If you are looking to refer a client to me to work on issues related to behavioral (process) addiction, I am now open for referrals! I specialize in working with those suffering from codependence, problematic sexual behavior, obsessive-compulsive use of technology, problematic gambling, and compulsive debting/spending.
Please see some simple assessments tools you can provide to the client if you aren't sure if he/she/they are experiencing any of the above process addictions. If you want to move forward with the referral, you can sign the client up online for the next available appointment on my calendar!Now that's easy!
Sexual addiction is defined as any sexually-related compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment. Like an alcoholic unable to stop drinking, sexual addicts are unable to stop their self-destructive sexual behavior. Assessment Tool Group: Men's Group; Intensive Outpatient
Codependence is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual's ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship with themselves and others. Assessment Tool Group: Codependents Break Free Waitlist open!
The essential features are increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. Assessment Tool
According to Hilarie Cash, PhD., co-founder of the ReSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Program, symptoms can include:
Compulsive checking of text messages
Frequent changing of Facebook status and uploading of “selfies”
A feeling of euphoria while on the Web
Loss of interest in activities that don’t involve a computer, phone or gadget
Those afflicted by compulsive debting, underearing, or overspending may experience preoccupation (sometimes avoidance) of financial responsibilities; frequency of use of unsecured debt; and continuation of the behaviors despite negative consequences. Assessment Tool