Sexual Addiction Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Al Elmore
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, NBCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Al works with individuals and couples who struggle with anxiety, substance abuse, sexual addiction , pornography, marriage issues, and infidelity, as well as achieving emotional and/or spiritual wholeness.
I have been meeting with individuals and couples for over 35 years. I specialize in helping individuals and couples learn how to communicate more effectively. My focus is on helping the client learn how to talk about his/her emotions in a clear and thoughtful manner. My ideal client(s) is an individual who desires to live out of their true self. I love helping couples and individuals learn to connect in a deeper and more authentic manner.
(678) 780-4145
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Cindy Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR, CMAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I would be honored to walk along side you in your journey to health and well being. My clinical interests include anxiety and depression, trauma, sexual addiction problems, couples therapy, parenting skills, past childhood attachment issues, the integration of faith in the healing process, communication patterns and the role of the family in growth and change.
(678) 509-6360
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Atlanta, GA 30305
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Marilyn Witbeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CPCS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
The Atlanta Relationship Institute focuses on areas where people today are hurting the most: in their relationships, healing from trauma / abuse, struggles with intimacy disorders and personal wellness. We provide individual, couples and family therapy as well as play therapy for children. A large part of our practice is focused on recovery from betrayal trauma and pornography / sexual addiction . We have multiple CSAT therapists in our practice, and run SA and BT recovery groups for men and women.
(678) 506-7114
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Atlanta, GA 30350
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DeVon Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, CSAT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My work focuses on pornography addiction, sexual addiction , sexual identity issues, and individuals who are HIV+.
I adhere to the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." My primary goal as a counselor is to enable my clients to capitalize on the strength that resides within each of them. I seek to provide a healthy atmosphere for individuals, couples, and families to work through the issues holding them back from living their best life.
(404) 800-3751
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Hidden River Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kendall is passionate about joining men and women on their journey towards healing and freedom. He believes that one's path towards healing and freedom cannot be fully realized outside of one's dependence on a source more powerful than themselves. Kendall has extensive experience working within the secular and faith-based environment with people who are searching for the means to rise above sexual addiction , anger, depression, trauma, and various other challenges encountered in life. Kendall works with individuals, families, and groups who long to live a more full life, free of the shackles that have bound them.
(678) 619-0794
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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Sharon Elizabeth Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with compulsive pornography use, sexual infidelity, or out of control sexual behavior? If you have persistent sexual thoughts and behaviors despite damaging consequences, you may be wrestling with sexual addiction . Or maybe you didn't ask for this; rather, your partner or loved one is in the midst of sexual addiction . Be encouraged: There is a safe place for your pain.
(510) 488-6576
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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Tina Wehner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MTSC, LCMHCS, CSAT-S, CHFP
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Patrick Carnes, (the foremost authority on sexual addiction ) and Dr.
I am President and Executive Director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services in Charlotte, North Carolina. My professional expertise and extensive training includes treating compulsive behaviors and addictions (substance and process addictions – including sex/love/romance, food, finances (gambling/shopping), and work related addictions; all aspects of sexuality; trauma (including PTSD); abuse survivors; anxiety disorders; eating disorders; codependency; family issues; life transitions; mood disorders; and individuals and their loved ones who are affected by addictions and/or personality disorders.
(704) 869-2763
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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Janice Stevens
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist (IACSAS) and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (APSATS) and have extensive training in Gottman Method of couples counseling.
Are you currently dealing with any of the following struggles: --Lack of self-confidence and self-worth? --Loss of trust in partner/spouse? --Unable to clarify healthy boundaries? --Unable to make wise decisions? --Overwhelming and unsettling emotions? --Loss of hope in self, partner/spouse, relationships? --Unable to cope with problems? These are some of the specific areas in which I can help you, and possibly your partner/spouse. I encourage you to recognize that there is both help and hope for your current struggles.
(404) 445-1394
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Atlanta, GA 30338
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Richard Blankenship
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCH, CPCS, CSRTT, CPSBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with people who struggle with problematic sexual behavior ( sexual addiction ), partners who have been through betrayal trauma, couples in recovery, and general marriage counseling. Intimacy development in relationships is also one of my passions.
(770) 285-1449 x800
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Atlanta, GA 30338
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Charles O'Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual addiction /infidelity/dysfunction, and relationship discord.
First of all, thank you for viewing my profile! I want to help! I can assist you as you explore your life experiences and relationships to come to a fuller understanding of yourself and others. I believe that therapy is most beneficial when it is active, structured, and goal-directed, which means you play a critical part in the therapeutic process. Therapy is effective and rewarding when your personal and relationship goals are clear and obtainable. I can help you clarify your goals and help you reach them in a way in which you feel capable, comfortable, and confident.
(678) 929-9691
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Colleen J Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety and stress, life balance and healthy choices, troubled relationships, internet and sexual addiction , anger, medical conditions, life transitions and loss.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, or stuck? Are you aware that you aren't the person you used to be, or that you want to be? Are you longing to feel understood or accepted by your partner, friends or family? I have 25 years of experience helping clients identify the situations creating hurt and unhappiness in their lives. Together we work to develop a road map and resources to increase satisfaction in life and your relationships. I provide both Individual and Couples Counseling for adults, young and mid-life professionals including physicians and attorneys, and older adolescents.
(770) 545-6973
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Atlanta, GA 30338
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Anum Ghazipura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Synchronize your heart and mind; so, you can harmonize your life. It's never too late to understand yourself. So, it's never too late for therapy. Therapy doesn't just help you figure out how to solve your problems, but helps you figure out your self-worth. I offer psychotherapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families. Helping you learn how to emotionally regulate and cope with love, loss, and life. My research interests involve working with individuals struggling through anger and sexual addiction , depression, substance abuse, couples in crisis, and families working through grief and loss. We do challenging work.
(415) 286-9618
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Atlanta, GA 30340
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Elizabeth L Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life transitions are challenging whether it is navigating high school, adjusting to a child growing up, or realizing you are not where you expected at this point in life. My experience has been with people who have turned to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or self-injury to cope with various life events. Others have shut down in the form of depression or paralyzing anxiety. Essentially the ways of handling life’s stressors are no longer effective, and in these moments we need help. I enjoy working with people who have a desire to learn how to better navigate their transition.
(404) 566-6455
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Atlanta, GA 30306
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Bob Coyle
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT
Verified
Verified
I have had the privilege of working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 30 years as a licensed Clinical Psychologist. My model for psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from many sources. My work expresses my strong belief in every human being's natural drive towards growth, individuation, and integration. I value our ability to live in the present with all of the aliveness that this allows. Areas of particular interest include recovery from sex addiction, fostering connection for couples as well as other intimate systems, and healing from loss.
(404) 445-2358 x728
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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Maytal Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
“It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found” (D.W. Winnicott). I believe that people have a fundamental need to be seen and heard. I aim to create space that allows clients to be their authentic selves as they grapple with the challenges of past traumas and present hardships. Too often people feel as though they are experiencing pain alone. I strongly believe in the therapeutic alliance and the uniqueness that is co-created within the supportive relational space. Together we can understand and integrate one’s trauma, strengthen one's self-confidence and deepen insight.
(678) 243-0004
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Atlanta, GA 30314
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Linda J Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Verified
I believe our relationships provide the most important, and often the most difficult, ways to learn about ourselves and others. Healing damaged relationships and developing intimacy requires honesty, self-esteem, trust and hard work. As we age, life transitions like career changes, divorce after 50 and planning for retirement bring new opportunities and anxieties. Get the support and encouragement you need to confront the root causes of the behaviors that trigger anxiety, depression, fear and addiction. Together we will develop a plan that is clear, focused and achievable - so that you can become the person you truly want to be.
(678) 506-7043
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Dr. Geoff Goodman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CST, CSAT-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For me, psychotherapy is offering patience, understanding, insight, acceptance, compassion, relationship, and a secure base to persons suffering from burdens too heavy to carry alone. I compare myself to a container into which my patients pour their unbearable feelings. My task is to detoxify these feelings and make them easier to understand and tolerate. I help my patients to use healthy relationships with others to meet their emotional needs and the emotional needs of others. To establish and maintain healthy relationships, we work in session on understanding our own and others’ mental states (wishes, feelings, intentions) and how these are connected to how we behave toward each other. Relationships tend to work better when we are able to understand our own and others’ minds and how our minds influence how we behave toward each other.
(470) 458-2233
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Atlanta, GA 30307
Not accepting new clients
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Mindy Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), specializing in working with men and women who are having difficulty balancing life and a variety of struggles (ranging from addictions, relationships, work, parenting, depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). I work with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and complex sexual trauma; sex trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation; substance abuse; families impacted by porn or infidelity; and veterans or first responders who are having difficulty managing the impact of their work.
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Atlanta, GA 30305
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Nora Uriegas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CMAT, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
Verified
If something feels off, but you're unsure what it is or you know exactly what it is but are afraid to confront it, I can help. I enjoy working with people who feel stuck and want to break out of long-standing unhealthy patterns that lead to frustration in relationships.
(678) 944-7383
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Atlanta, GA 30324
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Jacob Hicks
Associate Professional Counselor, APC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You feel disconnected and alone. The same pattern of thoughts and behaviors keep popping up for you, again and again. It’s so exhausting for you to have to keep managing your secrets. It’s been a struggle for so long now. Always feeling compelled to participate in something you no longer find any joy or satisfaction in. Simply going through the motions like you’ve always done, hoping that this time will bring some relief. But it doesn’t, or at least it doesn’t last. Before long, the cravings and urges kick up and you’re stuck in your cycle of compulsive behavior one more time.
(678) 326-4739
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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Sexual Addiction Therapists

When should someone seek treatment for sex addiction?

People should seek treatment for sex addiction if they cannot control their sexual thoughts or behaviours to the point that it disrupts their ability to function in daily life, for example by threatening their finances, career, or relationships. This may include spending an excessive amount of time obsessing over sex, planning sex, watching pornography, or masturbating, as well as consistently engaging in risky sexual activities, using sex to escape distressing feelings, or attempting yet failing to control sexual behavior.

What are the most common treatment options for sex addiction?

Psychotherapy is the most common treatment for sex addiction; therapy helps patients better understand their compulsive thoughts and behaviors and develop strategies to manage their desires. Therapy may be supplemented by medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anti-androgens, and the alcohol and substance use medication Naltrexone, as well as support groups, such as 12-step programs.

How long does therapy take for sex addiction?

Recovering from compulsive behavior takes time and effort. There’s no precise timeline for treatment, but research suggests 12 therapy sessions may be enough to see change. Treatment for sexual compulsions requires honesty in therapy, a commitment to understanding triggers and developing coping skills, and potential lifestyle changes such as cutting out alcohol or drugs.

What if sex addiction is left untreated?

Compulsive sexual behavior can have serious repercussions if left unaddressed. For example, if sexual obsessions consume the vast majority of a person’s time, they may lose their job. If they can’t stop paying for sex, their finances may suffer. If they’re dishonest in their relationships, their partner may leave them. If they consistently feel shame, they may struggle with anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Therapy can help people develop the tools to manage sexual thoughts and behaviors that feel uncontrollable.