Sex therapy is a specific form of psychotherapy that addresses sexual issues an individual or couple might have.
Sometimes during pregnancy or after a baby is born, sex becomes more difficult and physiological changes are experienced that are new and confusing. A sex therapist is a psychotherapist who has had extensive training in sexual issues and ways to address them in therapy. They work with individuals and couples around issues such as low libido, painful sex, vagnisimus, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and relationship stress that interferes with intimacy.
If you decide to seek sex therapy, you will see a therapist who will take a thorough history to find out more about the issues you are having, and then together you will form a plan for treatment, either with your partner or individually.