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11 Day Love Addiction Intensive

The 11 Day Love Addiction Intensive at Center for Healthy Sex is a rigorous love addiction therapy program for men and women which takes place over 11 days. It is for people whose desire for love, relationships, or intimacy has brought them to a point in which their life has become unmanageable or they are experiencing serious consequences.

All Intensives are limited to a maximum of 4 clients for more individual attention.

The Intensive offers a highly structured treatment program which consists of a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, and education around love addiction. This is an ideal alternative if inpatient treatment for 30 days isn’t a viable option. This program provides individuals with the tools necessary to begin to have healthy love and relationships in their lives.

Intensive Program for Sexual Addiction

 

Some situations which may indicate that the Love Addiction IOP is for you include:

  • Repeated extra-marital affairs
  • Obsessive, stalking behaviors towards a current or past partner
  • Loss of job, family, or friends due to romantic relationships
  • Never feeling satisfied with your current partner or relationship, but unable to leave
  • Pursuing unhealthy relationships for fear of being alone
  • Incurring significant financial debt or lending significant amounts of money to lovers in the hope that they will love you back
  • Pining for a former partner to the point where you are unable to move forward in your life
  • Feeling like you are in withdrawal after breaking up

The Intensive begins on Mondays and runs through the following Friday (with Sunday off), providing 11 days of in-depth therapeutic work to stop the problematic and painful behaviors of love addiction and to begin to create healthy, mutual, loving relationships. Running from 9:30am to 5pm each day, the program is facilitated by a team of therapists who specialize in treating love addiction and offer a variety of expert perspectives. The 11 Day Love Addiction Intensive includes:

  • individual therapy
  • group therapy
  • experiential therapy
  • art therapy
  • 12-step meetings
  • nightly homework assignments

 

Also included in the program are multiple books on recovery and a 100+ page program binder/workbook with specific aftercare plans for each participant.

The first week of the program focuses on breaking down the cycle of your love addiction and understanding its historical roots. The intention of this work is to reduce the shame, guilt and secrets that have spiraled out of control due to the addiction. During week two, the program teaches healthy boundaries, self-care, and what healthy, loving relationships can look like in the future. Additionally, each participant receives a detailed after-care plan. For participants from out of the Los Angeles area, this includes assistance in finding ongoing support in your home city. Our task-centered approach was developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. and our Love Addiction IOP incorporates the theories and teachings of Pia Mellody, author of Facing Love Addiction.



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