Sexual Addiction Therapists in Palm Desert, CA

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Jeff Walker
Psychologist, MDiv, MA, DMin, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Work in ANGER MANAGEMENT, SEXUAL ADDICTION , and COMMUNICATION are specializations.
Are you ready for help with personal life challenges that may feel overwhelming or hopeless? Do you want to acquire skills and gain insights that will move you toward a healthier and brighter future? ANGER MANAGEMENT; SEX ADDICTION; CYBERSEX Addiction; Emotional Intelligence; Depression; Mid-Life Crisis; Marital Conflict & Communication; Intimacy Impairment; Childhood Trauma; Adult Children of Alcoholic challenges and Control Issues are my areas of specialization. In a comfortable, compassionate and supportive environment, I will assist you in evaluating core beliefs, feelings and behaviors. Together, we will develop effective and efficient solutions to problems you are facing. You can move forward!
(760) 237-8951
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Barbara Kreedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I go to the core of your issue in the first session. I am actively involved asking questions, hearing not only what you say but what you are really saying. A client who wants to work, grow, and change unwanted behavior is perfect for my approach. I work well with both men and women treating past hurts, narcissism, sexual addictions, and more.
(760) 354-8907
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Clint Newell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
How many hours have you spent on the internet and telling your family that it was for work or for school when it was porn? How many times have you told yourself that you would quit or at least cut down? You do not have to wait until your family finds out before you reach out for help. Pornography addiction can be as real as drug addiction and it can ruin relationships and even get you fired. Spouses often see the use of porn as cheating, even if you do not.
(442) 267-3447
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Cynthia Stava
LPCC, CSAT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with porn, sex, or chem/sex addiction, and telling yourself that you can stop whenever you want to? Would you rather spend time on your device than be with friends, family, and loved ones? Have you tried to stop but become overwhelmed with anxiety or other negative emotions? There is help. Maybe your partner is looking at porn or acting out sexually? Are you constantly checking your partner's internet history, email accounts, and text message history? You might even be feeling crazy! Maybe your partner has said, "it's just porn. Why are you so upset?" or they are trying to shift the blame to you? There is help!
(442) 262-1151
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Darcy Aviles
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame? Do you feel like you keep sabotaging all of your relationships? Wish you could feel more in control of your life? Porn addiction and other compulsive behaviors in adolescence and adulthood can turn lives upside down. Feeling anxious and alone can damage our relationships with ourselves and others.
(760) 970-8201
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Matt Misuraca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I create a safe environment for people to heal & grow. I believe people are resilient and capable of amazing things. I help individuals, couples and families navigate through difficult times. Let's work together to identify new goals & possible solutions. My approach to helping is based on respect, empowerment and finding solutions.
(760) 284-3185
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Deborah Meints-Pierson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a licensed therapist for thirty years, Director of the Coachella Valley's most successful counseling center, and host of "It's A Family Affair" on Time Warner Television for ten years, I've helped people with a wide range of personal challenges. I see individuals on a path of spiritual growth and personal transformation. Many of my clients have experienced trauma and are seeking higher answers to life's most difficult questions.
(760) 498-1439
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Dawn Therese Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Individual, couples and family counseling is offered in a warm and comfortable environment! I help individuals and couples work through difficult life experiences in a nurturing and loving way, and assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult life situations. I specialize in infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during the healing process.
(760) 334-5580
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Windows of Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Palm Desert individual, couples and family counseling offered in a warm and comfortable environment! We help individuals and couples work through difficult life processes in a nurturing and loving way. We assist your process offering effective communication practices and tools to work through even the most difficult situations. We specialize with mental health counseling in Palm Desert and Long Beach dealing with infidelity, blended family difficulties, life transition, anger management, substance abuse and dependence, and healthy communication practices. We look forward to hearing from you.
(310) 928-2319
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Kia Ebadat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Coach
Verified
Verified
Have you been feeling stuck or limited? Do you believe that you will never feel loved or appreciated? Do you feel that no matter what you do the outcomes are always the same? Or no matter how hard you try you will never be good enough and fail? Well it is not a coincidence. We create negative beliefs and meanings (from our childhood) about ourselves to create these issues. Have you ever said to yourself over and over again "I'll never find love?" or "I'll probably fail" Well, they are not true, but you made it your reality through habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.
(760) 314-1503
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Stacy Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CADC II
Verified
Verified
Do you feel that you can't be yourself or worry about authentically expressing who you are and what your needs are for fear of rejection? Therapy can be a safe and secure way to express yourself and explore ways to transform and increase well being. As a partner, we can identify the tools and solutions that will work best for you. I believe while life’s challenges provide us an opportunity to persevere in situations, behaviors may result as a way to meet that need or situation. I work with you, as a partner to help you identify the solutions that will meet your unique and personal needs.
(760) 428-1490
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Frances Jacobs
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified
Verified
Addiction is a Disease. Many people afflicted with this Disease have been shamed, suffered horrible consequences, lost families and self-respect. I want to help educate each person who questions what is wrong with them and wants help. There is help out there for each person and all the families who are looking for answers.
(760) 299-7918
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Richard S Sinacola
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
In my nearly 40 years of teaching and clinical experience I have treated a variety of issues, but specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship, and sexual issues. I also have extensive experience in substance abuse and behavioral addictions such as obsessive spending and porn addiction. In addition, I also treat religious guilt and help others deal with issues related to spirituality and grief. I tailor the treatment to each person for the greatest personal effectiveness. I do so with many years of clinical experience and a professional and compassionate approach. I am licensed in both CA and MI.
(442) 245-3704
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Private Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Four 75 Minute Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Does Not Work). During these 4 to 6 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(760) 654-6534
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dr. Kristine Kepp
PhD, MA, BA
Whether you are looking for Individual, Couple, Family or Grioup Psychotherapy, today you are one step closer to a new you. The path of personal growth is exhilarating and empowering. Regardless of the modality I use, I am solution focused and my goal is to help you discover and uncover your highest potential. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to transform them into powerful assets for the present and future. By applying complementary psychotherapy approaches and teniques, I will help you unearth and extinguish longstanding behavioral patterns and negative perceptions. As the result of our work together you will experience a complete transformation of mind, body and spirit. you will be walking in a totally new direction.
(424) 365-8434
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Susan Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I can see the potential for true "health" in every individual and am positive and excited about each client. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, an MFT license, an MA in Counseling Psychology, an MS in Secondary Ed/Business, & a BS in Fash Merch/Sciences. I was always led to the power of the mind and the cause/effect of family & other relationships on mental health. Psychology is my true calling, gift, and passion. Everyone needs to briefly uncover perceptions from the past and recognize how these perceptions can block us from living a balanced life in the present.
(310) 717-3138
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Amy Austin
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In your therapy," I WON'T JUST SIT AND NOD." I'll be an active participant in your therapy. I specialize in individual, couple, family and addiction therapy from anxiety, depression to relationship challenges. I can help with a blend of warmth, compassion, guidance utilizing workable tools in a safe therapeutic milieu. I'll support you to identify, explore, and work through those scary, but telling truths. Your truths! Not thoughts and behaviors that you've lived that keep you emotionally stuck, tied to your history, and in pain! Let's work to leave behind patterns of dis-ease, discovering an empowered, real and wonderful YOU!
(760) 978-6992
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Ari Regar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in one on one therapy, as well as couples therapy, and family therapy where I utilize my background in clinical psychology to provide coping skills for individuals who are experiencing emotional distress. I'm grateful for having earned the respect of my professional colleagues, where I have been enlisted as a consultant to doctors in need of professional guidance. I know the vital impact of "great therapy," and I will work with you in a genuine way, illuminating profound insights which lead to lasting life changes and personal growth.
(760) 348-8677
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Jennifer Mcvey
CHT
Change your mind and you change your life. You are important, powerful and valuable. You create your life. Hypnosis accesses the part of your mind that controls your emotions, behaviors and body. You are truly the master of your life. By working with the part of mind that brings your manifestations into fruition [it] makes everything in your world flow smoother, easier and simpler than you have ever imagined. Your mind is amazing; Isn't it time you utilized all aspects of it?
(760) 621-5774
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Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Ray Montella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Ray Montella provides Individual, Couples, and family Therapy; Clinical Assessments, and Psychological Evaluations for both adults and teens. If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction or a mental health condition and is seeking help, call our team today for a free confidential assessment. My goal is to get you some tools, insight and relief to help alleviate symptoms and get you back to the life you want to live.
(760) 561-5124
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Sexual Addiction Therapists

