Infidelity Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Kimberly Flemke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Some of my specialties include: Infidelity, Couple Therapy, Sex Therapy, Trauma, EMDR & Tapping, Communication Issues, and Conflict-Resolution.
I believe that we are all souls having a human experience. In that experience, we often discover parts of ourselves that are in need of deeper healing. I have special techniques I use with clients, such as EMDR & Tapping, that produce extremely FAST results in achieving change. I view intimate relationships as Sacred Contracts. I believe those contracts are full of opportunities for individuals to learn how to heal their personal triggers in order to emotionally & spiritually evolve. I firmly believe that therapy should be a transformational process, helping clients manifest the life & relationship their soul longs to experience!
Some of my specialties include: Infidelity, Couple Therapy, Sex Therapy, Trauma, EMDR & Tapping, Communication Issues, and Conflict-Resolution.
I believe that we are all souls having a human experience. In that experience, we often discover parts of ourselves that are in need of deeper healing. I have special techniques I use with clients, such as EMDR & Tapping, that produce extremely FAST results in achieving change. I view intimate relationships as Sacred Contracts. I believe those contracts are full of opportunities for individuals to learn how to heal their personal triggers in order to emotionally & spiritually evolve. I firmly believe that therapy should be a transformational process, helping clients manifest the life & relationship their soul longs to experience!
(215) 240-6716 View (215) 240-6716
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Marina Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
(610) 615-7965 View (610) 615-7965
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Dr. Sandra Shachar, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing trauma due to infidelity, sex and porn addiction, divorce and other stressful life events.
Relationships are my expertise area, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. While there is no "perfect partner", intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, in your 30's or retirement, you CAN feel understood by one another and have deep, joyful connection! With over 35 years of experience, my deep toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Couples sessions are 90 minutes; Individual 45 or 60 minutes).
I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing trauma due to infidelity, sex and porn addiction, divorce and other stressful life events.
Relationships are my expertise area, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. While there is no "perfect partner", intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, in your 30's or retirement, you CAN feel understood by one another and have deep, joyful connection! With over 35 years of experience, my deep toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Couples sessions are 90 minutes; Individual 45 or 60 minutes).
(215) 650-8779 View (215) 650-8779
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Nancy A. Vanore
MSN, APRN, BC, CISD, LLC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Areas of specialty include: developing communication strategies focused on improving relationships in step-families/blended families, and for individuals and couples. Additional areas of treatment include: counseling divorce/separation and break-up issues, infidelity, restructuring life following a loss, catastrophic event, managing cancer survivorship and developing coping strategies following life transitions (loss of job/graduating from college), supportive treatment for infertility struggles, as well as, treatment for anxiety, depression, and stress. My extensive nursing background, coupled with my Masters Degree therapy training and experience, have given me a deeper depth of empathy and understanding of life's challenges.
Areas of specialty include: developing communication strategies focused on improving relationships in step-families/blended families, and for individuals and couples. Additional areas of treatment include: counseling divorce/separation and break-up issues, infidelity, restructuring life following a loss, catastrophic event, managing cancer survivorship and developing coping strategies following life transitions (loss of job/graduating from college), supportive treatment for infertility struggles, as well as, treatment for anxiety, depression, and stress. My extensive nursing background, coupled with my Masters Degree therapy training and experience, have given me a deeper depth of empathy and understanding of life's challenges.
(610) 850-9542 View (610) 850-9542
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Jane Daniels Couples Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
As a Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in infidelity and trust issues, I understand the healing process, and what has to happen to make the marriage viable again.
You never expected your marriage would turn out this way. Trust issues, the trauma of betrayal… It’s almost as if you’re married to someone different. No one is sleeping, one of you is under a microscope while the other is a private detective. At the same time, fights have become unproductive; filled with accusations and denials. You’ve invested years into this relationship, and now the thought that this could be the end feels terrifying. Should you stay or call it quits? Neither option looks attractive. The pain is unbearable and you just want it to stop. The infidelity in your marriage has created a true emergency.
As a Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in infidelity and trust issues, I understand the healing process, and what has to happen to make the marriage viable again.
You never expected your marriage would turn out this way. Trust issues, the trauma of betrayal… It’s almost as if you’re married to someone different. No one is sleeping, one of you is under a microscope while the other is a private detective. At the same time, fights have become unproductive; filled with accusations and denials. You’ve invested years into this relationship, and now the thought that this could be the end feels terrifying. Should you stay or call it quits? Neither option looks attractive. The pain is unbearable and you just want it to stop. The infidelity in your marriage has created a true emergency.
