Sexual Offender Treatment in NYC
Addressing Your Addiction
Whatever your sexual offense is, I can treat it. My approach is “very cognitive”, which is more flexible and spontaneous and less out of a “workbook” than formal Cognitive Therapy, but still addresses and pulls apart thoughts and perceptions about self, women, men, and essentially anything in the world where a misperception can create resentments and or negative behaviors.
When these erroneous cognitions are challenged and corrected, it eliminates the specific thoughts and behaviors that create major problems. I do not use rote questions or worksheets, such you may encounter with some other “experts”. I use my extensive knowledge and insight to move you along as quickly as possible in you getting the knowledge and insight as to what you need to do to improve your situation. This is all about making you safer from this behavior in the future and rebuilding the parts of your life you broke when you acted out.
The Sex Offender Disorder and Mindset
I do not conceptualize my clients who sexually offended as having a “disease”. Instead I recognize those who commit a sexual offense as having a disorder. This disorder distorts their perceptions, thoughts, and feelings, and has them reach incorrect conclusions on what a specific behavior at a specific time will result in. Any person without that particular disorder could very easily see those conclusions are wildly incorrect, and very likely to create some severe consequences that will take years to clean up.
In addition to a disorder at work, a client who offended often has a “cycle” that helped them along in moving towards the behavior. This cycle is unique to every person who has offended, but it can involve feelings detached or isolated from others, resentful, controlled, depressed, or not in control of their life.
The farther one spirals into their cycle, their ability to discern their own behavior and its consequences diminishes. If you have sexually offended, give me a call and we can work together to make you safer from these behaviors in the future, have you accept yourself again, and rebuild the parts of your life you broke when you acted out.