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HT050 - Female Sex and Love Addiction
Emily (Emma) Schmidt, MA, PC, CST, CCSAS
Emily (Emma) Schmidt, MA, PC, CST, CCSAS is a sex therapist in private practice in Boston Massachusetts. She is a Certified Sex Therapist, a
Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist, and a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. She is a member of the American Association For Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists,
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She has provided numerous trainings on Female Sex and Love Addiction.
Emma Schmidt provides a definition of Female Sex and Love Addiction (FSLA). She discusses how FSLA differs from Male Sexual Addiction. Further, she discusses diagnostic complications, the addiction cycle, and treatment strategies for FSLA.
Among others, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions:
- What is female sex and love addiction?
- How is it different from male sexual addiction?
- What is the prevalence?
- What does the addiction cycle look like?
- What does a woman's identity tend to look like with FSLA?
- What do boundaries, or lack of boundaries look like with FSLA?
- Any cultural considerations?
- What does this look like diagnostically (how would we diagnose this since there isn't a hypersexual arousal disorder in the DSM)?
- Is there anything we should specifically look to rule out (i.e. medical, physical etc)?
- Any resources you can offer ?
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