Couple’s Sex Addiction Counseling
Healing the breach of trust in Long Beach and Los Angeles
Discovering your partner or spouse is a sex addict can be an extremely traumatic experience. You have been betrayed at the deepest level by the person who vowed to love and cherish you “‘til death do us part”, and now everything is called into question. Whether they have a love addiction or simply can’t control their obsession with pornography, the shock you feel can easily give way to grief, anger, despair, depression, and unmanageability. Relational conflict often tears at the core of love and trust within a relationship while betrayal and shame fractures the very foundation that allows a relationship to flourish. The pressure to want to know everything builds as you consider whether your relationship is salvageable.
What is sex addiction?
In order to resolve the issue of sex addiction in your relationship, it is important to have a better understanding of what you are dealing with. According to the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, sexual addiction is defined as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.” Basically, sex addiction drives someone to engage in certain sexual activities without thought of the potential health risks, financial problems, destroyed relationships, or threat of arrest. This can manifest itself through compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography/phone/computer sex services. More severe cases may involve the compulsive search for multiple partners, a fixation on an unattainable partner, or even illegal activities like exhibitionism, voyeurism, or rape.
Common problems identified by couples who deal with sex or pornography addiction include:
- Rebuilding trust
- Learning intimacy
- Establishing boundaries
- Developing a healthy sexual relationship
- Healthy conflict resolution
Supporting the recovery process
Even though the situation seems grim, recovery is possible with the right guidance. At the Sano Center for Recovery, our highly-trained staff specializes in getting to the root of sex addiction. Since drug and alcohol abuse is often a leading factor, becoming clean and sober is a crucial part of the recovery process. We know how to assess and treat sex, love, and pornography addictions, and help couples deal with the resulting emotional and physical separation with effective couples sex addiction therapy. Research shows that couples counseling is extremely effective when it comes to repairing relationships, and sex addiction groups can also be beneficial to both partners.
Our couples addiction therapy will address:
- What does it mean to be sexually sober without eliminating all sex?
- How to handle questions your partner has asked about everything you have done sexually?
- Identifying your sexual triggers
- Managing stress
- Working on communication and rebuilding the relationship
Our highly-trained staff facilitates the path back to the loving interactions you used to have. We provide a safe, non-biased forum for you and your partner to address conflict with compassion and in a constructive. With over 20 years of experience, personalized treatment plans, and flexible scheduling, you can count on our sex and love addiction specialists to help you conquer sex addiction.
Give us a call at (562) 356-9835 when you are ready, and we will help you regain control of your relationship.
Why Choose Us
- Sex and Love Addiction Specialist
- Small & Intimate Treatment Centers
- Personalized Treatment Plans
- Flexible scheduling
- Highly trained, compassionate therapists
- 20+ Years of Experience