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Sex addiction is the uncontrollable fixation on sexual thoughts, fantasies, and sexual behaviors. Mainstream media suggests that those with a sexual addiction constantly have sex with as many people as possible. But it isn’t limited to that. Sex addiction can also include prostitution, pornography addiction, masturbation, and nonconsensual observation of sexual activity. 

TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health is a primary mental health provider for sex addiction treatment in Nashville, TN. We aim to help you get your compulsive behaviors under control at our rehab center.

Why Choose Our Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Programs?

There are a lot of rehabilitation services and facilities out there. How do you know which one is right for you? Here’s what sets us apart.

TRUE provides a supportive environment with our client’s needs in mind. Our treatment team has combined decades of experience in addiction treatment. Our facility has current accreditation, licensing, and qualified staff. We understand your needs and provide the care you need. Our wide range of services provides the resources you need to overcome alcohol symptoms and withdrawal.

While our clients receive treatment, our clinicians ensure they are comfortable and in a calming environment. We support each person’s physical, emotional, and mental recovery. Therefore, we want our clients to know they are well cared for. Our amenities promote relaxation and privacy as needed.

At TRUE, we practice core values for our clients to work toward improving their behavioral health.

  • Transformation: Challenging people to be willing to change into the person they have dreamed of becoming and change their beliefs into a life of TRUE purpose and value. 
  • Connection: Creating an environment for a person to find their TRUE authentic self, connecting to love, honesty, integrity, passion, and purpose while being in a conducive safe place of refuge. 
  • Community: Developing a TRUE meaning of belonging without judgment on their values, goals, and beliefs. 
  • Courage:  A  daily reprieve to find the strength to pursue your hopes and believe you can do it by being persistent without relenting to achieve the result you sought out to find.
  • Consistency: Having faithfulness to be strongly grounded and rooted into your cause to locate purpose and the TRUE meaning in life. 
  • Love: Having no judgment, being kind, gentle, patient, not resentful, forgiving, understanding, compassionate, and sacrificing to serve others, all while being TRUE to self. 
  • T.R.U.E: Transforming Roots Unto Eternity

Our luxury treatment facilities have been designed to create the ideal environment for healing. Our sex addiction treatment center in Nashville, Tennessee, is genuinely a one-of-a-kind environment for our clients to heal.

Our Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment

TRUE offers several evidence-based approaches for treating sex addiction. Our clients can learn coping skills for dealing with life’s challenges during our therapy sessions.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) identifies conflicting behaviors and how to cope. Our therapists help clients pinpoint negative thoughts and apply strategies to replace them with positive ones. We understand that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, but once those change, overall mental health improves.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI) works with CBT as a helpful approach for individuals struggling with substance use. Motivational interviewing involves a non-judgemental and empathetic conversation with a therapist to help increase our clients’ motivation to change their behaviors. By exploring each individual’s values, goals, and concerns, the approach identifies and reinforces self-determination to begin making more positive changes. With guidance, clients gain insights into their drug abuse patterns, develop coping strategies to reduce their use and work toward recovery.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach built on the idea that individuals who experience intense emotions contribute to negative behaviors and thoughts. DBT focuses on mindfulness, recognizing how you feel in the moment. This leads to emotion regulation and distress tolerance.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy used when clients have a difficult time coping with traumatic events that happened in their lives. EMDR works to stimulate the area of the brain containing the memories and target the memory. Once the memory is targeted, the therapist will have the client discuss it while coaching them through resolving the trauma.
  • Life Coaching for sex addiction rehab is a form of support and guidance for our clients recovering from gambling addiction. Life coaches work with clients to help them create a fulfilling and purposeful life in recovery. While therapists and counselors focus on addressing the psychological aspects of addiction, our life coaches focus on practical strategies and skills to support clients in rebuilding their lives.
  • Recovery Coaching is a supportive and personalized approach to helping our clients with co-occurring substance abuse addiction. Understanding co-occurring disorders can be valuable in navigating the recovery process. Our recovery coaches are trained professionals who provide guidance, encouragement, and accountability to individuals seeking to overcome their drug addiction. We provide the tools to maintain long-term sobriety by providing another level of accountability, education, and life skill development to overcome cravings and prevent relapse.
  • Holistic Therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person, not just specific addiction-related symptoms. Our therapists consider our clients’ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, allowing them to achieve balance and develop coping skills. We use several holistic therapy services, including music, art, yoga, fitness, movement, animal, and acupuncture. 
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) helps individuals understand unhelpful thoughts that can lead to negative emotions or behaviors. REBT focuses on the moment and what a person is feeling. Our therapists help you form new ways of approaching challenges, thoughts, and circumstances. The root of the adverse emotions is addressed so that self-sabotaging behavior can taper off.

