Sexual Addiction Therapists in Ann Arbor, MI

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William Jerry White Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Do you find yourself trapped? Doing things that you never wanted to do? Is your child in trouble, withdrawn, angry, disrespectful, using drugs? Are you depressed, considering divorce? These are some of the problems I’ve been able to successfully assist people in addressing and overcoming. I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals, families, groups and couples. I’ve worked in inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics and prison settings. I’ve worked with patient populations in substance abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, sexual addiction, African-American and Hispanic populations
Do you find yourself trapped? Doing things that you never wanted to do? Is your child in trouble, withdrawn, angry, disrespectful, using drugs? Are you depressed, considering divorce? These are some of the problems I’ve been able to successfully assist people in addressing and overcoming. I have 30+ years of experience working with individuals, families, groups and couples. I’ve worked in inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics and prison settings. I’ve worked with patient populations in substance abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, sexual addiction, African-American and Hispanic populations
(734) 514-4304 View (734) 514-4304
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Lauren Hoyt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LISAC, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified EMDR Specialist, I offer counseling to individuals who struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, sex/porn addiction, unresolved trauma and those wanting to work on their relationships on an individual and/or couple basis. Therapy would not only focus is not only on the root causes of the issues because going back to the root cause and where our issues originated removes the power it has on us, but reducing the affects that it has on us in the present day so that we can move forward in our lives.
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified EMDR Specialist, I offer counseling to individuals who struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, sex/porn addiction, unresolved trauma and those wanting to work on their relationships on an individual and/or couple basis. Therapy would not only focus is not only on the root causes of the issues because going back to the root cause and where our issues originated removes the power it has on us, but reducing the affects that it has on us in the present day so that we can move forward in our lives.
(520) 549-2070 View (520) 549-2070
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Carl G Hagstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
We have worked successfully with juvenile and adult sexual abusers for over 25 years. Our mission is, 'no more victims'. We welcome the client to a process of increased self-awareness and responsibility. Our treatment modality is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on the following: client accountability; an exploration of the client's developmental history; identification of problematic belief systems and thinking errors; we build on core strengths and the development of healthy goals, utilizing the Good Lives Model (GLM).
We have worked successfully with juvenile and adult sexual abusers for over 25 years. Our mission is, 'no more victims'. We welcome the client to a process of increased self-awareness and responsibility. Our treatment modality is primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Specifically, we focus on the following: client accountability; an exploration of the client's developmental history; identification of problematic belief systems and thinking errors; we build on core strengths and the development of healthy goals, utilizing the Good Lives Model (GLM).
(734) 732-4929 View (734) 732-4929
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Felix Paulick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MBA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addiction. My areas of expertise include couples therapy, men's issues, sexual issues, and parenting issues. My approach to therapy is engaging and interactive. I believe that therapy should not be hard and heavy. You can not fix a problem from the same place it came from. My motto is "light and easy." We will confront difficult situations and tackle great challenges together in a light and easy way. I aim to inspire my clients and more often than not my clients end up inspiring me.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and addiction. My areas of expertise include couples therapy, men's issues, sexual issues, and parenting issues. My approach to therapy is engaging and interactive. I believe that therapy should not be hard and heavy. You can not fix a problem from the same place it came from. My motto is "light and easy." We will confront difficult situations and tackle great challenges together in a light and easy way. I aim to inspire my clients and more often than not my clients end up inspiring me.
(734) 335-1473 View (734) 335-1473
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Ken Adams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I offer a non-judgmental approach to doing therapy and strive to make sure that your treatment needs are meet with our team at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates. I have been doing assessments and therapy Since 1981 and currently specialize with adults who are looking to overcome sex and porn addiction, infidelity issues, spouse or partner trauma, and parental enmeshment.
I offer a non-judgmental approach to doing therapy and strive to make sure that your treatment needs are meet with our team at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates. I have been doing assessments and therapy Since 1981 and currently specialize with adults who are looking to overcome sex and porn addiction, infidelity issues, spouse or partner trauma, and parental enmeshment.
(248) 617-4826 x1 View (248) 617-4826 x1
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Anchor Consulting Services
Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CAADC, CSOTS, CMAT
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
It is written, "Hope is an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." A popular image of an anchor symbolizes safety and stability. Many people - maybe even you - face terrible storms in their lives: addiction, abuse, fear, loss of relationships, joblessness, loneliness and more. In response to life's storms, people turn to compulsive sexual behavior, anger, substance abuse and food to soothe themselves. These "medications" not only do not work, but create chaos in our lives. Other ways of dealing with turmoil include lying, isolation and feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness. I offer a refuge to chart a new course.
It is written, "Hope is an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." A popular image of an anchor symbolizes safety and stability. Many people - maybe even you - face terrible storms in their lives: addiction, abuse, fear, loss of relationships, joblessness, loneliness and more. In response to life's storms, people turn to compulsive sexual behavior, anger, substance abuse and food to soothe themselves. These "medications" not only do not work, but create chaos in our lives. Other ways of dealing with turmoil include lying, isolation and feelings of shame, guilt and worthlessness. I offer a refuge to chart a new course.
(734) 219-6626 View (734) 219-6626
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Travis Childress
Marriage & Family Therapist, LLMFT
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Hello! I love to see marriages and families functioning at their greatest potential. I believe that to have a healthy marriage and family, you must first have healthy individuals. That’s why I focus on couples as a whole but also on the individuals within the family unit. I help people work on themselves so that they can have a healthy and happy family. The great thing is that if you heal your family, you can build a lasting legacy! I also help men with pornography and other sexual addictions. If that’s an issue for you, there’s no need to fight it alone. Let’s talk.
Hello! I love to see marriages and families functioning at their greatest potential. I believe that to have a healthy marriage and family, you must first have healthy individuals. That’s why I focus on couples as a whole but also on the individuals within the family unit. I help people work on themselves so that they can have a healthy and happy family. The great thing is that if you heal your family, you can build a lasting legacy! I also help men with pornography and other sexual addictions. If that’s an issue for you, there’s no need to fight it alone. Let’s talk.
(833) 391-0142 View (833) 391-0142
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Discreet Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103  (Online Only)
Discreet counseling for very private and/or high profile individuals. Confidentiality at the highest level. Addictions, Sexuality Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Kink/Diverse Sexualities, LGBTQIA+, and Self Worth issues. Clients seeking confidential, discreet counseling can feel safe.
Discreet counseling for very private and/or high profile individuals. Confidentiality at the highest level. Addictions, Sexuality Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Kink/Diverse Sexualities, LGBTQIA+, and Self Worth issues. Clients seeking confidential, discreet counseling can feel safe.
(810) 277-9867 View (810) 277-9867
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Michelle Samuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
If you are reading my personal statement, you are probably in distress and at least considering looking for therapist. It takes lots of courage to start therapy and address issues that cause you pain in your life. You probably have already tried to cope on your own, and discovered that it did not work. As a therapist, I can help you by providing a different perspective, new insight, and teach you skills so you can learn to manage your present and future challenges on your own.
If you are reading my personal statement, you are probably in distress and at least considering looking for therapist. It takes lots of courage to start therapy and address issues that cause you pain in your life. You probably have already tried to cope on your own, and discovered that it did not work. As a therapist, I can help you by providing a different perspective, new insight, and teach you skills so you can learn to manage your present and future challenges on your own.
(734) 926-9169 View (734) 926-9169
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Charlotte Elizabeth Dodd
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Everyone struggles with their feelings, relationships, expectations and happiness at times in their life. Are you feeling conflicted, confused or angry? By recognizing behavioral patterns and learning how to change these, you can find more happiness in your life and relationships. With over twenty years of experience, I have a understanding and knowledge about family issues and relationships.
Everyone struggles with their feelings, relationships, expectations and happiness at times in their life. Are you feeling conflicted, confused or angry? By recognizing behavioral patterns and learning how to change these, you can find more happiness in your life and relationships. With over twenty years of experience, I have a understanding and knowledge about family issues and relationships.
(734) 636-0661 View (734) 636-0661
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Lindsay Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Making the choice to seek and begin therapy can take a lot of courage, yet it is often the first step towards resolving those issues in our lives that take away from the happiness and fulfillment that we deserve. I strongly feel that effective therapy is dependent on a good fit between a client and clinician where collaboration is encouraged. I believe it is best to tailor my therapeutic approach based on the individual's goals, personality, and lifestyle. It is my priority to create a safe space and nonjudgmental environment where people can gain clarity, self- awarenss, empowerment and overcome personal challenges.
