Sex Addiction Therapy in Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ 07450
"A non-shaming, sex-positive approach to treating problematic sexual concerns."

How do you support clients with problematic sexual behavior?

I view problematic sexual behavior through a sex-positive, "whole person" lens.

 

When pornography viewing or masturbation become the primary sources for coping with trauma or unmet emotional, sexual, or relational needs, it has the potential to impact day-to-day life. 


In an effort to gather a holistic picture of your concerns I take a comprehensive approach to assessment and goal setting.

 

This assessment will consist of:

3-4 session Mental Health, Relational, & Sexual Health History Assessment

50-60-minute Clinical Picture Review & Goal Setting Session 

 

This comprehensive assessment approach will lay the foundation for our work together. From there, we can begin to make sense of your current concerns from a larger, more interconnected perspective, taking into consideration the mind, body, emotions, and their connection to lived experiences, past/current relationships with others, and view of self.

 

Through our work together we will identify additional ways to cope with and meet identified unmet needs in sex-positive, compassion-focused ways that align with your personal, sexual, and relationship values

"Sex-Positive therapy that's tailored to you."

Why don't you practice from a sex addiction model?

Short answer: Major health organizations including WHO, APA, and AASECT expressed their views on a sex addiction framework, siting insufficient research to prove that problematic sexual behavior is an addiction-based concern. 

 

As a Sex Therapist, I practice from a sex-positive framework. Sex addiction treatment can at times be pathologizing, implementing tools that are shaming and counterintuitive to basic human sexuality research. I believe that sex, pornography, and masturbation are all pleasurable outlets that a person can and should enjoy when they are engaging with them in a way that is...

Honest

Aligns with their personal values

Respectful of the consent, sexual safety, and autonomy of those that they are romantically and/or sexually connected to.

Does insurance cover therapy for problematic sexual behavior?

Insurance is not accepted for sexual health-related therapy. 

 

I understand the importance of affordable mental and sexual health services. provide a reduced rate/sliding scale rate that most will qualify for. 

 

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