Sexual Addiction-Trauma

Treatment for Sexual Addiction-Trauma includes individual, group, couples, and intensive counseling in conjunction with a twelve-step group. Often, clients who have a sexual addiction also have other addictions; therefore, we treat the interaction of multiple addictions. Clients learn about the spiritual, emotional, and neurochemical basis for addiction in a supportive environment, surrounded by others who understand the struggle, because they have been there themselves.

Regardless of the type of addiction, unresolved trauma is often at the heart of the addiction process. We define unresolved trauma as any event that left the client feeling overwhelmed and disempowered. Until the event is resolved in an empowering manner, the addiction is used as medication for the client’s pain. Therefore, we treat the trauma while simultaneously addressing the process of the addiction.

Clients establish sobriety and build a toolbox to prevent relapse. The outcome is a new vision for life, sexuality, and relationships. Clients leave with a new resolve and a practical plan for recovery.

Treatment for sexual addiction includes the following:

  • Work with a collaborative professional team for precise treatment planning and systematic goal tracking

  • Participate in a 3-pronged assessment approach that screens for causes, patterns, and co-occurring issues

  • Receive treatment for the mind, body, spirit, and relational patterns

Sexual Addiction-Trauma Treatment Group Intensive

The Group Intensive experience is a blend of psychoeducation about the connection between sexual addiction and unresolved trauma and experiential exercises that apply the concepts to the client’s addictive process.


Schedule (30 hours)


Thursday, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm (8 hours)
Check-in and set goals
Psychoeducation about the brain and addiction-trauma
Overview of recovery tasks


Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm (8 hours)
Identify a current trigger to the addiction
Connect the trigger to an earlier unresolved event
Complete an Empowerment Map to resolve the trigger


Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm (8 hours)
Complete assessments related to Sexual Addiction
Discussion of assessments


Sunday, 9:00am – 3:00pm (6 hours)
Establish an individualized aftercare plan:
Individual therapy
Couples therapy
Group therapy
12-Step group participation



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