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Quit Pornography Addiction by Transparency

Quit Pornography Addiction by Transparency By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT   If you’ve been wrestling with porn then you might also be wrestling with shame.  I’m talking... Read More »

Teen Quits Porn Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT   A true account from December 2013 The group of teenage boys was all sitting in a circle.  It was a weekly meeting for “Band of Brothers,”... Read More »

My Teenage Son is Addicted to Pornography in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT   I’ve worked with many families over the years.  When parents discover that their son is using pornography compulsively, it’s often a... Read More »

Addiction to Pornography in Mesa Arizona

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT   Study over previous years has produced a clear outcome ... that people do indeed become addicted to pornography.  We have worked with hundreds of men... Read More »

“Your Own Best Friend in Moments of Hardship”

By Laurie Raymond, MSC, LAC   It might sound a little bit “Stuart Smalley---Saturday Night Live-ish” but it could not be more true - If we are not our own best friends, who... Read More »

Repairing and Improving Relationships Through Choice Theory

By Joseph Sullivan, MA, LAC Catholic Counselor   A married couple came to see me about a year ago wanting to work on their marriage.  I provide counseling services in Mesa,... Read More »

Three Secrets for Porn-Immune Kids

By Mark Bell, LMFT, CSAT (The author of this article is a trusted colleague and friend.  He has worked for many years with sex addicts and their families.  He can be contacted through... Read More »

Young Man Finds Healing in Group Therapy in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC *True account - December 2013.  It is inspiring for me to watch the healing and growth that brotherhood can facilitate.   The boys all sat quietly as Davey... Read More »

“Be a Sport” – A Tool for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   It’s obvious that regular exercise has benefits toward the way a person feels physically and emotionally.  As I’ve worked with clients struggling with... Read More »

“Give Yourself Permission” – A Tool for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Recovery from sexual addiction can be a long process.  It typically takes persistence over time to make a lasting impact on the problem.  Consequently,... Read More »

The “Time-Out” Tool for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   If you are struggling with sexual addiction, there are going to be times when it’s important to spend quiet moments alone in personal reflection.  This is... Read More »

Behavior Injunctions for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   My simple definition of an “injunction” would be a ban, embargo, prohibition or restriction.  When an addict feels the urge to start obsessing about... Read More »

Creating a Travel Kit for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Many of my clients over the years who are struggling with sexual addiction, have described more difficult temptation when they are on the road.  Sometimes... Read More »

“Phone-a-Friend” - Tool in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   One of the more challenging aspects of sexual addiction is isolation.  Wives of sex addicts also feel the impact of this challenge.  When addicts begin to... Read More »

Come Out of Hiding – A Tool for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   One of the more difficult stumbling blocks of most addicts is that of isolation.  This is also true of those who live with the addict.  When addicts begin... Read More »

Throw Your Keys – A Tool for Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Most addicts and their wives find a tremendous amount of healing in spiritual ways as they progress through recovery.  Spirituality and recovery seem to go... Read More »

The Fire-Drill Tool in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   This is a very simple tool that we discuss in our program for sexual addiction, although it is a tool that could be used for MANY situations when trying to... Read More »

The Power of Imagination in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Clients often arrive for their appointments with me feeling discouraged by the number of “slips” which have occurred during the week.  They describe... Read More »

Using a Vision Board in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   When achieving any goal, it’s critical to create a vision for the end result.  If you cannot clearly see within your mind where it is you intend to go,... Read More »

The Addictive Nature of Pornography – Counseling Services in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Research indicates that most young men are curios about pornography by the age of ten (Simon Lajeunesse, PhD).  At this age the brain is fascinated by sex... Read More »

Impact of Pornography on the Brain in Counseling for Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The impact of pornography on the brain is more widely understood now than at any other time.  What was once seen as harmless leisure activity, we now... Read More »

Fast-Forward Tool in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   When you are struggling with pornography or other sexual addiction behaviors, it’s common to have the fantasies repeating inside your mind.  Sometimes... Read More »

How Can I Tell if My Husband is Doing Recovery When He’s in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Sometimes wives get confused about their husband’s recovery.  I’ll hear things like, “He says he’s not acting out… but something doesn’t seem... Read More »

Welcome to Phase Two of LifeSTAR Mesa Sexual Addiction Counseling Program in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   We are honored to be a part of your recovery program and recognize your commitment and courage as you move forward in your recovery process.  Remember that... Read More »

