Do you specialize in treating out-of-control sexual behavior or “sex addiction?”
Yes. I am certified as a Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior (S-PSB) by the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). I worked at a sex addiction treatment center for more than four years, where I developed programming, ran groups and provided clinical supervision. I present on the topic of out-of-control sexual behavior regularly and have served on committees that examine the connection between addiction and psychotherapy. I also specialize in working with substance use issues and use a highly customized and collaborative approach.
Do you only help people with addiction issues?
No. I specialize in treating out-of-control sexual behaviors and substance use issues, but I have advanced post-graduate psychotherapy training to address many issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loneliness, and intimacy issues. I apply what I know about addictive behaviors to people feeling "stuck" and having difficulty breaking out of self-defeating life patterns.
How long does therapy last?
It depends. I’ve seen people make dramatic changes in less than six months and others have needed multiple years. It depends on how serious the nature of the problem is, how long the problem has existed and how committed to the process of therapy the person is. Some people see therapy as a meaningful, but time-limited phase in their life. Others come to see it as an ongoing commitment to their mental health.
What frequency do you recommend for therapy?
Every person brings something unique to the table so every situation is different. In the beginning, though, I generally recommend once a week. If it’s financially viable and appropriate, twice a week or more can speed up the process. But once a week gives us a chance to establish a rhythm and get a sense of what is going on. After some stabilization and progress has occurred, sometimes people ask to go to every other week and sometimes they ask to increase their frequency. It all depends.
What are your hours?
I generally work from 12-9 Monday thru Thursday. And 1-6 on Friday.
What kinds of payment do you take?
Credit cards, cash or checks.