Atlanta Therapy Groups for Partners of Chronic Infidelity and Sexual Deception

A person who discovers that a partner has been sexually deceptive faces a very difficult situation. This is especially true when the deception has happened more than once or over a long period of time.

Shock, rage, disorientation, sadness, loss......... the pain can seem unending.  This can contribute to isolation at the very time that support and assistance is most needed. This dramatically impairs the process of true healing from the massive trauma of repeated betrayal. Well-meaning friends and family may give advice, but it rarely takes into consideration the complex feelings and choices a person is forced to face in this situation.  It can seem like there is no place to turn for true understanding, support and guidance

The good news is that I offer two supportive therapy groups that bring together people dealing with this issue in a safe, confidential environment for "real-deal" discussions and mutual support. Even though I provide my own professional perspectives, suggestions and guidance, the main benefit really comes from group members helping each other with support, strength and insight. 

Group therapy in this kind of situation can be profoundly beneficial. The collective spirit of strength and resilience is a healing balm to a person who is feeling fragile, shattered or numb.  I have often heard betrayed partners say they can't imagine going through the turmoil and disruption that chronic betrayal causes without this level of deep support.

Although these groups are ongoing (which means they don't have an end date), members mnake an initial commitment of 6 weeks.  After that time folks can either leave or continue for as long as they like. Most folks choose to stay for many months because of the benefit, support, insight and understanding they receive.

The sessions last 90 minutes.  The group that currently has vacancies meets on Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

There are a few "partners of sex addicts" groups in Atlanta.  This group, however, is not limited to any one "cause" for the repeated sexual betrayal.  Please read my page Chronic Sexual Deception: Many Causes and Solutions for my views on the many reasons some people make the poor choice to deceive their partners about their sexual behavior.  This group deals with them all and helps people find the common challenges to repeated betrayal no matter that the cause.

I'm extensively trained and highly experienced in using a relational trauma-informed perspective which focuses on helping people deal with having been lied to and 'gaslighted' (made to feel responsible and crazy) so much.  This is one reason why this type of therapy group is such a valuable resource for support, insight, healing and growth during such a difficult time.

Other important information and guidelines:

  • The cost of the group is $50 for each 90 minute meeting.  You have to pay even if you miss a meeting.  This is pretty standard practice for therapy groups since I can't fill the time with another person like I can in ndividual therapy..
  • Confidentiality is a priority. I certainly won't share any identifying information about any group participants with anyone else.  I also will not disclose or discuss any information about anyone else who may be a client of mine, including spouses or partners of group members.  
  • The group does not use workbooks, assignments or mandatory reading material  However, members are encouraged to share resources with each other that they have found valuable.  
  • I encourage members to develop supportive relationships with each other outside of the group.  One benefit of this type of forum is that it is a way to form safe and meaningful connections with others in similar situations. 
  • If you are not an established client I need at least one individual session to get to know each other and determine together if this kind of group is the best resource for you at this time. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact me.  I can't emphasize how helpful this can be for anyone who has been given such a messed-up situation to have to deal with.

Bill

 

Partners of the Chronically Unfaithful