Spectrum therapists are highly trained in diagnosing and treating people with behavioral addictions, substance use disorders, and dual-diagnoses, from an attachment and trauma-informed perspective. We offer evidence-based therapy for individuals and their families, drawing from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the Task Model, and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Sexual Addiction Treatment
Is your sexual behavior hurting you? Your relationships? Your family? Your professional life?
You might have a sexual addiction. Find out now. Take this self-assessment test.
Sexual addiction is a complex addiction but there is hope! As trained Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT®), David and Paula have completed training developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes which required attendance at multiple training modules and supervision with a CSAT Supervisor. It also requires ongoing education so that ASATs/CSATs such that you can be assured that we are experts in providing sexual addiction therapy. It is a rigorous process designed to help us best help you and/or your loved one(s).
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The frequent appearance of high profile public figures in the news due to the negative effects of their sexual behavior suggests that this issue is growing in our society. Almost every community has examples of men and women with out of control sexual behavior. They are not all immoral or weak-willed. Many of these men and women likely have a brain disease. Sexual addiction is quickly becoming an epidemic in this country, partly due to the accessibility and anonymity of internet pornography. Men and women are getting involved in what, at first, could be seen as curiosity. Online social media, chat, adult dating sites have proliferated, and attract unprecedented numbers of visitors. It often quickly turns into an obsession, spiraling out of control. This can lead to increasing isolation and loss of time, due to surfing porn sites and masturbating, or escalating to ever more risky and dangerous behaviors, such as seeking prostitutes, anonymous sex, or exhibitionism.
There are others who are attracted to the fantasy of new relationships, and engage in a series of affairs or seductive behaviors in order to produce a “high” or a state of arousal to which they turn, time after time, in a compulsive manner. What these behaviors have in common is a loss of control, preoccupation with sex, and diminished satisfaction in important relationships.
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