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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Sex therapy is not just for couples! An important part of sex and relationships is being comfortable with yourself, your body, communication, and asking for what you want — or discussing what you don’t want. It can be daunting to discuss sexual issues with a partner due to both negative messages received within our and societal norms. I can help you to sort through your fears and biases regarding sex and relationships to give you the knowledge and power to discover sexual fulfillment.

— Leigha Ward, Clinical Psychologist in West Lake Hills, TX

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 Ridgway, CO

For many, there is a general discomfort with openly acknowledging our feelings on sex, sexuality and sexual desires, within ourselves, let alone our intimate partners. I provide a safe, judgement-free environment within which clients can be vulnerable and honest with themselves in effort to become more comfortable with their own sense of sex and sexuality in hopes of gaining more balance within their lives.

— Dylan Haas, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boise, ID

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 Clearwater, FL

Sex therapy includes addressing a wide array of concerns, such as difficulty with orgasm, sexual or pelvic pain, and problems achieving or maintaining an erection. Couples often meet with a Sex Therapist to work out tension or conflicts about how often and in what ways they want to have sex. I take a practical approach to work with individual clients and with couples who want to make improvements in their sex lives. The foundation of Sex Therapy includes giving people basic educational information and access to resources as a first step. If that doesn't result in the changes you want to make, then we consider more specific suggestions that are tailored to your particular problem. As you try the suggestions and recommendations of the therapist, hopefully you see improvement. If not, then we know more reflective or intensive therapy is indicated.

— Kate McNulty, Clinical Social Worker in ,

You are OK no matter what, especially in the area of sex. Sex produces great pleasure but also great vulnerability. I became a sex therapist when I realized that all of my couples have some area of sexual functioning that is not producing the utmost happiness. I have trained with the finest AASECT certified trainers . I have been told that I am approachable, non-judgmental, and accepting of all. I welcome all genders orientations and sexual expressions.

— Jennifer Duke, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

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

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 supporting my clients in exploring their relationship to sex, sexuality, and sensuality. Sex therapy with me will be gentle, judgement-free, and hopefully a little humorous.

— Alexis Castro, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA

Sexual satisfaction improves as the overall health and wellness of the relationship improves. Which comes first? Just as in the age-old children's riddle The Chicken or The Egg, no one remembers which came first, the sexual problems or the marital problems. However, they started, the problems festered and grew, feeding each other, getting worse and worse until the marriage was in real trouble. Because the marital and sexual problems are so intertwined it is sometimes necessary to unravel both.

— Shane and Michelle Elsdon, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Bellevue,

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 Travis, Clinical Social Worker

Are you having trouble expressing your needs in the intimacy department of your relationship? Does it feel you and your partner are not on the same page? Are you struggling do you end up in a fight or ignoring the problem? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here.

— Stephanie Flood, Counselor in Campbell, CA

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 , CA

I'm here to discuss all things sexuality. I've worked on all sorts of sexuality topics, and also have focused in on working with some sexual problems -- whether it's chronic pelvic pain (pain with sex, sexual pain, vaginismus, vulvodynia, pelvic floor dysfunction, etc), or topics related to sexual performance (low libido, mismatched desire, anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, etc). I am particularly passionate about the intersections of sexual performance and identity.

— Sara Edwards, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bethlehem, PA

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 Timnath, CO

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

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