Making the choice to seek and begin therapy can take a lot of courage, yet it is often the first step towards resolving those issues in our lives that take away from the happiness and fulfillment that we deserve. I strongly feel that effective therapy is dependent on a good fit between a client and clinician where collaboration is encouraged. I believe it is best to tailor my therapeutic approach based on the individual's goals, personality, and lifestyle. It is my priority to create a safe space and nonjudgmental environment where people can gain clarity, self- awarenss, empowerment and overcome personal challenges.
(734) 469-5133 View (734) 469-5133
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Joshua Ehrlich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Life can be hard. Young people face a number of challenges-- family stresses, anxiety about growing older and separating from parents, peer pressure, the lure of substances. As adults, we also face painful stressors-- divorce, for example, losses, aging. We can become stuck, overwhelmed, and confused. In my work with adolescents and adults, I offer an engaged, intensive approach that will allow us to understand how longstanding dysfunctional patterns and beliefs affect your daily life. Specialized training and decades of experience have taught me that the better we understand ourselves, the better we can handle challenges and implement adaptive solutions.
Life can be hard. Young people face a number of challenges-- family stresses, anxiety about growing older and separating from parents, peer pressure, the lure of substances. As adults, we also face painful stressors-- divorce, for example, losses, aging. We can become stuck, overwhelmed, and confused. In my work with adolescents and adults, I offer an engaged, intensive approach that will allow us to understand how longstanding dysfunctional patterns and beliefs affect your daily life. Specialized training and decades of experience have taught me that the better we understand ourselves, the better we can handle challenges and implement adaptive solutions.
(734) 663-7839 View (734) 663-7839
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Robert P Cohen
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Psychotherapy, if done well, provides participants with the gift of self-understanding. That self understanding, I have found, comes from the experience of being listened to and understood by a sensitive and knowledgeable therapist. But in addition, psychotherapy needs to practically address problems. I have extensive training in contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, which allows me to help patients understand themselves more deeply; often this produces profound changes. But when problems require practical techniques, I integrate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and humanistic approaches.
Psychotherapy, if done well, provides participants with the gift of self-understanding. That self understanding, I have found, comes from the experience of being listened to and understood by a sensitive and knowledgeable therapist. But in addition, psychotherapy needs to practically address problems. I have extensive training in contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, which allows me to help patients understand themselves more deeply; often this produces profound changes. But when problems require practical techniques, I integrate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and humanistic approaches.
(734) 506-6268 View (734) 506-6268
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Patricia Fero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108  (Online Only)
I can be helpful to individuals who are wanting to understand themselves better and are invested in their personal growth. Sometimes people are aware of issues that keep showing up, but have been unable to work through them alone. Sometimes a crisis occurs that acts as a catalyst for seeking professional guidance. Often symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia interfere with enjoyment. Frequently relationships are not working well and support in resolving conflicts and communication skills can be crucial. I have over 30 years experience in helping individuals and couples grow and increase their happiness and well being.
I can be helpful to individuals who are wanting to understand themselves better and are invested in their personal growth. Sometimes people are aware of issues that keep showing up, but have been unable to work through them alone. Sometimes a crisis occurs that acts as a catalyst for seeking professional guidance. Often symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia interfere with enjoyment. Frequently relationships are not working well and support in resolving conflicts and communication skills can be crucial. I have over 30 years experience in helping individuals and couples grow and increase their happiness and well being.
(734) 956-0908 View (734) 956-0908
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Dan Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Life can be painful; we often lose sight of ourselves and the things that matter to us most while we try to manage our distress the best we can. As your therapist I will help you find your path to a fulfilling, authentic, and meaningful life, even when faced with the suffering that life undoubtedly brings. I believe therapy should be a safe and affirming space for you to explore the context of your troubles, recognize your strengths, and find a path to healing, connection, and value.
Life can be painful; we often lose sight of ourselves and the things that matter to us most while we try to manage our distress the best we can. As your therapist I will help you find your path to a fulfilling, authentic, and meaningful life, even when faced with the suffering that life undoubtedly brings. I believe therapy should be a safe and affirming space for you to explore the context of your troubles, recognize your strengths, and find a path to healing, connection, and value.
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Stephanie Rosales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Life is full of transitions that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and desiring greater personal well-being. I treat individuals and couples with acceptance and respect. I approach treatment from a mindfulness perspective, based on client's personal situations, strengths and chosen goals. My style is warm, solution-focused, and supports the courageous decisions of people to explore who they are and who they want to become.
Life is full of transitions that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and desiring greater personal well-being. I treat individuals and couples with acceptance and respect. I approach treatment from a mindfulness perspective, based on client's personal situations, strengths and chosen goals. My style is warm, solution-focused, and supports the courageous decisions of people to explore who they are and who they want to become.
(734) 707-1136 View (734) 707-1136
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Ann Arbor Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Purcell has been helping adults, adolescents, couples and families improve their relationships; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; work through trauma, grief, and loss; overcome addictions; and navigate major life transitions like divorce and career change. Whether you are currently facing a crisis or simply want to improve the way you function in everyday life, Dr. Purcell has the training, skills and experience to assist you.
For over 20 years, Dr. Stephen Purcell has been helping adults, adolescents, couples and families improve their relationships; cope with stress, anxiety and depression; work through trauma, grief, and loss; overcome addictions; and navigate major life transitions like divorce and career change. Whether you are currently facing a crisis or simply want to improve the way you function in everyday life, Dr. Purcell has the training, skills and experience to assist you.
(734) 619-8125 View (734) 619-8125
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Tristan Woodsmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I believe people heal and grow through relationships and insight. I love working with curious clients who are interested in self-discovery. I use Internal Family Systems, Compassion-Based Mindfulness, and other evidence-based tools to help my clients navigate their process of self-exploration, resolve trauma, and accomplish their goals. I believe therapy is an opportunity to explore what is unsaid or undiscovered in our experience. I am a sex-positive therapist and I welcome members from LGBTQIA, Poly, and Kink communities.
I believe people heal and grow through relationships and insight. I love working with curious clients who are interested in self-discovery. I use Internal Family Systems, Compassion-Based Mindfulness, and other evidence-based tools to help my clients navigate their process of self-exploration, resolve trauma, and accomplish their goals. I believe therapy is an opportunity to explore what is unsaid or undiscovered in our experience. I am a sex-positive therapist and I welcome members from LGBTQIA, Poly, and Kink communities.
(734) 371-8758 View (734) 371-8758
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M. Douglas Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
An important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the rapport and ease you have in discussing your issues and concerns with your therapist. I believe the right fit between the client and therapist is in large part a function of the flexibility in approach and ways of intervening with you as an individual client. I see the therapeutic relationship as being a collaborative partnership that is outcome focused in addressing your issues and concerns. The emphasis is on doing what is most effective in moving you toward your desired outcomes in the least amount of time possible.
An important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the rapport and ease you have in discussing your issues and concerns with your therapist. I believe the right fit between the client and therapist is in large part a function of the flexibility in approach and ways of intervening with you as an individual client. I see the therapeutic relationship as being a collaborative partnership that is outcome focused in addressing your issues and concerns. The emphasis is on doing what is most effective in moving you toward your desired outcomes in the least amount of time possible.
(734) 645-5349 View (734) 645-5349
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Julie Boster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
You are not alone. Change is possible. I am honored and excited to walk beside you during your process of change. It is a difficult decision to choose therapy. I welcome you without judgement and with a great deal of hope. I empower my clients to find their strength and voice through compassionate listening and empathy. I am a licensed Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health field. I have a deep passion for helping people with drug/alcohol addiction, no matter their stage of change. I enjoy working with older aged adolescents, adults, families and couples.
You are not alone. Change is possible. I am honored and excited to walk beside you during your process of change. It is a difficult decision to choose therapy. I welcome you without judgement and with a great deal of hope. I empower my clients to find their strength and voice through compassionate listening and empathy. I am a licensed Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health field. I have a deep passion for helping people with drug/alcohol addiction, no matter their stage of change. I enjoy working with older aged adolescents, adults, families and couples.
(734) 725-2185 View (734) 725-2185

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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.