Welcome to my Practice

Sue, “Sex with Sue” McGarvie, is a Clinical Sex and Relationship Therapist, and an International Expert in the area of Low Libido and Sexual Desire. She is the founder of The Ottawa Sex Therapy and Libido Clinic and YOUR sex and relationship therapist.

Sue McGarvie has been an Internationally Recognized Sex and Relationship Therapist for 21 years and is the author of three best selling books on sexuality and intimacy.

She was the host of a syndicated talk show called Love and Lipstick (aired on Astral Media’s EZ Rock, CFRB, CJAD) among other major market stations. Sue hosted a television series called Unzipped on Global and has, without exaggeration, spoken to 10,000 people about their sexual issues.

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What can I expect in the first session when I see a therapist?

For some people the thought of talking to or coming to see a therapist makes them very nervous. They don’t know what to expect and they are concerned that they are going to talk about things they may not have told anyone before.
I really understand how difficult seeing a counselor can appear to some people. It’s supposed to be a positive experience of healing, focusing on you and getting some clarity going forward.

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Dating Coaching

Dating coaching –
My parents met in high school. My grandparents were next door neighbors. 200 years ago you only had people in your village as potential partners. Now the world is your oyster. And there are dating sites that reflect that. In fact there are hundreds of sites with tens of thousands of profiles. Finding a partner can be daunting.

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Find out about the Ducklings social group

It started with a trip to the local dominatrix. It was last year when 50 Shades of Grey was the book on everyone's night table. Blaik and I were running a "How to keep it hot" course for couples (and some singles). Mistress Shira came to speak to the group about the 50 Shades phenomenon and invited us all to come and see her dungeon. It was eye-opening, fun, and very informative. Then we all went for drinks and munchies and had a chance to talk about the experience. One couple called it "the best date night ever." Read More

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Body Image, Hormones and Boudoir

As someone who has had more than her share of weight and body image challenges (I have lost over 180 pounds at one time) …

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Low Libido Syndrome. Why men experience a decrease in desire for sex

The desire to get naked, horizontal and sweaty with our partners (potential partner or just a hand and some time alone) should …

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How to work with relationship deal breakers

What are relationship deal breakers? I was polling a group of single Duckling women recently and asked them what they could …

Why joining a community will help you live longer.

It has been long understood that as human beings we need to be surrounded by people who like and understand us. We need to …

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Intimacy. Why it may be the biggest sexual problem of all.

I spend much of my day talking about the challenges and mechanics of sex. Low libido, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, …