The discovery of a Partner or Spouse's acting out or affair behavior can be one of the most devastating events in our lives. It can make us question everything about our relationships or marriage. The first phase of treating a betrayed partner is stabilization and that requires a great deal of resources for the partner to feel heard, seen, understood and to sort out next steps.
Along with my training in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I am an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist and have completed training with the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists as a Clinical Partners Specialist - Candidate.
I can help you navigate the devastation you are feeling and direct you to additional resources for healing and support. You do not have to go through this alone.
The Association of Partners of Sex Addiction Trauma Specialists is an organization dedicated to training coaches and therapists to assist those who have been betrayed by their partner. If you are hurting, realize that this betrayal causes genuine trauma, and you do not have to go through it alone.
In part one of this two part series, MJ Denis, LPC, LMFT, describes the effects of infidelity trauma:
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