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Seattle, WA, 98109
United States

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This is the homepage of Staci Sprout. Staci is a licensed psychotherapist, author, publisher, and promoter of high candor stories of overcoming adversity. This site serves as a portal to her therapy practice r.evolution psychotherapy, her memoir Naked In Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities, and her publishing and promotion company Recontext Media.

Women's Sex-Love Addiction Resources

Where do female sex and love addicts go for cutting edge resources? Where can they find women-specific treatment? 12-Step programs, books, podcasts, other great resources listed here. 

If someone you love has a problem, getting specialized therapy to help you navigate your own journey can make a vital difference. You can find a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in your area, or arrange distance therapy, through the Find a Therapist page on the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) website at www.iitap.com, or by calling 1-866-575-6853. Research therapists who are comfortable and experienced working with women. You may also take more comprehensive self-assessment tests at www.sexhelp.com. See the Resources section for more information.

 

If you suspect you are a sex addict, you may also find help by attending several 12-Step sexual recovery meetings to see if you can relate to what you hear. I wrote Are Women Safe in 12-Step Recovering Meetings, that article may be helpful to you. If you suspect a loved one is addicted to sex, you can attend an open 12-Step meeting in a sexual recovery fellowship to learn more; there are fellowships for partners and families of sex addicts to get more support. Some 12-Step fellowships have their own self-assessment tests on their websites.

 

12-Step Programs for Sexual Addiction

 

Support sites for those struggling with their own sexual or relationship addiction.

 

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): 713-869-4902, www.saa-recovery.org

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): www.slaafws.org

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA): 800-977-4325, www.sca-recovery.org

Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA): www.sexualrecovery.org

 

Support for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s sexual or relationship addiction.

 

Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA): 866-899-2672, www.cosa-recovery.org

CoSex and Love Addicts Anonymous Connecticut (COSLAA): 860-456-0032,www.coslaa.org

S-Anon: 615-833-3152, www.sanon.org

 

Support for couples affected by addiction, often with a sex addiction focus.

 

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA): 877-663-2317, www.recovering-couples.org

 

 

Gender-specific INPATIENT THERAPY PROGRAMS:

LIVE ON SITE, LONGER, +MEALS included

 

The Meadows’ Willow House Relationship Healing for Women - Arizona

https://willowhouseforwomen.com/

 

The Ranch Center for Relational and Sexual Recovery

Women's Love, Relationship and Sex Addiction Program

 

Promises Malibu Vista Sex and Love Addiction in Women Program - California

https://www.malibuvista.com/process-addictions/love-sex-addiction-women/

 

Promises in Scottsdale, AZ

https://www.sundancecenter.com/about-us/ 

Contact:  Shannon McQuaid, CSAT, Medical Director is Steven Karp, MD.

 

Five Sisters Ranch in California

https://www.fivesistersranch.com/

 

INTENSIVES: ACCOMMODATIONS TYPICALLY OFF-SITE, SHORTER TERM

 

Kelly McDaniel's Ready to Heal Therapeutic Intensive Retreat

Individual one-to-one work for 2 – 3 days, focused on healing “Mother Hunger”. Individually tailored weekend experiences for each woman. 

Kelly McDaniel LPC, NCC, CSAT

105 Heritage
 Hills Drive Suite 101 Fredericksburg, Texas 78624  830-992-3536
(o)210-826-8377 (m) kellymcdanieltherapy.com
Author: Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships
order: www.gentlepath.com
Also available as ebook.

 

Marnie Feree's Bethesda Workshops - Healing for Women

http://www.bethesdaworkshops.org/staff/marnie-c-ferree/

Bethesda Workshops are in Nashville, TN    

4 days, $2,500 - individual workshops; $4,500 for Couples workshops       

Treating only sexual & love addiction and intimacy disorders - Healing for Women - only for adult females who personally struggle.  A Christian and Clinical intensive that is the equivalent of 8-12 months of weekly individual therapy; cost includes meals and lodging for duration of workshop; scholarship money and non-interest payment plans available.

Healing for Women Workshop: In only four days, women are invited to determine their sobriety and identify the triggers and rituals that threaten it, as well as the boundaries that protect it. They also complete a Trauma Egg to help them understand the engines that are driving their acting out. Most importantly, they can deeply connect with other women on a healing journey and work with a female therapist who has long-term personal recovery experience as an female sex and love addict.

