Front Range Counseling Center has counselors that specialize in sexual addiction counseling and provide men’s sexual addiction group therapy groups in both its Denver Southeast office and Littleton office. We enjoy writing articles about sexual addiction topics and how best to make sure you fully understand the real issues underneath the addiction. We also try to provide tools for relapse prevention, working recovery, healing for the partner, and what to expect from counseling.
We believe there is no one way to work recovery so within this blog we try to provide many different ideas and ways to work your journey of healing and freedom. We also strongly believe that a sex addict and his/her partner need marriage counseling from a therapist who understands the special circumstances and direction for your relationship to experience restoration. Call us today at 303-933-5800 or request information through our contact form.
Beginning Sexual Addiction Recovery Most sex addicts are unwilling to admit that they are a sex addict and refuse to begin sexual addiction recovery. Just like anyone, they too like to think that they are different from other sex addicts. It is not surprising that most men that struggle with sexual addiction have histories of […]
Powerful Habits Can Be Changed Every day, every human being, performs routine behaviors that our brains have wired as Powerful Habits. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we accomplish automatically. These are activities that we do without giving much effort or thought such as brushing our teeth, using a spoon or fork to eat, getting […]
Sexual Addiction Recovery Requires Facing Ourselves In sexual addiction recovery, step 4 requires making “a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Sexual issues, for the person struggling with sexual addiction, is not the main issue that needs to be faced and resolved in recovery but rather a symptom of a deeper issue. Step 4 […]
The First Step: Admitting Sex Addiction The second core belief of a sex addict is “If you knew me, I mean really knew me, you’d reject me.” This core belief keeps men and women that struggle with sexual addiction from admitting sex addiction to others and asking for help. Experience has demonstrated that sharing the addiction […]
Step One: Admitting Powerlessness & Unmanageability The First Step of the twelve step program states, “We admitted that we were powerless over lust, that our lives had become unmanageable.” Many of the men that schedule their first counseling appointment with me have not yet fully embraced the first step of recovery or surrender. Often, they […]
Twelve Step Sexual Addiction Recovery Works The man or women who is struggling with sexual addiction can find healing and freedom by attending a twelve-step group meeting for sexual addiction recovery. The twelve steps can essentially and fundamentally change and alter the addictive system. The problem with sex addicts can not be simply focused upon […]
In my work with men that struggle with sexual addiction, we look at the number of triggers that often set him off. These triggers can include conflicts, negative emotions, certain stimuli, or stress that provoke a fantasy, sexualized feeling, or thought that leads to wanting to act out. It is often easy to identify some […]
Why is the internet and cybersex such a big problem in our culture today? Dr. Patrick Carnes points to the three “A’s” of the internet: anonymity, affordable, and accessible. Anonymity is a huge reason why the internet is such a problem. People can be anyone or anything that they want to be on the internet. […]
One of the issues often not discussed in addiction recovery is how the addictive belief systems and delusional thought patters may support more than one addiction. One example is that of overeating and how it can be used to minimize pain. I often witness a recovering sex addict become overweight because he is turning to […]
Defining sexual addiction Sexual addiction, also referred to as sexual compulsion and sexual dependency can be defined as any sexual activity that feels “out of control”. The sex addict feels compelled to seek out and engage in sexual behavior, in spite of the problems it may cause in their personal, social and work lives. It […]