Infidelity Therapists in Austin, TX

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Carolyn C Martin
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I specialize sexual assault recovery, infidelity recovery, pre-marital/marital counseling, anxiety/depression, and widow/widower grief.
Sometimes Change Is Hard. As humans we are much like butterflies. As the caterpillar works in the dark lonely cocoon to transform, its struggle gives it the strength to emerge and take flight. And sometimes that change is so hard for us humans that we need help. We may need encouragement, guidance, tools, feedback or a safe place to process. Seeking counseling or psychotherapy in Austin can be daunting. I have 30+ yrs providing mental health services. Together we will identify your goals, strengths and weakness. My goal is to guide, empower & encourage my clients to become their best selves with the most effective life skills.
I specialize sexual assault recovery, infidelity recovery, pre-marital/marital counseling, anxiety/depression, and widow/widower grief.
Sometimes Change Is Hard. As humans we are much like butterflies. As the caterpillar works in the dark lonely cocoon to transform, its struggle gives it the strength to emerge and take flight. And sometimes that change is so hard for us humans that we need help. We may need encouragement, guidance, tools, feedback or a safe place to process. Seeking counseling or psychotherapy in Austin can be daunting. I have 30+ yrs providing mental health services. Together we will identify your goals, strengths and weakness. My goal is to guide, empower & encourage my clients to become their best selves with the most effective life skills.
(512) 647-2456 View (512) 647-2456
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Brandee Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Trauma? Infidelity? Desire personal growth? Letting go of unhealthy or destructive ways of thinking - even when we know they aren't working - can be difficult and hurtful. With support, however, even the most challenging issues can be explored and addressed to help create a clearer path to the life/relationship you choose. Every person comes to therapy with a beautifully unique cultural background and personal history. I celebrate these individual differences. Ask about my specialized training for treating trauma! I am also a Board approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas.
Trauma? Infidelity? Desire personal growth? Letting go of unhealthy or destructive ways of thinking - even when we know they aren't working - can be difficult and hurtful. With support, however, even the most challenging issues can be explored and addressed to help create a clearer path to the life/relationship you choose. Every person comes to therapy with a beautifully unique cultural background and personal history. I celebrate these individual differences. Ask about my specialized training for treating trauma! I am also a Board approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas.
(512) 882-0402 View (512) 882-0402
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Dr. Michael Johnson
Psychologist, PhD, SPSB
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Problematic Sexual Behaviors often involve codependency, other addictions, depression, anxiety, infidelity, and relationship problems.
I specialize in the treatment individuals and couples dealing with sexual addiction (Problematic Sexual Behavior - PSB) and have for 20 years, treating hundreds of addicts and their partners. I am certified in treating sex addiction (S-PSB). PSBs reflect underlying problems in relationships, emotional attachment, affect management, and impulse control. Treatment engages the whole person, not merely suppression of problem behaviors. Therapy requires compassion, acceptance, and respect. I combine knowledge and wisdom with understanding, creativity, and humor in a down-to-earth, practical approach.
Problematic Sexual Behaviors often involve codependency, other addictions, depression, anxiety, infidelity, and relationship problems.
I specialize in the treatment individuals and couples dealing with sexual addiction (Problematic Sexual Behavior - PSB) and have for 20 years, treating hundreds of addicts and their partners. I am certified in treating sex addiction (S-PSB). PSBs reflect underlying problems in relationships, emotional attachment, affect management, and impulse control. Treatment engages the whole person, not merely suppression of problem behaviors. Therapy requires compassion, acceptance, and respect. I combine knowledge and wisdom with understanding, creativity, and humor in a down-to-earth, practical approach.
(737) 204-3352 View (737) 204-3352
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Kendall Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
It takes a great deal of courage to admit that something's askew in your life, so thank you for taking the first (and arguably) the most difficult step towards help. Hello, my name is Kendall Campbell and I specialize in helping couples communicate effectively, manage and resolve conflict, and move forward from two of the greatest challenges that can affect relationships: Infidelity and Addiction. I believe relationships of any kind can help us overcome life's challenges and even grow through shared understanding.
It takes a great deal of courage to admit that something's askew in your life, so thank you for taking the first (and arguably) the most difficult step towards help. Hello, my name is Kendall Campbell and I specialize in helping couples communicate effectively, manage and resolve conflict, and move forward from two of the greatest challenges that can affect relationships: Infidelity and Addiction. I believe relationships of any kind can help us overcome life's challenges and even grow through shared understanding.
(512) 831-4812 View (512) 831-4812
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Austin Men and Couples Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
With over 30 years of counseling experience, I am in the unique position to help you navigate through a myriad of issues such as anger, depression, addiction, infidelity, high conflict relationships and general life transitions.
If you are looking for a therapist chances are that you are in the midst of a significant loss, personal failure or the painful realization that your life is not what you hoped it would be-- aka the dark night of the soul. It is often these painful circumstances and events that propel us on a journey of self-discovery where we begin to live a more wholehearted and purposeful life. As your counselor, my job is provide you with support and guidance as you move beyond the pain and into your purpose.
With over 30 years of counseling experience, I am in the unique position to help you navigate through a myriad of issues such as anger, depression, addiction, infidelity, high conflict relationships and general life transitions.
If you are looking for a therapist chances are that you are in the midst of a significant loss, personal failure or the painful realization that your life is not what you hoped it would be-- aka the dark night of the soul. It is often these painful circumstances and events that propel us on a journey of self-discovery where we begin to live a more wholehearted and purposeful life. As your counselor, my job is provide you with support and guidance as you move beyond the pain and into your purpose.
(512) 399-1284 View (512) 399-1284
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Sex, Porn, Infidelity & Phone Addictions Help
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78729
Are you addicted to sex, porn, or online activities? Alter your thinking and habits to break your addiction. Save your relationship and your sex life/drive. I have a dozen years' experience working with all forms of client sex issues, infidelity, escorts, porn, sexting, online/anon sex, deviance, and shame. I can help you cope with sexual anxieties, body image, impotence. to be clear, I also help with general depression, anxiety, motivation, unemployment, gaming addiction. Nothing's shocking; excellent record of success within 10 sessions of work. You must be ready to put forth a sincere and serious effort. Honesty is paramount.
Are you addicted to sex, porn, or online activities? Alter your thinking and habits to break your addiction. Save your relationship and your sex life/drive. I have a dozen years' experience working with all forms of client sex issues, infidelity, escorts, porn, sexting, online/anon sex, deviance, and shame. I can help you cope with sexual anxieties, body image, impotence. to be clear, I also help with general depression, anxiety, motivation, unemployment, gaming addiction. Nothing's shocking; excellent record of success within 10 sessions of work. You must be ready to put forth a sincere and serious effort. Honesty is paramount.
(512) 969-2488 View (512) 969-2488
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Westlake Couples Counseling- Veronica Leal, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Do you and your partner desire clear communication and a meaningful connection? Want to get past arguing repeatedly about small trivial things? Has your relationship suffered from betrayal or addiction? I can help. I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist with over 15 years experience working exclusively with couples. I have a passion for working with couples at any stage of their relationship and specialize in couples counseling, marital & pre-marital therapy, relationship coaching and affair/betrayal recovery. During counseling sessions, couples learn to improve communication, manage conflict, and increase intimacy.
Do you and your partner desire clear communication and a meaningful connection? Want to get past arguing repeatedly about small trivial things? Has your relationship suffered from betrayal or addiction? I can help. I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist with over 15 years experience working exclusively with couples. I have a passion for working with couples at any stage of their relationship and specialize in couples counseling, marital & pre-marital therapy, relationship coaching and affair/betrayal recovery. During counseling sessions, couples learn to improve communication, manage conflict, and increase intimacy.
(737) 204-5931 View (737) 204-5931
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Amelia Canally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Hi and welcome! Therapy is a powerful and life changing force and the therapist client fit is the most important element in making therapy worthwhile and effective. Most clients who seek therapy with me are working through relationship issues (either old wounds from family of origin or current relationship issues), loneliness, parenting adjustments or struggles, loss, divorce or separation, connection challenges or relationship betrayal.
Hi and welcome! Therapy is a powerful and life changing force and the therapist client fit is the most important element in making therapy worthwhile and effective. Most clients who seek therapy with me are working through relationship issues (either old wounds from family of origin or current relationship issues), loneliness, parenting adjustments or struggles, loss, divorce or separation, connection challenges or relationship betrayal.
(512) 271-5368 View (512) 271-5368
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MIND Systemic Psychotherapy & Relational Expertise
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
In my work with couples and individuals, therapy goals have included fostering trusting and enduring relationships, enhancing communication, and addressing challenges such as recovering from betrayal trauma, infidelity, and depression.
Hello, I'm Dr. Haselmayer Fayed, licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor. What would you like to change in your relationships? What's on your MIND? You don't have to navigate this on your own. For over a decade, I've dedicated my expertise to working with many people in their quest for change and happiness. There isn't much I haven't seen or helped with. Don't wait any longer. Call me today! As a psychology professor, I instruct master's and doctoral students, engage in research, and have published my research studies. My dedication to academia and research gives me effective tools to work with what's challenging you.
In my work with couples and individuals, therapy goals have included fostering trusting and enduring relationships, enhancing communication, and addressing challenges such as recovering from betrayal trauma, infidelity, and depression.
Hello, I'm Dr. Haselmayer Fayed, licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor. What would you like to change in your relationships? What's on your MIND? You don't have to navigate this on your own. For over a decade, I've dedicated my expertise to working with many people in their quest for change and happiness. There isn't much I haven't seen or helped with. Don't wait any longer. Call me today! As a psychology professor, I instruct master's and doctoral students, engage in research, and have published my research studies. My dedication to academia and research gives me effective tools to work with what's challenging you.
(210) 796-8455 View (210) 796-8455
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Katie Bloodworth
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I have a background in working with couples healing from infidelity and specialize in helping couples rebuild trust.
Supervised by Sarah Arnold, LPC-S. I'm looking to work with clients who are struggling with life transitions and looking to make meaning out of their circumstances. I often work with couples who are navigating a relationship breach and trying to rebuild their foundation. I also work with individuals who are trying to repair or understand relationships in their lives: partners/spouses, family of origin, friendships, etc. I also work with individuals trying to process their trauma(s) and offer tools for healing.
I have a background in working with couples healing from infidelity and specialize in helping couples rebuild trust.
Supervised by Sarah Arnold, LPC-S. I'm looking to work with clients who are struggling with life transitions and looking to make meaning out of their circumstances. I often work with couples who are navigating a relationship breach and trying to rebuild their foundation. I also work with individuals who are trying to repair or understand relationships in their lives: partners/spouses, family of origin, friendships, etc. I also work with individuals trying to process their trauma(s) and offer tools for healing.
(512) 489-9237 View (512) 489-9237
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Kelly Harold Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with their relationships or feeling stuck in their lives. I believe it takes courage to show up as our authentic selves, and in our work I encourage clients to stand in their truth and live in a way that feels fulfilling. I work with couples who are experiencing conflict, disconnection, or are recovering from betrayal. I help couples learn relational health by shedding light on dysfunctional patterns, improving communication of needs and feelings, and practicing co-regulation.
I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with their relationships or feeling stuck in their lives. I believe it takes courage to show up as our authentic selves, and in our work I encourage clients to stand in their truth and live in a way that feels fulfilling. I work with couples who are experiencing conflict, disconnection, or are recovering from betrayal. I help couples learn relational health by shedding light on dysfunctional patterns, improving communication of needs and feelings, and practicing co-regulation.
(737) 204-6552 View (737) 204-6552
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Anna McElearney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I help couples struggling with communication, intimacy, grief, infidelity and trust issues.
Communication Issues in Your Marriage? I can help.
I help couples struggling with communication, intimacy, grief, infidelity and trust issues.
Communication Issues in Your Marriage? I can help.
(512) 354-1551 View (512) 354-1551
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Lisa Hanusch PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I work with couples, women, and young adults (18+). I enjoy helping couples enhance their connection by identifying barriers and teaching skills. I have special training and experience helping couples recover from the trauma of infidelity. I work also with women (of all ages) with a variety of issues including self-esteem, boundaries, codependency, parenting, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief - to name a few. I desire to see women fulfilled, whole, and empowered.
I work with couples, women, and young adults (18+). I enjoy helping couples enhance their connection by identifying barriers and teaching skills. I have special training and experience helping couples recover from the trauma of infidelity. I work also with women (of all ages) with a variety of issues including self-esteem, boundaries, codependency, parenting, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief - to name a few. I desire to see women fulfilled, whole, and empowered.
(512) 354-1591 View (512) 354-1591
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Sandra Clem
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78727
Infidelity in marriage is devastating, but not necessarily a deal breaker.
Providing a safe, confidential environment where you can share your story is my first priority. I believe in using prayer and the transformation that faith brings to the therapy process along with evidence-based techques to provide you with the tools you need to promote mental, spiritual, emotional, and relational health.
Infidelity in marriage is devastating, but not necessarily a deal breaker.
Providing a safe, confidential environment where you can share your story is my first priority. I believe in using prayer and the transformation that faith brings to the therapy process along with evidence-based techques to provide you with the tools you need to promote mental, spiritual, emotional, and relational health.
(512) 960-3975 View (512) 960-3975
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Paul Joseph Iarussi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Working with clients suffering an affair or a betrayal, I focus on bringing relief to those feeling confused, angry, depressed, or hopeless.
I serve individual adults and couples in three areas; the beginning, middle and ending stage of marriage/relationships. I counsel client's suffering from an affair or betrayal as well as couples seeking a premarital course requirement. At every stage my client's health, well-being and overall quality of life is always affected by the relationship. Whether seeking relief from emotional pain or affirmation of a healthy relationship, my counseling can provide assistance. I have over 40 years of professional work and life experiences and education.
Working with clients suffering an affair or a betrayal, I focus on bringing relief to those feeling confused, angry, depressed, or hopeless.
I serve individual adults and couples in three areas; the beginning, middle and ending stage of marriage/relationships. I counsel client's suffering from an affair or betrayal as well as couples seeking a premarital course requirement. At every stage my client's health, well-being and overall quality of life is always affected by the relationship. Whether seeking relief from emotional pain or affirmation of a healthy relationship, my counseling can provide assistance. I have over 40 years of professional work and life experiences and education.
(512) 795-4088 View (512) 795-4088
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Private Couple Retreat Program
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, MA
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Deepen, reignite/repair or decide? You, your partner and therapist, no groups. Or, individuals, adult child-parent, adult siblings, work partners. Love-Sex-Trust approach. Did you historically have to rely on yourself? Are you tired of suffering, ready to resolve core issues? Affairs, conflict, fears with intimacy, abandonment, narcissistic abuse recovery, performance anxiety, sexual "baggage," infertility and adoption, chronic health issues, long distance, inter-racial, separation/divorce, parental alienation, co-parenting, dating post divorce, identity and healing intergenerational trauma. lovesextrustproductions.com.
Deepen, reignite/repair or decide? You, your partner and therapist, no groups. Or, individuals, adult child-parent, adult siblings, work partners. Love-Sex-Trust approach. Did you historically have to rely on yourself? Are you tired of suffering, ready to resolve core issues? Affairs, conflict, fears with intimacy, abandonment, narcissistic abuse recovery, performance anxiety, sexual "baggage," infertility and adoption, chronic health issues, long distance, inter-racial, separation/divorce, parental alienation, co-parenting, dating post divorce, identity and healing intergenerational trauma. lovesextrustproductions.com.
(512) 337-4259 View (512) 337-4259
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Jaclyn D Cravens
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
I have written articles and published research on how technology can impact couple relationship, such as Internet infidelity and teletherapy services.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapy associate with 10 years of experience. I am trained to and enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and clinical issues from a relational perspective. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy services to clients facing a variety of concerns, including but not limited to: relationship/marital issues, online and offline infidelity, communication, depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses, intimate partner violence, sexual intimacy, and grief and loss.
I have written articles and published research on how technology can impact couple relationship, such as Internet infidelity and teletherapy services.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapy associate with 10 years of experience. I am trained to and enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and clinical issues from a relational perspective. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy services to clients facing a variety of concerns, including but not limited to: relationship/marital issues, online and offline infidelity, communication, depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses, intimate partner violence, sexual intimacy, and grief and loss.
(252) 755-0258 View (252) 755-0258
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Dr. Monte Miller - Christian Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
22 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78751  (Online Only)
Infidelity (other sexual issues - porn, performance anxiety, depression, anxiety) can be crushing to you and your family. I know all the steps needed to repair the relationship and make it better than ever. Am a full psychologist & sex therapist. No shaming or judging, but I offer direct, tough, but compassionate, Biblically-based Christian care. I also deal with relationship problems, especially for men who haven't been in therapy before, but for women as well. I work with Performance Anxiety, & PTSD Abuse/Trauma recovery. I have both my Masters & Doctoral degrees. I use CBT. No psychobabble BS. 25 yrs of experience.
Infidelity (other sexual issues - porn, performance anxiety, depression, anxiety) can be crushing to you and your family. I know all the steps needed to repair the relationship and make it better than ever. Am a full psychologist & sex therapist. No shaming or judging, but I offer direct, tough, but compassionate, Biblically-based Christian care. I also deal with relationship problems, especially for men who haven't been in therapy before, but for women as well. I work with Performance Anxiety, & PTSD Abuse/Trauma recovery. I have both my Masters & Doctoral degrees. I use CBT. No psychobabble BS. 25 yrs of experience.
(210) 361-3354 View (210) 361-3354
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Abigail Carey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, CMHS, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 73301  (Online Only)
Over the years I developed a passion for supporting women in the exploration of identity amid major life changes, including career changes, becoming a parent, intimate partner betrayal, or experiencing a loss.
I am an individual therapist at the Bellevue Trauma Recovery Center. I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gonzaga University and I am currently licensed to practice in both Washington and Texas. Throughout my career I have prioritized fostering strong therapeutic relationships built on compassion for self and others. Practicing from a trauma informed, integrative approach, I utilize collaborative and compassionate therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.
Over the years I developed a passion for supporting women in the exploration of identity amid major life changes, including career changes, becoming a parent, intimate partner betrayal, or experiencing a loss.
I am an individual therapist at the Bellevue Trauma Recovery Center. I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gonzaga University and I am currently licensed to practice in both Washington and Texas. Throughout my career I have prioritized fostering strong therapeutic relationships built on compassion for self and others. Practicing from a trauma informed, integrative approach, I utilize collaborative and compassionate therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.
(425) 585-2420 View (425) 585-2420
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Nancy Basoah-Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples struggling with infidelity, relational conflict, intimacy, communication issues, & sex.
As a Ghanaian & a veteran of the United States Army, I understand the stigma that is placed on mental health. It can be difficult to reach out for support when you need it. If that is you, then know that I will go slow & not push you too quickly. I am a trauma-informed therapist who is also currently a Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapist. Currently, I am working towards my Certification in Sex Therapy. When working with me, you will get a therapist who is not only sincere, empathetic, & non-judgmental, but also someone who will be direct. Know that the directness is coming from a caring place!
I specialize in couples struggling with infidelity, relational conflict, intimacy, communication issues, & sex.
As a Ghanaian & a veteran of the United States Army, I understand the stigma that is placed on mental health. It can be difficult to reach out for support when you need it. If that is you, then know that I will go slow & not push you too quickly. I am a trauma-informed therapist who is also currently a Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapist. Currently, I am working towards my Certification in Sex Therapy. When working with me, you will get a therapist who is not only sincere, empathetic, & non-judgmental, but also someone who will be direct. Know that the directness is coming from a caring place!
(254) 268-4620 View (254) 268-4620

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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.