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Sex Addiction, Hypersexuality, and Compulsive Sexual Behavior: An In-depth Exploration

Introduction A silent and often misunderstood ailment, sex addiction wreaks havoc on the lives of many, coloring their world with anguish and leading them down a path of destructive behavior. Like a shadow, it lurks in the backdrop, creating an illusion of normalcy while slowly consuming its victim. This in-depth blog post aims to demystify …

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APSATS Therapist: A Specialist in Healing from Betrayal Trauma

Understanding APSATS and Its Importance The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) is a professional body committed to training and certifying therapists who focus on aiding individuals dealing with betrayal trauma, especially in the context of a partner’s sex addiction. This specialization is crucial because it addresses a specific and deeply impactful …

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Understanding the Link Between Anxious Attachment Style and Sex Addiction: Key Insights

The interplay between anxious attachment style and sex addiction is an area of significant importance in the realm of therapeutic treatment and personal understanding. Anxious attachment, formed through early developmental experiences, profoundly influences adult relationships and behavioral inclinations, including the tendency towards sex addiction. This complex relationship merits a detailed exploration to provide key insights …

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Navigating the Aftermath of Betrayal Trauma: Therapist-Recommended Strategies

Betrayal trauma inflicts profound psychological distress, often leaving lasting emotional scars. As a therapist who specializes in this field, I understand the intricacies of navigating the aftermath of such deep wounds. The journey towards healing requires a multifaceted approach, tailored to nurture resilience, promote healing, and rebuild trust and self-worth. Acknowledging and Validating Your Feelings …

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Navigating Porn Addiction with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Path to Recovery

Porn addiction, a pervasive issue that significantly impacts mental health and personal relationships, is a complex challenge faced by many individuals. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we recognize the intricacies of this addiction and advocate for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a profound and effective route towards recovery. This approach, rooted in mindfulness and …

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Understanding the Intersection of ADHD and Sex Addiction

The coexistence of sex addiction and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents a nuanced challenge, intertwining impulsivity, attention difficulties, and heightened activity levels with addictive behaviors. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we delve into the intricate relationship between these two conditions, providing insight into their mutual influences and the tailored approaches necessary for effective treatment …

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Sex Addiction Counseling for Couples and Related Concepts: A Deep Dive

Sex addiction, a multifaceted and often misunderstood issue, profoundly affects both the individuals struggling with it and their partners, profoundly altering the dynamics of their relationship. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we address this intricate challenge with a nuanced understanding and offer specialized counseling for couples grappling with the repercussions of sex addiction. This deep …

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Assessing Betrayal Trauma: Tools and Techniques for Understanding Betrayal Traumas

Betrayal trauma, a psychological condition resulting from a significant breach of trust, often by a loved one, can have profound and lasting effects. Understanding and assessing this form of trauma are crucial steps in the healing journey. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we prioritize a thorough understanding of betrayal trauma, employing various tools and techniques …

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How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Can Transform the Journey of Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a complex and challenging journey, often requiring more than just the will to change. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based approach that offers a transformative path for those struggling with addiction. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we integrate ACT into our treatment programs, recognizing its power to bring about meaningful …

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Exploring Internal Family Systems Therapy | Karuna Healing

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is a transformative and holistic approach to treating addiction and trauma. Developed by Richard Schwartz, IFS is based on the understanding that the mind comprises multiple sub-personalities or “parts,” each with its distinct roles and emotions. At Karuna Healing Counseling Services, we integrate IFS into our therapeutic practices to facilitate …

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