Importance of Community
Psychotherapy groups seek to combat the basic struggle for most sex addicts; intimacy. Many describe sexual addiction as an intimacy disorder, for keeping a distance comes as a protection from other learning of one’s addiction. After years of experience, the defenses to keep others at bay become unconscious, pushing friends, family, and loved one’s away. Psychotherapy groups create a safe environment when individuals slowly take steps of vulnerability, allowing others to see who they truly are. The guidance of a trained therapist facilitates groups to be safe places, ushering people into places they would normally avoid, but in an attempt to combat the addiction.Therapy groups can be intimating for many people. Sharing one’s struggles with others may seen unnecessary and too vulnerable. Yet talking with others struggling with the same issues as yourself brings a sense of normalcy, realizing you are not alone in your troubles. Walking beside others, encouraging one another, and accepting you need relationships in life to thrive are some of the great lessons people learn through group.
At Restorations Therapy Center, we have groups for male sex addicts, partners of addicts, and females who have experienced sexual trauma, offered at various times. If you think a psychotherapy group could be helpful for you, please contact us to talk with a therapist to answer any of your questions.