Sexual Addiction Support Groups

Our calendar of events features some of the most well-known, respected sex addiction specialists in the nation, and they're available to help you.

Scroll through and see which recovery groups are the right fit for you.

Female Partners' Support Group

This group for female partners of sex addicts will begin on January 12, 2015 and continue a minimum of 12 weeks. The group will be limited to 8 participants and will include a combination of educational work, trauma work, peer and therapist support, and more. The group rate includes a copy of the workbook "Facing Heartbreak," a binder for all materials, a journal, and additional worksheets and materials to support the tasks of early recovery for partners.

Details:

Who: Female partners of sex addicts

Start Date: January 12, 2015

Where: 8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 405 / Kansas City, MO 64114 

Price: $55 per session, all materials included

Register: Contact Dan Gabbert / dan@dangabbert.com / 816.309.5626

Leader: Supervision of the group will be conducted by Dan Gabbert, CSAT-C. The group will be led by Sarrah Cain, LCSW

Dallas Sex Addiction Group for Men

Now accepting referrals for a Thursday evening group that will utilize the Recovery Start Kit to help you learn about the addict part of yourself in a non-shaming atmosphere. Clients will navigate through early stages of their recovery to learn that they are not alone in the situation they are in. They will also develop and enhance skills to identify and manage triggers as they arise. To learn more about this group, contact us at 469-730-6257. The first group will be held on January 29th. <a href="https://vantagepointdallascounseling.com/contact-dallas-therapist/">Call us</a> today to get started.

Dallas Men's Sex Addiction Group

Now accepting referrals for a Thursday evening group that will utilize the Recovery Start Kit to help you learn about the addict part of yourself in a non-shaming atmosphere. Clients will navigate through early stages of their recovery to learn that they are not alone in the situation they are in. They will also develop and enhance skills to identify and manage triggers as they arise. To learn more about this group, contact us at 469-730-6257. The first group will be held on January 29th. Call us today to get started!

Therapy Group for Women with Sex/Love Addiction

A therapist facilitated group for women dealing with sex/love addiction.  This group will meet weekly beginning Monday, November 10 at 7 pm.  This group will be working through the tasks of recovery together, providing mutual support in an atmosphere of honesty, acceptance and the hope that comes from addressing issues long kept secret.  

Partners of SA Group

This group is for female partners of sex addicts. We will meet every Thursday from 1-2:15pm, 60- per session. This group will utilize the Facing Heartbreak book, as well as other resources and group techniques. You may bring your own copy of Facing Heartbreak, or one will be supplied for you at an extra charge. 

If you are interested, in this group, group space is limited on a first come first serve basis to 8 members.

Please contact Dr. Caudle for a telephone interview at (919) 698-7061.

heidi bendell CSMAT

I offer individual and group supervision for all students. I was  certified in 1998, and have been providing supervision for the last five years. My background is in family systems therory, I was supervised by Carl Whitaker for several years, and had the pleasure of working with him providing family tratment. Im also advanced trained in Hakomi therapy. I have been in private practice in Durango Colorado for twenty five years. Im able to orovide skype or phone supervion for both individual and group settings. Please call me  and feel free to interview me to explore if I can be helpful to you and your needs in the IITAP process. Thank you, and good luck!

New Beginnings

I will be starting a therapy group for individuals struggling with sex addiction or believe they might have issues in this area.  My experience in the field has shown that this form of addiction is a very common primary or co-occuring addiction. We will make use of the first seven tasks in Patrick Carnes recovery model, introduced in his seminal book “Facing the Shadows.”

 
We will explore the following:
  1. Breaking through Denial
  2. Understanding the Nature of the Illness
  3. Surrendering to the process
  4. Admitting damage from the behavior
  5. Establish Society
  6. Ensuring physical health and integrity
  7. Participating in a culture of support
 
Groups will be limited to 8 people.
If you or someone that you know might be interested please do not hesitate to contact me by private message or phone (786) 290 0935.

Facing the Shadow Group

Please contact me for details.

Men's Conscious Recovery - Monday

Mondays 6PM-8PM.  Spectrum Recovery Solutions, Estero, FL.  Open fee-based ongoing therapy group for men in recovery from sexual addiction and multiple addictions.  This group supports an individual task focus, using Facing the Shadow and Recovery Zone as a foundation.  Other elements include DBT skills of mindfulness practice, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.  Group is structured in 12 week semesters and commitment to a minimum of 25 groups is required.  This group presently has a waiting list.