Leaving Friends When in Counseling for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   After working with over a thousand men and youth who are burdened by sexual compulsions, I have witnessed a sadness that comes from good recovery.  The... Read More »

Three-Second Rule in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   One of the greatest challenges in recovery from sexual addiction is learning to manage your thoughts.  It’s tricky because there’s a fine line between... Read More »

BLAHST – A Tool in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Identification of “triggers” during the recovery process is very important.  A trigger is anything that starts the sexual addiction cycle spinning.... Read More »

First Aid Kit Tool – Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The First Aid Kit tool is something I encourage clients to create as a simple resource for their recovery.  As I have worked with men and youth in... Read More »

Identify Your Triggers in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Triggers can be anything that literally triggers sexual thought, preoccupation and behavior.  The obvious triggers would be things you can see like websites... Read More »

Establishing Bottom Lines in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   After working fifteen years in the field of sexual addiction, the addicts who seem to be most successful in recovery have clearly defined bottom lines. ... Read More »

Order of Treatment in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC CSAT candidate   There is an order of treatment that will always ensure better success when you’re in counseling for sexual addiction.  Whether the acting-out behaviors... Read More »

When Masturbation Precedes Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   It is not uncommon for children and teens to discover masturbation as they are growing up.  Most kids will pass through a phase of self-awareness.  And... Read More »

Therapeutic Separation for Sexual Addiction Recovery in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   I remember a married couple that entered into my office for therapy. He was a sex addict and she was crumbling emotionally. They had been visiting a 12-Step... Read More »

Attachment Wounds and Sexual Addiction Counseling in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   After working for fifteen years with sexual addicts and their spouse, it becomes enormously clear that attachment and connection is broken.  Sometimes the... Read More »

Learning Attunement in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   I have worked with over 1,100 sexual addicts in the past fifteen years.  I have also worked with most of their spouses.  Something that continually walks... Read More »

Full Disclosure in Counseling Services for Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The process for recovery of sexual addiction takes time and persistent effort.  If you are married it may feel like a nuclear explosion has hit your... Read More »

Sports Illustrated Encourages Sexual Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   I subscribe to Sports Illustrated and love to see news and candid photos of great athletic feats.  But just two days ago the latest version of the Swimsuit... Read More »

Phase Three of Pornography Addiction Counseling in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   At Family Strategies Counseling Center we implement a program called LifeSTAR.  It has three separate phases of intervention for pornography addiction... Read More »

Phase Two for Pornography Addiction Counseling in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   At Family Strategies Counseling Center we utilize a program called LifeSTAR for pornography addiction counseling in Mesa Arizona.  It’s a systemic three... Read More »

Phase One For Pornography Addiction Counseling in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   At Family Strategies Counseling Center we utilize a three-phased intervention for pornography addiction counseling in Mesa Arizona called LifeSTAR.  The... Read More »

Pornography Addiction Counseling in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   At Family Strategies Counseling Center we utilize a three-phased treatment program for pornography addiction counseling in Mesa Arizona.  It’s called... Read More »

What is Pornography Addiction? In Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Pornography addiction is the use of any pornographic material for sexual stimulation, having the purpose of lessening pain or augmenting pleasure, by a... Read More »

The Pornography Addiction Cycle in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   There are essentially four different stages that a person experiences within the pornography addiction cycle.  Understanding each stage within this cycle is... Read More »

Pastors Can Help Sexual Addicts in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Pastors have a remarkable opportunity to help Christians who are battling sexual addiction in Mesa Arizona. They can support in ways that no one else can.... Read More »

Aspects of Successful Recovery for Sex Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   There are various unseen systems that loom within every addict.  Understanding these systems is critical for successful recovery.  At our office in Mesa... Read More »

Expert Counseling Services for Sex Addiction in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center Unexpected problems confront families, individuals and youth on a daily basis. Sometimes problems have been escalating over a longer period of time without an... Read More »

Christians and Sex Addiction in Mesa Arizona

  By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Our society's Biblical standards have broken down. A sea of pornography and sexual promiscuity has swept its way around the world. It has actually come... Read More »

Blue Cross Blue Shield Now Accepted At Family Strategies Counseling Center in Mesa Arizona

After nearly fifteen years of serving family members and individuals, we are happy to reveal that we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance at our therapy center in Mesa Arizona. The Family... Read More »

