Emily FitzpatrickSex Therapist, LCSW
I work with folks whose relationship to sexuality feels confusing. Together, we will shift into clarity, connection and authenticity.
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.
My clients are adults struggling with sexual issues*, body image, stress, deconstruction from religion, cancer, sexual assault, and life transitions such as young adulthood and menopause. Each person is unique, so I work with each client to create a custom treatment plan to fit their goals. (*libido, sexual identity, out of control sexual behavior, desire discrepancy in relationship, and pelvic pain)
My clinical work has been focused within field of trauma, eating disorders and attachment with adolescents, adults, couples and family systems; at all levels of care including (OP, IOP, PHP, RES, and IP.) Focusing on the development of new skills to navigate one’s life and exploring the clients vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness as it relates to the presenting problem; co-creating new choices and practices that will move clients toward more authentic and wholehearted living.