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Duane Osterlind

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Do you struggle with addiction or out of control sexual behavior? Are you looking to change your life but are not sure how or where to begin? I provide therapy for sex addiction and porn addiction in Long Beach California.

I have over 15 years of experience in helping people deal with addiction and finding freedom through successful, ongoing recovery. With a proven plan, we will work together to help you recognize and overcome thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. You can become your best self. Imagine yourself having thriving relationships and achieving your goals. It’s possible with the right information and the right help.

Contact my office for a free 15-minute phone consultation. 

Helping Individuals & Healing Relationships

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience in helping people deal with addiction and finding freedom through successful, ongoing recovery. With a proven plan, we will work together to help you recognize and overcome thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. We will work together to help you become your best self. Imagine yourself having thriving relationships, robust connections, and achieving your goals. Begin the road to freedom today.

Contact my office for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Having A Vision For The Future

Do you feel stuck in a downward spiral without the ability to control your behavior and impulses? If you’re tired of the consequences and destruction of your behavioral patterns and are ready to get started, let us work together. I can help you experience change, healing, and build connections. You must get help from a professional so you can experience real recovery through a proven plan and hard work.

Growth

Getting The Help You Need

If you or someone you love is struggling with active addiction, that addiction is causing the avoidance to get help by any available means. The classic addict will justify and rationalize as a means to escape the truth of their reality. Whether experiencing denial about the addiction, feelings of shame that help is needed, or even fear of what recovery may mean, I encourage quick action. I hope answering any frequently asked questions will help take the next right step.

Help

How long does it take to recover?
There is no quick fix to recovering from years of addiction. Recovery is a process requiring determination, a customized plan, accountability, and dedication. The client’s plan for recovery will depend on individual needs, willingness to do the hard work together, and continuous implementation of the proven tools for a lifelong journey in freedom.
Why can’t I do this on my own?
“Addicts resist…because recovery principles are so different from the way addictions work. Meetings rely on their members to be open, consultative, vulnerable, accountable, and consistent. Addiction thrives best in secrecy, isolation, willfulness, and chaos.”

-Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., author of Facing the Shadows, founding father of sexual addiction therapy

What if I’ve tried therapy before?
It is not unusual for people struggling with addiction to have tried therapy multiple times. Whether it’s the first or 30th time, research proves that the longer an addict has support in an accountable recovery environment, the stronger the likelihood they will maintain recovery. The very reason to return to therapy could very well be the platform for a lifetime of successful recovery.
How much does it cost?
The cost will vary depending on your needs and course of action.

Asking & Giving Support

The strong support of partners, families, and accountability groups is vital on the road to recovery. Ideally, those closest to the addict will be an active part of the recovery plan to increase the rate and longevity of success. The ability to create healthy boundaries while not focusing on the addict’s previous behavior is a pivotal turning point in recovery for the addict and his family as a whole.

Support

Check Out The Helping Couples Heal Podcast

Get the latest information about healing from infidelity, betrayal and relational trauma.

More About Duane Osterlind

Duane Osterlind, Founder and Clinical Director of Novus Mindful Life Institute located in Long Beach California, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Duane Osterlind holds a B.A. and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University-Long Beach.

He specializes in sex addiction, porn addiction, relational trauma, couples and infidelity, alcoholism, anxiety and stress, depression, and grief. Duane Osterlind is the host of The Addicted Mind podcast, which focuses on the cycle of and recovery from addiction.

He also co-hosts the Helping Couples Heal podcast, which offers a comprehensive program for couples devoted to healing from relational and betrayal trauma.

Duane Osterlind uses the latest in counseling research, techniques, and clinical skills to help individuals, couples, and families overcome pain, restore hope, and live in freedom.

My Mission & Values

I believe that each individual deserves to live a healthy and whole life. My passion is helping all parties involved to heal from the impact of addiction.

I understand how difficult it is to take the first step. My mission is for you to feel safe and know your value without judgment.

Meanwhile, I am continually learning about and incorporating new and innovative treatment models to apply based on the most up to date research.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule Today!

Get Started

An evidence-based approach is a key to getting on the road to recovery. You don’t have to continue suffering or hurting those around you. You will not be taking this journey alone, and I guarantee you will be in a safe and supportive environment.

Begin your road to freedom in recovery today!

Contact Duane Today!

Take the first step today! Reach out today and change your life.

Upcoming Workshops

Helping Couple Heal Workshop.

Marnie Breecker and Duane Osterlind are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Certified Sex Addiction Therapists who cumulatively have over twenty years of experience working with sex addiction, infidelity, and betrayal trauma and own respective treatment centers in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA.  After years of watching their clients struggle to rebuild trust and intimacy in their relationships even after a substantial period of abstinence from both sexual acting out as well as ongoing lies, secrets, and manipulation, they joined forces to create a comprehensive program for couples devoted to healing from relational and betrayal trauma.

Facing The Shadow Workshop

Facing the Shadow is a six-day intensive workshop designed for individuals struggling with sexual compulsivity and addiction. It is held over two weekends to minimize its effect on work and family. You will gain insight, education about your addictive process, tools to overcome it, experience group therapy, and set your steady road to recovery. Completing this workshop builds relationship trust because they know you are serious about getting better.  Space is limited to 4 participants in this intimate workshop.

Duane Osterlind

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor