Healthy Sexuality Alternative to 12 Step Programs
I use Evidence Based Practices that include a intentional blend of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy & Behavior Therapy. Each treatment plan is tailored to suit the unique needs of thinking people. My approach is accepting, a non-shaming and strength-based. The focus is on helping you understand the underlying causes so that the changes I help you create are sustainable.
Who I Work With
- Straight and gay men who have sexual behaviors that are out of control. Gay and straight men each have similarities however as a group, there are also significant differences.
- Women who have sexual behavior that feels out of control.
- Couples where there has been a betrayal and/or a violation of trust.
- Gender variant and gender non-conforming clients.
- Teens & adolescence are welcome.
Any sexual behavior that feels out of control, impulsive, compulsive or addictive. Whether it is pornography, hook-ups, chat rooms, infidelity, or any other sexual behavior that you want to change, I probably have experience treating it.
Assessing Each Situation
Three out of every four self-identified sex addicts I treat have untreated mental health conditions and/or untreated trauma, abuse and bullying in their history. Therefore, I assess each person thoroughly so we treat the whole person, not just the undesirable behavior.
I have been treating sex addiction, sexual impulsivity and compulsivity since 2006. I have treated countless individuals and couples who were suffering prior to starting therapy. I have taken and given countless trainings on sex addiction and out of control sexual behavior of all types.
I teach graduate level counseling students how to treat out of control sexual behavior each year at The University of Denver, The University of Colorado and other higher learning institutions throughout the state of Colorado. Recently, I was honored to be a member of a prestigious faculty brought together at Washington University in St. Louis where we taught many of the best and brightest clinicians from across the country about the leading edge treatment protocols for treating out of control sexual behavior.
Starting Your Process of Change
For many people, the best path to healing includes individual counseling for each person involved as well as couples counseling; and in some cases psychiatry and medication management. At that first session I can help you determine what you need and provide referrals to other highly qualified strength-based, non-shaming, supportive clinicians.