Infidelity Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Nashville Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, JD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37219  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy addresses problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink. I am passionate about helping clients overcome the issues that affect their sexuality so that they more fully enjoy life.
As a sex therapist, I specialize in treating sexual issues. These often include relationship challenges and sexual problems such as lack of desire/low libido, difficulty with arousal, premature ejaculation and trouble reaching orgasm. Anxiety about sexual performance, lost intimacy, sexual abuse, infidelity, menopause, illness and aging can also interfere with sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy addresses problematic or illegal sexual behaviors, sexual compulsivity, paraphilias and fetishes. Clients benefit from exploring issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, asexuality, polyamory and kink. I am passionate about helping clients overcome the issues that affect their sexuality so that they more fully enjoy life.
(615) 651-6590 View (615) 651-6590
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Joash Koh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, TLMFT, MMFT, MAPC, EFT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
I curate my sessions to help you navigate these difficulties, allowing you to live with a greater sense of safety, connection, and satisfaction. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationships and intimacy. With years of clinical experience, I help clients to heal from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, feeling stuck, or relationship issues, including infidelity, complex trauma, and abuse. I have many years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals and couples. My clients love my authenticity and healing space to nourish and grow in a safe space that aligns with their goals and values.
I curate my sessions to help you navigate these difficulties, allowing you to live with a greater sense of safety, connection, and satisfaction. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relationships and intimacy. With years of clinical experience, I help clients to heal from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, feeling stuck, or relationship issues, including infidelity, complex trauma, and abuse. I have many years of clinical experience working with diverse individuals and couples. My clients love my authenticity and healing space to nourish and grow in a safe space that aligns with their goals and values.
(615) 845-6236 View (615) 845-6236
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Dr. Dwight A. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
I provide premarital counseling,"tune-ups," infidelity recovery as well as individual counseling to those struggling from past psychological neglect (abuse, trauma), all at a pace that honors your particular orientation, heritage and capacity.
Couples, have you grown apart, longing for a deeper connection that's not in sight? Do you occasionally question if your partner really is there for you? Are you feeling controlled and unappreciated despite all you do? If so, there is hope.The gift of therapy coupled with your unique way of caring for yourself, (mind, body, spirit) can radically shift your dynamic. Those planning to marry can explore hot topics and hone tools to avoid common intimacy pitfalls before the marital journey begins.
I provide premarital counseling,"tune-ups," infidelity recovery as well as individual counseling to those struggling from past psychological neglect (abuse, trauma), all at a pace that honors your particular orientation, heritage and capacity.
Couples, have you grown apart, longing for a deeper connection that's not in sight? Do you occasionally question if your partner really is there for you? Are you feeling controlled and unappreciated despite all you do? If so, there is hope.The gift of therapy coupled with your unique way of caring for yourself, (mind, body, spirit) can radically shift your dynamic. Those planning to marry can explore hot topics and hone tools to avoid common intimacy pitfalls before the marital journey begins.
(615) 716-0379 View (615) 716-0379
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John Fite
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Has your world been shattered by a betrayal or substance abuse in your relationship? Are you feeling the loneliness of a relationship where long term gridlock and hurt have destroyed the warmth? I am a highly trained expert with decades of experience in helping couples at all stages of life recover the connection and emotional intimacy they crave, My specialty is all things relationship-whether single and dating, pre-marital, starting a family, empty nest or starting over. There is personal and science-based help available in a positive atmosphere. Discernment counseling is available to help couples carefully decide what's next.
Has your world been shattered by a betrayal or substance abuse in your relationship? Are you feeling the loneliness of a relationship where long term gridlock and hurt have destroyed the warmth? I am a highly trained expert with decades of experience in helping couples at all stages of life recover the connection and emotional intimacy they crave, My specialty is all things relationship-whether single and dating, pre-marital, starting a family, empty nest or starting over. There is personal and science-based help available in a positive atmosphere. Discernment counseling is available to help couples carefully decide what's next.
(615) 745-1141 View (615) 745-1141
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Jennifer Schaap
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
I specialize in trauma, couples, and infidelity.
My goal is to help you love yourself for who you truly are. This can take the form of identifying who you truly are rather than attempting to fit into the boxes you feel others want you to be. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. And helping couples reconnect and understand each other deeper to stop the same arguments from occurring . I want to help you feel more confident navigating the world while feeling safe, less anxious, and able to stop those constant negative thoughts that can be paralyzing at times. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and other trauma modalities
I specialize in trauma, couples, and infidelity.
