Sex Addiction Counseling in Manhattan, NY

If you or a loved one is struggling with sex addiction in New York City, NY, help is available and recovery is possible. I am a qualified psychotherapist, a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Counselor (CASAC), and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing for over 25 years in sex addiction treatment for individuals and couples.

If you feel you have sex addiction, you may feel shame and unable to reach out for help. I hope to provide some clarity about sex addiction, as well as helpful coping mechanisms and a safe space for addicts to have a productive path to sex addiction recovery.

Getting Started

If you have never sought treatment before, you may feel overwhelmed and nervous about going through a sex addiction recovery program. Therapy is daunting for many people because they are apprehensive about the vulnerability that is necessary for healing. We’ll take the first few sessions to get to know one another and see if we work well together.

Staying on Track

As we learn more about your sex addiction, we’ll explore treatment options such as 12-step programs for sex and other addictions. Often, people turn to secondary addictions as a way to cope with sex addiction, such as online shopping or substance abuse. This kind of cross-addiction can make recovery difficult, which is why professional help is so valuable.

I offer individual, couples, and group therapy sessions. We may find that a combination of these sessions works best for your treatment. For many couples, sex addiction can cause major relationship problems. Couples therapy can help restore trust and create a valuable support system.

I understand the feelings of shame and guilt that come with sex addiction, and I am not here to judge. I hope you will let me be part of your support network as you proceed on your road to sex addiction recovery.

If you’re ready to start on the road to sex addiction recovery, contact me, Gail Appel, in New York City, NY, to get started. You can reach me by phone at 212-787-1879.