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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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

As a sex-positive therapist, I treat problematic sexual behavior with compassion and without judgment, aiming to understand the underlying factors driving these behaviors. I create a safe environment for clients to explore their actions, feelings, and reasons underlying the problematic behavior(s). My goal is to empower clients to make positive changes, foster self-acceptance, promote healthier coping mechanisms, and rebuild sexual health that brings more pleasure than problems.

— Jessica VerBout, Marriage & Family Therapist in New Hope, MN

I help couples with sexual problems such as discrepancies in sexual desire in the relationship. You can have the satisfying sex life that you are hoping for. I use sex therapy techniques including psychoeducation, talk therapy techniques that improve sexual communication, and experiential homework exercises.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

Does this sound familiar: You have good intentions, but attempts to stop your destructive sexual behaviors have been unsuccessful. You are hesitant to label yourself as an “addict", yet you feel that something is definitely wrong. You're smart, successful, and otherwise have a good life... but you also know that healthy sexuality shouldn’t involve feeling anxious or shameful, and shouldn't control your life, so you're here looking for help.

— Drew Driver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frisco, TX

Many couples find themselves experiencing sexual problems, such as sexual desire discrepancy in the relationship. I help couples improve their sexual connection through sex therapy techniques which include psychoeducation, improving communication about sex with talk therapy modalities, and experiential homework exercises that improve sexual relationships.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

Obstacles to achieving pleasure-filled sex with ourselves or others are endless and often interconnected between solo and partnered experiences. You deserve to a sex life full of pleasure, meaning, and connection. Support for individuals, couples, and ENM relationships wanting to thrive.

— Elise Robinson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NJ

I am a Michigan Trained, Certified Sex Therapist. I believe that sex is a vital part of the human experience and I love working with folks to help them creatively solve their sexual challenges.

— Stefani Goerlich, Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI

I am to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals and couples to discuss their concerns openly. I work collaboratively with clients to identify the physical, psychological, and relational factors contributing to sexual issues. Through communication exercises, education, and personalized strategies, I help clients develop healthier attitudes towards sex, overcome performance anxiety, and improve sexual communication.

— Katy London, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Lakewood, CO

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

Most people struggle to talk about sex, no matter who they're talking about it with: your doctor, your partner, your friends, your child, your parent. Even people who are comfortable with their own sexuality know how difficult it can be to talk about sex if their conversation partner is less comfortable or familiar talking about it. Please know that if you want to talk about sex and sexuality, you can talk about it in therapy.

— Aelijah Lynch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

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

Are you struggling to feel satisfied in your sex life? Sex therapy can help. It's a nonjudgmental, positive space to explore your concerns and develop solutions that work for you. You'll receive guidance, support, and tools to reconnect with your partner, improve communication, and foster a healthy sexual relationship. I'm here to help you find the satisfaction you deserve.

— Dr. Tom Murray, Sex and Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist in Greensboro, NC

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

I am an anti-shame, anti-oppression, sex positive, body positive inclusive therapist. I was awarded a Certificate in Sex Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, where I successfully completed a specialized course of curriculum around common sexual problems experienced by individuals and partners as well as the ever-expanding universe of sexual identities and gender identities. I participated in Sexual Attitude Reassessment and studied techniques and interventions within Sex Therapy.

— Sherri Davidson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Marysville, WA

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 treat female issues ranging from vaginismus to low libido to menopause-related symptoms, and male issues such as delayed ejaculation and inability to achieve erection. I also teach my clients the sexual health model so they have language for sex and an understanding that regardless of gender, sexuality, and desired sexual behavior, as long as nobody is hurt and everyone gives consent, there is a very wide range of sexual health.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO

I have specialized training in working with sexual health issues, specifically focusing out of control sexual behaviors and the impact of trauma on sexual functioning.

— Crystal Nesfield, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