Relationship Counseling for Individuals and Couples
Criteria for a Sex Addiction Diagnosis
How do professionals know when addiction is present? Illnesses have a pattern of symptoms that professionals can recognize. With all addictions, a screening test or assessment instrument can usually indicate a pattern of addiction.
At The Institute For Couples Counseling, we utilize screening assessments to assess presence of Sex Addiction. When addiction is present, the following criteria are easily identified:
|1.||Recurrent failure (pattern) to resist impulses to engage in specific sexual behavior
How We Can Help
If you feel you or your partner are experiencing any of these conditions, please call me as I am one of the rare Couples Therapy Specialists who is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist trained directly by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. from the International Institute for Trauma Professionals.
Please feel free to call or contact me directly NOW for a confidential, complimentary telephone consultation about your concerns and to discuss your options. Contact me at (818) 859-6766 or use the Contact Form to the right to learn how I may be of assistance to you.