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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I support clients healing from sexual abuse, sexual assault, purity culture, and compulsory heterosexuality. I help clients work through their history, process any relevant traumas and core beliefs, and work toward sexual liberation and authenticity.

— Kirsten Cannon, Counselor in Memphis, TN

I am currently pursuing a certification in Sex Therapy from UW STOUT. I plan to become a certified Sex Therapist.

— Neeka Wittern, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Las Vegas, NV, NV

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

I partner frequently with local professionals who specialize in the medical and physical side of sexual wellness: OBGYNs, pelvic floor PTs, and primary care providers are amazing places to start your journey of healing. My job is to support your journey and attend to the challenges that arise in your sexual life - with training in the physiological and emotional factors in sexuality, I am equipped to walk with you as you reach your goals.

— Katrina Knizek, Counselor in Spokane, WA

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 Addison, TX

I work with individuals and couples who experience erection and/or orgasm difficulties, sexual pain, anxiety towards human connection and touch, desire discrepancies, and sexual identity. What are your goals for your sex life?

— Cassandra Hesse, Counselor in Austin, TX

I am an anti-shame, anti-oppression, sex positive, body positive inclusive therapist. I was awarded a Certificate in Sex Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, where I successfully completed a specialized course of curriculum around common sexual problems experienced by individuals and partners as well as the ever-expanding universe of sexual identities and gender identities. I participated in Sexual Attitude Reassessment and studied techniques and interventions within Sex Therapy.

— Sherri Davidson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA

I have pursued additional training and reading to enhance my expertise in treating sexual problems. I am currently working towards a certificate in this area, further deepening my knowledge and skills. I am equipped to work with both individuals and couples who are facing sexual concerns. Additionally, I facilitate educational women's groups, providing a supportive and informative space for women to explore and address their specific needs.

— Kelsey Whittlesey, Licensed Professional Counselor

As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I work with a wide variety of sexual health concerns. If you are experiencing physical pain or challenging emotions, or have the desire for your relationships and your sexuality to feel different or better, we can do great work together to help.

— Laura Federico, Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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

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

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 Sacramento, CA

Obstacles to achieving pleasure-filled sex with ourselves or others are endless and often interconnected between solo and partnered experiences. You deserve to a sex life full of pleasure, meaning, and connection. Support for individuals, couples, and ENM relationships wanting to thrive.

— Elise Robinson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NJ

I am certified in sex therapy by the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA), recognized as one of the top AASECT-approved programs in the nation for sex therapy by Forbes Health. I work with both individuals and couples on a variety of sexual interests and concerns.

— Darrin Pfannenstiel, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Dallas, TX

Absolute sex addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding.

— Sex Addiction, Sexual Misbehavior, Infidelity Expert James Foley, Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA

I help couples with sexual problems such as discrepancies in sexual desire in the relationship. You can have the satisfying sex life that you are hoping for. I use sex therapy techniques including psychoeducation, talk therapy techniques that improve sexual communication, and experiential homework exercises.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

Does this sound familiar: You have good intentions, but attempts to stop your destructive sexual behaviors have been unsuccessful. You are hesitant to label yourself as an “addict", yet you feel that something is definitely wrong. You're smart, successful, and otherwise have a good life... but you also know that healthy sexuality shouldn’t involve feeling anxious or shameful, and shouldn't control your life, so you're here looking for help.

— Drew Driver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Frisco, TX

Are you experiencing painful sex, low desire for your partner, self-image issues in the bedroom, erectile dysfunction or difficulty with sexual pleasure and orgasm? Sex and intimacy concerns might feel difficult to discuss, but they are more common than you might think. Many people with a trauma history experience challenges with intimacy. Whether you're experiencing difficulties with emotional or physical intimacy, or looking to improve your sexual experience. Sex therapy can help.

— laura merritt, Psychotherapist in SEATTLE, WA