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State of the Art Case Conceptualization for "Sex Addiction" or "Porn Addiction"

Case Conceptualization

What Makes the PBH Treatment Approach Unique from Standard Sex Addiction or Porn Addiction Therapy?

 

PBH is not like other clinics who treat sexual behavior problems.  Discover the PBH difference!

Targeted and Thorough

Unlike the one-size-fits all models out there, at PBH, we start by getting a clear sense of who the client is and what difficulties they are facing through a comprehensive assessment.  We find that a one-size-fits all approach for treating sexual behavior problems (sex addiction or porn addiction) is ineffective and can contribute to ongoing behavioral struggles, continued relationship hardship, and a lack of overall success in establishing hope and joy.  Our group of specialists will design a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and budget.  We offer a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy.  Our goal is to help you stop the destructive cycle and empower you to live an authentic, intimate, and joyful life.

 

Collaborative

By receiving treatment at a clinic with a respected team of experts, our clients benefit from a level of collaboration that is rare in the field.  Our therapist coordinate client care carefully and thoughtfully with one another.  When more than one therapist is involved with a relationship (e.g., individual therapist and couples therapist), our team members take the time to learn from one another about the nature of the struggles, ongoing developments, and each other’s perspectives regarding how to best promote healing and growth.  Our clinic is focused on helping one another to learn and perform at our very best.  To accomplish this, we have created an environment in which therapists bring their ideas, questions, concerns, and knowledge to team meetings and wrestle with challenging topics.  Our team is just that; a team.

 

Health and Growth Focused

Therapeutic strategies that place excess emphasis on stopping behavior patterns are generally ineffective at achieving thriving outcomes for their clients.  This is because they lack the focus on living healthy and learning how to thrive.  We certainly work to stop harmful behaviors and have effective strategies to make that happen.  However, that is a low bar for therapy.  By understanding the underlying nature of the behaviors, we can devise effective strategies to live a more rewarding life that includes joy and meaning.  People don’t often find themselves at joy and meaning from focusing intense efforts solely on what to not do.

 

Rooted in Science

Unfortunately, too few in the mental health community are able to properly dedicate themselves to directly digesting ample scientific research related to their professional practice.  Often, we see that professional trainings offer little research-based findings and regress to personal opinions.  What results is what is known as the scientist-practitioner gap.  Researchers develop vast knowledge that is often poorly understood or utilized by practitioners.  At PBH, we find this pattern to be unacceptable.  As a result, we have formed our own institute dedicated to consuming, promoting, and disseminating research concerning sexuality and relationships.  As a result of our commitment to staying embedded in empirical knowledge and inquiry, we are a key source of knowledge for therapists outside of our clinic.

 

Respected

At PBH, we provide the most comprehensive and progressive treatment of problematic or compulsive sexual behavior in the Pacific Northwest.  Our founders are trusted members of the sexual health community and conduct national level training on how to treat problematic sexual behaviors and foster healing in hurt relationships. We understand the complex nature of sexual struggles and can set you on a path for growth, connection, and success.

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