Talking to a sex addiction therapist; a secure, judgment-free way to overcome addiction

Certified sex addiction therapists have a very specific job — to help those struggling with sexual addiction to overcome their addiction. Many seeking assistance fear judgment, both from their partners and loved ones or the therapists with whom they’re consulting, regarding their sexual preferences or behaviors. This is not the case for certified sex addiction therapists. […]

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What is the difference between love addiction and porn addiction?

For someone struggling with addiction, or the partner of someone struggling with addiction, definitions of the problem might start to bog down the recovery process. You or your spouse may know or even admit there is a problem in the relationship, but defining that problem could be difficult — sometimes even as difficult as admitting […]

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Partners can have hope: There is always a chance for recovery

The first step to recovery — in any circumstance — is admitting that a problem exists, including those problems that plague a sex addict. Whether the problem is an abuse of pornography or masturbation, the consequence can cause feelings of pain and betrayal for the partner. Love and sex addicts create a painful paradox for both themselves […]

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Betrayal: the feelings of the partner of a sex addict

As with any compulsion or dependence, the consequences of a sexual addiction do not only affect the addict. In fact, many times for couples in the northwest, the partner of the sex addict can feel some of the heaviest weights of the addiction, which can interject a feeling of betrayal into the relationship, destroying the […]

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Don’t confuse sex addicts, offenders

Originally published in the CDA Press on August 27, 2015 Recent local stories – of a financial aid director abusing his power against women, of a serial child molester, of an alleged rapist – have the disturbing sex offender in mind. We’re told such behavior generally repeats itself; are these offenders addicts? Does it matter? […]

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How to deal with pornography addiction: three steps to moving forward

An addiction to porn, for an individual or a partner in a relationship, can have negative or even devastating consequences for one’s life.  Those addicted to porn are isolated from real human contact, often using pornography as a medication to numb pain. Because lovemaking and orgasms can release endorphins connected to pleasure centers in the […]

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Addicted to Love in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene

I am addicted to love and the only way I know to deeply love someone is to have an immense amount of sex with her, and if she is unobtainable in any way, I become intensely lovesick. After sharing this, my client said that he falls in love, gets into [romantic] relationships, and breaks up […]

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Help for Porn Addiction in Spokane

There is help for porn addiction in Spokane. Pornography use in Spokane is not just a boys will be boys problem. Increasingly, women are compulsively using the Internet to access pornography. And just like men, they know their compulsive pornography use is destructive, yet the negative consequences are not enough to help them stop.   […]

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Love Addiction, What Is It?

What is love addiction?  Often in clinical settings such as a physician or counselor’s office, love addiction is overlooked or minimized. That means, the behaviors discussed or uncovered there are dismissed as trivial to other explanations for the client’s/patient’s complaints, and what often results is the treatment for those complaints fail. Love addiction is often […]

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All Gay Men are Sexual Addicts. That is Absurd!

To believe that all gay men are sexual addicts is unfortunate because it is not true.  And it is irresponsible to spread the idea that all gay men are sexual addicts or claim that homosexuality is a sexual addiction. Sexual addiction does not explain gay men’s homosexuality. Sexual addiction does not explain straight men’s heterosexuality. […]

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