Sexual Addiction Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Christian Counseling Associates Raleigh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Mike and Rhonda Garrett provide trusted Christian counseling and life coaching for individuals and couples in North Raleigh, NC. We specialize in marriages, communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, sexual addiction , trauma (EMDR), spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, grief and repairing and restoring relationships. We also offer adolescent and adult individual therapy and cover a broad range of needs and requests. Over 35 years of marriage, counseling, and ministry experience.
(919) 439-6343
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Raleigh, NC 27615
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Bill Venable
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHCS
Verified
15 Endorsed
Verified
15 Endorsed
Other treatment areas include sexual addiction , marriage, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative issues, personality and family-of-origin issues, self-image issues, premarital counseling, conflict resolution and communication.
Do you want to find a place where you can be authentic and feel safe? My desire is to provide an environment for emotional and spiritual healing. As a Christian counselor, I seek to weave eternal truths in with healing prayer in a way that brings about lasting change and transformation. I am a Certified HeartSync Minister and since 2010, I have taken a special interest in implementing the HeartSync method developed by Andy Miller, LCSW to bring lasting healing to places in the soul that have received trauma, emotional pain and deep hurts.
(919) 759-5833
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Raleigh, NC 27606
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Andres E Hernandez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced therapist versed in multiple treatment modalities helping adults experiencing depressive and anxiety disorders, transitional difficulties due to divorce, death, birth and illness, trauma, as well as sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity disorders, including online difficulties.
The process of change is difficult and painful. While no one can be spared from the pain of life, psychotherapy that focuses on value- and purpose-driven living offers the greatest promise of satisfaction. I will work diligently to help you find, remove and heal from obstacles that have been impeding your joy, self-worth, intimacy with others, and overall fulfillment in life. Let me help you achieve the best possible version of yourself, while finding freedom from shame, self-condemnation, unnecessarily guilt and worry, unhealthy relationship patterns that keep you unsatisfied, empty and disappointed.
(984) 459-7372
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Raleigh, NC 27615
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Nick DeJesus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is that of a “fellow traveler” who takes the journey alongside of you in a way that is calm, open, supportive, empathic, and actively engaged with you at all times. I bring a unique existential approach to counseling that helps you in the “here and now,” and daily lived experiences of your life. I work with couples and individual’s ages 13-70. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, intimacy issues (physical and emotional), LGBTQIA issues, men’s issues, marital conflict, sexual addiction , and complex personal life struggles. There is space here for you!
(919) 646-3816
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Raleigh, NC 27609
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Jeffrey Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Subspecialties in our practice include: the treatment of sexual addiction on an individual, couple, and group therapy level; treating anxiety and depression in individual therapy through the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies, and Mindfulness approaches.
www.CouplesCounseling.com: As Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists devoted to helping people, we offer psychotherapy to individual adults, and couples through Carolina Counseling & Wellness Center, PC. Our specialty is couples counseling - helping couples discover solutions to problems that lead to more fulfilling relationships. Our practitioners are: Jeff Levy, LMFT and Dr. Toni Rabinowitz, Ph.D, LMFT. Each with over 25 experience, we share expertise and similar perspectives on couples counseling. Please visit our website at www.CouplesCounseling.com to learn more about us.
(919) 666-3151
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Raleigh, NC 27616
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Wendy Lehnertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe it's not only important but essential for individuals and couples to have a safe, non-judgemental space to share and work through problems. I have nearly twenty years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with destructive relationship patterns, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sexual and intimacy disruptions (such as infidelity, sexual addiction , past sexual abuse, etc), trauma and abuse, domestic violence, depression, and grief.
(919) 343-9011
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Raleigh, NC 27603
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Mark Christopher Harol
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy relationships and productive, satisfying lives. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, anger issues, or a difficult situation, a sense that somehow your life is not working out as you'd like. I have additional extensive training in Sex Therapy and sex addiction. I have been a corporate CEO, and am retired from the USAF with 22 years of service to this great country. It would be my privilege to work with you. Two office locations; Raleigh and Holly Springs. I offer Video Teletherapy and I'm a certified distance counselor.
(984) 333-5796
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Raleigh, NC 27605
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Terrence W Graham
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, DCC, CS-I, CBTS
Verified
Verified
My name is Terrence W. Graham and I am a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where I earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1993 and a Masters of Science Degree in Agency Counseling in 1998. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Distance Credentialed Counselor, Clinical Supervisor-Intern for the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board, and a Certified Bariatric Treatment Specialist. My professional background includes over 15 years of counseling experience. In addition to owning Graham Moore & Clark, LLC, I was a Child Therapist for the School Based Mental Health Team.
(919) 582-7676
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Raleigh, NC 27620
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Eric Fesmire
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LCMHCA
Verified
Verified
I strive to create an environment where you can explore, engage, and rewrite your life-script. We all live from our own unique scripts, the stories we tell ourselves everyday about who we are, where we come from, and what we're capable of. Sometimes these scripts trap us in behaviors and states of mind that harm us and keep us from living a rich life. In counseling, we engage these bad scripts, whether they are anxiety, depression, addiction, relational issues, shame, family issues, or others. My job is to give you the resources to rewrite these bad scripts and live from new, healthy ones. Change is possible. Help is available.
