Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Impulses are hard to control.

Fantasizing about sex is constant, distracting you throughout the day.

Those sexual urges are hard to control, which impacts your job, relationships, and life.

To meet your sexual needs, you masturbate continuously, seek out multiple sexual partners, or take risks that could impact your health, such as contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

It’s hard for you to appreciate what having a healthy sexual relationship means.

The shame and guilt are overwhelming.

Problematic sexual behavior is now impacting your daily functioning.

Your sexual impulses are now impacting your relationships and are especially devastating to your partner. Everyone in your life feels betrayed.

It’s exhausting spending so much time and energy keeping secrets and hiding your sexual problems.

Trying to stop on your own has not lasted, and you’re struggling trying to find the answers.

Recovery and redemption are possible!

Stopping the downward spiral by seeking professional help for your sexual problems is important.

In our work together, you’ll begin to identify coping skills that help you manage your behaviors.

You’ll develop new and more effective ways of approaching your struggle. More importantly, we’ll work to identify the emotional issues contributing to your problematic sexual behavior.

Call (770) 688-5164 or email us today to schedule your free 15-minute consultation!

FAQs on Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Can I have compulsive sexual behavior and not be an addict?

Yes, you can. Some people find that their compulsive sexual behaviors can cause distress for themselves and important others in their lives, but not feel as if the label “sex addict” applies to them. Sometimes the behaviors and patterns are recognized early enough before they progress into an addiction. 

Don’t let the label prevent you from getting the help that you desire. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.

What compromises Compulsive Sexual Behaviors?

Compulsive sexual behaviors can include; excessive viewing of pornography and masturbation, being distracted by constantly sexually fantasizing about others, having sex with partners even when you do not feel like it, increased sexual risk-taking, and participating in affairs and infidelity when you do not truly want to. 

Essentially, if you’re experiencing distress, if it’s negatively impacting your functioning (work, friends, other interests), or if it’s negatively impacting your relationship with your partner, it may be time to get some additional help in managing your behaviors.

What is the process of counseling for Compulsive Sexual Behavior?

As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, I was trained in the work of Dr. Patrick Carnes and the 30-task model for treating sex addiction. We typically begin with an assessment to help identify areas that you are struggling in, and use the results to help guide our work together. We’ll identify behavioral patterns and work together to develop a sobriety plan to assist you in your journey. 

Once we’ve established more effective patterns, we’ll begin to look at any underlying issues, such as trauma, neglect, or other family of origin issues that are negatively impacting you and your functioning. 

Reach out today to find out more on how I can help.