Patients in our care for sex addiction counseling follow a proven timeline designed to help them identify, understand, treat, and overcome their addictions. This timeline includes six weeks of inpatient treatment, preparing each patient for the healing continuation process with recommendations to help prevent relapse once they return home.
Treatment begins with a detailed series of tests designed to identify the addictions and underlying issues that feed and compound sex addiction counseling and guide the creation of a completely personalized treatment plan.
Sex Addiction Counseling for Men
Personalized treatment is one of the main foundations for Gentle Path at The Meadows. The following tests are utilized to ensure each patient gets the regimen of care suited to their specific needs.
- Sexual Dependency Inventory – Version 4.0
- Post Traumatic Stress Index – Revised
- Money and Work Adaptive Style Index
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Index
- Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
- Beck Depression Index
- Beck Anxiety Index
- T.O.V.A. test
- Patient History
- Physical Exam
- Complete Psychiatric Exam
- Complete Nursing Assessment
- Complete Biopsychosocial Assessment
- Complete Trauma History
45 Days That Can Change Everything
Week One: First Steps to Recovery
After the patient’s initial assessment is complete the treatment plan begins to take shape. Patients receive their program materials, which include, “Facing The Shadows” and the “Recovery Zone” workbooks. These materials will help them on their journey as they begin to understand the possible combination of addictions that may manifest in sexual, chemical, food, money, and work behaviors, that, coupled with trauma-related forces, are at work in their addiction. In this first week, patients come to understand themselves and their stay at Gentle Path at The Meadows in a much more introspective way.
Week Two: Addiction on a Larger Level
Guided by experienced therapists and physicians, patients begin to prepare for their Survivor’s Workshop. During this week, patients come to understand all the forces that brought them here and begin to heal their entire selves through multiple assignments. These assignments allow the patient to see the history of both their trauma and their addiction and how they interact in their lives.
Week Three: Survivor’s Workshop
During week three patients join the Survivor’s Workshop, an experiential therapy process that addresses childhood trauma and the effects it has later in life. Each patient explores his childhood in a trauma-related context while learning to express feelings, identify challenges, and stop self-defeating beliefs.
Week Four: First Step/Personal Inventory
Week four requires great introspection. Each patient will begin the First Step/Personal Inventory process, integrating everything learned during the Survivor’s Week experience, and working toward identifying the compulsive and debilitating behaviors that brought him to Gentle Path at The Meadows. Patients will also address the powerlessness they feel over these behaviors and face the shame and pain they’ve internalized so that they can regain hope.
Week Five: Family Week (subject to clinical recommendations for dates and participants)
This is one of the most crucial periods during a patient’s stay at Gentle Path at The Meadows. During this time, a patient’s family is encouraged to participate in treatment, working together with the patient to promote healing and communication. Patient accountability, honesty, and non-judgmental discussions bring about peace and resolution.
Week Six: Relapse Prevention
The foundation begins to solidify. Patients work on their Relapse Prevention Plan and Continuing Care Plan to make sure that their new skills and healing continue after the 45-day stay is complete. This week is a time to learn boundaries, address needs and wants and begin the transition to life in recovery.
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 sex addiction counseling 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 inpatient 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.
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Treatment for Long-Lasting Recovery
Gentle Path at The Meadows, located in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experiential-based 45-day treatment program for men with the complex issues of sexual addictions in conjunction with chemical, food, work, and other addiction issues.
We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility licensed for 28 beds, dedicated only to those who suffer from sexual addictions and co-occurring issues. We offer the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sex addiction counseling and are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high-quality care and treatment. Our dedicated nurses and medical staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and play a vital role in helping patients at Gentle Path at The Meadows. Patients can be assured they are receiving outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, men 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 feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6076.