Sex Therapists in Sherwood, OR

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Julia Jakubowski
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sherwood, OR 97140
My clients are often those keenly aware of the complex time we live in, and are interested to understand what is keeping them from having the vibrant life they seek. You are doing "all the right things," and yet you continue to feel unfulfilled, anxious - in your relationships, sex life, in your work. You might feel stuck creatively. You feel distant, or at odds with your physical body. You'd like to know your story more fully, to understand how past experiences and cultural conditioning have impacted you, and to give your story voice, so you can express yourself - in relationships, work, art - from a place of deeper authenticity.
My clients are often those keenly aware of the complex time we live in, and are interested to understand what is keeping them from having the vibrant life they seek. You are doing "all the right things," and yet you continue to feel unfulfilled, anxious - in your relationships, sex life, in your work. You might feel stuck creatively. You feel distant, or at odds with your physical body. You'd like to know your story more fully, to understand how past experiences and cultural conditioning have impacted you, and to give your story voice, so you can express yourself - in relationships, work, art - from a place of deeper authenticity.
(971) 287-7208 View (971) 287-7208
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Rue Noelle Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood, OR 97140  (Online Only)
Our human spirit is geared toward resiliency and we have an incredible amount of personal resources available to us that can help us to overcome hardships, we just need to discover them. It is my goal, to help you discover these resources and to improve your quality of life as a result. I seek to create a safe space for my clients, free from judgement where you are able to explore your deepest values and goals. Together we can help you determine what aspects of your life are working well for you and which areas in your life you would like to fine tune in order to bring an increased sense of well-being and peace.
Our human spirit is geared toward resiliency and we have an incredible amount of personal resources available to us that can help us to overcome hardships, we just need to discover them. It is my goal, to help you discover these resources and to improve your quality of life as a result. I seek to create a safe space for my clients, free from judgement where you are able to explore your deepest values and goals. Together we can help you determine what aspects of your life are working well for you and which areas in your life you would like to fine tune in order to bring an increased sense of well-being and peace.
(971) 247-7615 View (971) 247-7615
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Elizabeth A. Hadley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherwood, OR 97140  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome! Sometimes it can be difficult to begin therapy. My desire is to be a resource and safe place for you to explore your needs. I am humbled on a daily basis by the bravery and strength of my clients. Your health and mental well-being are my highest priority as you begin this journey towards help and healing. To help this process, I offer free, 30 minute consultations. This is an opportunity for you to get to know me and decide how you would like to continue. . It is an honor to be a part of this process with you.
Hi there and welcome! Sometimes it can be difficult to begin therapy. My desire is to be a resource and safe place for you to explore your needs. I am humbled on a daily basis by the bravery and strength of my clients. Your health and mental well-being are my highest priority as you begin this journey towards help and healing. To help this process, I offer free, 30 minute consultations. This is an opportunity for you to get to know me and decide how you would like to continue. . It is an honor to be a part of this process with you.
(971) 701-2035 View (971) 701-2035
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DeLyn Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood, OR 97140
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
I welcome children, individuals, couples, and families dealing with relationship conflicts, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, life stress & balance, developing sexual health, or personal identity. I was a teacher for many years and welcome children ages 3 and up for play therapy to help them communicate their inner experiences as they learn new skills and practice new ways of coping.
(503) 782-9423 View (503) 782-9423
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Krista Lawless
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherwood, OR 97140
Not accepting new clients
Areas of interest include women's issues, religious abuse, sexuality and self-actualization.
Being authentic with others can make us feel vulnerable and seeking help with problems we are experiencing may feel scary. It takes courage! As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients can journey through problematic pieces of their life, while maintaining and growing a healthy sense of self. I address the client as a multi-facetted individual by being mindful of psychological, physical, social and spiritual components of health and wellness. I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples.
Areas of interest include women's issues, religious abuse, sexuality and self-actualization.
Being authentic with others can make us feel vulnerable and seeking help with problems we are experiencing may feel scary. It takes courage! As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients can journey through problematic pieces of their life, while maintaining and growing a healthy sense of self. I address the client as a multi-facetted individual by being mindful of psychological, physical, social and spiritual components of health and wellness. I work with individual adults, adolescents and couples.
