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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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

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 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

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 an ASSECT Certified Sex Therapist, I am trained to work with a variety of sexual concerns including sexual desire discrepancy, difficulty with orgasm, erectile difficulties, pain during sex, living with Sexually Transmitted Infections, kink and BDSM, gender identity exploration, sexual identity exploration, sexual anxiety/sexual shame and more. I have advanced training in working with people who have experienced sexual trauma or childhood sexual abuse reclaim their sexuality.

— Kori Hennessy, Addictions Counselor in minneapolis, MN

I work with my clients to increase their sexual satisfaction and create authentic, fulfilling sexual experiences. 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. I am passionate about helping women build trust in their bodies and understand the complex factors that have influenced their sexual experiences.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

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 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

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 are super common. This is because a lot of what we believe about sex is learned through the lens of religious oppression, patriarchy, and purity culture. I will help you work to dismantle your sexuality from harmful systems and experience the freedom of trusting your own self and your own body and experiences.

— Celeste Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tyler, TX

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

Sexual shame, sexual pain, sexual desire are often culprits to disturbances in our sex lives. We work together to acknowledge the source of the mixed messages we received as children while being compassionate with ourselves. Together, using sex therapy strategies we will challenge, educate, and develop healthy pleasure practices.

— Janice Leonard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plano, TX

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 Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, 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 Santa Monica, CA

Learn to shift your mindset and find happiness, confidence, and empowerment in your sexuality. Talking about your concerns with a knowledgable, supportive, and professional therapist can be a tremendous step toward wholeness — integrating all of the amazing parts that make you who you are. As your therapist, I support you, as you are right now, and as you work towards your goals. A life of more emotional and physical satisfaction is possible. Asking for help is the first step.

— Stacey Wright, Psychotherapist in Tucker, GA

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

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

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, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

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