Sexual addiction is characterized by out-of-control (compulsive) sexual behavior. Sex addicts use denial, rationalization, minimization , and lie to avoid the truth to themselves and others.
Individual sessions for men, women or adolescents are available to explore concerns about sexual addictions and relationship, anxiety or stress issues related thereto.You can expect a compassionate, genuine, and confidential environment where we can work together on the area(s) in your life that are preventing you from reaching your goals. A big part of recovery is one’s physical health. Often, individuals recover from their addictions to sex, love, relationships, money, work, and substances, but neglect healing their bodies. I work closely to support all our clients in achieving the physical wellness they deserve.
PARTNER AND SPOUSES OF SEX ADDICTS TRAUMA
Partners and spouses of sex addicts suffer specific and significant trauma due to the deceit inherent in the double life of a sex addict. Emotional, physical, mental, and sexual trauma may all be present in the partner of a sex addict. I provide support and guidance to help partners deal with the emotional pain, loss, and anger. I assist in validating feelings and experiences as credible and help the partner reclaim their reality and judgment. I provide guidance in setting up a self care plan and a set of YOUR non-negotiable items in dealing with the addict.
SOCIAL NETWORKING PROBLEMS
Facebook, Twitter, mySpace, and YouTube have created a whole new world of possibilities for sex addicts to act-out sexual fantasies. While the majority of individuals using social media will not have problems as a result of their use, others will. I can help develop a way to break the cycle of addiction in those who are having problems with social networking.
Cybersex is a growing problem which is even causing those who have never had problematic sexual behavior to enter the world of sex addiction. Increasingly, people’sonline sexual behavior is affecting their daily lives negatively. It is referred to as the “crack cocaine” of sex addiction.
Helping those who are ages 12-18 with compulsive gaming, technology use, pornography and sexual behaviors.
Survey findings indicate that most addicts have more than one addictive behavior. Only 13% report one addiction. Most sex addicts also report coming from families where multiple addictions existed.
I have worked extensively with couples where one partner has betrayed; the implicit or explicit commitment in the partnership. This can be emotional, romantic, sexual, or all three.
Some individuals use masturbation as a way to medicate feelings of stress, loneliness, anger, and depression. Over time, some become dependent on its’ use to relieve tension and alter moods, much like a problem drinker becomes dependent on alcohol to manage feelings.