Clinician-Led Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery Groups

Are you struggling with compulsive sexual behavior(s) (pornography, extra-marital affairs, or visiting sexual establishments) that is/are having negative impacts in your life? Are you struggling to connect emotionally with your partner or in other interpersonal relationships? Do you find yourself preoccupied with fantasy when experiencing anxiety, stress, achievement, etc.? If the answer is yes, know that you are not alone. The shame associated with living two separate lives is a catalyst for propagating the sexual addiction cycle and often keeps individuals from seeking help from others. Perhaps that is why research shows that combining individual counseling with psychotherapy groups and a 12-step recovery program offer an individual the best opportunity for recovery. According to Dr. Douglas Weiss of the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT) 70% of sex addicts have been physically abused , 80% of sex addicts have been sexually abused, and 90% of sex addicts have been emotionally abused. Such issues can generate an impaired sense of self, often generating feelings of inadequacy and the need to isolate. At Bridge of Hope, our Clinician-Led Partner's Recovery Groups are structured in a two part series to help you build a recovery support system and develop are renewed sense of self that promotes a lifestyle of recovery.

Group Structure

Current Start Date: April 3rd 2019

Time frame: 16 weeks

Length of Sessions: 90 minutes (6:00pm-7:30pm)

Day of Session: Wednesday

Clinicians: William "Reid" Wood, MA, LPC and Jason Hallman, MA, LPC/I

Text: Facing the Shadow by Carnes

Type of Group: Work Group (we will process workbook exercises each week, build community, and learn tools for recovery)

Objectives: Learn about the clinical aspects of sexual addiction, break through denial, learn tools to establish sobriety, build a recovery support system. After successful completion of Group 1, you will have the opportunity to continue your therapeutic growth through Group 2.

 

Current Start Date: August 7th 2019

Time frame: 16 weeks

Length of Sessions: 90 minutes (6:00pm-7:30pm)

Day of Session: Wednesday

Clinicians: Jason Hallman, MA, LPC/I

Text: Recover Zone by Carnes

Type of Group: Work Group (we will process workbook exercises each week, discover co-addictions, process shame, grieve losses, grow in our relationship with self)

Objectives: We will explore the inner-self and process the issues from the past and present that have propagated the addictive cycle.