Sex & Relationship Therapist: Stephen Snyder, MD

Offering TeleHealth Sex Therapy in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Florida, and Connecticut

I’ve been offering video appointments via a secure, HIPAA-compliant TeleHealth network since 2018. Many individuals and couples have found video appointments to be a useful alternative to in-office sessions. I’m now pleased to offer TeleHealth appointments for sex and relationship concerns for men, women, and couples in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Florida, and Connecticut. Contact me HERE to set up a TeleHealth video appointment, or to find out whether TeleHealth might be the right choice for you.

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Is TeleHealth treatment right for me?

That depends on two things: (1) Will you be physically within either New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Florida, or Connecticut at the time of our video appointment? I’m only licensed in those states, so that’s a must. (2) Is video treatment appropriate for the issue you’d like help with? That’s something you and I can discuss when we first speak by phone to set up your TeleHealth appointment.

What kinds of problems lend themselves best to TeleHealth video treatment?

Every person’s situation is different. I make it a point to have a phone conversation first with every individual or couple who contacts me, to make sure TeleHealth is appropriate for them.

In general, TeleHealth video treatment is most appropriate for individuals and couples who are highly motivated to work collaboratively with a health professional. TeleHealth may not be appropriate if you are in acute crisis.

Many patients consulting me for TeleHealth do so because they have complex conditions that requires the special expertise of an MD sex therapist, or a problem at the interface of sex therapy, medicine, and/or psychiatry. Some are referred specifically by health care providers in New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, and California who know my work.

Do you accept insurance?

No, I don’t participate with any insurance plans. But you’ll get an insurance-compatible billing statement from me to submit to your insurer for reimbursement.

Does insurance reimburse for TeleHealth video appointments?

Private health insurers now typically offer coverage for TeleHealth / TeleMedicine. However, it’s a good idea to confirm with your individual insurer about your specific plan. When you and I first speak by phone to set up your TeleHealth appointment, I can provide you with the relevant codes (they’re called “CPT codes”) to mention when you contact your insurer.

How can I request a video appointment?

Just leave a message for me through my contact page. Please be sure to leave your phone number, so I can call or text you back.

How do TeleHealth video appointments work?

Once we set up the appointment, I’ll send you a link by email to my “virtual office.” Then when it’s time for your session, just click on the link, follow the prompts, and I’ll join you there. I usually schedule at least an hour and a half for a first visit. Subsequent appointments are usually 45 minutes to an hour.

Are TeleHealth video sessions suitable for couples?

Many couples in my practice have reported excellent results with TeleHealth video sessions for sex and relationship issues — either as a stand-alone treatment for a sex or relationship problem, or once in a while when they can’t make it to my office.

With TeleHealth you can also log in from separate locations, if your schedules don’t permit being in the same place at the same time. This can be particularly useful for dual-career couples, long-distance couples, and people who travel a lot.

Are TeleHealth video sessions suitable for sex therapy?

Very often, yes. Sex therapy is simply a kind of solution-focused psychotherapy that aims to quickly resolve sex problems. Modern sex therapy is strictly a talking therapy. There’s never any physical touching involved.

Sex therapy started off as a strictly behavioral therapy (“do this, then do that”). But today we modern sex therapists use a wide array of psychotherapy techniques. These can all be done via video.

What if I already have a therapist?

I often consult with individuals or couples who are already in therapy, but who need a fresh take on a sexual problem.

Often the therapist themself makes the referral, because they know a sex therapy consultation can sometimes clarify things and suggest new strategies for helping an individual or couple get “un-stuck.”

How can I find out more about Dr Snyder’s approach to TeleHealth therapy?

My approach to therapy is the same, whether in-office or online: I favor treatment that is collaborative, results-oriented, and has clear goals. You should come away from a first appointment with a better understanding of your problems, and having learned some specific things you can put into action right away. Usually this can be accomplished just as easily via video as in-office.

How can I request a video appointment?

Just call or text me at 917-270-0384. 

Or leave a message for me through my contact page. Please be sure to leave your phone number, so I can call or text you back.

You can find more information about my approach to sex therapy HERE. You might also check out my YouTube channel — especially my video, “How Can I Find a Good Sex Therapist?”

My “Relationship Doctor” Podcast archive on the QDT Network has 22 short segments on common relationship problems — and what to do about them. You might also want to look at my PRESS page for interviews I’ve done in places like the GOOP PODCAST and The Couples Therapist HQ.

For more information about my general approach to sex and relationship counseling, your best resource is probably my book, Love Worth Making. I’ve been told the book gives you a pretty good idea of what it’s like to work with me. 

For more information about my approach to specific conditions such as low libidoerectile dysfunction (ED)premature ejaculationtrouble ejaculatingsexless marriageintimacy problems, and infidelity, check out my specific services page HERE.

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