Counseling Support for Partners
Partners who have discovered affairs, compulsive use of pornography, or other disturbing sexual behavior
Partners of those struggling with sex or pornography addiction also need support; intimacy betrayal can feel overwhelming, and even traumatizing. The Phoenix Program consists of group support on Tuesday nights for 7 weeks. Also included are 7 individual sessions and 3 couple sessions (if needed). For those with children 11 years old and younger, the Phoenix Program offers a Therapeutic Playgroup providing basic emotion regulation and boundaries education in a fun, age appropriate manner. Additionally, the Phoenix Program prepares partners to participate in a Therapeutic Full Disclosure to help relationships begin to heal from deception and secrets (as recommended by therapist).
Common to all these behaviors are the lies, deceit, justifications, and denial addicts manifest to protect their "drug". Partners often find they have nowhere to turn, no one to talk to who would understand. While friends and family want to be supportive, sometimes unhelpful advice or judgments are given. Churches may be at a loss as to how to help the partner who's loved one is acting out sexually. Whether the addict gets into recovery or continues in his/her addictive behaviors, partners will need support and guidance in navigating the steps forward in ways that make sense for them.
TARC seeks to support betrayed and hurting partners with our Healing Way Phoenix Program. Participants of the Phoenix program receive partner-specific, trauma-informed therapy to address the specific wounds created by a loved one's sexual acting out. Phoenix includes 7 weeks of group therapy (2 hours per group), weekly individual therapy, and couples therapy if recommended. Phoenix Program participants are invited to enroll children younger than age 12 in our Children's Therapeutic Playgroup. While Phoenix participants are engaged in group therapy, children engage in fun, age-appropriate activities targeting emotional intelligence and relationship skills.
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