Sexual Compulsions

The topic of sexual addiction is controversial among many in the therapy community. There are some who believe sexual addiction is not possible because it does not involve a substance to which the brain becomes dependent. Others believe that, sexual addiction is not only possible, it is becoming more and more prevalent in our society.

What I know is that there are many men and women who use sexual behaviors in ways that are are not consistent with their values, causing stress, pain, and shame.  Sexual behaviors may become compulsive or obsessive. These behaviors may damage relationships, put jobs at risk, and may cause large financial or health consequences. It is common for people to have tried many times to quit these behaviors and not been successful.

I will work with you to identify the early causes of your sexual acting out and how you might be reenacting previous trauma, to use behavioral methods to stop the behaviors, and to rebuild damaged relationships. I work with individuals, partners/spouses, and couples affected by sexual compulsions.

Note: I am a sex-positive therapist, which means I will not automatically pathologize your sexual preferences or behaviors.  We will work to understand your behaviors within your value system and set goals for change, repair, or acceptance.

Groups:

Enhancing Intimacy Retreats for Couples
The upcoming retreat is designed for couples seeking expanded intimacy in their relationships. Experience beautiful Isla Mujeres, Mexico while connecting, sharing, and learning communication and intimacy skills with you partner. Dates to be announced.

Men’s Relationships & Healthy Sexuality Group
Men invited to join this group are working to change sexual behaviors that have been harmful to their relationships. This group will help men learn what it means to be vulnerable, be genuine, and connect emotionally.

Please contact Claudia Thompson to schedule your individual session required
for group therapy. 512-994-2588

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