Atlanta Help for Chronic Infidelity, Porn Problems, Sex Addiction and Complex Betrayal

Sex is a wonderful part of life, but not if it involves cheating, deception or inappropriate risk.  Sadly, people often do just that, placing what is important to them in harm's way.  Some watch pornography excessively, others spend large sums of money on sexual services, or have a string of brief hook-ups or even multiple long-term affairs. The list goes on.  For all kinds of reasons people can know these sexual behaviors are not healthy but often don't seek help until something bad takes place.

The truth is that there are many reasons why people engage in patterns of problematic sexual behavior.  A lot of people struggle with some form of sex or pornography addiction (there are a lot of variations of both) where their behavior continues despite their strong efforts and promises to stop.  As you can see from my professional bio, as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in Atlanta I'm highly trained in a very specific "sex addiction" model for helping people in their struggles.  This model, which was developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is very "12-step" oriented and also focuses on addressing events in a person's history that may have contributed to the development of this behavior.  It's a powerful model for life improvement that I enthusiastically support for some people.  

However I'm a different type of "Atlanta CSAT" because I don't use the workbooks or formal "task model" some of my respected colleagues typically rely on as a primary clinical lens for viewing people who come to them for help.  I want to go beyond the limits of any one model to offer a deeper and sometimes more specific understanding of what's going on in the life of each person to comes to me for either counseling, consultation or full-on psychotherapy.   As I've extensively written there are lots of ways to understand problematic sexual behavior so it's important to offer enough theories to fit each unique situation rather than relying on only one approach to offer everyone that comes for help.  I provide a lot of diversely expert perspective to help assess what is happening in each individual situation and provide a range of options and recommendations for what to do about it.

Healing from problematic sexual behaviors and their consequences is rarely quick or easy, but it is entirely possible and can be transformative.  If you are ready to live differently I'm available to help.  If for any reason I'm not the right Atlanta counselor for your sex and porn issues then I hope you find someone you can trust to fully discuss what is going on and what to do about it. 

Bill