Partner's Group

If your life has been turned upside down by a whirlwind of betrayal, anger and confusion brought on by a loved one’s sexual acting out behavior, then you are not alone. Many unsuspecting people wake up every day only to find that someone they love and care for has been living a life of lies and deceit due to the disease of sex addiction; a heart-wrenching disease that is often shrouded in secrecy and shame. If you would like a supportive therapy group to sort through the wreckage and to help your family do the same, then this is the group for you. An initial screening will be required for participation. For group availability and pricing, please call Robin Watts at (940)367-7253 or e-mail Robin at:  robinwatts@eaglecounseling.org

Healing in Recovery with Partners

This is an ongoing group for partners of sex and love addicts that are past the crisis stage.  Please contact www.WillowTreeSantaRosa.com for more information on this group and the many others offered at Willow Tree.

Bright Hearts Phase 1 & 2 Men's Growth Group

Bright Hearts Counseling in Lynnwood Washington facilitates weekly Men's Sexual Addiction Therapy Groups starting the first week of each calendar quarter and running approximately 10 weeks (with breaks between quarters) using Dr. Patrick Carnes' "Facing The Shadows" (phase 1) and "Recovery Zone" (phase 2).  Call (206) 679-4321 to speak with owner and facilitator Jeff VanZant regarding eligibility requirements.

Facing the Shaow Group Columbia, MD

New to the Maryland Area!

Facing the Shadow group starting on 4/28/14. The group will work through the Facing the Shadow

workbook which covers the first seven tasks on the road to recovery from Sexual Addiction. The group will 

meet for 10 weeks from 7:00 - 8:30PM.  For more details and/or to signup for the group, please call

Earl Klebe, LCSWC CSAT(Candidate) at (443)878-3154 or email me at klebecounseling@gmail.com. 

Spots are limited so call or email now. 

Facing the Shaow Group

New to the Maryland Area!

Facing the Shadow group starting on 4/28/14. The group will work through the Facing the Shadow

workbook which covers the first seven tasks on the road to recovery from Sexual Addiction. The group will 

meet for 10 weeks from 7:00 - 8:30PM.  For more details and/or to signup for the group, please call

Earl Klebe, LCSWC CSAT(Candidate) at (443)878-3154 or email me at klebecounseling@gmail.com. 

Spots are limited so call or email now. 

Men's Sexual Addiction Recovery Group

Facing the Shadow is a group of up to 8 men who meet weekly to work through the 7 Tasks of Recovery from Sexual Addiction.  Groups are ongoing so clients are free to join anytime.

Reduce Shame

Many men think that if only they felt enough shame they would stop their behavior.  But, that is simply not true.  Paradoxically, it is the experience of acceptance in the midst of failure that leads to long lasting change.  By taking risks to share honestly in a group those struggling with addiction can reduce the toxic shame that leads them to act out.     

Accountability

Inside every person who struggles with addiction is a lobbyist whose special interest is the addiction.  The lobbyist works against the individual's best interest in the form of distorted thinking patterns.  The group setting exposes the lobbyist and the distorted thinking patterns that keep the addiction in place.

Foundational Change

For most, addiction grew out of our first group experience: our family.  Like the grooves in river beds our family experiences washed over us and created deep grooves in our being.  Some of the grooves may have been helpful but other grooves led us to addiction.  Fortunate for us the part of the brain that deals with emotional/relational intelligence can be reshaped.  Because we were shaped in a group experience it is through a group experience we can be reshaped.  

Teen Pornography Addiction Recovery Group

The Teen Recovery Program is a 10-week program for young men that involves weekly group meetings, individual sessions and a parent seminar.  Teens will cover the 7 tasks of Recovery from Pornography or Sexual Addiction.  

WHY GROUPS FOR TEENS?

Groups are essential for addiction recovery.  Especially for teens.  Individual and group therapy combined offer the best chance at healing the adolescent brain.  Pornography addiction is a form of brain damage.  Fortunately, there is a way to heal the still forming adolescent mind.  

Band of Brothers.  Teens are the most susceptible to pornography addiction yet most do not have a safe place to talk about their struggles with other teens.  We know that addiction festers in the shadows and in secrecy.  Groups offer teens a chance to walk in the light and learn that they are not the only ones.  

