Six Questions to Ask Prospective Counselors for Freedom from Sexual Addiction

from Jayson Graves, M.MFT

1) How much experience do you have working with sexual addiction?

2) How much of your practice is related to sexual addiction?

3) Are you a recovering person who has worked the steps yourself?

4) Do you have specialized training, certification, or licensure in addictions?

5) What books have you read related to sexual addiction?

6) Do you have specific training dealing with sexual abuse issues?

The other important factors are finding a therapist that will give a specific plan and who is willing to work themselves out of a job, re-evaluating frequency regularly and tapering off—in effect, releasing the client into the “recovery community” they’ve helped them create for themselves.