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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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

Obstacles to achieving pleasure-filled sex with ourselves or others are endless and often interconnected between solo and partnered experiences. You deserve to a sex life full of pleasure, meaning, and connection. Support for individuals, couples, and ENM relationships wanting to thrive.

— Elise Robinson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NJ

Concerns about sexual functioning take a nuanced and specialized approach. I have specific training in treating concerns about sexual functioning including erectile dysfunction, sex addiction, low desire, and differing libidos. I bring sensitivity, compassion, and practical solutions that produce lasting results.

— Megan McDavid, Sex Therapist in , OR

Sex is often intimate and pleasurable. Other times its the unspoken wedge or continual source of frustration in a relationship. Whether this is an open comfortable topic or if you have never talked to someone about sex, I am a safe and confidential person to talk with. Perhaps your questioning your sexual identity, body image concerns, or what you find pleasurable as an individual. Are you and your partner questioning frequency, satisfaction, considering an open relationship, something else?

— Michelle Tribe, Mental Health Counselor in VANCOUVER, WA

Struggles with sexual desire, pleasure, or functioning, often stem from some combination of traumatic life events, health, relational issues, or life transitions. Sex therapy works to remove blocks in intimate connection in a supportive and non-judgement environment. Together discussion, guided exercises, and various homework assignments, we work to help you find your own erotic pathway towards connection, pleasure and satisfaction.

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

I have pursued additional training and reading to enhance my expertise in treating sexual problems. I am currently working towards a certificate in this area, further deepening my knowledge and skills. I am equipped to work with both individuals and couples who are facing sexual concerns. Additionally, I facilitate educational women's groups, providing a supportive and informative space for women to explore and address their specific needs.

— Kelsey Whittlesey, Licensed Professional Counselor

As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I work with a wide variety of sexual health concerns. If you are experiencing physical pain or challenging emotions, or have the desire for your relationships and your sexuality to feel different or better, we can do great work together to help.

— Laura Federico, Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

I utilize my sex therapy training and integrate it into all of my work with clients. It doesn’t have to be the focus of your journey, but we can explore and get curious. It is a safe space to explore any challenges you might be facing or exploring your sexual desires. Therapy includes: exploring identities and orientations, pain during sex, performance concerns, trauma, desire discrepancy, out of control sexual behaviors, body image, marginalized sexual identities, and self-confidence.

— Regan Rowell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Based in Seattle, providing care across, WA

As an ASSECT Certified Sex Therapist, I am trained to work with a variety of sexual concerns including sexual desire discrepancy, difficulty with orgasm, erectile difficulties, pain during sex, living with Sexually Transmitted Infections, kink and BDSM, gender identity exploration, sexual identity exploration, sexual anxiety/sexual shame and more. I have advanced training in working with people who have experienced sexual trauma or childhood sexual abuse reclaim their sexuality.

— Kori Hennessy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in minneapolis, MN

I am working towards my certification in sex therapy including supporting clients in exploring low libido, desire discrepancy, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, kinks, fetish, healing from past sexual abuse to have a great and meaningful sexual life.

— Julie Williams, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

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

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

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 ,

Absolute sex addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models.

— Sexual Misbehavior / Infidelity Absolute Expert James Foley, Psychotherapist in Sacramento, CA

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

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 to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals and couples to discuss their concerns openly. I work collaboratively with clients to identify the physical, psychological, and relational factors contributing to sexual issues. Through communication exercises, education, and personalized strategies, I help clients develop healthier attitudes towards sex, overcome performance anxiety, and improve sexual communication.

— Katy London, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Lakewood, CO

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