Healing Solutions Counseling Center specializes in the treatment of sexual comulsivity and addiction. Dr. Michael Howard is certified as a Sex Addiction Therapist & Supervisor by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and was trained by renown sex addiction expert, Dr. Patrick Carnes.
Approximately 1 in 10 people in the United States struggle with sexual addiction and a much higher percentage struggle with sexually compulsive behavior. This compulsive behavior can consist of but is not exclusive to the following:
- Online chatting
- Strip clubs
- Anonymous sex
- Prostitutes or escorts
- Affairs - Physical and/or emotional
Our Treatment Philsophy:
At Healing Solutions Counseling Center, we believe that sexual addiction is a disease or disorder that impacts the individual, the partner, and the couple. Some therapists and treatment centers focus exclusively on the addict or the individual. While individual treatment is a very important part of the recovery process, we firmly believe that the partner and the couple relationship are in significant pain as well and as a result, are in need of healing. In some cases, there may even be children that because of their age and awareness, will require counseling.
We therefore seek to treat all of our clients in a unique and individualized manner. We approach treatment from the perspective of the entire family system. Although the individual addict will receive individual counseling for the addiction, we ideally also like to see the partner receive individual counseling - pertaining specifically to what he or she is going through - to help deal with the considerable pain and the emotional roller coaster that accompanies discovery of this type of behavior and the resultant impact it has on both individuals, as well as the couple and family relationship as a whole.
Our Services for Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction include the following:
- Comprehensive assessment and treatment planning
- Individual therapy for the addict
- Individual therapy for the partner
- Couple therapy
- Family therapy
- Recovery group
- Partner's group
5-Day Recovery Intensive