I always knew that this was my calling, because strangers would approach me and talk to me about everything. I chose this profession because I enjoy helping others and guiding them to their answers.
Though not a formally recognized disorder in the DSM-5, sex addiction is characterized as an intimacy disorder in which an individual engages in a compulsive pattern of repetitive behavior directed toward sexual gratification that may lead to negative role, social, safety, or legal consequences. It is a progressive and pervasive condition in which one continues to chronically engage in sexual behavior despite the consequences.
Sexual health & dysfunction
Sexual health and dysfunction go well beyond the physical but into the cognitive, social and spiritual/religious domains of our being. Being sexually healthy entails feeling comfortable with one’s sexuality. This includes identity, orientation, performance, self-esteem, choice of partner(s), et cetera. It also includes congruence between one’s actions and personal values. Dysfunction may occur when one struggles with any aspect of sexuality and/or may entail a physical complication.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist - 2016-2467
KS, LCPC, 03205
Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling - City University
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist who works from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. I work with adolescents to geriatric clients on a variety of mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and attachment disorders. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with Intimacy Disorders - sex addiction, sex and love addiction, sexual anorexia, and pornography addiction. I also help the partners of the addicted individual process the trauma experienced due to the betrayal.
222 W 6th Street, Junction City , 66441, KS