Sexual Problems

Many women and men experience trouble with sexual function at some point. Sexual problems can involve trouble during any phase of the sexual act (such as desire, arousal and orgasm). A sexual problem can occur suddenly or develop gradually over an extended period of time. There are a number of specific sexual disorders, which are generally organized into the following four categories: sexual desire disorders, sexual arousal disorders, orgasm disorders and sexual pain disorders. Sexual desire disorders are characterized by a low libido or a lack of desire for sex. Sexual arousal disorders are characterized by the inability to respond normally physically during sexual arousal. In men, this may be erectile dysfunction, and women may experience vaginal dryness. Orgasm disorders are defined by the continuing delay or complete nonappearance of orgasm following a normal sexual encounter. Sexual pain disorders, which generally only affect women, are characterized by painful intercourse. The causes of sexual disorders can vary considerably but some influencing factors may include fluctuating hormones, aging, emotional strain, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, lifestyle, certain medicines (some antidepressants for example), chronic disease or past sexual trauma. A mental health professional can help a person or couple experiencing a sexual problem to identify the cause, learn ways of coping, and often, resolve it completely.

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Megan McDavid, LCSW, MEd

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have specialized training is addressing sexual concerns such as low desire, difficulty with arousal, compulsive sexual behaviors, and unwanted desires.

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Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sexuality is a core component of our experience in the world. Finding a clinician who is capable of speaking comfortably and non judgmentally about sexuality can be difficult. I practice holistic, embodied sex therapy with a wide array of clients seeking assistance with sexual function, relationship, intimacy, and identity.

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Alana R. Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

I have specialized training in sex therapy and have experience with paraphilias/ kink, sexual health concerns, desire discrepancy issues, erectile/ ejaculation issues and sexual pain.

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Matthew Geraths

Marriage and Family Therapist

I work with couples and individuals experiencing a wide range of sexual issues such as mismatched libidos, porn addiction or interest in exploring new sexual communities such as kink/BDSM.

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Kelly Rees (she/her)

Clinical Sexologist

Certified, ACS, QMHA

Sexual types of problems might be the most difficult to talk about due to rampant shame and guilt in which we are immersed as a culture. Sexual problems are almost always related to relationship issues, which give glimpses into our deepest selves. I have extensive experience guiding people through their sexual problems and into ease.

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Andrea Mize

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am currently receiving additional training in sex therapy with a focus on holistic and integrative approaches. I am a proponent of, and have have received prior training in, the benefits of kink-oriented practices in personal growth and healing. A particular area of specialty is in transitions from type of sexual identity and/or practice to another. Personal identity vs. personal practice is an area of interest.

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Nicole Kammerlocher (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I am currently working towards certification by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. This is one of the most thorough and rigorous certifications for professionals seeking to specialize in sex therapy, and through this process I have and continue to receive training on helping people with specific sexual concerns.

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Elizabeth Price M.A. Counselor

Are you sexually frustrated, numbed out, ashamed, guilty, dis-interested, in denial, vulnerable, lost, or naive? Come find what has been holding you back. Learn how to get your needs met with integrity, courage, and the skills to care for yourself and your partners along the way.

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Jor-El Zajatz (He/Him/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA

Supporting the discomfort of sexual challenges through navigating them in a nonjudgmental and sex positive environment. Thus increasing the ability to communicate about them and creatively resolve sexual issues.

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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

I can treat the most common challenges including the desire gap (differences in libido) and the orgasm gap (differences in achieving climax). In addition, I'm a resource for those living an alternative lifestyle or sexual expression (ie: fetish, BDSM, other lifestyle), or struggling with ED, PE, genital pain, gender dysphoria, or concerns about sexual behavior or porn use.

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Andrea J. Wright Johnston

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Sex Therapy available for various sexual problems including sexual dysfunction and sex addiction. Sex therapy is also for anyone who is looking to improve their sex life through talk therapy. LGBTQI clients too please.

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Jane Ward, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

I provide treatment for people who are experiencing distress about their sexual identity or sexual attraction. I have never provided 'conversion therapy' and never will, just to be clear.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

I have experience working with sexual problems including avoidance and compulsions. I also enjoy supporting communities that can experience stigma and oppression around sexuality, including those in open relationship, involved in kink and identifying as Transgender and GNC.

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Michelle Garfinkel (she/her)

Holistic Sex Coach

VITA certified

Your sexuality is the canary in the coal mine. So much of what we experience, our stress, our trauma, our heartbreak, gets locked between our legs and strangles our desire. Using a holistic approach that takes everything from the physical to the imaginary into account, I help people explore and heal the hurts that keep them from their deepest pleasure and intimacy (in a safe and non-explicit way.)

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Janean VeDova

Marriage and Family Therapist

I am sex-positive and specialize in sex therapy that is inclusive and non judgmental. Areas of focus are intimate relationships, pleasure, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, difficulties with orgasm, difficulties with erections and orgasm, lack of desire, pain and discomfort in sex, alternative sexualities and lifestyles, sexual abuse and violence.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sexual expression is a fundamental human need. Intimately connected to our sense of self, sex is an opportunity to ask for what we want for our growth as individuals and partners, to play, to feel alive and creative, and to transcend, if only momentarily, the experience of our mortality. For more information, visit www.areyoucoming.net.

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Liz Powell (they/them)

Clinical Psychologist

CA PSY 27871; OR PSY 3068

With specialized training in sex therapy from the University of Guelph as well as AASECT approved classes and presentations, I enjoy helping people explore their concerns related to sexual health, functioning, and exploration. I understand that issues related to sex are rarely as simple as technique or biology and enjoy helping people identify and examine their own narratives about sexuality.

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Maegan Megginson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, LPC, AASECT CST

I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and hold a post-graduate certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certification Program. I treat specific sexual health concerns, such as desire discrepancy within your relationship, sexual pain (dyspareunia, vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, etc), inability to orgasm, low sexual desire, and erectile/ejaculation issues.

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Heather Rensmith (she, her, hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CST

Treats common sexual problems including desire discrepenices, low desire, sexual functioning and pain for all genders. Post Masters Degree certificate in Sex Therapy and Education. AASECT certified Sex Therapist

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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Over the course of therapy, we will map out the experiences and beliefs that shape your expectations about sex and challenge the notions that no longer serve you and your relationship(s). We will seek out and weed out any shame that has been rooted in you by parents/caretakers, media/cultural messaging, past relationships and other experiences so you may once again share the joy of intimate connection.

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Diana Groener

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sexual issues are often the least talked about, yet the source of many complications, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings. I believe everyone has the right to a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Together we can work through the issues that keep you from a satisfying sex life.

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