Sexual Problems

A sexual problem, sometimes called a sexual dysfunction, is a problem during any phase of the sexual sexual act (such as desire, arousal or orgasm). Although many people experience trouble with sex at some point, it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. There are a number of specific sexual disorders, including sexual desire disorders (low libido), sexual arousal disorders (inability to become aroused – erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness, for example), orgasm disorders (delay or non-appearance of orgasms) and sexual pain disorders (painful intercourse, most commonly affecting women). A sexual problem can occur suddenly or develop slowly, over an extended period of time. The reasons for sexual problems can widely vary but may include factors such as fluctuating hormones, aging, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, diet, medications, illness or past sexual trauma. If you are dealing with sexual problems, a qualified professional therapist can help you identify the cause and help you develop ways to cope. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s sexual problems experts today.

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As a sex therapist, I can help with issues related to gender identity and expression and sexual orientation and expression. I am sex positive and kink affirming. I stand with people in the sexual/gender minorities and advocate for recognition, respect, rights, and safety. I help individuals and couples move past physical and emotional challenges to have a satisfying relationship and pleasurable sex life.

— Rick Isenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgway, CO

I have additional training from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Sex Therapy and advanced supervision.

— Alyssa Doberstein, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Raleigh, NC
 

With over 15 years diagnosing and treating sexual issues and problems, our team are dedicated to help you understand whats going on and the best method to treating the issue. We have a network of specialists that we can refer to if your issue is outside our scope of work, such as physical therapy for pelvic floor issues. We take a biopsychosocial approach, meaning we look at medical, psychological and social issues to address the entirety of the sexual concern.

— Rouse Relational Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, CA

If you, or perhaps your child, has been accused of a sexual offense, you’re probably sweating bullets right now. You’re thinking “life is over” or wondering how in the world you are going to get through this. Working with adolescents and adults, I provide non-judgmental risk assessments, treatment, and support. With the belief that one’s worst deeds do not define them; I hope to give everyone the chance to overcome and rise to their full potential.

— Megan Wurzel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in La Crescent, MN
 

In 2009, I started my journey to become a therapist because of my desire to address the shame and stigma surrounding sexuality in American culture. My goal is to provide folx with accurate and objective information and journey with them as they use this information to examine the unhelpful or harmful cultural messaging received around sexuality and create their own understanding of what a thriving sex life means for them.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist

I am a trained sex therapist, along with being a Certified Sex Offense Treatment Provider. I was trained at the Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia and conduct forensic psychosexual evaluations for pre and post release individuals with sexual offense charges or convictions. I work with individuals and couples to address a broad array of sexual issues, from paraphilic interests to erectile dysfunction.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC
 

I am a trained sex therapist and can work with a variety of concerns and challenges related to sex and sexuality. Please reach out if you feel this may be an interest or concern of yours. There is no topic that is off-limits.

— Jordon Anderson, Social Worker in Quincy, MA

I have specialized training in sex therapy and have extensive experience with paraphilia-related disorders, sexual health concerns, desire discrepancy issues, erectile/ ejaculation issues and sexual pain.

— Alana Ogilvie, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

For many, there is a general discomfort with openly acknowledging our feelings on sex, sexuality and sexual desires, within ourselves, let alone our intimate partners. I provide a safe, judgement-free environment within which clients can be vulnerable and honest with themselves in effort to become more comfortable with their own sense of sex and sexuality in hopes of gaining more balance within their lives.

— Dylan Haas, Mental Health Counselor in Boise, ID

Jason is a sex positive therapist who is comfortable and competent in the areas of sex and sexual dysfunction. He is currently working towards both his Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology as well as his AASECT Certified Sex Therapist designation. From the exploration of new sexual interests, to relationships where sex has become unfulfilling or stressful, Jason can explore these areas with you in a gentle and safe way that is free of shame or judgement.

— Jason Powell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, ME
 

Most sexual problems have become problems due to the fact that something bothersome is not being addressed. Imagine having your so called 'problem' become a source of pleasure and joy. If there is an issue that is unsettling-ie rapid ejaculaton, difficulty orgasming, getting or maintianing an erection, painful intercourse, lack of desire or 'too much', etc I will help you get rid of the shame. Educate and give you exercises to help gain your confidence as well as getting what you want.

— Gwen Lotery, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Many of us were raised to view sex as taboo; a topic that is not discussed openly. This attitude, in turn, has led to many people suffering in silence. Whether your concerns are related to sexual trauma, internalized ideas of what sex "should" be, or mismatches of libido in relationships, I feel that the first step is vocalizing your experience in a safe, non-judgmental space. I will honor your trust in me and provide support and tools to enhance your sexual expression.

— Jennifer Beltz (Catharsis Counseling LLC), Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR
 

If you’re feeling sexually unsatisfied you may experience painful intercourse, decreased desire, or difficulty with orgasm. While addressing sexual dissatisfaction in therapy we will work together to understand your sexual response and anatomy, identify factors that keep you feeling “stuck” or unfulfilled, and build your comfort with engaging in sexual or intimate experiences. Let's work together to build your sexual self-confidence and learn what healthy sexual expression looks like for you!

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

As a sex therapist, most of my professional work has been centered around helping folks navigate sexual issues. I use a sex-positive lens in working with sexual concerns.

— Taylor Kravitz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Sexual problems can impact every area in your life. These problems are often overlooked and not addressed due to shame. There are research study after research study about how primary doctors need to do a better job asking and talking about sexual health. You can be assured sexual health will be our focus and you can feel free to discuss anything sexual on your mind so we can address what is getting in the way of a happy, healthy sex life. Call me today to discuss further how I can help!

— Michael Stokes, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, RI

I support clients healing from sexual abuse, sexual assault, purity culture, and compulsory heterosexuality. I help clients work through their history, process any relevant traumas and core beliefs, and work toward sexual liberation and authenticity.

— Kirsten Cannon, Counselor in Memphis, TN
 

I love talking about sex. I love helping people have great sex. Our society is filled with shame about our bodies and sex that many of my clients have never talked about it with anyone, including their sexual partners. Society has sexualized all touch and made it so people feel like sex is the only place they can be touched. Many of our relationship issues and stressors impact our sex lives and prevent us from feeling connected and fulfilled in our interactions. I'm also supportive of asexuality

— Tia (Christia) Young, Counselor

I am an AASECT certified sex therapist. I am trained to treat a variety of sex-related issues including sexual dysfunction, sexual pain, lack of sex in relationship, the betrayal of infidelity, and open/consensually non-monogamous relationships. I also help those struggling in the aftermath of sex-related trauma. I particularly thrive helping relationships of all kinds find sexual fulfillment and emotional intimacy in their connection.

— Lee Kinsey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA