Dr. Mark Ackerman provides expert evaluation & treatment for sex addiction and compulsive sexual behavior difficulties at his Atlanta, GA office.
Sex addiction has become a common and extremely troublesome behavior and often impacts relationships in a very negative fashion. My approach to treating this difficulty goes beyond the simple "12 step model" often used for other addictions, and addresses such underlying trigger factors as low self-esteem, depression, trauma, maladaptive stress responses, loneliness and feelings of sexual inadequacy, family of origin dysfunction, impulse control difficulties, troubled relationships, and drug and alcohol use. I have worked with many individuals suffering the consequences of sexual addiction and helped them to overcome it and achieve significant insight, change and improvement in the quality of their lives.
Treatment often includes:
- impulse control management
- setting of boundaries
- behavioral contracts
- understanding family of origin conflicts
- recognizing and overcoming past trauma experiences
- changing cognitions
- coping skills training and healthy stress control
- fantasy re-direction
- values clarification
- relationship counseling
I am a licensed psychologist in the States of Georgia and Florida. My practice is located in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta, just off I-85 and North Druid Hills Road exit on Buford Highway. I have a great deal of experience with treating sex addiction and can help you overcome it. Please call or send me an email and we can work together to find a solution.