Group Therapy > Psychotherapy Group for Men: Treating Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Disorder

Psychotherapy Group for Men: Treating Impulsive / Compulsive Sexual Disorder

By Dan Pollets. An ongoing, process-oriented, interpersonal group experience


Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm, 3 times/month


Armory Building, 92 High Street, 32T, Medford, Ma.


Group therapy has long been acknowledged by experts in the treatment of addictions as the “gold standard” intervention.  An ongoing group therapy is being offered for men who struggle with their impulses and compulsions around sex and love addiction.  This group is explicitly developed to support recovery from beneath the “shame shadow” of sexual addiction towards open and honest relating.  This group provides the antidote to the isolation and withdrawal which characterizes sexual compulsion. Group will provide the opportunity to confront the problematic cycle of sex addiction and the core irrational beliefs that keep the addict imprisoned.  In this group, appropriate social skill and boundaries will be modeled and practiced.

Men who would find this group helpful have become aware that their relationship with sex and their sexual relationships have become unmanageable.  Problems can include severe conflicts in adult intimate relationships, a pattern of out-of –control sexual behavior, an inability to stop despite adverse consequences, sexual obsessions, severe mood changes around sexual activity, and the neglect of important social, occupational or recreational activities because of compulsive sexual behavior.  Men who acknowledge this pattern and are willing to confront the problem directly will benefit from this group treatment.

The proposed group therapy will provide a safe and confidential atmosphere for the disclosure of shame producing behavior and the support for “unpacking” it and changing it.  This group will be an opportunity for men who struggle with their adult intimate relationships and who are caught in the negative cycle of sexual compulsion to have a new experience of emotional connection as they learn new skills and change ingrained, automatic behavior.  This makes all the difference.