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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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

I am a certified sexologist who has worked with individuals experiencing vaginismus, ED, PE, hypo and hyper arousal concerns, and understanding fetishes.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist
 

I am a nationally certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have worked with a wide range of sexual issues, such as: -different sexual styles and appetites -sexual dysfunction due to medical conditions -male sexual dysfunctions -female sexual dysfunctions -learn how to improve a “good enough” sex life -resurrecting low sexual desire, arousal, and ability to orgasm -issues associated with alternative sexualities: bdsm, poly, swinging.

— Lori Michels, Sex Therapist in Palm coast, FL

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
 

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

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
 

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

I am a nationally certified sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have worked with a wide range of sexual issues, such as: -different sexual styles and appetites -sexual dysfunction due to medical conditions -male sexual dysfunctions -female sexual dysfunctions -learn how to improve a “good enough” sex life -resurrecting low sexual desire, arousal, and ability to orgasm -issues associated with alternative sexualities: bdsm, poly, swinging.

— Lori Michels, Sex Therapist in Palm coast, FL
 

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

Sexual shame, sexual pain, sexual desire are often culprits to disturbances in our sex lives. We work together to acknowledge the source of the mixed messages we received as children while being compassionate with ourselves. Together, using sex therapy strategies we will challenge, educate, and develop healthy pleasure practices.

— Janice Leonard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Plano, TX

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
 

I am an AASECT certified sex therapist. I am trained to treat a variety of sex-related issues including sexual dysfunction, sexual pain, lack of sex in relationship, the betrayal of infidelity, and open/consensually non-monogamous relationships. I also help those struggling in the aftermath of sex-related trauma. I particularly thrive helping relationships of all kinds find sexual fulfillment and emotional intimacy in their connection.

— Lee Kinsey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA

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.

— Catalina Lawsin, Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA
 

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

Exploring relational, psychological, emotional etiologies, as well as working integratively with medical professionals to determine biological factors, can help to identify and treat sexual problems. Working with a therapist who is knowledgeable and comfortable discussing sex- and sexuality-related issues can be a healing experience when discomfort and shame have overshadowed acceptance.

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

I love talking about sex. I love helping people have great sex. Our society is filled with shame about our bodies and sex that many of my clients have never talked about it with anyone, including their sexual partners. Society has sexualized all touch and made it so people feel like sex is the only place they can be touched. Many of our relationship issues and stressors impact our sex lives and prevent us from feeling connected and fulfilled in our interactions. I'm also supportive of asexuality

— Tia (Christia) Young, Counselor

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
 

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 help folx work to manage and resolve various sexual issues such as inability to orgasm, early ejaculation, pain with intercourse, along with many others.

— Lily Zehner, Sex Therapist in Denver, CO