(971) 264-2335 View (971) 264-2335
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Laura Placek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CMHC, CADCIII, CMH
Verified Verified
Sherwood, OR 97140  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Bringing you affordable, confidential, and comprehensive services locally. We are an independent behavioral agency providing dual diagnosis and treatment services. Board certified and Licensed. I meet you where you are in life. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and life balance. Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I believe in compassionate and respectful person-centered care.
Bringing you affordable, confidential, and comprehensive services locally. We are an independent behavioral agency providing dual diagnosis and treatment services. Board certified and Licensed. I meet you where you are in life. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and life balance. Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I believe in compassionate and respectful person-centered care.
(503) 486-3978 View (503) 486-3978
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Shanna Severn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherwood, OR 97140  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes when we experience stress, loss or life transitions we can feel overwhelmed, alone and stuck. Therapy can offer you a safe space where you can become unstuck and evolve into You. In the therapeutic setting, I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic and supportive environment in which individuals can explore their hurts, struggles, hopes and dreams. Individuals will also gain skills, insight, and perspective which promote relief, healing and personal growth. Treatment is tailored specifically for you as there is "no one size fits all" when it comes to individual differences.
Sometimes when we experience stress, loss or life transitions we can feel overwhelmed, alone and stuck. Therapy can offer you a safe space where you can become unstuck and evolve into You. In the therapeutic setting, I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic and supportive environment in which individuals can explore their hurts, struggles, hopes and dreams. Individuals will also gain skills, insight, and perspective which promote relief, healing and personal growth. Treatment is tailored specifically for you as there is "no one size fits all" when it comes to individual differences.
(971) 264-7045 View (971) 264-7045

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Andrea Lynne Woodward
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-A
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Informed by two decades as an innovation consultant, business and life coach, Andrea specializes in helping individuals address anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, weight loss, health challenges, family and relationship conflict. As a culturally sensitive Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, she aligns with challenges faced by LGBTQ+, polyamorous and Latinx communities. Bilingual in Spanish, Andrea enjoys working with Spanish-speaking clients. With over 12 years’ experience as a sex coach, Andrea helps women, men and couples to resolve obstacles to communication and intimacy.
Informed by two decades as an innovation consultant, business and life coach, Andrea specializes in helping individuals address anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, weight loss, health challenges, family and relationship conflict. As a culturally sensitive Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, she aligns with challenges faced by LGBTQ+, polyamorous and Latinx communities. Bilingual in Spanish, Andrea enjoys working with Spanish-speaking clients. With over 12 years’ experience as a sex coach, Andrea helps women, men and couples to resolve obstacles to communication and intimacy.
(458) 217-1997 View (458) 217-1997
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Eva Firth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Tualatin, OR 97062  (Online Only)
I'm Eva, and I'm thrilled to be with you on the journey toward healing and self-discovery. I specialize in perinatal mental health and sex therapy. I provide a safe and judgment-free space to explore the intricacies of their mental health and relationships. Growing up in a conservative community and experiencing a traumatic birth myself, I understand the unique challenges that life can present. These personal experiences have fueled my commitment to creating a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported.
I'm Eva, and I'm thrilled to be with you on the journey toward healing and self-discovery. I specialize in perinatal mental health and sex therapy. I provide a safe and judgment-free space to explore the intricacies of their mental health and relationships. Growing up in a conservative community and experiencing a traumatic birth myself, I understand the unique challenges that life can present. These personal experiences have fueled my commitment to creating a safe space where you can feel seen, heard, and supported.
(503) 461-1406 View (503) 461-1406
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Madeline Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTA
Verified Verified
Tigard, OR 97224
I specialize in sex therapy and helping people figure out where sex fits into their lives.
Are you an individual or couple looking for more fulfillment? I specialize in working with relationships to create change. Monogamous, poly, or open my desire is to work towards your common goals to create lasting change. I love working with couples developing healthy sexualities, LGBTQIA+ individuals developing their sexual and gender expression, and people on the journey of healing. I use a person-centered approach, with a whole lot of fun and humor, to authentically provide a space for a collaborative, non-judgmental relationship. Creating mindful awareness into your lived experience we gently address patterns and build insight.
I specialize in sex therapy and helping people figure out where sex fits into their lives.
