What is Surrogate Partner Therapy (SPT)?
Surrogate Partner Therapy is designed
to assist a person in developing physical and emotional intimacy skills so that they can have healthy future relationships. Through regular sessions with a caring surrogate; the client will experience structured and un-structured exercises including sensate (touch) focus, social skills, intimacy skills, communication, trust enrichment and more. The trained surrogate will work with the client’s therapist to develop an ongoing therapeutic series of sessions.
SPT is a triad relationship between a Surrogate Partner, a client, and a therapist. Surrogates will not see a client without the involvement of their therapist.
Who can benefit from Surrogate Partner Therapy?
There is no set parameter for an SPT clients. Clients come from all age groups and all walks of life. Some presenting issues may include: social or sexual awkwardness, negative body image, past traumatic experience, late in life virginity, orgasm/erection difficulties, medical issues, shame revolving around their body or sex, relationship issues, etc. Please do not use this as the definitive list; each client is as unique as their situation and professional Surrogates are adaptable.
Note: Tara works with both male and female clients.
How long does therapy last?
Surrogate Partner Therapy can be an on-going process lasting just weeks to, in some cases, years. Therapy moves along at a pace that is comfortable for the client and for the Surrogate. Each session is an hour minimum; longer lengths can be discussed.
Intensive Therapy is also available. This is a condensed timeline where we would meet every day. Please consult with me or your therapist for more information on this. I am available to travel for intensive therapy.