Infidelity Therapists in Washington, DC

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Dr. Kerley Perminio Most
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Marital conflict, infidelity, fear, anxiety, depression, stress, racial stress, and other emotional challenges do not need to have the last word.
Hello, it is so good to connect with you! Welcome to my practice! You may be ready to explore your life in an intentional environment. To engage in a space where you can fully embrace yourself, your journey, and your gifts. I believe in your ability to process, validate, and overcome life's unexpected events, such as grief, breakups, career or academic setbacks, relationship disconnection, and loneliness. Let's work together to uncover your inner strength and build a foundation for your well-being.
Marital conflict, infidelity, fear, anxiety, depression, stress, racial stress, and other emotional challenges do not need to have the last word.
Hello, it is so good to connect with you! Welcome to my practice! You may be ready to explore your life in an intentional environment. To engage in a space where you can fully embrace yourself, your journey, and your gifts. I believe in your ability to process, validate, and overcome life's unexpected events, such as grief, breakups, career or academic setbacks, relationship disconnection, and loneliness. Let's work together to uncover your inner strength and build a foundation for your well-being.
(202) 733-6475 View (202) 733-6475
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Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015  (Online Only)
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? These issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? These issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
(202) 951-8669 View (202) 951-8669
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Attunement Therapy and Consulting LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20015
Are you struggling in your relationship? Do you feel alone? Unappreciated? Have you tried everything to make things better, to get that spark back? It is time to get some relief. Asking for help takes courage, and you are in the right place. I want to hear your story. I work with couples to improve the strength of their relationship. Whether it is premarital/preventative help or help in dealing with longstanding issues, infidelity, or disconnection. Please do not wait another minute. See my website for more information about me, my practice, and how I can help.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Do you feel alone? Unappreciated? Have you tried everything to make things better, to get that spark back? It is time to get some relief. Asking for help takes courage, and you are in the right place. I want to hear your story. I work with couples to improve the strength of their relationship. Whether it is premarital/preventative help or help in dealing with longstanding issues, infidelity, or disconnection. Please do not wait another minute. See my website for more information about me, my practice, and how I can help.
(202) 816-4344 View (202) 816-4344
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Life Bridge Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT, CPLC, CLC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Discernment Counseling (6-session model designed for rapid decision making regarding the direction of a relationship), Infidelity repair, Intimacy reconnection, Sex Therapy, Communication, etc.
We enjoy working with clients who feel the "50 minute" model is not enough time to address their needs. WE BILL PER SESSION, NOT PER HOUR. Sessions are based on walking out of the office better than you walked in. Since the sessions are not time constrained, couples report quicker and more effective resolution to their issues. Between both specialists in the practice, we offer availability of scheduling 7 days a week at hours convenient to your schedule. Virtual sessions offered across all time zones and globally.
Discernment Counseling (6-session model designed for rapid decision making regarding the direction of a relationship), Infidelity repair, Intimacy reconnection, Sex Therapy, Communication, etc.
We enjoy working with clients who feel the "50 minute" model is not enough time to address their needs. WE BILL PER SESSION, NOT PER HOUR. Sessions are based on walking out of the office better than you walked in. Since the sessions are not time constrained, couples report quicker and more effective resolution to their issues. Between both specialists in the practice, we offer availability of scheduling 7 days a week at hours convenient to your schedule. Virtual sessions offered across all time zones and globally.
(410) 280-7835 View (410) 280-7835
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Rogue River Counseling and Recovery Group
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
Infidelity, Sex addiction, Compulsive Porn use and other compulsive sexual behaviors can wreak havoc on ones own life, and leave a wake of pain, betrayal and trauma in the lives of those who are connected with them. If you are a man or woman who relates to this chaos, we are very aware of the shame, pain and confusion you may be feeling. If you are the partner, wife or family member of this individual, we understand the betrayal, trauma, confusion, anger, despair that may be how you are feeling.
