SASH Video

It's difficult to talk about problematic sexual behaviors.

As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, I am always looking for tools to help constructive discussions happen.

I want to share with you a free two part video made by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) that can help you learn about and talk about sexual addiction and hypersexual disorder.  Read More

Meditation Stones

I use Meditation and Guided Relaxation to slow down, calm myself and feel more balanced in my life.

I always keep an assortment of guided meditation and relaxation recordings on my computer, smartphone and mp3 player to help me relax when I am stressed and anxious.

At work or home, when I need a break, I put on my headphones, sit back and listen Read More

Post image for PTSD? “There’s An App For That”

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an understandable response to a terrible traumatic situation. The trauma can be from war, abuse, assault and other experiences that cause intrusive distressing thoughts, feelings, images and anxiety that impair quality of life and daily functioning.

Managing symptoms can be challenging and overwhelming. When I work with clients with PTSD, we focus on Read More

Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For Partners of Sex Addicts, Second Edition edited by Stephanie Carnes, PhD

Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide For Partners of Sex Addicts, Second Edition edited by Stefanie Carnes, PhD is a rich resource for partners of sex addicts needing information and guidance to help them deal with their overwhelming and traumatizing situations. 

Dr Stefanie Carnes did an audio interview with Becky Papp discussing the updated book and some of the issues facing partners of sex addicts and their families. You can listen to the interview at Read More

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What are the 6 Best Gifts Sex Addicts can give their Partners?

Not diamonds or gold. Not cruises or luxuries.

The best presents sex addicts can give their partners are actually gifts for the sex addicts themselves as well as their partners. They are:   Read More

Post image for Newsweek: The Sex Addiction Epidemic

Chris Lee's November 25, 2011 Newsweek article "The Sex Addiction Epidemic"and MSNBC interview describe the destructiveness of sex addiction. 

It wrecks ­marriages, ­destroys ­careers, and saps self-worth. Yet ­Americans are being ­diagnosed as sex ­addicts in ­record numbers. Inside an epidemic.

His description of the ravages of sex addiction matches my experience as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist working with people with problematic sexual behaviors – both men and women – and their partners. Read More

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Are Traumatized

The Penn State Scandal. Focus is on the Cover Up. What about the Victims? Read More

Worried partner of sex addict

The silence has been deafening.  When the drama of Anthony Weiner's Cybersex Sexting Scandal was unfolding, we saw daily updates and images. Denial…deception…acknowledgement…resignation from his job. The questions were continuous. What will Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin do? Will she stay or go? 

Since then there has been silence. There have been occasional sightings Read More

Sexting Cybersex Affairs are betrayals of trust in committed monogamous relationships.

I don't know Anthony Weiner but his sexting scandal is a familiar story. I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and couples whose lives are damaged by cybersex affairs.

From outside appearances, the man (or woman) seems to be doing well and even excelling. Successful at work. Married or committed relationship. Baby on the way.

Then suddenly the truth comes out and Read More

Yes To Healthy Sexuality

Recently I went to the Spring meeting of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) organization that I have belonged to for over twenty years. What a wonderful group we have in Wisconsin. We learned more about complicated topics such as diagnosis and treatment of women's pelvic and sexual pain;   Read More