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The Healing Power of Accountability – VLOG


Accountability is an essential part of a successful recovery plan and yet so many people resist implementing it. Check out my recent vlog where I share about my experience with accountability and why it is such a powerful modality for healing. –Forest … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Fire Your Accountability Partner (New XXXChurch Article)


Successful recovery will not occur without a strong accountability relationship. Finding the right partner can be difficult and sometimes “firing” the wrong fit is a necessary step toward health. In my recent XXXChurch article, I shared “5 Reasons to Fire Your Accountability Partner“. … Continue reading

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From Addiction to Connection: Radio Interview with “Carol the Coach” & Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C


Last night I had the privilege of being interviewed on live radio by “Carol the Coach“. Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW, PCC, CSAT is a psychotherapist who hosts the informative show called “Sexual Addiction: Strength/Hope/Recovery“. Carol invited me to join her … Continue reading

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Recovery on the Road: Preparing for The Temptations of Travel


For those in recovery, temptations can skyrocket in times of travel. Away from home, addicts experience anonymity and lack of structure that can be detrimental for the unprepared traveler. One simple strategy for trips is to create a effective tool … Continue reading

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My Path Out of Porn Addiction: A Therapist’s Journey


When I recently wrote about my promotion to Clinical Director and the career journey that led me to this work I love to do, I omitted a significant piece of my history. We all have a back-story. It is ours … Continue reading

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Defending Against “Pre-Lapse”: Moving from Complacency to Commitment


Time and time again, I have watched the sprint of early recovery dissipate into a stroll of complacency. Initial passion, often fueled by crisis or catastrophe, pushes people powerfully forward. Yet, unless this momentum is maintained, addicts will gradually revert … Continue reading

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“The Procrastination Pit” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


Last night my family and I went out to celebrate a major milestone; the completion of a project that was years in the making. The nature of this so called “project” was unique. It was birthed four years ago, when … Continue reading

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