Infidelity Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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William Schult
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I treat adult individuals and couples who are motivated, open-minded and committed to their own success. I enjoy working with insightful and reflective people struggling with relational issues like infidelity, intimacy, moving on from a relationship and poly/open relationships. I'm experienced working with high-demand professionals, fellow therapists, doctors and LGBT clients seeking to repair their relationships or overcome personal obstacles. I'm also the Founder/Executive Director for Couples Resource Collective and served two terms as Treasurer for the Sacramento Valley California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
I treat adult individuals and couples who are motivated, open-minded and committed to their own success. I enjoy working with insightful and reflective people struggling with relational issues like infidelity, intimacy, moving on from a relationship and poly/open relationships. I'm experienced working with high-demand professionals, fellow therapists, doctors and LGBT clients seeking to repair their relationships or overcome personal obstacles. I'm also the Founder/Executive Director for Couples Resource Collective and served two terms as Treasurer for the Sacramento Valley California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
(916) 458-4017 View (916) 458-4017
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Giana Azizeh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Hi there! It’s important to experience a warm, nurturing, personalized space to help you reconnect with yourself and in your relationships. I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples overcome challenges surrounding intimacy, infidelity, communication, and connection. I promote my client’s individual growth and relationship health by incorporating Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Inner-Child Work and Strength-Based approaches.
Hi there! It’s important to experience a warm, nurturing, personalized space to help you reconnect with yourself and in your relationships. I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples overcome challenges surrounding intimacy, infidelity, communication, and connection. I promote my client’s individual growth and relationship health by incorporating Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Inner-Child Work and Strength-Based approaches.
(916) 252-5439 View (916) 252-5439
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Couples Resource Collective Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
(916) 621-5894 View (916) 621-5894
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Pam C Bauerle - In Person And Online Sessions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
My focus includes individual and couple’s therapy, relationship and conflict resolution , pornography and sex addictions, sex therapy, infidelity and affair recovery, and anxiety.
Feeling tired or tired of fighting? As a sex positive therapist and married for 39 years, I know the ups and downs of what a relationship can go through. I can help you renew and negotiate your needs for yourself, your sex life and relationship. Therapy is simply an opportunity to develop new skills to move through life's challenges. Known for my kindness and direct approach, I create a calm and non-judgmental space so you can speak your truth authentically, as you learn new tools and reconnect to yourself and your partner. Call now, I believe you can change, and create what you desire and deserve!
My focus includes individual and couple’s therapy, relationship and conflict resolution , pornography and sex addictions, sex therapy, infidelity and affair recovery, and anxiety.
Feeling tired or tired of fighting? As a sex positive therapist and married for 39 years, I know the ups and downs of what a relationship can go through. I can help you renew and negotiate your needs for yourself, your sex life and relationship. Therapy is simply an opportunity to develop new skills to move through life's challenges. Known for my kindness and direct approach, I create a calm and non-judgmental space so you can speak your truth authentically, as you learn new tools and reconnect to yourself and your partner. Call now, I believe you can change, and create what you desire and deserve!
(916) 619-3865 View (916) 619-3865
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(510) 983-7281 View (510) 983-7281
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Jessica Pauline Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822
I specialize in couples work, family issues, affairs, polyamory, sex, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ populations.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
I specialize in couples work, family issues, affairs, polyamory, sex, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ populations.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
(279) 201-5061 View (279) 201-5061
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Infidelity Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203
Solution-focused geared toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and increasing intimacy. With me, you will identify the causes of conflict & create a plan to increase your relationship satisfaction. I specialize in infidelity and crisis counseling, however, I treat many couples with a variety of issues. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with over 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Visit my website for more information: http://www.the-marriage-counselor.com.
Solution-focused geared toward rebuilding trust, improving communication, and increasing intimacy. With me, you will identify the causes of conflict & create a plan to increase your relationship satisfaction. I specialize in infidelity and crisis counseling, however, I treat many couples with a variety of issues. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach with over 17 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Visit my website for more information: http://www.the-marriage-counselor.com.
(916) 571-9161 View (916) 571-9161
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Hope for Healthy Families Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
We work with individuals, children, and families to address various issues, including depression, anxiety, maladaptive sexual behaviors, family conflict, parenting, co-parenting, grief and loss, and infidelity.
Our non-profit counseling center offers affordable counseling to any member of the Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Galt communities. We are a low-cost options for those in need. We believe that we can help you find hope while learning how to live a more emotionally healthy life. Please call to set up an appointment or a free phone consultation.
We work with individuals, children, and families to address various issues, including depression, anxiety, maladaptive sexual behaviors, family conflict, parenting, co-parenting, grief and loss, and infidelity.
Our non-profit counseling center offers affordable counseling to any member of the Elk Grove, Sacramento, and Galt communities. We are a low-cost options for those in need. We believe that we can help you find hope while learning how to live a more emotionally healthy life. Please call to set up an appointment or a free phone consultation.
