If you are seeking help: You are not alone!
Safe Passages provides counseling services offered by Barbara Steffens PhD LPCC (Ohio). No matter the situation, having someone to walk with you can help. Professional mental health counseling provides support, information, education and assistance in resolving problems that arise in many life situations. These can include life crises, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, problems at work and relationship abuse. Dr. Steffens specializes in helping partners or spouses of so-called “sex addicts” and those who have experienced relational betrayal. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays only, beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
As a trained pastoral counselor, Dr. Steffens can work closely with you to integrate your spiritual life and beliefs into your individualized counseling program.
Dr. Steffens does not provide distance counseling outside of the state of Ohio. For referrals in your area, please go to www.APSATS.org.
Recovery Coaching for Partners/Spouses of “sex addicts”:
Coaching is a professional support service offered through Safe Passages Counseling.
Coaching is not counseling for a mental disorder, but is a process where your strengths are identified and built upon as you seek to understand and respond to being in relationship with a sexual addict or compulsive person. The focus is on releasing your strengths, creativity, and problem-solving skills to enable you to move forward into healthy living and relationships.
Coaching can take place by telephone or other electronic resources, as well as face-to-face. It is highly flexible, tailored to meet your schedule and needs.
Both individual and group coaching are available for partners.
Dr. Steffens is a Board Certified Coach (BCC), certified through NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors).
Next Steps: If you are interested in coaching, we will have a brief phone consultation to determine the appropriateness of entering into a coaching relationship.
Contact Dr. Steffens with any questions and to further discuss your needs. I can provide coaching assistance by phone, internet or in person.
Schedule Session: View Dr. Steffens calendar and schedule a consultation or coaching session.
Additional places to look for help if the issue is Sex addiction and/or betrayal:
APSATS.org– find therapists or coaches who are trained in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model
PoSARC.com– a thorough on-line resource center for partners
SASH.net– Professional organization for those who treat sex addiction. There is a directory of members on their site.
IACSAS – Professional Christian organization those those who treat sex addiction. There is a directory of members on their site.
Safe Passages and Dr. Steffens do not endorse any individual or group of providers. It is up to you, the consumer, to carefully review the qualifications and training of those who you might contact for help.