Kavod Center for Healthy Relationships, Intimacy & Sexuality
Poor communication, infidelity, and the excessive use of pornography are just a few of the things that can tear apart your relationship. Maybe you carry the weight of a past trauma deep within. Keeping it at bay or hidden away can also undermine the most loving relationships.
At Kavod Center, our relationship and intimacy specialists can help you get past the struggle and on to the healing. We offer comprehensive individual and couples therapy to address betrayal and other underlying issues that stand between you and more fulfilling relationships.
If you want to learn how to bring true intimacy into your life so that you can heal and rebuild your relationships, Kavod Center can help you find your way home.
We also know that sexual issues significantly affect individuals, couples and families to their core. It shows itself in many ways at home, on the job, in public or online:
- Addictive use of porn and online sex sites
- Betrayal & Loss of Trust
- Serial infidelity and adultery
- Compulsive masturbation
- Anonymous sexual hook-ups
- Use of prostitutes and sexual massage
- Workplace sexual boundary violations
- Sexual anorexia
- Love and relationship addiction
Sexual and pornography issues do not discriminate; it impacts men, women and teens. If any of these behaviors are present in your relationship or in the lives of your loved ones, please contact us, we can help.
Kavod Center sets the standard for treatment.
Addiction of any kind impacts every facet of your life. Yet unlike drugs, alcohol, and gambling, you cannot live without your sexuality—it is an innate part of you and contributes to your overall health and happiness.
That’s why treating sexual addiction brings about unique challenges.
In Western New York, Kavod Center is the only healthcare provider with a comprehensive outpatient treatment program to address the unique challenges of sexual issues and partner trauma. We provide a culture of recovery that is safe, effective, and transformational. In fact, therapists and healthcare providers refer their clients to Kavod Center because they trust us to provide the best treatment available in the region.
If you’re hurting right now and need someone to talk to—someone who understands and won’t judge you or your situation—contact Kavod. We’re here to help you get back on your feet and navigate the road to recovery.
Choose our proven model for a thorough recovery.
Kavod Center has been treating sexual issues and partner trauma for over 24 years. Each of our experienced therapists is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapists (CSAT) with the training and experience to help you understand the disease of addiction and how it has permeated your life.
At the core of our outpatient program is The 30 Tasks of Recovery model for addiction and trauma developed by Patrick Carnes, PhD. We have extensive experience and success using this proven model in individual and couples therapy, as well as in our therapeutic support groups for men, women, couples and partners.
So if you’re ready to reclaim yourself, rebuild your relationships, and restore your life, you’ve found the right program to help you succeed.
You will work with experienced and compassionate therapists.
To ensure the ongoing integrity of our program, all of our therapists have a minimum of a Masters of Social Work or Masters of Mental Health degree and are trained CSATs through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. We also support ongoing professional development opportunities for the continuous improvement of our program and facility.
Group therapy will help to eliminate your feelings of isolation.
Since 1993, Kavod has facilitated over 2,900 groups for individuals and couples around sexual addiction and partner trauma. This integral part of our treatment approach will help you release your feelings of fear and isolation that result from shame and guilt.
Currently Kavod has over eight (8) active groups that meet weekly. Led by a CSAT, each group supports a specific phase of the 30 Tasks of Recovery model and is a safe, judgment-free forum in which to express your feelings, practice skills, and build community. By sharing your recovery process with others on the journey, you also receive much-needed support from peers who are also learning how to be vulnerable, honest and clear about their feelings. This work provides the foundation for true intimacy.
Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts Group: This group addresses the issues confronted by wives and partners of sex addicts such as betrayal, re-building trust and boundaries.
Sex Addiction Treatment Phase I Group: Abstinence from sex addiction is the goal. This group supports the seven tasks needed to achieve abstinence, including breaking through denial, understanding addiction and recovery, surrender, damage control, maintaining sobriety, physical integrity and building a support network. This group is the first in a four-phase group program.
Sex Addiction Treatment Phase II Group: To help make changes that last, this group addresses the deeper internal tasks such as letting go of shame and losses, facing fear, becoming comfortable with conflict, and being comfortable in one's own skin. We also explore multiple addiction interaction as well as the experience of living with early recovery. This is group is part of a four-phase program.
