About Eric Anderson

Hi there. I’m Eric Anderson and I’ve been working in the field of sex and pornography addiction for over 8 years now and happy to be part of the Banyan team. I’ve been on board with Banyan for a few years now as the intensives director and I really enjoy helping clients get into the right levels of care for them. I help develop and run several of our inensives including our Foundations of Recovery Intensive and our 6-week customized Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Addiction or an Everyday Compulsion?

February 12, 2022 | Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

Addiction is a word that has been thrown around a lot over the past decade. You hear it all the time. “I’m addicted to chocolate” or buying new clothes, or working too much, or video games, etc…. However, there’s still a stigma around the word addiction and what it really means.    The word is …read more

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3 Signs You are Holding onto Control in Your Recovery

November 10, 2021 | Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

One of the most important concepts in early recovery is surrender. In active addiction, we try to control everything in our world. This includes trying to maintain the appearances, maintaining a secret life, or avoiding any unwanted or uncomfortable experiences. We approach life in survival mode. We try to hold it all together. In recovery, …read more

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Shame and Narcissism in Sex Addiction

Narcissism is a common buzzword that seems to have been coming up a lot in the media and in therapy circles recently. When people think of narcissism it’s often associated with ego, entitlement, or an excessive love of self. While these things can be parts of narcissism, it can be more simply defined as obsession …read more

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The Domestic Violence Cycle

October 26, 2018 | Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

As with many repeating patterns, domestic violence has a cyclical nature that follows 3 stages. Knowing these stages is helpful to identify these abusive patterns in a relationship. There are 3 stages that we will look at: tension building, explosion, and the honeymoon.   The Tension Building Stage In this phase of the domestic violence …read more

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Examining your Childhood…

September 7, 2018 | Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

Blaming Parents vs. Acknowledging the Past – What’s the Difference?   This is a question I hear a lot from people beginning counseling.  As soon as we starting looking at life experiences from childhood and growing up, often times clients may feel like they shouldn’t talk about negative events they have experienced.Often times, they feel …read more

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As an Addict, why do I need an Intensive?

January 19, 2018 | Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT

Addiction is a progressive illness.  The more time someone is active in his or her addiction the more their behavior escalates both in terms of the intensive and risk as well as the time involved.  Many clients have been involved in their addiction for many decades.  When this happens the patterns in someone’s life become …read more

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