Sexual health is a key component of wellness. It includes functioning, satisfaction, social interaction, and access to care. Due to the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction, many mental health clients are likely experiencing sexual dysfunction. However, sexual dysfunction is often not reported by clients, and mental health professionals are usually not trained to identify or assess it. Given that counselors are agents of wellness and that sexual health is considered integrally connected to overall wellness, it is important that counselors understand the most common sexual dysfunctions and assessment techniques. This article offers conceptualizations and strategies to assist mental health professionals in identifying and assessing sexual health problems.

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