Kavod also offers couples workshops to give partners the opportunity to work on rebuilding, maintaining and improving their relationship or marriage.
Meet our therapists
Daniel Morris, LCSW, CSAT-S
has been helping individuals with sex and relationship issues since 1993,
when he co-founded Kavod Center. He became a Certified
Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in 2011 after completing extensive training with
the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals (IITAP).
His experience with The Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble in New York City helped
to cultivate his awareness of how human attachment and identity can create
“magic” energy, weaving the audience and players together in community. This
unique perspective brings another dimension to his work with individuals,
couples, and families both individually and in groups.
Robert Meadows, LCSW, CSAT-S,
Bob has 35 years of experience working with men, women, and diverse
populations in individual and group psychotherapy settings. As a co-founder of
Kavod, Bob has co-facilitated over 2,000 group
sessions since 1993 to help men, women and couples in recovery from sex
“I believe human beings get trapped in dysfunctional behaviors and thinking
stemming from trauma and poor nurturing. Many escape through addictions to feel
better, but this unfortunately is short term and has negative results. To take
responsibility for one’s self opens the door to all other change. All of us
want to feel good and attach to other human beings as part of our wiring. The
goal of therapy and recovery is to take responsibility for one’s self, learn what
we can and cannot control, and accept and understand one’s self to become ever
more fully human.”
Anne Coltre, MA, LCAT, LMHC,
NCC, BCD/MT, CSAT
serves as the Partners Program Coordinator at Kavod Center . A Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, she offers partners understanding and insight into the trauma that has fractured their
sense of self, ability to trust themselves and others, as well as their
intuition and judgment. Partners work with Anne in individual therapy sessions
and can choose to participate in group therapy.
A strong proponent of the mind/body/spirit connection, Anne’s experience as a
therapist and an artist enable her to help partners embrace treatment and make
progress towards their goals of renewed self-esteem and healthy
relationships. As an advocate for the partner, she supports healing
between restoration for the couple, if that is what both individuals desire.
Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Anne uses this
proven therapy to help partners explore the multiple causes that affect their
condition and promote a balance between acceptance and change. Based on the
individual, Anne may also incorporate the psychotherapeutic use of movement,
breathwork, mindfulness practice, or creative arts to help partners go deeper
with their work. Her unique multi-faceted approach empowers partners to
identify, address and release the strong emotions that have left their marks
and further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration and
In addition to the Partners Program, Anne provides individual, couples and
group sessions for people interested in her unique approach to recovery.
Cheryl J. Woods, LCSW, CASAC,
has over 15 years of experience in the provision of addiction and mental
health services for both men and women. She provides supervision to a number of
Licensed Master Social Workers and Mental Health Therapists seeking advanced
licensure, and is a field educator for several masters-level social work
interns attending area colleges.
Lucas Myer, LMSW, CASAC, CSAT
brings over 10 years of experience working with addictions in various
populations, including adolescents and young adults from varied socio-economic
backgrounds in outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment settings.
Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are his
primary therapeutic approaches.
In addition to facilitating group and individual therapy sessions at Kavod for
sex addicts, Lucas offers workshops that provide parents and teens with
strategies to identify and address excessive Internet use that can lead to a
host of addictions including pornography, gaming, online shopping, social
networking and gambling.
To expand his expertise as a comprehensive sex therapist, Lucas attends the
Sexual Health Certificate Program at the University of Michigan. He also serves
as a mental health therapist at The College at Brockport, State University of
New York Counseling Center.
Before joining Kavod, Lucas was an addiction therapist at Unity Health and a
social work intern at the Monroe County Correctional Facility.
Kate Zobkiw, MS, CRC, CASAC
began her career as a family therapist for teenagers and their parents
struggling with chemical addictions and continues this work today through
providing couples counseling, family education, codependency counseling and
support for the entire family system.
Are you ready to take the first step?
Only you can choose to free yourself from the secrets, lies, and shame that result from sexual addiction and partner trauma. If you’re ready to begin the recovery process, contact Kavod Center today. Your inquiry will be handled with respect and confidentiality. Kavod Center for Addiction Recovery is located in the Neighborhood of the Arts in Rochester, NY. To learn
more, visit www.kavodrecovery.com.