Category Archives: Adam Glendye

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Patrick Carnes is the author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual AddictionAs a therapist, we often utilize his materials to enhance the content of sessions with our clients.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction is an easy read and a great resource to help explain the addiction cycle for people specifically struggling with Sexual Addiction.

Here is an excerpt from the book that details the cycle of addiction:

For sexual addicts an addictive experience progresses through a four-step cycle that intensifies with each repetition.

Preoccupation—the trance or mood wherein the addicts’ minds are completely engrossed with thoughts of sex. This mental state creates an obsessive search for sexual stimulation.

Ritualization—the addicts’ own special routines that lead up to the sexual behavior. The ritual intensifies the preoccupation, adding arousal and excitement.

Compulsive sexual behavior—the actual sexual act, which is the end goal of the preoccupation and ritualization. Sexual addicts are unable to control or stop this behavior.

Despair—the feeling of utter hopelessness addicts have about their behavior and their powerlessness.

If you see any of these patterns in your life, please reach out to a licensed therapist who is trained in Sexual Addictions work. We enjoy working with people to find the right fit in a therapist.

Adam R Glendye, LPC, NCC
Aglendye @growcounseling.com

The College Experience – Learning How to Budget

The College Experience – Learning How to Budget

Experience is a great teacher. We learn though successes, we learn through mistakes, and we even learn from the internet. This summer, we are helping our students learn before their college experience. We have pulled together our experience in working with some of the brightest students, experience from working on college campuses in counseling, student…

The College Experience – Choosing Your Major

The College Experience – Choosing Your Major

Experience is a great teacher. We learn though successes, we learn through mistakes, and we even learn from the internet. This summer, we are helping our students learn before their college experience. We have pulled together our experience in working with some of the brightest students, experience from working on college campuses in counseling, student…

Teaching Children to Play with Context and Purpose

Teaching Children to Play with Context and Purpose

Bob Clagett focuses on creating context and purpose for your children as they play in his TEDx Talk in the Creative Coast 2013. Bob Clagett is a maker. He likes to make stuff—so much so, that his website is www.iliketomakestuff.com. Clagett use the label “stuff” because his interests cover a wide range: music, MDF, personal records in marathons, restoring vintage Vespas, user interface, computers, and children. He is a maker from the moment he wakes up to the moment he closes his eyes. Read More »






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