Infidelity Therapists in Austell, GA

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Adrienne Journey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
Austell, GA 30168  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to enjoy life because of depression and anxiety? Does it feel like, no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to move forward in life? Are you struggling to reach your life goals because of past trauma and hurt? Do you have a hard time putting words to your feelings? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you might need help? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then, just by being here, you have made the right choice and have already started on your path to healing.
Are you struggling to enjoy life because of depression and anxiety? Does it feel like, no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to move forward in life? Are you struggling to reach your life goals because of past trauma and hurt? Do you have a hard time putting words to your feelings? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you might need help? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then, just by being here, you have made the right choice and have already started on your path to healing.
(678) 921-3182 View (678) 921-3182
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Brent Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austell, GA 30001
Brent “Woody” Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Woody completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology at the University of West Georgia and has done post-masters work at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor, trained in trauma-focused therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Level II therapist, and a Geek Therapist.
Brent “Woody” Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Woody completed his Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology at the University of West Georgia and has done post-masters work at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor, trained in trauma-focused therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Level II therapist, and a Geek Therapist.
(678) 661-5467 View (678) 661-5467
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Kelli Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austell, GA 30106  (Online Only)
As a trauma-focused eclectic therapist, I utilize a broad range of therapeutic approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in trauma recovery. The majority of my clients struggle with the effects of PTSD, C-PTSD, and other anxiety-based disorders. My goal is to empower YOU to find solutions to your concerns. YOU will identify your needs and therapeutic goals. YOU are the expert in your life!
As a trauma-focused eclectic therapist, I utilize a broad range of therapeutic approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in trauma recovery. The majority of my clients struggle with the effects of PTSD, C-PTSD, and other anxiety-based disorders. My goal is to empower YOU to find solutions to your concerns. YOU will identify your needs and therapeutic goals. YOU are the expert in your life!
(678) 726-1217 View (678) 726-1217
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Solutions 2 Wellness And Recovery, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austell, GA 30106
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I empower individuals to experience emotional and mental health renewal, through gaining inner strength to overcome difficult situations and lead a rewarding life. I provide counseling services to Individuals and families facing difficult situations; involving emotional distress, grief and loss, relationship, community mental health and trauma issues. My services extends to providing In-home early intervention counseling to at-risk families with histories of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, school truancy , anger management, substance abuse , depression , grief and loss, adjustment and conduct disorders, oppositional defiant behaviors and high risk individuals for suicidal behaviors .
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I empower individuals to experience emotional and mental health renewal, through gaining inner strength to overcome difficult situations and lead a rewarding life. I provide counseling services to Individuals and families facing difficult situations; involving emotional distress, grief and loss, relationship, community mental health and trauma issues. My services extends to providing In-home early intervention counseling to at-risk families with histories of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, school truancy , anger management, substance abuse , depression , grief and loss, adjustment and conduct disorders, oppositional defiant behaviors and high risk individuals for suicidal behaviors .
(470) 558-0703 View (470) 558-0703
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Shava Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austell, GA 30106
Through Resiliency Speaks, LLC, I create a virtual empowering space in Georgia. I promote growth and establish resiliency in my clients.  I empower people to speak their truth, heal, grow, and become resilient. I provide services to adolescents and adults. I utilize various therapeutic approaches to address mental health issues and life stressors. I create a relaxed, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to promote healing. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Through Resiliency Speaks, LLC, I create a virtual empowering space in Georgia. I promote growth and establish resiliency in my clients.  I empower people to speak their truth, heal, grow, and become resilient. I provide services to adolescents and adults. I utilize various therapeutic approaches to address mental health issues and life stressors. I create a relaxed, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to promote healing. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
(678) 919-3756 View (678) 919-3756

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Al Elmore
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, NBCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
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.
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 View (678) 780-4145
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Ellyn Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I can help you deal with infidelity, whether you are the wounder or the wounded.
Over my 30 plus year career, I have helped many to both better understand their issues and then come up with solutions for them. In my roles as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother and a friend, I have a first hand understanding of many of your issues. And I don't just listen; I offer guidance and advice in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I look forward to talking with you and helping you achieve your goals.
I can help you deal with infidelity, whether you are the wounder or the wounded.
