SEX ADDICTION TREATMENT EXPERTS IN ORANGE COUNTY AND LONG BEACH
Novus Mindful Life Institute provides a full staff of sex addiction treatment experts in both Orange County and Long Beach, California. Novus helps individuals affected by sex addiction. This means we help both the addicted person and his or her partner or spouse.
The team at Novus is a compassionate and motivated group of highly trained clinicians who like to help people solve their problems and heal their lives.
At Novus, we take it seriously when someone contacts us because we know something painful has happened. We also know it can be hard to make the phone call or send the email requesting help. Everyone who contacts us gets the respect and compassion they deserve; that’s how we operate.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
We noticed that individual psychotherapy was not enough for many people in recovery from sex addiction. People needed more services to help them get better—services like group therapy, couples therapy, recovery coaching, help for partners, and comprehensive and intensive services. We also found that despite good intentions, other therapists in the community did not have the specific intensive training needed to work with sex addicts and their partners.
We formed Novus to address the specific needs related to sex addiction and to help people get better. We know how to treat sex addiction and how to help partners of sex addicts resolve their trauma; and we like what we do.
SEX ADDICTION THERAPY TEAM
Novus has a strong team of therapists who work together to help people heal from the ravages of sex addiction. Each member of our team is an expert in treating sex addiction or in working with partners of sex addicts. In order to work at Novus, our therapists must be knowledgeable and compassionate, placing ethical treatment and client well being at the top of their lists. They are all Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSATs) or are progressing through the CSAT certification process. We use a “treatment-team approach” when working with intensive outpatient clients and also when a sex addiction client and his or her partner attend treatment. A treatment team is a group of clinicians who work together to facilitate the best possible outcome. The treatment team communicates and collaborates with one another, all with the client’s best interests in mind. Each client is also part of his or her own treatment team, so client participation is the most important part of the treatment planning process. Learn more about our team members.
For many people, psychotherapy and addiction treatment might seem mysterious, even scary. At Novus, we believe that treatment should not be a mystery, nor should it involve guesswork. While treatment of sex addiction is newer than treatment for depression or even alcoholism, we are fortunate to now have access to important research that informs our work. Wherever possible, we use evidence-based or evidence-informed practices that are based on the latest research available. Our clients have access to the latest and most current sex addiction treatment and partner treatment available.