Our decades of experience and a highly specialized team of providers make us one of the most well-known sex addiction recovery centers in the country.
Sex Addiction Recovery: Why Choose KeyStone Center ECU?
Our unique approach blends specialized expertise, evidence-based therapies and intensive trauma counseling to help you make a new start. At our program, you’ll find:
- Specialized expertise: Certified sex addiction therapists (CSATs) at KeyStone Center ECU have extensive experience helping men overcome porn addiction, internet sex addiction, sexual anorexia, relationship addiction, intimacy disorders and other problematic sexual behaviors. You also work with a psychiatrist, spirituality coach and other skilled experts.
- Trauma-focused therapy: We guide you through deep trauma work to identify and process past experiences that have contributed to your current issues with sex. We use evidence-based techniques, such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), to help you heal from trauma in a sensitive, nonjudgmental space.
- Individualized care and support: Addiction affects everyone differently, and treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all. We meet you where you are in your sex addiction recovery process. Our small 16-bed program and 1:1 provider-patient ratio mean you receive the attention and customized care you deserve.
Individual, Group and Family Sexual Addiction Counseling
We use individual, small group and family sexual addiction therapy to provide comprehensive guidance and support:
- Individual counseling: During individual counseling sessions, you work one-on-one with your certified sex addiction therapist. We help you explore your behavior and uncover the motivation and root causes underlying the addiction.
- Small group counseling: Daily small group meetings foster community, camaraderie and support. You share your story and your challenges with other men facing similar addictions. You also share coping strategies and keep each other accountable.
- Family and couples counseling: Sex addiction is deeply damaging for you and for the people close to you. We coordinate in-person or remote therapy sessions with spouses, partners, children and other loved ones to help you start rebuilding relationships.
30-Task Model for Sex Addiction Recovery
The founder of our program, Dr. Patrick Carnes, is an internationally recognized expert on sex addiction and sexual compulsivity. We use his evidence-based 30-Task Model as one of our core approaches to addiction rehabilitation.
This approach is a multiphase process of 30 goal-oriented tasks that you undertake with our guidance and coaching. Extensive research and our experience at KeyStone Center ECU demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach for achieving long-term recovery and reducing the risk of relapse.
You may be familiar with the 12-step approach to addiction recovery, which has proven transformative for people with sex addiction, substance use disorders and other behavioral addictions and compulsions. This approach helps people achieve lifelong recovery through group consciousness and a commitment to the concept of a higher power (which can be God, art, nature or any guiding power you believe to be higher than yourself).
We encourage you to attend 12-step meetings regularly and connect with a sponsor at the end of treatment.
For many people, trauma such as abuse, neglect or rejection is at the root of their problematic sexual behavior and addiction. At KeyStone Center ECU, we guide you through the hard and often painful work of exploring past trauma and its profound effects.
We offer a range of therapies to help you heal from trauma in a respectful, sensitive environment free of shame or judgment:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR uses sensory inputs and left-right brain stimulation to help you identify and process painful memories. EMDR-certified therapists guide you through this effective treatment. Learn more about EMDR therapy.
- Trauma-focused art therapy: Specialized therapists use research-based expressive art methods, such as drawing, writing and storytelling, to help you reframe past trauma as a source of strength, empowerment and growth. Emotional pain becomes a tool for creation rather than fuel for damaging and unhealthy behavior.
- Psychodramatization: Acting out painful or traumatic experiences from your past helps you explore the many emotions, perspectives and people involved in the event. Psychodramatization acknowledges your pain, as well as the pain, fear or powerlessness of those who may have harmed you. It’s an effective therapy for relieving shame, guilt and blame.