Sexual Addiction Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Jody Mykins
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CSAT-C
Verified
Verified
I focus of guiding persons with sexual addictions and their partners through the journey of recovery from sexual addiction and partner betrayal trauma. I provide a safe space to begin to learn the skills to achieve and maintain sobriety using an evidence-based approach. I also help individuals begin to understand and recover from the underlying issues, such as trauma, other addictions, or other life experiences. For the betrayed partner I focus on helping them find their voice to express the deep pain caused by the addictive behavior as well as identifying a path to health and begin their own recovery process .
(585) 440-6455
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Patrick Cayouette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I also offer an individualized porn/ sexual addiction recovery treatment.
I've worked in the mental health field since 2000 with various populations (individuals, couples and families), however, my specialties include men's studies, pornography/ sexual addiction , relationship health for married couples & EMDR. I especially find men experience challenges in life and lack the means or opportunities to be supported, validated heard. I strive to be practical and direct, yet effective in fostering change. Whether guiding couples in marriage prep or in marital strain, I develop understanding of relationships, creating an open, honest and safe communication style which fosters intimacy through challenges.
(585) 471-6453
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Cheryl J Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I value providing you with a safe space and the freedom to open at your own pace, cultivating a healthy therapeutic relationship to support change and healing. As you reveal what's not working in your life and relationships, I select the best motivational therapeutic approach to help you effectively address these challenges. My guidance, while compassionate, is also honest and direct so you take responsibility for establishing and maintaining your emotional well-being. Doing so helps to reduce the impact of long-term emotional distress in your life.
(585) 672-6395 x7
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Amber Haag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
Verified
Addiction can happen to anyone, and the underlying wounds that fuel it need to be healed. I am honored to accompany my clients on their journey of recovery and offer a non-shaming and affirming treatment philosophy that allows healing in multiple areas, without fear of judgment. I strive to identify and harness their individual strengths, instill hope, and reflect unconditional positive regard for those in my care. I also have a strong belief in the healing power of humor and provide my clients with an emotionally safe environment to heal all aspects of their being.
(585) 643-6891
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Rochester, NY 14607
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William A Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, DST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you seeking help with sexual or relationship concerns? Some fear that sexual issues will isolate them from others or cause rifts in their relationships. Do you wish to connect with others in a more positive way? Are you seeking a richer connection with your own sexuality, either within yourself or within your relationships? If you have experienced isolation, anxiety, and depression related to sexual concerns, I am eager to help you move to a place of deeper intimacy and peace. My 40+ years in the mental health field has focused on helping clients in a variety of contexts with sexual issues as a Certified Sex Therapist
(585) 332-5325
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Rochester, NY 14625
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William Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I have a substantial capacity for being present with people working with extreme emotions and painful conflict and providing them with insight and compassion. Blending therapeutic approaches with mindfulness and grounding techniques, I focus on the here and now to help clients recognize and work on their patterns as they arise in the moment. My clients include adults and adolescents struggling with mental health disorders, as well as individuals and couples with profound histories of abuse, addiction, and trauma.
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Rochester, NY 14620
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Robert Meadows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S
Verified
Verified
You're troubled and don't know the way out. The strategies you may have tried--addictions, ruminating, blaming others or yourself, and secrecy--don't hold the answers and increase your suffering. I would be happy to talk with you about your situation and explore how therapy could help you find the way out. I understand about addiction, trauma, and the difficulty of feeling safe and learning to trust again. I can help you take charge of your life and solve problems so that you can cultivate happiness from within and create a better life for yourself.
(585) 735-0062 x3
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Molly Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I trust that change happens in relationships, whether it's with a therapist, a partner, or family members. I strive to create a safe environment for you and your loved ones so that you can share your most intimate thoughts and feelings, without fear of judgement. Those in my care will benefit from a relational approach in which I temper connection and compassion with openness, transparency, and honesty.
(585) 460-1395
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Howard B. Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CSAT
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stuck or obsessively preoccupied with unwanted thoughts or behaviors, I'm here to help. I will assist you in getting to know yourself better and transform the parts of you that are currently getting in the way of your happiness and aspirations for a better life. Let's work together to relieve your fears, insecurities, depression, anxiety, and intimacy issues. In addition, I am certified to help those struggling with the disruptive impact of sex & pornography addiction and betrayal trauma. This too can be healed for both you and your partner.
(585) 268-3491
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness
MD, FECSM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are confidential, open-minded, comprehensive and whole-person centered. The spectrum of human sexuality is vast, and our goal is helping you find your own wellness regarding sexual issues. The Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness provides care for common and complex sexual, intimacy, and relationship issues in people of all genders and ages. The Center is comprised of a sexual medicine specialist as well as a team of certified sex therapists and sex therapists in training. In addition to medical evaluation and treatment of sexual issues, we offer individual, relational, and group therapy.
