Join Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C on Live Radio Show Tonight at 6pm PST

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Join us tonight at 6pm PST! Carol the Coach will be interviewing Forest Benedict, LMFT, who a specialist in Sexual Addiction Treatment. Forest states, “As a therapist who specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction, the perspective that guides my work in attachment theory. From this viewpoint, sexual addiction is an attachment or intimacy disorder. When a secure attachment to a caregiver is not developed in early life, a person is more susceptible to addiction.”

In his book “Addiction as an Attachment Disorder”, Flores states it this way:

“No one ever escapes their need for satisfying relationships, and the degree to which we are unable to form healthy interpersonal intimacy determines the degree to which we are vulnerable to substitute [addiction] for human closeness” (p. 53).

Combine this lack of relational trust with the opportunity for a mood-altering experience, such as using pornography, and it is a formula for…

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