Sexual Addiction Therapists in California

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Eric Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT-S, EMDR
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have received specialized training as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and am trained in EMDR.
Has your addictive behavior gotten out of control? Are you struggling with pornography or compulsive sexual behavior? Do you need to repair damage caused in your relationship or rebuild trust? You are not alone and there is a way through it. I am the founder and clinical director of Pathway Therapy Center where we specialize in helping clients get through the crisis that addiction causes and work to find recovery and healing. Further, I offer weekly Men's recovery groups to help building community and reduce shame around addiction; an essential piece of the recovery process.
(925) 396-5267
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Christine Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I specialize in working with individuals/couples in recovery from sex addiction, pornography addiction, and/or love addiction. I also have experience supporting betrayed partners who are struggling to make sense of how best to move forward in the wake of traumatic discovery. In my work with couples affected by sexual addiction /betrayal, I focus on the relationship repair process. Couples therapy sessions are focused on providing immediate structure and tools to facilitate authentic communication skills and rebuild trust and connection.
(510) 892-5137 x17
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Oakland, CA 94611
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Cynthia Rinker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
My specialty is working with those struggling with sexual compulsivity, sexual problematic behavior, sexual addiction or have been arrested for sex offenses.
My therapeutic style is grounded in a humanistic approach and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy with a pragmatic, down-to-earth style. Each client's therapy is individualized, collaborative, and strengths based. I help clients learn to regulate and manage feelings that overwhelm them and negatively affect their thoughts, moods, and attitudes that, in turn, lead to destructive behavior. Whether it is anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, or relationship issues, individual clients come to understand their present circumstances in light of their past. I am committed to helping clients improve relationships and gain self knowledge.
(415) 578-7639
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Oasis Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Does your sexuality feel out of control? Are you struggling to control compulsive sexual behaviors? I can help. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) who can help you break free of these painful behaviors. Additionally, I specialize in couples therapy using Restoration Therapy, EMDR and perform individual and family therapy. As a group practice we work with clients of all backgrounds to help them create a happier and healthier future. Our compassionate, non-judgmental and positive approach will help you to feel comfortable and safe so that you can heal from the unique situation you are facing.
(619) 346-4433
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Sexual Recovery Program at CPCC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sexual addiction is a complex addiction but there is hope! Several members of the Sexual Recovery Program team are trained Certified, or Associate Sex Addiction Therapists certified through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Our team of specialists is passionate about working with people whose lives have been impacted by compulsive behavior and/or sexual trauma. The team is committed to helping individuals understand their behaviors and assist them in finding recovery through developing new habits for self-care, coping and personal insight. Taking this transformational journey can help individuals and couples move from a place of chaos into a life of wholeness and new relationships of trust and intimacy. The team uses evidence-based treatments to educate, motivate and equip individuals and couples to work towards healing.
(925) 326-4911
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San Ramon, CA 94583
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Paulette Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have devoted additional hours of study specalizing in resolving relational issues, attachment problems, sexual addiction , and spiritual problems.
YOU have a unique ability and drive towards health and wholeness mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to relate to others in meaningful ways. Due to various experiences or traumas, that natural process can become blocked causing depression, anxiety, and disconnection from others. I enjoy working toward establishing safe, fun ways to find FREEDOM to bring joy and fulfillment! I welcome the opportunity to help you in your journey!
(949) 529-5598
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Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Brooks Thome
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
There is successful treatment for sexual addiction and by working with a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, like myself, you will receive the cutting edge treatment model for sexual addiction recovery.
Is your relationship suffering as a result of your sexual behavior? Do you have sexual secrets like compulsive pornography use, infidelity, or out of control sexual acting out that are hurting a loved one and holding you back in your life? Have you recently learned you have been sexually betrayed by your partner and don't know where to turn? As an expert in treating sex and porn addiction and the relational trauma caused by such behaviors, I can help. I will create a non-judgmental space for you to establish lasting recovery and to heal your relationship so you can get your life back and your relationship right.
(916) 237-9828
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El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
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Brian Bensing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired of living a secret life and ashamed to let others know? Are you scared that someone may find out about your sexual behaviors, yet feel that you cannot stop what you are doing? Maybe you're the partner of a sex addict and feel betrayed and confused. Sexual addiction is powerful and dangerous, and there is help! I am accepting a limited number of clients. Call me today. Don't wait for things to get worse.
(408) 767-6816
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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Positive Approach Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My Sexual Addiction training is from Dr.
It is my passion to help inspire people to become who they can be. I believe is really does not matter where we come from, but who we want to become as people. I enjoy helping others through this journey of self understanding and empowerment to grow. You have the ability to become anyone you choose to be! An emotionally healthy grandparent, mother, father, child or adolescent. The sky is the limit from a successful, balanced, and gifted entrepreneur to getting sober and back on track from some of life's tragedies. Let's Do This!
(530) 319-5854
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Redding, CA 96001
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Sex Addiction Therapist Porn Meth Addiction Therapist California Florida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW CA, LCSW FL, CST, CCTP, MSW
Verified
Verified
Dae Ayres is a stigma free, sex positive, kink aware, sex worker aware, LGBTQ+ friendly therapist. I may be able to help you if you are struggling with depression, out of control sexual behavior, anxiety, self-esteem, alcohol abuse, men's issues, sleep or insomnia, marriage counseling or sex therapy, porn addiction, meth addiction, lack of intimacy, drug abuse, internet addiction, self-esteem, infidelity, trauma and PTSD, grief, transgender, gender identity, substance use, anxiety, stress, anger management, sexual addiction , codependency, addiction, sexual abuse, divorce, BDSM, Kink, Poly, Gay, Bisexual Lesbian, Queer, Questioning.
