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Sex Therapy for Sexual Difficulties

Dr. Mark Ackerman provides expert evaluation and treatment for a full range of sexual functioning difficulties at his Atlanta, GA office.

Difficulties such as erectile dysfunction ("ED"), orgasm difficulty and sex drive disorders can cause a high level of individual and relationship distress but are often greatly improved through the proper therapy approaches. Such medications as Viagra and Cialis do not always make things better and sometimes can create other problems within relationships. In addition, there is not as yet an effective Viagra-type pill for females, and due to depression, medication side effects, relationship conflict or trauma women can also suffer from sexual difficulties. Some individuals struggle with their sexual orientation and are confused or anxious about their sexuality. I have published many articles concerning sexual functioning in a variety of medical and psychological journals including Journal of Urology, Archives of Sexual Behavior and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and have presented lectures and served as an expert consultant to the Society of Sex Therapy and Research, the International Academy of Sex Research, and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Some of the presenting difficulties that I have successfully diagnosed and treated over the past few years include:

  • premature ejaculation
  • performance anxiety
  • anorgasmia (inability to reach orgasm in both men and women)
  • dyspareunia and vaginismus (painful intercourse in women)
  • low sexual drive
  • anxiety concerning sexual orientation and "coming out" challenges
  • compulsive sexual behavior ("sex addiction")

More general issues that impact sex and relationships can also be addressed through specialized counseling techniques that focus on:

  • counseling for body image and self-esteem problems
  • rekindling sexual desire in lifelong relationships
  • overcoming marital infidelity
  • dating skills
  • safe sex counseling
  • sexual functioning and medical conditions
  • compulsive on-line sexual behavior (cybersex)
  • sex education
  • promoting healthy sexual functioning within Lesbian-Gay-Bi individuals and relationships
  • Self-acceptance issues

I am a licensed psychologist in the States of Georgia and Florida. My practice is located in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, just off I-85 and North Druid Hills Road exit on Buford Highway. I can assist you with treatment for sexual dysfunction. Please give me a call or send me an email and we can work to find a solution that's right for you.

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