Background on Bill Herring, Atlanta Counselor For Chronic Infidelity, Pornography Problems, Complex Betrayal and Sex or Porn Addiction

For many years I have helped people in Atlanta overcome chronic pornography use, repeated acts of cheating and infidelity, sketchy sexual behavior and flat-out sex or porn addiction.  As a national expert in these issues I honor the hope and courage people show by setting up that first initial appointment for help.  This page summarizes some of my professional background and provides links to more information both on and off this site.

I received my master's degree in 1984 and have maintained a private psychotherapy and counseling practice in Atlanta since 1991.  I became a  Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in 2002.  Over the years I've written numerous professional articles and I've been an editorial board member of the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity for well over a decade.  I'm also proud to have been a board member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) and I enjoyed the honor of serving for three years as the national conference chair of this sexual health organization.  A few years ago I was asked to write a chapter for the book "Reflections on the History of the Sex Addiction Field" to describe my involvement in the field of sex addiction. 

I have been convinced for years that people who struggle with aspects of their sexual behavior need help even if they are not classic 'sex addicts', so in 2017 I published an article titled "A Framework for Categorizing Chronically Problematic Sexual Behavior".  This article has been well-received internationally and the journal's publisher awarded it "Article of the Year".  The framework I developed is now being taught in the core curriculum of the "Advanced Topics In Problematic Sexual Behavior" certificate training offered by SASH to therapists worldwide.  I recently enjoyed the additional career-defining honor of receiving the 2019 SASH "Carnes Award" for my overall contributions to advancing understanding of this field of study.  

I'm also deeply committed to helping partners of chronic sexual betrayal heal their often upended lives.  I think I am still the only Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) in Atlanta who is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist through the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS).  All of my work is informed by a deep understanding and respect for the power of complex betrayal trauma.

If you haven't read it already, here is a little more information about how I help people in Atlanta address problematic sexual behavior patterns like chronic infidelity and other forms of repeated cheating or sexual deception, including but not limited to inappropriate use of pornogrpahy, chat sites, strip clubs, massage parlors, escorts, prostitutes and so forth. 

I offer individual, couples and group counseling for these issues.  I can consult for just one meeting or offer assistance over a much longer period, as determined by the specific needs of each individual client.    

I hope this brief description helps you decide whether I'm the right person for your specific needs. If you have any questions, or if you're ready to set up a time to meet in person to discuss what is happening in your life and how I can help, I welcome you to contact me directly.  Otherwise I hope you find a good source of help soon.

-Bill


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