Infidelity Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Ginger Newman Gialanella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with how to move forward after a major change in your life? Are you feeling alone, scared, or overwhelmed? Are you feeling stuck or disconnected in your relationships, unsure of how to feel connected again? I enjoy supporting individuals and couples navigate the expected and unexpected changes and transitions that inevitably come up in life, including healing from betrayal or infidelity, navigating divorce/relationship transitions, and coping with a diagnosis of cancer. Adjusting to uncertainties and changes in life can feel isolating and unsettling, but you do not have to do it alone, having support can help.
Are you struggling with how to move forward after a major change in your life? Are you feeling alone, scared, or overwhelmed? Are you feeling stuck or disconnected in your relationships, unsure of how to feel connected again? I enjoy supporting individuals and couples navigate the expected and unexpected changes and transitions that inevitably come up in life, including healing from betrayal or infidelity, navigating divorce/relationship transitions, and coping with a diagnosis of cancer. Adjusting to uncertainties and changes in life can feel isolating and unsettling, but you do not have to do it alone, having support can help.
(919) 587-8792 View (919) 587-8792
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Joseph Wallace Barnes III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
There comes a point in life where you have tried all you can try alone. Maybe you have been fighting a battle by yourself and now you are looking for an army. Maybe at this point in your life, you are ready to embark on a new journey, with help and assistance. This is where I come in. Together we will work to repair what you feel is damaged, and strengthen what you feel is weak, so that we can fight and win this battle together. My ideal clients are those in a marriage, relationship, or partnership and are working to stay together. As a team, we will work through challenges, misdirected feelings, emotions, infidelity, and change.
There comes a point in life where you have tried all you can try alone. Maybe you have been fighting a battle by yourself and now you are looking for an army. Maybe at this point in your life, you are ready to embark on a new journey, with help and assistance. This is where I come in. Together we will work to repair what you feel is damaged, and strengthen what you feel is weak, so that we can fight and win this battle together. My ideal clients are those in a marriage, relationship, or partnership and are working to stay together. As a team, we will work through challenges, misdirected feelings, emotions, infidelity, and change.
(919) 502-7501 View (919) 502-7501
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Beth Luwandi Lofstrom
Counselor, MA, LPCC, DARTT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
Relationship struggles feel terrible and confusing even for smart, successful people. Big issues like infidelity or the threat of break-up make it hard to even think straight. Continued disappointment, the same conflict on repeat, or never feeling heard take an enormous toll. We'll practice a method for recovery that minimizes your suffering and brings clarity and real healing. It IS possible to repair, build, and sustain a satisfying and healthy love relationship even after destructive patterns or tremendous pressure. A cherishing love relationship is your birthright. Let me help you make that happen.
Relationship struggles feel terrible and confusing even for smart, successful people. Big issues like infidelity or the threat of break-up make it hard to even think straight. Continued disappointment, the same conflict on repeat, or never feeling heard take an enormous toll. We'll practice a method for recovery that minimizes your suffering and brings clarity and real healing. It IS possible to repair, build, and sustain a satisfying and healthy love relationship even after destructive patterns or tremendous pressure. A cherishing love relationship is your birthright. Let me help you make that happen.
(513) 718-2963 View (513) 718-2963
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Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CMAT, CPTT, LCSW
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
(919) 746-7779 View (919) 746-7779
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Redonno Carmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27616  (Online Only)
It's inevitable - couples will experience challenges in their relationship, and become overwhelmed by them. Like many of my clients, you may find you're emotionally distant, stuck in ongoing arguments, engaging in destructive language, hurt from acts of betrayal, or dealing with patterns of interactions that diminish love, security, and connection. The attempts to "fix it," or re-connect, are at times promising but don't last long. If you've found yourself in this place, struggling to find hope where it once existed, reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating because you're not sure if it will be worth it, or helpful.
It's inevitable - couples will experience challenges in their relationship, and become overwhelmed by them. Like many of my clients, you may find you're emotionally distant, stuck in ongoing arguments, engaging in destructive language, hurt from acts of betrayal, or dealing with patterns of interactions that diminish love, security, and connection. The attempts to "fix it," or re-connect, are at times promising but don't last long. If you've found yourself in this place, struggling to find hope where it once existed, reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating because you're not sure if it will be worth it, or helpful.