Over my 30 plus year career, I have helped many to both better understand their issues and then come up with solutions for them. In my roles as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother and a friend, I have a first hand understanding of many of your issues. And I don't just listen; I offer guidance and advice in an empathetic and non-judgmental way. I look forward to talking with you and helping you achieve your goals.
(678) 974-0425 View (678) 974-0425
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Mayi Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I help dating and married couples improve communication, work past infidelity, and re-establish intimacy.
Do you need help with your relationship? I specialize in Couples Counseling, with a speciality in premarital counseling. I help couples design their marriage. I choose to work with only a select few clients who are motivated and who recognize the investment of marital counseling. This is the most important investment that you will make in your relationship. Counseling is a priority and should be completed at the first indication of problems. I work with couples and individuals online and in person for a fee of $150 (individuals) and $200 (Couples) per session.
I help dating and married couples improve communication, work past infidelity, and re-establish intimacy.
Do you need help with your relationship? I specialize in Couples Counseling, with a speciality in premarital counseling. I help couples design their marriage. I choose to work with only a select few clients who are motivated and who recognize the investment of marital counseling. This is the most important investment that you will make in your relationship. Counseling is a priority and should be completed at the first indication of problems. I work with couples and individuals online and in person for a fee of $150 (individuals) and $200 (Couples) per session.
(404) 620-6773 View (404) 620-6773
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Reuben Keith Lawrence
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT, CAM-I, PSAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30008
For 30 years, I've assisted couples and individuals in strengthening their communication skills, resolve conflicts, address infidelity and reduce stress.
I believe that life is a journey that causes us to have many experiences . Some joyful, some challenging, some very painful and disappointing. It is during these times that we need someone walk with us as we process these experiences. I would love opportunity to walk with you as we gain new perspectives and understandings from these events in life. I use a strength based, holistic and collaborative approach. I place priority upon developing and fostering positive therapeutic relationships with each client. Together we will explore where you've been, where you are now and where you would like to go.
For 30 years, I've assisted couples and individuals in strengthening their communication skills, resolve conflicts, address infidelity and reduce stress.
I believe that life is a journey that causes us to have many experiences . Some joyful, some challenging, some very painful and disappointing. It is during these times that we need someone walk with us as we process these experiences. I would love opportunity to walk with you as we gain new perspectives and understandings from these events in life. I use a strength based, holistic and collaborative approach. I place priority upon developing and fostering positive therapeutic relationships with each client. Together we will explore where you've been, where you are now and where you would like to go.
(404) 334-4880 View (404) 334-4880
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OneLove Counseling Services, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Mableton, GA 30126
Areas of specialty include but are not limited to: Psychosexual Therapy, Marriage and Relationship Counseling, Sex and Intimacy Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Compatibility Therapy, Infidelity, Self-Esteem, Parenting, Divorce, Stress management, Suicide, Depression, Couple-Dance Therapy, Grief Counseling, and Wedding Officiant.
Empathy, sympathy, active listening, and genuine concern are vital to helping individuals overcome the challenges they face. When a person feels unfulfilled, frustrated or blocked by their current situation, seeking help is where change begins. Our Holistic/Person-Centered approach to healing from the inside out is designed to assess the root of an issue, and then help support individuals, families and couples on the path to thinking differently and therefore creating different, more positive outcomes. Privacy and confidentiality is the cornerstone of OneLove Counseling Services.
Areas of specialty include but are not limited to: Psychosexual Therapy, Marriage and Relationship Counseling, Sex and Intimacy Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Sports Psychology, Compatibility Therapy, Infidelity, Self-Esteem, Parenting, Divorce, Stress management, Suicide, Depression, Couple-Dance Therapy, Grief Counseling, and Wedding Officiant.
Empathy, sympathy, active listening, and genuine concern are vital to helping individuals overcome the challenges they face. When a person feels unfulfilled, frustrated or blocked by their current situation, seeking help is where change begins. Our Holistic/Person-Centered approach to healing from the inside out is designed to assess the root of an issue, and then help support individuals, families and couples on the path to thinking differently and therefore creating different, more positive outcomes. Privacy and confidentiality is the cornerstone of OneLove Counseling Services.
(678) 218-4992 View (678) 218-4992
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Patricia Jackson Whalen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30060
Similarly, when infidelity occurs it is difficult to understand "why" it happened.
