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.

Meet the specialists

I have extensive training working with sexual and gender related issues such as: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, difficulty with orgasm, painful sex, mismatched sex drive among partners, questioning sexuality, gender dysphoria, coming out, sexual trauma, sexual compulsivity, shame and performance anxiety. I provide in-depth sexual-assessments to help you discover the root of the presenting sexual problem, and can help you and your partner have a more fulfilling sex life.

— Meghan Cleveland, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

This is a broad category for a variety of psycho-sexual issues, but I have the most experience treating: Fetishes, Non-consenting behavior, Minor-attracted persons (non-offending and offending), and sexual shame. Utilizing strength- and client-based therapies and providing my clients with a comfortable and private processing area has been how I've helped hundred of people the past 13 years with their sexuality problems.

— Jessica VerBout, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnetonka, MN

Sex therapy includes addressing a wide array of concerns, such as difficulty with orgasm, sexual or pelvic pain, and problems achieving or maintaining an erection. Couples often meet with a Sex Therapist to work out tension or conflicts about how often and in what ways they want to have sex. I take a practical approach to work with individual clients and with couples who want to make improvements in their sex lives. The foundation of Sex Therapy includes giving people basic educational information and access to resources as a first step. If that doesn't result in the changes you want to make, then we consider more specific suggestions that are tailored to your particular problem. As you try the suggestions and recommendations of the therapist, hopefully you see improvement. If not, then we know more reflective or intensive therapy is indicated.

— Kate McNulty, Clinical Social Worker in ,
 

Sexuality and Sexual Health and Functioning Self-Esteem around Sex and Communicating Needs in the Relationship Issues around Sexual Abuse & Sexual Trauma Specializing in Male sexuality and intimacy issues, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, delayed ejactualtion.

— Adrian Scharfetter, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SACRAMENTO, CA

My background as a sexuality educator as well as being sex therapist means that I can give high quality information from an ethical, pleasure positive and clinically sound place. I teach classes on sexual skills and pleasure and keep up to date on classes, retreats and other info to help my clients create a healthy and robust sex life.

— Jamila Dawson, Sex Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Our sexuality is at the core of who we are as humans, and where we came from – it is our life force. It’s also at the core of our own identity. So many of us are searching for who we truly are. We’re so encapsulated in who we should be being for others, that we end up losing ourselves. Our desire for unconditional love from another supersedes our need for physical connection. Emotion trumps sexuality. What goes on within our mind shuts down the abilities of our body.

— Catalina Lawsin, Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA

It's easy to understand why anyone would have sexual problems. No one teaches us how to be healthy sexual beings. We're taught all kinds of stuff that's wrong and we have to make up a lot of what we do by trial and error. It's a silly way to learn something so vital to our lives. I'm sure that whatever you struggle with is common. It won't surprise me. Come see me to find out what no one would teach you in a safe caring way.

— Eddie Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alpharetta, GA
 

I specialize in helping couples navigate desire discrepancy, find creative solutions for low sexual unions, and supporting those who are negotiating extra-marital relationships. Perhaps you have recently discovered your partner’s infidelity, wanting to better understand your own liaison, or are looking to find solutions for consensual non-monogamy or polyamorous configurations. I am comfortable and experienced exploring matters of the heart and its seemingly oppositional needs.

— Sara Okman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

You are not satisfied with what’s happening (or not happening) in your bedroom. You would like more sexual intimacy in your relationship with your partner but every time you ask for it, it blows up in your face. You are struggling with performance anxiety or sexual pain and you’ve been avoiding having sex all together. Is low libido or a sexual dysfunction keeping you from enjoying your sex life? Then, let’s get to work!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY
 

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
 

Navigate sexual health concerns: Explore your unique erotic blueprint, heal/relief from painful sex, improve sexual self-confidence, navigate libido, vaginismus/dyspareunia, ejaculatory concerns, erectile concerns, pelvic floor health. I work with folx who seek to heal from sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological trauma

— PNW Sex Therapy Collective: Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship Therapists, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

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
 

You are not satisfied with what’s happening (or not happening) in your bedroom. You would like more sexual intimacy in your relationship with your partner but every time you ask for it, it blows up in your face. You are struggling with performance anxiety or sexual pain and you’ve been avoiding having sex all together. Is low libido or a sexual dysfunction keeping you from enjoying your sex life? Then, let’s get to work! Contact me for a 15 minute FREE consultation today!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

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. I will help you develop awareness of emotional and sociocultural factors that impact your sexuality, while also giving you practical tools that can create shifts in your sex life.

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

The majority of my clients come in experiencing a "desire discrepancy"-- meaning one partner wants more sex than the other, however, I can treat a number of other sexual challenges.

— Keli Dean, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Loveland, CO

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
 

I am a member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT.) I also continue to take extensive training related to providing sex therapy.

— julie casperson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CO