There’s a lot of talk about sex addiction not being an actual addiction or it being too shaming of a term, what do you have to say about that? You know, I don’t get so caught up in the labels. I definitely believe in addiction. I do think that there is sex addiction, but […]

  Do you see the desire actually come back in these couples who don’t want to have anything to do with sex and then actually start scheduling it? Do you see that turn around at all? Absolutely. Absolutely, because once they can get past the who initiates, and the withholding sex because they’re angry, and […]

When can I expect the cravings to go away? When would an addict start actually feeling relief or I guess when does it become less of a struggle and more about living life? How long does that take. Charlene: I think that’s different for every person. Unfortunately I would love to be able to wave […]

Sex Therapist Charlene Lewis discusses the roll of addressing trauma to recover from addiction. From why I’ve seen most addicts have a history of trauma, sometimes early childhood trauma. How is trauma treated? How does it show up? How is it treated? Charlene: Absolutely. About 80% of the clients that I see have trauma. This […]

Therapist Charlene Lewis discusses her use of EMDR to treat addicts in her practice. You use EMDR. What is EMDR? Charlene: I use EMDR when treating the trauma in the sex addicts. EMDR was founded by Francine Shapiro. Basically it is reprocessing. Desensitizing, reprocessing, installing healthier cognitions, healthier ways of thinking. The way that I […]