Counseling For Groups
Whereas support groups emphasize control of sexual acting out behaviors, our counseling groups focus on the underlying spiritual and emotional issues that contribute to sex addiction. Unlike support groups, these groups are led by a counselor who will control the interaction of the group. A counselor will often encourage group members to share their own issues for feedback from other members. A counselor may also use various therapeutic techniques to facilitate individual healing. These techniques would be done in front of the whole group as opposed to an individual counseling session. It is often the case that the whole group learns from the work one member does.
At Faithful & True, counseling groups meet weekly for two hours. We have groups for men struggling with sexual sobriety and for wives or women who are in relationship with a struggling man. Upon request, a receipt is available for your records. We are not a provider for any insurance company, we do not submit insurance claims, nor do we provide diagnostic coding for insurance purposes.
Groups are open-ended in that a person can join at any time and may “graduate” from the group when they have reached certain therapeutic goals or feel ready to leave. Attendance at these groups may often last for a year or more.
Your participation in one of our Men’s groups begins by scheduling an individual appointment with Jim Farm, or Chris Hardesty to begin the counseling relationship with Faithful & True. History, assessment of needs, and appropriate placement in groups is discussed. Women are requested to meet with Debbie Laaser, Susie Smidt or Elizabeth Hardesty before joining one of our women’s groups.
All groups require confidentiality to create safety for those involved.
If you would like more information about our counseling groups, or would like to schedule an initial assessment meeting with one of our counselors, please call 952.746.3880 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org