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.

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

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.

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