Sexual Addiction Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA

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Amy Bloom LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed counselor with over a decade treating depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, and a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) certified by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) with Patrick Carnes. Along with general practice and specialties, I treat those who suffer from sexual addiction /compulsion and their spouses/partners. I offer assessment, level of care determination, and counseling for sexual addicts/compulsives. I do not treat sex offenders. Individual and group sessions are available for spouses and partners. Issues addressed include love addiction, codependency, grief and loss, betrayal, trauma healing, boundaries, self care, and integrity.
(206) 434-1000
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Ethan Schwab
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a relationship and sex therapist, my background and training are in relationship treatment as well as sexuality therapy. I work with heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, asexual, and transgender individuals, couples, and partnerships to heal and find fulfillment. I see adults on a variety of discomforts that affect individuals, partnerships, and sexuality (e.g., orgasmic issues, erectile issues, desire issues, sexual pain). Additionally, I see couples for a myriad of relational issues. I am LGBTIQA, kink, and poly friendly and knowledgeable.
(425) 998-9432
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jeffrey Serage
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who has an intention to change. During my 25 years as a practicing therapist I have encountered a wide range of issues. Having worked with a large number of clients to the point of solution, I have concluded that in the end, the core of helping people is to listen. Effective listening gives me a deep understanding of their current situation. I can then gently point them toward getting more of what they want. My experience and compassion have often proven to be crucial elements for our success. This is the work of my life.
(206) 707-9303
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Sean Orpen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist that works with couples and individuals, with a focus on intimacy and sexuality, I often work with people seeking deeper and more nourishing connections in their relationships and lives. Connection requires the courage to move into vulnerability and honesty to live one's truth about what they really need from their relationships. This is where I can help! I serve as a guide for individuals and couples in stepping into their own lives, to ask for what they need and to be present in and for their relationships.
(360) 529-4728
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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D. Michael Louderback
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We are all alive and trying to learn something about living; we live the way that we feel. We do this automatically (and whether we know it or not) in relationship: in relating to our self and to others. Therefore, my philosophy is everything is emotional and relational and mindful; everything matters.
(206) 580-8338
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Ken Peer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
(206) 535-1480
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Will Dowd Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Will. I'm glad you are here. Seeking help can be overwhelming when you are struggling just to get through the day. I hope to make the process a little easier for you. I have lots of experience working with all kinds of people suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, unwanted substance use, bipolar disorder, relationship issues and more. You want to feel better, to stop worrying about the future and rehashing the past, to move through what keeps you stuck in distress, to feel freedom, and some measure of peace. I am confident that therapy can help.
(206) 312-2326
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Laura Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in helping folks with anxiety, stress, sleep problems, sex, relationship problems, dating and intimacy concerns and trauma recovery. I provide a holistic approach to therapy, grounded in evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. This approach involves exploring, untangling and reworking thinking patterns, developing and nurturing mind-body connection and developing awareness and connection to the nervous system while using techniques like mindfulness, meditation and breathwork. For couples, I operate from the foundation of the science and research oriented Gottman Method.
(425) 522-8229
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Carl Allen Tippins
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Someone in my family was asking me recently "What is the most important consideration when looking for a therapist? " The fit, the feel, the vibe you have with the therapist really is best way to decide if this is a good match. A good fit, you will work well together. We will work with the issues that you are currently experiencing, noticing the internal roots of conflict, and finding ways to make meaningful and purposeful shifts or changes in your life. Experiencing difficulties from depression, relationship endings, truama, abuse, addictions, let's talk. - My practice is typically full but can offer wait list for new consultations
(253) 214-9352
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Brian Pendergast
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice is geared towards working through issues related to emotional/relational violence and trauma caused by abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). I also work with clients who have found themselves depressed and/or anxious due to some of these problems in their history. I believe in helping you find new ways of relating to yourself and others that foster wholeness, peace and honesty. My approach is couched in a mixture of kindness and truth, the goal being for you to see yourself more clearly with a greater sense of love and esteem, leading to increased contentment in life and relationships.
(253) 655-2317
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Tyson J Hall
Counselor, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Tyson is a tele-health therapist who is passionate about working with people who find themselves in a place where they have suffered enough and desire true change. Therapy is a process that reveals the bright light within every person that is so often obstructed by pain and egoic defenses. He believes in the healing power of relationships that enable us to feel seen, soothed, loved and safe and that the extent to which a person has not experienced this, or may have experienced just the opposite, can sometimes reveal the need to grieve loss. On the other side of this grief is joy, peace and ultimately, real freedom.
