Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

What Is A Certifed Sex Addiction Therapist?

A Dallas certified sex addiction therapist is a specialist, and understands both sex therapy and sex addiction therapy including sexual arousal, healthy and unhealthy courtship, sexual nurture and intimacy, healthy sexual touch, healthy differentiation and healthy romance.

Certified sex addiction therapist training is the only training in the US based on decades of research and tens of thousands of sex addicts and their sexual arousal and attachment, over many decades of study.

Can anyone be a certified sex addiction therapist?

Why Should I Consider A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist?

In a word, expertise. CSAT training coupled with thousands of hours of supervision and experience allow a CSAT to assess, diagnose and treat not only the symptoms of sex addiction, but also the underlying attachment disorder that is the hallmark of sex addiction. CSAT training emphasizes sex addiction as an intimacy disorder, although many therapists miss the underlying attachment disorder that drives the intimacy symptoms. Without experience and training it is very easy to confuse the process of therapy as simply being communication issues when deep down they are trauma and shame issues driven by early childhood wounds in bonding.

Does A CSAT Have Any Special Tools For Assessing Sex Addiction?

Certified sex addiction therapist training and experience allows them to administer the Sexual Dependency Inventory and the Sexual addiction screening test, (SAST). The SAST can be taken here. CSAT trained individuals are the only professionals in the US trained to use these tests and often other testing is used as well, such as the MMPI-2 RF.

Can Sex Addiction Be Healed?

Do CSAT Trained Therapist Counsel Family Members?

It is critical that the CSAT you choose treats the entire family system: wife, partner, children. Sex addiction is a family disease and Certified Sex Addiction therapist training emphasiszes the family, and treating the partner of the sex addict is a sub-specialty that at least 25% of the training focuses on.

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