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Success Stories and Testimonials

Sex Addiction and Partner Recovery Testimonials

City Gate Life Recoveries

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Carol Conklin, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Consultant
Counselor • Educator • Advocate

Carol Conklin, LCSW-R is the founder and executive director of City Gate Life Recovery. For more than 25 years, she has served as a key community resource for psychiatrists, mental health providers, alcohol and drug counselors, pastors, hospitals, attorneys and law enforcement professionals. Carol is a nationally recognized expert on healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.

Carol’s personal addiction story is at the heart of every client she guides towards recovery. Because she has been there, she understands the feelings, the struggles, and the isolation, along with the clinical characteristics of sex addiction. She also knows the joy that is possible on the other side. 

If you’re looking for support from an expert who has walked in your shoes, connect with Carol. She would love to meet you.

Sex Addiction Blog

Our sex addiction and partner recovery counselors share the insights that make City Gate your go-to-resource for understanding, compassion, and direction.

Sex and Porn Addiction: The Complete Guide

Febraury 20, 2022

You’ll never be judged. We’ll help you love yourself again without the feeling that you’re losing that which makes you happy.

The Complete Guide to Sex Addiction and Women

Febraury 20, 2022

You need fellowship. Being in the company of others who are on the same journey helps rebuild your self esteem and eliminates any sense of loneliness.

The Complete Guide to Sex Addiction and Men

Febraury 20, 2022

Through sickness and health. It’s a mantra for both spouses and partners. In addition to healing yourself, we can also heal your relationship.

How We Work

We understand what you’re going through. We’ve been there, too. That’s what makes our approach to therapy and treatment so successful—relatability.

We’ll tailor your recovery plan to your unique needs, and in many cases, the needs of your partner or spouse. Recovery includes an eclectic mix of motivational interviews, cognitive and behavioral therapies, offered individually, as a couple, or as part of group counseling.

Take the First Step

After making the call to seek support, you will begin to see light at the end of the tunnel immediately. Making that decision is a vital achievement. We’ll make your path to recovery fulfilling and straightforward.



The first step in the process of overcoming an addiction is to identify and isolate the problem.



To accept and precisely articulate the issue is the next step on the road to recovery



Seeking help from a professional therapist and being ready to work collaboratively with the therapist is vital to recovery

Am I A Sex Addict?

Take the Sex Addiction Assessment

Are you concerned you may be a sex addict? Experiencing symptoms of addiction does not necessarily mean you are one. Take our assessment to determine what actions to take for your unique situation.