(215) 544-2151 View (215) 544-2151
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Mark L Lee
Psychologist, PhD, EMDR, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19019  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with depression and anxiety and feeling lonely due to past hurt and wounds? Are you struggling with porn addiction, infidelity, or other forms of sexual addiction that conflict with your faith and moral values, and are you keeping your suffering in secret? You don’t have to face these problems alone. I am here to support your healing journey to find freedom and to live a fulfilling life. I am a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania. I offer online sessions. My specialties include trauma, sexual addiction, partner betrayal, phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, and grief and loss.
Are you dealing with depression and anxiety and feeling lonely due to past hurt and wounds? Are you struggling with porn addiction, infidelity, or other forms of sexual addiction that conflict with your faith and moral values, and are you keeping your suffering in secret? You don’t have to face these problems alone. I am here to support your healing journey to find freedom and to live a fulfilling life. I am a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania. I offer online sessions. My specialties include trauma, sexual addiction, partner betrayal, phobia, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, and grief and loss.
(717) 922-5131 View (717) 922-5131
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CityCouples Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Our therapists are experts in couple therapy who specialize in helping you restore emotional connection, process betrayal, work together, prepare for a transition, manage family expectations, and more.
You're going through a relationship crisis, feeling confused about how to get on the same page, or frustrated with the state of your connection. You remember when things were different, and you're ready to make changes that will get you on the path to the future you hope to have, together. We know how to help! We offer expert online therapy for couples in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Worldwide. Take a look at our available therapists at citycouples.net/meet-our-team. Our specialities include communication, betrayal recovery, ENM, LGBTQIA+ relationships, and more.
Our therapists are experts in couple therapy who specialize in helping you restore emotional connection, process betrayal, work together, prepare for a transition, manage family expectations, and more.
You're going through a relationship crisis, feeling confused about how to get on the same page, or frustrated with the state of your connection. You remember when things were different, and you're ready to make changes that will get you on the path to the future you hope to have, together. We know how to help! We offer expert online therapy for couples in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Worldwide. Take a look at our available therapists at citycouples.net/meet-our-team. Our specialities include communication, betrayal recovery, ENM, LGBTQIA+ relationships, and more.
(833) 204-3561 View (833) 204-3561
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Ernest R Flores
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19019
I teach skills to help couples heal from the wounds of cheating, infidelity, adultery, etc.
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
I teach skills to help couples heal from the wounds of cheating, infidelity, adultery, etc.
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
(267) 481-7964 View (267) 481-7964
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Suzanne M Gable
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CSCT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19113  (Online Only)
Has the compulsive use of pornography gotten in the way of having the connections you want to achieve in your life? Has your relationship been affected by adult content or chronic infidelity? Nowadays many people use adult content and can not recognize if they have a problem until it is brought to their attention by a loved one or they may have tried to unsuccessfully limit their use. Many people are simply just trying to escape from depression, anxiety or boredom. You may feel stuck, ashamed and embarrassed keeping this secret. Seeking help is the first step towards wellness.
Has the compulsive use of pornography gotten in the way of having the connections you want to achieve in your life? Has your relationship been affected by adult content or chronic infidelity? Nowadays many people use adult content and can not recognize if they have a problem until it is brought to their attention by a loved one or they may have tried to unsuccessfully limit their use. Many people are simply just trying to escape from depression, anxiety or boredom. You may feel stuck, ashamed and embarrassed keeping this secret. Seeking help is the first step towards wellness.
(857) 597-7028 View (857) 597-7028
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Christian Jordal
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice since 2004, working with individuals, couples, and families. I see clients for brief and extended periods of time, assisting them with issues including: depression; anxiety; sexual issues, communication and relationship difficulties; conflict resolution; trauma and attachment injuries; infidelity; adjustment issues related to separation, divorce, grief, and loss. I view issues contextually and address race, culture, gender, among others, in my work.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice since 2004, working with individuals, couples, and families. I see clients for brief and extended periods of time, assisting them with issues including: depression; anxiety; sexual issues, communication and relationship difficulties; conflict resolution; trauma and attachment injuries; infidelity; adjustment issues related to separation, divorce, grief, and loss. I view issues contextually and address race, culture, gender, among others, in my work.
