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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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

My primary focus for over 30 years has been working as a sexuality educator and therapist.

— Lisa B Schwartz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Yardley, PA
 

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

If you, or perhaps your child, has been accused of a sexual offense, you’re probably sweating bullets right now. You’re thinking “life is over” or wondering how in the world you are going to get through this. Working with adolescents and adults, I provide non-judgmental risk assessments, treatment, and support. With the belief that one’s worst deeds do not define them; I hope to give everyone the chance to overcome and rise to their full potential.

— Megan Wurzel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in La Crescent, MN
 

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

I have additional training from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Sex Therapy and advanced supervision.

— Alyssa Doberstein, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Raleigh, NC
 

If you’re feeling sexually unsatisfied you may experience painful intercourse, decreased desire, or difficulty with orgasm. While addressing sexual dissatisfaction in therapy we will work together to understand your sexual response and anatomy, identify factors that keep you feeling “stuck” or unfulfilled, and build your comfort with engaging in sexual or intimate experiences. Let's work together to build your sexual self-confidence and learn what healthy sexual expression looks like for you!

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ
 

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

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
 

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

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

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
 

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

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, 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. I help individuals and couples move past physical and emotional challenges to have a satisfying relationship and pleasurable sex life.

— Rick Isenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ridgway, CO

For many, there is a general discomfort with openly acknowledging our feelings on sex, sexuality and sexual desires, within ourselves, let alone our intimate partners. I provide a safe, judgement-free environment within which clients can be vulnerable and honest with themselves in effort to become more comfortable with their own sense of sex and sexuality in hopes of gaining more balance within their lives.

— Dylan Haas, Mental Health Counselor in Boise, ID
 

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