Dr. Michael J. Salas, PsyD, LPC-S, LCDC, CSAT, CST, SEP

Owner and Founder (He/Him/His)

If you’re dealing with an addiction, relationship with someone who has an addiction, or sexual and intimacy problems in your relationship, I can help. As a therapist who is certified in sex addiction therapy, as well as certified in sex therapy, I can help with a variety of sexual issues. Whether you’re in a relationship that is struggling with sexual intimacy, or you’re in a relationship that has put into jeopardy due to out-of-control sexual behavior, I have the experience to work with you so that you can have a fulfilling and happy relationship.

I specialize in helping clients with the following:

  • Sex and pornography addictions
  • Sexual orientation and self-acceptance
  • Gender care
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Trauma
  • Pain during sex
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Fetishes

Dallas Sex Therapist

You might be in a long-term relationship or marriage, and have just found out that your partner or spouse has been keeping sexual secrets that you never thought could have happened. Maybe you’re in a situation where you’ve been betraying the boundaries of your relationship, and you’re unsure of where to turn. Or maybe there has been no betrayal at all, but your sexual relationship has been suffering. Regardless of the relationship intimacy, trust, or passion situation that you are facing, I will help you open up lines of communication in your relationship, identify the problems for what they are, and help you strengthen your relationship.

Sex Addiction Therapist

If your relationship has been hurt by repeated cheating or affairs, it’s possible that you’re either dealing with a sex addiction or that your partner is dealing with this. I also help people who are in relationships where intimacy has been destroyed by porn use. If you’re concerned whether or not this is a problem, I can help you assess this and determine how you can heal yourself and your relationships.

Sexual compulsivity can destroy your relationship, while making it difficult to rebuild trust and intimacy after a betrayal. I understand the controversies surrounding sex addiction, which is why I also wrote the book, Bridging the Sex Addiction Divide. If you’re looking for help, it can be difficult to know where to turn. I wrote this book to help you understand the controversy. As a kink, poly, and LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I also wrote this to help you if you’re a part of these communities as well.

Trauma Therapist

Trauma can play a role in your relationships with others and yourself. It can make you feel detached, while also making it difficult to connect. You might struggle to manage your feelings or even identify them. I help people mend these parts of themselves through a combination of mind and body based therapeutic work. Whether it’s working on your history with your family, your history of coming out and self-acceptance, or other types of abuse and neglect, I can help you navigate through this journey.

Phone: 214-310-0417 ext. 1
E-mail: michaelsalas@vantagepointdallascounseling.com

License and Credentials:

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling
  • Licensed Professional Counselor–Supervisor
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor by the Texas Board of Addiction Professionals
  • Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Organic Intelligence Expert
  • Completed Gottman Therapy training levels 1 and 2 for couples therapy.
  • Trained in EMDR for Trauma Therapy
  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator trained to facilitate The Daring Way™, a research based psychoeducational curriculum based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
  • Trained in Post Induction Therapy.
  • Rainbow Advocate and Educator
  • Trained in Kathy Kain’s Somatic Experiencing Body Based Touch Skills Therapy

Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • International Institute for Trauma Addiction Professionals
  • The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
  • Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

 

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