Sex Addiction

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Understanding Sex Addiction

Dr. Patrick Carnes defines sexual addiction as any sexually-related, compulsive behaviour which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment. Sexual addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity.

By any name, it is a compulsive behaviour that completely dominates the addict’s life. Sexual addicts make sex a priority more important than family, friends, and work. Sex becomes the organizing principle of addict’s lives. They are willing to sacrifice what they cherish most in order to preserve and continue their unhealthy behaviour. When this type of behaviour is spotted, sex addiction therapy is the next step. Contact a professional therapist and help yourself or loved one.

Characteristics of Sexual Addiction

Unsure of whether or not you or a loved one may be struggling with a sex addiction? These valuable tools can help you get started.

If you can identify with 6 or more of the 20 collateral indicators, or have taken the PATHOS test and answered yes to any of the questions, or think a loved one may fall into these categories, you or your loved one can benefit from the sex addiction therapy options The Whitestone Clinic has to offer Ottawa residents. Sex addiction can come in many forms, from compulsive sexual behaviour to becoming unfaithful. With individual, group and couples counselling, we are dedicated to finding the right therapy for you to regain a happy, healthy life.

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Helping Someone With Sex Addiction

If a loved one if your life seems to be suffering from sex addiction or is showing signs of becoming a potential sex addict, contact The Whitestone Clinic today, to find out about therapy options. Sex addiction can be present in different forms, such as compulsive sexual behaviours or infidelity in a relationship. Our Ottawa-based therapists can help you talk to your loved one in a manner that is caring and positive. Being in a relationship with a sex addict can be extremely difficult and your best hope is to seek the help of a professional. Contact The Whitestone Clinic today to speak to a trained therapist and begin helping your loved one now.

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The Whitestone Clinic Can Help

Problematic sexual behaviour – from online pornography use, to affairs and buying sex – can lead to serious trust traumas in loved ones or even in oneself. If you or a loved one have run into struggles with sex addiction that may feel overwhelming, an educated professional can help. We offer you a professional, caring environment where you can explore those concerns that may be troubling you. Our Ottawa based team is friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet, and we treat every client with respect and dignity. Make yourself a priority. You are worth the investment. If you or a loved one are troubled by sex addiction, The Whitestone Clinic can help.