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.
Past pain can impact the present when not addressed
The term “trauma” seems so serious and harsh. “That couldn’t possibly apply to me!” Or could it? Trauma can stem from a single event or a series of traumatic events that are repeated over a period of time, causing individuals to suffer overwhelming painful, frightening, or loathing emotions. It can come from childhood interactions, adult relationships, a physical event, or emotional or psychological abuse. Whatever the source, we know that when not dealt with, trauma related from the past can have devastating effects on the here and now.
Most of us have experienced a type of trauma in our lifetime. For some, it takes the form of bullying. For others, it’s physical abuse or sexual abuse that can have a lasting negative impact. Abandonment, whether from an addicted, emotionally absent, or disapproving parent or partner, can leave lasting emotional scars. Loss is another common source of trauma, whether from the death of a loved one, or a divorce, or other loss, it can result in devastating grief. Even something as seemingly positive as adoption can cause emotional issues as some adoptees struggle with identity issues, feelings of abandonment, or questions of self-worth. Whatever the source, the results are similar.
Relationships | Emotional Challenges | Low Self-Esteem | Addiction
Trauma isn’t always tied to one horrific event. It can also stem from multiple incidents that can’t always be traced back to specific dates and times. Sometimes trauma happens over a long period, in a way that may not even seem traumatic but is still damaging.
This anxiety disorder stems from life-threatening events or psychological trauma. Sufferers often struggle with sudden, unprovoked, and disturbing flashbacks or have repeated nightmares, making both everyday tasks and healthy relationships a challenge.
Low self-esteem and impoverished expectations fuel repetitive, self-defeating relationships, and addictions or mental health issues can contribute to verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Untreated intimacy disorders create a foundation for long-term relationship problems.
Experiencing trauma during childhood while the brain is still developing can have severe and long-lasting effects that – if left untreated – can carry over into adulthood. The negative impact of childhood trauma is deep and can be devastating.
Gentle Path is a safe, nurturing community composed of peers where your journey of recovery will include not just dealing with outward behaviors but examining the underlying causes. The goal is to gain the courage to face difficult issues (including grief and loss), heal from emotional trauma, and become accountable for your feelings, behaviors, and recovery.
Taking that first step is hard, but there’s a new life of health and hope just waiting for you. The next chapter of your life can begin now, but only you can change your story.
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