We are experts in treating couples in crisis due to sexual addiction. The early stages of a partner’s recovery can sometimes feel like an emotional yo-yo, swinging between depths of despair and depression and outbursts of uncontrolled rage and disbelief.
Part of treatment for the spouse of a sex addict can involve a full disclosure by the sex addict about his past acting out behavior, if you think this is right for you. Disclosure can be extremely validating, providing a sense of relief that your perceptions were correct. In addition, therapy should focus on re-establishing healthy boundaries and relationship dynamics. Another key issue of your treatment should focus on re- building of your self esteem and self worth.
Recovery will take time as you learn to deal with the betrayal and grief the loss of the relationship you thought you had. You will have to learn to feel safe again in a relationship and re-establish trust. A crucial component in your healing process is to pay attention to your own emotional needs.
Treatment at NYCSAT helps partners and spouses deal with the shock of the discovery and addresses their specific needs. Our specialized therapy helps you cope with the devastation of the betrayal , validates your experience and guides you through the trauma to stabilizing your life. We provide education on sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity while helping you with the impact your partner’s sex addiction has on. We assist you in determining your next steps. Therapy focuses on guiding you how to re-establish safety for yourself, providing validation, empathy and support, while helping to define and set personal boundaries and develop trust in your own discernment. Emphasis is on selfcare, build up of resilience and self-growth. The goal is to move you from crisis to stability and healing.
Phone consultations are available from the convenience of your home. Call the number below or email us to schedule an appointment.