This program begins Wednesday at 1:00 pm (Central) and continues through Saturday at 6:00 pm. The affordable price includes all lodging, meals, and transportation to and from the conference hotel, as well as the airport. 

Many groups are still meeting via Skype or similar technology years after their workshops! Even if women are already engaged with an excellent recovery coach or a CSAT, women can greatly benefit from this intensive (10-12 clinical hours daily!), supportive process.

Bethesda Workshops is a 501c3        

Marnie Ferree - Executive & Clinical Director 615-467-5610 x. 200mferree@bethesdaworkshops.org      www.BethesdaWorkshops.org

Nicole Hobson, Intake Director 615-467-5610 x.201nhobson@bethesdaworkshops.org

Publication: No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie C. Ferree                               

 

Center for Healthy Sex

Sex and Love Addiction 11-Day Intensive at Center for Healthy Sex is built upon the tenants of Interpersonal Neurobiology using Alexandra Katehakis’s Psychobiological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT). The program is highly relational and, therefore, deeply trauma based incorporating material from McDaniel's, "Ready to Heal” research from "Making Advances,” and art exercises by Marilyn Murray, including the original Trauma Egg. Clients report completing the programs with their dignity restored, sound recovery skills and a felt sense of the issues they need to continue working on. Cost $8500 (does not include sober living)

 

Women’s Love Addiction Weekend Workshop: Are you ready for a healthy love and sex life?

This 3-day workshop takes an integrated approach to treating love addiction, drawing on the latest therapeutic interventions and science-based research about intimacy, desire, love, sexual health, and happiness. This is an experiential workshop providing the tools needed to break free of problematic relational patterns to start developing a core sense of authentic emotional intimacy.  Clients will learn what love addiction is, examine their own destructive cycle, explore its historical roots, and deconstruct the cultural beliefs about sex, love and femininity that fuel it.  Additionally, they will deepen their understanding of healthy romantic relationships, create a personalized plan to help reduce harmful behaviors, and learn how to expand their capacity for personal integrity, intimacy and erotic radiance.  Cost $395 (does not include housing)

Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
Clinical Director, Clinical Sexologist

Center for Healthy Sex
10700 S. Santa Monica Boulevard

Suite 311
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-843-9902
alex@centerforhealthysex.com
www.centerforhealthysex.com

 

Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows

A 5-day intensive for female sex and love addicts.  Journey of a Woman's Heart: Finding True Intimacy is the name of our women's only sex and love addiction workshop.  We help women to explore the ways in which their addictive behaviors and relationships are
major obstacles in finding the true intimacy they desire.  We also incorporate The Meadows' commitment to focus on trauma by delving into relational trauma that set up current addictive and problematic relationship behaviors and patterns. 

Journey of a Woman's Heart: Finding True Intimacy

Wickenburg, AZ

5-day intensive (Monday-Friday)

$3250

Created by The Meadows Program Directors in collaboration with Alexandra Katehakis,  We draw from the work of Dr. Patrick Carnes, Kelly McDaniel and maintain commitment to The Meadows’ focus on application of the best trauma modalities currently supported in the field.

This workshop is created for women who want to explore unhealthy sexual patterns and behaviors that deeply impact their ability to connect relationally in healthy ways. Whether the issues involved are past or present trauma, cultural messages, or negative beliefs, all can serve as roadblocks to true intimacy. Understanding the neurobiology that leads to sexual obsession and compulsivity offers a foundation to shame reduction, and the alleviation of self-loathing.  Emotional regulation, body image, triggers for sexual acting out, and grief related to the myriad of associated losses are just a few of the many issues that are explored. Methods of enhancing esteem from within, rather than seeking validation from other sources are instilled. Critical to ongoing recovery, the ability to differentiate the behavior from one’s worth offers the participant greater compassion for self. Participants garner necessary tools and develop their own individual recovery plan. This workshop offers each individual a safe, supportive environment in which to explore sensitive issues.

