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Therapists

Becca Davis, LPC-MHSP

Becca Davis, LPC-MHSP

Director

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist*
Certified Partner Trauma Therapist* Candidate
EMDR Trained Trauma Therapist

*See below to learn about Certified Sex Addiction Therapists and Certified Partner Trauma Therapists.

Becca has been curious about the human condition most of her life. It was experiencing her own recovery from trauma and addictions that finally motivated her to seek training in counseling from Vanderbilt University. She gained professional experience working with these issues through employment with Cumberland Heights Treatment Center and The Ranch Treatment Center.

Becca moved to Chattanooga, TN in September, 2016 to continue her work in an outpatient environment. She now seeks to expand services offered to those hurting because of trauma, painful betrayals, adverse childhood experiences, and addictions. She continues to pursue personal and professional growth, knowing that without the first, the second is meaningless.

To contact Becca directly, call (423) 240-0581. You can also email her at bdavis@tarcrecovery.com.

Kristin Stark, LMFT

Kristin Stark, LMFT

Therapist

Certified Partner Trauma Therapist Candidate
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate
EMDR Trained Trauma Therapist

Kristin has a heart for those who are craving connection and intimacy but are facing roadblocks preventing them from doing so. She also understands that talking with someone about problems surrounding sexuality is scary, so she makes it a priority to provide a non-judgemental and supportive space for you to share your story. 


Kristin specializes in relationship work and sex therapy. Whether you are recovering from an affair, finding out your partner is using pornography, wanting to heal from sexual hurt, or find ways to rekindle your sex life, Kristin will provide a variety of proven tools and skills to create intimacy in and out of the bedroom.

To learn more about Kristin or to schedule a free consultation, click here to visit her website. You may also call Kristin at (423) 708-2898 or email her at kstark@tarcrecovery.com.


Alex Wright, MS

Alex Wright, MS

Therapist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate

Alex’s passion is for helping individuals find self-acceptance, freedom, and true peace in their lives. With compassion and gentleness he guides clients as they untangle their own personal web of trauma, suffering, and addiction. Utilizing the breath, body, and mind, clients learn to explore and integrate the issues most important for their healing. As clients begin to heal, the need to engage in addictive behavior lessens, ultimately resulting in natural, lasting recovery.

Alex specializes in working with sexual addiction, chemical dependency, trauma, and spiritual concerns. Whether you are just beginning your recovery journey or have been sober for years, this integrative approach to therapy can help you find the relief, authenticity, and contentment you are seeking.

To learn more about Alex, visit his website at alexwtherapy.com. You can also call Alex directly at (423) 463-0031 or email him at awright@tarcrecovery.com.


Kevin Webster, LPC-MHSP

Kevin Webster, LPC-MHSP

Therapist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate

As a profession, Kevin likes to believe counseling discovered him rather than him discovering counseling. Over the course of his career, he has provided mental health and addiction services in clinical counseling offices, jails, court rooms, classrooms, conferences, and in people’s homes. What is most important to him is helping his clients find authenticity in their lives and discovering the best version of themselves.

Theoretically, he provides a strengths-based (i.e. discovering your own natural talents, attributes, and qualities that promote resilience and coping), trauma-informed counseling framework that combines motivational interviewing approaches, cognitive restructuring, and general supportive, client-centered counseling. He believes that no challenge is insurmountable, and, through a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship, his clients come to believe in themselves--allowing them to heal.

Kevin specializing in working with individual affected by compulsive sexual behavior or compulsive porn use. To contact Kevin, you may him at 423-463-0650 or email him at k.webster@tarcrecovery.com.


What Is CSAT and CPTT?

Becca Davis, LPC-MHSP

Specialized Training is Needed to Treat Sex/Porn Addiction and Betrayal Trauma



When you do a general search looking for help with sex addiction, porn addiction, betrayal trauma, and partner recovery you'll notice many therapists (and others) claiming this as an area of expertise. However, sex and porn addiction recovery are not generally taught in graduate school and there are many who are claiming this specialty without much knowledge, training, or experience.

The truth is, the vast majority of mental health professionals have little to no experience helping people deal with the ways compulsive porn use and compulsive sexual behaviors affects individuals, relationships, and families. In fact, many clients come to TARC after having tried many other therapists, pastors, coaches, and group leaders. They've been led down roads that ended up causing more harm to them personally and to their relationships. When you are looking for help with compulsive sexual behavior and betrayal trauma it is important that you find professionals who have specialized training in helping clients recover from these issues.

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) was created by Dr. Patrick Carnes in the 1980's. Dr. Carnes brought the issue of sexual compulsivity into public awareness and is widely known as the "father" of the field of sexual addiction recovery. He and his colleagues developed specialized training to educate mental health professionals about dealing with this unique mental health challenge. Those who complete the training are recognized as Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSATs).

While the content of this training has evolved over time to reflect current research and modern modalities, it remains the gold standard for treating compulsive sexual behavior. Those who complete this specialized training undergo 140 hours of class room instruction as well as a minimum of 30 hours of supervision by a more experienced CSAT therapist. The training generally takes 2 years to complete.

Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT)

In July of 2019, IITAP began offering specialized training for the treatment of partners who've been affected by a loved one's compulsive porn use and/or sexual behavior. The recognition that partners often experienced betrayal trauma and had symptoms of a trauma survivor after discovering their significant other's sexual acting out and deception led to the creation of the Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) credential and education program. Directly responding to partner's needs helps them find their own personal road to recovery and offers the best chance for relationship survival, if that is in the best interest of the couple.

When you are looking for help for you and your loved ones, be sure to find professionals who have these credentials. While no therapist is a good fit for every client, knowing the professional has one or both of these credentials will at least ensure you are benefitting from expert training and knowledge around the issues of sexual addiction, porn addiction, and betrayal trauma recovery.

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