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About Chris Adams

Chris Adams LPC, is a Certified Sex Addiction Counselor and Level 2 Trained EMDR therapist. His focus is on helping men and women who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. He believes that addiction recovery includes addressing shame, traumatic experiences, and attachment wounds. Chris connects to clients by providing compassion and seeing them for more than just their problematic behaviors.

Linking Invalidated Emotions to Sexual Addiction

Most people have experienced invalidated feelings. You feel cold and someone in the room with you says "What? It's not cold in here". Does that really change how you feel? Do you all of a sudden say "you know what, you're right, I'm not cold". Probably not. You're more likely to feel irritated. In a [...]

Why secure attachment is crucial for sexual addiction recovery.

When approaching recovery from sex addiction, why is it important to work with a professional who specializes in this area? One of the reasons is the knowledge that compulsive sexual behaviors are often less a product of sexual arousal, and more of an attempt to cope with unattended shame or trauma. With that understanding, those [...]

Avoidant Attachment & Sex Addiction

Much of American culture values being individualistic, which can discourage having a reliance or dependence on others. You have probably heard someone say “I had to do it myself”, when describing how he or she accomplished something. On further examination, most stories like this would likely reveal at least one support person who helped in [...]

The Digital Porn Age

Imagine a highly addictive drug that is available 24 hours a day, offered for free in large quantities in the comfort of your own home, and injected just by viewing it. For anyone who understands addiction, it is easy to understand how internet pornography is a perfect recipe for compulsive use.

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