About Katie Sanford

My specialty is working with people who have anxiety or have gone through traumatic experiences. Anxiety often runs in families but it does not have to be a part of your life anymore. Traumatic experiences can happen to anyone, but you can stop them from negatively impacting your future. If you are anxious and don't know why or if you have experienced abuse, sexual assault, unexpected loss of a loved one, the discovery of a partner's unfaithfulness, bullying, or other scary things affecting your life, I'm here to help in your healing process.

Setting Boundaries to Help You Heal

January 21, 2019 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts   If you are a partner of a sex addict you have most likely experienced emotional pain, hurt, and betrayal that is difficult to navigate. Many partners struggle because they love someone who is making destructive choices that greatly affect both the addict and partner. To make it …read more


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Using Your Values to Shape your Boundaries

January 4, 2019 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts   Setting healthy boundaries is an important part of every relationship, and arguably, even more important for partners of sex addicts.  Sex addicts are known to violate their partners’ boundaries, intentionally or not, by going against what their partner values. After boundaries are repeatedly violated, partners often struggle …read more


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Narcissistic Victim Syndrome

October 30, 2018 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

If someone is in or has been in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist, they may be experiencing something called Narcissistic Victim Syndrome as a result of domestic violence in their relationship.  Narcissists often look charming on the outside but commonly cause great pain and trauma for their partner. Narcissists may be emotionally …read more


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Core Fears for Partners

September 15, 2018 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

A partner’s choice to stay in a relationship with a sex addict is difficult and usually very scary. Choosing to stay in the relationship is a risk for partners. If you are an addict, doing everything you can towards recovery and struggling to understand why your partner is still afraid, it may help you build …read more


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Co-parenting in the Midst of Sex Addiction Discovery

August 23, 2018 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

A Guide for Partners   If you recently discovered your partner’s sex addiction, you are probably experiencing a myriad of emotions that you have to negotiate while, somehow, keeping up with your daily responsibilities.  To add to that difficulty, if you and your partner have children together, you also have to figure out how to …read more


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Grounding for Partners of Sex Addicts

February 14, 2018 | Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C

by Katie Sanford, LPCC, CCPS-C   Valentine’s Day is here and it may be a painful reminder of the relationship you once had, thought you had, or wish you had. On a holiday that celebrates love and romance, many partner’s of sex addicts are overwhelmed with unpleasant emotions. On Valentine’s Day or any other day, …read more


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