Sexual and Porn Addiction Therapy

Understanding Sexual and Porn Addiction

Understanding these kinds of addictions is the first step to receiving help. A sexual addiction is a condition that causes a person to be excessively preoccupied with sexual thoughts and behaviors or pornographic content. Now, it’s important to understand that this isn’t the same thing as a person having a high libido. In most cases, sex addictions will highly disrupt a person’s day-to-day life and possibly impact their relationships. A person suffering from this sort of addiction will spend an extreme amount of time and means fulfilling their sexual urges.
Often porn addicts live under the preconception that they can manage their symptoms on their own, but like any other addiction, the condition will not simply go away on its own. There are professionals who can help a person overcome these challenges and help them better control their sexual urges. Reach out and receive the hope and help that you deserve through Northwest EMDR Therapy.

What is Sexual Addiction Therapy?

A sexual addiction, otherwise known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition that causes a person to obsessively engage with sexual thoughts and behavior. Because of this addiction, those suffering from it will often engage in sexual activities regardless of the negative impact it has on themselves or others. Treatment for Sexual addictions usually involves a combination of Psychotherapy and medication.

By finding the right medication and dosage, the patient will then be better able to control their thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy can help the patient discover their triggers for unhealthy sexual behavior with their doctor and find treatment for their symptoms. This way, the patient can tap into their motivation and channel it into changing their negative behaviors.

What is Porn Addiction Therapy?

According to the Sexual Recovery Institute, A porn addiction can be described as someone who spends 11 hours a week viewing porn. Receiving therapy for porn addiction can provide the patient with the means to overcome their negative behaviors. Therapists can work with you to discover the tools you need to heal. Addiction loosens its grip on someone once they start receiving professional help and use the skills they’ve learned to change their life.

Key Symptoms and Root Causes of Sexual and Porn Addiction

Signs of Sex/Porn Addiction:

  • Compulsive engagement in sexual activities
  • Excessive and uncontrollable consumption of pornography
  • Neglect of personal and professional responsibilities
  • Strained relationships due to persistent sexual behaviors or porn usage

Causes of Sex/Porn Addiction:

  • Emotional or psychological traumas
  • A desire for escapism or relief
  • Biological predispositions
  • Societal pressures or environmental factors

Addiction Therapy Treatment Options

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, teaches those recovering from addiction to find a connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions. This helps the patient understand what triggers a negative behavior and work to stop it.

Family Therapy

This kind of therapy involves improving the relationship between each member of your family. Allowing each member to express themselves in a healthy way allows all of you to face the negative impacts the addiction has had and overcome it together.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a type of talk therapy for those who have experienced strong emotions very intensely. It focuses primarily on high-risk patients with tough-to-treat symptoms through the use of mindfulness and acceptance.

Individual Addiction Therapy

Individual Addiction Therapy offers one-on-one mental health treatment. This allows the therapist to personalize the visit to suit the patient’s individual and unique needs. It involves setting goals and learning how to manage one’s triggers to live a fuller and healthier life.

Group Addiction Therapy

Group Addiction Therapy has proven to be a powerful tool for overcoming addiction. It typically involves a group of 6-12 clients with 1-2 therapists. By seeing others in similar situations and learning from each other, a patient suffering from addiction is able to feel a sense of unity and empowerment to overcome their addiction.

Why Choose Northwest EMDR Therapy for Sexual/Porn Addiction

Here at Northwest EMDR Therapy, we understand the need for customized solutions for our clients. Every person is different, and every addiction therapy tactic should be personalized. We help our clients not only develop the skills and strategies they need but also show them their own amazing power throughout the healing process. Discover the underlying causes for your addiction and a team that is dedicated to helping our patients overcome them. Our goal is to help people to live a healthy, fulfilling life. There is strength and power in asking for help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Northwest EMDR and give yourself the chance to recover confidently. Contact us today and learn more about our addiction therapy services.