Counselor Barbara Seidel
Barbara Seidel, MA., LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin.
Barbara Seidel, MA, LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin. Barbara’s advanced trainings include being a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-candidate) which utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 Task Model for sexual and porn recovery, people who have been convicted of sexual crimes, those who struggle with substance use, weight loss, anxiety, depression, low self-image, lack of vocational direction, physical disabilities, or adjustment disorders.
Barbara’s Counseling Services
Sex/Porn Addiction Recovery
People understand drug and alcohol addiction, but many do not understand sexual addiction or sexually compulsive behavior. When sex becomes a strategy to meet our needs, it becomes addictive; sex becomes our most important need. This is the belief system of someone who exhibits compulsive sexual behavior or pornography use. Unmanageability abounds as the addictive belief system takes hold, quickly leading to chaos and uncertainty. Harmed relationships, lost jobs, and family discord are common areas of collateral damage when someone suffers from sexual addiction.
Sexual addiction is any sexually related, compulsive behavior that interferes with everyday living and causes significant impairment or distress in multiple areas. Shame often prevents many individuals suffering from sexual addiction from getting the professional care they need. However, the good news is that there is hope, and there is recovery from sexual addiction or addictive porn use. Megan uses the model developed by Patrick Carnes to help clients break through their denial and find hope in recovery. Using a trauma-informed, humanistic style, Megan will walk with you on your journey in recovery to help you begin to live your best life, free from the constraints of your addiction.