(267) 388-4586 View (267) 388-4586
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Dr. Lauren Lawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Struggling in your marriage or relationship? Are you in need of couples or marriage counseling due to issues like infidelity or crossed boundaries? Relationships are challenging, especially when conflict is avoided, leading to built-up emotions and explosive moments. High emotions result in defensive walls, hindering problem-solving. If recurring problems leave you feeling stuck, let’s work together to break the cycle and foster healthier communication in your relationship.
Struggling in your marriage or relationship? Are you in need of couples or marriage counseling due to issues like infidelity or crossed boundaries? Relationships are challenging, especially when conflict is avoided, leading to built-up emotions and explosive moments. High emotions result in defensive walls, hindering problem-solving. If recurring problems leave you feeling stuck, let’s work together to break the cycle and foster healthier communication in your relationship.
(610) 795-9737 View (610) 795-9737
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Yolo Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19145  (Online Only)
We specialize in working with clients of all ages to help them deal with issues such as infidelity, communication, stress management, anger management, relationship building, sexuality, etc.
Our practice works with Black clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress management to process the origins of their concerns through a racially-sensitive lens. We also work with adult clients seeking to improve their relationships with self and others by helping them understand and process the impact of historical and generational racial trauma on their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends, and their partners.
We specialize in working with clients of all ages to help them deal with issues such as infidelity, communication, stress management, anger management, relationship building, sexuality, etc.
Our practice works with Black clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress management to process the origins of their concerns through a racially-sensitive lens. We also work with adult clients seeking to improve their relationships with self and others by helping them understand and process the impact of historical and generational racial trauma on their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends, and their partners.
(412) 419-0980 View (412) 419-0980
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Teena Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
(215) 999-6175 View (215) 999-6175
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Jennifer Lee Haney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, (MS), (AL), NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I have worked helping others through most of life's mess. I have helped couples overcome relationship issues such as poor trust, infidelity and co-parenting. For years I have assisted active duty service members and veterans with the challenges and decisions they face. I have provided bereavement support for groups and individuals dealing with the significant grief and loss. Every person has unique challenges and sometimes we deal with layers of life difficulties. I am no stranger to helping clients cope. I would be honored to assist you in working through your challenges and helping you reach your goal.
I have worked helping others through most of life's mess. I have helped couples overcome relationship issues such as poor trust, infidelity and co-parenting. For years I have assisted active duty service members and veterans with the challenges and decisions they face. I have provided bereavement support for groups and individuals dealing with the significant grief and loss. Every person has unique challenges and sometimes we deal with layers of life difficulties. I am no stranger to helping clients cope. I would be honored to assist you in working through your challenges and helping you reach your goal.
(484) 559-6763 View (484) 559-6763
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Laura Rathsmill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
As an EMDR-trained individual, relationship, and sex therapist with a masters in both Social Work and Human Sexuality, I work alongside clients to provide growth and healing using my unique skillset and a healthy dose of humor. I help couples navigate sexual concerns, communication issues, resentment, jealousy, and affairs. Additionally, I support couples and polycules around ethical nonmonogamy. I also use my knowledge as a sex therapist to aid individuals in navigating a range of sexuality-related challenges, including sexual dysfunction, gender, identity, desire, sexual trauma, and shame.
As an EMDR-trained individual, relationship, and sex therapist with a masters in both Social Work and Human Sexuality, I work alongside clients to provide growth and healing using my unique skillset and a healthy dose of humor. I help couples navigate sexual concerns, communication issues, resentment, jealousy, and affairs. Additionally, I support couples and polycules around ethical nonmonogamy. I also use my knowledge as a sex therapist to aid individuals in navigating a range of sexuality-related challenges, including sexual dysfunction, gender, identity, desire, sexual trauma, and shame.
(215) 770-0264 View (215) 770-0264
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Tiffany Culvert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130  (Online Only)
In couples work, I use the Gottman Method and am skilled at addressing communication, conflict, deep hurts, affairs, parenting struggles and navingating neurodivergence.
I offer virtual services and specialize in helping clients to overcome relationship challenges, manage anxiety and burnout, and find balance and boundaries. I also help clients to increase self love and compassion. In our work together, we can understand the root of the challenges you are facing, and discover more satisfying ways of living and engaging.
