therapy and sex coaching based in NYC. She is also the creator of Sex Esteem®️, LLC a company devoted to enriching people’s confidence and knowledge about their own or their kids’ sexuality through talks, webinars and her webshow Sex Esteem®️ with Sari Cooper. She is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor who is frequently called upon on many media outlets to comment on relationships and sexuality issues. Sari is an active member and conference presenter for Ackerman Institute for the Family, AASECT, SSTAR, WAS, and a founding member of MSTPG, An international expert she has appeared on CBS This Morning, Dr. Oz, Lifehacker, Live From America podcasts and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health, bustle, HuffPost and Vice Media. Her blog titled Sex Esteem®️ can be found on her site and on PsychToday. You can follow her on her social channels:
FB: @centerforloveandsex, Twitter: @SariCooperCLS & Instagram @saricoopersexesteem. Her site is

Dr Chris CreaturaDr Chris Creatura is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is fellowship certified in Female Sexual Medicine by the International Society for Women's Sexual Health. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she lectures in sexual health and mentors students and residents, and participates in the Human Sexuality Program founded by Helen Singer Kaplan. She is a Certified National Menopause Practitioner with the North American Menopause Society and has additional expertise in Vulvar Disorders, Adolescent Gynecology, and Sexual Pain Management. After receiving her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, she opened her private practice in NYC. As an active member of SSTAR, WAS, ISSWSH, ISSVD,NAMS, and ISGE, she collaborates with behavioral medicine professionals, physical therapists, oncologists, and other medical experts in the rehabilitation of cancer survivors and care of patients with medical illnesses that affect sexual well-being.


Satisfactory Completion Participants must have:

  • Paid tuition fee
  • Attended/viewed the entire seminar
  • Completed an evaluation with material quiz (50% accuracy AASECT, 70% accuracy NYS) in order to receive CE Credits.
  • Partial credit for a portion of a seminar is not available.

New York State Social Workers
Central Park Individual Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling LCSW, P.C. is an approved provider (#SW-0254) of continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. This program is approved for 1.5 CE Credits.

Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 1.5 CE Credits. These CE Credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification*.

*Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification.
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