Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) is the highest level of certification a psychotherapist can receive to treat individuals working through a porn and sex addiction. Founded by renowned therapist Dr. Patrick Carnes, the CSAT program was developed after years of extensive experience and research in the field of addiction therapy and is quickly becoming an industry standard for addiction professionals. CSATs receive their training from the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
Eric Pierni, Registered Psychotherapist, CSAT and founder of Men Therapy Toronto is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist working with men in Toronto, Ontario (GTA) to help them with their concerns around their sex and porn addiction.
The term sexual addiction does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) which means that it technically does not yet qualify as an actual mental disorder. At Men Therapy Toronto our focus is on working with men to help them achieve healthy sexuality that is life-affirming. This means helping men move away permanently from compulsive sexual behaviors that have created significant consequences. We employ the evidence-based approaches learned in the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist training along with evidence-based psychotherapy practices.