(619) 853-2924
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San Diego, CA 92104
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Gregory Pospisil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about the field of sexual addiction and recovery and compassionate for those who ask for help.
Many of us desire true belonging and intimacy in our lives but our fears and misperceptions of vulnerability get in our way. We are often also be burdened with feelings of unworthiness or shame. I can provide support and encouragement for anyone feeling stuck in their lives whether it is due to sex addiction or unresolved trauma. I can help you learn to embrace healthy vulnerability while also assisting you with shame reduction. I will provide empathic support as I encourage you to develop your voice of self-compassion as we work collaboratively to meet your goals.
(760) 227-6621
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Earl Klebe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist in Long Beach, California, who works with individuals struggling with compulsive sex or porn use and understand the impact of betrayal trauma on the partner and the relationship. I know how difficult it can be to break free from addictive behavior, and I am directive in my approach to therapy. I utilize a Task Centered approach based on the research of Dr. Patrick Carnes, the leading expert in the field of sexual addiction . Together we will start to repair the damage that has been done and work towards healing.
(562) 539-2324
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Long Beach, CA 90803
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Darrin G Ford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT, MBAT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you are struggling with the issue of Sexual Addiction we use proven interventions to help cope with shame and guilt.
The issues in life often leave us feeling alone, isolated, frustrated, and empty. By using mindfulness, I help you learn to cope and live a life that is centered and grounded in healthy choices; which, help mitigate these painful feelings. Make the call. Change your life. This is not an easy process, I agree, however, it is well worth it. Investing in your mental health is the single best choice you can make.
(562) 275-8905 x1
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Long Beach, CA 90806
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Anne Stirling Hastings - Intuitive
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
SEXUAL healing: I can listen to any story - those painful experiences that are hard to talk about, the struggles with how to use sexuality well. The sexual shame. I have heard it before. Come tell me what you haven't been able to say. It's all confidential. I help with abuse history when needed, sexual addiction , and issues of couples that interfere with loving each other. I have written books on how to heal sexuality individually or as a couple. I also work with smart and GIFTED people, understanding how it makes you feel separate, sometimes isolated. This can be because you really are different.
(805) 246-7770
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Camarillo, CA 93010
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Alex Lerza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This is the last time. I can stop anytime. It's not like I'm the only one who does this. If you, your partner or child has said these words you are not alone. My clients select me because I offer practical tools to stop compulsive behaviors, have hundreds of hours of training in sexual addiction , can treat the underlying issues with scientifically validated techniques and have an approach that is compassionate and relational. I take a holistic approach that integrates addict, partner and couples therapy which is critical to lasting change. Check out my website for more info: alexlerza.com
(408) 610-1356
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San Jose, CA 95124
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Don Diva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I'm best suited to treat relationship problems, depression, father wounds, men with sexual addiction and grief/loss issues.
Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you coping with the stress of life in destructive ways- by bottling up your feelings or acting out through addiction or in toxic relationships? You do not have to struggle alone. During the different stages of our lives, our relationships, and our family life cycle, we can get stuck in certain places. As your therapist we would work together to help you find what you need so that you can move through these stuck places, experience healthier relationships, find hope and be free from destructive behaviors.
(714) 882-5711 x3
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Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Timothy Koford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT Ca
Verified
Verified
I am trained in the LifeSTAR model of Sexual Addiction Recovery (www.
Are you having difficulty with depression? Do you find less satisfaction in activities you once enjoyed? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Are you concerned about the amount to time you, or someone you care about spends viewing pornography? I believe that you have within you the ability to heal. I also know that there are many times when it seems that life is too hard to face your problems alone.
(559) 257-4381
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Visalia, CA 93291
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Jacob W Oliver
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using a task based model, I also work with those struggling with sexual addiction .
I work with those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, traumatic pasts and the general stresses of life. Those feeling empty, drained and at their last stretch can find their second wind with new tools and a new understanding of life.
(626) 316-6906
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San Diego, CA 92108
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Jackson Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, CSAT-S, CST, CATC-IV
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Counseling Center for Sexual Health focuses on the clinical treatment of sexuality-related issues among individuals and couples. Located in Westlake Village, CCSH provides intensive outpatient programs and therapy for sex addiction/sexually problematic behaviors, sexual health concerns and partners impacted by sex addiction in Westlake Village. Jackson Sousa, director of CCSH holds a California Alcohol and Drug Educator certificate and is a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT ) and certified sexual addiction therapist supervisor (CSAT-S). Jackson also is an AASECT certified sex therapist (CST), and works with issues such as sexual disorders and dysfunctions, gender identity confusion, and a variety of sexually-related problems.
(805) 288-7782 x1
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Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Doug Zabriskie
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA
Verified
Verified
I believe that most people want to be emotionally balanced, have deep and meaningful personal relationships and be productive members of their communities. We all have some difficulties in these areas and could use some objective, expert help. I help you identify roadblocks to effective and healthy coping with life's complexities. I offer: couples and family counseling, men's growth groups, men's sexual addiction recovery groups and help for their partner, and individual therapy. I use multiple modalities which EMDR (for trauma, anxiety, and stress relief), Feeling States Addiction Protocols, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
(619) 586-5559
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San Diego, CA 92101
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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.