1. Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Getting expert help makes all the difference. As they say, “If nothing changes, then nothing changes.” If you or someone you know have been experiencing a sexual problem that prevents healthy sex and intimacy, the professional therapists at CHS are available to treat all major sex therapy issues including:
Low sexual desire
2. Is medication a substitute for therapy?
There are hormonal drugs that may reduce or increase sexual drive. We believe healthy sexuality requires emotional security and psychological wholeness that takes more than a pill to achieve. For some clients, we may recommend consulting with a psychiatrist. Treating some psychological issues with medication often allows access to underlying emotional issues, which is essential to make lasting change.
3. I’ve tried therapy, books, religion & spirituality, and 12-Steps. Why is Center for Healthy Sex successful?
Center for Healthy Sex was founded in 2005 by the husband and wife team of Alexandra Katehakis, Clinical Director, and Douglas Evans, Executive Director. The core philosophy is to handpick therapists who meet a certain criteria. They’re all highly trained, and they’ve furthered their education to specialize in sex therapy and sex addiction therapy. Psychotherapy, books, religion, spirituality, and 12-Step are all recommended tools to support psychological and sexual health. Specialized treatment is often the key ingredient for success. You wouldn’t go to a tire shop to fix your engine.
4. Who are your clients?
Our clients come from all walks of life. We’ve treated doctors, lawyers, athletes, teachers, students, politicians, actors, agents, models, truck drivers, retirees, clergy, and even therapists. Many clients have sought out direct help in confidence, others were referred by a primary therapist or doctor. CHS clients express a variety of sexual concerns, such as:
I think I’m a sex addict.
I have performance anxiety.
I’m obsessed about my cheating spouse.
I love my partner, but we don’t have sex anymore.
I need a sexuality support group for people of my same gender or sexual orientation.
I can’t have an orgasm.
I think I’m a love addict.
My sex life is a secret that causes me intense feelings of shame. I want to be free.
I can’t stay in a relationship even though I want to commit.
5. What is the treatment for my problem?
Successful therapy involves commitment to regular treatment. Based on your goals and our assessment, we will work together to craft a treatment plan for you that may include:
For those seeking urgent and immediate care, CHS offers an 11-day intensive program. The 11-Day Intensive includes a comprehensive aftercare plan including regular therapy and 12-Step meetings. Individual and group therapy usually lasts 6 months to 2 years. Recovery is an on-going process.
7. What are the costs?
CHS will work with your budget to find solutions that work, including insurance or sliding scale based on income. What is your recovery worth? We know people who have spent their entire savings in compulsive sexual pursuits. We believe sexual health is as much a priority as physical health for quality of life. What is the cost to not get help?
8. Are services confidential?
Yes. Center for Healthy Sex goes to great lengths to insure your calls, emails and visits are confidential. The exceptions to your confidence are: if you tell your therapist that you have a plan to harm yourself or someone else or past harm involving a senior citizen or child. Under the aforementioned situations, the CHS therapists are required by their respective licensing boards to file a report for the safety of all involved.
9. Can the Center for Healthy Sex help?
Yes, Center for Healthy Sex has helped many individuals and couples recover from sex addiction and sexual dysfunction in Los Angeles and from around the world. The clinical team at CHS and our network of expert health professionals are here to guide you towards healthy sexuality, as you define it, not by an outside moral authority.
10. OK, I’m ready to get help. What’s the first step?
Getting help is easy. Call CHS at 310.843.9902 or email and take these steps:
Call for a free telephone consultation with an intake counselor.
Make an appointment for a thorough psycho-sexual assessment.
Follow treatment recommendations of your expert therapist.