Sex Addiction Counseling
Helping both the partner and the one who struggles with unwanted sexual behavior
Sex Addiction Counseling for The one struggling with unwanted sexual behavior
Without treatment and recovery, overcoming sexual addiction can be very difficult. When sex becomes all consuming, or when we deprive ourselves of healthy sexual expression, our sexuality acts as a barrier filled with shame and self-contempt. It isolates us from attachment with others. Healthy sexual behavior or sexual health, on the other hand, creates intimacy and closeness. It is characterized by trust, respect, joy and safety. Sexual health can be achieved by sex addicts in recovery. Overcoming sexual addiction requires hard work and a commitment to settle for nothing less than full recovery. In doing so, sexual addiction recovery becomes a life shift that opens up hope and the possibility for change.
Sex Addiction Counseling for The Betrayed
Partners and spouses of sex addicts suffer specific and significant trauma due to the deceit and crazy-making 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. We at Pneuma Therapeutic Services treat the trauma that results from these sources of abuse. We provide support and guidance to help survivors deal with emotional pain, loss, and anger. We assist in validating feelings and experiences as credible and help the partner reclaim their reality and judgment. We provide guidance in setting up a self-care plan and a set of non-negotiables in dealing with the addict.