Working with Sex Addiction in Psychotherapy with Staci Sprout: Ep. 15

Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week we’re exploring a very important topic – sex and love addiction. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Staci Sprout. Staci Sprout is a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex addiction therapist with her own private practice in Seattle, Washington called r.evolution psychotherapy. The practice specializes in therapeutic recovery from sexual/relationship addiction, intimacy avoidance, and codependency.

Staci completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Washington and practiced therapy in several different types of clinical settings before opening her own private practice, Revolution Psychotherapy, in 2011. In addition to seeing clients, she also conducts frequent presentation and trainings on sex addiction, runs a psycho-educational blog, “A new sexual revolution,” and authored a memoir about sex addiction and recovery, entitled Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The treatment model Staci uses in her work with sex and love addiction.
  • Common mistakes therapists make when working with sex and love addiction.
  • Resources for therapists interested in growing their knowledge and skills in this area.
  • Staci’s thoughts on the societal stigma surrounding sex addiction as well as the future of its treatment.
  • And a great deal more!

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  • Counseling Spotlight: Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities

    “In this intensely personal memoir, Staci Sprout offers a vulnerable account of her recovery journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction. She was an honors student and cheerleader, and later a talented young social worker, but her life had a dark twist even her closest friends didn’t suspect. Childhood sexual abuse and exposure to pornography had ignited a drive to be sexual that eventually threatened to unravel her sanity and her life. Desperate for relief, she tried psychotherapy, hypnotism, bodywork, and traditional and pagan spirituality. Nothing helped until a near-death experience became a turning point and she found her way into the rooms of 12-Step recovery for sex addiction. Staci’s story reveals what can happen when a woman refuses to give up in her fight for dignity and freedom. The wisdom that emerges will be both a roadmap and inspiration for anyone, male or female, who struggles with sexual addiction – and to their loved ones.”

    Best of the Counseling and Mental Health Web: Center for Parent Information and Resources

    Our award this week goes to the Center for Parent Information and Resources or CPIR.

    CPIR serves as a central “Hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities

    All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve. The CPIR employs a user-centered process, gathering the perspectives of their experienced audience—Parent Center staff members and other experts—every step of the way, to create products and services that increase Parent Centers’ knowledge and capacity in specific domains.

    Raising a child with disabilities can present unique challenges, and so we think this is a fantastic resource for counselors to be aware of should they have any patients who could benefit from it. Furthermore, any counselor who may be seeing a patient with a disability, particularly a child may find the wealth of resources on CPIR very informative.

    Many congrats to them on their selection, and for maintaining such a fantastic resource.

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