(919) 504-5492 View (919) 504-5492
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James McCracken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, families and individuals who are seeking support and guidance with relationship distress, premarital, discernment, infidelity recovery, divorce recovery and co-parenting counseling needs. I privilege individual healing and growth within a framework for healthy relationships (“Humanistic-Relational” approach). For over 20 years, I have helped clients heal from relationship distress, trauma & PTSD, depression and addictions, and grow into better relationships with themselves and each other. Additionally, I enjoy providing therapy and consultation to therapists with similar interests.
I work with couples, families and individuals who are seeking support and guidance with relationship distress, premarital, discernment, infidelity recovery, divorce recovery and co-parenting counseling needs. I privilege individual healing and growth within a framework for healthy relationships (“Humanistic-Relational” approach). For over 20 years, I have helped clients heal from relationship distress, trauma & PTSD, depression and addictions, and grow into better relationships with themselves and each other. Additionally, I enjoy providing therapy and consultation to therapists with similar interests.
(919) 883-5637 View (919) 883-5637
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My-Therapist, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27602
Our caring therapists can help you reduce the risks of infidelity, breakup, and divorce.
At My-Therapist, we are a compassionate and dedicated team of licensed therapists with years of experience in the field of mental health. We are committed to helping individuals and couples achieve their emotional well-being through evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
Our caring therapists can help you reduce the risks of infidelity, breakup, and divorce.
At My-Therapist, we are a compassionate and dedicated team of licensed therapists with years of experience in the field of mental health. We are committed to helping individuals and couples achieve their emotional well-being through evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
(919) 893-0602 View (919) 893-0602
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Hope Again Counseling, Susan Steier
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27608
I am licensed for Telehealth in Florida. Helping couples is a passion for me as it's the most important relationship in an individual's life. This growth is often painful and joyful but worth it! I also work with partners of sexual addiction/infidelity to aid in healing from the trauma, setting boundaries and the process of formal therapeutic disclosure (including polygraphs where desired). I have completed Module 1 of IITAP Certified Partner Trauma Therapist Training for betrayed partners as well as Level 1 Gottman Method Training for Couples work. I am currently in training to provide Brainspotting.
I am licensed for Telehealth in Florida. Helping couples is a passion for me as it's the most important relationship in an individual's life. This growth is often painful and joyful but worth it! I also work with partners of sexual addiction/infidelity to aid in healing from the trauma, setting boundaries and the process of formal therapeutic disclosure (including polygraphs where desired). I have completed Module 1 of IITAP Certified Partner Trauma Therapist Training for betrayed partners as well as Level 1 Gottman Method Training for Couples work. I am currently in training to provide Brainspotting.
(704) 703-7509 View (704) 703-7509
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Wendy Lehnertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe it's not only important but essential for individuals and couples to have a safe, non-judgemental space to share and work through problems. I have nearly twenty years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with destructive relationship patterns, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sexual and intimacy disruptions (such as infidelity, sexual addiction, past sexual abuse, etc), trauma and abuse, domestic violence, depression, and grief.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe it's not only important but essential for individuals and couples to have a safe, non-judgemental space to share and work through problems. I have nearly twenty years of experience working with individuals and couples struggling with destructive relationship patterns, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sexual and intimacy disruptions (such as infidelity, sexual addiction, past sexual abuse, etc), trauma and abuse, domestic violence, depression, and grief.
(919) 343-9011 View (919) 343-9011
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Leah Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Maybe you have experienced betrayal on behalf of your partner, maybe you are coping with infertility, or maybe you are longing for the emotional connection you once felt with your partner. Relationships can be difficult, and investing in your relationship through couples’ therapy is a vulnerable and commendable step in the right direction. I am passionate about working with women and couples dealing with infertility/difficulty with family building, helping couples recover from a rupture in the relationship, or rediscovering the connection that once was.
Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Maybe you have experienced betrayal on behalf of your partner, maybe you are coping with infertility, or maybe you are longing for the emotional connection you once felt with your partner. Relationships can be difficult, and investing in your relationship through couples’ therapy is a vulnerable and commendable step in the right direction. I am passionate about working with women and couples dealing with infertility/difficulty with family building, helping couples recover from a rupture in the relationship, or rediscovering the connection that once was.
(984) 409-7330 View (984) 409-7330
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Susan Lester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
I believe that your behaviors, choices, struggles and symptoms make sense within the context of your story and environment and I would be honored to walk with you on your healing journey. I became passionate about offering hope and healing to others through my own story of brokenness. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples who are struggling with issues related to PTSD/trauma, betrayal trauma, relationship issues, separation/divorce, addiction/codependency, co-occurring disorders, parenting, embodiment, grief/loss, mindfulness, anxiety/depression, attachment, family issues, sexuality, shame and spiritual concerns/abuse.
(919) 728-0735 View (919) 728-0735
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Awakenings Counseling for Couples and Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Do you need online couples counseling, online sex therapy or online marriage counseling near me? Do you feel a lack of sexual desire? Are you missing appreciation? Fighting over sexual frequency? Does he stonewall? Does she not stop criticizing? Anxious and having trust issues because of infidelity? Relationships need both emotional connection, intimacy and sex to be happy. We help repair affairs. Stop the fighting. Stop the criticism and withdrawing. Build a deeper connection, trust, & better communication. Feel love again. We treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, low libido, frequency discrepancy.
Do you need online couples counseling, online sex therapy or online marriage counseling near me? Do you feel a lack of sexual desire? Are you missing appreciation? Fighting over sexual frequency? Does he stonewall? Does she not stop criticizing? Anxious and having trust issues because of infidelity? Relationships need both emotional connection, intimacy and sex to be happy. We help repair affairs. Stop the fighting. Stop the criticism and withdrawing. Build a deeper connection, trust, & better communication. Feel love again. We treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia, low libido, frequency discrepancy.
(984) 205-4614 View (984) 205-4614
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Christian Counseling Associates Raleigh
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
We deal with trauma and infidelity with many couples.
Dr. Mike and Rhonda Garrett provide trusted Christian counseling and life coaching for individuals and couples in North Raleigh, NC. We specialize in marriages, communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, sexual addiction, trauma (EMDR), spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, grief and repairing and restoring relationships. We also offer adolescent and adult individual therapy and cover a broad range of needs and requests. Over 35 years of marriage, counseling, and ministry experience.
We deal with trauma and infidelity with many couples.
Dr. Mike and Rhonda Garrett provide trusted Christian counseling and life coaching for individuals and couples in North Raleigh, NC. We specialize in marriages, communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, sexual addiction, trauma (EMDR), spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, grief and repairing and restoring relationships. We also offer adolescent and adult individual therapy and cover a broad range of needs and requests. Over 35 years of marriage, counseling, and ministry experience.
(919) 439-6343 View (919) 439-6343
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Lucille (Lucy) Keenan
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27605
I can help you find your way through infertility, grief, and infidelity.
If you are feeling troubled, I'll help you sort out why you are having difficulty, develop a clear sense of the obstacles that stand in your way, and assist you in finding solutions. Maybe you're ready to make big changes in your life, or looking for support through a stressful time and a place to understand your feelings so you can know what decisions to make. I find joy, both assisting someone to enjoy life fully and realize their true potential, and in helping couples-in-crisis reconnect and find the place of healing that allows a secure and loving connection.
I can help you find your way through infertility, grief, and infidelity.
If you are feeling troubled, I'll help you sort out why you are having difficulty, develop a clear sense of the obstacles that stand in your way, and assist you in finding solutions. Maybe you're ready to make big changes in your life, or looking for support through a stressful time and a place to understand your feelings so you can know what decisions to make. I find joy, both assisting someone to enjoy life fully and realize their true potential, and in helping couples-in-crisis reconnect and find the place of healing that allows a secure and loving connection.
