It is not the job of a sex addiction therapist to determine what is sexually healthy for you. Certified Sex Addiction Therapists do not impose moral, cultural, or religious values on someone else’s sexuality. We provide client-centered and evidence-based treatment.
We want our clients to engage in behaviors that are healthy, safe and legal. We work collaboratively with our clients to determine a recovery plan which is unique to each client. Recovery is not a “one size fits all.”
The discovery of your partner’s secret sexual behaviors (whether it is contact or non-contact) can leave you feeling hurt, fear, numb, angry, hopeless, disgust, humiliation, shame, disbelief, rejection, embarrassment and despair. What you are experiencing is TRAUMA.
Partners need SUPPORT. They do not need to be blamed/shamed for the behaviors of their spouse/significant other. We are specifically trained with the tools and resources to support this type of trauma and to navigate and promote healing.
Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from experiencing a distressing event. Regardless of severity, a traumatic event can affect a person's sense of safety, sense of self and the ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships.
Although not all traumatic events will fit the criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD, these events can cause significant emotional damage. Failing to address the emotional suffering of any traumatic event may lead to cumulative damage over time.
At Upstate Recovery Center, we offer group workshops related to the following topics:
Intensives are a short-term, concentrated block of time to focus on your healing.