If unhealthy relationships or attachments have caused damage in your life, our sex and love addiction treatment programs could help. Our clinical staff, including our Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Jessica Steinman, can help you on your journey to lasting recovery.
What Is Love Addiction?
Love addiction, for many, has to do with seeking out the dopamine and oxytocin that can accompany the first flush of new love. Finding a new person to pursue and be pursued by can be intoxicating, and these feelings can lead to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.
Someone who is struggling with love addiction might not act on their obsessive thoughts, although love addiction and sex addiction can go hand-in-hand.
Common signs of love addiction include:
- Finding it unbearable to be alone
- Constantly looking for a new relationship
- Returning to an unhealthy relationship rather than being alone
- Obsessive thoughts about the object of your desire
- Having difficulty fulfilling responsibilities as a result of obsessive thoughts or compulsive actions
Dating or having sex with a number of people is not always an indication of love or sex addiction. However, if your thoughts and habits have proven to be destructive and have led you to cheat on a partner or have difficulty in other areas of your life, luxury rehab treatment could help.
Limerence: How New Love Can Be Addictive
Limerence is a state of infatuation that can lead to obsessive thoughts or actions relating to another person. This feeling is what individuals who struggle with love addiction are seeking out. Limerence can be involuntary and can feel debilitating. The powerful rushes of dopamine and oxytocin that accompany this state can be addicting, and individuals who struggle with love addiction can feel as though they have lost control.
Limerence can include any of the following actions or feelings:
- Intense anxiety about being alone or without the object of desire
- An inability to be interested in more than one person
- Elevated feelings of insecurity
- An inability to focus on other responsibilities or relationships
Someone who experiences limerence can form healthy relationships, and we help our clients heal.
How We Treat Sex and Love Addiction
We create personalized treatment plans for every individual in our care. Individuals who struggle with love addiction or sex addiction will find a safe, welcoming, supportive environment at Westwind Recovery®.
Our approaches to treatment involve both holistic and evidence-based therapies. Understanding the underlying causes of addiction is key to making changes that last a lifetime. We help our clients work through issues like past trauma or mental health conditions. Trauma-informed care ensures that our clients feel safe and supported during treatment.
We offer a wide variety of therapies that can help you heal. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, virtual reality meditation therapy, art therapy, and more can help you learn more about yourself and develop healthy coping skills.
Our Sex Addiction Treatment Team
On staff at Westwind Recovery® is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Jessica Steinman. She has years of experience in helping those who struggle with addiction, mental health issues, and sex and love addiction. Part of her approach to treatment involves treating co-occurring disorders, where an individual might struggle with both a substance use disorder and a sex or love addiction. If left untreated, sex addiction could become a coping mechanism for those in recovery. Alongside our treatment team, Jessica helps those in recovery rebuild their lives.
Reach Out to Westwind Recovery® Today
Are you ready to work on yourself? Are you prepared to make a commitment, to take direction, and to surrender things that are not helping you grow? If you can answer yes, then reach out to Westwind Recovery® to learn more about our sex and love addiction treatment programs.
Our team, including our Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, will help you develop healthy coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and rebuild relationships. We believe that recovery is possible, especially when you learn to love yourself.
Our Los Angeles luxury addiction treatment center offers a wide range of treatment options. If you’re looking for the utmost in privacy, contact us today. We’ll work to create a treatment plan that meets your needs, and we’ll help you heal in a comfortable, peaceful setting.