In couples work, I use the Gottman Method and am skilled at addressing communication, conflict, deep hurts, affairs, parenting struggles and navingating neurodivergence.
I offer virtual services and specialize in helping clients to overcome relationship challenges, manage anxiety and burnout, and find balance and boundaries. I also help clients to increase self love and compassion. In our work together, we can understand the root of the challenges you are facing, and discover more satisfying ways of living and engaging.
(484) 282-7039 View (484) 282-7039
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Dr. Nina A. Mendez-Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
Other Areas of expertise include working with anxiety, depression, relational challenges, physical and emotional infidelity, divorce, and marital/premarital work.
I am very excited that you are taking the next step in your healing journey! My name is Dr. MD and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience and training. I received my family therapy training at Drexel University where I received my doctorate degree. Since then, I have worked in a wide variety of settings, equipping me with a wealth of knowledge and experience helping clients deal with various challenges.
Other Areas of expertise include working with anxiety, depression, relational challenges, physical and emotional infidelity, divorce, and marital/premarital work.
I am very excited that you are taking the next step in your healing journey! My name is Dr. MD and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience and training. I received my family therapy training at Drexel University where I received my doctorate degree. Since then, I have worked in a wide variety of settings, equipping me with a wealth of knowledge and experience helping clients deal with various challenges.
(215) 337-2546 View (215) 337-2546
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Danny Silbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Couples work tends to revolve around intimacy, communication, parenting, and infidelity.
I am a psychodynamically-trained, interpersonally-oriented, and existentially curious practitioner. The therapy that I practice is relational in nature — I aim to work both through the lens of relationships and in relationship with patients. I am of the belief that what arises through therapeutic process is equally as important as the therapeutic outcomes.
Couples work tends to revolve around intimacy, communication, parenting, and infidelity.
I am a psychodynamically-trained, interpersonally-oriented, and existentially curious practitioner. The therapy that I practice is relational in nature — I aim to work both through the lens of relationships and in relationship with patients. I am of the belief that what arises through therapeutic process is equally as important as the therapeutic outcomes.
(215) 774-6167 View (215) 774-6167
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Kathryn Ewers LMFT, CST
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
This is a difficult time for you, and it probably feels difficult in many ways. I am here to support you and your partner(s) deal with issues of intimacy, mismatched sexual desires, infidelity, communication issues, sexual shame, boundaries within the relationship, navigating social stigmas while in a lgbtqai or interracial partnership, & more. My desire is to provide a warm and comfortable space for folx who struggle to fit into the heteronormative and eurocentric box. If you are seeking support, directness, & empathy to help identify the individual experiences that inform your relationships, please reach out.
This is a difficult time for you, and it probably feels difficult in many ways. I am here to support you and your partner(s) deal with issues of intimacy, mismatched sexual desires, infidelity, communication issues, sexual shame, boundaries within the relationship, navigating social stigmas while in a lgbtqai or interracial partnership, & more. My desire is to provide a warm and comfortable space for folx who struggle to fit into the heteronormative and eurocentric box. If you are seeking support, directness, & empathy to help identify the individual experiences that inform your relationships, please reach out.
(878) 216-0282 View (878) 216-0282
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Allie Monaco
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Areas of interest for individuals and couples: Relationship transitions (cohabiting, engagement, pre-marital counseling, etc.); Communication & conflict management; Processing and healing from break-ups/separation/divorce; Infidelity; Challenges with sexual desire/desire discrepancies; Sexual dysfunctions/disorders Increasing intimacy; Boundaries with family, friends, and partners; Understanding family dynamics; Exploring consensual non-monogamy; Religious trauma; Identity and sexuality after childbirth. I seek to provide an affirming practice that welcomes LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous/non-monogamous individuals, couples, and systems!
Areas of interest for individuals and couples: Relationship transitions (cohabiting, engagement, pre-marital counseling, etc.); Communication & conflict management; Processing and healing from break-ups/separation/divorce; Infidelity; Challenges with sexual desire/desire discrepancies; Sexual dysfunctions/disorders Increasing intimacy; Boundaries with family, friends, and partners; Understanding family dynamics; Exploring consensual non-monogamy; Religious trauma; Identity and sexuality after childbirth. I seek to provide an affirming practice that welcomes LGBTQIA+ and polyamorous/non-monogamous individuals, couples, and systems!
(484) 759-9142 View (484) 759-9142

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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.