Common questions about sexually compulsive behavior are listed below. If you need more information and think talking one-on-one with a professional therapist would help you or a loved one, please contact us to schedule a private consultation.

1. How do I know that I need therapy?
Here are some things that may be happening with you:
  • I keep getting involved with the same type of people over and over.
  • I can't tell anyone how I really feel.
  • I use alcohol, drugs, food or sex to dull emotional pain (or my partner does.)
  • I have been diagnosed with an STD and I am monogamous. I don't understand.
  • My partner is abusive to me and/or I lash out at my partner uncontrollably.
  • I like to stay busy, because if I allow myself to sit down and get still, my feelings start to overwhelm me.
  • I have trouble sleeping.
  • I eat when I'm not hungry to comfort myself.
  • My partner doesn't meet my needs (or my partner is unhappy that I don't meet his/her needs.)
  • I feel disconnected from myself at times.
  • I often feel anxious, sad, or depressed, and I don't know why.
  • I know something is wrong in my relationship, but I don't quite know what it is.
  • I find myself exhibiting anger at others that is out of proportion to the situation.
  • I want to stop my compulsive behavior but I can't, even though I have tried.
  • I feel my partner is demanding & controlling, but I put up with it because I'm afraid he or she will leave.
  • I feel I have to compete with the computer/TV/work to get my partner's attention.
  • I suspect my partner is unfaithful, but I can't prove it. He/she tells me I'm imagining things. I don't know what to believe or how to act anymore.
  • If people really knew me, they wouldn't love me.
  • "We're always fighting and yelling, but we never really talk"
  • I spend too much time on the internet.
In other words, ANYONE needs therapy from time to time. We do not adhere to a medical model of doing therapy i.e. that you are sick. We all suffer as part of living, some more than others. The benefits of therapy are numerous, not only to heal from obvious problems, such as addictions, but to further get to know who we are and to live our lives abundantly.
2. How can you help me?
3. What can True Self Transitions offer couples who are dealing with sexually compulsive behavior?
4. What if my partner is seeing another therapist?
5. Do I have to attend 12 step meetings to get free of my addiction?
6. Will I have to attend 12 step meetings for the rest of my life?
7. When may I do trauma work?
8. What do you offer the GLBT community?
9. Do you use any other treatment modalities besides talk therapy?
10. What is Reiki?
11. What is EMDR?
12. What is spiritual counseling? Is this the same as religious counseling or pastoral counseling?
13. What is Sex Addiction?
14. What are some of the characteristics of addiction? A brain disease
15. How does sex addiction develop?
16. How is the diagnosis of Sexual Addiction made?
17. What about the spouse or partner of the person who suffers from sexual addiction?
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