My goal is to help you love yourself for who you truly are. This can take the form of identifying who you truly are rather than attempting to fit into the boxes you feel others want you to be. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. And helping couples reconnect and understand each other deeper to stop the same arguments from occurring . I want to help you feel more confident navigating the world while feeling safe, less anxious, and able to stop those constant negative thoughts that can be paralyzing at times. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and other trauma modalities
(727) 910-5324 View (727) 910-5324
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Kristen Rucker
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, APTT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
As an Associate Partner Trauma Therapist (IITAP) I have extensive experience working with betrayed partners of infidelity and sex addiction.
Life's too short to let anyone or anything steal your sparkle. I am here to help you find your voice, take your power back, rebuild trust in yourself, and learn to laugh again (even if it's at the absurdity of it all). I work best with clients wanting to be more self led, release heavy burdens, work on family-of-origin issues, or heal from trauma and PTSD.
As an Associate Partner Trauma Therapist (IITAP) I have extensive experience working with betrayed partners of infidelity and sex addiction.
Life's too short to let anyone or anything steal your sparkle. I am here to help you find your voice, take your power back, rebuild trust in yourself, and learn to laugh again (even if it's at the absurdity of it all). I work best with clients wanting to be more self led, release heavy burdens, work on family-of-origin issues, or heal from trauma and PTSD.
(629) 300-6228 View (629) 300-6228
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Jessie Gladden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-t
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
After experiencing my own life-changing therapeutic journey, it is my greatest honor to hold space for others during theirs. I enjoy working with adults, teens, couples and families to facilitate healing from trauma, codependency, eating disorders, addiction, anxiety, intimacy issues, maladaptive coping skills, partner betrayal, low self-worth and life transitions.
(615) 551-3659 View (615) 551-3659
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Sara Jane Tinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SEP®
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201  (Online Only)
Want restored self-worth, healthy patterns to get needs met, and a loving, authentic relationship? Desire more friends? Less over-thinking, over-reacting? Life in the present moment? Peace? End worry? I combine Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Work, & EMDR to help heal broken hearts & childhood wounds; or specific needs for recovery from stress, trauma, accidents, illness, assault, chronic pain, betrayal, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with couples, individuals, & the range of personality and mood disorders.
Want restored self-worth, healthy patterns to get needs met, and a loving, authentic relationship? Desire more friends? Less over-thinking, over-reacting? Life in the present moment? Peace? End worry? I combine Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Work, & EMDR to help heal broken hearts & childhood wounds; or specific needs for recovery from stress, trauma, accidents, illness, assault, chronic pain, betrayal, loss, infidelity, or breakups; easing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, PTSD & Complex Trauma, or addictive behaviors. I work with couples, individuals, & the range of personality and mood disorders.
(615) 488-6131 View (615) 488-6131
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Blakely Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Are you feeling lonely and disconnected in your relationship? Maybe struggling with whether or not to fix it or release it? It is a decision that can leave you paralyzed. Let me help you find clarity. Assessing where you are and what you want for your life is an important time to get some guidance. I enjoy working with clients who are navigating this decision as well as other major transitions; Healing a marriage, divorce adjustment, a new empty nest, blending a step-family, recovering from infidelity, or any other family issue. Let's work together to develop a plan to improve the areas of your life that are making you feel stuck.
Are you feeling lonely and disconnected in your relationship? Maybe struggling with whether or not to fix it or release it? It is a decision that can leave you paralyzed. Let me help you find clarity. Assessing where you are and what you want for your life is an important time to get some guidance. I enjoy working with clients who are navigating this decision as well as other major transitions; Healing a marriage, divorce adjustment, a new empty nest, blending a step-family, recovering from infidelity, or any other family issue. Let's work together to develop a plan to improve the areas of your life that are making you feel stuck.
(615) 631-4279 View (615) 631-4279
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Dr. D. Lee McGahey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CISD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
Throughout my life, I have walked through so many areas: addiction, anxiety, depression, esteem issues, grief and loss, gender identity, infidelity in relationships, self-doubt and self-sabotage.
Hey there, most of my patients just call me "Doc" to keep it simple. My specialty areas include anxiety, relationship issues for couples, PTSD, & gastric bypass evaluations. Listen, life does not have to hurt ALL the time, & it is way too short to STAY unhappy & overwhelmed. You have the power to take back control of your life, job, family, & future. Rome, as great a city as it was in its prime, was not built in a day; it took time & a "plan". Together, we can develop a "plan" to get to the greatness inside you. Success is achievable; you just need the right coach. Call or email today & let me help you.
Throughout my life, I have walked through so many areas: addiction, anxiety, depression, esteem issues, grief and loss, gender identity, infidelity in relationships, self-doubt and self-sabotage.