Is My Teen Son Addicted to Sex in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate. Discovery that your adolescent child has trouble with sex can be a terrifying experience for parents. Sometimes your son has merely confessed to you that he's... Read More »

How Do I Know If I'm Addicted To Sex In Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate The research study over the past couple of years has actually been clear ... that folks do without a doubt become addicted to pornography and sex. There are... Read More »

Is My Spouse Addicted To Sex In Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate.   Although some guys claim to use sex or pornography as a leisure pastime, others report that they are hopelessly addicted to it. When this holds true, their... Read More »

His Spouse's Reaction To His Sex Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT prospect When she discovered his sex addiction she really felt like she 'd been stabbed. Her response within was torment. A woman's response to her partner's sex... Read More »

When It’s More Than Just Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   When I’m working with men addicted to pornography in Mesa Arizona, it’s common to discover they have more going on.  They often have other addictive... Read More »

Overcoming Porn Addiction By Understanding Styles

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The research is clear about the strong addictive nature of pornography.  For many men it’s not simply a leisure activity, but rather a behavior they... Read More »

Does Separation Help Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   I remember a couple that came into my office for counseling.  He was a pornography addict and she was emotionally falling apart.  They had started recovery... Read More »

Importance Of Abstinence For Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   A very common question in my office involves the role of abstinence when you’re addicted to pornography.  Sometimes the term abstinence can be... Read More »

Tips For Porn Addicts To Communicate With Their Spouse

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The emotional turmoil that pornography and sexual addiction creates in a marriage can be devastating.  After working with hundreds of porn addicts and their... Read More »

Telling Kids About Dad’s Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The decision about whether or not to disclose to your children that their father is addicted to pornography is a complex question.  This is especially true... Read More »

Feeling Crazy When Your Partner Is Addicted to Pornography

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Partners often feel confused and shocked when they find out about their husband’s pornography addiction (or other sexual behaviors).  Your spouse may have... Read More »

Coping With The Shock Of Your Partner’s Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   It can be paralyzing when you first learn that your partner is addicted to pornography (or other sexual behaviors).  Some partners find the disclosure not... Read More »

Establishing Boundaries When Your Husband’s Addicted to Pornography

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   When you are married to a partner who is addicted to pornography (or other sexual behavior), it becomes critical to establish non-negotiable boundaries. ... Read More »

Are Wives Codependent or Trauma Victims Of Their Husbands’ Porn Addiction?

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT Candidate   Beginning in the 1980’s much research spawned around the concept of sexual addiction as a disease.  Following other addiction models as a way to help... Read More »

What Wives Wish Their LDS Bishops Knew About Porn Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   After working with many LDS women who are married to pornography or sex addicts in Mesa Arizona, I’ve witnessed the intense need they feel for spiritual... Read More »

How Porn Addicts Can Help Their Wives

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Many of the men I work with struggle with how to best help their wives as they are working through an addiction to pornography.  The battle with porn... Read More »

Helping Your Son Avoid Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Parents often wonder what they can do to help their son avoid pornography problems.  They install filters on the computer, set rules around the cell phones,... Read More »

Finding a Counselor for Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   When I first started working as a counselor fifteen years ago, there were many counselors who did some fantastic counseling for general issues.  Issues... Read More »

Helping Loved Ones Overcome Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   “How can I help him with the pornography addiction?”  This is one of the most common questions I am asked as a professional counselor.  The question... Read More »

Sexual Abuse Encouraged the Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Kendal was only 6 years old.  He remembers how much he admired the teenage boy.  He was athletic, popular, and seemed to really enjoy spending time with... Read More »

LDS Youth and Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The pornography epidemic has brushed across the earth, and those who manufacture pornography are targeting young people.  In many instances they have... Read More »

Marriage Counseling Tips for Emotionally Focused Therapy in Mesa Arizona

By Matt Wheeler, MAPC, LAC   Do you ever ask yourself why you and your partner are always fighting? Or why you always feel attacked by him or her?  Why does it feels like you haven’t truly... Read More »

Overcoming Pornography Addiction With Transparency

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate        If you’ve been struggling with pornography addiction, then you’ve also experienced an increasing sense of shame.  It is a toxic shame that... Read More »

