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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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 Los Angeles, CA

Struggles with sexual functioning and pleasure stem from traumatic events, health issues, relational problems or social struggles. Sometimes people begin to discover new aspects of their sexuality that they had not previously been aware of. Sex therapy often works to help people, through education and therapy, to develop a better relationship to their bodies, history, desires and relationship with their intimate partners in more open and honest ways.

— Joseph Winn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Concord, MA

sexual performance anxiety, intimacy issues, and communication challenges during sex

— Wonbin Jung, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA

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

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

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

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, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

You are not satisfied with what’s happening (or not happening) in your bedroom. You would like more sexual intimacy in your relationship with your partner but every time you ask for it, it blows up in your face. You are struggling with performance anxiety or sexual pain and you’ve been avoiding having sex all together. Is low libido or a sexual dysfunction keeping you from enjoying your sex life? Then, let’s get to work!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

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 ejactualtion.

— Adrian Scharfetter, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SACRAMENTO, CA

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

I support folks who are not having the fulfilling sex lives they want or imagine is possible for a number of reasons. Have you or your partner ever experienced dissassociation during sex? This can be a scary experience for everyone involved and often is so overwhelming as to cause couples and individuals to shy away from sex afterwards. Physical pain, shame, and past trauma are other reasons that can cause people to be disconnected from their bodies and pleasure. This is where sex therapy helps.

— Ayala Kalisher, Counselor in Oakland, CA

You are not satisfied with what’s happening (or not happening) in your bedroom. You would like more sexual intimacy in your relationship with your partner but every time you ask for it, it blows up in your face. You are struggling with performance anxiety or sexual pain and you’ve been avoiding having sex all together. Is low libido or a sexual dysfunction keeping you from enjoying your sex life? Then, let’s get to work! Contact me for a 15 minute FREE consultation today!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

In 2009, I started my journey to become a therapist because of my desire to address the shame and stigma surrounding sexuality in American culture. My goal is to provide folx with accurate and objective information and journey with them as they use this information to examine the unhelpful or harmful cultural messaging received around sexuality and create their own understanding of what a thriving sex life means for them.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist

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 ,

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 San Diego, CA

Learn to shift your mindset and find happiness, confidence, and empowerment in your sexuality. Talking about your concerns with a knowledgable, supportive, and professional therapist can be a tremendous step toward wholeness — integrating all of the amazing parts that make you who you are. As your therapist, I support you, as you are right now, and as you work towards your goals. A life of more emotional and physical satisfaction is possible. Asking for help is the first step.

— Stacey Wright, Psychotherapist in Tucker, GA

This is a broad category for a variety of psycho-sexual issues, but I have the most experience treating: Fetishes, Non-consenting behavior, Minor-attracted persons (non-offending and offending), and sexual shame. Utilizing strength- and client-based therapies and providing my clients with a comfortable and private processing area has been how I've helped hundred of people the past 13 years with their sexuality problems.

— Jessica VerBout, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnetonka, MN

Generally speaking, sex therapy is the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. However, most of the time this type of therapy is not limited to only sexual issues with your partner. The purpose of sex therapy is to deepen an individual or couple’s understanding of one another’s needs and desires in preparation for intimacy and/or pleasure. Scientifically speaking, sex therapy is found to be beneficial for both couples and single individuals of any sexual orientation.

— Filippo M. Forni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA