Intimacy Disorders

Bonding and connection with others are basic human needs. People suffering from intimacy disorders crave closeness but also fear it due to a number of factors that may include histories of abandonment and unhealthy attachment issues, past trauma, and emotional or physical neglect or abuse.

Because those with intimacy disorders associate emotional closeness and vulnerability with pain or fear, they learn to protect themselves from real or perceived rejection by developing maladaptive coping skills. These may take the form of acting out sexually with multiple partners, porn addiction, dating emotionally unavailable partners or other self-defeating behaviors.

People with intimacy disorders suffer and self-medicate in many ways that interfere with healthy functioning. Symptoms of intimacy disorders may include:

Treatment for Intimacy Disorders

The goals of treatment for intimacy disorders are to help clients eliminate problematic coping behaviors; address underlying issues like trauma and co-occurring disorders that sustain these challenges; and learn to feel safe with emotional, sexual, spiritual and intellectual intimacy.

Components of intimacy disorder treatment include:

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