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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Learning ways to enhance intimacy and sexuality in your relationship with the appropriate guidance and tools can help through challenging times and at any stage of the relationship. The tools that you will receive during the therapy process will help make a good relationship great, and lead to the enhancement of intimacy and sex in your relationship.

— Galit Ribakoff, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Dallas, TX

Currently enrolled a Certification Program for Sex Therapy at the Modern Sex Therapy Institute.

— Katelyn Shields, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

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

Sex therapy is a personal passion of mine, which I had dedicated many hours outside of school to attend training and conferences to further my education.

— Erin Moore, Counselor in ,

Sexual problems can derive from many different sources and can be difficult to talk about due to how each of us is socialized regarding sex and sexuality. Studying sex therapy in school, reading research, and taking continuing education courses allows me to sensitively work with clients about sex- and sexuality-related concerns. Please contact me to better determine if I am a therapist with whom you might feel comfortable talking about these concerns.

— Tera Buerkle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY

Sex & sexuality are essential parts of who we are. When a person struggles with sexual issues it connects to an essential part of who they are and how they see themselves. Some people experience shame & guilt related to their sexual problems particularly if they were raised within communities where there is a lot of secrecy and shame regarding sexuality, sexual expression & identity. I am currently attending a certified sex therapy program with weekly supervision to provide the best care.

— Chaya Bleend, Clinical Social Worker

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

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 work with many different types of sexual problems, from feeling shame about sexual desire, sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, and out of control sexual behaviors. As a therapist, my job is to help people feel comfortable with a very vulnerable part of themselves. I teach skills or offer an approach for people to view themselves in a more positive manner about this essential part of them.

— Mary Botte, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

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

Sex Therapy is a wonderful and safe way to learn how to enjoy better sex, creating the space for you to better understand yourself, your sexual desires, fantasies, and anxieties, as well as what’s preventing you from having truly satisfying sex. You’ll become more aware of your beliefs, feelings, values, patterns, expectations, and preferences regarding sex. This means that you’ll also have the opportunity to discover and choose how sex can be more fulfilling and pleasurable for you.

— Eric van der Voort, Psychologist in San Diego, CA

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

Sexual dissatisfaction occurs when your sexual experiences do not bring you pleasure, fulfillment, or connection. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection. I am comfortable and experienced in addressing a wide range of women’s sexual health concerns, including low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, lack of desire, sexual avoidance, trauma, and sexual shame or anxiety.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

I am an AASECT Certified sex therapist and I help adult (and their partners) deal with issues such as sexual pain, desire discrepancy, erectile dysfunction, trauma related to sex, and dysphoria related to sex.

— Jodi Williams, Sex Therapist in New Haven, CT

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

This is a broad category for a variety of psycho-sexual issues, but I have the most experience treating: Prpblematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB), Fetishes, Non-consenting behavior, Minor-attracted persons, 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

Exploring relational, psychological, emotional etiologies, as well as working integratively with medical professionals to determine biological factors, can help to identify and treat sexual problems. Working with a therapist who is knowledgeable and comfortable discussing sex- and sexuality-related issues can be a healing experience when discomfort and shame have overshadowed acceptance.

— Tera Buerkle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY

Struggles with sexual desire and pleasure can arise from many places. Traumatic life events, health and relational problems, or life transitions, can all contribute to a diminished sense of sexual expression. Sex therapy assists people too remove blocks to intimate connection with self and others, in an open, supportive, and non-judgement environment. Together we can help you find your own erotic pathway towards greater connection and intimate pleasure; whatever that may be.

— Joseph Winn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Concord, MA