FAQ

FAQ


Do I really need therapy?

If you or your partner has a problem that interferes with healthy sex or intimacy, professional guidance can be help you solve it and improve your relationship. The professional therapists at Cititherapy are available to treat all major sex addiction issues including: Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, Trauma, Love Avoidance, Codependency, and Attachment Disorders.

What is the first step I will need to take?

Contact one of our CSAT certified therapists at (212) 904-1440 or email us at Questions@cititherapy.com .

What happens in treatment?

When a client is referred to Cititherapy, we begin with an in-depth evaluation of the situation and the people directly affected and involved. There are a number of possible effects of addiction. They include loss of a job, failure of a marriage, or emotional upheaval for children in the household of an addict. After careful consideration and internal consultation, we present our clients with a recommended course of action for the specifics of their illness and its impact on the people around them.

How long does treatment last?

The length of treatment depends on the unique needs of each client. Once we make an initial evaluation of each client and his or her circumstances, we often recommend a specific time frame for effective therapy. We believe there are no shortcuts to the growth required for permanent recovery.

How is your treatment different than a 12 step group?

Joining a 12 step group is an important part of your treatment plan. At Cititherapy, we assess each individual’s situation and goals and create a treatment plan that may include individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, various readings and assessments, as well as participation in a 12 step program. Such programs provide essential support on the road to recovery.

What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction extends far beyond the usual sex drive, as sexual behavior and thoughts dominate the addict’s life to the point that it becomes nearly impossible for him or her to maintain relationships. ”Excessive Sex Drive” is a recognized disorder, according to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases. More

What is Attachment Disorder?

The roots of attachment disorder can extend as far back as infancy. If an infant does not satisfy its essential needs for intimacy, i.e., eye contact, touch and emotional nourishment, he or she can grow up without the ability to develop and maintain healthy, loving relationships. More

What is Codependency?

Codependency, also called “relationship addiction,” is a complex condition that stems from self-esteem issues. Codependents seek to enhance their self-image through their relationships with others, which can become emotionally crippling and even abusive. More

What is Love Avoidance?

People with love avoidance strive to hide their feelings of affection for fear of being rejected. The avoidance is the result of a fear of intimacy, a consequence of feeling unwanted or unloved in past experiences, usually in relation to a parent or caregiver. More

What is Trauma?

Trauma can include major trauma, like physical or sexual abuse, or lesser trauma in the form of emotional abuse that an individual suffered in childhood. Trauma sufferers are often overwhelmed by feelings of fear and anxiety, and can withdraw from normal social behavior, feeling frightened and alone. More