Our Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Programs for Sex Addiction

If you or someone you know suffers from sex addiction, treatment is the first step in changing the behaviors associated with a disruptive life. Individuals need medical support from professionals who understand their specific concerns and help them develop individualized goals. Working collaboratively with each individual, treatment facilities can develop a plan beyond a standard model and create a personable and actionable set of guidelines instead.

  • An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a supportive home environment that can make all the difference in recovery from gambling addiction. This program suits individuals who have support at home and do not need around-the-clock care from a mental health professional. This outpatient treatment option is typically designed for individuals moving out of PHP. Most IOPs meet 3-4 days weekly for 3-5 hours. Think of it this way: after breakfast, you come to treatment. By lunchtime, you are ready to return to your daily obligations. 
  • The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) benefits individuals struggling with a gambling addiction. The program is ideal for patients needing more than outpatient care without 24/7 inpatient treatment. PHPs help individuals by providing a safe and structured environment with access to medical supervision, including therapy with family members and one-on-one and group therapy with individuals with the same mental health disorder and substance abuse issues.

PHP is also ideal for addressing the symptoms of gambling addiction and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) because it includes individual and group therapy, medication management, and other experiential therapies. Substance abuse services are integral for comprehensive care at our addiction recovery center.

  • Sober Living is just what the name says. These are homes away from home. Our clients have a supportive community and can start their new life free from suicidal ideation and substances. Residents in sober-living homes commit to abstaining from substance use while participating in an outpatient program, leading to suicide prevention.

Living in a sober environment helps our clients develop new habits and routines with support groups undergoing gambling or other addiction treatment. They apply what they learned during treatment to their daily lives. This is where the real world meets recovery.

Consider a sober living home as a support system as you practice new skills, gain unique insight, and shape your new life in recovery. Our clients do this with other people who are facing the same challenges. We have adolescents, young adults, and older adults in our sober living homes.

Other Types of Impulse Control Disorders

  • Compulsive Exercise: Social media and pop culture often dictate the ideal body type. The use of filters and photoshopped images, along with the emergence of AI-generated photos, doesn’t make it any better. Living up to those standards can be nearly impossible. Prompted by these images and messages, individuals exercise excessively to meet these standards. 
  • Compulsive Hoarding: A&E’s popular show, Hoarders, presents the reality of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding. Individuals with compulsive hoarding find it impossible to let go of possessive and even garbage. Hoarding is typically onset by trauma and the need to not lose more in life than they already have. 
  • Compulsive Buying Disorder (CBD): Apps like Amazon, Shein, Zappos, and countless others make buying online as easy as clicking a button. When individuals develop CBD, they have an unstoppable urge to shop, even when it leads to financial distress. 
  • Excoriation Disorder: For some, excoriation can be a coping mechanism from time to time when they are nervous or anxious. However, this pathological skin-picking disorder is when a person repeatedly picks at this skin to the point of lesions and sores. 
  • Gambling Disorder: Constantly thinking about gambling activities, planning future gambling sessions, or reliving past gambling experiences are signs of gambling disorders. Increased amounts of money to feel the rush of winning and restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop also occurs.
  • Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD): With access to the internet, apps, and gaming consoles that connect using wifi, the number of individuals becoming addicted to gaming continues to grow. From young kids and adolescents to adults with careers, gaming is ever-growing in popularity.
  • Kleptomania: This impulse control disorder involves taking things everywhere you go. Kleptomania is the urge to steal, typically without regard for need or profit.
  • Onychophagia: Commonly referred to as nail biting, onychophagia is repetitive and compulsive and typically seen in children and young adults.
  • Pyromania: Pyromania is among the rarest impulse control disorders. Individuals feel a constant and intense infatuation with fire and deliberate acts of fire setting.
  • Trichotillomania: This disorder is most commonly known as compulsive hair pulling. Individuals typically pull their hair to the point of noticeable hair loss in patches or the entire head.

Recognizing Signs and Dangers of Impulse Control Disorder

Recognizing signs of impulse control disorders runs parallel with identifying and seeking treatment for individuals struggling. 

Here are some common signs and addictive behaviors to watch for:

  • Difficulty resisting impulses
  • Frequent engagement in impulsive actions, even with negative consequences
  • Tension or anxiety before engaging in the behavior
  • Feeling temporary comfort or satisfaction after the completing behavior
  • Inability to control the behaviors
  • Impact on daily life
  • Emotional despair and humiliation after engaging in the behavior

Next Steps for Recovery

Seeking professional treatment for sex addiction is the best step toward regaining your life. At TRUE’s Tennessee Mental Health Treatment Center, our compassionate and experienced staff members are dedicated to helping you or a loved one learn coping skills, emotional regulation, and triggers to addiction.

Make the first step and call us today to begin your recovery program.