Sex Addiction Resources
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S, CSAT
Dr. Patrick Carnes, is the founder and primary architect of Gentle Path at The Meadows. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships.
With 30 years in the addiction field, Dr. Carnes is in high demand as a speaker, presenter, and interview subject and continues to be the leading voice in the field of sex addiction. In addition, his assessment tools related to sex addiction and trauma offer practitioners a proven means to begin the treatment process with clients.
Gentle Path at The Meadows
Patients in our care follow a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat and overcome their addictions. This timeline includes six weeks of inpatient treatment, preparing each patient for the healing continuation process with recommendations to help prevent relapse once they return home.
Treatment begins with a detailed series of tests designed to identify the addictions and underlying issues that feed and compound sex addiction counseling and guide the creation of a completely personalized treatment plan.
Fight The New Drug
Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
That may sound silly at first. If I know I have a problem, why wouldn’t I be ready to change it? Think about some other issue you’ve tried to change. When did you first realize it was an issue and when did you actually begin doing something about it (if you have)? Often these timeframes do not match up. Maybe it has mainly been others suggesting that there is a problem. This is when many people end up first seeking help – at the request (or insistence) of those around you who may have been impacted by your sexual behaviors (or have seen the impact on you). While this may start the process, over time you likely will need to decide for yourself where your desire to change comes from.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until all of these questions are answered to start getting help! Having mixed emotions about change is an expected part of the process. Even though doing something about the problem may bring a lot of positive changes, it can also be scary and uncomfortable. This doesn’t have to be resolved to begin – you just need to be open to exploring and discussing those thoughts and feelings. If you’re open to this, then there’s a good chance you’re ready to move forward.
Center for Healthy Sex
Center For Healthy Sex is a certified team of dedicated professionals specializing in sex addiction treatment and sex therapy. Our sex therapists have over 14 years of experience treating issues such as sexual dysfunction, porn addiction, love addiction, and sex addiction in Los Angeles. We provide both individual and couple therapy. We have helped people from all walks of life: young and old, men and women, and people from various backgrounds. We respect all races, religions, sexual preferences and orientations.
Willow Tree Counseling
Willow Tree Counseling is an out-patient program that treats sexual addiction with a comprehensive approach. We provide support and services to all members of the family. Treatment is provided through group and individual therapy, as well as educational seminars and therapeutic workshops.
Willow Tree Thought of the Week
“The willow tree survives the storm…and remains standing.”
Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—in particular sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he has served as a subject expert for multiple media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, and CNN, among others.
Dr. Doug Weiss, Ph.D.
As the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT), I have developed the Sex Addiction Training program to train therapists and coaches how to treat sexual addiction. This program uses my own methodology and modality, as well as my clinical application for treating sexual addiction, providing proven treatment for sexual addiction recovery.
As the Executive Director at Heart to Heart Counseling Center for more than 20 years, I have the opportunity to see many men and women walk in freedom from their sexual addiction. I have also watched many marriages on the brink of divorce begin to heal and become better than ever.