Are you an individual or couple looking for more fulfillment? I specialize in working with relationships to create change. Monogamous, poly, or open my desire is to work towards your common goals to create lasting change. I love working with couples developing healthy sexualities, LGBTQIA+ individuals developing their sexual and gender expression, and people on the journey of healing. I use a person-centered approach, with a whole lot of fun and humor, to authentically provide a space for a collaborative, non-judgmental relationship. Creating mindful awareness into your lived experience we gently address patterns and build insight.
(971) 217-9162 View (971) 217-9162
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Leah Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Oswego, OR 97034  (Online Only)
With 15 years of experience in the field of sexuality education and a passion for sex therapy, I specialize in supporting clients address intimacy, desire, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, kinks and any other sexuality related topics.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and compassionate. My goal is to create a safe and warm space, so each client feels comfortable sharing what's on their mind and in their heart. This may include diving into trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent a person from feeling at peace and operating at their highest potential. The philosophy that guides my work is that everyone has the inner wisdom needed to thrive. My role is to help clients access this inner wisdom so they can heal, grow and live the fulfilling life they are seeking.
With 15 years of experience in the field of sexuality education and a passion for sex therapy, I specialize in supporting clients address intimacy, desire, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, kinks and any other sexuality related topics.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, creative, and compassionate. My goal is to create a safe and warm space, so each client feels comfortable sharing what's on their mind and in their heart. This may include diving into trauma, grief, and other challenging life experiences that prevent a person from feeling at peace and operating at their highest potential. The philosophy that guides my work is that everyone has the inner wisdom needed to thrive. My role is to help clients access this inner wisdom so they can heal, grow and live the fulfilling life they are seeking.
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Abby Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
Have you had desires of what your sex life or relationships could look like, but never known how to make that a reality? Do you find yourself stuck in navigating relationships with others of varying sexual orientations or sexual lifestyles? Perhaps you struggle with communicating and navigating those differences in desire or needs with your partners. Whether that is an addition of a new partner, a child, a new dynamic in your relationship, or not feeling your most authentic self in your sexuality or relationships, you are ready to take that next step and embrace your identity and sexuality in this phase of your life.
(971) 265-8082 View (971) 265-8082
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Jennifer M Besst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
I offer both traditional general therapy and sex therapy, with a current focus in my practice on treating sexual pain disorders (such as dyspareunia and vaginismus), anxiety about sex, coping with low desire in self or partnership, building sexual & relationship security and confidence, and coping with stress brought on by relationship difficulties including: finding a dating partner, moving in together, managing conflict, balancing household responsibilities fairly, break-ups/divorce, and exploring an open-relationship. Please navigate to my website if you'd like to learn more about my therapeutic style and background.
I offer both traditional general therapy and sex therapy, with a current focus in my practice on treating sexual pain disorders (such as dyspareunia and vaginismus), anxiety about sex, coping with low desire in self or partnership, building sexual & relationship security and confidence, and coping with stress brought on by relationship difficulties including: finding a dating partner, moving in together, managing conflict, balancing household responsibilities fairly, break-ups/divorce, and exploring an open-relationship. Please navigate to my website if you'd like to learn more about my therapeutic style and background.
(503) 444-8808 View (503) 444-8808
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Melinda Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Tigard, OR 97223
(Now providing supervision for associate counselors) I work with individuals and couples looking for help overcoming trauma, sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, relational distress and life transitions. We can start with a free phone consult to ensure that I am a good fit. I am also happy to help connect you to another therapist if we determine there is a better fit for you. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2012 and have achieved a certification as a sex therapist since. It is my privilege to share in the stories of my clients and do my best to guide them to a place of healing.
(Now providing supervision for associate counselors) I work with individuals and couples looking for help overcoming trauma, sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, relational distress and life transitions. We can start with a free phone consult to ensure that I am a good fit. I am also happy to help connect you to another therapist if we determine there is a better fit for you. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Multnomah University in 2012 and have achieved a certification as a sex therapist since. It is my privilege to share in the stories of my clients and do my best to guide them to a place of healing.
(503) 406-8848 View (503) 406-8848
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Kelly Rees
MBA, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
There is no age at which sex becomes inappropriate.
