Daniel had his prostate removed a year ago due to prostate surgery. Since then, he has had trouble with sexual performance, which is impacting his sense of fulfillment. Just as important, it is affecting his sense of sexual confidence. His changes in attitude are tough on his marriage. Glynna, on the other hand, has changed sexually since she entered into marriage. She would now like to add some variety to their established sexual routine but isn’t sure how to engage her spouse in these desires.
These are only two of the many, many situations that people face. If your sex life isn’t satisfying due to trauma, lack of communication, or any other reason, give Thriveworks Westminster, CO a call today. We know it can be difficult to talk about, but we offer a private, judgment-free zone in which to discuss these personal issues.
Sexual Issues and Sexual Disorder Therapy
Therapists and counselors deal with a lot of different issues and concerns. One of the most private and most important of these are sexual issues. If you are trying to cope with a sexual issue from your past or in your current relationship, Thriveworks Westminster counselors and therapists are ready to help. It can be a difficult subject to discuss with a new person, but you can feel safe in our offices. We’ve helped people with a wide variety of sexual problems, and we are not easily shocked.
Sex is everywhere in our society. On television and movies; in music and social media; the topic cannot be avoided. When you are experiencing sexual dissatisfaction, every encounter with the subject can be painful. And after dealing with your sexual issues alone for years, or possibly even decades, it can be hard to imagine overcoming them. But with the help of Thriveworks Westminster counselors and therapists, real victory and progress are possible.
Types of Sexual Disorders
Sexual disorders and issues vary widely. Some common types of sexual issues include:
- Sexual orientation
- Anxiety about sex or sexual performance
- Body image issues
- Sex addiction
- Promiscuity or unfaithfulness
- Lack of sexual desire
- Conflicting sexual needs and wants in a relationship
- Sexual abuse or rape recovery
- Sexual impulses and compulsions
This is not a complete list but covers a lot of the problems or concerns we see most often. However, if you do not see your particular concern, there is no need to feel alone or embarrassed. Thriveworks Westminster counselors and therapists are prepared to deal with whatever you bring to our office. You may be an expert at keeping your sexual issue a secret. Years and years of practice make this second nature. Or perhaps there is a new trauma or issue in your life that needs to be addressed, and you are unsure where to turn. Thriveworks Westminster counselors and therapists are a safe choice.
How Sexual Dysfunction Affects Relationships
When a couple is having problems with sexual intimacy, their relationship can suffer in other areas as well. A lack of closeness, intimacy and decreased communication can result. It can be difficult to determine whether the sexual issues came before or after other problems in the relationship. A Thriveworks Westminster sex therapist or couples’ counselor can help navigate these issues, and identify the source of sexual problems. For many individuals, trauma from their childhood can cause difficulties in future relationships. When a person is able to openly deal with the pain from the past, they can begin to overcome their sexual issues in a new way.
Sex is important. It helps bond couples closer together. If one or both partners are struggling, Thriveworks Westminster counselors can help both the individuals and the relationship.
How Counseling Can Help
The focus of counseling will vary depending on the problem for which you are seeking counseling. For those who need to unpack and process past or recent trauma, your sessions with your therapist will likely be one-on-one. The focus will be learning how your past experiences are impacting your life today, and how to change your attitudes to enact your desired changes. The same goes for unhealthy attitudes learned in childhood. Ideas about consent, religious beliefs, even what it means to appease others can all impact our adult sexual experiences, sometimes for the negative. A therapist can help you untangle the confusing knot of attitudes, beliefs, and desires.
Sometimes we see couples for sex therapy in Westminster. If there has been a shift in one person’s desires, perhaps due to health, as in Daniel’s case, a therapist can help the couple negotiate the changes and find a new, satisfying “normal.” We also see individuals and couples dealing with sexual addiction, pornography addiction, a desire to engage in unsafe sexual practices, and more. It’s important that you know before you call us that we have helped many people deal with the most complex of issues—and we take them all seriously.
Thriveworks Westminster Sex Therapy
We know that it can take time to finally decide to seek counseling. This may be the first time you have ever considered seeing a therapist or counselor. Or perhaps you have been struggling with this decision for years. Either way, when you are finally ready to reach out for help, we are ready to join you. At many offices, it can take weeks to book your first appointment. At Thriveworks Westminster, we are different. We pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. It can be overwhelming to think about telling your story to someone new. But there is no need to suffer in silence any longer. Thriveworks Westminster therapists and counselors are ready to partner with you in this journey of healing and growth.
Call us today. Let’s get started.