Taking in the Intake

March 28, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

Understanding the Intake Process and Getting Started with Therapy by Cira Winarto, MA, MFTI, PCCI   If you are reading this, that means you have found our practice and that you are interested in starting therapy. I am glad you found us, and I also understand that it is a challenging time for you right …read more

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Building Empathy For Your Partner

March 16, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

by Julia Alperovich, MS, LMFT, CSAT-C, Community Engagement Director   So…you’re in recovery. You have agreed to do “whatever it takes” to salvage your relationship. You started seeing a therapist regularly, disclosed or admitted to the behaviors your partner was afraid of finding out, and have been diligent about attending meetings, finding a sponsor, and working the …read more

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3 Tips for Coming Back from the Brink

March 7, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

How to fall back in love when you’re no longer “in love” by Dan Drake, MFT, LPCC, CCPS, CSAT-S   Many couples find our practice after a devastating discovery of their partner’s sexual behaviors. You may have found us because you have betrayal trauma as a result of your partner’s sexual behaviors, or you may …read more

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Grounding for Partners of Sex Addicts

February 14, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

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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So You Just Got Busted… NOW WHAT?

January 28, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

by Dairek Morgan, LMFT, CSAT   The moment has finally come where your wife/girlfriend/partner followed up enough on her suspicions, pulled on that loose thread long enough, and now your whole life is unraveling.  Those fears you have been keeping at bay, the denial that your behaviors won’t really have an impact, have come flooding …read more

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HE’S the One with the Addiction – Why do I Need Therapy?

January 20, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

Why Partner’s of Addicts need support too… by Dan Drake, MFT, LPCC, CCPS, CSAT-S, Founder & Clinical Director   If you have recently discovered your partner’s secret sexual activities you may have thought or said something very similar to this, “He’s the one with the addiction, so why do I need therapy?”  You may (very …read more

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As an Addict, why do I need an Intensive?

January 19, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

by Eric Anderson, LMFT, CSAT, Intensives Director & Therapist   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 …read more

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Gentle New Year’s Resolutions

January 13, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

Finding hope when it feels hopeless by a Partner   First, full disclosure, I’m a Partner of a Sex Addict in recovery. I can’t promise you that I have great advice. I can only share the road I’ve walked. I always fear my spouse’s relapse so the New Year is met with a lot of …read more

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A New Year, A New Resolution

January 6, 2018 | Banyan Therapy Group

Rethinking making resolutions when you are in sex addiction recovery By Banyan Therapy Group   New Year’s resolutions can feel so very cliche. We all make them, but then forget them by February 1st. What’s the point? Why do we continue to carry on this silly tradition? Well, goals CAN be powerful if set in …read more

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Surviving the Holidays

November 21, 2017 | Banyan Therapy Group

Getting through a Season that’s Lost its Cheer by Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S   Remember when the holidays were a time filled with family, wonderful fragrances, and holiday cheer? In the wake of the discovery of sex addiction, we often hear how triggering special events such as holidays can be. The pictures and …read more

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