Michael GermanyLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC, MA
Tired of feeling out of touch with yourself, your life's purpose, or those around you due to anxiety and intense emotions? I'm here to help.
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.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Clients who seek my services are looking to uncover the truth of their life path and relational dynamics in order to move into a more conscious way of being. I am a psychoanalyst candidate, licensed psychotherapist, graduate historian-philosopher; I utilize an insight-based psychoanalytic modality in treatment applications. Specialty areas include existential crisis, life transitions, grief, anxiety, major depression, purpose, family conflict, sexuality, & spirituality.
For as long as I can remember, I recognized a fire in me to be able to provide a safe place for those who needed it. Speaking as a queer woman, my lived experiences have directed me towards becoming an advocate for systemic equality and transformation. My passions lie in trauma-informed care, gender-affirming care, and helping high conflict relationships of all backgrounds navigate through their journey. I strive to cultivate a non-judgmental environment that allows for connection and validity.
Most of my clients are wanting to experience greater intimacy, safety, trust, and emotional connection. However, problems arise when major events, such as infidelity or trauma, undermine trust or our ability to connect. Most commonly, clients get caught by negative reciprocal patterns that keep them feeling stuck. I help clients to understand these patterns, have meaningful conversations in session, and regain the connection necessary to overcome past hurts.
Too often we encounter stress and challenges in our lives that we struggle to meet and resolve in healthy and constructive ways. As a result, we can become isolated and lonely, panicked, and anxious by stress or circumstance that threaten to overwhelm us, or sometimes just “stuck” and unsatisfied. Perhaps our old ways of coping with life are no longer as helpful as they once were. We may feel unhappy with ourselves, where we are, and the things we do.