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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Sexual dissatisfaction occurs when your sexual experiences do not bring you pleasure, fulfillment, or connection. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection. I am comfortable and experienced in addressing a wide range of women’s sexual health concerns, including low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, lack of desire, sexual avoidance, trauma, and sexual shame or anxiety.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

Struggles with sexual desire, pleasure, or function, stem from many different places. Traumatic life events, health, relational issues, and life transitions can all contribute to a diminished sense of sexuality. Sex therapy works to remove blocks in intimate connection in a supportive and non-judgement environment. Together we work to help you find your own erotic pathway towards pleasure and connection.

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

I am an AASECT Certified sex therapist and I help adult (and their partners) deal with issues such as sexual pain, desire discrepancy, erectile dysfunction, trauma related to sex, and dysphoria related to sex.

— Jodi Williams, Sex Therapist in New Haven, CT

Learn the tools you need to feel more confident and comfortable with sex. I help clients with low desire, erectile dysfunction, pelvic pain, orgasm difficulty, rapid or delayed ejaculation, compulsive sexual behaviors (aka “sex addiction”), and desire differences in couples.

— Kimberly Jackson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

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

Are you struggling to feel satisfied in your sex life? Sex therapy can help. It's a nonjudgmental, positive space to explore your concerns and develop solutions that work for you. You'll receive guidance, support, and tools to reconnect with your partner, improve communication, and foster a healthy sexual relationship. I'm here to help you find the satisfaction you deserve.

— Dr. Tom Murray, Sex and Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist in Greensboro, NC

Sex isn’t necessarily about intercourse, but it can be. You might be experiencing pain during sex or trouble ejaculating or keeping an erection. Shame or anxiety might be limiting your ability to enjoy sex. Or you might feel like sex has taken control of your life. When working with folks overcoming sexual challenges, I always aim to chase after pleasure, play and connection. Together we can help you reconnect to yourself and reclaim your sexual freedom.

— Greg Kilpatrick, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I was certified in my training at UCLA to be a sex therapist. For over 30 years I have been helping people to liberate themselves and discover their sensual power.

— Dr Don Etkes, Sex Therapist in Claremont, CA

Morgan has successfully treated many couples and individuals dealing with a wide range of sexual issues such as arousal disorders, erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia, desire discrepancies, gender and orientation issues, kink exploration, and those who are looking to engage in consensual non monogamy.

— Morgan Dominguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I am an AASECT Certified Therapist and Supervisor. I work with all types of sexual concerns and dysfunctions. Please visit my website at to find out more about me.

— KIMBERLY CASTELO, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Spokane, WA

Many couples find themselves experiencing sexual problems, such as sexual desire discrepancy in the relationship. I help couples improve their sexual connection through sex therapy techniques which include psychoeducation, improving communication about sex with talk therapy modalities, and experiential homework exercises that improve sexual relationships.

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

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 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

“Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?” ― Sue Johanson

— Stephanie (Vee) Van Fossen, Counselor in Austin, TX

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

Sex is supposed to be this amazing thing filled with fun, love, thrill, excitement that comes so natural to you. Yet is has become a chore, a reward/punishment game where you are treated like the Pavlov dog when the bell rings. Maybe you never enjoyed it in the first place and you hate your body or it just hurts. Maybe you use it compulsively to fill that void, you can't get enough yet the void gets bigger. I work with performance anxiety, desire discrepancy, out of control sexual behavior.

— Ioana Avery, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Katy, TX

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