Hey there, most of my patients just call me "Doc" to keep it simple. My specialty areas include anxiety, relationship issues for couples, PTSD, & gastric bypass evaluations. Listen, life does not have to hurt ALL the time, & it is way too short to STAY unhappy & overwhelmed. You have the power to take back control of your life, job, family, & future. Rome, as great a city as it was in its prime, was not built in a day; it took time & a "plan". Together, we can develop a "plan" to get to the greatness inside you. Success is achievable; you just need the right coach. Call or email today & let me help you.
(615) 257-8457 View (615) 257-8457
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Amy Ridings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37207
I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in EMDR, SomEx, Partner Betrayal Trauma, breathwork and incorporate DBT skills into my sessions. I enjoy weaving ceremony and ritual into my work with an emphasis on grounding and somatic experiences. Using an attachment-focused lens, I work with clients to improve communication and connection in their relationships. I believe we are are interconnected species and everyone is capable of living a life of purpose and meaning in healthy relationship to themselves and others. The mind-body-spirit connection is the foundation of what I teach and practice.
I am a trauma-informed therapist trained in EMDR, SomEx, Partner Betrayal Trauma, breathwork and incorporate DBT skills into my sessions. I enjoy weaving ceremony and ritual into my work with an emphasis on grounding and somatic experiences. Using an attachment-focused lens, I work with clients to improve communication and connection in their relationships. I believe we are are interconnected species and everyone is capable of living a life of purpose and meaning in healthy relationship to themselves and others. The mind-body-spirit connection is the foundation of what I teach and practice.
(615) 813-6384 View (615) 813-6384
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Jeannie Hankins Milan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Is your relationship suffering due to infidelity? Do you feel hopeless that what's been broken can't be respaired? Learn how to rebuild trust and intimacy! I seek to work collaboratively with clients to help them learn new and healthier ways of relating to those around them and gain a greater ability to treat themselves and others with compassion. It takes courage to step into the therapy room; I work to provide a disarming space for clients. My curiosity guides me as I get to know people for who they are and help clients learn to think, feel, and act in new productive ways in order for them to become the people they hope to be.
Is your relationship suffering due to infidelity? Do you feel hopeless that what's been broken can't be respaired? Learn how to rebuild trust and intimacy! I seek to work collaboratively with clients to help them learn new and healthier ways of relating to those around them and gain a greater ability to treat themselves and others with compassion. It takes courage to step into the therapy room; I work to provide a disarming space for clients. My curiosity guides me as I get to know people for who they are and help clients learn to think, feel, and act in new productive ways in order for them to become the people they hope to be.
(844) 234-3216 View (844) 234-3216
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Frank Bunner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209
Our life and relationship experiences can take us to places where we feel stuck, hopeless and overwhelmed. My therapy practice exists to provide a safe place for you to explore, listen, reconnect, and experience change. I have experience working with couples, individuals, and families who are dealing with disconnection in relationship, infidelity, unhealthy conflict, failures in communication, trauma, grief, divorce, depression, anxiety, and difficult life transitions. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic space where you can experience yourself and others in a new, hopeful, transformative way.
Our life and relationship experiences can take us to places where we feel stuck, hopeless and overwhelmed. My therapy practice exists to provide a safe place for you to explore, listen, reconnect, and experience change. I have experience working with couples, individuals, and families who are dealing with disconnection in relationship, infidelity, unhealthy conflict, failures in communication, trauma, grief, divorce, depression, anxiety, and difficult life transitions. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic space where you can experience yourself and others in a new, hopeful, transformative way.
(615) 265-6044 View (615) 265-6044
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Rich Gorman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
(615) 701-6879 View (615) 701-6879
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Britney Brown
MFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Whether you're navigating communication challenges, recovering from infidelity, or seeking support for unique relationship dynamics, I'm here to offer guidance and practical tools.
I specialize in helping couples overcome obstacles, strengthen bonds, fill communication gaps and rediscover joy in their relationship. With a compassionate approach and collaborative exploration, I help guide couples through challenges to find lasting solutions to create a fulfilling partnership.
Whether you're navigating communication challenges, recovering from infidelity, or seeking support for unique relationship dynamics, I'm here to offer guidance and practical tools.
I specialize in helping couples overcome obstacles, strengthen bonds, fill communication gaps and rediscover joy in their relationship. With a compassionate approach and collaborative exploration, I help guide couples through challenges to find lasting solutions to create a fulfilling partnership.
(629) 276-4792 View (629) 276-4792
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Bryan Holmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, MDiv, MBA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
Feeling stuck, wanting to make improvements in your life? Addictions, affairs, unhappy relationships, loss, grief, shame, sudden or permanent life changes -- I can help you gain understanding and relief, in a safe, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. It takes courage to try new ways of thinking and behaving in the quest to identify and fulfill unmet needs. I can accompany you through the process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, forgiveness, healing, personal growth and freedom.