I focus on intimate relationships, sexual expression, disparate desire, shifting intimacy, alternative relating styles, polyamory. This often includes performance issues, the impact of aging and menopause, dealing with grief and jealousy. I have experience working with differing abilities and my clients range in age from mid-twenties to mid-nineties. I also work with those in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction and their specific issues around sex and relationships. I aim to engage the mind and heart while centering on the body. Pleasure is important and a great way to learn!
There is no age at which sex becomes inappropriate.
I focus on intimate relationships, sexual expression, disparate desire, shifting intimacy, alternative relating styles, polyamory. This often includes performance issues, the impact of aging and menopause, dealing with grief and jealousy. I have experience working with differing abilities and my clients range in age from mid-twenties to mid-nineties. I also work with those in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction and their specific issues around sex and relationships. I aim to engage the mind and heart while centering on the body. Pleasure is important and a great way to learn!
(503) 917-3785 View (503) 917-3785
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The Center for Couple's & Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97003  (Online Only)
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
Our therapists are highly specialized, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you create more pleasure and connection in your life. We believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality, specialized therapeutic care. The Center stands with and supports LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, Latinx, AAPI, Immigrant and Native communities. We are gender and trans-affirming, anti-racist, and open to supporting folks in monogamous and non-mongamous relationships of any kind. We pride ourselves on providing sex positive therapy to all individuals in our community.
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Marisol Westberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97223
I coordinated the Sex Therapy Track for the program where I taught sex therapy classes and supervised students in their clinical training.
I am a sexologist and licensed couples therapist. I maintain a private practice with a focus on sex therapy. My areas of expertise are intimate relationships, pleasure, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, lack of desire, difficulties with orgasm, difficulties with erections and orgasm, pain and discomfort in sex, alternative sexualities and lifestyles, sexual abuse and violence. My approach is one that is positive, validating, and nurturing.
I coordinated the Sex Therapy Track for the program where I taught sex therapy classes and supervised students in their clinical training.
I am a sexologist and licensed couples therapist. I maintain a private practice with a focus on sex therapy. My areas of expertise are intimate relationships, pleasure, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, lack of desire, difficulties with orgasm, difficulties with erections and orgasm, pain and discomfort in sex, alternative sexualities and lifestyles, sexual abuse and violence. My approach is one that is positive, validating, and nurturing.
(475) 263-3158 View (475) 263-3158
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Diana Groener
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
(971) 273-5187 x104 View (971) 273-5187 x104
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Deborah A Johanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Limited Openings: My passion has always been to work with people; and I love what I do! By the time a person/couple comes to me, she/he is usually experiencing discomfort, has run out of ideas, and needs help. My favorite client is the one who recognizes this need and has the desire to make change happen. It takes courage to risk involving an unknown person in such an intimate process; and it takes courage to change. I have 25 years experience helping clients with concerns including sex and intimacy, relationship needs, transitional change, personal growth, behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, grief, and others.
Limited Openings: My passion has always been to work with people; and I love what I do! By the time a person/couple comes to me, she/he is usually experiencing discomfort, has run out of ideas, and needs help. My favorite client is the one who recognizes this need and has the desire to make change happen. It takes courage to risk involving an unknown person in such an intimate process; and it takes courage to change. I have 25 years experience helping clients with concerns including sex and intimacy, relationship needs, transitional change, personal growth, behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, grief, and others.
(503) 966-3912 View (503) 966-3912
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Melika Biglarpour-Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilsonville, OR 97070  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with anxiety, life transitions, adversities, or grief? Are you navigating challenges related to sexuality, sexual issues, relational issues, or difficulties in communication? Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged due to experiences of trauma or family-related issues? Whether you're an individual or part of a couple, I provide support to adults from all backgrounds. I work collaboratively with you, meeting you where you are at & drawing upon tools from my training. I create a safe, judgment-free space to foster connection & growth.
Are you grappling with anxiety, life transitions, adversities, or grief? Are you navigating challenges related to sexuality, sexual issues, relational issues, or difficulties in communication? Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged due to experiences of trauma or family-related issues? Whether you're an individual or part of a couple, I provide support to adults from all backgrounds. I work collaboratively with you, meeting you where you are at & drawing upon tools from my training. I create a safe, judgment-free space to foster connection & growth.
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Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.