Patients with sexual addiction issues require specially trained clinicians who understand the unique needs and challenges of these individuals. Therefore, we offer the Gentle Path intensive outpatient program (IOP) for both men and women suffering from sexual addiction. The program is facilitated by an experienced, CSAT trained therapist who is proficient in using Dr. Patrick Carnes’ 30 Task Model.
Sex Addiction IOP
For graduates of the Gentle Path at The Meadows program in Wickenburg, Arizona, the Gentle Path IOP is an extension of the inpatient program in a less structured setting.
Since not everyone needs inpatient or residential treatment, we offer a track designed for individuals new to sex addiction treatment. It is designed to help those who are just beginning their recovery and those for whom an inpatient or residential treatment program is not determined to be clinically appropriate.
Individuals who come to the Gentle Path IOP must undergo a screening process. Every individual’s current issues and circumstances are taken into consideration to ensure they are clinically appropriate before they are admitted into the IOP program. The Gentle Path IOP is designed to foster the development of the individual while focusing on the previously identified gap in treatment from in-patient to self-sufficient living. Treatment is structured over an extended period offering a flexible schedule to accommodate work and school whenever possible.
The patients are allowed to be human with struggles being brought back to the group to be processed and shared with each other. Peer support is used to truly engage and teach addicts how to reach out to one another especially in times of crisis.
Accountability and Relapse Prevention
The focus of the Gentle Path IOP is on continuing to build the skills around relapse prevention while building and capitalizing on a safe environment for accountability.
The program entails group therapy four days per week, three hours per day, for eight to twelve weeks. In addition, therapy may consist of a combination of therapeutic modalities, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Somatic Experiencing® (SE)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Neurofeedback, using the Brain Paint technology and led by our Master’s level and licensed trauma therapist, is offered in our on-site Brain Spa which includes a dedicated meditation room with recliners, soft lighting, and music. The Gentle Path IOP group process also includes:
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga
- Art therapy
- Family participation
Additionally, individual counseling sessions and couple’s counseling sessions are available as needed. Patients also have the opportunity to attend 12-step meetings, work (if it doesn’t interfere with treatment), service work, and participate in healthy, recovery-based activities.
Continuing Care for the Whole Family
Family is an important part of every addict’s recovery and the Gentle Path IOP recognizes the need for family involvement at every stage. A family day is scheduled every 4 weeks with a focus on continued healthy communication and individual appointments can be scheduled with the patient’s primary therapist in person, by phone, or via Skype to continue the addict’s integration back into the family.
Transitional living for patients is available through preferred affiliations with top-quality properties, and is offered to local patients, as well as those from out of state. These transitional living affiliates provide transportation, security, strong programming, fellowship, and numerous recreational activities designed to make the entire process seamless, comfortable, and fun.
You Can Recover from Sex Addiction. We Can Help.
The beautiful year-round weather of Scottsdale, Arizona makes The Meadows Outpatient Center the ideal place to begin or continue your journey of recovery. In a safe and nurturing community, our patients are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 800-244-4949.