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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If you’re feeling sexually unsatisfied you may experience painful intercourse, decreased desire, or difficulty with orgasm. While addressing sexual dissatisfaction in therapy we will work together to understand your sexual response and anatomy, identify factors that keep you feeling “stuck” or unfulfilled, and build your comfort with engaging in sexual or intimate experiences. Let's work together to build your sexual self-confidence and learn what healthy sexual expression looks like for you!

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

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, Student Therapist in ,
 

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

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.

— Rick Isenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
 

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 Relational Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I am a Sex Therapist pursuing full certification at Antioch University in Seattle. I've taken coursework that allows me to identify and treat sexual dysfunctions as well as learn best practices for helping individuals and couples navigate a variety of sexual issues: sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, sexual shame, premature ejaculation, sexual communication, sexual pain, and changes in attraction.

— Xuan Ho, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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

Relationship therapists once routinely referred clients with sexual problems to sex therapists. David Schnarch & Ruth Morehouse, (Ph.Ds) with whom I trained and consulted from 1998-2008, pioneered the integration of relationship and sex therapy in the early 1990s. (see Therapy Links) Sexuality is a major area of the human self. In relationships, how people manage their erotic & sexual differences is a primary narrative. After learning personal sexual, relational, social & medical histories, I

— Robert Odell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

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 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
 

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

I am a nationally certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have worked with a wide range of sexual issues, such as: -different sexual styles and appetites -sexual dysfunction due to medical conditions -male sexual dysfunctions -female sexual dysfunctions -learn how to improve a “good enough” sex life -resurrecting low sexual desire, arousal, and ability to orgasm -issues associated with alternative sexualities: bdsm, poly, swinging.

— Lori Michels, Sex Therapist in Palm coast, FL
 

I have specialized training from AASECT and I am also training to be a Somatic Sex Educator and Bodyworker. I have training to work with sexual problems such as painful sex, ED, mismatched sex drive and PE just to name a few.

— Aydrelle Collins, Counselor in Dallas, TX

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 Santa Monica, CA
 

If you, or perhaps your child, has been accused of a sexual offense, you’re probably sweating bullets right now. You’re thinking “life is over” or wondering how in the world you are going to get through this. Working with adolescents and adults, I provide non-judgmental risk assessments, treatment, and support. With the belief that one’s worst deeds do not define them; I hope to give everyone the chance to overcome and rise to their full potential.

— Megan Wurzel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in La Crescent, MN

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
 

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 am a nationally certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have worked with a wide range of sexual issues, such as: -different sexual styles and appetites -sexual dysfunction due to medical conditions -male sexual dysfunctions -female sexual dysfunctions -learn how to improve a “good enough” sex life -resurrecting low sexual desire, arousal, and ability to orgasm -issues associated with alternative sexualities: bdsm, poly, swinging.

— Lori Michels, Sex Therapist in Palm coast, FL