Sexual Health

In addition to individual and couple’s therapy, Dr. Eliana Cohen Psychology Corporation also offers counseling for those who are struggling with their sexual health. The sexual health conditions we treat include:

Hypoactive Sexual Desire

Low sexual interest is sometimes called Inhibited Sexual Desire (ISD). A person with ISD rarely initiates or has the desire for sexual activity.

In primary ISD, the person has never felt much sexual desire or interest in his or her life, and in secondary ISD, the person used to feel sexual desire but no longer does.

ISD can also relate to one partner in particular, or it can be generalized to many partners. Low sexual desire can happen in both men and women of any age and can impact a relationship significantly, causing many arguments between a couple. Therapy helps couples manage and improve their situation, as well as helps to prevent relationship deterioration, which can happen if the couple is chronically fighting about sex.

Male Erectile Disorder (ED)

The inability to maintain or attain an erection until the end of the sexual encounter is sometimes called Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Although medications like Viagra can sometimes be helpful, other non-physical issues may be the cause. Couples often can benefit from psychotherapy to help them deal with relationship dynamics, the fear of failure, and other issues that may be causing the erectile dysfunction.

Rapid Ejaculation (RE)

Rapid ejaculation (RE) is defined as a man’s inability to hold off the climax until the sexual act has reached its peak. Rapid ejaculation is often psychological in nature and can respond well to psychological interventions. Treatment for RE is usually done with the partner who can assist in the process and help build the person’s confidence.

Sexual Addictions

Sexual addictions are becoming increasingly common. They can involve the internet, internet interactions, and/or other forms of sexual behaviour with or without a partner. Sexual addictions often require in-depth treatment and behavioural interventions to:

  • Help the person understand the causes and consequences of the addiction
  • Help the person put in place behavioural changes that will help him/her control the compulsive behaviour.

Sexual addictions can also result in couples therapy to help the partner cope with the emotional effects of affairs or compulsive behaviour outside the relationship.

If you or someone you know is having trouble with their sexual health, the experts at Dr. Eliana Cohen Psychology Corporation are here to help. Contact our practice in Ontario to schedule and appointment today!