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Many people become addicted to sex as a way to cope with stress, low self-esteem, and even trauma. When this happens, sex becomes an unhealthy coping mechanism that can actually get in the way of healing.

Do you feel a constant craving for sex is negatively affecting your life and relationships? If so, seeking sex 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.

Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Should Consider Sex Addiction Treatment

Here are some signs that you may have a sex addiction and should consider therapy:

  • You have repeated affairs.
  • You feel you must continually push the envelope in order to be satisfied sexually.
  • You feel disgusted after you engage in sexual behavior.
  • You turn to sex or masturbation as the primary way to cope with stress.
  • You get in trouble with the law because of risky sexual behavior.
  • You hire prostitutes to satisfy your frequent sexual appetite.

To learn more, read licensed therapist Victoria Haag’s article about sex addiction and how to tell if therapy is right for you.

Beat Sex 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 sex therapist near you. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Adam Kaufman
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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.


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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.

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You may find yourself in a guided meditation or a role-play exercise. Sometimes there is homework. We’ll tune into exactly what you need. I’m here to support you to find your unique, confident voice. The work is to discover your unique truth.

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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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Elnaz Mayeh
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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.


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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am intentionally well-versed in variety of approaches to be able to meet my clients where they’re at. I utilize present and future oriented work with a sprinkle of past exploration. I provide talk therapy, EMDR, and Neurofeedback.

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Gabby Jimmerson
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Build a solid foundation of trust, respect, and fondness; Understand how your (and your partner’s) past wounds are impacting the present Establish stability; Restore intimacy


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Build a solid foundation of trust, respect, and fondness; Understand how your (and your partner’s) past wounds are impacting the present Establish stability; Restore intimacy

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My approach to couple’s counseling comes from a place of optimism and practicality. My goal is to work myself out of a job by equipping you with tools to practice in session and take home to apply to your real life right away.

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Brianne Billups Hughes
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Look into past into how the culmination of your experiences led you to where you are today. I want to learn about your life and your stories so we can create something new together- a life that you are excited to wake up to every day.


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Look into past into how the culmination of your experiences led you to where you are today. I want to learn about your life and your stories so we can create something new together- a life that you are excited to wake up to every day.

Something to know about my approach is:

I love encouraging people to live the lives of their dreams. You don't have to be stuck like this forever and I have hope that we can help you find joy, pleasure, and freedom with balance, communication and boundaries.

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  • Codependency
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