(919) 913-8194 View (919) 913-8194
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Jenna Little
Counselor, MA, MS, LCMHCA, RDN, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Our bodies hold our story therefore making them a very important process of healing and thriving. The experience of living connected to your whole being as you heal, grow and live fully alive is possible. I work well with clients seeking an integrative, trauma informed, holistic wellness approach to therapy. I love helping clients become empowered and connected to their story, body, choices and voice. Bringing the body into the process of healing is powerful and kind. I work with trauma, grief, betrayal trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, embodiment work, nervous system support, spiritual trauma, and life transitions.
Our bodies hold our story therefore making them a very important process of healing and thriving. The experience of living connected to your whole being as you heal, grow and live fully alive is possible. I work well with clients seeking an integrative, trauma informed, holistic wellness approach to therapy. I love helping clients become empowered and connected to their story, body, choices and voice. Bringing the body into the process of healing is powerful and kind. I work with trauma, grief, betrayal trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, embodiment work, nervous system support, spiritual trauma, and life transitions.
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Alison York
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27608  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals dealing with infidelity, loss, marital issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship struggles.
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
I work with couples and individuals dealing with infidelity, loss, marital issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship struggles.
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
(919) 670-5075 View (919) 670-5075
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Taylor Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP-P
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Waitlist for new clients
Couples who are struggling in their relationship with trust/betrayal, communication, and intimacy may often feel as if they are on a completely different page from their partner. My goal is to help you reconnect in your relationship, communicate better, and get back to a place of comfort and support. I also work with adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions/adjustment, poor interpersonal relationships, and stress. I strive to help you better understand your past experiences and the influence this is having on your life now. I balance process oriented work with skills needed to make changes now.
Couples who are struggling in their relationship with trust/betrayal, communication, and intimacy may often feel as if they are on a completely different page from their partner. My goal is to help you reconnect in your relationship, communicate better, and get back to a place of comfort and support. I also work with adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions/adjustment, poor interpersonal relationships, and stress. I strive to help you better understand your past experiences and the influence this is having on your life now. I balance process oriented work with skills needed to make changes now.
(919) 899-4704 View (919) 899-4704
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Levi Galford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604
Levi Galford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A) in the state of North Carolina. He has years of experience helping adults and couples to overcome concerns related to anxiety, depression, stress management, grief, life transitions, anger, infidelity, communication issues, and other life stressors.
Levi Galford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A) in the state of North Carolina. He has years of experience helping adults and couples to overcome concerns related to anxiety, depression, stress management, grief, life transitions, anger, infidelity, communication issues, and other life stressors.
(984) 646-5381 View (984) 646-5381
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Gosha Stanchak
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, QS, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where healing begins and hope thrives. If you struggle with trauma-related issues, such as complex / attachment / betrayal trauma, traumatic grief, migration grief, interpersonal trauma, or PTSD, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward healing and resilience. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate the challenges of trauma and reclaim their lives with courage and strength. My therapeutic approach is experiential and grounded in empathy, authenticity, and compassion. I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for healing. I tailor my approach to meet
Welcome to a safe space where healing begins and hope thrives. If you struggle with trauma-related issues, such as complex / attachment / betrayal trauma, traumatic grief, migration grief, interpersonal trauma, or PTSD, I'm here to guide you on your journey toward healing and resilience. My passion lies in helping individuals navigate the challenges of trauma and reclaim their lives with courage and strength. My therapeutic approach is experiential and grounded in empathy, authenticity, and compassion. I believe in the power of building a trusting therapeutic relationship as the foundation for healing. I tailor my approach to meet
(252) 297-6681 View (252) 297-6681
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Julian Crespo
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I am also an assistant professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and a clinical supervisor. I have been able to help many couples and families acquire the necessary skills needed to cope with very real relational problems (e.g., communication issues, infidelity, and power dynamics). I also help individuals from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, acculturation, and discrimination/oppression issues. I am committed to offering you a safe space where you can grow.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I am also an assistant professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and a clinical supervisor. I have been able to help many couples and families acquire the necessary skills needed to cope with very real relational problems (e.g., communication issues, infidelity, and power dynamics). I also help individuals from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, acculturation, and discrimination/oppression issues. I am committed to offering you a safe space where you can grow.
(919) 443-6170 View (919) 443-6170
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.