Dr. Alison BatchelderClinical Psychologist, Ph.D., PMH-C
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in self-compassion, impostor phenomenon, perfectionism, and perinatal mental health.
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.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
At Perfectly Queer Counseling, you’ll find LGBTQ+ identifying therapists who understand - even if you feel that no one could possibly know what you’re going through. You are in the driver’s seat of your life and we are here to help you navigate the twists and turns you may face along the way. Your queer journey is beautiful and also may be challenging for you, your loved ones, or others in your life. We want to support you on your journey.
I work with sexual minority adults (18+) who are looking to overcome challenges, define their identities, and unlock their potential. I specialize in serving the 'outsiders': LGBTQIA2S+ folks, kink and fetish enjoyers, sex workers, and non-monogamous partnerships. I'm also a believer in the power of relational healing - we're not meant to go through this life alone. With a mix of somatic, feminist, and decolonized therapy practices, I aim to help you find your own path and growth.