(916) 659-7659 View (916) 659-7659
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Abby Loyola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
Infidelity leaves us feeling hopeless, defeated, and angry. Maybe you’re someone who has always said infidelity is a “dealbreaker” but now find yourself facing this with your partner, hoping it isn’t actually the dealbreaker you’ve always known it to be. You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or searching for solutions after an affair that has left you feeling hopeless and out of control. But you’re ready to move forward. You’re ready to take one step forward, toward healing. Most of all, you’re ready to be on the other side of this seemingly insurmountable hill. I want to help you get there.
Infidelity leaves us feeling hopeless, defeated, and angry. Maybe you’re someone who has always said infidelity is a “dealbreaker” but now find yourself facing this with your partner, hoping it isn’t actually the dealbreaker you’ve always known it to be. You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or searching for solutions after an affair that has left you feeling hopeless and out of control. But you’re ready to move forward. You’re ready to take one step forward, toward healing. Most of all, you’re ready to be on the other side of this seemingly insurmountable hill. I want to help you get there.
(916) 545-8733 View (916) 545-8733
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Sexual Addiction Sex Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SOTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95822
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
(415) 639-5474 View (415) 639-5474
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Parker James Strickland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping those impacted by betrayal trauma including infidelity/affairs have a safe space to openly share their emotional world with unconditional compassion and non-judgment.
“The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships.” -Esther Perel. I note that the quality of our relationships impacts how we feel seen, heard, grounded, and safe in this world. I primarily work with clients who have been impacted by affairs/infidelity to understand their emotional world, their sense of safety, and how to trust, again. I help clients understand what path led them here with unconditional compassion, how they can return to a sense of safety, how they can heal any betrayal trauma and move forward from such a taboo impasse.
I specialize in helping those impacted by betrayal trauma including infidelity/affairs have a safe space to openly share their emotional world with unconditional compassion and non-judgment.
“The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships.” -Esther Perel. I note that the quality of our relationships impacts how we feel seen, heard, grounded, and safe in this world. I primarily work with clients who have been impacted by affairs/infidelity to understand their emotional world, their sense of safety, and how to trust, again. I help clients understand what path led them here with unconditional compassion, how they can return to a sense of safety, how they can heal any betrayal trauma and move forward from such a taboo impasse.
(310) 878-0922 View (310) 878-0922
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Gabby Jimmerson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
You can't remember the last time you felt truly connected to your partner. You're hiding behind "busy" because your efforts to have meaningful connection and communication always turn into an argument or a misunderstanding, so why bother? Maybe you've experienced a betrayal like an emotional or physical affair. There's pain and hurt feelings and resentment between you, and you don't know how to mend the damage. You're feeling helpless, hopeless, and exhausted.
You can't remember the last time you felt truly connected to your partner. You're hiding behind "busy" because your efforts to have meaningful connection and communication always turn into an argument or a misunderstanding, so why bother? Maybe you've experienced a betrayal like an emotional or physical affair. There's pain and hurt feelings and resentment between you, and you don't know how to mend the damage. You're feeling helpless, hopeless, and exhausted.
(949) 506-3454 View (949) 506-3454
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Gerald Chambers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814
My strengths: Addictions, couples, domestic violence, infidelity, interpersonal conflict, parenting, peak performance, relationships, and trauma.
Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about.
My strengths: Addictions, couples, domestic violence, infidelity, interpersonal conflict, parenting, peak performance, relationships, and trauma.
Relationships are as important to us as food and water. They can strengthen us, like a vitamin, or weaken us, like the flu. You are only as good in relationships as the relationships you have been in. As your therapist I can assist you in many ways. I can help you learn more about yourself, increase both self-compassion and compassion for others, and heal past trauma. Together, we can explore how to feel more connected to yourself, your values, and people you care about.
(916) 469-0747 View (916) 469-0747
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Arthur Day
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95831
We work together on clarifying processing and finding solutions that will address problems of pain, sadness, betrayal, confusion, emptiness and abandonment.
As an African American therapist and a Professor of Psychology I understand many of the challenges that are central to feeling accepted, loved, trusted and understood. My office is a place to begin the journey toward better understanding yourself and others. It's a place to resolve conflict, clear up confusion, improve communication, address feelings and develop strategies for coping with life's many stressors.
We work together on clarifying processing and finding solutions that will address problems of pain, sadness, betrayal, confusion, emptiness and abandonment.
As an African American therapist and a Professor of Psychology I understand many of the challenges that are central to feeling accepted, loved, trusted and understood. My office is a place to begin the journey toward better understanding yourself and others. It's a place to resolve conflict, clear up confusion, improve communication, address feelings and develop strategies for coping with life's many stressors.
(323) 909-4138 View (323) 909-4138
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Marjha Hunt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I work collaboratively with many types of relationships and the challenges within them, including; poly & open, alternative sex practices, infidelity, multi-cultural challenges, financial struggles, communication issues, & more.
My passion is in helping you to grow in loving yourself and loving others. I specialize in strengthening relationships. Have you been feeling unheard or underappreciated? Has there been some type of betrayal or broken trust? Is your relationship feeling extra stress during this pandemic? Are you unsure if your relationship will last? Do you and your partner(s) want to strengthen your foundation before taking the next step?
I work collaboratively with many types of relationships and the challenges within them, including; poly & open, alternative sex practices, infidelity, multi-cultural challenges, financial struggles, communication issues, & more.
