A Photo of Me Receiving the Carnes Award from Dr. Carnes

Bill Herring and Patrick Carnes

As I have previously written I was recently fortunate to have received the prestigious "Carnes Award" from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). I finally received a photo of that day with me standing with Dr. Patrick Carnes himself just after he handed me the award.

Dr. Carnes has written many books on sex addiction over the past 30+ years, and is generally regarded as the first person to put sex addiction "on the map". He's been hugely influential to many people and I am honored to have known him for years. As I've written elsewhere on my website, I don't utilize a lot of the tools of the "Carnes method" for a variety of reasons, and it is a testament to his humility and grace that this did not prevent him from showing me great respect and affection on this special day. The notation of the award itself is very meaningful to me: "For His Pioneering Work in the Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behaviors". Wow. I honesty feel like I could retire now and know that I have added value to my profession that will outlast me....... but I'm going to go for a few more years I think.

Come and see me if you think I could help you.



Bill Herring is an Atlanta counselor and psychotherapist who has been in private practice for almost 30 years.  He specializes in helping people who are struggling with problematic aspects of their sexual behavior achieve greater integrity, self-esteem, self-control and peace in their lives.

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