Sex Offender Therapy
Sex offender treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach to address perpetrators of sexual abuse. Individuals convicted of sexual offenses are often court ordered to undergo sex offender specific treatment to decrease the risk of sex-offense recidivism. Individuals in treatment are guided in identifying past and present factors that may increase the risk of reoffending and addressing them through concrete behavioral changes or cognitive restructuring. Individuals in treatment are guided in identifying thinking styles that minimize, justify or rationalize negative behaviors while identifying underlying beliefs that may increase risk. This is accomplished through daily journaling, dialogue, and structured written exercises addressing disclosure, autobiographical timelines, empathy, cycles of offending and a comprehensive relapse prevention plan. If you need or want to begin treatment, contact me to set up an appointment.