My passion is in helping you to grow in loving yourself and loving others. I specialize in strengthening relationships. Have you been feeling unheard or underappreciated? Has there been some type of betrayal or broken trust? Is your relationship feeling extra stress during this pandemic? Are you unsure if your relationship will last? Do you and your partner(s) want to strengthen your foundation before taking the next step?
(916) 252-1703 View (916) 252-1703
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Ashley Jacobs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Life can be confusing and messy, and relationships are no exception! We exist in many relationships throughout our life. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself, your partner, your family or anywhere in between. If we exist in them all the time how is it they get so off track at times? Grief, loss, anxiety, heartache, pain, betrayal, anger, infidelity, loss of trust, communication error, cyclical patterns, life changes, the list seems to be endless.. You desire healthy, loving relationships with yourself and others and want to bring reconciliation and healing so you may move closer to living the life you want.
Life can be confusing and messy, and relationships are no exception! We exist in many relationships throughout our life. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself, your partner, your family or anywhere in between. If we exist in them all the time how is it they get so off track at times? Grief, loss, anxiety, heartache, pain, betrayal, anger, infidelity, loss of trust, communication error, cyclical patterns, life changes, the list seems to be endless.. You desire healthy, loving relationships with yourself and others and want to bring reconciliation and healing so you may move closer to living the life you want.
(530) 451-0461 View (530) 451-0461
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Ellie Mezger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Ellie supports clients with anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, infidelity, life transitions, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and more.
Ellie is a person-centered clinician who focuses on unconditional positive regard and creating a safe space for her clients. Ellie is passionate about helping clients explore and understand their strengths, work through unhelpful thinking patterns (CBT), learn how to practice a growth mindset, develop coping skills for anxiety, and ultimately feel better about themselves and their relationships. Ellie is also passionate about helping individuals with life transitions such as relationship or career changes.
Ellie supports clients with anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief, infidelity, life transitions, relationship issues, stress, trauma, and more.
Ellie is a person-centered clinician who focuses on unconditional positive regard and creating a safe space for her clients. Ellie is passionate about helping clients explore and understand their strengths, work through unhelpful thinking patterns (CBT), learn how to practice a growth mindset, develop coping skills for anxiety, and ultimately feel better about themselves and their relationships. Ellie is also passionate about helping individuals with life transitions such as relationship or career changes.
(916) 545-1214 View (916) 545-1214
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David Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95866  (Online Only)
Rebuild or reclaim your relationship and happiness. I help couples and individuals overcome the emotional upheaval of past trauma, stress, and communication issues that often result in infidelity, addiction, sexual issues, shame and guilt. I'm confident you will find my friendly interactive style sets the stage you will want in a safe and nonjudgmental space. LGBT and friends of Bill W. welcomed. Your peace of mind, happiness, and success is my goal.
Rebuild or reclaim your relationship and happiness. I help couples and individuals overcome the emotional upheaval of past trauma, stress, and communication issues that often result in infidelity, addiction, sexual issues, shame and guilt. I'm confident you will find my friendly interactive style sets the stage you will want in a safe and nonjudgmental space. LGBT and friends of Bill W. welcomed. Your peace of mind, happiness, and success is my goal.
(916) 436-1422 View (916) 436-1422
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Michael Anthony Nevans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822  (Online Only)
Mike likes to work with people who are ready to make changes in their life. They do not need to know exactly what that looks like or means yet, they just need to be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Mike enjoys working with people who have depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and addiction issues. He also practices couple therapy and likes to offer premarital counseling, empowerment couple's counseling, and helping the healing process post infidelity or other ruptures in the relationship. Mike spent 4 years working with people in an international setting in Tokyo and enjoys providing therapy in a multicultural space.
Mike likes to work with people who are ready to make changes in their life. They do not need to know exactly what that looks like or means yet, they just need to be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Mike enjoys working with people who have depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and addiction issues. He also practices couple therapy and likes to offer premarital counseling, empowerment couple's counseling, and helping the healing process post infidelity or other ruptures in the relationship. Mike spent 4 years working with people in an international setting in Tokyo and enjoys providing therapy in a multicultural space.
(925) 477-4985 View (925) 477-4985
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Katelyn Sandoval
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I specialize in working with couples, including those who are experiencing high conflict, contemplating separation or infidelity.
My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, collaborative and understanding. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe to openly explore the challenges of life and relationships without fear of judgment or misunderstanding. I enjoy the opportunity to learn about the unique strengths, perspectives and abilities of my clients, while working with them to create a path for change. I am passionate about personal empowerment and self compassion and strive to help my clients love and understand themselves in a new way.
I specialize in working with couples, including those who are experiencing high conflict, contemplating separation or infidelity.
My approach to therapy is warm, compassionate, collaborative and understanding. I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe to openly explore the challenges of life and relationships without fear of judgment or misunderstanding. I enjoy the opportunity to learn about the unique strengths, perspectives and abilities of my clients, while working with them to create a path for change. I am passionate about personal empowerment and self compassion and strive to help my clients love and understand themselves in a new way.
(916) 472-0063 View (916) 472-0063