Feeling stuck, wanting to make improvements in your life? Addictions, affairs, unhappy relationships, loss, grief, shame, sudden or permanent life changes -- I can help you gain understanding and relief, in a safe, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. It takes courage to try new ways of thinking and behaving in the quest to identify and fulfill unmet needs. I can accompany you through the process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, forgiveness, healing, personal growth and freedom.
(615) 246-0081 View (615) 246-0081
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Vanessa Pierre-Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my specializations include issues relating to day-to-day stressors, childhood trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression; pre-marital/post-marital counseling, conflict/infidelity; Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); families challenged with multi-generational conflict, blended families and parenting.
I believe when clients have a safe place with genuine understanding and free of judgement, they are able to be their true selves and do their best work. With support and some guidance, clients have the opportunity to rediscover their strengths, build self-awareness and experience true connection which can lead to a life of purpose and fulfillment. I believe if you are willing, you have the ability to take action and kindle the fire inside of you to kick-start the changes you want to see in your life. I am passionate about helping to empower you to achieve your goals by bringing hope and possibility through psychotherapy.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my specializations include issues relating to day-to-day stressors, childhood trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression; pre-marital/post-marital counseling, conflict/infidelity; Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); families challenged with multi-generational conflict, blended families and parenting.
I believe when clients have a safe place with genuine understanding and free of judgement, they are able to be their true selves and do their best work. With support and some guidance, clients have the opportunity to rediscover their strengths, build self-awareness and experience true connection which can lead to a life of purpose and fulfillment. I believe if you are willing, you have the ability to take action and kindle the fire inside of you to kick-start the changes you want to see in your life. I am passionate about helping to empower you to achieve your goals by bringing hope and possibility through psychotherapy.
(704) 461-0541 View (704) 461-0541
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Steven Stewart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
You can be emotionally and sexually intimate again, even after infidelity.
Making that initial contact is by far the hardest part. I appreciate you reaching out to me. Making it easy to discuss difficult topics is my job, and that happens by making sure you know you are in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. People may seek out counseling due to a wide variety of feelings: fear, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, sadness, confusion, apathy, heartbreak, grief, or any other aspect of the incredibly complex human experience. I'm honored to help you on your journey towards emotional recovery and growth. I try to keep costs reasonable and affordable.
You can be emotionally and sexually intimate again, even after infidelity.
Making that initial contact is by far the hardest part. I appreciate you reaching out to me. Making it easy to discuss difficult topics is my job, and that happens by making sure you know you are in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. People may seek out counseling due to a wide variety of feelings: fear, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, sadness, confusion, apathy, heartbreak, grief, or any other aspect of the incredibly complex human experience. I'm honored to help you on your journey towards emotional recovery and growth. I try to keep costs reasonable and affordable.
(931) 538-1055 View (931) 538-1055
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Danielle Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCMHSP, (Temp), NCC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
My focus areas include anxiety, shame, perfectionism, relational distress, addictions, betrayal trauma, and complicated grief.
Together, we can sift through your story — the delightful, confusing, painful, overwhelming, and sorrowful parts — to validate the struggle, expand awareness, repair the hurt, and practice new strategies toward a life of wholeness. The heart is a good place. I hope to have the privilege of helping tend to yours.
My focus areas include anxiety, shame, perfectionism, relational distress, addictions, betrayal trauma, and complicated grief.
Together, we can sift through your story — the delightful, confusing, painful, overwhelming, and sorrowful parts — to validate the struggle, expand awareness, repair the hurt, and practice new strategies toward a life of wholeness. The heart is a good place. I hope to have the privilege of helping tend to yours.
(615) 805-6057 View (615) 805-6057
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Diamond Dortch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
Whether working through infidelity, depression, life transitions, or anxiety, it is imperative that each individual, family, and couple feels heard, understood, and seen by me.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, the goal is not to "fix" the problem but rather create and reach the desired goal for the problem. Together, we will create treatment goals hosting you as the client/driver, and I, as the passenger there to encourage and guide you on your desired path for your life. Whatever the circumstance, let's work through it together for a better you!
Whether working through infidelity, depression, life transitions, or anxiety, it is imperative that each individual, family, and couple feels heard, understood, and seen by me.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, the goal is not to "fix" the problem but rather create and reach the desired goal for the problem. Together, we will create treatment goals hosting you as the client/driver, and I, as the passenger there to encourage and guide you on your desired path for your life. Whatever the circumstance, let's work through it together for a better you!
(629) 356-5726 View (629) 356-5726
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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.