How much masturbation is too much?

April 21, 2012 | Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

by Dan Drake, LMFT, LCPP, CCPS-S, CSAT-S   Yes, I said it.  Masturbation.  It’s one of those things most of us rarely talk about publically but most of us have done or continue to do privately.  Exploring our sexuality is a normal part of our development, and masturbation is a typical part of this journey. …read more


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Computer filters / Accountability Software

April 20, 2012 | Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CCPS-S, CSAT-S

by Dan Drake, LMFT, LCPP, CCPS-S, CSAT-S   I’m often asked about good computer filters, so I thought I’d write a bit here to help you get started with some basic information.  For parents, these programs can be very helpful to limit your child’s access to certain sites on the internet.  For sex addicts or …read more


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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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