Sex Addiction Therapy

Sex Addict Snowmen Brothers In Recovery

You are a Sex Addict in Recovery. Good for you. You are working a solid recovery program including therapy, 12 Step groups, a sponsor and a supportive community. You are making progress. Sober on your inner circle behaviors. Taking care of yourself and by extension your partner and family. Here comes December. Holidays. Vacation. Family.






Sexually Abused Man Comes Forward

1 out of 6 men are sexually abused as children. Research shows that a large percentage of sexually addicted and other addicted  men were sexually abused and/or abused in some other way as children.  Addiction becomes a way to cope with the pain of the abuse. Shame, humiliation, fear and misplaced beliefs stop men from talking






Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 4 of 4

This is the final segment of the four part series of interviews that Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com. In this interview Barbara touches on a variety of relevant issues involved in the […]






Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 3 of 4

This is the third of four interviews Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com. In this third interview, Barbara addresses issues including the trauma partners experience both on disclosure and living with a sex […]






Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 2 of 4

Here is the second of four interviews Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, did with JoAnn Russell, RN, MS at www.marriedtoasexaddict.com. In this segment, Barbara continues to discuss how partners worlds are shaken when they learn about their spouses sex addiction.






Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC Interview 1 of 4

Barbara Steffens, Ph.D, LPCC, who co-authored Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal with Marsha Means, MA, was interviewed by JoAnn Russell, RN, MS in a four part series at JoAnn's informative website, www.MarriedToASexAddict.com. Both Barbara and JoAnn have graciously given me permission to offer this series of audio interviews to






Married To A Sex Addict Wedding Rings

At www.marriedtoasexaddict.com, JoAnn Russell, RN, MS offers a safe space where partners and spouses of sex addicts can tell their stories and get support from a community of people with similar experiences who both give and receive support through the sharing of these very personal stories.  JoAnn describes the site as  providing "Resources and Support






Sex Addicts Partners Group Supportive Hands

  Partners and Spouses of someone who is sexually addicted and compulsive often feel traumatized, isolated, scared, angry and confused about what to do. Questions partners often ask include: What is sexual addiction? I feel so betrayed. How can I ever trust again? What about my children? What do I tell my family? Should we […]






Sex Addicts and Partners Calling for Help is Hard

I hear it in their voices on the phone. They are scared and alone. They don't know who to call for help. They don't know what and how much to say. They are afraid of the response they will get. Will they be judged? Will their concerns be minimized? Are they making "a big deal






Beach Stressful for Sex Addicts and Partners

 Summer time and the living is easy. Beaches. Bathing Suits. Tank Tops. Shorts. Fun in the sun for everyone. Well. Not quite everyone. For sex addicts and their partners summer can bring dread. The anxiety typically starts in the early days of spring when most people enjoy taking off those bulky coats and letting the