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Infidelity Therapists

How does therapy for infidelity work?

A skilled infidelity therapist will provide a safe space for clients to communicate their feelings and concerns. The goal is to be completely honest about what led to the cheating and how it has affected the entire family to prevent it from recurring in the future. The therapist will help the clients work on rebuilding mutual trust and respect and developing better communication and conflict-resolution skills. If the goal is to remain a couple, clients will learn the “danger signs” for their specific relationship, and they will make a renewed commitment to be faithful.

How long does therapy for infidelity take?

Recovery from infidelity can take time, and it can vary from person to person. Generally, a therapist will want to see the clients at least once a week for around six months. Then the sessions can be arranged as needed, depending on the clients’ individual needs. While therapy may end or shift to an as-needed basis, it can take up to two years or more for some clients to fully recover from infidelity.

How does therapy help the partner who was cheated on?

When a client discovers their partner’s infidelity, their trust in the relationship and in the life they had together may be shattered. They often experience mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They don’t always want to stay in the relationship; they may feel ambivalent or may even want to leave. Therapy gives these clients a safe and healthy way to communicate all of their complicated emotions and concerns.

How does therapy help the partner who committed infidelity?

Infidelity often occurs when one or both partners’ emotional needs are not being met in the relationship. Therapy can help this client understand why they cheated and figure out how to address those unmet needs without resorting to infidelity in the future. This can lessen (but not entirely eliminate) the risk of repeated infidelity. Clients who cheat may also feel intense guilt about deceiving their partners, a sentiment that they can work through in therapy.