Sexual addiction comes with a lot of stigmas, especially here in Utah. You may need help but it can be very hard to admit it. Healing Paths, Inc., in Bountiful, specializes in treatment for this valid mental health problem.
Don’t succumb to the social pressure of feeling shame and embarrassment about a behavior addiction like uncontrollable sexual activity, but rather find practical solutions, with its accompanying healing, recovery, and newfound relationship satisfaction.
Are You Trapped?
Some people find themselves trapped in cycles where they are having mind-blowing, intense sexual experiences followed by deep emptiness, sadness, and shame.
Sometimes, the people you’re having sex with aren’t attractive or exciting to you, but you still find yourself doing it–trapped in a cycle that seems never to end.
Signs You May Have an Addiction to Sex
When you can’t stop:
- Paying for sex
- Engaging in high-risk sexual behavior with high-risk people
- Cheating on your partner or moving from one relationship to another
Despite experiencing negative consequences and significant disruptions to your life or wellbeing, you may be addicted to sex.
Addiction Thrives in Secret
It is not uncommon to have a lot of secrets related to sex when you are addicted to it. You may spend a lot of money in the pursuit of a sexual partner. STDs and other health problems can result. Your sexual behavior can feel out of control. You may have lovers in other cities, as well as children from those encounters, which you’re attempting to keep secret. Sex and the pursuit of it have taken over your life.
Are You Married to a Sex Addict?
The pain associated with being married to someone with a behavior addiction can be overwhelming and puts enormous stress on the relationship and all family members.
Many of the sex addicts we work with are very successful people, highly accomplished and well liked in their community. To that person, it doesn’t matter how successful they are or what they’ve accomplished–they are deeply unhappy and don’t know how to change their behavior.
Many sex addicts find it easier to sleep with strangers than to be fully understood by the people they care about the most and who want to be connected with them.
Start Living Honestly with Sexual Addiction in Bountiful, Utah
When you are addicted to sex, being entirely honest or accepted by someone else doesn’t feel like a possibility. People may like you a lot in social situations–the life of the party! But you’re often lonely, isolated, and consumed with the fear that you will end up completely alone and unhappy. Nobody gets to fully know who you are because you have to keep your out of control behavior a secret – you worry about being rejected if people really know who you are. Even platonic relationships can be a struggle; you might have experienced a lifetime of disappointment in your close relationships.
We’ve seen people who are addicted to sex come to get help under many different circumstances:
- A spouse or partner may have just discovered another affair and is threatening to leave.
- Sexual behavior may have escalated to include out of control drug use and other risky behavior.
- They may face the loss of a job due to inappropriate sexual relationships with coworkers or customers.
- Pending criminal charges due to illegal sexual behavior.
- Health problems related to sexually transmitted disease, while still not being able to stop having risky sex.
Our patients who suffer from sexual addiction are tired of running, tired of feeling worthless, tired of feeling their life is out of control, and tired of being unhappy.
Your Path to Healing from Sexual Addiction
When you reach out to Healing Paths for help with sexual addiction, you will find trained and competent therapists ready to assist you. We are trained by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, the gold standard for sex addiction treatment.
We have committed to understanding and treating a range of problematic sexual behavior. No two people are alike; sexual addiction appears and impacts our patients’ lives in different ways. We will work to thoroughly understand your specific concerns and tailor treatment to provide the maximum results.
Other Services Needed?
Sex addiction is rarely a stand-alone issue. Our cross-specialty training will allow us to provide you with cutting-edge treatment for relationships issues, substance use issues, and underlying emotional problems, all in-house with your therapist. We will work to understand and to reevaluate the sexual behaviors that are bringing you grief. You will work early on in treatment to develop a Healthy Sex Plan that will go beyond stopping problematic behavior, to helping yourself build the relationships you want.
Contact us now for your FREE 30-minute phone consultation with one of our Bountiful, Utah area Certified Sex Addiction Therapists.
You can start healing today; help is just around the corner!