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Why seek help for porn addiction recovery?

Why seek help for porn addiction recovery?

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Dr. Steven Lytle from Sparrow House Counseling answers the question “Why seek help for porn addiction recovery?”

There is a lie out there that says “I must be really messed up if I need to seek help from a counsellor.” But the fact is that we all need help, support and accountability – a counsellor is able to provide that. A therapist or psychologist is able to talk you through how pornography addiction is affecting you, biologically, emotionally, spiritually and how it’s affecting those around you.

They can also assist in uncovering any psychological underpinnings that are contributing to the abuse. These could include past sexual trauma, feelings of loneliness, depression or anxiety. Most importantly a counsellor can help you develop interventions and behavioural strategies to help you on this road to recovery from sexual addiction.

If you are struggling with porn check out our help page. For a list of counsellors we recommend go to our counsellors page.

Dr. Steven Lytle is a Clinical Psychologist with Sparrow House Counseling in Dallas, Texas.

Transcript:

Well the lie is that I must be really messed up if I need to go get help. And the fact of the matter is, yes you do need help. We all need help. We all need support and a counsellor helps provide that. They can also provide a sense of accountability.

A therapist or a psychologist can educate you to how the pornography addiction is affecting you. Biologically, emotionally, spiritually and how it’s affecting those around you. Psychologist or counsellor can help you understand any psychological underpinnings that are contributing to the abuse. Feelings of loneliness. Past sexual trauma. Feelings of depression or anxiety. And finally a counsellor can help you develop interventions and behavioural strategies to help you on this road to recovery from sexual addiction.

 

About the Author:

Luke Gibbons
Luke Gibbons is a volunteer with Guilty Pleasure. Luke's struggle with pornography and sex chatting eventually led him to open up to two friends who supported him in seeking professional help and going to rehab, beginning his recovery journey. Luke knows first hand how avoiding this topic and keeping a struggle with porn in the dark can disrupt friendships and destroy someone's character, but he also knows the hope and restoration that comes withe a life free from porn. You can read more of Luke's story right here.

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