Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
(please choose) 37645
At the root of addiction is deep emotional pain. With that kind of pain, of course a person wants to "numb out" or forget for a little while. Others with that kind of pain distract themselves with busy-ness, taking care of everyone else (codependency), overworking, doing computer games excessively, gambling, viewing pornography, and countless other compulsive behaviors. Without treating the root cause-- deep emotional pain-- people with addictions will relapse again and again. Work with a therapist trained in EMDR trauma therapy to resolve the root cause. Nothing else works to resolve emotional trauma like EMDR therapy. Visit EMDRIA's website or give me a call to explain how it works.
Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
I have worked with clients in all stages in the cycle of addiction and recovery. This has allowed me to understand the power and control that addiction has over the addict and the family system. It is my belief that no one begins the life of addiction with the intentions to succumb to the power it contains. With support, empowerment, and commitment, I have seen clients overcome the chains of addiction and become free to live the life of which they are capable.
Lara Edington, MA, CPC
MA in Prof. Counseling & Certified Prof. Coach
9111 Cross Park Dr. Suite D200, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
I work with Sexual Addictions in men and women whether it be multiple partners, excessive masturbation, pornography, or any other sexual problem. I relate well to both sexes and am able to help people feel at ease from the first few minutes of the initial session. I also work with their significant others to relieve some of the hurt and pain that comes along with being in a relationship with a sex addict. I offer a group for men who have addictions to porn that meets weekly where these men can gain support from each other but also receive treatment through the group as well.