Love, Sex & Pornography Addiction
PATHOS is a quick assessment tool to determine if there are issues with intimacy that need further exploration.
Answer yes or no to the questions below.
Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts? (Preoccupied)
Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others? (Ashamed)
Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? (Treatment)
Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? (Hurt others)
Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire? (Out of control)
When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? (Sad)
If you answered yes on two or more questions is recommended you speak with a trained therapist to explore your responses. Take the online self-assessment to see if you may benefit from services. Pat Carnes developed assessment tools for assessment of love & sex addicts, partners of love & sex addicts and parent’s of youth with love & sexual addiction issues. Please print out your results to bring to your appointment. www.sexhelp.com Disclaimer: I am respectful of all sexual orientations and of client’s values and faith values. I do not perform conversion therapy or support work that would go against a client’s value system, cultural diversity or faith.
I have training and credentialing by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist. This extensive training is 120 hours of post-graduate training to specialize in the assessment of and treatment of sexual addiction, process addiction, trauma, partner and family issues. I support use of the Patrick Carnes
Workbooks: The 40 Day Focus, Facing the Shadow, the Recovery Zone, and Facing Heartbreak. These can be purchased from myself or the website http://www.gentlepath.com.
The goal of recovery is not just abstinence or sobriety, it is connection.
Please also inquire for ongoing groups offered.