Four decades of healing history, the top experts in an often-misunderstood field, and the most advanced approaches to address a wide range sexual addiction and behavioral disorders.
Our comprehensive program addresses sexual addictions, unresolved trauma, and co-occurring issues, going beyond symptoms to explore root issues and lay the groundwork for lasting healing.
Group and one-on-one therapy are just the beginning. We employ a wide range of methods and modalities, including valuable peer support, to address each person’s unique needs.
Let us help you determine if our program is right for your situation, discuss insurance coverage, payment options, and let you know what to expect upon arriving at treatment.
Change takes work, but it can’t be harder than living with unresolved addiction, trauma, and other disorders. If you or someone you love needs help, we’re ready and waiting.
Support for partners and families
Sex addiction can profoundly affect partners, children, parents, and siblings. That’s why, at Gentle Path at The Meadows, treating our patients means also addressing the needs of the entire family.
That includes helping families understand the disease of addiction, how a loved one can actually be addicted to sex or struggle with other sexual issues, helping them make arrangements for aftercare, and assisting with setting up initial boundaries related to the return home.
Our team is strongly committed to the emotional health and healing of spouses, partners, and families impacted by the consequences of sexually addictive behaviors. We understand that these behaviors often result in hurt, betrayal, and a breakdown in trust between the patient and loved ones. That is why including the family is a crucial part of the recovery process, not only for the patient but also for the family members and loved ones who have been damaged by addictive behaviors.
We offer family work that provides extensive psychoeducation specifically designed to address the effects of sex addiction on the addicted person’s family members and significant others. This type of interaction isn’t clinically appropriate (or beneficial) for everyone during the treatment process, so we don’t guarantee joint sessions for every patient. Instead, decisions are made by the treatment team on a case by case basis.
Our interaction with family is focused on:
There is a wide range of books and other resources available to help loved ones navigate having a family member or partner who is dealing with sex addiction issues. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and some titles may be more appropriate for specific phases of recovery. Your loved one’s treatment team can make suggestions specific to your situation.
In this episode, we follow the life of Gentle Path Alum Scott Plumb and explore his family dynamics. He shares the impact that alcoholism and childhood trauma had on his life and how that experience manifested in anxiety and trauma, influencing Scott’s coping mechanisms throughout college and his adult life. Also, MBH clinician Scott Davis helps us explore the significance of addressing these underlying issues in the healing process.
This isn’t an easy process, but it’s a worthwhile one. By working together as a family, recovery can continue for a lifetime.
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