Coaching.  Many accountability groups can become ineffective.  They can be ineffective because the individuals do not have the skills and tools to help one another.  I not only offer teens a chance to share but the skills to become effective partners to one another in the recovery journey.  

Tools and a Map.  Using a task model, teens will learn where they are on the map of recovery and gain the tools needed to progress to the next level.  They will learn how pornography addiction works, techniques for stopping behaviors and how to focus more on life-giving activities.

Mens SA Group

Mens ' SA group. There are two meetings each week, Mondays at 7pm and Wed at 6:30pm.

Focus is on Relapse Prevention Plan, Out of the shadows workbook, and the Recovery start kit. 

Monday 6pm Men's Sexual Addiction Group

The sex addict group meets at the Denver Southeast office and are intended for men ages 18 and over who are ready to confront their sexual addiction. Choosing to live without the destructive behaviors associated with sex addiction and being held accountable to other members of the group aid in the recovery process. Recovery begins once the addict realizes their powerlessness over stopping the addictive behavior.

The meetings consist of sharing struggles, focused teaching and processing the weekly assigned work. This group incorporates the workbook, Facing the Shadow, among other assigned handouts. Sharing is a big part of our group meetings and throughout the sessions each man will have an opportunity to tell his story and feel the support from other members.

If you are interested in joining one of our sex addition groups, it is mandatory that you first schedule an individual counseling session to discover, between you and the therapist, whether sexual addiction group counseling is your proper path to recovery. The individual session provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about group therapy and also allows the counselor to assess whether you are a good fit for the other group members. This session is $100.

Please call 303-933-5800 to schedule an individual appointment.

The sex addition support group sessions at both our Denver and Littleton offices require a twelve week minimum commitment, with an option to continue with the group after the initial time frame has been met. This group meets weekly and costs $40 per session plus an additional one-time payment of $25 for the Facing the Shadowworkbook.

Monday 6pm Men's Sexual Addiction Counseling Group

Today, approximately 6 to 10 million men suffer from sexual addictions. In a culture with an abundant availability of services feeding those individuals' crippling sex addiction, the road to recovery can be a daunting experience.

A sexual addiction can be defined as any sexually compulsive behavior that interrupts daily life activities and has an adverse effect on family, friends and work. One determining factor that identifies someone as a sex addict is if they use sex as a way to alleviate feelings of anxiety, pain, loneliness, stress or disappointment. Instead of facing these emotional disturbances, sex fills the addict with a false sense of acceptance.

It is our belief that sexual compulsiveness is not in response to the need for sex but rather an avoidance or coping mechanism for dealing with emotional pain. Sex, just like drugs or alcohol, is an addiction used for numbing the pain. The Front Range Counseling Center offers a place for individuals suffering from sex addiction to break away from the isolation and shame to learn healthy intimacy skills. The sex addiction groups at our Denver and Littleton , Colorado meeting locations create a forum for learning how to develop healthy relationships.

FRCC sex addiction recovery group for men addresses the following:

How sex addiction makes life unmanageable.

Destruction of Sex Addiction

Understanding the addictive cycle

Healthy Self-care

Relapse Prevention

Family of Origins of Addictions

Accountability to others in group

Healthy Masculinity

Forgiving and Making Amends

How to respond to change and crisis

How to manage life without unhealthy behaviors

How spirituality and recovery are interwoven

Group Information

The sex addict groups meet at our Denver and Littleton, Colorado centers and are intended for men ages 18 and over who are ready to confront their sexual addiction. Choosing to live without the destructive behaviors associated with sex addiction and being held accountable to other members of the group aid in the recovery process. Recovery begins once the addict realizes their powerlessness over stopping the addictive behavior.

The FRCC meetings consist of sharing struggles, focused teaching and processing the weekly assigned work. This group incorporates the workbook, Facing the Shadow, among other assigned handouts. Sharing is a big part of our group meetings and throughout the sessions each man will have an opportunity to tell his story and feel the support from other members.

If you are interested in joining one of our sex addition groups, it is mandatory that you first schedule an individual counseling session to discover, between you and the therapist, whether sexual addiction group counseling is your proper path to recovery. The individual session provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about group therapy and also allows the counselor to assess whether you are a good fit for the other group members. This session is $100. Please call 303-933-5800 to schedule an individual appointment.

