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Sex Addiction & Intimacy Disorders

Treated at: Tennessee

The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch provides evidence-based, gender-separate treatment for people suffering from intimacy disorders, sex and love addiction, and relationship issues. Behaviors around love and sex addiction and intimacy disorders can harm people's health, relationships, career and/or finances. These issues often co-occur with substance abuse, disordered eating and mental health conditions. Left unaddressed, sex and love addiction can contribute to chronic relapse and prevent people from recovering fully. Our clinicians address the constellation of issues clients struggle with so that they can heal wholly and move forward with improved self-confidence and healthier relationships.

Sex Addiction Therapy

Clients participate in process groups, family and couples therapy, individual counseling and shame-resilience training, as well as some co-ed groups and 12-step meetings. They also engage in experiential approaches like adventure therapy, contemplative therapies such as meditation and yoga, and activities to enhance spiritual growth.

Sex Addiction Inpatient Treatment

Clients live in home-like residences with a small group of same-sex peers while attending gender-separate treatment. Within a safe, supportive environment they address shame, guilt, trauma and other issues that go hand-in-hand with sex and intimacy disorders.

Continued Recovery

Following treatment, clients are encouraged to continue the healing process through additional group, family and individual therapy. This continued support helps clients avoid relapsing into old behaviors as they build a solid foundation for their recovery.

Therapies Commonly Used

Individual Therapy

Meet regularly with an individual therapist to address underlying behavioral and emotional issues.


Bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, is used to help clients process unresolved trauma.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and gain control over emotions and actions.

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Bond with horses and learn valuable lessons about respect, empathy and communication.


Learn to stay in the present moment, cope with stress and manage difficult feelings.

Family Therapy

Explore family issues, roles and relationships and set boundaries with loved ones.

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