Prostitution Addiction Treatment in NYC
Prostitution Addiction Counseling
I have helped many clients who solicit prostitutes discontinue this behavior. Following my treatment, many leave this behavior behind for good and no longer want to engage in it. A change in perspective on this desire, and an understanding of their disorder, can greatly reduce the client’s urges. Treatment will also reduce the need to “white knuckling” it – resisting an addictive behavior through sheer will power.
My counseling seeks to bring my clients to an emotional place where they are comfortable, and do not even want that substance or behavior anymore. I want my clients not only leaving these behaviors behind, but feeling good about themselves, and ready to go on to life’s next challenge.
More About Prostitution Addiction
Although prostitution was more acceptable in our culture several generations ago, this behavior still occurs. It is an abusive activity, that is for some develops into a full on life-changing addiction. Many Prostitution Addicts see prostitutes very regularly. The addict may move from one “visit” every other week, and as their progression of behaviors continues, on to seven visits per week. The Prostitution Addict may use the same woman each time, or a new woman each time, or some variation. The addict may believe they are “friends” with the prostitute, while some other prostitution addicts have no illusions as to friendship.
The industry of prostitution is built on, and runs on, the exploitation of the drug addicted, human trafficked, or otherwise unfortunate. Anyone participating in paying for prostitution is contributing to the harm of others. Though “sex positive” movements proclaim that prostitution is not harmful, modern prostitution is the sexual abuse of less fortunate humans, by more fortunate humans, that comes at the mental and spiritual expense of both the buyer and the seller. The prostitution addict does not see the fact that this behavior is changing him for the worse.
Help with Prostitute Addiction
The Prostitution Addict is not able to recognize all the pain and exploitation in these situations that the rest of us see very easily. The Prostitution Addict is not able to see the financial harm this addiction causes, or if they are especially wealthy and this spending does not jeopardize them, they cannot see the irrationality of spending money this way. The Prostitution Addict’s disorder has them see two adults fairly and equitably making a mutually beneficial deal, when in reality, the deal is harmful to both parties, and comes with many risks the addict ignores.
All Prostitution addicts have some delusional thinking. They don’t believe any harm is taking place, and most have serious illusions as to their legal and physical safety during these behaviors, with their disorder having them dramatically discount down the probabilities of arrest or assault when they are engaging in these (typically) illegal behaviors.
I provide telehealth to New York, California, Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and Utah, please call me at 718-208-6135 and we can discuss if I am the correct expert for you. I intake clients quickly, most of the time the same week I’m called, sometimes even the same day. No need to settle for the generic therapist in your area; you can see me from anywhere.
James Foley LCSW-R