Common Sexual Issues
Problematic Sexual Behaviors (“sex addiction”)
How do I know my sexual behaviors are problematic? Your sexual behaviors are likely problematic if they involve:
- Deep shame/guilt
- Using them to cope with other problems
- Spending more time than you want engrossed in the behavior or if you would rather use the behaviors than be with friends or family
- Upsetting your partner
- Using them as a replacement for intimacy with your partner
We offer a program to treat problematic sexual behaviors that includes both individual and group therapy. We work with you to stop the behaviors that you are finding problematic as well as address the shame and guilt that comes with these behaviors. We also offer couple therapy to help address these issues with your partner.
Erectile Dysfunction/Premature Ejaculation/Delayed Ejaculation
Whether it be erection issues or orgasmic issues (ejaculating too quickly or not at all), we can help. For men under the age of 40 these issues are more than likely psychologically based concerns and can be helped through cognitive-behavioral therapy. For any man it is good to rule out medical concerns first, and then explore psychological factors.
Whether individually or in a couple, we have therapists that specialize in helping people work past affairs and into a healthy place.
Low Sexual Desire/Mismatched Couple Desire
Often couples experience times in their relationship where one partner has decreased desire. This can be for a myriad of reasons. Often individuals or couples are not sure how to discuss this with each other, which is why therapy can be helpful.
We offer a safe space for individuals or couples to explore and process sexual trauma. Some of our therapists have specific training in models such as EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help individuals move past the negative emotions and shame that often accompany sexual trauma.
Many women experience sexual/genital pain for various reasons. There are both medical and psychological reasons for this. Therapy has proven to be an effective means for reducing/eliminating pain during sex.