Sex & Porn Addictions. CSAT Model of Recovery
If you feel that some of your sexual behaviors are inconsistent with your cited sexual preferences or emotional well-being (as indicated by the guilt and shame post sexual encounter), then you could be in some stage of a sexual addiction. Here, we use a variety of sources to determine the stage of sexual addiction you or a loved one might be facing. You can expect to be greeted by our therapists in a non judgmental space, lacking expectations of what is “normal” sexual behaviors. Instead, our help comes in the form of you dictating what is your ideals of sexual health. Our job is to help you sort through all your previous misinformation, or exposure in order for you to clear your slate, and develop a sex plan that is aligned with your cited values, preferences and optimal health.
See Clinician Bio: Julie McDevitt, Hillary Hause & Arrie Simpson
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Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Drugs and Alcohol have long threatened the well-being of individuals and families. We offer outpatient mental health services and group services to help those struggling with sobriety and how to “stay stopped.” Our therapist follow the task model, through the 12 steps of AA and/or 8 tasks of Refuge Recovery, depending on which philosophy is most aligned with the individual client.
See Clinician Bios: Julie McDevitt, LCPC & Hillary Hause, LPC
Video Game Disorder
Like other process addictions, clinicians can use the diagnosis when the gaming interfere with the functioning of daily living. According to WHO, there has to be a consistent pattern of persistent gaming behavior in which people replace other activities with more time gaming. Then, the amount of gaming, over other interests and activities begins to disrupt their relationships with other people, family members, or their ability to be successful in other areas of daily living.
The person who need to be symptomatic for one year to be recognized by the WHO. However, waiting to intervene increases the likelihood of compulsive behavior and harder for the brain to tolerate withdrawal of the behavior.
Gaming disorder is a process disorder. Process disorders involve participating in an activity with the following characteristics:
- lacking control over their gaming habits
- prioritizing gaming over other interests and activities
- continuing gaming despite its negative consequences
The amount of gaming must also interfere with one of the following:
- family life
- social life
- personal life
Therapy involves individual and family work. Our clinicians are trained to deliver task model with the following outcomes in mind:
* Set the standard for recovery from addiction in a way that is non-judgmental, compassionate and empowering.
* Reclaim your freedom from acting compulsively.
* Avoid Relapse
* Access resources and support
See Clinician Bio: Hillary Hause, LPC & Julie McDevitt, LCPC