When should someone seek treatment for sex addiction?

People should seek treatment for sex addiction if they cannot control their sexual thoughts or behaviours to the point that it disrupts their ability to function in daily life, for example by threatening their finances, career, or relationships. This may include spending an excessive amount of time obsessing over sex, planning sex, watching pornography, or masturbating, as well as consistently engaging in risky sexual activities, using sex to escape distressing feelings, or attempting yet failing to control sexual behavior.

What are the most common treatment options for sex addiction?

Psychotherapy is the most common treatment for sex addiction; therapy helps patients better understand their compulsive thoughts and behaviors and develop strategies to manage their desires. Therapy may be supplemented by medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-androgens, and the alcohol and substance use medication Naltrexone, as well as support groups, such as 12-step programs.

How long does therapy take for sex addiction?

Recovering from compulsive behavior takes time and effort. There’s no precise timeline for treatment, but research suggests 12 therapy sessions may be enough to see change. Treatment for sexual compulsions requires honesty in therapy, a commitment to understanding triggers and developing coping skills, and potential lifestyle changes such as cutting out alcohol or drugs.

What if sex addiction is left untreated?

Compulsive sexual behavior can have serious repercussions if left unaddressed. For example, if sexual obsessions consume the vast majority of a person’s time, they may lose their job. If they can’t stop paying for sex, their finances may suffer. If they’re dishonest in their relationships, their partner may leave them. If they consistently feel shame, they may struggle with anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Therapy can help people develop the tools to manage sexual thoughts and behaviors that feel uncontrollable.