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

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

I treat female issues ranging from vaginismus to low libido to menopause-related symptoms, and male issues such as delayed ejaculation and inability to achieve erection. I also teach my clients the sexual health model so they have language for sex and an understanding that regardless of gender, sexuality, and desired sexual behavior, as long as nobody is hurt and everyone gives consent, there is a very wide range of sexual health.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in McKinney, TX
 

Jason is a sex positive therapist who is comfortable and competent in the areas of sex and sexual dysfunction. He is currently working towards both his Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology as well as his AASECT Certified Sex Therapist designation. From the exploration of new sexual interests, to relationships where sex has become unfulfilling or stressful, Jason can explore these areas with you in a gentle and safe way that is free of shame or judgement.

— Jason Powell, Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

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

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 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

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.

— Dr Catalina Lawsin, Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA
 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, Certified Sex Therapist, and a doctoral student in Clinical Sexology. I am truly sex-positive, LGBTQ+ affirming, kink-friendly, and sex-worker allied.

— Jessica Singh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Vero Beach, FL

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 am a certified sexologist who has worked with individuals experiencing vaginismus, ED, PE, hypo and hyper arousal concerns, and understanding fetishes.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist

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. I will help you develop awareness of emotional and sociocultural factors that impact your sexuality, while also giving you practical tools that can create shifts in your sex life.

— Taylor Kravitz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

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 all things under the Sexual Health & Wellness umbrella. This includes everything from sexual trauma, relationships, identity, and everything in between. I have seen and heard it all so you can feel comfortable exploring these uncomfortable parts of yourself.

— Dolly Ferraiuolo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL
 

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

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

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 ejaculation.

— Adrian Scharfetter, Sex Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA