What We Believe:
Addiction begins from unresolved and often time unrecognized wounds. It grows through the avoidance of the wounds that are mirrored in present day circumstances and are often manifested from feeling certain emotions in our relationships. We are made for connection and relationship. The problem is that we become disconnected and hurt from relationship. The good news is that we also become healed and reconnected through these same relationships. Relationship is the vehicle for healing and therapy serves to aid in this process.
Who We Are:
James is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-MHSP) in the State of Tennessee #2942 and specializes in sex addiction counseling and has received training under Patrick Carnes and the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). James is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). He also has received training in Emotional Focused Therapist (EFT) for couples counseling. James received his Masters in Counseling from Trevecca and a Masters in Theological Studies. In addition, James received specialized training in Sex Therapy from Richmont Graduate University specifically in the Institute for Sexual Wholeness
Lea's mission is for each client to find their true self and voice and see that so many of our negative storylines and scripts are just programming we have picked up throughout our lives. My heart is to follow each client's lead on where he or she needs to go versus my own agenda and / or preferences. It is in allowing space for our experiences of our full humanity that we realize that at our most fundamental level our essence is actually good and true.
Lea's main specialties are around trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction (love addiction, porn & sexual addiction, sexual shame & trauma, and other intimacy struggles). Lea is trained as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-C). Lea has extensive experience around relational conflict as well as with working with trauma and those affected by Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Lea has a passion for working with the spouses of the addiction.
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