Porn Addiction Therapy

If you’re relationship is struggling because compulsive porn use has taken away from your family life, put your at risk with your career, or is causing any other problem, we can help. We specialize in helping people rebuild their relationships, and manage the risk in their lives. If you’re looking for a therapist in the Dallas area, we offer in-person and online therapy. We also offer distance therapy throughout the state of Texas. Contact us today if you’re dealing with this problem.

Porn addiction is a very serious problem that can wreak havoc on your life. While some people view pornography with no problems at all, others struggle with their pornography use becoming out of control. This begins to lower and seriously infringe upon your quality of life. If this is true for you, know that you’re not alone in this.

When the use becomes compulsive, you might be struggling with a form of sex addiction. This can come in a variety of ways and can range from mild to severe. Therefore, assessment is important to help determine if this is a problem.

What is Porn Addiction?

Porn addiction occurs when an individual engages in compulsive sexual activity through the use of pornographic material.

This could be internet porn, compulsive chatting, and out of control browsing of dating or other sexual sites. It becomes a full blown addiction when, despite the negative consequences it has on one’s life, the individual continues to engage in the damaging behavior.

Usually, the more severe the addiction becomes, the more one’s life is negatively impacted. Men especially will find that as their porn addiction deepens, real sex with a consenting partner becomes unsatisfying and they tend to lose interest in it entirely despite still finding their partner attractive. This can lead to broken marriages and other relationships, leaving the addict with little to no connection to other people, friends or otherwise, because the addiction takes priority.

 

How Do You Know You Have It?

As porn addiction is mainly defined by the negative aspects that come with engaging in internet and other forms of porn, an addiction is identified when the individual notices a negative impact on his or her life as a direct result of engaging with porn.

These include:

  • Difficulty Feeling Satisfied with Partner: When you are actually with your partner, you may find that you do not feel satisfied with them. You may also notice a loss of connection with your partner, making porn the only thing that makes you feel satisfied or “turned on.”
  • Inability to Concentrate on Daily Activities: If you find you cannot concentrate on normal daily activities because you are too focused on watching porn, this could be another big sign that you are suffering from porn addiction.
  • Inappropriate Behavior At Work or Other Public Places: For some individuals, engaging in inappropriate behavior at work or in public can indicate a porn addiction. You might put yourself in risky situations by watching pornography when it could get you in serious trouble.
  • Skipping Necessary Duties, Routines, or Activities: If you find you are skipping work, neglecting family members, forgetting to buy groceries, spending large amounts of money on pornographic materials, or shirking any necessary responsibilities because you’re too focused on pornography, and never being satisfied, you may have a porn addiction. The more you’re urges and desires infringe on your day to day life, the more likely this is becoming a serious problem.
  • Inappropriate Pornography Use: Some become so bored by the pornography that they watch, they stumble into porn that would never have previously been possible. This sometimes can include shifting attention to things such as underage porn.

How We Can Help

Vantage Point Counseling offers a number of porn addiction therapy options for those struggling with porn addiction and sex addiction in Dallas, TX. We want to help you recover from sex addiction through effective therapeutic practices that will teach you self-acceptance, help you learn to trust yourself, and build healthy sexual practices for your future. Some of our services include counseling for couples looking to rebuild and enhance pleasure and intimacy as well as individuals who want to rediscover trust and hope in themselves and their loved ones. We also help couples who need to learn how to build closeness and manage conflicts that may arise in their relationship.

We also offer group therapy for men who are dealing with this problem. If you’re looking for a sex or porn addiction group in Dallas, contact us today.

 

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    Like any other addiction, porn addiction is a serious threat to one’s happiness, relationships, work, and social lives. Often, it can be a shameful addiction to admit to, and unfortunately, many addicts do not seek help until they become depressed and have significant relationship problems. Sometimes the issue of porn does not arise during counseling, as the addict does not want to admit it, and a counselor not specialized in porn addiction treatment might not think to ask.

    Symptoms of Porn Addiction

    Porn addiction is a significant issue and can significantly escalate if untreated. Additional symptoms of porn addiction include:

    • Sexual avoidance and choosing pornography over relationship sex
    • Unable to stop looking at porn, even when they want to
    • Loss of interest in relationships
    • Turned off by in person sex
    • Watching porn for hours at a time

    Types of Recovery

    The first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem and seeking help. A strong support system (family, friends, and/or a therapist) is beneficial to the entire recovery process and can have a positive impact on an addict’s recovery. Many addicts who want to recover, might look into alternatives to 12 step programs when looking into ways to recover.

    Fortunately, there are many options available to porn addicts, from couple’s counseling to outpatient treatment. Almost any type of rehabilitation treatment can be geared towards pornography addicts if done properly. Here are a few popular choices:

    Though it may be difficult, it is important to come clean with porn addiction and get help as soon as possible.

    Despite the drastic effect on others and portrayal of pornography addiction, there is no need for embarrassment when admitting one’s struggles. Addicts should feel proud of themselves for opening up about their struggles and for seeking porn addiction treatment with licensed professionals. Vantage Point Counseling is dedicated to helping and supporting addicts on their road to recovery and offers a range of options for those struggling with porn addiction in Dallas, TX. For our porn addiction treatment, we use therapeutics practices designed to teach you self-acceptance, help you learn to trust yourself, and build healthy sexual practices for your future.

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    Porn Addiction Therapists in Dallas April 28, 2016