Shopping Addiction Treatment & Rehab
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief to those who are suffering from shopping addiction and all types of behavioral addictions.
Compulsive shopping is, by definition, an obsessive disorder that exhibits a lack of impulse control; an often-harmful lack of impulse control. Often identified as a “shopping addiction”, the need to shop beyond reasonable limits is a mental health disorder that can have severe consequences.
Online shopping, HSN, and QVC have worsened the problem for “shop-a-holics”, providing relatively anonymous access to compulsive shoppers who can easily shop from the privacy of their homes.
- Some 18 million people in the US are addicted to shopping.
- Many shop-a-holics don’t even use or wear what they buy.
- Other shopping addicts “get off” on returning the merchandise. They’re known as “return-a-holics”.
The underlying reasons for compulsive shopping are almost universally psychological. Failing to address the underlying mental health aspects of any type of compulsive behavior disorder makes it nearly impossible for treatments to work.
Shopping addiction tends to arise from underlying, untreated emotional issues that must be addressed by experienced behavioral medicine professionals.
Successful Treatment of Compulsive Shopping
We have made great strides in the treatment of behavioral addiction, using: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medications, our TMS affiliate experts work with, existential therapy, spiritual therapy, individual therapy, family/relational therapy.
Shopping addiction can create numerous problems in a person’s life; from preoccupation or impulsive behavior to “budget busting” buying sprees, and from anxiety and separation from friends and family to manic activity. Shopping addiction treatment plans may include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family and Couples Therapy
- Creative Visualization
- Breathing Exercises
- Somatic Experiencing
- Chinese Medicine
The mental health care professionals at Lumion offer a personalized treatment approach that addresses the underlying issues that lead to such compulsive behavior, to create a comprehensive plan that addresses an individual’s specific needs. Depending on your specific needs, you might find that some of these holistic approaches to treatment help you regain control of your life and make healthier decisions.
Located in Beverly Hills, California, the doctors and staff at Lumion Center are experts in behavioral therapy and medication management, offering a supportive therapeutic environment and personalized treatment plan for compulsive shopping that addresses your unique symptoms, as well as any underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to your condition.
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