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, attachment-focused, behavioral lens.

 

When sex, pornography viewing, or masturbation become the primary sources for coping with 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:

 45-minute initial consultation session 

3-4 session mental health, relational, and sexual health history assessment

50-60-minute Clinical Recommendations & Goal Setting session 

 

This comprehensive assessment approach will lay the foundation for our work together. From there we can 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 Certified 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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