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Pornography can be a healthy exploration of sexuality and sexual fantasy. However, many people become addicted to using pornograhy as a way to escape reality and run from their own stress and negative emotions. When this happens, pornography becomes like any drug or behavior: it is addicting and harmful.

Do you feel that a constant desire for pornography is negatively affecting your life and relationships? If so, seeking pornography addiction treatment is a logical next step to take. A sex counselor can help you discover the causes of your addiction so that you can set limits and improve your life.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Should Consider Therapy or Counseling for Pornography Addiction

Here are some signs that you may be addicted to pornography and should consider therapy:

  • You can’t stop watching erotica even when you want to.
  • You lose track of time and spend more time that you want watching pornographic videos or content.
  • You feel disgusted after you engage with pornography.
  • You turn to pornography as the primary way to cope with stress.
  • You lie about your consumption of erotica or hide it from your partner.
  • You’ve lost interest in sex or can’t intimately engage in sex when you’re in real-life situations.

To learn more, read licensed therapist Mara Fisher’s article about why we repeat mistakes in sex and relationships.

Overcome Pornography Addiction with the Help of a Sex Counselor

A sex counselor can help you understand your behavior, the origins of your addiction, and what you need to do to stop it. They can also hold you accountable to make the changes you say you want.

If you’re ready for a change, reaching out for counseling is an excellent option. Mental Health Match can help by matching you with a pornography addiction therapist near you. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Darren Santos
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Build a relationship and environment that works best for you, where your feedback matters, and we collaborate to help reach your personal goals at a pace that you decide. Even if you're not sure where to go, you've come to the right place.


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Build a relationship and environment that works best for you, where your feedback matters, and we collaborate to help reach your personal goals at a pace that you decide. Even if you're not sure where to go, you've come to the right place.

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I will listen, highlight your strengths, and help to uncover where your distress is coming from. Together we can explore your present and past, to fine tune what tools you need to take control and create the future you want to build for yourself.

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FRANCESCA LUIZZA
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We will work together on identifying and changing self-defeating patterns, developing healthier ways to manage emotions and challenging situations, resolving past traumas and inner conflicts, and uncovering the underlying meanings of your behaviors.


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We will work together on identifying and changing self-defeating patterns, developing healthier ways to manage emotions and challenging situations, resolving past traumas and inner conflicts, and uncovering the underlying meanings of your behaviors.

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Our childhood experiences shape the way we view and experience ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand why we think, feel, and behave the way we do, we can begin to accept our past and enjoy our present.

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William James Jones
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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.


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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.

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I use an exclusive approach known as Integrative Depth Psychology where we explore issues through four pillars that make up my approach. I use cultural sensitive, humanistic, intersubjective, and Jungian modalities to set the groundwork for therapy.

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Johana M. de Oca, LMFT
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Identify stressors, process emotional pain, ease anxieties and/or sadness caused by experiences, work through attachment issues and relationship problems that may come from trauma. Gain awareness, learn supportive coping tools, healing emotionally.


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Identify stressors, process emotional pain, ease anxieties and/or sadness caused by experiences, work through attachment issues and relationship problems that may come from trauma. Gain awareness, learn supportive coping tools, healing emotionally.

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I tend to begin with a more directive and structured approach when I am exploring with you the root of the problem. This is because we need to have a deeper understanding. I utilize CBT, Psychodynamic, Client Centered, and a more Holistic approach.

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Samantha Gerson
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I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.


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Together, we will:

I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship, so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take a humanistic approach and often use motivational interviewing. I also utilize many other modalities including but not limited to CBT, DBT, and TFCBT.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
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