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Sex Addiction Treatment
How To Get Help For Sex Addiction
The crisis is here and your double life is crashing together. You are not sure what to do next, but know you need help.
I want to let you know that you have found the right place. Novus Counseling & Recovery Center can support you in saving your life and relationships. It is important to act now before you have even more consequences.
Here are some of the common consequences of sex addiction:
- losing employment
- legal consequences
- your health or your partner’s health put at risk
- losing your marriage or relationship
- feeling depressed and anxious
- feeling empty inside
- shame, hopelessness, and despair
- spiritual bankruptcy
- financial difficulties
Our Therapists Can Help.
If you are looking for help and have suffered some of the consequences above we can help. We have helped many individuals survive the consequences of sex addiction. We know that with hard work and a commitment many find peace from the noise and pain that sex addiction creates.
At Novus, our expert therapists believe everyone can overcome sex addiction. We have seen it happen.
At Novus, we see sex addiction as the compulsive use of sex to deal with painful feelings and moods. The behavior leaves the person feeling guilty and shameful. It creates more problems in the person’s life. To deal with these problems and the emotional pain the person turns back to sex to find some escape. The sex addiction cycle continues.
Even the loss of their marriage, relationship or job does not mean they will stop. They look to sex as the solution. Like the drug addict who knows the drug will end his pain, so does the sex addict. The problems of sex addiction are real and painful.
Often, the person using compulsive sex gains little long-term satisfaction from the behavior. They feel lonely, depressed and out of control, which in turn leads them back to the addictive sex to “feel better”.
How Do I Know if I’m a Sex Addict?
These are the top ten warning signs of sexual addiction. They have been put together by Dr. Patrick Carnes, one of the world’s leading experts in sexual addiction. Here are some questions to ask yourself if think you may have a problem with sexual addiction:
- Have you tried to stop or set limits on your sexual behavior and found that you were unsuccessful?
- Have you found yourself engaging in the behavior longer than you intended?
- Have you tried to resist certain sexual behaviors and found that you can’t?
- Have you spent an unreasonable amount of time obtaining sex or recovering from sexual experiences?
- Have you engaged in the behavior despite having other obligations such as work, marriage, or child care?
- Have you continued these behaviors despite knowing the consequences to work, family, and yourself?
- Have you had to give up social, occupational, or recreational activities to engage in the behavior?
- Do you find yourself being preoccupied with the behavior or preparing for the behavior?
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions you may want to look further at your sexual behavior.
Why Do I Need Treatment? Can I Do This On My Own?
The short answer is no, most likely not. Willpower alone may help you to a certain extent, but you will not have any real long-term success. When the crisis is gone, you will most likely return to your compulsive sexual behavior. We can teach you the skills need to outsmart your own brain when it comes to sexual addictive behavior.
You need the help and support of professionals to heal and build a solid recovery plan. The expert therapists at Novus have extensive training. We study the latest research in the field of sexual addiction therapy.
We can put you on the right path and give you the tools you need to make the changes you want. The therapists at Novus can handle the complexities of sex addiction treatment. Many of our therapists are trained as Certified Sexual Addiction Therapists. This certification shows that they have extensive training in sexual addiction treatment. Remember, it is important to get the help that you need.
How Long Does Therapy Last?
It depends on the level and intensity of your addiction. It takes time and a strong commitment to making the changes you want. Seeking therapy can speed up the time it takes to heal from compulsive sexual behavior.
What Is My Next Step?
Your next step is to fill in the form below or give us a call. It takes courage to reach out for help, but we are here for you. We will schedule you an initial session with a non-judgemental therapist. They will collaborate with you to form a solid sex addiction treatment plan.
We understand how this has harmed your life. We understand your fear that if you seek help it will all fall apart or that if the secrets out there is no going back. We also have seen the consequences of continuing the double life. Start now. Take the first step towards freedom today.
We will be there with you.
At Novus, we provide a compassionate team of professionals who will work with you with a level of commitment that you will not find anywhere else. Let us help you start or further your recovery today.