Hope & Freedom Counseling Services offers Three-Day Intensives
where you and your partner can get a jump-start in recovery from sex addiction. Intensives
are also useful if you have been unsuccessful in establishing long-term sobriety or as a step-down treatment when returning from in-patient treatment.
Two words have always been important to me as I have done this work. The first word is hope. From your first day in recovery from sex addiction I assure you, there is hope. I want you to leave my office with a real sense of hope that life can be different. You do not have to continue being involved in incomprehensible and demoralizing behaviors.
The second word is freedom
. It is possible for you to live free from the behaviors that have cheapened your life. To be sure, it is not freedom from sex addiction
. What we know about addiction is that the propensity to return to the addictive behaviors will always be present. What you can
enjoy is freedom within the addiction.
I tell my clients that in their recovery journey they will be able to look at themselves in the mirror and say, “You are a good man,” and know from the bottom of their hearts that those words are true. Negative self-talk that has plagued them since childhood will gradually end and be replaced with healing words that they speak to themselves. I believe recovery is an adventure
. And in the end, clients have a much fuller, richer, more meaningful life than they would have had if they had never had any compulsive behaviors to conquer.
In treating compulsive sexual behavior
, I am not concerned as to whether or not a man can identify himself as a sex addict. If you have compulsive sexual behavior in your life and are willing to work hard to eliminate it, I am willing to work with you and support you through that process.
Sex addiction is treatable. The question is whether or not a person is ready for treatment. Unfortunately some people seem to have the need to descend lower into addiction and experience greater losses before they are ready to seek help.
I use a variety of psychotherapy techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, solution-focused therapy, task-centered therapy, and group therapy, as well as other approaches that may fit a given client. I am unapologetically Christian and always approach the therapy relationship with a pastor’s heart. The focus of the psychotherapy sessions is to assist you and your family in charting a lifelong recovery from sex addiction that includes:
- Identifying triggers
- Learning how to set healthy boundaries, and
- Living a life that is marked by integrity
In short, the therapy I provide, both through counseling and intensives, is designed to help you reclaim your life and, if you are part of a couple, to reestablish trust with your partner so you can enjoy a joyful and rewarding relationship.
Dr. Milton Magness
D Min, MA Psy, MA(RE), LPC, CSAT