Spokane and Coeur d’Alene’s Certified Sex and Multiple Addiction Therapist
Ed with his wife Wendy Wilson
As a board certified counselor, my desire is to help you understand how the compulsive sexual behaviors in your life are creating problems for you. In fact, these unwanted behaviors may actually be a cascade of problems compounding the exhaustion you must be feeling at just keeping life together.
Are you beginning to feel that you are in jeopardy of losing the things most dear to you in life? Your compulsive sexual behaviors will continue to erode the most precious parts of your life such as your family, your marriage, your children, your vocation, your finances, your free time, and your spiritual life. You can turn it around with help! Life can become better.
It is important that only those with the highest level of training should treat those with compulsive sexual issues such as sexual addiction. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, CSAT® and Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist, CMAT® serving the greater Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas. I specialize in Internet pornography problems, sexual obsession problems, sexual addictions, co-occurring addiction problems, and trauma. Assessment and evidenced-based treatment is provided in a safe, confidential, and respectful atmosphere. My therapy is anchored in clinically tested methods and materials, and considers the design of the whole person – emotional, mental, spiritual, & physical.
Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSAT®) are trained in a “task approach” to addiction recovery. Dr. Patrick Carnes, author of many books including Don’t Call it Love, found that those struggling with sexual addiction had greater recovery success if they worked through tasks. He wrote Facing the Shadows and The Recovery Zone workbooks containing the first 13 of the recovery tasks. With over 120 hours of classroom training and a minimum of 30 hours of supervision, CSATs are uniquely prepared and qualified with expertise to assess clients and guide them through the task work.
CSAT® and CMAT® certifications are awarded by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (www.IITAP.com). IITAP is the standard for professional training, certification, and materials used in addiction education and recovery, and holds its practitioners to the highest standards in order to provide sustained professional, knowledgeable and compassionate care for those suffering as a result of sexual obsession in themselves or in a primary relationship. Treatment of sexual addiction is based on over 30 years of focused research and treatment experience.
Please know that it is a simple and hard fact that you are not capable of overcoming sexual addictions and porn addictions alone. You need help, and it is available and confidential. You are not alone. Joining the battle with many others who have experienced the same exhaustion and despair offers great promise to you in overcoming unwanted sexually compulsive behaviors. Call for a short conversation about how to begin the path to health and freedom today.
I agree with Anne Schaef who in her book “Escape from Intimacy,” says that sexual addiction is an obsession and preoccupation with sex, in which nearly everything is defined sexually or by its sexuality and nearly all perceptions and relationships are sexualized. It is progressive, and in all its forms, sexual addiction is disruptive to all important relationships. Sexual addiction is a source of pain, confusion, and fear for the addict and also for those with whom the addict attempts to relate.
In short, the lives of sexual addicts become progressively unmanageable, and if the sexual addiction is confronted for what it is— an addiction— recovery from it is possible. I want to help you or someone you know recover from their sexual addiction. Call 208-755-7114 today.
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington (LMHC)
- Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Idaho (LPC)
- Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT®)
- Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT®)
- Board Certified Counselor (NCC®)