“Sexuality is our most meaningful expression of our spirit. You cannot touch one without touching the other.”~ Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

Our Philosophy.

“Namasté” is a Hindu salutation that means: “I honor the divine in you.” At Namasté Center for Healing, we are passionate about teaching you how to honor your true self and your loved ones by empowering you to make safe and healthy choices in order to live a whole-hearted life.

Founded by Candice Christiansen, M.Ed., CMHC, CSAT-S, Namasté is a place where people come to heal.

Our program is dedicated to creating a secure, compassionate and non-judgmental therapeutic experience for individuals on the intimacy disorder spectrum including: Relational Conflict, Sexual Problems, Infidelity and Betrayal, Sexual Anorexia (sexual aversion), Sexual Addiction, and Sex Addict-Sex Offender Potential SASOP™ (individuals with deviant fantasies or thoughts that are not in the criminal justice system as well as those charged with a sex related crime that do not involve a hands-on victim and are not registered sex offenders).

Essential elements are necessary for individuals to resolve their trauma, heal from the ravages of sexual and other addictions/aversions, and cultivate lasting intimacy. Our team of seasoned clinicians instills HOPE in all our clients that recovery IS possible. Our cutting edge, research-based psychotherapy assists individuals, spouses, and couples in achieving life-long change.

Believe it or not, issues with intimacy, including intimacy “disorders”, are NOT about sex. Many stem from both trauma and attachment failures, typically from early-late childhood. Unresolved trauma, mixed with addictive or aversive behavior, creates the perfect ingredients for failed relationships, chronic relapse, and sadly, in some instances, death. Individuals, spouses, and couples come to Namasté Center for Healing seeking recovery from trauma, failed attachments,and destructive behavior.

Our approach is the perfect formula for long-term recovery from trauma, all addictions, and the intimacy disorder spectrum.

Our Clients.

Clients with the following issues and needs come to our program seeking refuge and recovery:

  • The Intimacy Disorder Spectrum: Sexual Compulsivity (“Sexual Addiction”), Sexual Binge-Purge Behavior,  Sexual Anorexia, Sex Addict-Sex Offender Potential, love addiction, love avoidance
  • Trauma (Including Complex Trauma)
  • Court Assessments for Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Recovery for Betrayed Partners and Spouses
  • Couples Therapy for Healing from Infidelity/Relationship Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Financial Disorders:Debting, Gambling, Hoarding, Compulsive spending
  • Workaholism: Over-working as a form of deprivation in relationship attachment
  • Other Deprivation Issues:  Under Earning, Lacking Basic Self Care, Rest; Avoiding Medical Attention related to Depressive Symptoms that are typically the result of past or current trauma
  • Coming Soon! Candice will offer the ABEL Assessment. For more information visit: http://abelscreening.com

    The Change You Wish To See…

    Cutting Edge Assessments

    Client Education/Trauma Model of Addiction

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



    Weekly Homework

    Court Assessments