The sex addition support group sessions at both our Denver and Littleton offices require a twelve week minimum commitment, with an option to continue with the group after the initial time frame has been met. This group meets weekly and costs $40 per session plus an additional one-time payment of $25 for the Facing the Shadowworkbook.

Spouses / Partners of Addicts

This group meets every Tuesday at 7pm in our Vienna, VA office.

 

Please click here for more info.

Open Hearts, Open Minds

Scottsdale, AZ

This is a therapeutic group for couples whose relationship has been challenged due to one partner's sexually addictive behaviors.  In this group, the couple has the opportunity to initiate recovery as partners.  You will belong to a committed group of couples and will be supported in renewing your relationship and building intimacy and healthy sexuality.  

Recovery improves dramatically when there is a couple's component.  This group is about couples supporting couples while working through your concerns and renewing your relationship.  

This group is led by therapist, Cynthia A. Criss, LPC, a certified sexual addiction therapist, where you will be able to address your concerns together and discover that you are not alonge in your struggles.  You will take one day at a time as you build greater commitment, caring and communication in your relationship.

You will learn to experience healthy sexuality by developing emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual intimacy with your partner.  This group meets twice a month on Fridays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Call 602-677-3557 for more information and to schedule a time for a confidential interview to see if this group is right for you.

Sex Addiction Group for Gay Men

A group for gay men in the Dallas area who are dealing with problems relating to sex addiction. This could be related to mutiple infidelities, obsessive use of pornography, or obsessive use of phone applications or hookup sites. This group meets every other Wednesday, and starts at 6:00 pm. Call at 214.471.8650 if you want information about this or go to my Dallas Counseling or Dallas Sex Addiction website.

Partners & Spouses

Support group therapy for partners and spouses of addicts

Sex Addiction Recovery Group

Group sessions are an integral part of the SARP treatment program; freeing people from the pain of trauma and addiction by helping patients realize that they are not alone. Group sessions allow patients to identify with their peers and gain insight into their negative choices and behaviors.

Kansas City Sex Addiction Support Group

This group, for men over 18 who are battling sex addiction, is held every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at 8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 405, Kansas City, MO 64114 and is hosted by Dan Gabbert, CSAT Candidate.

The group is comprised of a 10-week curriculum and is a closed group - meaning that the same members participate in all 10 sessions together. 

The next session begins in February, 2014. Please call to reserve your seat or to discuss any questions you have - 816.309.5626

Sex and Love Addicts Group

Healing for Sex and Love Addicts.


This group will focus on addressing core attachment wounds, codependency, concepts of self, the cycles of emotional patterns that lead to love addiction, and healing trauma.  We will explore family of origin issues, patterns of trauma repetition,  and how you can heal and grow from your experiences to feel empowered and grounded.

 

The group program is guided by therapeutic works including but not limited to: Facing Love Addiction, Heartwounds, Facing Codependency, The Betrayal Bond, Healing the Shame that Binds, The Body bears the Burden, and Waking the Tiger.

Partners Of Sex Addicts Group

Healing for Partners of Sex-Addicts
Begin your journey to heal your past and
present wounds by coming together with other
partners of sex-addicts, to share, process, and
understand the cycles of shame, pain, and
trauma that you may go through in your
relationship and life.

This group will gently guide you in exploring
unresolved family of origin issues, patterns of
trauma repetition, emotional cycles, and how
you can heal and grow from these experiences
to feel empowered and centered.

Mens Sex Addiction Recovery Group

Group Treatment at Life Works Recovery is directive and interactive. The group is facilitated by one of our sexual addiction specialists whose goal it is to maintain a group consciousness of sexual sobriety, accountability and personal integrity.

 

Against a background of these themes, group members discuss their sexual, relational and life concerns using the facilitator and group members as a healthy sounding board toward growth and healthy interdependence.Facing The Shadow, Out Of The Shadows, Facing Love Addiction and Mindsight are required readings.

Talk to Us. We Can Help You.

Call 972.313.5742

Group work consists of weekly 2-hour sessions with a therapist and 6-8 other peers.

Partners Therapy Group

Partners Group

Mending a Shattered Heart

 

Learning to overcome emotional pain, to trust and to love again requires the restructuring of self.  The focus of this group is on healing from betrayal caused by partners’ infidelity and/or sexual addictions.