Infidelity, Sex addiction, Compulsive Porn use and other compulsive sexual behaviors can wreak havoc on ones own life, and leave a wake of pain, betrayal and trauma in the lives of those who are connected with them. If you are a man or woman who relates to this chaos, we are very aware of the shame, pain and confusion you may be feeling. If you are the partner, wife or family member of this individual, we understand the betrayal, trauma, confusion, anger, despair that may be how you are feeling.
(410) 421-7371 View (410) 421-7371
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Chris Kraft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
As a psychologist/sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist on faculty at Johns Hopkins University, I specialize in marital sexual functioning, problematic Internet sexual behaviors, and sexual addiction and compulsivity. I also specialize in intimacy challenges for couples and individuals who are looking to improve their happiness as it is related to their relationships. Common challenges to sexual satisfaction can include internet sexual problems, infidelity, marital conflicts, low sexual desire, erection and/or arousal difficulties, premature ejaculation or orgasm difficulties, and performance and sexual anxiety.
As a psychologist/sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist on faculty at Johns Hopkins University, I specialize in marital sexual functioning, problematic Internet sexual behaviors, and sexual addiction and compulsivity. I also specialize in intimacy challenges for couples and individuals who are looking to improve their happiness as it is related to their relationships. Common challenges to sexual satisfaction can include internet sexual problems, infidelity, marital conflicts, low sexual desire, erection and/or arousal difficulties, premature ejaculation or orgasm difficulties, and performance and sexual anxiety.
(410) 656-4485 View (410) 656-4485
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Nicole Irving
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20007
Some of my specific interests include healing from infidelity, building or rebuilding intimacy, coping with sexual dysfunction, and overcoming sexual shame.
Accepting new clients! Do you ever feel that your relationships or your sex life is lacking satisfaction? Is communication or expressing your needs hard for you? Are you experiencing sexual shame or feeling distressed about your sex life? If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I specialize in working with adults and couples confronting these struggles. We'll work together to help you discover or rediscover your authentic self, find solutions to the issues you're confronting, and gain tangible skills to help you overcome your problems.
Some of my specific interests include healing from infidelity, building or rebuilding intimacy, coping with sexual dysfunction, and overcoming sexual shame.
Accepting new clients! Do you ever feel that your relationships or your sex life is lacking satisfaction? Is communication or expressing your needs hard for you? Are you experiencing sexual shame or feeling distressed about your sex life? If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. I specialize in working with adults and couples confronting these struggles. We'll work together to help you discover or rediscover your authentic self, find solutions to the issues you're confronting, and gain tangible skills to help you overcome your problems.
(540) 351-9626 View (540) 351-9626
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Lisa Sherper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
My specialties include sexual and relationship difficulties, divorce, relationship transitions, and addressing the aftermath of affairs.
My primary focus is on helping couples and individuals with sexual issues. In working with couples, I find dissatisfaction with partnered sex is often linked to deeper relationship difficulties and the two can be intertwined. In other instances, the therapeutic focus is primarily on enhancing technique and increasing desire rather than improving the relationship. I also work individually with women to eliminate barriers to sexual wellness and increase acceptance. I enjoy working with gay, lesbian, and heterosexual clients and have respect for sexual fluidity and variance in erotic interest.
(240) 650-8566 View (240) 650-8566
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Dr. Sadaf Lotfalian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20017  (Online Only)
At times the road to your fullest life is found by moving through trauma, rage, loss, and betrayal. How we cope with those hardships is important. Therapy can help you become more aware of suffering, the sources that are causing it, and tools to help you overcome it. I invite us to imagine a life beyond fear, shame, and regret. One where you feel your innate wisdom, compassion, and capacity, to live life more fully despite all of its complexities.
