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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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 work with many different types of sexual problems, from feeling shame about sexual desire, sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, and out of control sexual behaviors. As a therapist, my job is to help people feel comfortable with a very vulnerable part of themselves. I teach skills or offer an approach for people to view themselves in a more positive manner about this essential part of them.

— Mary Botte, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

Mindfulness-based approaches, Sensate Focus.

— Lianne Salcido, Clinical Psychologist
 

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 have specialized training from AASECT and I am also training to be a Somatic Sex Educator and Bodyworker. I have training to work with sexual problems such as painful sex, ED, mismatched sex drive and PE just to name a few.

— Aydrelle Collins, Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

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 trained sex therapist, along with being a Certified Sex Offense Treatment Provider. I was trained at the Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia and conduct forensic psychosexual evaluations for pre and post release individuals with sexual offense charges or convictions. I work with individuals and couples to address a broad array of sexual issues, from paraphilic interests to erectile dysfunction.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC
 

I love working with client's around sexual empowerment, using sexuality as a tool for sexual trauma healing, healthy sexual communication, and addressing sexual concerns that inevitably arise within relationships.

— Anja Patten, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

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 Bleend, Clinical Social Worker
 

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

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

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
 

With over 15 years diagnosing and treating sexual issues and problems, our team are dedicated to help you understand whats going on and the best method to treating the issue. We have a network of specialists that we can refer to if your issue is outside our scope of work, such as physical therapy for pelvic floor issues. We take a biopsychosocial approach, meaning we look at medical, psychological and social issues to address the entirety of the sexual concern.

— Rouse Relational Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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 ,
 

Sexual problems can derive from many different sources and can be difficult to talk about due to how each of us is socialized regarding sex and sexuality. Studying sex therapy in school, reading research, and taking continuing education courses allows me to sensitively work with clients about sex- and sexuality-related concerns. Please contact me to better determine if I am a therapist with whom you might feel comfortable talking about these concerns.

— Tera Buerkle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY

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
 

I am currently in training with the University of Michigan to obtain my certification in sex therapy. This is an area that I wanted to get the best training and education to be able to offer competent and well-researched therapy techniques to my clients. Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves a sex therapist without training in it. Please ask questions of myself or any therapist about what training they have to offer this type of specialty care.

— Maria Carrington, Therapist in University Place, WA