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Starting Sex addiction therapy

What is Sex addiction therapy?

Sex addiction therapy is a therapeutic approach that treats individuals facing sex addiction, a condition characterized by frequent and intense sexual compulsions. Sex addiction is a clinically diagnosable condition in which sex is used as a coping mechanism, the sexual urges becoming so overwhelming that they will disrupt an individual's daily functioning. Thriveworks sex addiction therapists in Henrico work to treat the underlying cause of these compulsions in order to break negative patterns and then create healthy coping mechanisms.

How does Sex addiction therapy work?

Sex addiction therapy works by uncovering the triggers causing the unwanted sexual behavior and addressing them. Once individuals work through the emotional and mental triggers that are causing the behavior, Thriveworks Henrico therapists can help them learn to cope more effectively and establish strategies that are more helpful and constructive.

Is Sex addiction therapy conducted in person or online?

Sex addiction counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Sex addiction therapy last?

Sex addiction therapy can often take anywhere from two to five years, though the timeline will vary from person to person. The duration will ultimately depend on the client's individual goals and severity of their symptoms.

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Sexual addiction refers to a range of behaviors that involve an ongoing obsession with sexual fantasies and activity. For those affected, sexual thoughts and activity preoccupies many areas of their lives and becomes their primary focus. Like people who abuse drugs and alcohol, sex addicts can experience a “high” through compulsive sexual behaviors, develop a dependence on this feeling, and suffer withdrawal symptoms without sex.

Causes of Sexual Addiction

Sexual addiction can develop due to several factors throughout an individual’s life. Sex addiction is not driven by a person’s desire for sexual enjoyment, rather sex addicts use their addition to escape from the emotional discomforts they face in life.

If you or someone you love suffers from a sexual addiction, you might find yourself unable to maintain healthy personal boundaries. Those closest to sexual addicts often describe feeling isolated, angry and ashamed. If you yourself are addicted to sex or sexually based activity you may feel that you life is out of control. You may not understand why you are unable to maintain health intimate relationships.

Sex addiction is not a “made up” disorder…an excuse for sexual promiscuity. There are very real biological, psychological, and social factors that can cause a person to be struggle with sexual addiction. Environmental influences from childhood can contribute to hypersexual behavior. Anxiety, depression, lack of impulse control, and performance anxiety can also trigger sexual addiction. The manic state of those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder has also been linked to risky sexual behavior or an increase in sexual engagement. Rejection in relationships and social isolation are additional risk factors that can lead to unhealthy sexual behaviors.

Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

There are several signs that can indicate someone is struggling with sexual addiction. The symptoms of sexual addiction can be both emotional and physical. The symptoms of sexual addiction include:

  • Frequently engaging in sex
  • Engaging in sex with more partners than intended
  • Being preoccupied with or persistently craving sex
  • Consistently visiting strip clubs, adult bookstores, or other sexual environments
  • Engaging in multiple affairs or relationships
  • Repeatedly engaging in unprotected sex
  • Neglecting obligations in the pursuit of sex or to engage in activities related to sex
  • Feeling irritable when unable to engage in sexual activity
  • Relationship jumping

Treatment of Sexual Addiction

Because sexual addiction is not “formally” diagnosable, it is difficult to calculate exactly how many people suffer from this disorder. But, the adverse consequences of sexual addiction like high levels of distress, guilt, and emotional turmoil can have a serious impact on one’s life. A Thriveworks Henrico, VA addiction counselor can help treat the underlying factors that can cause sexual addiction and help create effective coping skills to change the unhealthy behaviors.

If you can related to the symptoms mentioned above, or know somebody who does do not hesitate to call. We are here to help. Call Thriveworks Short Pump for a discrete and confidential evaluation today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Henrico therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

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  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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Self-pay costs at Henrico
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Talk therapy

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$1

Ongoing sessions

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Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

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Trish is VERY good at listening and responding with the right questions to get to your issue and literally talk it out. Therapists in the past seemed to have canned suggestions not relating to my specific issues.
Read more Trish is VERY good at listening and responding with the right questions to get to your issue and literally talk it out. Therapists in the past seemed to have canned suggestions not relating to my specific issues.
Joe Jan 2024
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Jennifer is a very caring therapist. She listens attentively and asks leading questions. This helps you work out the answer yourself.
Read more Jennifer is a very caring therapist. She listens attentively and asks leading questions. This helps you work out the answer yourself.
Sharon Jan 2024
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I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.
Read more I've worked with Domonique and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. She is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success. She supported me in handling various major life changing situations.
Short Pump Dec 2020
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I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to be depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️
Read more I was drinking just to cope with my depression 9 months ago. I thought it was the drinking that caused me to be depressed and miserable. I was so in denial I didn’t see how depressed and sad I really was. I had no hope. Mary put everything in perspective for me and helped challenge me to change. She gave me a little tough love and guidance that I needed. With the help of Mary’s help, coping skills, -and medication, I feel like a new woman! Thanks Mary for all your help! You rock! ❤️
Short Pump Sep 2020
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I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situations have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.
Read more I have used Roberta as a consultant for three years. Her consultations about therapeutic and ethical situations have been both professional and wise. I am a hospital chaplain at a busy hospital and for our most challenging cases, I turn to Roberta. She is responsive and empathetic. I highly recommend Roberta as both a therapist and consultant.
Short Pump Jul 2020
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Mary and I have worked together for the last two years. She has been instrumental in assisting me to reach my goal of being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her clinical perspective, knowledge, and understanding of counseling principles has made an positive impact on how I approach my clients. Mary offers an abundance of education and clinical expertise that she easily shares with others. Mary demonstrates empathy, clinical knowledge, has a sense of humor, and realistic view of client needs. She has the ability to tap into the client's world which enhances their therapeutic experience.
Read more Mary and I have worked together for the last two years. She has been instrumental in assisting me to reach my goal of being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her clinical perspective, knowledge, and understanding of counseling principles has made an positive impact on how I approach my clients. Mary offers an abundance of education and clinical expertise that she easily shares with others. Mary demonstrates empathy, clinical knowledge, has a sense of humor, and realistic view of client needs. She has the ability to tap into the client's world which enhances their therapeutic experience.
Short Pump Oct 2019
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I've worked with Caitlin Devey, and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. Caitlin is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success.
Read more I've worked with Caitlin Devey, and I've seen the care and concern she provides her clients. She is invested in their wellbeing and offers clinically sound services. Caitlin is supportive, down to earth, but is also willing to tackle the tough issues, and by doing so, increases clients' growth and sets clients up for long-term success.
Short Pump Jun 2019
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Mrs. Lowenstein is one of my favorite people and one of the best supervisors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her commitment to my success as an MSW is nothing short of miraculous. She has advocated for me to get supervision from the Board of Social Work and has been next to me every step of my journey. Rebekah continues to go above and beyond for me and I have not doubt that she will do this for her clients as well. She is patient, funny, personable, competent, and one of the smartest women I know.
Read more Mrs. Lowenstein is one of my favorite people and one of the best supervisors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her commitment to my success as an MSW is nothing short of miraculous. She has advocated for me to get supervision from the Board of Social Work and has been next to me every step of my journey. Rebekah continues to go above and beyond for me and I have not doubt that she will do this for her clients as well. She is patient, funny, personable, competent, and one of the smartest women I know.
Short Pump Dec 2018
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We share a building with Tranquility Yoni Steam. Across the street is Divine World Changers International Ministries. We are near the intersection of Gayton Road and Cambridge Drive.

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(804) 265-4857

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