M.S. in Clinical Psychology — Illinois Institute of Technology
University of Michigan, Sexual Health Certificate/Sex Therapy, Certificate Date: 2016
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist
Dr. Rafacz works with an array of individual and couple concerns. Their specialty area is sex therapy, and common areas of treatment for couples include addressing: desire concerns, sexual discrepancies, conflict, infidelity, nonmonogamy/polyamory and communication problems around sex. Couples can also work together with Dr. Rafacz to address sexual performance concerns including: difficulties with arousal (including erections), difficulty in achieving orgasm and low pleasure, premature or rapid ejaculation, impaired sexual function due to medical or health problems, sexual pain, sexual compulsivity and the impact of aging on sexuality. When working with individuals, areas of treatment include exploring: gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship issues, any sexual functioning concerns and peri-/post- menopausal transitions in sexuality and identity.
Beyond sex therapy, Dr. Rafacz works with clients going through life transitions such as retirement, aging issues and early/ mid adulthood; needing help with stress management and work life balance; wanting to improve one’s health; and personal identity exploration at all stages of life. Dr. Rafacz blends mindfulness, behavioral, cognitive and internal family systems therapies as necessary to help clients reach their goals and have the growth they desire.
Dr. Rafacz is a member of the Couples Therapy Service line at The Family Institute.