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 Pasadena, 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

Infidelity/affairs/cheating, pain with intercourse, lack of desire or interest in sex, improving communication about sex, overcoming past sexual abuse or trauma, enhancing current sex life, resuming sex after baby, troubling fantasies, non-monogamy/open relationships, exploring sexual orientation or gender identity, poly relationships, kink, among others

— Corrin Voeller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Louis Park, MN
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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 ,
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

— Chelsea Newton, Clinical Social Worker in Golden, CO
 

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

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 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 Asheville, NC