Not all erectile dysfunction is due to physical causes; sometimes stress and anxiety can be the cause and are treatable by psychotherapy. Psychotherapy treatment for erectile dysfunction focuses on effective communication between sexual partners and learning new sexual techniques to increase your sexual performance and self confidence.
If there are no underlying physical concerns during your initial consultation with your doctor, psychological causes may include sex anxiety, stress, relationship problems, self-consciousness, depression, or any everyday stresses.
Discussing your worries and stressors with a psychotherapist can calm your anxiety, both in and out of the bedroom. They may also be able to provide you with exercises to use with your partner to increase your sexual desire and decrease your sexual anxiety.
Psychotherapy treatment for ED can be beneficial to individuals. Including your sexual partner in your sessions increases the likelihood for success in treating erectile dysfunction. Individual sessions combined with partner sessions allow each partner to discuss their sexual needs and expectations in order to reach physical and emotional intimacy. Sexual partners that can effectively communicate about sex have less stress in the bedroom and improve erectile dysfunction.
Psychotherapy is a proven treatment for erectile dysfunction and may be used on its own or in combination with other ED treatments.