A Transformative Intensive Experience

This four day intensive is for men who are experiencing compulsive sexual behavior that is causing disruption to their lives, and for men who are in active recovery, and want to acquire additional tools to support their continued recovery.

Developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, our task-centered approach utilizes multiple modalities of treatment including audio, video, group process, experiential exercises and multiple workbooks to help clients immerse themselves in the process and experience the highest level of effective treatment. The program will also include art therapy and nightly activities to encourage introspection and to deepen the healing experience. Clients will participate in over 30 hours of group therapy and can expect the equivalent of 6 months of therapy in the four day period.

The intensive is limited to seven men, allowing for individual attention. Participants will leave the intensive with both the foundation and the necessary ongoing recovery plan necessary for long term sobriety.

During their stay clients will explore:

• The neuroscience behind addiction
• The addictive cycle, including obsessions and rituals
• Their addiction
• Their arousal template
• Their trauma history
• Addiction interactions
• Family-of-origin
• Sex addiction as an intimacy disorder
• Sobriety and which behaviors trigger relapse
• Preventing relapse
• Addiction interactions
• Building a community of support
• The 12 steps and why they are necessary
• How denial manifests to support the addictive behavior

Retreat Location

The Emerson House in LaPorte Indiana

Utilizing a holistic approach to treatment we believe that your surroundings influence your experience. With that in mind the intensive will take place at the Emerson House a 30 acre country retreat an hour outside of Chicago, in LaPorte, Indiana.  Included in the cost of the intensive are private rooms with private baths and balconies.  All meals are prepared by a personal chef and served family style, allowing participants a chance to sit in community and enjoy original, seasonal, and delicious food. The Recovery Start Kit, all required reading materials and assessments are included.




Michele Day

LCSW, CSAT, Director of Chicago Center for Sexual Wellbeing.


Eric Connor

LCPC, CSAT and Founder of Recover Restore Counseling

Register Now. Space is limited.

Cost for this intensive is $3,750.00. A deposit of $1,500.00 is due at the time of registration and the remaining $2,250.00 balance is due by February 1, 2018.

To register for this transformative experience contact Michele Day, LCSW, CSAT via telephone or email to reserve your spot. or 773.251.7316. Upon receiving the deposit and prior to the intensive clients will complete a thorough assessment including a Sexual Dependency Inventory and a Trauma assessment.