At times the road to your fullest life is found by moving through trauma, rage, loss, and betrayal. How we cope with those hardships is important. Therapy can help you become more aware of suffering, the sources that are causing it, and tools to help you overcome it. I invite us to imagine a life beyond fear, shame, and regret. One where you feel your innate wisdom, compassion, and capacity, to live life more fully despite all of its complexities.
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Huma Sikandar Fatakia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I also provide Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Interracial Couples Therapy, helping couples create a stronger bond and work through communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past traumas, tough life transitions, conflicts in integrating cultural/value differences, boundaries with families and the impact of a mental health diagnosis.
We all have a unique journey in life, as individuals and as couples, and I believe that our resilience is as unique as our journey. I work with clients to help them overcome distressing cycles that make them feel stuck and empower them to find stability, create healthier relationships and live an enriched life. Together we explore underlying emotions and find new ways of coping with past traumas, difficult life transitions, loss, relational distress and other mental health issues. While EMDR, mindfulness and cultural sensitivity are at the core of my practice, I also integrate Psychodynamic and CBT interventions.
I also provide Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Interracial Couples Therapy, helping couples create a stronger bond and work through communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past traumas, tough life transitions, conflicts in integrating cultural/value differences, boundaries with families and the impact of a mental health diagnosis.
We all have a unique journey in life, as individuals and as couples, and I believe that our resilience is as unique as our journey. I work with clients to help them overcome distressing cycles that make them feel stuck and empower them to find stability, create healthier relationships and live an enriched life. Together we explore underlying emotions and find new ways of coping with past traumas, difficult life transitions, loss, relational distress and other mental health issues. While EMDR, mindfulness and cultural sensitivity are at the core of my practice, I also integrate Psychodynamic and CBT interventions.
(202) 301-8395 x501 View (202) 301-8395 x501
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Jeremy Steglitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
I’m a Yale- and Northwestern-trained clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and couples, both in person and online. I have a full-time practice in northern Va, and I’m a member of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the American Psychological Association. Several times a year, I provide seminars to training therapists at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both places where I’ve previously trained. I’ve also completed specialized training in couples therapy at The Gottman Institute.
I’m a Yale- and Northwestern-trained clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and couples, both in person and online. I have a full-time practice in northern Va, and I’m a member of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and the American Psychological Association. Several times a year, I provide seminars to training therapists at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both places where I’ve previously trained. I’ve also completed specialized training in couples therapy at The Gottman Institute.
(202) 998-4864 View (202) 998-4864
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Elana Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20010  (Online Only)
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
I love working with couples and individuals with difficulty in romantic relationships (i.e. sexual issues, communication, infidelity, divorce), adults who come from dysfunctional childhoods, as well as those with anxiety, impulsivity, and addiction. I also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships (i.e. ethically non-monogamous, polyamorous). I am LGBTQIA- affirming and sex positive. I work best with clients who are engaged, thoughtful, and motivated for change. My style is empathic and direct, with a sense of humor. I believe strongly in the therapeutic alliance and the client/therapist fit.
(202) 793-8669 View (202) 793-8669
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Claire Connolly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
My clinical specializations include anxiety disorders, depression, guilt, shame, trauma, relationship challenges, infidelity, self-esteem, substance use, disordered eating, adult children of alcoholics, and codependency.
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, couples, and older adolescents, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
My clinical specializations include anxiety disorders, depression, guilt, shame, trauma, relationship challenges, infidelity, self-esteem, substance use, disordered eating, adult children of alcoholics, and codependency.
I am a board-certified psychotherapist. In my practice I provide psychotherapy to adults, couples, and older adolescents, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy and analytical psychology. It is my goal to create a warm and supportive environment in which to work with my clients to heal relational wounds and other forms of trauma. I support clients in their process to gain deeper self-understanding and to foster personal growth through self-compassion. Together we can explore new ways of understanding old patterns of behavior.
(202) 968-2303 View (202) 968-2303
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John Russell Stanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20008
Whether it's rebuilding trust after betrayal, navigating communication roadblocks, or reigniting that lost spark, couples therapy can help you reconnect with your partner.
