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Michael Herkov, Ph.D

Articles by Michael Herkov, Ph.D:

  • About Behavior Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Behavior therapy is focused on helping an individual understand how changing their behavior can lead to changes in how they are feeling. The goal of behavior therapy is usually focused […]

  • If You Think You Have a Problem with Sexual Addiction
    17 May 2016

    You might find that seeking help for sex addiction is difficult because your addicted brain wants sexual stimulation and pleasure in much the same way a cocaine addict wants cocaine. […]

  • Is Someone I Know Addicted to Sex?
    17 May 2016

    Sometimes, it’s difficult to know whether someone close to you has an addiction. The addict might hide the addictive behavior or you might not know the warning signs or symptoms. […]

  • What Is Sexual Addiction?
    17 May 2016

    Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on family members […]

  • Understanding More about Sexual Addiction
    17 May 2016

    In a culture obsessed with sex, it might seem surprising that we don’t hear more about sex addiction. While there is plenty of information for people addicted to alcohol, drugs […]

  • Is Sexual Addiction a Recognized Disorder?
    17 May 2016

    The American Psychiatric Association does not currently recognize sex addiction as a mental illness. Therefore, no official diagnostic criteria exist for sex addiction. The APA does, however, have classifications that […]

  • Symptoms of Sexual Addiction
    17 May 2016

    While there is no official diagnosis for sex addiction, clinicians and researchers have attempted to define the disorder using criteria based on chemical dependency literature. They include: Frequently engaging in […]

  • What Causes Sexual Addiction?
    17 May 2016

    Why some people, and not others, develop an addiction to sex is poorly understood. Possibly some biochemical abnormality or other brain changes increase risk. The fact that antidepressants and other […]

  • Do You Need Therapy?
    17 May 2016

    People with a wide range of problems — from depression to marital strife to simple phobias like the fear of flying — can reap the benefits of psychotherapy. The common […]

  • About Interpersonal Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Interpersonal therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the depressed person. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that depression can be treated by improving the communication patterns and how people […]

  • About Group Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Group therapy provides psychotherapy treatment in a format where there is typically one therapist and six to twelve participants with related problems. Sometimes a therapist may recommend group therapy over […]

  • What Is Psychotherapy?
    17 May 2016

    Given the range of procedures that are considered “psychotherapy,” arriving at a complete definition for the word is difficult. The emphasis placed on different components determines the distinctions among the […]

  • Finding a Therapist
    17 May 2016

    Choosing the right therapist is important. Research shows that two factors predict success in psychotherapy: the client and therapist relationship, and the therapist’s experience with and knowledge about the type […]

  • About Family Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Family therapy views a person’s symptoms as taking place in the larger context of the family. Without understanding that larger group and the complex, dynamic interactions that take place and […]

  • About Cognitive Psychotherapy
    17 May 2016

    Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of […]

  • Treatment for Sexual Addiction
    17 May 2016

    If you are seeking help for sex addiction, there are a number of treatment programs available. The best-known programs in the United States include Sierra Tucson in Arizona, Tulane University’s […]