An unexamined past assures an unwell now and an unsure future…
“The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead.” What a wonderfully hopeful AA outlook of recovery. The reasons people seek sexual addiction treatment services are varied. But the leading reason is failure to stay sober, resulting in suffering from unmanageable chaos. Most treatment service providers offer individual counseling. What we’ve found is that individual counseling alone tends to not be enough support if the goals are sobriety and life balance. A more comprehensive service model that includes group therapy, family therapy, and 12-step support is an alternative that has been found most effective in treating sexual addiction and adding the promise of a satisfying life.
Sexual addiction is a self-destructive illness, and the truth is there is no quick fix. For those working so desperately hard to get you to realize your self-destructive behaviors, learning there is no quick fix might be devastating, for they hold dear their relationship with you. Yet the pain caused by your behavior, your arguments and defensiveness, your secrets and lies they desperately want to end so they enjoy the real you, the you recovery can reclaim. This truth is the same for everyone seeking to reclaim their life from sexual addiction. Nothing compares to the quality of life that recovery provides because it opens up the pathways to deeper spiritual faith, to intimate and long lasting love relationships, and the deep appreciation of knowing and accepting yourself. You matter! And recovery helps you connect into that. Through recovery, your sexual addiction changes into a life-giving experience. Call today for help overcoming your sexual addiction.
All of the program services offered or created by Coeur d’Alene Counseling have the capability to treat multiple addictions, or what is sometimes referred to as co-occurring addictions and childhood trauma.
Are You A Sex Addict?
If you are uncertain that you might be a sex addict, ask yourself the following questions. You may find some clarity.
- Do you feel as if you are inordinately preoccupied with sex? For example, when you wake up you might grab your phone, even before you get out of bed, to check your hookup app profiles, looking to see if anyone contacted you in the night. Yes or No
- Have you tried (and failed) to either cut back on or quit certain sexual behaviors altogether. For instance, you might have promised yourself (and maybe others) that you would stop looking at porn. And you might have kept those promises for a few days or maybe even a few weeks. But then, suddenly, you found yourself right back at it. Yes or No
- Have you experienced negative consequences related to your sexual behaviors? For example, related to your sexual behaviors have you ruined important relationships, struggled or been reprimanded at work or in school, gotten anxious and depressed, spent money you’d rather spend elsewhere, been arrested, or experienced other problems? Yes or No
If you answered yes to these three questions, there is a strong possibility you are sexually addicted. To find out more and have all your questions answered, call Ed Dudding, CSAT at 208-755-7114.
Licensed Professional Advantage
Any sexual addiction treatment should have well-trained licensed professionals. Ed Dudding is specifically trained and experienced to provide specialized individual therapy for addicts, spouses or partners of addicts, and survivors of childhood trauma. He is experienced in traditional methods of psychotherapy as well as addiction and trauma approaches. He also works collegially in a network with other professional therapists trained in trauma specific EMDR to make appropriate referrals. Because participation in group therapy compliments individual therapy by managing the addiction in a structured setting, it is recommended that clients include group therapy as part of their course of care.
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