Are you searching for a counselor because it feels like your life is falling apart? Well, you are not alone. You may have experienced a difficult childhood and convinced yourself “It’s in the past…It was no big deal.” Except, it is a big deal because, the past affects our present. Shame convinces individuals that they are bad instead of understanding that something bad happened. Having a counselor that can listen with an open mind and heart, and validate your pain is a start. I too have been where you are. I know how to walk beside you in your journey of healing and restoration.
Similarly, when infidelity occurs it is difficult to understand "why" it happened.
Are you searching for a counselor because it feels like your life is falling apart? Well, you are not alone. You may have experienced a difficult childhood and convinced yourself “It’s in the past…It was no big deal.” Except, it is a big deal because, the past affects our present. Shame convinces individuals that they are bad instead of understanding that something bad happened. Having a counselor that can listen with an open mind and heart, and validate your pain is a start. I too have been where you are. I know how to walk beside you in your journey of healing and restoration.
(470) 252-4526 View (470) 252-4526
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Christi Hurst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples on relational topics including infidelity, broken trust, communication, grief and loss, and blended family issues.
Are you stuck in a broken relationship? Are you reeling in devastation due to a betrayal? Do you find yourself at a crossroads where you need clarity to make a decision? Maybe you have suffered a traumatic loss or you are in the midst of a major life transition and you are struggling to cope with your new life. Whatever the pain is that you feel today as you are searching for a therapist, please know that you are not alone. I may not have had the exact same experiences, but I can assure you, I have lived the uncomfortable, painful messiness of life. I want to give you a safe space to heal from the heartache and find peace.
I work with individuals and couples on relational topics including infidelity, broken trust, communication, grief and loss, and blended family issues.
Are you stuck in a broken relationship? Are you reeling in devastation due to a betrayal? Do you find yourself at a crossroads where you need clarity to make a decision? Maybe you have suffered a traumatic loss or you are in the midst of a major life transition and you are struggling to cope with your new life. Whatever the pain is that you feel today as you are searching for a therapist, please know that you are not alone. I may not have had the exact same experiences, but I can assure you, I have lived the uncomfortable, painful messiness of life. I want to give you a safe space to heal from the heartache and find peace.
(678) 871-1424 View (678) 871-1424
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Ann Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30064
I also provide Affair Recovery after the discovery of infidelity in the marriage.
Life can be difficult sometimes. This is especially true if you are struggling to manage your moods or your relationships or both. Having a safe place to process your struggles and make plans to live life in an emotionally healthier place can be helpful. I enjoy helping people improve their relationships by improving themselves. Some of the areas I enjoy working with are: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Phobias, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anger Management, and Sexuality, etc. When people improve in these areas, they frequently also notice improvements in their relationships.
I also provide Affair Recovery after the discovery of infidelity in the marriage.
Life can be difficult sometimes. This is especially true if you are struggling to manage your moods or your relationships or both. Having a safe place to process your struggles and make plans to live life in an emotionally healthier place can be helpful. I enjoy helping people improve their relationships by improving themselves. Some of the areas I enjoy working with are: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Phobias, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anger Management, and Sexuality, etc. When people improve in these areas, they frequently also notice improvements in their relationships.
(770) 983-6552 View (770) 983-6552
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Ann Sheppard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Not accepting new clients
Ann is passionate about counseling adults and adolescents from all walks of life. For the past fifteen years, she has helped individuals and families who were struggling with mood disorders (Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder) anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, grief, anger management, codependency, trauma, peer relationships, self-harming, unplanned pregnancy, divorce, infidelity, personality disorders, and unexpected change. She also has experience and enjoys working with clients from the LGBTQ community.
Ann is passionate about counseling adults and adolescents from all walks of life. For the past fifteen years, she has helped individuals and families who were struggling with mood disorders (Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder) anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, grief, anger management, codependency, trauma, peer relationships, self-harming, unplanned pregnancy, divorce, infidelity, personality disorders, and unexpected change. She also has experience and enjoys working with clients from the LGBTQ community.
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Cathy Mairin (Formerly Marakovits)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
I’ve had the privilege of assisting numerous couples find their way back to connected fulfilling relationships. Whether you are seeking to heal from the trauma of infidelity, eliminate painful patterns of communication, gain greater understanding of one another, be a better team, or light the spark between you again, I’d welcome the opportunity to provide a path to healing and reconnection. I will hold the hope for you as you learn new tools and understanding until you can hold the torch yourselves. I also work with individuals seeking to improve their mental health, relationships, overall sense of wellbeing, and meaning in life.