Developing Confidence in Teenage Girls in Mesa Arizona

By Claire Atenian Intern Psychotherapist, Fuller Theological Seminary   With the massive popularity of social media, it can be rough to develop confidence as a teenage girl in Mesa Arizona.  Have... Read More »

Finding Support When Your Husband is Addicted to Porn

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Finding support when your husband is addicted to porn might feel much more daunting than simple communication issues. Some women’s hurt and trauma can... Read More »

Recovering From Your Husbands Porn Addiction in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate       Recovering from your husband’s porn addiction can be painful.  Many women experience a feeling of emotional trauma when they learn about his... Read More »

LifeSTAR Phase Three for Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   LifeSTAR is a three phase clinical intervention for pornography addiction.  Our LifeSTAR program for pornography addiction in Mesa Arizona is different from... Read More »

LifeSTAR Phase Two for Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   LifeSTAR is a three phased treatment program for pornography addiction.  Our LifeSTAR program for pornography addiction in Mesa Arizona surpasses other... Read More »

LifeSTAR Phase One for Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   LifeSTAR is a three phased treatment program for pornography addiction and sexually compulsive behavior.  It is designed for adult, heterosexual men and... Read More »

Christmas Triggers for Teens Addicted to Porn in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The holiday season is such a blast because you’re out of school, you get to hang out with friends, and eat tons of delicious food at family activities. But... Read More »

Christmas Triggers for Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   The holiday season is filled with fun, food and friends!  But if you’re struggling with pornography addiction in Mesa AZ, then you’ll need to watch out... Read More »

Pornography Addiction Relapse in Mesa AZ – Are You At Risk?

By Jessica Hedgepeth, MS, BHT Family Strategies Counseling Center               Relapse. It’s an unpleasant word for most pornography addicts in Mesa AZ.  Thoughts of relapse conjure... Read More »

Christian Youth and Porn Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate Family Strategies Counseling Center        The plague of pornography has swept across the globe, and those who produce pornography are targeting youth. ... Read More »

Pastors Can Help Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate Family Strategies Counseling Center        Pastors have a tremendous opportunity to help Christians who are struggling with pornography addiction.  They... Read More »

Christians and Pornography Addiction in Mesa Arizona

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate Family Strategies Counseling Center        Our culture’s biblical values have disintegrated. A sea of pornography has swept its way across the globe.  It... Read More »

Advice for Couples in Recovery for Pornography Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Kim Buck, MAPC, LPC Family Strategies Counseling Center If you are a committed couple healing from the devastating effects of pornography addiction, you may often find this journey to be rocky... Read More »

Italian Speaking Counselor Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center We now proudly accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and provide an Italian-speaking counselor.  As a mental health provider within the Mesa Arizona community, we have a... Read More »

Czech Speaking Counselor Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center Our counseling center is now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides a Czech-speaking counselor.  We have provided professional counseling services within... Read More »

German Speaking Counselor Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center The Family Strategies Counseling Center accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides a German-speaking counselor.  We have been serving families in Mesa Arizona... Read More »

Spanish Speaking Counselors Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center The Family Strategies Counseling Center accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides Spanish-speaking counselors.  We have been serving families in Mesa Arizona... Read More »

Portuguese Speaking Counselor Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mesa Arizona

Family Strategies Counseling Center Our counseling center is now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and provides a Portuguese-speaking counselor.  We have been providing expert services in the Mesa... Read More »

Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Now Accepted at Counseling Center in Mesa AZ

Family Strategies Counseling Center After nearly fifteen years of serving families and individuals, we are pleased to announce that we accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance at our counseling... Read More »

Is My Teenage Son Addicted to Pornography in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   Discovery that your teenage son might be addicted to pornography can be a traumatic experience for many parents.  Sometimes you found out by stumbling... Read More »

How Do I Know If I'm Addicted to Porn in Mesa AZ

by Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   We've worked with over a thousand individuals impacted by pornography addiction in Mesa, Arizona.  How do you know if you're addicted to porn?  The... Read More »

Is My Husband Addicted to Pornography in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   We've had the opportunity in Mesa, AZ to speak with hundreds of women who are contemplating whether their husband is addicted to pornography.  Although some... Read More »

His Wife’s Response to His Porn Addiction in Mesa AZ

By Floyd Godfrey, LPC, CSAT candidate   His Wife's response to his pornography addiction in Mesa, Arizona was profound.  She felt like she’d been stabbed.  Sometimes it even hurt physically. ... Read More »