 

Contact: Nicole Clarke, Intake Manager  800.244.4949 ext.4191More information on this workshop can be found by clicking
on the following link:
https://www.rioretreatcenter.com/workshops/relationships/journey
Rio Retreat @ The Meadows
Main: 1-800-MEADOWS ext 84144
www.themeadows.com

 

Five Sisters Ranch - recently redeveloped as The Glass House in California

https://www.fivesistersranch.com/

The Glass House is the new version of the Five Sisters program. They offer a 3 Week Intensive for women who are experiencing relationship challenges and feeling destabilized. This program is a combination of the one week Women’s Strength of HeartIntensive and is immediately followed by the Women’s 12 Day Intensive. The combined programs are bridged with a day of self-care and a day of personalized equine. If you are interested in an extended stay, please read through the two programs, Women’s Strength of Heart Intensive and the Women’s 12 Day Intensive, and call to discuss the particulars of a personalized program.

 

Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW, CSAT, SEP

Author | Psychotherapist

vickitidwellpalmer.com

Vicki offers a 4-day family of origin trauma intensive Reclaiming Wholeness, is gender-specific and perfect for female sex and love addicts. FOO work is often the missing piece that helps clients move to the next level of their recovery/healing. Many of my clients who've done this work say it literally changed their lives—helping them reduce shame,
and practice better self-care and boundaries.

More info here: http://vickitidwellpalmer.com/workshops/reclaiming-wholeness-family-of-origin-intensive/

 

Triune Therapy Group

Offers a 12-day women's sex and love intensive. Our intensive includes daily individual therapy, daily neurofeedback, somatic work, in addition to psychoeducational and process groups and 12 step meetings.

https://www.triunetherapy.com/intensives-workshops - Los Angeles, CA

Lauren Dummit–Schock, Clinical Director

Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D., CSAT-S

Executive Director, Licensed Psychologist 

Triune Therapy Group

11600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-993-1664 p 

www.resilienceandrecovery.com

 

Kate Parkinson, MFT, CSAT, CHFP

Facilitates individual intensives for female sex and love addicts.
Marriage Family Therapist
Trauma Specialist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Certified in EMDR
recoveryofselfcounseling.com
(650) 380-0526
415 Cambridge Avenue Suite 13
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

Candi R. Kaatz, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR

Runs family of origin-based relational trauma 4-day intensives for women.  Pia Mellody-trained.

CandiKaatz@gmail.com

www.CandiKaatz.com
615.392.0441

2000 Warfield Drive

Nashville,  TN37215

 

Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center – Tucson, AZ

Grace: Gender Specific Intensive Outpatient Unhealthy Sexual and
Relationships Program
Individual and Group Therapy Psychiatric and Psychological Service
Families Workshop ACU-Detox
Couples Workshop On-site 12 Step Meeting

http://www.desertstararc.com/programs/

520.638.6000
7493 N. Oracle Road, Suite 203 | Tucson, Arizona 85704

  

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

 

Bethesda Intensive workshop for teen females ages 15-18
(18-year-olds still in high school) and their parents (Nashville, tn)

This clinical intensive workshop is family-based, rather than a program just for the adolescent girls themselves. Whoever is identified as the girl's parents (whether parents or step-parents - those who have primary residential and legal responsibility for the teen) are REQUIRED to attend.

The workshop is a group process where multiple families attend at the same time (normally four to six families). The participants move between brief educational segments, activities, and group settings. Some of the groups are separate gatherings of the girls and another group for the parents, where each population has a safe space to share their challenges as a family. Other groups are family therapy (with the girls and parents together) in a multi-family group setting with a male and female group leader. The intensive is active, experiential, and engaging for both the teen and the parents.

The inaugural Healing for Teen Females & Parents Workshops:

April 11-14, 2018

June 13-16, 2018

August 8-11, 2018

September 26-29, 2018

The workshop fee includes all lodging and meals for all family members attending. (Families will be housed in an executive suite at a nearby hotel.) Insurance does not cover the cost, but a no-interest payment plan is available.

See Bethesda's website has complete information:
http://www.bethesdaworkshops.org/workshops/healing-for-teen-females-and-parents/

 

While none of the programs below proclaims to specialize in sexual compulsivity treatment for teen girls/young women, they do treat many underlying causes and conditions of the self-soothing or self-numbing behaviors. Do your research carefully, but here is a start:

 

Discovery Ranch for Girls

Addictive Behavior Program

4928 N 4500 West
Cedar City, UT 84721, United States

Phone:  855-667-9388

Fax: (435) 865-9584
Email: contact@discoveryranchforgirls.com
 

 

Timberline Knolls - Private Residential Treatment Center for Women with Eating Disorders, Addictions, Mood Disorders, & Trauma

40 Timberline Dr
Lemont, IL 60439 - near Chicago

(855) 411-1630

Email here

 

 

Newport Academy - near Los Angeles, CA

To protect the privacy of our residents, we do not disclose the address of our residential teen treatment facilities to the public. If you are interested in learning more about our locations, please contact us at 888.934.1222.

