Sexual Addiction

Are you or a loved one struggling to manage, control or stop distressing sexual behaviours, fantasies or urges?


Do any of these items apply to you or your loved one?

  • Are you experiencing difficulties with your self-esteem, relationships or work as a result of sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviours?
  • Are you engaging in sexual behaviours in a manner that places you at emotional or physical risk, or leaves you feeling empty, despairing or anxious?
  • Do you find yourself spending too much time fantasizing about, or engaging in, sexual behaviours?
  • Are you feeling that it is difficult to achieve life goals, meet your needs and wants or to create and maintain relationships as a result of watching excessive amounts of pornography or engaging in frequent cybersex or masturbation?
  • Are you experiencing internal conflicts between your personal values and morals (e.g., religious, cultural) and your sexual behaviours?
  • Do you experience tension, stress, boredom, irritability and anger, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, shame and/or guilt and tend to turn to sexual behaviours to alter these emotional experiences?
  • Has your partner expressed concern or anger about your sexual behaviour?

Help Is Available

If you said yes to any of the above, you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in the Sexual Addiction Treatment Service at CFIR. Our mental health professionals can support you to address your concerns, issues or struggles related to addictive sexual behaviours.

Help is available right now for you and your loved ones. We also offer video-based appointments to fit our clients’ needs.

How do we help you or your loved one deal with sexual addiction?

We will:

  • Provide you with a confidential, compassionate, non-judgmental and caring therapeutic relationship to support you to address distressing thoughts, feelings, urges, and behaviours related to sexual addiction
  • Offer you a comprehensive, individually-tailored assessment of your difficulties
  • Collaboratively set your treatment goals to ensure treatment is most relevant to your goals and concerns
  • Employ relevant scientific, evidence-based treatments to help you to achieve your treatment goals, including: Cognitive-Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic-Mentalization-Attachment-based and Systemic approaches
  • Offer various short, medium or long-term treatment options
  • Identify referrals to other professionals as needed

We provide non-judgmental, confidential, caring and compassionate services to help you to:

Reduce or abstain from problematic or risky sexual behaviours

  • Improve your commitment and motivation to change
  • Learn to identify triggers for these behaviours
  • Understand and diminish sexual urges

Manage factors that create or maintain unwanted or risky behaviours

  • Identify and change cognitive, emotional, self and relational issues underlying and maintaining behaviours
  • Deal with stress, boredom, anxiety, depression and trauma that fuel sexual addiction

Reclaim your capacity for intimate partner sexuality

  • Resolve emotional or sexual difficulties that block engagement with a partner
  • Strengthen capacity to engage in an engage an emotionally and sexually intimate relationship
  • Reclaim, renew and expand sexual desire and eroticism in your relationship

Find A Therapist

We have many mental health therapists at each of our locations who offer this service. Please select a location below to see a list: