THE HOPE OF COUNSELING
The purpose of Coeur d’Alene Counseling is to help those lost in their sexual addictions through a process that teaches them how to safely go to their source of old wounds and question the rules that fester them and recreate new rules that heal those wounds. As a result of this process, they will discover that their lives will change course and they will experience transformation and renewal. We call this recovery.
Coeur d’Alene Counseling, Inc. treats individuals suffering from a sex addiction. This means both the addicted person and his or her partner or spouse have access to high quality and compassionate expert care to help overcome these problems. Coeur d’Alene Counseling takes every call or contact seriously . We know the pain and the courage it takes to reach out, so everyone who contacts us receives the compassion, promptness, and respect they justly deserve. That is how things are done here.
ARE YOU A SEX ADDICT?
If you are uncertain that you might be a sex addict, ask yourself the following questions. You may find some clarity.
- Do you feel as if you are inordinately preoccupied with sex? For example, when you wake up you might grab your phone, even before you get out of bed, to check your hookup app profiles, looking to see if anyone contacted you in the night.
- Have you tried (and failed) to either cut back on or quit certain sexual behaviors altogether. For instance, you might have promised yourself (and maybe others) that you would stop looking at porn. And you might have kept those promises for a few days or maybe even a few weeks. But then, suddenly, you found yourself right back at it.
- Have you experienced negative consequences related to your sexual behaviors? For example, related to your sexual behaviors have you ruined important relationships, struggled or been reprimanded at work or in school, gotten anxious and depressed, spent money you’d rather spend elsewhere, been arrested, or experienced other problems?
If you answered yes to these three questions, there is a strong possibility you are sexually addicted. To find out more and have all your questions answered, call Ed Dudding, CSAT at 208-755-7114.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
We noticed that individual psychotherapy was not enough for many people in recovery from sex addiction. People needed more services to help them get better—services like group therapy, couples group therapy, partners therapy, and intensive outpatient programing (IOP). We also found that despite good intentions, other therapists in the community did not have the specific intensive training needed to work with sex addicts and their partners. Coeur d’Alene Counseling, Inc. was formed to address the specific needs related to sex addiction and to help people get better. We know how to treat sex addiction and how to help partners of sex addicts resolve their trauma; and we like what we do.
Coeur d’Alene Counseling is associated with a strong circle of local private mental health professionals who work within their expertise and passion to help people heal. Laura Taylor and Janet Gourley are two such local professionals. By way of an office referral, they are uniquely qualified to help sexual addicts and their partners reach the best possible recovery outcome. Both, as separate practitioners, work within independent professional settings, and their individual setting locations are listed below.
Laura Taylor, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant
Anchored Support, LLC.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Tel. 208-818-2619
Laura Taylor is a certified EMDR therapist specializing in trauma and stress-related disorders. She, as well, specializes in working with the unique needs of partners of sexual addicts.
Janet Gourley, DNP, NP
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Prairie Family Medicine
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Tel. 208-209-0288
Dr. Janet Gourley is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who takes great care to understand her patients holistically to provide the most thoughtful medical care.
For many people, psychotherapy and addiction treatment might seem mysterious, even scary. At Coeur d’Alene Counseling, we believe that treatment should not be a mystery, nor should it involve guesswork. While treatment of sex addiction is a relatively newer treatment, we are fortunate to have access to important research and information such as AFAR, American Foundation for Addiction Research and the body of research and clinical work of Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Patrick Carnes. These are primary sources that inform and guide our evidence-based or evidence-informed practices. Our clients have access to the latest and most current sex addiction treatment and partner treatment available.