Partners of men in Sexual Recovery Therapy Group
Group therapy for women recovering from
betrayal trauma & navigating affair recovery
in a safe and confidential setting.
Ryan Russ LPC, CSAT, CTT, EMDR, Brainspotting
Grace Hartmann LAC, LAMFT, EMDR, Brainspotting
***Contact our office to apply***
To the Partner of a Man struggling with Sexual Addiction
Did you recently discover your husband has been unfaithful? Did you just become aware of the depths of his porn use? Has your trust been shattered? You’re in shock. You’re devastated. Your ashamed. Does it feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you don’t know what’s up or what’s down? You don’t want a divorce, but how do you pick up the pieces and move forward? Do you feel alone?
You’ve known for years your partner has struggled with sexual acting out. Perhaps you’ve turned a blind eye to keep the marriage together. Perhaps you both are open about it. You thought if you just were the perfect wife or monitored his every move, his addiction would stop. Maybe you’ve sought counseling before to help resolve your husband’s unfaithfulness, but he just can’t seem to stop?!
You’re not alone. There is hope.
First and foremost, there are 3 big things you must know.
1) You likely have Betrayal Trauma.
2) There is hope of recovery for both the traumatized and the addict
3) You need to work with a fully Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). CSAT therapists navigate these waters daily with clients. Work with a specialist, it will make all the difference.
Why do I need Group Therapy with a CSAT?
In our experience, partners who participate in group therapy with other women, who are also navigating betrayal trauma and affair recovery, is one of the most important elements in recovery. Having a truly empathetic support system where peers can call you out and cheer you on is imperative. You will have the opportunity to be heard and truly understood. You will also have the opportunity to listen to other’s stories, which will aid in your recovery. During martial recovery, therapists guide structured disclosures between husband and wife. A partner’s group creates a safe place for comfort and to process any new information after a disclosure. It can also be a lifeline if an addict has a relapse. A partner’s group functions as accountability as you learn healthy boundaries and often rediscover your marriage during recovery.
Working with a fully CSAT therapist will make all the difference. CSAT therapists are highly trained to facilitate betrayal trauma recovery. Group therapy is a wonderful thing. But if you are seeking group therapy for betrayal trauma and affair recovery, be sure you are working with a trained specialist in that field.
***To apply for the group, please contact our office.