One Day You'll Thank Me

S3: E8 Guest Expert, Michelle Holleman, Sex Addictions Therapist, Understanding the Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System

June 23, 2021 Dr. Tara Egan
One Day You'll Thank Me
S3: E8 Guest Expert, Michelle Holleman, Sex Addictions Therapist, Understanding the Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System
Show Notes

Cast:
Dr. Tara Egan, host
Anna, teen co-host
Michelle Holleman, Sex Addiction Therapist - guest expert

Hey listeners, today Tara and Anna are having a very interesting conversation with Michelle Holleman, Sex Addiction Therapist. Michelle specializes in the treatment of chronic infidelity, betrayal, other traumatic relationship experiences, and family systems in addiction. What Tara has been seeing over and over lately in her practice is how sex addiction is playing a huge role in the family dynamics and how it is affecting the kids of these families. Tune in to hear the discussion about "Understanding the Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System."

 We'll discuss:

  1. What is a sex addiction? (Note: It' not addiction to having intercourse and typically starts at a young age) 
  2. How sex addiction impact the brain and how similar it is to drug and alcohol addiction.
  3. What causes it? How is it diagnosed?
  4.  What are the risk factors associated with developing a sex addiction?
  5. The different types of addiction.
  6. How ANY addiction impacts the entire family. What are some ways that the family may be impacted?
  7. Porn addiction, infidelity, sex offenders, pedophiles

Sometimes parents think their kids/teens don’t know or are oblivious to the fact that a parent has a sex addiction. Almost always, kids know that something is going on. So how do we handle that as parents and  how do we prevent ourselves or our kids from developing a sex addiction?

To get in touch with Michelle in Charlotte, NC go to www.lifehealingcounseling.com lots of free resources, free assessments. Another great resource is www. seekingintegrity.com drop in groups


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