Sexual Health Coaching & Intimacy Therapy

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

Difficulties such as low sexual desire, erectile disorders including ED, orgasm difficulty and sexual performance anxiety can cause a high level of individual and relationship distress but are often greatly improved through the proper therapy approaches. Some couples struggle with anxiety regarding STD transmission. Some individuals develop anxiety concerning their physical appearance. Medications including 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. Some of the sexual difficulties that I have expertise both diagnosing and treating include as follows:

  • low/inhibited sex drive
  • erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • premature ejaculation
  • performance anxiety
  • anorgasmia (inability to reach orgasm in both men and women)
  • dyspareunia and vaginismus (painful intercourse in women)
  • confusion 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 infidelity
  • dating skills
  • STD prevention/safe sex counseling
  • sexual functioning and medical conditions
  • promoting healthy sexual functioning within LGBTQ+
  • sex education

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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