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Emotional Incest: The Covert Abuse in the Relationship

Few intimacy problems raise more questions and confused looks than Emotional Incest.  Why? Because the power and influence of Emotional Incest significantly impacts healthy intimacy with covert yet destructive forces. These forces may underlie the more overt issues that couples argue about; Money, sex, children, or time with family. Such is the covert nature of Emotional Incest. The power…

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The Sex Addiction Battleground

Sex addiction recently found itself, once again, in the headlines following reports that Anthony Weiner, the former Congressman from New York, had entered treatment for sex addiction.  On the heels of his latest and third scandal in which Mr. Weiner was discovered to be sexting with dozens of women and an underage female, not only…

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Sex, Money and Power

JOIN US on March 10 or 11, 2016 in Austin or Dallas, Texas for an exciting 2.5 hr. workshop exploring personal money scripts in the Family-of-Origin, relational currency, and tools to restore financial balance in relationships. These experiential workshops will sample and debut the newly scheduled July 2016, 2.5 day intensives geared toward the clinician who…

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Why I Am A Sex Addiction Therapist

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means, first, do no harm.  This phrase is widely attributed to the Hippocratic Oath; the oath taken by new physicians to uphold ethical standards of care, although in truth the actual phrase is not written into the original version of the oath itself. Nonetheless, whether mandated or implied most doctors, therapists…

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Healing From Emotional Incest

According to his mother, Will always stood out as being the most challenging to parent, the one who struggled to make friends in middle school and the one who she saw as vulnerable to depressive episodes and stress. So it was a difficult time for Will when his parents divorced.  In truth it was a…

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