A Guided Imagery for the Journey

April 13, 2012 | Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

by Dan Drake, LMFT, LCPP, CCPS-S, CSAT-S   Here is a guided meditation adapted from The Betrayal Bond (Carnes, 1997, pp. 213-215): Close your eyes and make yourself comfortable.  Make sure nothing physical distracts you.  If you are upset about anything, picture a box around it and set it aside.  Tune in now to your …read more


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PATHOS Screening for Sex Addiction

March 31, 2012 | Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

by Dan Drake, LMFT, LCPP, CCPS-S, CSAT-S   Here’s another article I wrote for therapists in a local journal:   Many of us who work with alcoholics or addicts are familiar with the CAGE screening for alcoholism: C: Have you ever felt you should CUT DOWN on your drinking? A: Have people ANNOYED you by …read more


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Female Partners of Sex Addicts: It’s Not Her Fault!

March 10, 2012 | Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

Here is an article I recently wrote for therapists in a local journal: Sex is everywhere in our culture. From billboards, to iPhones, to gossip with friends, we as a society are becoming sexualized at increasingly younger ages. Most of us are able to navigate these sexualized waters with few problems. However, there is a …read more


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