Dr. Omar Minwalla is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Sexologist who specializes in the psychological evaluation and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior, sex addiction, patterns of infidelity, integrity and conduct disorders, intimate partner abuse and the resulting traumatic impacts and symptoms experienced by the partner or spouse.
He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Human Sexuality. Educated in clinical sexology and experienced in both the compulsive sexual behavior model (CSB) and the sex addiction model (SA), in 2009, Dr. Minwalla founded The Institute for Sexual Health (ISH) and developed The Compulsive-Abusive Sexual-Relational Disorders (CASRD) and Trauma Model.
Recognizing the limitations of traditional treatment models for sex addiction, he advocates for professionals and clients to recognize the importance of treating the abusive aspects of sexual acting out and the trauma experienced by partners and has led the clinical field to recognize the harm of using a single-concept of co-sex addiction to treat partners and spouses. His model identifies, articulates and describes this type of abuse and trauma and treatment.