(888) 725-5548
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Wayne E Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Carr uses a unique blend of Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Integral, Primal, Transpersonal & Family Therapy techniques to focus on natural growth & healing thus expanding the common central emphasis on disorders & symptom reduction. Clients change as they heal their pain, get emotionally nourished, recognize what is toxic and become authentically themselves.
(425) 358-2986
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Online Therapists

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Roger W Libby
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I comprehensively treat individuals and couples with sexual/relationship issues. I address communication/intimacy problems and all sexual concerns, including inhibited or low sexual desire, male erection and female arousal problems, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, vaginismus, lack of orgasm, sexual and emotional skills, sexual "addiction," and sexual trauma. I also fine-tune sex lives. I am a cognitive (CBT) therapist. AASECT and five other national boards certify me as a sex therapist and a sexologist. I help clients get rid of distorted and negative thinking, which has a positive effect on emotions, behaviors and relationships. I assign homework/home-play!
(206) 926-9823
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Seattle, WA 98122
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Jeffery J Goff
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I also work with individuals who struggle with relationship issues due to anger, domestic violence, or sexual addiction .
I work with those who struggle with anger. Often times the anger is brought on by unmet expectations and merely a symptom of deeper issues under the surface. It's my job to metaphorically stand in a place you can not see, and point you in the right direction as to the cause of what is contributing to the anger. By doing so, you can receive insight that will enrich your life and change it for the better.
(206) 673-5349
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Patrick Means
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I've served as director of a Seattle sexual addiction recovery agency, hosted a syndicated radio show on recovery and relationships, and am the author of Men's Secret Wars and The Boundaries Book.
I believe that almost all change that occurs in therapy comes from forming a safe therapeutic relationship, and in the context of that relationship increasing your awareness of self, challenging your old beliefs, establishing appropriate boundaries in relationships with others, and experiencing and letting go of old pain. My task is to support you in that process. I tend to be active in therapy. I ask questions, offer observations, and look for patterns in the client's life. However, I believe the client is the final expert on themselves, and I trust in their unique healing process.
(425) 890-4646
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Pacific Mental Health
Counselor
Verified
Verified
We treat a variety of mental health disorders from anxiety/depression to sexual addiction .
Pacific Mental Health is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of the Greater Seattle area. If you're looking for a new counselor or a fresh perspective in life, our team of psychotherapist can help you achieve the goals you're looking for.
(206) 488-1706
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Christopher Hipp
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I treat sexual addiction using a research-backed approach to guide you through the actions that thousands of people have taken to break free from the grips of addiction.
Currently offering immediate, same week availability for new clients (virtual & in-person). I specialize in treating anxiety disorders and addictive behaviors. Anxiety disorders I treat include social & generalized anxiety. Addictive behaviors I treat include sexual addiction . I work with young adults who are currently in college, recently graduated, or starting work in their professional careers. I also work with adults who are business owners or established in their professions and trying to find balance with work, family, and leisure life.
(206) 339-4435
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Seattle, WA 98115
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Wendell Moss MA Counseling
Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
My specialty is around areas of sexual abuse/trauma, sexual addiction , and cultural issues.
I am a Christian therapist trained in the interpersonal/relational psychoanalytic theory. I've also engaged both object relational and cognitive behavioral theories through varied clinical experiences. I've mostly trained under Dan Allender. I am trained well to serve clients that desire to face issues of sexual abuse/trauma, narrative, and relational dynamics within relationships. I'm also able to help clients think through potential cultural issues that can also have impact on ones dealing with issues of abuse, story, and relationship.
(855) 844-7381
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Seattle, WA 98102
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Gianetta Griffitts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I provide individual and couples counseling with mindful and compassionate approach around subjects such as relationships, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, sexual addiction and trauma, self-esteem and conflict resolution to name a few.
Seeking therapy can feel scary, but I believe it is a courageous and empowering step. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and that therapy can be a means for personal growth. I have a family systems approach to my counseling, that is, I see how our upbringing shaped and molded us into who we are today. I believe that some of the difficulties we have with others is rooted in the learned relationships we have with our family members.
(206) 565-0944
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Chad Hara
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maybe as a result of past-traumas, they are having difficulty with anxiety, depression, or sexual addiction issues.
Life is often scary and filled with unpredictable pain. However, my job is to be present with you as we work through those difficult experiences together. As an identifying queer, Asian-American, cis-man I believe knowing is power. The more we know about ourselves, the more comfortable and powerful we can become in navigating the world.
(425) 842-3681
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Seattle, WA 98104
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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.