I create collaborative partnerships with individuals, couples, and families facing diverse challenges. In a warm and supportive environment, I work with clients to explore obstacles, consider alternative perspectives, and discover inner strengths. Whether you're navigating personal anxieties, navigating tricky relationship dynamics, or facing major life transitions, I offer compassion and evidence-based approaches as you ignite your courage to make empowered choices towards thriving. In particular, I have extensive experience supporting LGBTQ+ individuals through the joys and uncertainties of self-discovery.
Whether it's rebuilding trust after betrayal, navigating communication roadblocks, or reigniting that lost spark, couples therapy can help you reconnect with your partner.
I create collaborative partnerships with individuals, couples, and families facing diverse challenges. In a warm and supportive environment, I work with clients to explore obstacles, consider alternative perspectives, and discover inner strengths. Whether you're navigating personal anxieties, navigating tricky relationship dynamics, or facing major life transitions, I offer compassion and evidence-based approaches as you ignite your courage to make empowered choices towards thriving. In particular, I have extensive experience supporting LGBTQ+ individuals through the joys and uncertainties of self-discovery.
(202) 972-4487 View (202) 972-4487
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Hannah Butterworth
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20011
I will serve as a guide as you work through grief, anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, and challenging relationships. In time, you will learn to turn toward the vulnerable, sad, angry, and fearful parts of yourself so you can feel grounded and calm, even in difficult situations. When working with couples, I take a balanced, non-judgmental approach to make space for each partner’s voice and perspective. Through our work, couples can reconnect, interrupt frustrating and ineffective communication patterns, process grief or infidelity, and learn to turn toward one another with empathy and curiosity.
I will serve as a guide as you work through grief, anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, and challenging relationships. In time, you will learn to turn toward the vulnerable, sad, angry, and fearful parts of yourself so you can feel grounded and calm, even in difficult situations. When working with couples, I take a balanced, non-judgmental approach to make space for each partner’s voice and perspective. Through our work, couples can reconnect, interrupt frustrating and ineffective communication patterns, process grief or infidelity, and learn to turn toward one another with empathy and curiosity.
(202) 519-0324 View (202) 519-0324
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Jennifer Keilholtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical interests consist of working with clients to overcome sexual dysfunction, infidelity, increase pleasure, pornography addiction, desire discrepancies, and sexual trauma.
My mission is to create a space of acceptance for individuals and partners to find true, honest connection to themselves and within their intimate relationships. I am passionate about helping clients from all backgrounds work through barriers in order to create the relationships and life they desire. Through targeted conversations, skill building, and at home exercises we will work to help you build on the strengths you already have. I offer acceptance and a straightforward, empathetic approach to psychotherapy with my clients.
My clinical interests consist of working with clients to overcome sexual dysfunction, infidelity, increase pleasure, pornography addiction, desire discrepancies, and sexual trauma.
My mission is to create a space of acceptance for individuals and partners to find true, honest connection to themselves and within their intimate relationships. I am passionate about helping clients from all backgrounds work through barriers in order to create the relationships and life they desire. Through targeted conversations, skill building, and at home exercises we will work to help you build on the strengths you already have. I offer acceptance and a straightforward, empathetic approach to psychotherapy with my clients.
(202) 240-2561 View (202) 240-2561
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Sage & Fifth Therapy Place PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036
We also offer Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Interracial Couples Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy for Couples to help couples repair and strengthen their connection when dealing with tough life transitions, communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past trauma, postpartum issues, parenting struggles and conflicts in integrating cultural differences.
Accepting new clients in DC & Maryland - Our resilience is as unique as our journey, as individuals and couples. We empower our clients to break out of the distressing cycles they feel stuck in and help them overcome anxiety, depression, relationships difficulties, past trauma, life transitions, pregnancy issues & postpartum issues. We specialize in holistic psychotherapy with a focus on mindfulness, cultural sensitivity, EMDR and somatic body interventions to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to live a more enriched life. We also integrate Psychodynamic and CBT interventions.
