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

Learning ways to enhance intimacy and sexuality in your relationship with the appropriate guidance and tools can help through challenging times and at any stage of the relationship. The tools that you will receive during the therapy process will help make a good relationship great, and lead to the enhancement of intimacy and sex in your relationship.

— Galit Ribakoff, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Dallas, TX

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

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

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 Scottsdale, AZ

Low/High Libido Desire discrepancy (one partner wants more frequent sex than the other) Improving sexual pleasure Sexual functioning concerns (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, vaginismus) Out of control sexual behaviors/sex addiction Sexual or Gender Identity exploration Healing from sexual trauma Sexual kinks or fetishes Sexual insecurities or fears

— Kate Breslin, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Many of us were raised to view sex as taboo; a topic that is not discussed openly. This attitude, in turn, has led to many people suffering in silence. Whether your concerns are related to sexual trauma, internalized ideas of what sex "should" be, or mismatches of libido in relationships, I feel that the first step is vocalizing your experience in a safe, non-judgmental space. I will honor your trust in me and provide support and tools to enhance your sexual expression.

— Jennifer Beltz (Catharsis Counseling LLC), Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

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 Portland, ME

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 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

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

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

I have been working with couples and individuals both for a variety of sexual concerns for several years and am now working towards becoming a Certified Sex Therapist. I see folks for a variety of sexual concerns including: sexual dysfunction, pain, differing libidos, lack of pleasure, sexual abuse, LBGTQ+, low desire, non-traditional relationships, kinks, out of control sexual behaviors, and more. I desire to foster a space where you can experience vulnerability around these concerns.

— Julie Labanz, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

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

Relationship therapists once routinely referred clients with sexual problems to sex therapists. David Schnarch & Ruth Morehouse, (Ph.Ds) with whom I trained and consulted from 1998-2008, pioneered the integration of relationship and sex therapy in the early 1990s. (see Therapy Links) Sexuality is a major area of the human self. In relationships, how people manage their erotic & sexual differences is a primary narrative. After learning personal sexual, relational, social & medical histories, I

— Robert Odell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

Sex Therapy is a wonderful and safe way to learn how to enjoy better sex, creating the space for you to better understand yourself, your sexual desires, fantasies, and anxieties, as well as what’s preventing you from having truly satisfying sex. You’ll become more aware of your beliefs, feelings, values, patterns, expectations, and preferences regarding sex. This means that you’ll also have the opportunity to discover and choose how sex can be more fulfilling and pleasurable for you.

— Eric van der Voort, Psychologist in San Diego, CA

I am a trained sex therapist and can work with a variety of concerns and challenges related to sex and sexuality. Please reach out if you feel this may be an interest or concern of yours. There is no topic that is off-limits.

— Jordon Anderson, Social Worker in Quincy, MA