LCSW, LISAC, CSAT Supervisor
Therapy ~ EMDR ~
Sexual Compulsivity or Aversion
Do you think you or someone
you know might
have problems stopping romantic or
sexual thoughts or behaviors - commonly referred to as sexual addiction
addiction? Or perhaps is terrified of
sexuality, being sexual or physically intimate - sometimes called
sexual anorexia or sexual aversion? Or may be at risk for
behaviors? Please be pro-active. These problems don't just go away on
their own when ignored.
The questionnaires you'll fill out are only available to Certified Sex
Addiction Therapists, and combined with a clinical
interview, can help you decide if you
are sexually addicted or anorexic, how severe your sex addiction might
be, and give you some resources to begin healing.
If you think you are sexually out of
control or have other sexual concerns:
No Cost: You can
go to several different 12-Step non-professional groups.
Check your local phone book, on the web, or
the hospital crisis lines or Hotlines. Some to look
for include SA, SAA, SLAA, SCA, CSA (for the addict), and S-Anon, COSA,
CO-SLAA and CODA (for the family member).*
Low Cost: You can
ask hospitals and crisis lines and give you names of low-cost
professionally facilitated groups, or individual therapy, or counselors
who take insurance.
Some Cost: You
could be reimbursed for your out-of-pocket expenses when you see an
out-of-network provider. Many of my clients are able to receive
authorization for a number of visits for the year (e.g. 20 or more).
Self-Pay: If you
want complete confidentiality and are willing to pay for expert,
clinical assessment and treatment, then please contact Anna
Valenti-Anderson at 623-695-0064, or send an email to schedule an
appointment for a Sexual Assessment. Your assessment usually
consists of your coming in for a face-to-face session,
completing a few questionnaires online and on paper, and then
meeting for a second follow-up session to review the
questionnaires that measured your risk for
sexual addiction/anorexia, post-traumatic stress symptoms, related
neurotransmitter linkages, and severity of symptoms and tentative
treatment recommendations. YOU make the
decision to continue
therapy or follow-up.
the client, must call to schedule the appointment or to speak with
one of our
representatives. Although it's tempting to call and give us the phone
number or email for your loved one, we only call clients.
- Partner and Family Support: If you suspect that
your partner or loved one has sexual dependency or anorexia issues,
please find support for yourself. This might include your own
individual therapy, reading
some suggested recovery literature, or attending your own 12-Step
meetings (such as
Al-Anon, S-Anon, COSA, CO-SLAA, CODA, SLAA, ACOA, Emotions Anonymous).
This helps YOU maintain your boundaries. Remember, you cannot force
someone to be well.
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