At Kenneth M. Adams and Associates, we provide a range of services to deal with the problem of sex addiction, trauma, and sexual abuse.
Sexual addiction recovery requires multiple interventions at critical points in the sexual addiction recovery process. Sex addiction is a multi dimensional disorder that responds best when the individual dealing with sex addiction is willing to take advantage of specific services as the need arises in the sexual addiction recovery process. The sexual addiction recovery process assists sex addicts in altering long standing patterns and embrace sexual health.
Individuals needing sexual abuse recovery will find help in our specialized individual therapy, EMDR techniques, and/or trauma recovery groups. Sexual abuse recovery requires a sensitive and supportive approach. Our approach to sexual abuse recovery offers clients a chance to heal from the painful effects of sexual abuse and lead more fulfilling lives.
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New Client Assessment
All clients are encouraged to go through an assessment process to determine the extent of the present problems and establish the best course of treatment. Clients are often asked to complete screening tests when appropriate. When addicts are seeking treatment, we often encourage the spouse or partner to accompany them in order to get the best “picture” possible of the problem. The clinical director, Dr. Kenneth M. Adams, conducts the assessments in most cases. When that is not possible, a qualified associate will conduct the assessment.
Beginnings Care Program
The Beginnings Care Program is a 8-week program for individuals with sexual compulsion and/or their spouses or partners. It is a combination of educational classes and small group experiences done in an atmosphere of safety, confidentiality, and respect.
Both the addict and their partner leave with a written recovery plan and having completed basic core tasks necessary for recovery. This program is a unique and rich experience for those recovering from sexual addiction and its effects. In some cases a screening/assessment session (at additional cost) may be needed in order for us to determine a candidate is a good fit and will derive optimum benefit from the program.
Recovery Enhancement Intensive Workshop
A unique, three-day weekend intensive offering healing and hope that accelerates recovery by combining established treatment components in a safe and secure process. This intensive is suitable for beginners or those already in recovery. The healing tracks are separate for the addict and partner and both can enroll separately or together in our unique, safe and confidential program. All members of the treatment team are Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) and trained specifically to treat sex addiction and Complex Partner Trauma (CPT).
The recovery checkup is an annual evaluation for an addict once recovery has been established. It helps to determine how best to create and maintain an optimal recovery path.
Recovering people prevent relapse and do best when they lead a balanced life of meaning and intimacy. It allows them to unfold paths of harmony and optimal performance.
The staff at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates is specifically trained and experienced to provide specialized individual therapy for addicts, spouses or partners of addicts, and survivors of childhood trauma. We are experienced in traditional methods of psychotherapy as well as addiction and trauma approaches. We also have staff trained in trauma specific EMDR technique and most or our staff is Certified Sex Addiction Therapists.
Recovery Start Kit Group
The Recovery Start Kit (RSK) Group is a weekly, ongoing safe and supportive group to assist recovering sex addicts to maintain sexual sobriety and utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes’ comprehensive Recovery Start Kit. Its focus is on monitoring sexual sobriety and working on maintaining a life balance that is supportive of recovery. The Beginnings Care Program (or a similar program) is a prerequisite. It involves a minimum of a nine month commitment and participation in individual therapy. This group compliments individual therapy by managing the addiction in a structured setting.
Partners and Spouses Treatment
Many partners and spouses of sex addicts are burdened with feelings of betrayal, isolation, mistrust, anger, vigilance, and a sense of unreality due to the infidelity caused by the addiction. They have difficulty regaining their emotional balance and are often in acute distress. At Kenneth M. Adams we are particularly sensitive to the specific concerns of those suffering from the impact of a partner’s sex addiction and subsequent infidelity. Through supportive and clarifying individual therapy, education from the Beginnings Care Program, the impact Zone Group, and the Healing Zone Group, partners of sex addicts can heal from the effects of the infidelity and betrayal. They can build a renewed sense of themselves and learn they are not alone.
Infidelity is commonly associated with actual physical, sexual contact with another person outside of a committed relationship. However, spouses of sex addicts report reactions similar to this form of infidelity even if there is not direct physical, sexual contact with another person. Addicts chatting sexually online, viewing pornography, masturbating to images and fantasy following internet use produce low self-esteem, self-blame, mistrust, and negative comparisons to the “other” in spouses normally found with infidelity involving another person physically.
Impact Zone Group
The Impact Zone group guides partners through a ten-week, therapeutic process that helps to heal their trauma. Partners will assess the impact they’ve experienced from betrayal, examine triggers, work toward reducing traumatic imagery, recover sense of self-trust, outline their needs going forward, and move forward in reclaiming life before sex addiction.
Healing Zone Group
The Reclaiming Yourself: Recovery form Codependency Group is a weekly, ongoing group for individuals struggling with reactions to others’ addictions. The group is safe, validating, and supportive allowing participants to reduce anger, grief, and shame and to establish a strong sense of self. Self-esteem and acceptance is enhanced for group members. Participation is the Beginnings Care Program (or a similar program) is a prerequisite.
Trauma Resolution Group
The Healing Zone Group is a weekly, ongoing, ongoing group designed for survivors of childhood trauma who are looking for increased resolution of trauma and life competency skills. The group utilizes experiential techniques that assist participants to access the core feelings surrounding the trauma and reprocess the negative core beliefs that are still in place. This intense, but rewarding experience has helped many to move beyond their abuse. It is appropriate also for addicts who have established a stable program of recovery. Weekly ongoing therapy is a required for all participants.
Trauma Specific EMDR Technique
Staff at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates has been trained in conducting EMDR. EMDR is short for eye movement and reprocessing. It is a powerful new tool that helps in reprocessing childhood trauma and other psychological distress. It is done in an individual session and can augment other individual therapy.
Couples or Marriage Counseling
We provide specialized couples or marriage counseling for couples dealing with sexual addiction. Included in our approach to couples or marriage counseling is helping couples manage the consequence of addiction, build positive communication skills, reduce shame, rebuild trust, deal with disclosure of secrets, and develop a healthy sexual life. We also have specialized couples workshops that can augment ongoing couples or marriage counseling.
Our approach to couples or marriage counseling takes into account the unique challenges faced by couples dealing with sexual infidelity and betrayal. The loss of trust from dealing with infidelity from sexual addiction requires embracing a recovery process that takes into account the challenges faced by the sex addict and spouse as they attempt to rebuild their relationship. Hope and change are possible.
We provide help for families of addicts by providing opportunities for them to begin the process of recovery together. Helping family members deal with the effects of addiction is a primary focus of family work. The addicts are encouraged to reduce shame by being accountable and making amends. Through the process of sharing feelings, accountability, amends, and forgiveness families affected by addiction can begin a life long healing journey.
Helping those with compulsive gaming, technology use, pornography and sexual behaviors. The Adolescent Program is a 12-week program offering help to teens 12-18 years of age and their parents or guardians.
When these behaviors interfere with typical adolescent development we can help. Our program provides a safe, confidential and respectful place to create solutions and positive outcomes.
Phone and Video Consultation
We provide phone and video consultation in particular instances when geographic distance is a problem. We do not do therapy by phone but can provide direction that may assist you on your journey. All therapy needs will be directed to a licensed professional in your area.