Sex and Pornography Addiction Counseling:
How many times have you experienced the same pattern over and over again? Promised yourself and God that it's the last time only to find yourself back in the same place. Do you wish it would just stop?
You Can Break Free.
Jaeger Counseling specializes in pornography and sexual addiction counseling. A Sexual addiction often has roots in childhood. Studies have shown that about 80% suffered from some kind of sexual abuse or emotional trauma in their past. It may also stem from early exposure to sex related experiences and or exposure to sexually explicit material.
(The average age a child is exposed to porn on the internet is 8 years old.)These wounds are not always easily seen or known by the person struggling with a sexual addiction. Sexual addiction starts the same way any other addiction does – it serves as an escape mechanism that feels good, and feeds on underlying issues of the addict.
Sexual and porn addictive behaviors can be different for each person that struggles with this. The behaviors for many may not progress beyond compulsive masturbation and habitual use of pornography. For other men and women, a lack of control over such strong urges can lead to dangerous, relationship destruction and reckless behavior, as it would for one who is addicted to anything.
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Teens are very at risk for pornography addiction with easy access by phone and internet. Read more here.
Behaviors May Include One or More of the Following:
- Viewing Pornography
- Compulsive Masturbation
- Pornography coupled with Masturbation
- Hiding porn use or sexual behaviors
- Several failed attempts to decrease, control or stop sexual behaviors
- Continuation of sexual behaviors despite negative consequences in marriage, career, personal relationships and finances.
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment
- Being preoccupied with or persistently craving sex
- Feeling irritable or angry when unable to engage in the desired behavior
- Visiting strip clubs or adult stores
- Watching others in a sexual way (voyeurism)
- Phone, text or chatroom sex
- Sex with anonymous partners
- Paying for Sex (prostitutes, massage, escorts)
Jaeger Counseling believes that the real problem with sexual addiction isn't simply out of control sexual behaviors, it involves underlying "wounds" or traumas that the individual is numbing, medicating or covering up with the sexual addictive behaviors. The sexual behaviors become a coping mechanism to deal with internal pain, fear of being hurt, fear of being abandoned or shame.
I have great compassion and understanding for those struggling. I am committed to providing a therapeutic environment that is never shaming, fully accepting and safe for recovery and healing.
If you are not sure if you have a problem take this free self test.
Pornography and Sexual Addiction Counseling
In the first counseling session we will begin to gather information about your sexual behaviors, provide information on tools for getting free from those behaviors, begin identifying underlying issues of the addiction and give direction on beginning your journey of healing and freedom from these behaviors.
If you are struggling with addictive behaviors and have come to a place of wanting to finally get free, don't
Call me today or schedule online Here to break free.
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If married or in a close relationship, nearly all spouses of those struggling with pornography and sexual addiction behaviors are traumatized by the lies, deception and betrayal. As a result they are in need of their own support and they need treatment too. Most often, you will both be connected with a counselor to help explore her healing journey. At the appropriate time, marriage counseling will be a vital part of the healing process.
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