(585) 487-8663
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Anne M Coltre
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
Relationship infidelities due to sex addiction leave a partner feeling fractured and traumatized. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) at Kavod Center for Addiction Recovery specializing in partner trauma. With compassion and understanding, I offer a proven way to achieve a thorough recovery. The core of my work is to help partners regain trust in their own intuition and judgment, reclaim their sense of self, and renew their self-esteem. I offer individual treatment sessions and group therapy, couples work, preparation for formal full disclosure, and advocacy for partners.
(585) 471-6561 x5
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Sarah Bowman Davila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Take a full, deep breath...by reading this, you have already taken a step in seeking support. It only takes that first courageous step away from the pain, confusion or fear toward the path of freedom and the life you desire. When you are ready for that step, I am here to support you on a healing journey. Therapy will uncover any self-destructive beliefs or habits (addictions/ patterns) that prevent a fuller expression of who you know you can be. Our work and my hope for you would be to experience feeling more fully alive with a sense of joy, purpose and freedom.
(585) 765-4347
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Rochester, NY 14617
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Cheryl A. Bianchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, EAS-C
Verified
Verified
I have been helping individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Clients & colleagues describe me as experienced, effective, direct, honest, kind, compassionate, genuine & caring. Strengths are my empathy & ability to connect with others in a therapeutic way as to help facilitate growth, change and movement in their lives & acceptance of self. I use an eclectic approach: cognitive-behavioral, experiential, relational, solution-focused, supportive, trauma informed, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. Expertise working with couples, families & adolescents. An Addiction Specialist and an OASAS-DMV Provider for drug & alcohol evaluations, assessment and treatment. I am also certified by EAPA as a Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinical(EAS-C).
(585) 492-6195
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Igor Light
MS, NCC, BCC, MHC-LP
Verified
Verified
As an existential therapist, I consider clients as fellow humans navigating through the hardships of life. I believe therapy serves as a compass, supporting people on the path of self-discovery, meaning, and fulfilling life.
(585) 382-1859
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Linden Oaks Therapy Offices
Verified
Verified
Linden Oaks Therapy Offices (LOTO) is a suite of offices within the building at 100 Linden Oaks Drive, Rochester, NY at which a unique blend of independent mental health practitioners have chosen to locate their offices and conduct their individual practices.
(585) 672-7359
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Rochester, NY 14625
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Rachael Roddenbery
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Therapy works when the relationship between the client and counselor is authentic and collaborative. I strive to foster a genuine dialogue with my clients where you can feel safe and heard. Through processing and challenging, I will help facilitate growth within yourself and your life. In my practice I use an integrative approach that tailors therapy to match what is best for the individual sitting across from me.
(585) 844-5536
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Rochester, NY 14607
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Alex Dedicke
Licensed Creative Art Therapist, MT-BC, LCAT
Verified
Verified
You want to live more freely, more wholly, more in touch with who you really are. You want to find your way to wholeness and freedom. You may be looking to share and explore things that have never felt safe to open up before. You may have tried and benefited from other kinds of therapy, and are interested now in treatment that is focused on real, embodied experience now, in the present, rather than endlessly re-telling the same stories. You may have realized how the past has affected you, and you would rather define yourself than being bound by it. You are ready above all to reclaim your own innate goodness, wholeness, and strength.
(585) 440-6525
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Rochester, NY 14624
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Family & Personal Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified
Verified
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(631) 749-6844
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Rochester, NY 14618
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Tina DiSanto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychotherapy can help us understand ourselves, our histories, patterns and relationships. It is a tool that can increase clarity and direction so that we can move more confidently in the world. We are a complex mixture of our experiences, the relationships most significant to us, what we think about ourselves, the stories we tell ourselves, and how we view our purpose or place. With this in mind, I aim to do a few specific things in my therapist role: To think about how we have come to be *who* we are, to accept this, and to create space within ourselves where we might exercise new or different ways of being.
(585) 401-7102
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Rochester, NY 14610
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Matthew McKenna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy can feel broad and overwhelming. To simplify our approach, we'll seek acceptance and control of adversities that seem to dictate your life. Whatever stressors weigh on you, we'll troubleshoot what hasn't been working and process new tools to put in place. It is my responsibility to adapt to your preferences and ways of learning. I'll provide a space for you that can range from open discussion and exploration, to structured activities and weekly goals. Additionally, these steps are flexible and can be done in a matter of time that fits what you hope to achieve. All possible with individual, couples, and/or family therapy.
(585) 636-3419
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Rochester, NY 14610
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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.