A sexual addiction occurs when sexual experiences become the central focus of a person’s life and they begin to neglect important relationships and commitments. The sex addict has lost the power to choose or control their sexual behavior.

It is critical to understand that sex addiction is a person's “solution” to pain, past trauma, and anxiety.  In other words, sexual addiction is actually a coping mechanism for other problems. The main issue of sex addiction is not the need for more sex, rather, it is to control and avoid pain. This is similar to how an alcoholic or drug addict uses alcohol or drugs to avoid their pain.  

We have counselors at Waterstone Counseling Center that specialize in the treatment of sexual addiction issues. Our counselors help men and women, couples, spouses/partners, and families find healing from sex and porn addiction. We provide a place of help, hope, and healing for those in the grips of sex addiction and those who are affected by sex addiction. We desire to see healing for men and women who have lost hope that they can find freedom from sexual addiction.

In addition to our focus on the addictive and compulsive components of these problems, our therapists offer a range of professional services that treat the underlying wounds often associated with sex addiction. The following are some of the most common issues addressed in sex addiction therapy:

  • Sexual Addiction
  • Cybersex
  • Pornography
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Intimacy and Couples Issues
  • Unsafe and risky sex
  • Voyeurism or exhibitionism
  • Multiple or anonymous partners
  • Sexual massage, escorts, prostitutes
  • Affairs
  • Emotional Affairs
  • Codependency
  • Recovery from childhood sexual abuse

If you have reached the point where you know that your sexual behavior is out of control, you have come to the right place for help. There is hope that you can find healing. Contact Waterstone Counseling Center today to set up an appointment and begin your journey toward healing and recovery. We offer individual and group therapy and our trained and experienced counselors in Northwest Arkansas are eager to help you.


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