How many times have you promised yourself - “Just one last time”? You want to quit. You know you need to quit. But you just can’t. That’s because, in order to conquer an obstacle you’ve never been able to overcome before, you need to approach it from an angle that you’ve never tried before. Many people struggle needlessly because they think they can overcome their problems on their own. Odds are you can’t on your own. Let us help you. Play the video. Fill out the form. Together, we can gain freedom from the pit ensnaring you.
Gerry Pettyjohn has 8 years of experience as a professional counsellor helping people to overcome sexual addiction. Many of you reading this page might not understand sex addiction. You may be in denial or you are just looking for more information. Please read this page and complete the sex addiction screening test to gain further understanding.
Patrick Carnes is a pioneer in sex addiction counselling, research and recovery. He was the first person to use the term "sex addiction" in his book, “Out of the Shadows." He describes this problem as “any sexually-related, compulsive behaviour which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one's work environment.”
Doug Weiss, author and clinician, says, “Sex addiction is a way some people medicate their feelings and/or cope with their stresses to the degree that their sexual behaviour becomes their major coping mechanism for stresses in their life. The individual often cannot stop this sexual behaviour for any great length of time by themselves. The sex addict spends a lot of time in the pursuit of his or her sexual behaviour/fantasy or they may have a binge of sexual behaviours.”
When you compare sexual addictions to substance addictions like alcohol or drugs, the same 7 criteria for dependence are relevant:
Sex addiction appears in many forms with the most common being:
No matter what form your sexual addiction has taken, you can find help with sex addiction counselling at Living in Freedom Therapy. Certified sexual recovery therapist, Gerry Pettyjohn, has dealt with every form of sexual dependency or fetish. No matter how strange an addiction seems or how alone it makes you feel, you can count on non-judgmental support. If you have 3 or more of the above criteria, call or text Gerry at 204-292-5058 to book an appointment. He has "been there and done that" with regards to sex addiction and recovery and he is dedicated to providing you with a safe place to break free of your addiction.
If you feel the need to do more self-examination on this subject:
If you score higher than a six, call or text 204-292-5058 to book an appointment and get on the road to recovery.
"I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself" (Exodus 19:4).