Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Intensive 

(4 days)

Our Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Intensive provides a safe space of healing for women in relationship with a sex addict. We offer a small group environment to help provide community support, a safe space where you can share your story with others, education, resources, and tools for beginning your healing journey from betrayal trauma.

We take a multidimensional partner trauma model approach, recognizing that sex addiction creates a traumatic rupture for partners of sexually addicted men and women. Because of this betrayal trauma, we’ve found that many partners need extra support to move towards healing and empowerment in their lives.

Upcoming Dates: November 12th  – Monday, October 15th

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Sex Addiction Foundations Intensive

(4 days)

Our Sex Addiction Foundations intensive serves as one component of the 6-week IOP. All those attending the 6-week IOP will attend this intensive. This intensive helps clients build a strong foundation of recovery through developing core tools.

The Sex Addiction Foundations Intensive centers on two key components: Building a solid foundation of recovery and understanding the impact of the addiction on your partner. To accomplish a recovery foundation, we will use resources such as Facing the Shadow. In addition, we will help you understand the traumatic impact of sex addiction on your partner, and how you can begin the process of relational restoration.

Upcoming Dates: October 22th – Monday, October 25th

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Banyan Intensive Outpatient Program

(6 weeks)

The Banyan 6-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a program for clients struggling with sex and pornography addiction. It is customized and designed around your schedule in order to accommodate responsibilities such as work and family commitments.

Many clients need a higher level of care but cannot afford to attend inpatient treatment due to financial concerns and not being able to take the time away from work. Banyan’s IOP is a cost effective way to get the help you need while maintaining your daily responsibilities.

During the program clients will experience intensive treatment designed to help them manage the crisis caused by addiction, gain the tools necessary to gain lasting sobriety, build their support network and be equipped with resources to manage their ongoing recovery.

Upcoming Dates: Ongoing 



Restoring Relationships Couples Intensive 

(4 days)

Sex addiction creates a relational rupture, shattering the foundation of relationships just as an earthquake cracks the foundation of a house. Many couples have difficulty repairing the cracks in the foundation of their relationship on their own.

For those who require extra dedicated support to repair the foundation of their relationship we offer our Restoring Relationships Couples Intensive. These intensives are geared towards helping couples learn tools to begin to turn back towards each other in safety as opposed to erecting walls of protection from each other. To accomplish this, we help couples develop safer communication practices, build more effective boundaries, deepen their relational safety, and address the traumatic impact of sex addiction on their relationship.

Restoring Relationships Addict Intensive 

(4 days; prerequisite – Completing Foundations Intensive)

Our Restoring Relationships Addict Intensive is designed as a phase two intensive after individuals successfully complete the Sex Addiction Foundations Intensive. In this intensive, we address issues such as intimacy anorexia, emotional abuse patterns, avoidance, relational stalls, healthy communication, building healthy boundaries, etc.

This intensive is designed for those who have established a foundation of sobriety and the beginning of relational healing but remain stalled in their relationships or in their overall recovery journey.

Couples Disclosure Intensive

(3 days)

We believe that sex addiction is an intimacy disorder, whose damage is created through secrets, lies, and patterns of deception and manipulation. As a result, we also believe that the journey of healing from the traumatic impact of sex addiction involves re-building a foundation of truth in relationships. This foundation rebalances the power in relationships, and creates a safe base of truth to help rebuild trust and ultimately intimacy.

For those who would like a structured, highly specialized process to help guide them through the process of disclosing secrets to get to this foundation of truth we offer a Couples Disclosure Intensive. Each disclosure intensive is uniquely tailored to the needs of the couple going through the disclosure process.

Couples Intensive Retreats

(2 days)

Our Couples Intensive Retreats have are geared towards couples who would like to either kick-start their relational healing process or for those who feel stalled in their healing to help move towards further intimacy.

These retreats are geared towards a small group of couples to help rejuvenate and restore relationships typically over a weekend.

Men’s Retreat for Sex Addiction Recovery & Relational Restoration

(3 days)

Part of the recovery journey for sex addicts is developing new ways of relating to others in a healthy way. This involves practicing vulnerability with other men in a safe environment, connecting rather than isolating, and building support.

Our Men’s Intensive Retreats is geared for men in recovery to help them deepen their ability to connect towards intimacy rather than disconnect in isolation. We will use this time to help build tools for intimacy with others in a healthy way, helping build empathy skills, and furthering their healthy coping resources.


How long does it last?

Each intensive program is different. Many of the intensives take place from 2-6 days, depending on the intensive and the needs of the individual(s) attending the intensive. Banyan’s 6-week IOP is spread out over 6 weeks and customized to your schedule rather than may programs which take place over a shorter  time but require being present at the program for a full day.


What about my responsibilities with my job and family?

We work to find the best time frames for those attending our intensives. From weekend men’s retreats and couples retreats to 4-day intensives that frequently span Fridays-Mondays, we account for the needs of your schedule to make our programs work for you. Similarly, our 6-week IOP is customized to your schedule. This means we will meet with you and design a schedule that works around work. Click here for a sample schedule for what a typical week in the Banyan IOP might look like.


How much time am I committing to the program?

Each program requires different time commitments. The intensive retreats require a full weekend of commitment, and most 4-6 day intensives require roughly 9 hours per day of dedicated time to the program. Our 6-week IOP is roughly 20 hours a week over a 6 week period. The schedule for the 6-week IOP is customized to your schedule, so some clients elect to load up their hours over a few days while others will spread their time over several hours each day. Many clients will elect to have part of their program in the evening after work as well as in the morning before work hours.


I’ve attended inpatient treatment before and am still struggling, how will the IOP be different?

One of the biggest challenges clients face when returning home from inpatient treatment is the transition back into normal life and learning how to apply the skills and tools gained during their treatment into a new setting at home. We have designed our intensives to offer support to individuals in different phases of the treatment process, including the critical time frame after returning from inpatient treatment. Clients who attend Banyan’s intensives will gain the skills and tools needed while already in their home setting as well as gain the recovery support in their home area, rather than needing to start over with new clinicians and a new support group upon the completion of their program.


What exactly am I paying for?

When signing up for the programs you will see an itemized breakdown of all the services you will receive during your intensive. The costs vary somewhat, particularly with the 6-week IOP as some clients elect to have couple’s therapy or services for their partner as part of their program. Banyan wants things like billing to be as transparent as possible so if you have any questions please reach out to our IOP director at eric@banyantherapy.com or call (818) 435-7847.