Common Problems

Common Problems

INTIMACY AND COUPLES ISSUES

We understand that sexual addiction is a disorder or problem of intimacy. Many sex addicts report chronic histories of loneliness, difficulty trusting others, and feeling uncomfortable being close with those they love. Read More…

SEXUAL ADDICTION

Sexual addiction is characterized by out-of-control (compulsive) sexual behavior with marked consequences. Sex addicts use denial, rationalizing, minimizing , and lying to avoid the truth to themselves and others. Read More…

PARTNER AND SPOUSES OF SEX ADDICTS TRAUMA

Partners and spouses of sex addicts suffer specific and significant trauma due to the deceit and crazy making inherent in the double life of a sex addict. Emotional, physical, mental, and sexual trauma may all be present in the partner of a sex addict. We at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates treat the trauma that results from these sources of abuse. We provide support and guidance to help survivors deal with the emotional pain, loss, and anger. We assist in validating feelings and experiences as credible and help the partner reclaim their reality and judgment. We provide guidance in setting up a self care plan and a set of non-negotiables in dealing with the addict. Read More…

SOCIAL NETWORKING PROBLEMS

Facebook, Twitter, mySpace, and YouTube have created a whole new world of possibilities for sex addicts to act-out sexual fantasies. While the majority of individuals using social media will not have problems as a result of their use, others will. Read More…

CYBERSEX

Cybersex is a growing problem which is even causing those who have never had problematic sexual behavior to enter the world of sex addiction. Increasingly, people’s online sexual behavior is affecting their daily lives negatively. It is referred to as the “crack cocaine” of sex addiction. Read More…

MULTIPLE ADDICTIONS

Survey findings indicate that most addicts have more than one addictive behavior. Only 13% report one addiction. Most sex addicts also report coming from families where multiple addictions existed. Read More…

AFFAIRS

We have worked extensively with couples where one partner has betrayed; the implicit or explicit commitment in the partnership. This can be emotional, romantic, sexual, or all three. We offer individual therapy and, if addiction is present, we can assist in these objectives. Read More…

CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

Victimization studies suggest that anywhere from 12-28 % of all women and 3-16% of men are subjected to some form of sexual abuse in their childhood.Read More…

COMPULSIVE MASTURBATION

Some individuals use masturbation as a way to medicate feelings of stress, loneliness, anger, and depression. Over time, some become dependent on its’ use to relieve tension and alter moods, much like a problem drinker becomes dependent on alcohol to manage feelings. Read More…