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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.
I see you are offline at this moment but if you come online- feel free to jump in and chat.
In the meantime, I will respond and you can follow up with questions as necessary.
I am sorry to hear about the very common problem in men you age.
It could very well be anxiety based.
I see you have entered chat.
Let me ask you a couple of other questions.
Are you able to achieve an erection spontaneously.....i.e. during the night while sleeping or at any other times outside of a sexual encounter?
Okay- if you are to achieve spontaneous erections- it most likely rules out a physiological issue --------and thus, you are most likely dealing what we refer to as sexual performance anxiety.
The attached article addresses this issue in detail:
This is a treatable issue and sometimes requires brief cognitive oriented therapy to resolve.
Have you been in therapy before?
Many different kinds of worries can lead to sexual performance anxiety, including:
I am happy to help you locate a qualified therapist------if you give me your zip code - I will check resources for you......?
Hold just a second please....
Hello again--------the following provides a list of qualified therapists in your area that can help you with this.
You will see the detail on each therapist and contact information. I encourage you to call a couple of them and address your concern before scheduling an appointment so that you make sure you get the right connection and feel comfortable with the therapist.
I see you have now gone offline- should you have additional questions, feel free to respond and I will be happy to reply.
Kindest regards, Bill
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