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.
Unhealthy connections cause emotional pain
Relational trauma is usually experienced in the context of intimate relationships. Addictions or mental health issues can fuel instances of victimization as well as verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Low self-esteem and impoverished expectations then open someone up to repetitive, self-defeating relationships. These unhealthy relationships strongly fuel relapse issues, and the vicious cycle continues.
An intimacy disorder left untreated creates a foundation for long-term relationship problems. In some cases, this can lead to extremes of either love addiction or love avoidance. Love addiction involves someone “loving” another person with an obsessive intensity that is not in the best interest of either party. Conversely, love avoidance is an inability or refusal to show love for someone out of a fear of being hurt. Love avoidants guard themselves in relationships to protect themselves from rejection, loss, and the types of pain that can accompany intimate relationships.
Common effects of love addiction include:
Common effects of love avoidance include:
The causes of love addiction, love avoidance, and other relational trauma are often rooted in childhood trauma. Individuals lacking self-esteem and those who had less-than-nurturing childhoods may grow up looking for constant reassurance from others. Relational trauma treatment at Gentle Path helps patients overcome the core issues and take steps towards experiencing healthy, fulfilling relationships.
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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