People struggling with love addiction use it the same way that an alcoholic would use alcohol: to numb the feelings and escape the painful parts of reality.


Love addicts get addicted to the euphoric effects of romance. The love addict may have their mind set on unavailable people, some cannot let go of a toxic relationship even if they are unhappy, depressed, lonely, neglected or in danger. Love addicts obsess about their loved ones, some use sex to manage feelings; others become love avoidant. Love addiction is about powerlessness over our distorted thoughts, feelings and behavior when it comes to love, fantasies and relationships. It is often a way to deal with the effects of early trauma and neglect.


At EXIST, we help our clients understand and recover by working on both the symptoms and the underlying issues causing the addiction. We offer treatment in the form of one-on-one sessions as well as group therapy.


After a thorough initial assessment we help our clients find the treatment that suits their needs. Being extensively networked with other treatment facilities, clients may also be referred to detoxification centres and residential programs according to their needs.

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Office Manager Job Vacancy

Exist Counselling & Training Centre is looking to hire an office manager. A bachelor’s degree and fluent English & Arabic are required. For more information on the nature of the services provided by Exist please visit www.exist-counselling.com . Skills required include: professional phone answering, scheduling appointments for our psychologists, paperwork (Word) and filing, updating database ...

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Exist & Addiction Treatment

Click here to check out the Community Times interview with Omar Nafie on Psychotherapy and Addiction Treatment in Egypt where he talks about many issues and topics including the latest definition of addiction, the changes happening in addiction treatment in egypt, sex addiction the stigma associated with it as well as the specialist services offered ...

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