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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, masturbation, or sex 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. 

 

Learn more about PSB & Sex Therapy Rates

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