Counseling for Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
At Hope Counseling Center, we believe that “Sexual addiction” (or also called “Problematic Sexual Behavior” or “Unwanted Sexual Behaviors”) is not the need for more sex but rather a desire for safe connection, but due to past relationship (usually family-of-origin) hurts, neglect, abandonment, abuse, and trauma, he/she turns to a counterfeit partner instead. Porn, escorts, affair partners, anonymous sex partners or other forms of similar behaviors have become safer “partners” than real partners.
This is why we create a safe, shame-free, accepting, and loving environment for men and women to learn healthier ways to connect. We use the term “sexual/porn addiction” only for purposes of helping men and women in their search for help. Call it whatever you choose, we simply want to help those who are hurting, alone, and so desperately want freedom.
At Hope Counseling Center, your counselor will collaboratively work with you to look at the underlying hurts and wounds of your past, learn new ways to deal with pain, and establish new experience with real connection and relationships. If sex and/or pornography is causing you and your relationship problems, we can help you find the solution.