Compulsive sexual behavior can establish unhealthy and unrealistic expectations of what a satisfying sexual relationship should be. At the same time, the deceptions, secrecy and violations of trust that occur with compulsive sexual behaviors may shatter intimacy and personal connections.
One of the fundamental hallmarks of compulsive sexual behavior is continued engagement in sexual activities despite the negative consequences created by these activities. Psychologically, sexual behaviors serve to escape emotional or physical pain or are a way of dealing with life stressors. The irony is that the sexual behaviors become the primary way of coping and handling problems that, in turn, creates a cycle of more problems and increasing desperation, shame and preoccupation.
We can help individuals and couples recover and heal. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy and Accelerated Couples Therapy to address your personal issues. Please know that we approach each case non-judgmentally and with compassion. Let us help you reestablish trust and experience an honest and more fulfilling relationship – with yourself and your partner.