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. It is tempting to keep the focus on the sex addict. Often partners go out of their way to get help for the addict and try to support the addict in recovery, all the while, the partner's needs and feelings are being neglected. Partners need and deserve help. The Phoenix Program offers a path for partner healing and recovery.
Common to all addictive 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), 7 individual therapy sessions, and 3 couple therapy sessions, 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.
We are passionate about offering individual, couples, family, and group therapy to help you and your loved ones get on a path to healing and full living.