Infidelity Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Jennifer Warr
Counselor, MA, LHMCA, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I work with individuals and couples experiencing a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am passionate about working with clients through all the challenges and problems that arise during their lifetime. I am also a sex therapist, and I enjoy working with clients who need healing or work with kink, eroticism, intimacy, problem sexual behavior, ethical non-monogamy, recovering from affairs, low libido, and orgasm difficulties.
I work with individuals and couples experiencing a broad range of emotional and behavioral issues. I am passionate about working with clients through all the challenges and problems that arise during their lifetime. I am also a sex therapist, and I enjoy working with clients who need healing or work with kink, eroticism, intimacy, problem sexual behavior, ethical non-monogamy, recovering from affairs, low libido, and orgasm difficulties.
(317) 648-5062 View (317) 648-5062
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Dennis Daupert
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
My specialties include helping couples recover from infidelity, and helping individuals heal the effects of trauma: anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other stuck patterns.
Opting for therapy is not easy. The thought may even be scary. Well, that's normal. Who wants to open their private pains to someone they've just met? But when life hurts, when you've tried your best to fix things and it just isn't working, you might consider doing something different. Life's too short to merely abide in distress.
My specialties include helping couples recover from infidelity, and helping individuals heal the effects of trauma: anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other stuck patterns.
Opting for therapy is not easy. The thought may even be scary. Well, that's normal. Who wants to open their private pains to someone they've just met? But when life hurts, when you've tried your best to fix things and it just isn't working, you might consider doing something different. Life's too short to merely abide in distress.
(317) 434-1515 View (317) 434-1515
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Logan Everett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Trained as a marriage and couples therapist working specifically with couples using the Gottman Method and other evidence-based models. I help couples build connection and intimacy and equip couples with communication and conflict management skills, help couples create shared meaning, and connect positively and emotionally. I help couples work through betrayal and infidelity issues. I work with men with pornography and sexual addiction and help rebuild broken trust in relationships. I am currently competing certification with the Gottman Method. I also have a health coach and personal training certification useful in holistic health
Trained as a marriage and couples therapist working specifically with couples using the Gottman Method and other evidence-based models. I help couples build connection and intimacy and equip couples with communication and conflict management skills, help couples create shared meaning, and connect positively and emotionally. I help couples work through betrayal and infidelity issues. I work with men with pornography and sexual addiction and help rebuild broken trust in relationships. I am currently competing certification with the Gottman Method. I also have a health coach and personal training certification useful in holistic health
(317) 527-4547 x102 View (317) 527-4547 x102
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Tim Tedder
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46280
My experience and passion have been focused on helping couples and individuals work through a relationship crisis, including infidelity issues. By helping clients gain greater insight into the causes of their problem and clarity regarding a healthy & satisfying relationship, they are able to experience real change rather than just temporary relief from symptoms.
My experience and passion have been focused on helping couples and individuals work through a relationship crisis, including infidelity issues. By helping clients gain greater insight into the causes of their problem and clarity regarding a healthy & satisfying relationship, they are able to experience real change rather than just temporary relief from symptoms.
(317) 706-4871 View (317) 706-4871
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Shannon Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Some issues may include: depression, divorce, grief, infidelity, transition to parenthood, childhood/adult trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and relationship conflict.
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
Some issues may include: depression, divorce, grief, infidelity, transition to parenthood, childhood/adult trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, LGBTQ+ and relationship conflict.
I often hear people ask, "why did I wait so long to seek counseling?" Although making the decision to begin counseling FEELS intimidating, the truth is that it can be a very helpful step in managing some of the difficulties of life. Are you experiencing thoughts, emotions or behaviors that are impacting your daily life or affecting your relationships with others? I can help you work through these challenges and I am available to listen, support and guide you in developing a plan to move forward.
(317) 333-7605 View (317) 333-7605
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Michael J O'Connell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I have a passion to journey with couples who seek to restore love and trust in their life and in their relationship(s). When we experience violations to our sense of identity and safety we experience real pain and confusion. It is possible for all of us to find peace and be grounded in the truth of who we are, and discover new ways to act within our daily life and decision making. I especially have an interest in journeying with couples struggling with communication (i.e. decision making), passion and attachment, intimacy, life transitions, and conflict (i.e. anger, shame, control, infidelity, addiction, trauma).
I have a passion to journey with couples who seek to restore love and trust in their life and in their relationship(s). When we experience violations to our sense of identity and safety we experience real pain and confusion. It is possible for all of us to find peace and be grounded in the truth of who we are, and discover new ways to act within our daily life and decision making. I especially have an interest in journeying with couples struggling with communication (i.e. decision making), passion and attachment, intimacy, life transitions, and conflict (i.e. anger, shame, control, infidelity, addiction, trauma).
(317) 608-5071 View (317) 608-5071
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Mark Dubec
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I work with individuals & couples seeking help for; life transitions, adjusting to new changes, self-esteem, sex & intimacy issues, anxiety, stress, depression, affairs, infidelity, communication & premarital counseling.
We all feel a little lost at times. This can have a negative impact on our relationships & individual lives. The ability to reflect & be comfortable in sharing the most intimate details about your life is not an easy task. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to share their stories & work on how to manage them moving forward by using a conversational partnership. What if you were given the opportunity to make positive changes in your life or relationship before it became a crisis? Having tools to draw upon during challenging times can make a difference in how we navigate the anxiety & stress in our lives.
I work with individuals & couples seeking help for; life transitions, adjusting to new changes, self-esteem, sex & intimacy issues, anxiety, stress, depression, affairs, infidelity, communication & premarital counseling.
We all feel a little lost at times. This can have a negative impact on our relationships & individual lives. The ability to reflect & be comfortable in sharing the most intimate details about your life is not an easy task. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to share their stories & work on how to manage them moving forward by using a conversational partnership. What if you were given the opportunity to make positive changes in your life or relationship before it became a crisis? Having tools to draw upon during challenging times can make a difference in how we navigate the anxiety & stress in our lives.
(317) 548-8781 View (317) 548-8781
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Tony M Talley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46236
I work with affairs, intimacy issues, communications, blended families, recovering from divorce, and so much more.
You want to try therapy one day and the next day you feel like you can handle it alone. You want to feel happy but cannot imagine what that would look like for you. You want be a better partner, friend, family member, employee, and over person. You want closer because whatever "it" is continues to go through your mind. You want to find peace in your life but don't know where to start. I provide a listening ear, comfort, systematic feedback, education, and over time, our collaborative work will help you meet your goals. We will work well together if you are motivated, teachable, and open minded.
I work with affairs, intimacy issues, communications, blended families, recovering from divorce, and so much more.
You want to try therapy one day and the next day you feel like you can handle it alone. You want to feel happy but cannot imagine what that would look like for you. You want be a better partner, friend, family member, employee, and over person. You want closer because whatever "it" is continues to go through your mind. You want to find peace in your life but don't know where to start. I provide a listening ear, comfort, systematic feedback, education, and over time, our collaborative work will help you meet your goals. We will work well together if you are motivated, teachable, and open minded.
(317) 900-4082 View (317) 900-4082
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Katherine Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I'm an Emotionally Focused Therapist and member of ICEEFT, a therapy that guides marriages through difficult crises including infidelity, desire discrepancies, and disconnection.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
I'm an Emotionally Focused Therapist and member of ICEEFT, a therapy that guides marriages through difficult crises including infidelity, desire discrepancies, and disconnection.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
(317) 443-9593 View (317) 443-9593
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Dena Hein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, RYT-500, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve patterns of communication, who have a desire for deeper connection and intimacy, or who are in recovery from infidelity, or divorce.
Most of us want to live life more fully and connected, but more often than not, stress, loss, disappointment, and unexpected transitions disconnect us from the life we want. I am passionate about helping clients find the tools to repair relationships, navigate difficult times, and find their way back to a place of comfort and satisfaction. As an affirming, open-minded, and curious therapist, I see each person as unique. I work with clients to discover their own individual path to the change and growth they desire. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I have a particular interest in working with couples who want to improve patterns of communication, who have a desire for deeper connection and intimacy, or who are in recovery from infidelity, or divorce.
Most of us want to live life more fully and connected, but more often than not, stress, loss, disappointment, and unexpected transitions disconnect us from the life we want. I am passionate about helping clients find the tools to repair relationships, navigate difficult times, and find their way back to a place of comfort and satisfaction. As an affirming, open-minded, and curious therapist, I see each person as unique. I work with clients to discover their own individual path to the change and growth they desire. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(317) 516-0080 View (317) 516-0080
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Matt Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MDiv, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
If you and your partner want to work on your relationship, I have specific training in couples therapy and experience helping partners improve their connection, reduce fighting, and recover from affairs and other wounds to the relationship.
At one time or another, we all find ourselves stuck. We end up burdened by depression, loss, or anxiety. Our relationships become mired in conflict and disconnection. We feel the life we want is out of reach. As a therapist, my goal is to help you get unstuck and step into the life you want. I provide therapy to individuals and couples that is engaging, caring, practical, and applicable to your life and goals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I also have training and experience supporting clients with issues related to spirituality or purpose.
If you and your partner want to work on your relationship, I have specific training in couples therapy and experience helping partners improve their connection, reduce fighting, and recover from affairs and other wounds to the relationship.
At one time or another, we all find ourselves stuck. We end up burdened by depression, loss, or anxiety. Our relationships become mired in conflict and disconnection. We feel the life we want is out of reach. As a therapist, my goal is to help you get unstuck and step into the life you want. I provide therapy to individuals and couples that is engaging, caring, practical, and applicable to your life and goals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I also have training and experience supporting clients with issues related to spirituality or purpose.
(206) 231-6862 View (206) 231-6862
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Faithful Counsel
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Faithful counsel sees individuals, couples, children, and families. We are trained to provide counseling for a range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, addictions (from drugs & alcohol to sexual addiction), anger, marital strife & infidelity. The clients that present to our practice are interested in receiving counseling from a Christian worldview and biblical foundation. They understand that the wisdom of man is limited and that apart from God, we can do nothing.
Faithful counsel sees individuals, couples, children, and families. We are trained to provide counseling for a range of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, addictions (from drugs & alcohol to sexual addiction), anger, marital strife & infidelity. The clients that present to our practice are interested in receiving counseling from a Christian worldview and biblical foundation. They understand that the wisdom of man is limited and that apart from God, we can do nothing.
(219) 258-4736 View (219) 258-4736
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Jonathan M Burg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Utilizing a systemic approach and predominately EFT, EMDR, and IFS Informed EMDR, I primarily work in the areas of fostering family cohesion and communication, sexual integrity issues, recovering from childhood trauma, healing from marital affairs, and increasing marital satisfaction.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Bible and Religion from Anderson University. I completed my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. Additionally, I have post-graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked in residential facilities for at-risk youth, schools, prisons, churches and private practices.
Utilizing a systemic approach and predominately EFT, EMDR, and IFS Informed EMDR, I primarily work in the areas of fostering family cohesion and communication, sexual integrity issues, recovering from childhood trauma, healing from marital affairs, and increasing marital satisfaction.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Bible and Religion from Anderson University. I completed my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. Additionally, I have post-graduate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have worked in residential facilities for at-risk youth, schools, prisons, churches and private practices.
(317) 653-4287 View (317) 653-4287
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Anthony Sandilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46202  (Online Only)
I am a social worker who specializes in couples and sexual-related issues. I do a lot of work with couples around infidelity, trust and sexual issues. I spend much time helping couples overcome the aftermath of affairs and help lead them to a better relationship than they previously had. I also work with individuals with problems like depression, anxiety and loss. I do my sessions exclusively by video and phone and have done teletherapy for about five years. My style is very casual and thoughtful. And I have become very adept at doing teletherapy. I find that most of my clients prefer this format.
I am a social worker who specializes in couples and sexual-related issues. I do a lot of work with couples around infidelity, trust and sexual issues. I spend much time helping couples overcome the aftermath of affairs and help lead them to a better relationship than they previously had. I also work with individuals with problems like depression, anxiety and loss. I do my sessions exclusively by video and phone and have done teletherapy for about five years. My style is very casual and thoughtful. And I have become very adept at doing teletherapy. I find that most of my clients prefer this format.
(219) 841-7832 View (219) 841-7832
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C. Shawn Oak
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LMFT, ACS, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204
I am an experienced provider of services for individuals, couples, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral and relational issues (infidelity grief isolation life-transition stress) including alternative lifestyles (poly/open).