This therapy group uses creative exercises to renew and revitalize self, to move beyond betrayal’s seductive grasp.

GroupTherapy

Day:       1st and 3rd Wednesdays

Time:    5:30 to 7:00 pm

Place:   AHeARTT office, 3640 Talmage Circle, Vadnais Heights

Cost:      $45/session paid at the beginning of each month

Registration:  Initial appointment with therapist required prior to first meeting. Space is limited. Please call 651-470-4671 to register or send an e-mail to diane@aheartt.com

Intimacy Challenge Ongoing Group for Men in Sexual Recovery

Opening in ongoing group for men in sexual recovery in Manhattan, West Village.  Meets thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Uses Facing the Shadows Workbook.  Accountability for Acting out, secrets/lies and Understanding the Addictive Cycle/Core Beliefs; Intimacy Enhancement through empathy training.  

If interested, contact:  

Robert Axel, PhD, CSAT-s;

DrRobertAxel@RobertAxel.com or call 212 929-6884.

Men's Recovery Small Group

NorthPoint Professional Counseling

Presents:

 

Recovery Zone "The Internal Tasks"

September, 17th, 2013

8 Weeks (Wednesday Evenings 6p-7:30p)

Fee based

 

This recovery group is designed to help men learn how to deal with difficult affective states which will help them come to a place of resilience so they can decide what is important in their lives.

 

REGISTER / More Info

248.773.8440

 

NorthPoint ProfessionalCounseling

23895 Novi Rd, #300

Novi, MI 48375

248.773.8440

Men's Integrity Small Group

 

Men's Sexual Integrity Recovery Group is an 8-week small group for men with sexual addiction issues. Participants will learn more about their arousal template - all done in an atmosphere of safety, confidentiality, and respect. Participants will also grow in their understanding of healthy sexuality.

 

Group begins September 16th, 2013

 

Register / More Info:

Call 248.773.8440

www.northpoint-counseling.com

Fee based

 

NorthPoint Professional Counseling

23895 Novi Rd., #300

Novi, MI 48327

248.773.8440

www.northpoint-counseling.com

Temecula Partner's Support Group

Temecula Partner's of Sex Addicts Support Group facilitated weekly on Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Groups are $45 weekly for 90 minutes and a commitment of weekly attendance is vital to the integrity of the group as a whole. Please call Tracy Tacquard, LMFT, CSAT for further information (951)764-0537.

Partner's Support Group

Temecula Partner's of Sex Addicts Support Group facilitated weekly on Thursdays 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Groups are $45 weekly for 90 minutes and a commitment of weekly attewwndance is vital to the integrity of the group as a whole. Please call Tracy Tacquard, LMFT, CSAT for further information (951)764-0537.

Broken Hearts Restored: A Place of Refuge

Broken Hearts Restored is a unique Workshop Intensive for women seeking help on their journey to wholeness following disclosure or discovery of their loved one's sexual compulsive problem.  Created, developed and presented by Valerie A. Arnett, LCPC, CAADC, CSAT, many women attend who are separated, divorced or still in limbo about their relationship.  While many participants attend who are looking for a faith based component, all women are welcome whether they have a faith based perspective or not.  The next workshop is scheduled for September 26-29th, 2013.  For further information please e-mail Valerie.

Codependency Intensive Weekend

From May 30 – June 2, EHC is offering a weekend codependency intensive for clients with codependency and / or food issues. Tennie McCarty of Shades of Hope in TX will be leading a group for people with food issues. Other groups, for codependency, sex addiction and other disorders will be facilitated by licensed and certified therapists in a safe and supportive environment. Both of these groups will experience a family reconstruction (somatic, experiential & psychodrama) on Saturday, June 1st as part of the program. http://ehcmemphis.com/HealingCodependency.pdf .

Emotional Sobriety Intensive

Experiential Healing Center in Memphis, TN is offering a 2 week Emotional Sobriety Intensive

May 24 – June 6, 2013. Whether your clients are struggling with a substance such as nicotine, caffeine or sugar or need help finding a balance in a behavior such as work, sex, or a relationship, they will discover the tools they need to begin living an emotionally sober life, rather than simple abstinence.

 

http://ehcmemphis.com/EmotionalSobriety.pdf


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