 

 

Falcon Ridge Ranch - Near Zion National Park, UT

Falcon Ridge Ranch is a licensed Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 12 to 18 who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems but haven’t thrived under the traditional care of outpatient treatment and require and out-of-home therapeutic setting. 

CARE Behavioral Health

747 E. St. George Blvd
St. George, UT 84770

 

 

Inner Change - Multiple residential programs across the U.S. for adolescent girls, variety of levels of care.

877-282-4782

 

Other Resources FOR WOMEN:

 

Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities

In this intensely personal memoir, Staci Sprout offers a vulnerable account of her recovery journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction to recovery, family healing, and true love.

I've made a more complete list of links to ten other women's sex and love addiction memoirs on my blog, here: http://www.stacisprout.com/new-blog/2018/1/31/womens-sex-and-love-addiction-memoirs-with-first-sentences

 

Ready to Heal FREE Study Guide

Kelly McDaniel provides further explanation of the topics covered in Ready to Heal. Expanded description of the Four Cultural Beliefs, Mother Hunger, and Female Friendships are included. Additionally, guided questions for thought and tools for recovery are provided.

 

“Ready to Heal” Online Class for Women at Center for Healthy Sex

At Center for Healthy Sex, we offer an Online Love Addiction Class for women who struggle with Love Addiction and Addictive Relationships. The Ready to Heal Online Love Addiction Class is available now for your privacy and convenience from the comfort of your own home. Get the help you need now and break free from addictive relationships! Call (310) 843-9902 to register.

 

Worth Recovery

Worth Recovery is an organization dedicated to dispelling shame and building hope in the lives of women recovering from sex addiction. Amy shares the experiences of women in recovery to help you build hope & recovery! Podcast, Events, Education! http://worthrecovery.com/

Worth Recovery Podcast: Great podcasts about women and sexual recovery https://worthrecovery.podbean.com/ 

 

Jace Downey, recovering sex addict and documentary filmmaker – great links and projects:

You Tube series of 72 videos of Jace discussing her progress with sex addiction recovery, popular culture, and the struggles and triumphs of her journey. https://www.youtube.com/user/JaceDowney/videos, Jace's website here: http://www.suddenlycelibate.com/sex-addiction/

 

Love Junkie podcast*

Created by therapist Shena Tubbs, CSAT, the “Love Junkie” podcast is dedicated for those struggle with love and sex addiction, addictive relationships, codependency, trauma and the feel the “normal” relationship advice just doesn’t truly apply to them.

Every week, Shena is joined by an expert in the field, a friend, or a listener to share a story of hope and grace. In each episode, you’ll hear a different topic related to addictive relationships, breaking free, and growing a healthier and happier you!

 

Porn Problems: Here Come the Women

Fantastic resource page from YourBrainOnPorn.com for women, listing research, articles, testimonials and comments from women struggling with sex and porn addiction.

 

Lacy Bentley, Professional Certified Life Coach and Recovery Mentor, BS, Psychology

Lacy has been mentoring women in overcoming compulsive behaviors and obsessive thought patterns since 2000. She stared working with women in eating disorder recovery, and now also works with women seeking to overcome relationship and sexually compulsive behaviors. A passionate guest blogger and dedicated Professional Recovery Coach, Lace takes addiction recovery seriously. She brings gentle, but no-nonsense accountability, compassionate mentorship, and her own solid recovery habits to the table. 

 

FOR CHRISTIAN-ORIENTED RESOURCES FOR TEENS AND WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH PORN, CHECK OUT THIS EXTENSIVE RESOURCE LIST FROM COVENANT EYES: 

http://www.covenanteyes.com/2014/06/30/resources-women-struggle-porn/

 

If you have any resources you’d like to see added or corrected on this list, please contact me with your information. It is ever evolving! :)

 

Last update 4.12.18