“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.

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

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 psychotherapy assists individuals, spouses, and couples in achieving life-long change.

Sex addiction, Sexual Anorexia, and Sex Addict-Sex Offender Potential(SASOP) behavior is NOT about sex. It, along with other addictions, stems from unresolved trauma, typically from childhood. Unresolved trauma mixed with addictive or aversive behavior creates toxic ingredients for failed relationships, chronic relapse, and sadly, in some instances, even death. Individuals, spouses, and couples come to Namasté Center for Healing seeking refuge from these destructive behaviors.

Our approach is the perfect formula for long-term recovery from all intimacy disorders.

Our treatment approach encompasses a Task-Based Model as well as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Intensive Programming (A 10-Day Intensive), Intensive Trauma Workshops, and Integrative Therapies.

We work with clients to both understand and incorporate the following Core Values into their lives: Honesty (authenticity), Vulnerability (openness), Nurturing (being able to ask for what one needs), and Intimacy (both non-sexual and sexual connectivity). Our gender-separate groups are designed for men and women to practice these new set of Core Values in order to cultivate honesty, healthy vulnerability, nurturing, and lasting intimacy in all their relationships.

If you want to recover, our program is the place for you.

Our Clients.

We specialize in the treating the following issues:

  • 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 BehaviorRecovery for Betrayed Partners and Spouses
  • Couples Therapy for Healing from Infidelity/Relationship Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Compulsive Over-Eating Disorders
  • 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, & 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