Counseling for Partners of Sex Addict in Dallas

Are you in a relationship with a sex addict and wonder if you should stay? Support for partners of sex addicts is crucial in such challenging times. As someone who is in a relationship with a sex addict, it can be a very tough place for you to be. It can be a balancing act where you try to take care of yourself, cope with the situation, and carry on with your normal life.

Whether it be a problem with sex addiction, or a problem with substance abuse, the journey can be very painful, complicated and confusing for you. This is why it’s important to have your own support through this difficult time.

Keep scrolling if any of the following describes your situation:

  • Discovery of pornography or sex addiction.
  • Feelings of anger, anxiety, or grief that won’t subside or consume.
  • Intimately opening up with your partner after betrayal.
  • Coping with secrecy and lies.
  • Betrayal, broken promises, and deceit as a result of sex addiction.
  • Low self-worth, self-value, and self-esteem as a result of taking the responsibility for your partner’s addiction.
  • The desire to forgive what can seem unforgivable.

We know that you’re not to blame.

We offer empathetic counseling for partners of addicts.

Opening up with a therapist about betrayal and addiction can be extremely vulnerable. We’ll provide you a space where you can rebuild your relationship with yourself so you can then figure out what steps to take in your relationship. We’ll help you navigate through shame and fear to live your life on your terms.

You might have been told by others, including your partner, that you’re responsible for their acting out, or that you just should’ve changed something about yourself. We know that you’re not to blame for your partners’ behavior. However, we’ll help you learn about the cycles of addiction so that you know how to best protect yourself, without having to live in a relationship of distrust and anxiety. Through participating in counseling, you’ll be able to set a tone for healing that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to set without these expectations.

You don’t have to do this alone.

The three C’s: Cause, Cure, and Control. Taking the sole responsibility for the addict’s addiction is placing thecausewith YOU rather than with the internal factors that drive the addict’s addiction. This misplaced responsibility leads to you wanting tocontrolthe addict’s movements, associations, money, and compulsive behaviors. Or you change yourself into a person that at times you do not recognize with the hopes that this will be enough to satisfy your partner’s needs. Finally, you may be looking for the right treatment program, the magic pill, or the perfect combination of “something” that willcureall of the problems within them and stop their addiction. We understand the distrust, anxiety, fear, disappointment, and shame that are the insidious and destructive outcomes of self-blame. We can offer empathy, understanding, guidance, support, and the tools to help you with healing and recovering from this difficult time in your life.

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We know that your needs, wants, and desires are valuable.

We will help you bring forward your needs, wants, and desires to strengthen your self-identity, strengthened purpose, and self-worth. These are nurtured through a strong system of boundaries.Together, we’ll work to identify your limits, expectations, and needs. This is challenging when you have lived within the tumultuous and volatile shadow of active addiction. Many parts of yourself can become lost or forgotten. We help you to rediscover and empower your voice again. We don’t judge, moralize, or minimize your experience. We foster a safe and brave zone that allows you to be authentic.

Many couples who contend with addiction never learn the best way to communicate about the problem.

Although it can be very challenging, by participating in counseling, you help to increase the odds that your relationship can reach a place of trust and commitment, as well as a place of prevention from relapse. Without counseling, you’re at an increased risk of avoiding topics and important discussions. Over time, this can relationship problems that are preventable through participating in therapy.

Counseling for Partners of Addicts is key to the recovery of the relationship.

In counseling, you’ll learn ways to talk about the very painful issue of addiction. Whether it be anger from betrayal, secrecy and lies, or curiosity about the best way to handle these circumstances, we can help. We’ll help you find confidence in your place in the relationship, cope with feelings of anger and resentment, and move through grief.

You can recover and recapture your life.

Although it can be very challenging, you can learn to regain your ability to trust your partner, believe in yourself, and have hope for your future. In our experience, there is a journey to recovery for the individual AND there is a journey to recovery for the couple. We have a holistic approach. Communication, honesty, loving bonds, working through conflicts, and learning how to be in a healthy relationship are the skills that we want to offer you and your partner.

Our Dallas Betrayal Trauma and Sex Addiction Therapists

Dr. Michael J. Salas

A sex and trauma therapist who specializes in helping clients with authenticity and self-acceptance.

Caroline Sabolik

Relationship therapist and sex addiction specialist who helps individuals and couples with sexual and relationship and shame resilience.

Zachary Ramsey

A specialist in addictions, betrayal trauma, and family of origin issues.

RJ Sauceda

Certified Sex Therapist in training who specializes in helping individuals and couples with managing out of control behaviors.

Heather Henry

Therapist who specializes in sexual trauma treatment, betrayal trauma therapy, gender care, affirming therapy, and women's sexual issues.

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