The 11 Day Love Addiction Intensive at Center for Healthy Sex is a rigorous love addiction therapy program for groups of men or 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.
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.
Some situations which may indicate that the Love Addiction IOP is for you include:
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:
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.
During the Intensive, ALL clients stay in professionally managed sober living homes. Sober living fees are paid directly to the house with no financial involvement with Center for Healthy Sex. Your fees include meals, housing, and transportation. A sober community of support is far better than the isolation of a hotel or the familiar surroundings of home. We require sober living because we want our clients to have the best possible outcome from the program. The intense nature of this experience necessitates a higher level of support and care. Some of the benefits of staying at sober living are:
Past participants have stated that staying at sober living was an important part of their recovery experience and that it was better for their budget when they added the costs of hotels, car rentals, paying for parking, and paying for meals each day. With so many advantages to this kind of support, we’re confident that sober living is the best place to be for our 11-day Intensive clients.