(919) 694-4187
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Raleigh, NC 27606
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Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LCSW
Verified
23 Endorsed
Verified
23 Endorsed
Sex & porn addiction, affair recovery, sexuality issues, internet addiction, and substance addiction are my specialties. I also work with trauma/PTSD (EMDR), depression and anxiety. Not just endless talk, talk, talk that goes nowhere. I use multiple evidence-based mental health treatments combined with genuine compassion and care so that my clients feel better sooner. If they're open to it, I often give my clients specific handouts or homework to do during the week. I don't believe in forcing the client to do something that isn't working. I begin where you are.
(919) 746-7779
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Raleigh, NC 27609
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Sophia Caudle
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, CSAT-S, CST, CTCT
Verified
Verified
In my clinical practice, I work with adults and adolescents regarding a wide range of life's emotional and behavioral challenges, and provide services in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, sex addiction, love addiction, internet and pornography addiction, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, grief/loss, parenting support, social skills training, mindfulness based living, and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach and utilize effective techniques tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to support their personal growth and overall peace and well-being.
(919) 382-0288
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Raleigh, NC 27616
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Lawrence Ellsworth, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. I have significant experience providing clinical services for children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. I was a clinician and program supervisor at Wake County Mental Health/Human Services where I developed and managed an innovative treatment program for children and families dealing with sexual abuse. I also provide clinical supervision, consultation and mental health trainings around North Carolina through the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).
(919) 883-4240
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Raleigh, NC 27610
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Seth J Dennis
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD, HSP-P
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I treat a wide variety of clinical disorders such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and personality disorders. However, I specialize in the treatment of addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sexually compulsive behaviors better known as “sex addiction.” The reason I don’t prefer that term is because it oversimplifies both the subjective experience and the symptoms. For example, overuse of pornography, or countless hours spent browsing single’s ads online doesn’t necessarily involve sex, but it can be compulsive.
(919) 344-0850
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Raleigh, NC 27601
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William Bixler
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT
Verified
Verified
Are you or a loved one struggling with internet porn, sex addiction, serial affairs, or compulsive masturbation? Tired of living a double life--lying to your partner, friends, family? Shame and guilt often prevent sex addicts from seeking the help they need. Partners, in turn, feel overwhelmed by shock, anger, grief, and a deep sense of betrayal upon discovering the addict's secret life.I specialize in working with sex addicts, their partners and families in a confidential treatment program free of judgment or condemnation. I firmly believe that recovery is possible for this problem.
(919) 344-0786
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Raleigh, NC 27607
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Carolina Sexual Wellness Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At the Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, we strive to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can resolve issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. Examples of areas we specialize in include but are not limited to sexual dysfunction, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior (also known as "sex addiction"), couples and relationship issues surrounding sexuality, sexual identity development, gender orientation concerns, and sexual behaviors or fantasies that may be considered problematic. Although many people with sexual problems feel alone, it is important to know you are not.
(919) 751-4363
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Raleigh, NC 27612
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Behavioral Health Solutions, P.A.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Since our inception in 2004, Behavioral Health Solutions, P.A., has maintained a commitment to providing the highest quality behavioral and mental health treatment for adults and children in the greater Triangle area. We draw upon a number of therapeutic methods to develop a treatment program that is carefully tailored to meet your goals. Each member of our staff is licensed and has extensive experience. We will provide you with confidential treatment tailored to your specific needs. We have morning, afternoon, and evening appointments available.
(919) 745-8019
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Raleigh, NC 27601
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Simply Thrive Therapeutic Associates
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that life can be challenging for anyone, and asking for help is okay. We can work together to identify the problems and focus on the solutions. You are a unique individual with many strengths including the ability to make healthy changes in your life. Some of your difficulties may include anger, abuse, stress, low self-esteem, grief, depression, anxiety, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or conflict in relationships. If you are ready to regain control of your life, I can assist you in making that happen.
(919) 587-8378
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Raleigh, NC 27606
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Bull City Psychotherapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCSW, LCAS, CSAT-S
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Bull City Psychotherapy. We are a caring group of psychotherapists who are passionate about helping others improve their moods, improve relationships, and recover from addictions. We offer a private and comfortable environment for our work with you, so you can feel safe and at ease. We are all highly trained in our areas of expertise, and we value our clients achieving their goals and moving forward. We believe in effective therapy that works.
(984) 228-2152
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Raleigh, NC 27612
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Desiree Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with adults involved in the Criminal Justice system, people living with anxiety and/or depression, people with intimate partner violence issues, people experiencing body image concerns/eating disorder treatment, and people experiencing substance use concerns. As a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I can also provide services based on the unique situations that members of this community may face.
(704) 385-5175
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Raleigh, NC 27601
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Krista Nabar
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, CST
Verified
Verified
As a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor and the Executive Director of the Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, I am passionate about helping my clients improve their sex lives and increase authenticity. I supervise a wonderful group of sex-positive clinicians who share my focus on issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. I love the connections I create with my clients and the bond we create as we work toward change. I know it can be difficult to take the first step, but you will not regret your decision to get help and learn the skills and strategies to overcome what has been holding you back. You can do this.
(919) 694-4263
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Raleigh, NC 27612
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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.