Atlanta Help for Chronic Infidelity, Porn Problems, Sex Addiction and Similar Dilemmas

This section of my website is dedicated to the help I provide to people in Atlanta who struggle to keep their sexual behavior in line with their promises, their values and their self-control. When this happens a lot it's called problematic sexual behavior. One subtype of problematic sexual behavior is sex addiction.  Other types have less to do with lack of control and are more about lack of judgement.   It doesn't matter what its called.  If your sexual behavior is repeatedly violating your commitments, your values or your sense of control you need and deserve expert help to change these patterns and live a bettter way.  

I'm a private consultant, counselor and psychotherapist in Atlanta, Georgia.  My speciality is helping people in Atlanta resolve and recover from long-standing or complex sexual behavior patterns that often result in life changing consequences.  I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) who works for the person, not the theory. If you need confidential professional help for chronic sexual infidelity, pornography problems, or similar sexual concerns you can reach out to me for private consultation.  I can provide relevant and specific counseling as well as deeper psychotherapy to get at the roots of the problem.  I have extensive experience helping both individuals and couples.

If you are ready move forward it's easy to set up an appointment with me.  If you want to read further into some of my thinking about these issues, the following information and links will give you what you need.

Sexual Desire Is Wonderful, But Sexual Deception Isn't

Sex can be a wonderful part of a fulfilling life. However, some people engage in sexual behavior in a way that can harm their relationships, reputations, principles and self-esteem. These kinds of sexual problems take many forms.  Some people use pornography excessively. Others spend large sums of money for sex.  The problem could be secret sexual hook-ups or have long-term affairs. The list goes on.  Some people know they have a problem but don't address it until something bad has happened.  And there are people who sincerely promise to change, only to fall back into the same behavior.

When Sexual Lies Come Crashing Down: Despair Can Lead to True Healing

Why do good people repeatedly do such things that can harm them and others they care about?  Nobody plans to hurt their loved ones or damage their reputation.  But the human mind has a sad ability to justify all kinds and types of behavior while ignoring or minimizing the obvious risks.  This behavior caries the risk of ending in great and lasting regret and even despair.  Especially when deception occurs for years or decades, a surprise discovery can have a devastating effect along lots of dimensions.  When the world seems to be crumbling a counselor who specializes in these issues can be a lot of help.  

Healing From a History of Infidelity: Promises and Apologies Aren't Enough

The kind of healing that deserves to happen in these kinds of situations usually doesn't happen quickly or easily, even with the most heartfelt remorse and sincere promises.  It can take more sustained hard work than most people ever imagined themselves capable of doing to regain trust, rebuild integrity, grieve losses, develop skills, and face issues that contributed to this problem in the first place.  My advice is that the best way through this life crisis is to be rigorously honest, to fully accept the reality of the problem, to be wholly accountable and to remain dedicated to the task of true healing and personal growth.  The many rewards of this most difficult work are well worth every ounce of effort. 

Repeated Sexual Betrayal and Difficulty Stopping Sexual Behavior Can Suggest Sex Addiction

There are many reasons why people keep engaging in sexual behavior that goes against their deeply held values and commitments.  Sometimes the issue is clearly some form of sexual or pornography addiction or compulsion.  Nobody likes to admit they aren't in full control of their sexual choices, and many people believe their problem is more about making bad choices.  It's my honor to offer you a range of consultation and counseling options based on your special circumstances in order to help you figure out what's going on and what to do about it.  

Sex addiction at its most basic level is a loss of control of the ability to make consistently healthy sexual choices.  Like any other addiction it gradually steals more time and energy away from other pleasures, responsibilities and commitments. Its outcome is measured in losses: loss of connection, self-esteem, trust, relationships, time, income, integrity, freedom, health and hope.  When the same behavior keeps happening in the face of all of this risk, and despite sincere promises to stop or control the behavior, THAT is the hallmark of an addiction.

Like termites silently eating away at the foundation of a home, sex addiction creates secret tunnels and caverns in a person’s life.  This is how a person who is truly loving and ethical can come to develop what amounts to secret compartments of his or her life.  This slow erosion continues until the foundation finally collapses.

Professional Counseling in Atlanta for Chronic Infidelity, Sex or Porn Addiction and Related Issues

A way through this nightmare to a new and better way of living is absolutely possible.  I've been thrilled by the heroic journeys of many people I've witnessed and helped shepherd through rough passages. I've seen many lives turn around toward health, happiness, healing and wholeness. Breaking this cycle of pain and despair takes insight and understanding, the development of some new skills and abilities, honesty and accountability, empathy and a greater capacity for true intimacy, the healing of old and new wounds, greater emotional regulation, and much more.  It's just not possible to do all of this alone, nor is it necessary. I can help. This is what I do.  

If you think I may be the right person to assist you or someone you care about, let me know about it. I've helped many individuals and couples and it would be an honor to help you.

-Bill