Female pain with sex

I met with Alison to work on my anxiety surrounding intimacy. I’ve experienced pain during sex before, but even though I don’t have the pain anymore my anxiety about the pain returning prevents me from even trying to have sex. I’ve been with my partner for 8 years and the last 2.5 years have been without penetrative sex. Our relationship had come to a cross roads (understandably so). After working with Alison for four months there was a dramatic improvement (my partner was VERY excited about my progress) and after six months I was having penetrative sex again without anxiety. This therapy saved our relationship!!

AT, 30 year-old female