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Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Problematic sexual behaviors can leave individuals feeling trapped in shame and despair, with relationships strained and self-worth diminished. Through therapy, there is hope for reclaiming control, rebuilding relationships, and rediscovering a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.

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Understanding Problematic Sexual Behaviors: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Problematic sexual behaviors, also referred to as "sex addiction" and compulsive sexual behaviors, can disrupt individuals' lives, relationships, and overall well-being, leading to feelings of shame, guilt, and distress. Recognizing the signs and seeking appropriate treatment are crucial steps toward healing and recovery. At VTC, we offer compassionate support and effective treatment options for individuals struggling with problematic sexual behaviors.

Symptoms of Compulsive Sexual Behaviors:

Problematic sexual behaviors are characterized by a persistent pattern of sexual urges or behaviors that are difficult to control and often lead to negative consequences. Common symptoms may include:​

  • Difficulty controlling or limiting sexual behaviors

  • Spending excessive time engaging in sexual activities

  • Using sex as a coping mechanism for stress, anxiety, or other emotional issues

  • Continuation of sexual behaviors despite negative consequences, such as relationship problems, legal issues, or negative impact on work or social life

  • Feelings of shame, guilt, or distress related to sexual behaviors

Individual Therapy Options

Individual therapy sessions provide a safe and confidential space to explore the underlying factors contributing to problematic sexual behaviors and develop strategies for healing and recovery. Your therapist will help you understand triggers, manage urges, and address underlying emotional issues. Individual therapy offers personalized support tailored to each client's unique needs, empowering them to reclaim control over their behaviors and build a healthier relationship with sexuality.

Group Treatment Options

In addition to individual therapy, we offer group treatment options for individuals seeking support and connection with others on a similar journey. Led by an experienced therapist specializing in problematic sexual behavior treatment, group sessions provide a supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences, gain insight, and learn from others' perspectives. Group therapy offers participants a sense of community and solidarity, fostering healing and growth through shared understanding and mutual support.

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