Sex Addiction

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Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction is a pathological relationship with a mood-altering experience. It is behavior that continues despite adverse consequences. This can manifest in many forms of acting out, and in today's world is typically intensified by the use of internet pornography. It effects men, women, teens, and unfortunately children are too often exposed to extremely inappropriate material, and when left hidden, can lead to compulsive acting out. Shame breeds secrecy. In today's world pornography is available, anonymous, and affordable. It is often the great accelerator for other forms of acting out.

Willow Clinical Services has a team of five clinicians who are Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT). Our team is trained and experienced in the specialized treatment needs of the addicted individual, partner, and couple. Effective treatment must include a careful, confidential assessment followed by a treatment plan that matches the intensity of the situation each person is experiencing. Treatment is task focused and is tailored to include support and strategies to gain initial recovery from the addiction, and leads to an understanding of how the addiction developed, followed by longer-term stability, recovery and growth in relationships. At times, an addicted individual requires more intensive treatment to attain initial sobriety and recovery. For these individuals, we offer a continuum of outpatient treatment programs that span a range of intensity, from weekly individual sessions to multiple hours of treatment daily over two - four weeks and encompasses individual, group, and couple’s crisis management work. Our competent and experienced team is able to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and coordinated treatment for an integrated recovery.

Do you or a loved one ?

  • Spend too much time and/or money on pornographic sites?
  • Frequently visit online pornographic chat rooms?
  • Have difficulty getting in the “mood” without the use of pornography? 
  • Have a history of frequent affairs?
  • Spend money on prostitutes or “escort services?”
  • Make promises to stop sexual behavior only to break those promises? 
  • Keep secrets about sexual behavior or hide sexual behavior?
  • Experience negative consequences at work, school, home, or in social life due to sexual behavior?
  • Become preoccupied with sexual behavior or preparing for sexual activities?
  • Have difficulty resisting sexual impulses in order to engage in specific sexual behaviors?
  • Frequently engage in acting out behaviors to a greater extent or over a longer period of time than intended?
  • Try unsuccessfully to stop, reduce, or control those behaviors?
  • Spend too much time obtaining sex, being sexual, or recovering from sexual experiences?
  • Continue sexual behavior despite knowing that it is contributing to social, financial, psychological, or physical problems?
  • Increase the intensity, frequency, number, or risk level of behaviors in order to achieve the same effect; or do you notice less effect with continued behaviors at the same level of intensity, frequency, number, or risk?
  • Give up or limit social, occupational, or recreational activities because of sexual behavior?
  • Experience distress, anxiety, restlessness, or irritability if unable to engage in sexual behavior?
If you recognize any of these warning signs in yourself or a loved one, please feel free to contact our office at
630-752-9874 for a confidential, comprehensive assessment.


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