Gaslighting: Opting Out

By MJ Denis, LPC, LMFT Associate, CST, CCPS Figuring out that you have been gaslighted is often a mixed experience. On one hand, you may feel a sense of relief and validation. If you have been gaslighted, you may have felt confused, off balance, and at times even...

Gaslighting: Part 3

By MJ Denis, LPC, LMFT Associate, CST, CCPS Today, MJ continues her series on gaslighting with a look at three kinds of gaslighting. Thanks again, MJ! Gaslighting is a term used to describe a set of behaviors one person uses to create confusion in another person by...

Gaslighting: Part 2

We are very fortunate to have PSA therapist, MJ Denis, sharing over the next few weeks. Last week, MJ explained the phenomenon of gaslighting — a form of manipulation/emotional abuse that’s very familiar to many wives of sex addicts. MJ then went on to...

Gaslighting: Part 1

Over the next several weeks, Texas-based PSA counselor, MJ Denis is going to share on a form of emotional abuse that is familiar to many wives/partners of sex addicts. Many thanks to her for sharing her wisdom with the community! Surviving Gaslighting: Know Your...

SA and OCD: Part II

Last week certified sex addiction therapist and clinical partner specialist, Dan Drake, began looking at the topic of SA and OCD. This was in response to a community member question: “How often do you find the SA (sex addict) also has OCD?” You can see the...

SA and OCD: Ask the Experts

Today we continue our Ask the Experts series with Dan Drake, CSAT and CCPS (APSATS) answering the question “How often do you find the SA also has OCD”? Dan’s Answer This is a good but difficult question: How often do sex addiction and Obsessive...