joseph verrone, LCSW, CSAT

​11980 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 709

Los Angeles, CA  90049



Sexual Addiction Therapy  

Sex addiction is not just "liking to have a lot of sex" or simply watching pornography.  It's not about pathologizing sexual behavior that actually feels good and feels right for someone.  Sex addiction is actually a barrier to intimacy with other people and a barrier to intimacy with oneself.  It generally leaves the addict and everyone around them feeling unfulfilled, confused and out of control.

Therapy addressing sexual addiction involves understanding these behaviors and taking steps to develop a sexual life that is more aligned with your relationship and personal goals. Sometimes that starts with asking questions like "Who am I?" and "What do I want for my life?".  

My training in sex addiction therapy began at the Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI) in Los Angeles and continued through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).  I combine insight-oriented and behaviorally based work to help you understand your behaviors, develop a plan to address them and remain accountable.  During the initial assessment, if you are currently in a romantic relationship, I request that you bring your partner(s).  This helps us to look at the impact the addiction has had on your partner(s) and allows us to immediately create a plan for healing.