Sex therapy can often be a sensitive subject for many individuals and couples. With a more fulfilling sex life, however, you can have a more satisfying quality of life overall.  Dr. Hartzell:

• Provides a safe, open environment
Is non-judgmental
Assists people in gaining a deeper understanding of their own sexuality and how it affects their lives and their relationships

Helps individuals and couples learn how to communicate their sexual needs and desires to deepen their sexual lives. 
Rose Hartzell, PhD, EdS

Services Offered

As a Marriage and Family Therapist ((license number 53079) Dr. Hartzell addresses many relationship issues which may be contributing to unhappiness within the couple. The relationship that one has with one’s sexual partner can influence the couples sexual functioning and overall sexual health. 

Below are some relationship topics that couples may benefit from discussing during therapy with Dr. Hartzell.

  • Health problems/limitations
  • Poor communication skills
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Divorce/previous relationships
  • Children/parenting issues
  • Different relationship expectations
  • Grief
  • Financial disagreements
  • Differences in religious beliefs
  • Division of household or other tasks
  • Male/female roles
  • Extramarital relationships
  • Relationships with family, friends, and in-laws
  • Leisure activities

Dr. Hartzell can also help you with the following concerns:

  • Desire discrepancies
  • Orgasm problems
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Couples therapy for sexual problems
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Restarting sex after pregnancy
  • Overcoming sexual problems associated with infertility
  • Coping with sex and chronic illness, pain, or cancer
  • Surviving and thriving after negative sexual experiences
  • Addressing unique sexual concerns
  • Exploring LGPTI-related issues
  • Establishing realistic sexual goals for yourself and your relationship
  • Sexual boredom
  • Sexual compulsivity or out of control sexual behavior
  • Discomfort with your body image
  • Coping with changes in your body and sexual life as you age
  • Difficulty relaxing and enjoying sex
  • Intimacy and communication issues effecting your sexual relationship
  • Coping with a sexually transmitted disease
  • Questions about sex and you don't know who to ask


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