Sex Addiction Therapy

When you’re ready to break free, City Gate is here for you.

We understand what you’re going through. We’ve been there. That’s what makes our approach to treatment so successful—we created our own recovery protocol. The City Gate S.A.F.E.T.Y curriculum is our outpatient recovery program. This treatment model is formulated by 35 years of recovery and research, informed and adapted by the experiences of hundreds of clients who struggled like yourself.

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What is Sex Addiction Therapy?

You may be surprised to know that there is a clinical difference between therapy and treatment. 

Sex addiction therapy is concerned with behavior stabilization, recovery and relationship repair. At the same time, we are getting to the root of the problem, which is often related to past trauma, abuse, neglect or psychological issues. Healing from underlying issues frees lost values and abilities to emerge.

Therapy usually comes with a long roadmap to success, as it’s the precursor to treatment (resolution).

Our approach to sex addiction therapy is unique. We tailor everything to the one acting out, and in many cases, their partner. There’s a mix of motivational interviewing, cognitive and behavioral therapies, individual, couples, and group counseling.

Sex addiction therapy and treatment are not for everyone. It can be difficult to distinguish between natural sexual appetites and those that are obsessive or overindulgent.

Start by calling us or click to take the assessment below. Depending on your individual results, we can provide you the necessary resources to prevent a potential sex addiction.

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What is Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex addiction treatment is comprised of the remedies that eliminate influences, whether they be physical, psychological, or societal.  The right treatments aren’t usually apparent at first, as individually-tailored and longer-lasting therapy is required to discover the causal influences and the appropriate remedies.

In our 20+ years of sex addiction treatment success, we have built several practices tailored to unique clients.

Some of the issues that we’ve addressed for thousands of clients include:

Health Insurance and Sex Addiction Therapy

City Gate accepts the following health insurance plans:

We are not approved under any Medicaid plans, even as a secondary insurance or Medicaid under an umbrella insurance listed above. If your insurance does not cover sessions, a private pay option is available. The session fee is calculated based on your household income and is due at the end of each session.  Upon request, we can provide a monthly statement that can be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

Sex Addiction Treatment Modalities

City Gate offers a wide range of treatment modalities to serve those impacted by sex addiction. All modalities are personalized to the individual client, partner, or loved ones.

These modalities are available in person, or virtually.

Sex Addiction Treatment Modalities

We encourage 12-step support group participation:

Frequently Asked Questions

Many health insurance companies are now covering sex addiction therapy and treatment. The benefits you receive from your insurance may vary based on your insurance provider and individual plan. Please call us before you reach out to your health insurance company so we can empower you with the right questions, and because we have a list of existing insurance companies and plans that our clientele use that can work.

First, let us address what is meant by “cured”. There are cures for infectious diseases whereby medical treatments are developed for prevention or eradication, and in so doing gives the patient peace of mind that they’ll never suffer negative effects ever again. When a sufferer of sex addiction is “cured”, it’s part psychological and part physiological. While there is no way to eradicate the possibility of becoming addicted to sex, or relapsing into sex addiction, there are “cures” for eliminating or managing the leading influential factors of sex addiction.

Sex addiction sufferers recover when the negative consequences of their behavior are eliminated or resolved, and the underlying psychological and physiological causal factors are treated and set-up for proactive rehabilitation and management. The success rate of sex addiction is very high in the patients that are commited to the process and to their partner or spouse. The typical recovery time for a sex addict is anywhere between 6 months to 2 years.