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Sex Addiction Therapy

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What Is Sex Addiction?

What causes an addiction is how the substance or act affects the reward pathways in the brain. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), “Instead of achieving reward system activation through adaptive behaviors, [the addiction] directly activates the reward pathways.” A sex addiction, like any other addiction, leads to unhealthy behaviors and has negative consequences.

What Are the Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

The symptoms of sex addiction include:

If you believe you have a sex addiction it is important to get assessed by a licensed therapist, counselor or doctor. Speaking to a therapist is the first step to freedom from your sex addiction symptoms.

How Common Is Sexual Addiction and Who Is Most Affected?

Sexual addiction is not yet highly researched, but it is estimated that 3 to 6% of the population live with sex addiction.

Sex addiction can affect anyone, however, some risk factors include:

Treating sex addiction usually involves treating trauma. Addressing the traumatic experiences that led to symptoms of sexual addiction can break the cycle of addiction.

Factors Linked to Sexual Addiction

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What Are the Complications of Having a Sexual Addiction or Hypersexuality?

Living with a sex addiction can have negative effects on all areas of your life such as:

Addiction takes over your life and makes it difficult to stop even when you experience negative consequences. Addiction is a disease and it is not your fault. Getting treatment can help you change your life and find freedom.

How Is Hypersexuality Diagnosed?

Sex addiction or hypersexuality is not part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) but your therapist will still be able to help you identify if you are experiencing a sex addiction. They will ask you questions about your history, your symptoms, and your environment.

How Is Sexual Addiction and Hypersexuality Treated?

The most effective therapy for sex addiction is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which helps clients identify their harmful thinking processes and reframe them. Your therapist will provide you with tools to challenge your negative thoughts. They will also provide you with coping skills that work for you to help you deal with your urges.

What Type of Therapy Can Help?

Other types of therapy that can be used for sex addiction include:

You and your therapist can collaborate to decide which therapy intervention will work best for you. In addition to therapy, 12-step meetings can also help with sex addiction.

What Are the Benefits of an Inpatient Program to Treat Sex Addiction?

An inpatient program can be beneficial to treat sex addiction by:

If you are considering inpatient treatment, consider the benefits, as well as the cost and time you will be there. Sometimes, you will find you need to make a sacrifice for your long-term benefit.

Outpatient Sexual Addiction Rehab and Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment programs for sex addiction allow clients to receive help with their addiction while having the ability to go home, work, and maintain their day-to-day lives. Outpatient treatment involves individual therapy, group therapy, and at times medication management. There are benefits to both residential and inpatient programs. It is important to have an honest discussion with your therapist and support system to decide which treatment option is best for you.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Some prescription options for sex addiction include:

Some over-the-counter medications for sex addiction include:

Make sure you speak to your medical provider before starting any new medications.

How to Find the Best Sex Addiction Treatment Facility?

To find the best sex addiction treatment facility consider:

The best sex addiction treatment facility is one that treats the underlying cause of the addiction. Make sure to do your research and ask any questions that you may have.

Does Insurance Cover Sex Addiction Therapy?

Whether insurance covers sex addiction therapy depends on your specific plan. You can call your insurance directly and ask for a list of sex addiction therapists that are covered by your plan.

Our sex addiction therapy services in West Palm Beach offer the expertise of trusted sexual addiction therapists who specialize in evidence-based treatments such as REBT, CBT, and EMDR. Take the first step towards healing, and let us guide you towards a life free from the chains of addiction.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.