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

Our Philosophy.

Namaste Center for Healing is dedicated to creating a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic experience. Founded by Candice Christiansen, M.Ed., CMHC, CSAT-S, this is a place where people come to heal.

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

Addictive/aversive behavior mixed with unresolved trauma creates the perfect ingredients for failed relationships, chronic relapse, and in some instances, even death. Individuals, spouses, and couples come to Namaste Center for Healing seeking refuge from these destructive behaviors and realize that our approach is the perfect formula for long-term recovery.

With an expertise in the treatment of intimacy disorders and other co-occurring addictions (i.e. substances, food, financial, etc.), our clinical team provides evidenced-based outpatient treatment in a confidential and respectful atmosphere that ensures success in your recovery. Our treatment model encompasses a Task-Based Model as well as Mindfulness-Cognitive Therapy, Experiential Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Intensive Programming, Intensive Trauma Workshops, and Integrative Therapies.

We work with clients to both understand and practice the importance of incorporating the following Core Values into their healing process: Honesty (authenticity), Vulnerability (openness), Nurturing (being able to ask for what one needs), and Intimacy (both non-sexual and sexual connectivity). Our groups are designed for clients to practice these new set of Core Values since being honest with in a safe and comfortable setting creates a sense of healthy vulnerability, which allows for nurturing of self and others (getting one’s needs met in a pro-active way), thus creating a sense of intimacy (in the case of our groups, non-sexual intimacy).

“Namaste” is a Hindu salutation and means: “I honor the divine in you”. At Namaste Center for Healing, our research-based tools teach you how to honor your true self and your loved ones by empowering you to make healthier choices and life decisions. If you want to recover, our program is the place for you.

Our Clients.

We specialize in the treating the following issues:

  • Trauma
  • The Sexual Disorders Spectrum (including Sexual Compulsivity (often called “Sexual Addiction”), Sexual Binge-Purge Behavior, and Sexual Anorexia~a hatred of sex)
  • Support for Betrayed Partners and Spouses
  • Couples Therapy for Infidelity/Relationship Issues
  • Court Assessments for Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Love Addiction, Love Avoidance
  • Compulsive Over-Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Financial Disorders (debting, gambling, hoarding,
    compulsive spending)
  • Workaholism (over-working as a form of deprivation)
  • Other Deprivation Issues (I.e., Under Earning, Lacking Basic Self Care, Rest, & Medical Attention related to Depressive Symptoms that are typically the result of past or current trauma).

The Change You Wish To See…

  • We utilize a diverse range of cutting edge modalities and research based treatment approaches, including:

Cutting Edge Assessments

Client Education/Trauma Model of Addiction

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



Weekly Homework

Court Assessments