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Sexceptional Consultation Group + Women's March!

Sexceptional Consultation Group + Women's March!

with Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST

We Couldn't Miss This Historic Event...

Special Consultation Group w/ Doug Braun-Harvey on Jan. 21st from 9am-11am. Then we'll all head to the Capitol to march afterwards!


Based on your feedback and conversations with Doug, the Sexceptional Lecture is now: 

  • A Special Consultation Group w/ Doug Braun-Harvey

  • Jan. 21st from 9am-11am

  • Then we'll all head to the Capitol to march afterwards

  • The consultation group will be limited and you will need to reserve your seat below. Everyone who bought a lecture ticket will be refunded. 

It's a Sexceptional -Historical- Day you can't miss. We will be marching for women's rights, social justice and equality of opportunity.

Everyone, please join Doug Braun-Harvey and SSHA at the Women's March @ the Texas State Capitol
Jan. 21st, 2017 at noon

The largest certifying board for Sexual Health (AASECT) recently announced the rejection of the concept and treatment of "Sex Addiction."

Let's learn why together...

Join us in Austin for a Sexceptional Class to learn the latest research and surprising findings on "Sex Addiction." We will learn about the wonderful alternative to treating out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). This two hour class will provide a forum for expansive dialogue and discussion about the recently published book "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction" by Doug Braun-Harvey and Michael Vigorito (2016).

Doug Braun-Harvey’s innovative OCSB treatment model, based on over 20 years of clinical experience (co-developed with Michael Vigorito), combines extensive clinical practice with science and research from sexual health, human behavior, motivational change, attachment, self-regulation and eroticism within a combined individual and group therapy treatment model. The collaborative client/therapist treatment relationship is founded on the principle of men taking responsibility for defining and integrating their personal sexual health vision.


Doug Braun-Harvey, MFT, CGP, CST

Sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey bridges sexual and mental health and facilitates organizational change. In 2013 Doug Braun-Harvey and Al Killen-Harvey co-founded The Harvey Institute, an international education, training, consulting and supervision service for Improving health care through integration of sexual health. He teaches and trains nationally and internationally linking sexual health principles within drug and alcohol treatment, group psychotherapy, HIV prevention and treatment, and child maltreatment.   

Since 1993 he has been developing and implementing a sexual health based treatment approach for men with out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). His new book “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction” written with co-author Michael Vigorito was published in 2015. Previous publications include “Sexual Health in Recovery: Professional Counselor’s Manual” (2011) and “Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Group Facilitator’s Manual” (2009). 

Mr. Braun-Harvey is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist. He currently serves as Treasurer of AASECT and is honored, as an alumni of the University of Minnesota, to join their Advisory Board for the Program in Human Sexuality in which he is a founding donor of the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. He has been providing individual and group therapy in his San Diego private practice since 1987.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor!

Derek Leighton, LMFT, LPC, NCC, CGP, CST  Certified EMDR & Sex Therapist | Leighton & Associates

Derek Leighton, LMFT, LPC, NCC, CGP, CST  Certified EMDR & Sex Therapist | Leighton & Associates


Here's a compiled list of a variety of clients that either self-diagnosed as sex addicts or were diagnosed by others including professionals, partners, clergy and the internet.  

What is considered Out of Control Sexual Behavior? And, how do we help?

4 y.o. female rubbing genitals on furniture for pleasure.  This was happening daily.  Parents called because they "knew" she was a sex addict and wanted early intervention.

42 y.o. male, father of five and widow who masturbated to heterosexual porn daily - sought treatment for being a sex addict because he couldn't stop despite his efforts in trying. 

22 y.o. newly married, masturbated to het porn 4 times in past year, dx as sex addict by partner, bishop and self.

42 y.o. single female in a secret sexual relationship with child's father who is married to another woman. Wants to stop having sex with man but say she can't. Self diagnosed as sex addict due to finding a sex addiction treatment center website with sex addict online questionnaire.

16 y.o. gay, male, Catholic. Masturbates to gay porn occasionally but views porn to explore his identity and fantasies because "I can't talk to anyone." Self diagnosed.

26 y.o. het female married.  Masturbates three times a week to alleviate stress and aid in falling asleep.

68 y.o. married het male married 30 years.  Sexless marriage for the past 10 years.  Tried to find women online but found it difficult.  Found it was easier to meet men.  Had sex with four men over the past three years.  Therapist dx him a sex addict due to having sex with other men despite identifying as straight.

32 y.o. cis het male, married with one child.  Masturbated to videos of women stripping on youtube once a morning for 20 minutes while using the bathroom.  Wife dx him as an addict because he did not tell her he was doing it. 

31 y.o. cis het male, wears women’s panties all day and then masturbates in the mirror wearing the panties.  Wife discovers behavior and go to counseling with a church leader.  Both agree his is a sex addict and is referred to treatment. 

48 y.o. married het male, masturbates two times a week to Victoria Secret magazines to balance out desire discrepancy.  Has sex weekly with wife.