There are many different kinds of addiction, and Jill has been counseling people with addictions for over twenty years. It’s only been in about the last ten years that sex and romance addictions have been clearly identified. If you think of addiction as a troublesome attachment to a mood altering substance or situation, it’s easy to see that both romance and sex can be addicting, after all we all know how good it feels to be in love or to have great sex! Addiction isn’t just about having a high sex drive; it’s about the need for sex, romance or intimate relationship taking over your life. If you’re spending too much time or money on sex, or keep finding yourself in compromising or difficult situations, if you just can’t get enough love, if you’re consumed by a particular relationship, or looking for love in all the wrong places, you may be an addict.
Since the early 90s Jill has been a Clinical Associate of Dr. Patrick Carnes, pioneer in the field of sex addiction recovery. She was one of the first fifty clinicians in the country to be certified as a Sex Addiction Therapist and was recently quoted in an article debunking myths about sex addiction. Jill has extensive experience in helping people recover from sex, romance and relationship addiction. If you’re not sure whether this applies to you, give her a call at 805-534-1101 or TEXT her and talk it over.