The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction also known as compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.” 

Are you wondering if you may be struggling with a sex addiction? Below are questions to ask your self to help identify if your sexual behaviors may indicate a sexual addiction.*

  • Have you lost control over your sexual behaviors?
  • Have you crossed lines you didn’t think you would cross?
  • Have you set limits on your sexual behavior you failed to meet?
  • Have you experienced negative consequences (lost a relationship, less productive at work, spending less time with family or friend)?
  • Have you tried to stop any sexual behaviors but couldn’t?


*If a positive response is given to any of these questions, further assessment by a professional specializing in sexual addiction treatment is recommended.

Behaviors often associated with CSB are:


  • Compulsive searching/seeking partners or multiple partner 
  • Compulsive fixation on an unattainable partner
  • Compulsive pornographic use or masturbation 
  • Compulsive love/affair relationships 
  • Compulsive sexuality in a relationship
  • Compulsive escalation of out of control sexual behavior


 "One of the greatest challenges to an addict in early recovery is finding and maintaining structure in a supportive system". Patrick Carnes


Research has shown that building a solid foundation for your recovery process is crucial in the first four months.  Sex Addicts can often go 8-10 days sober, with no problem. Going 30 days seems to be the next threshold to staying sober, If they pass forty days, relapse probability starts to diminish significantly.  


Jana Sczepanski Palkert LMFT, CST, CSAT-C is a certified sex therapist, and is  as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate through the International  Institute for Trauma and Addiction Therapists.  


At MNCCC we offer individualized 1:1 treatment plans based on your particular needs. These treatment plans may include: 


  •  Complete an Accountability Contract
  • Incorporating Daily Sobriety Renewal Structures
  • Understanding Your Arousal Template 
  • Completing Daily Progress Charts
  • Breaking Through Denial
  • Understanding the Nature of the Illness
  • Surrendering To The Process
  • Understand the development of the Sex Addiction Disorder  
  • Identify triggers for acting out
  • Identify cycles of Sexual Addiction
  • Address social or psychological risk factors
  • Evaluate unhealthy thought patterns
  • Develop skills for maintaining long-term goals
  • Address shame and guilt
  • Rebuild relationships that have been harmed


Jana also offers the following services for couples and betrayed partners working through healing and recovery from the discovery of sexual addiction: 


COUPLES THERAPY

Couples therapy is also an essential part of recovery, and a significant focus of our treatment. Initially, the goal of couple’s therapy is stabilize the relationship and help the spouse work through the trauma they have experienced. Another important goal is to help the couple restore trust and intimacy in the relationship, both sexually and non-sexually. 

We work with Couples to:

  • Provide addiction psycho- education
  • Provide Stabilization for Crisis Management
  • Create Boundary/Safety Plan
  • Help Manage Discovery of acting out behaviors

  • Provide emotional support
  • Heal and rebuilding trust
  • Rebuild sex and intimacy in the couple relationship
  • Devise Partners Safety/Boundary Plan
  • Process/Manage Triggers


THERAPEUTIC DISCLOSURE


BETRAYED PARTNER SUPPORT


ASSESSMENTS


INTENSIVE COUPLES  OR INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING


Group work is strongly recommended because it affords the recovering addict both support and accountability. We frequently refer clients to group therapy such as Purity Groups (faith- based program), Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) or Sex Anonymous (SA) for added support. 

We also work collaboratively with medical providers if medications are needed to treat mental health issues or control behaviors. 

Call (763)-400-7475 today to talk with one of our experienced therapists or schedule an appointment.​




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Sex Addiction & Partner Betrayal 

Londonderry Office Park

5780 Lincoln Drive #250

Edina, MN 55436

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7835 Main Street N. #220

 Maple Grove, MN  55369 

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