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
I am an experienced provider of services for individuals, couples, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral and relational issues (infidelity grief isolation life-transition stress) including alternative lifestyles (poly/open).
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
(502) 443-1275 View (502) 443-1275
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Michele O'Mara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, IMAGO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46201  (Online Only)
Couple's counseling and sexual health is my passion. Infidelity, cheating, and emotional affairs. Lack of sexual desire. Communication, loss of connection, and healing old hurts and resentments are common issues addressed in my practice. I'd love to meet you (I do see individuals), or you and your partner (same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, polyamorous couples). You can schedule with me directly online from my webpage: micheleomara.com
Couple's counseling and sexual health is my passion. Infidelity, cheating, and emotional affairs. Lack of sexual desire. Communication, loss of connection, and healing old hurts and resentments are common issues addressed in my practice. I'd love to meet you (I do see individuals), or you and your partner (same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, polyamorous couples). You can schedule with me directly online from my webpage: micheleomara.com
(317) 207-2795 View (317) 207-2795
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Taryn Mau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46201  (Online Only)
Many of my clients enter therapy for the first time not knowing what to expect. As your therapist, I will explain the therapy process and paint a clear picture of where we are going. I work to provide an empathetic, safe environment for all of my clients, but I am especially skilled at helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition & existential issues. My training also equips me to work with couples and families struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Some of these may include infidelity, parenting issues, and pre-marital counseling. I love helping couples connect who are struggling to do so.
Many of my clients enter therapy for the first time not knowing what to expect. As your therapist, I will explain the therapy process and paint a clear picture of where we are going. I work to provide an empathetic, safe environment for all of my clients, but I am especially skilled at helping clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition & existential issues. My training also equips me to work with couples and families struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Some of these may include infidelity, parenting issues, and pre-marital counseling. I love helping couples connect who are struggling to do so.
(469) 813-7645 View (469) 813-7645
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Ashley C Elcock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP-I
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in both Indiana and Michigan! I am a licensed Master's level Marriage and Family Therapist holding a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples, with extra specialization in working with couples and trauma. Whether it is relationship conflict, infidelity, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, behavioral or anger difficulties, parenting concerns, difficult life transitions, medical or other life stress- I strive to work together with my clients towards positive changes in their lives, and healing outcomes!
Accepting new clients in both Indiana and Michigan! I am a licensed Master's level Marriage and Family Therapist holding a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples, with extra specialization in working with couples and trauma. Whether it is relationship conflict, infidelity, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, behavioral or anger difficulties, parenting concerns, difficult life transitions, medical or other life stress- I strive to work together with my clients towards positive changes in their lives, and healing outcomes!
(219) 342-2976 View (219) 342-2976
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Christy Aloisio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46290
I have done lots of work with infidelity including affairs, emotional affairs, sexual addiction, and relationship addiction.
I have extensive experience working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with infidelity, communication issues, addictions including alcohol, sex, co addiction; codependency, marital separation, relationship addiction, shame, anxiety, depression, and more. I have a very honest and straight forward approach and give feedback and guidance when needed. My office is a safe place to be you and to get to know you and your spouse better. Come learn to have a happier, healthier, fuller life and relationships. I work with relationship issues, but also with parent/child relationships, work relationships, and career counseling.
I have done lots of work with infidelity including affairs, emotional affairs, sexual addiction, and relationship addiction.
I have extensive experience working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with infidelity, communication issues, addictions including alcohol, sex, co addiction; codependency, marital separation, relationship addiction, shame, anxiety, depression, and more. I have a very honest and straight forward approach and give feedback and guidance when needed. My office is a safe place to be you and to get to know you and your spouse better. Come learn to have a happier, healthier, fuller life and relationships. I work with relationship issues, but also with parent/child relationships, work relationships, and career counseling.
(317) 942-3893 View (317) 942-3893
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Jill Frame
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for a results-oriented therapist, you've come to the right place! I focus on what you are already doing well and build on it. I also help you look at your difficulties from different perspectives. You'll receive support and care while also being challenged.
If you are looking for a results-oriented therapist, you've come to the right place! I focus on what you are already doing well and build on it. I also help you look at your difficulties from different perspectives. You'll receive support and care while also being challenged.
(317) 676-6918 View (317) 676-6918

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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.