I’ve had the privilege of assisting numerous couples find their way back to connected fulfilling relationships. Whether you are seeking to heal from the trauma of infidelity, eliminate painful patterns of communication, gain greater understanding of one another, be a better team, or light the spark between you again, I’d welcome the opportunity to provide a path to healing and reconnection. I will hold the hope for you as you learn new tools and understanding until you can hold the torch yourselves. I also work with individuals seeking to improve their mental health, relationships, overall sense of wellbeing, and meaning in life.
(404) 352-0047 View (404) 352-0047
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Javhan Cosby
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
What does it mean to be a man, and more importantly how does that feel? Together we will unlearn the limiting beliefs that stem from our upbringing and societal narratives, and instead learn how to acknowledge, accept, and deal with the full spectrum of emotions we have. Do you feel you are not properly heard in your relationship by your partner? Do the same troubles keep coming up within your relationship? I assist couples dealing with conflicts within their relationship such as trust, communication, infidelity, and the effects of past traumas surfacing.
What does it mean to be a man, and more importantly how does that feel? Together we will unlearn the limiting beliefs that stem from our upbringing and societal narratives, and instead learn how to acknowledge, accept, and deal with the full spectrum of emotions we have. Do you feel you are not properly heard in your relationship by your partner? Do the same troubles keep coming up within your relationship? I assist couples dealing with conflicts within their relationship such as trust, communication, infidelity, and the effects of past traumas surfacing.
(470) 280-2896 View (470) 280-2896
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Stacey L. Burke (Warshowsky)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30008
I have been an LCSW for over 24 years and have been in private practice in East Cobb for the last 10. My practice focuses on (but is not limited to) clients who struggle with Substance Use Disorders, Addiction Disorders, and related conditions including depression, anxiety, family issues (ex: divorce, infidelity, etc), and general life stressors. My practice accommodates both individual, family and couples counseling.
I have been an LCSW for over 24 years and have been in private practice in East Cobb for the last 10. My practice focuses on (but is not limited to) clients who struggle with Substance Use Disorders, Addiction Disorders, and related conditions including depression, anxiety, family issues (ex: divorce, infidelity, etc), and general life stressors. My practice accommodates both individual, family and couples counseling.
(770) 766-4408 View (770) 766-4408
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Osafo Asare-Bediako
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of experience in working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety; couples struggling with poor communication and infidelity; and families impacted by abuse, addiction, grief or parenting challenges. I specialize in helping people develop a healthy adaptability and the dynamism needed to thrive through solution-focused counseling. I also provide Christian counseling for individuals who desire it. I believe that addressing the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, empowers the individual to take charge of his/her own care.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with years of experience in working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety; couples struggling with poor communication and infidelity; and families impacted by abuse, addiction, grief or parenting challenges. I specialize in helping people develop a healthy adaptability and the dynamism needed to thrive through solution-focused counseling. I also provide Christian counseling for individuals who desire it. I believe that addressing the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, empowers the individual to take charge of his/her own care.
(678) 661-5448 View (678) 661-5448
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The Trap House of Healing with Dr. Terri & Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30331  (Online Only)
Our clinical expertise includes addressing issues like infidelity, communication breakdowns, unresolved childhood trauma, breaking generational curses, money management and financial literacy, the Black female experience, behavioral challenges, & social emotional development in adolescents.
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
Our clinical expertise includes addressing issues like infidelity, communication breakdowns, unresolved childhood trauma, breaking generational curses, money management and financial literacy, the Black female experience, behavioral challenges, & social emotional development in adolescents.
The Trap House of Healing is an unapologetic urbanized practice for Black families to be seen, heard, and supported. The THoH was founded on the principles of building community by integrating Black culture, trap music, and holistic work to help heal those in need. Each therapist at the THoH is clinically trained as a marriage & family therapist, and therefore we take a unique approach in addressing the complex traumas of Black and Brown people/families, and those representing the LBGTQAI+ community... so if you're ready for a spine-tingling transformation, improved communication, and a happier, healthier life, then look no further.
(404) 442-4820 View (404) 442-4820
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Renew Wellness Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MATS, BCD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
(678) 647-7057 View (678) 647-7057
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.