Counselor Patrick Eilers
Patrick Eilers, M.A., LPC, CSAT, received his master's degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary - Michigan.
Patrick Eilers, MA, LPC, CSAT, received his master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from Moody Theological Seminary – Michigan.
Patrick’s advanced training includes being a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist utilizing Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 Task Model for recovery.
Patrick’s Counseling Experiences:
We provide individual counseling in-office, online (Zoom), or by phone.
Sex/Porn Addiction Recovery
Like an alcoholic unable to stop drinking, sexual addicts are unable to stop their self-destructive sexual behavior. Family breakups, financial disasters, loss of jobs, and risk to life are the painful themes of their stories. Sex addicts come from all walks of life – they may be ministers, physicians, homemakers, factory workers, salespersons, secretaries, clerks, accountants, therapists, dentists, politicians, or executives, to name just a few examples. Most were abused as children – sexually, physically, or emotionally. Most grew up in families where addiction flourished, including alcoholism, compulsive eating, and compulsive gambling. Most also grapple with other addictions, but they find sex addiction the most difficult to stop. Much hope nevertheless exists for these addicts and their families. Sex addicts have shown an ability to transform a life of self-destruction into a life of self-care, a life in chaos and despair, into one of confidence and peace.
Sexual addiction is defined as any sexually related, compulsive behavior which interferes with everyday living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment. Sexual addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity. By any name, it is a compulsive behavior that completely dominates the addict’s life. Sexual addicts make sex a priority more important than family, friends, and work. Sex becomes the organizing principle of addicts’ lives. They are willing to sacrifice what they cherish most to preserve and continue their unhealthy behavior.