Erectile Dysfunction Therapist Atlanta
If you’re struggling to perform in the bedroom and want to enjoy your sex life again, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available. Working with one of our professional erectile dysfunction therapists in Atlanta can help you reconnect with your sexuality and regain your confidence. Reach out to our team to get started with a sex therapist today.
Does this sound like you?
You're in love with your partner and are excited for a romantic night at home. You've planned everything from the fancy dinner to making sure the kids can stay at the grandparents. When the moment comes for sexy time, it doesn't work!
You're single and ready to mingle. You've never had any issues in the bedroom until that one night. Since then, things just aren't working and it's making things really awkward.
You're getting older and you've noticed a change in how things "work down there." It was no big deal until your partner said something the other day.
If so, sex therapy for erectile dysfunction can help.
Erectile dysfunction and erection problems are common in men of all ages. In fact, studies show that 52% of men experience ED. A sex therapist and sex therapy can help many sexual concerns including difficulty obtaining and maintaining erection, premature ejaculation, and delayed ejaculation.
Sex therapy can also help when sexual problems create relationship issues too. Most sex therapists, including the ones at Atlanta Therapeutic Collective, are trained to work with individual clients and clients in relationships.
Our approach to sex therapy for erectile dysfunction
Our sex therapists often use a combination of the models below to help resolve ED.
PLISSIT stands for Permission, Limited Information, Specific Suggestions, and Intensive Therapy. We love this model as it helps us and our clients keep focused on what the concern and the goals for therapy. Many clients don't need intensive therapy and stop at specific suggestions! Read more about PLISSIT here.
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
SFT is also a great model to help you and your sex therapist keep on track of your desired goal. It focuses on the present moment and finds ways that have worked for you; sex therapy helps you to keep doing what works.
Behavior change is key to improving sexual satisfaction. We often combine SFT with behavior modifications to find ways to do different to get your desired results. For instance, we may explore initiating sex at a different time of day or your changing your sexual script, such as changing foreplay or who initiates, to see how this improves your ED. Partners share responsibility in sex; therefore, behavior modification is best with relationship therapy.
Education, or the limited information part of PLISSIT, is a huge area for sex therapy. Unfortunately, many clients don't receive a comprehensive sex education and often don't know how their bodies work. We aim to educate and empower our clients to know about their bodies and what their unique and individual body needs to experience sexual enjoyment!
FAQs about sex therapy for ED
Time and time again, men and their partners ask the same questions about sexual function, sexual performance issues, and ED.
To get you started, we've compiled some common questions that clients always ask us. This is no replacement for sex therapy or medical treatment. Call or email us to schedule an intake appointment to discuss treatment options that best suit your needs.
Do medical conditions cause me to lose my erection?
Medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, head or brain injuries, cardiovascular disease, and spinal cord injuries can also impact male sexual function. Medication to treat these conditions as well as other common medications for anxiety and depression can also impact sexual function. If you think your ED is due to a medical condition or medical treatment, consult with your doctor for other treatments in conjuction with sex therapy. Your sex therapist can also consult with your other doctor for collaboration of care.
Does my lifestyle impact my ED?
Yes, your lifestyle habits can also create sexual issues. A sedentary lifestyle can create poor blood circulation leading to cardiovascular concerns or you may develop a hormonal imbalance that can create erection problems. Regular exercise can not only improve cardiovacular function, but it can also help boost testosterone too!
Sleep deprivation or poor sleep habits can also cause or impact erection problems and decrease sexual libido. It's cliche but eight hours of sleep keeps you in prime physical health.
Smoking is a primary and secondary risk factor for ED. Smoking, by itself can cause erection problems or it can cause of physical factors (such as high blood pressure) that can cause ED.
How does mental health cause ED?
Stress and anxiety are the number one killers of sexual arousal and desire. Stress and anxiety trigger your sympathetic, aka fight or flight, nervous system (SNS). When the SNS is activated, all non-essential body parts and functions decrease to allow you to survive the perceived threat. This includes blood flow to your penis. The problem is there is no actual threat but your brain doesn't know that!
Does sex therapy work for ED?
Sex therapy can help improve or resolve ED.
Many clients have reported improvement in stress related to ED as well as improvement in relationship satisfaction and gaining new insights into sexual functioning.
Many men report learning more about their body and sexual function after sex therapy sessions. They also report learning about other treatment protocols, such as surgical treatment or penile injections, and how to discuss these options with their doctor.
Each person’s experience with therapy is unique and certain outcomes cannot be guaranteed.
Which therapy is best for erectile dysfunction?
Most clients who seek sex therapy and ed treatment are at their wits end and want immediate change.
Typically, relationship counseling for erectile dysfunction is the most effective for ED. Most men who experience ED, typically, only experience it with a specific partner. Relationship discord can create stress and anxiety. Many partners report poor sexual communication with each other. Having your partner join treatment can not only improve your sexual problems, but it can also create more sexual enjoyment, improve communication, and increase relationship satisfaction
If relationship sex therapy is not an option, individual sex therapy can still be helpful and beneficial for ED. Individual therapy can teach similar sexual techniques such as ways to communicate with a partner and provide sex education around sexual behavior.
Reach out today to learn more about how sex therapy can help you
Atlanta Therapeutic Collective is a sex therapy practice comprised of sex therapists trained to assess to find the right treatment for you. We offer individual and relationship therapy as well as in office and virtual appointments.
Call 404-850-9495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment today!