We also offer Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Interracial Couples Therapy, and Perinatal Therapy for Couples to help couples repair and strengthen their connection when dealing with tough life transitions, communication/ trust issues, infidelity, past trauma, postpartum issues, parenting struggles and conflicts in integrating cultural differences.
Accepting new clients in DC & Maryland - Our resilience is as unique as our journey, as individuals and couples. We empower our clients to break out of the distressing cycles they feel stuck in and help them overcome anxiety, depression, relationships difficulties, past trauma, life transitions, pregnancy issues & postpartum issues. We specialize in holistic psychotherapy with a focus on mindfulness, cultural sensitivity, EMDR and somatic body interventions to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships to live a more enriched life. We also integrate Psychodynamic and CBT interventions.
(202) 935-5912 View (202) 935-5912
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Susan Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
For individuals and couples, I bring extensive experience in dealing with marital crises, infidelity, desire discrepancy, sexual dysfunction and more.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 30 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
For individuals and couples, I bring extensive experience in dealing with marital crises, infidelity, desire discrepancy, sexual dysfunction and more.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with adults in individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy for 30 plus years. My patients are single, married, divorced, remarried, straight, gay, queer and range from young adult to older adults.
(202) 800-1427 View (202) 800-1427
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Anne Brennan Malec
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I have particular specialties with clients struggling with: distressed or unrewarding work and family relationships; relationship coaching for executives; life and career transitions; prenuptial agreement counseling; financial therapy; inherited-wealth counseling; infidelity; discernment counseling (deciding to divorce or not); and divorce counseling;.
Please note that all sessions are via tele-medicine. I believe that clients seeking counseling services desire tools for living a better life, and I strive to provide those tools. I do not push change on clients, but rather helps them articulate how they want their lives to be, and then collaboratively set out to put the foundation in place to create that life. I feel that clients gain the most from the counseling experience when they feel supported, encouraged, and understood by their therapist. This process works best in a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space, which I provide.
I have particular specialties with clients struggling with: distressed or unrewarding work and family relationships; relationship coaching for executives; life and career transitions; prenuptial agreement counseling; financial therapy; inherited-wealth counseling; infidelity; discernment counseling (deciding to divorce or not); and divorce counseling;.
Please note that all sessions are via tele-medicine. I believe that clients seeking counseling services desire tools for living a better life, and I strive to provide those tools. I do not push change on clients, but rather helps them articulate how they want their lives to be, and then collaboratively set out to put the foundation in place to create that life. I feel that clients gain the most from the counseling experience when they feel supported, encouraged, and understood by their therapist. This process works best in a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space, which I provide.
(312) 626-9612 View (312) 626-9612
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Jackie Aston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20016  (Online Only)
Therapy extends beyond receiving a set of tools to reduce stress. It involves gaining insight and addressing personal challenges such as excessive worry, struggles with boundary-setting, perfectionism, disordered eating, low mood, and reliance on external validation. In couples therapy, the focus isn't solely on reaching agreement or pursuing mutual happiness. It requires both partners to actively confront their issues such as infidelity, conflict, and disconnection (emotionally & sexually). It involves developing collaborative skills to foster a deeper, more genuine, and fulfilling relationship together.
Therapy extends beyond receiving a set of tools to reduce stress. It involves gaining insight and addressing personal challenges such as excessive worry, struggles with boundary-setting, perfectionism, disordered eating, low mood, and reliance on external validation. In couples therapy, the focus isn't solely on reaching agreement or pursuing mutual happiness. It requires both partners to actively confront their issues such as infidelity, conflict, and disconnection (emotionally & sexually). It involves developing collaborative skills to foster a deeper, more genuine, and fulfilling relationship together.
(443) 222-0311 View (443) 222-0311
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.