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Sex can be a confusing issue for many people and relationships. It’s often difficult to talk about and associated with shame. That’s where a licensed sex therapist can help. A sex therapist can help you understand the psychological and physical issues that affect your sexual life and desires.

If you’re experiencing any frustrations, confusion, or anxiety pertaining to sex, a licensed sex therapist can be instrumental in resolving them. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Need a Sex Therapist

We often keep sexual matters to ourselves, but that can make problems worse. There are times when you definitely should seek the guidance of a sex therapist:

  • You experience sexual dysfunction, such as low libido, anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, or erectile dysfunction.
  • You are in a committed relationship and are dissatisfied with your sex life.
  • Your sex drive is abnormally high or low.
  • You think about sex all day long.
  • You feel lost or confused on the topic of sex.
  • You’ve been a victim of sexual abuse.
  • You are unsure of your sexual attractions and desires.

Sex therapy from a licensed sex therapist is a promising treatment for sexual issues and frustrations. And you don’t have to wait forever to get started; read this article to find out how to start therapy.

Achieve a Healthy Sex Life with Sex Therapy

You can work through your sexual issues alone with a licensed therapist, or you and your partner(s) can discuss your unique sexual issues together in relationship therapy.

With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified sex therapist is easy! Start by browsing sex experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Samantha Gerson
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I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.


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I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take a humanistic approach and often use motivational interviewing. I also utilize many other modalities including but not limited to CBT, DBT, and TFCBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Gender Transition
  • Kink
  • LGBTQ+
  • Personality Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
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Samantha Gerson remote and phone therapy in California, New York
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Adam Kaufman
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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.


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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.

Something to know about my approach is:

You may find yourself in a guided meditation or a role-play exercise. Sometimes there is homework. We’ll tune into exactly what you need. I’m here to support you to find your unique, confident voice. The work is to discover your unique truth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dating and Romance
  • Existential Issues
  • Financial Concerns
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Non-monogamy
  • Open Relationships
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Social Anxiety
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
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Adam Kaufman remote and phone therapy in California, New York
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Gabby Jimmerson
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Build a solid foundation of trust, respect, and fondness; Understand how your (and your partner’s) past wounds are impacting the present Establish stability; Restore intimacy


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Together, we will:

Build a solid foundation of trust, respect, and fondness; Understand how your (and your partner’s) past wounds are impacting the present Establish stability; Restore intimacy

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach to couple’s counseling comes from a place of optimism and practicality. My goal is to work myself out of a job by equipping you with tools to practice in session and take home to apply to your real life right away.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Parenting Style Mismatch
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma EMDR
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Gabby  Jimmerson remote and phone therapy in California
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James Foley
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Together we will correct the thoughts, interpretations, views, and conclusions that had you risk what you care about in order to get experiences you definitely did not need while telling yourself you were managing risks while actually risking it all


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Together, we will:

Together we will correct the thoughts, interpretations, views, and conclusions that had you risk what you care about in order to get experiences you definitely did not need while telling yourself you were managing risks while actually risking it all

Something to know about my approach is:

Working with me is knowing you have found a empathetic, knowledgeable, focused, educated, and experienced two decades plus specialist who will help you protect the life you have from further misbehavior of yours and rebuild what you can.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
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James  Foley remote and phone therapy in California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas
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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Empowering women
  • Empowerment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Dina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in California