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About Ridgeback Recovery

At Ridgeback Recovery, our mission is to address the underlying causes of addictive behaviors and provide comprehensive support for individuals on their journey to recovery. We understand that many addictions and problematic behaviors stem from difficulties in managing intense emotions, triggers, and stressors. Our integrated approach combines treatment programs with managed transitional sober living to immerse our clients in the recovery process.

Our founder and clinical director, Terry L. Gatewood, is a highly respected leader in the field of sex addiction treatment and recovery. He has emerged as a beacon of hope and understanding due to his lived experience with addiction and his commitment to helping others find their path to recovery. Terry's personal journey of overcoming addiction informs and inspires our approach at Ridgeback Recovery.
Located in Greater Palm Springs, California, our dedicated team of licensed therapists brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. From certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT) to Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioners, we offer a diverse range of therapeutic perspectives to meet each individual's unique needs.

Through therapeutic activities, counseling sessions, and informative lectures, we empower our clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to regain control of their lives. Our goal is to help individuals understand and overcome the negative effects of addiction while fostering personal growth and resilience.

If you're ready to embark on a path of positive change and seek the support you need to transform your life, Ridgeback Recovery is here to stand by your side every step of the way.

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The answers to this assessment can be used a guideline to identifying possible signs of sex addiction

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