Our approach to recovery is thorough and comprehensive.

Doug White and Associates provides a wide range of services for those struggling with issues of sex addiction, trauma, intimacy disorders, chemical addiction, process addictions, affair recovery, and sexual abuse. We also offer programs for couples in crisis as well as those embarking on marriage. Our staff will create a specialized and personalized treatment plan uniquely designed to meet your needs and get you on the path to living a more fulfilled life. Our approach to recovery is thorough and comprehensive.

We begin with an extensive initial assessment, including screenings for addictive and behavioral disorders. At Doug White and Associates, you will interact with professionals who empathize with your struggles and provide hope for the future through proven therapeutic interventions.

We recommend all new clients undergo a comprehensive initial assessment during which a full history of the client is taken. Once the presenting problems are addressed, a treatment plan will be created that is determined to provide the best outcome for the client. We provide screening tests and other assessments when appropriate. In some cases, the partner may be invited to attend an initial session to obtain a more accurate history.

Assessments utilized by Doug White and Associates:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Index - Revised (PTSI-R)
  • Money and Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI)
  • Sexual Addiction Screening Test - Revised (SAST-R)
  • Sexual Dependency Inventory 4.0 (SDI 4.0)

The staff at Doug White & Associates is specifically trained and experienced to provide optimum individual therapy for spouses/partners of addicts battling sexual compulsivity and intimacy disorders as well as survivors of childhood trauma. We also provide counseling services for those who struggle with anxiety, depression, co-dependency, boundaries, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are experienced and trained in traditional methods of psychotherapy as well as evidence-based addiction and trauma approaches. Some of our counselors in trained in trauma specific treatment approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Issues we address in Individual Therapy:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Addictions
  • Personality Disorders
  • Intimacy Disorders
  • Co-Dependency
  • Boundaries
  • Sex and Porn Addiction
  • Love Addiction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Changes

It can be challenging to find a therapist who truly understands the trauma you are experiencing as a result discovering your partner’s sex addiction. The emotional pain of betrayal can be overwhelming. At Doug White & Associates we address the specific concerns and needs at those of those suffering from the devastating impact of a partner’s sex addiction and resulting infidelity. Through supportive individual therapy, group and workshop intensives, partners can begin healing from the effects of the infidelity and betrayal. They can build a renewed sense of themselves as they learn they are not alone.

At Doug White and Associates, we work as a treatment team to help you and your spouse overcome, together, the struggle that you are going through. We are trained in helping sex addicts find freedom over their addiction and help them rebuild the relationships damaged as a result of their addiction.

We provide specialized marriage counseling for couples impacted by unfaithfulness, betrayal or lack of intimacy in the relationship. Our approach enables these couples to manage the consequences of addiction, build positive communication skills, reduce shame, rebuild trust, deal with disclosure of secrets, and develop a healthy sexual life and increase connection within the marriage or relationship. We utilize different models of therapy depending upon your specific problem. We use evidence based marital therapy models based on Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method.

There are many reasons why couples choose to seek counseling. It could be parenting differences, time management, feelings of disconnection, conflict and arguing, lack of intimacy, or conflict with in-laws. At Doug White and Associates, we are here to walk beside you in your marriage and help you rediscover and reconnect with one another once again.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

We offer premarital counseling for you and your future spouse. Our approach is wholistic and utilizes assessments and tools from PREPARE/ENRICH. We utilize these assessments to explore potential barriers to success and authentic intimacy in your marriage to help ensure you get a strong start. By taking a proactive approach in your relationship with your future spouse, you can strengthen your ability to manage conflict, improve your ability to communicate needs and wants as well as your emotions.

Taking a proactive approach to marriage might look different to different people. For some, it might include a discussion about adoption or having your first child. For others, it could be how to manage stress or finances as a couple. At Doug White and Associates, we work with you to ensure your union is the best it can be!

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

FACING THE SHADOWS: A NEW BEGINNING

Facing the Shadows is a program for individuals with sexual compulsion and is conducted in an atmosphere of safety, confidentiality, and respect. All new clients are screened to determine if a candidate is a good fit and will derive optimum benefit from the program. The group is therapist led and utilizes the Facing the Shadows workbook. It covers the first seven tasks of the Carnes researched, evidence-based thirty-task model, the most respected model for treating sex addiction.

RECOVERY ZONE: MAINTAINING AND UNDERSTANDING SOBRIETY

Sobriety is critical to developing healthy sexuality, but ceasing the behavior is not enough to stay in recovery. Sexual acting out behavior is only a symptom of the core issues fueling the addiction. True recovery is achieved through acquiring the necessary coping skills to deal with difficult situations and emotions. Clients attending this group learn how to recognize multiple addictions, how to make decisions that suit their individual needs, and how to live an optimal life.

3 AND 5-DAY MENS’ SEX/PORN ADDICTION INTENSIVES

Mens’ Sex/Porn Addiction Intensive is a great way to kick start your recovery from sex/porn addiction and is a great investment of your time and money. Sex addiction initial recovery is a two to five-year process that impacts the rest of an individual’s life. Our intensive provides a safe and secure place for you to begin working towards discovering and understanding what healthy sexuality
encompasses. We utilize group counseling techniques and breakout sessions that help you break through initial barriers of recovery. Individual intensive workshops can be made available upon special request.

Our intensive is led by clinically trained, master’s level counselors, some who have earned or are in the process of earning the title of CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). The approach we use at Doug White & Associates is modeled after the work of Dr. Patrick Carnes, a renowned pioneer in sex addiction treatment. This treatment modality addresses not only the identified behaviors of sex addiction but goes to the root of them.

Due to the nature of our intensives, space is limited to four participants in order to help provide the best environment for your first steps in recovery.

TOPICS:

  • Denial
  • Unmanageability
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Neurochemistry of Addiction
  • Family of Origin Dynamics
  • Forms of Abuse (Past and/or Current)
  • Boundaries
  • The Cycle of Addiction
  • Tools Required For Sex Addiction Recovery
  • Spiritual Issues Associated With Sex Addiction
IMPORTANT INTENSIVE WORKSHOP DETAILS

FORMAT - We utilize a group experience during intensives. Individual counseling is not part of the intensive workshop. During the breakout sessions, you will have time to share and process the material and your story. The sessions will start around 9:00am and end around 5:00pm.

Our intensives are just that – intense. They are specifically designed to maximize your time and investment. This is NOT a retreat. Participants will be transitioning between educational big group time, small group breakout sessions, and activities.

We offer two options: Three-Day and Five-Day Mens’ Sex and Pornography Intensives:

3-Day Intensive [Subject to change]
DAY ONE DAY TWO DAY THREE
The Brain on Porn Recognizing Traumas Tools to Conquer
Breaking Through Denial Exploring Limbic Lies Your Identity
Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling
Lunch Lunch Lunch
Your Addictive Cycle Key Sexual Experiences and History Establishing Sobriety
Recognizing Denial Arousal Template Battle Plan
Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling
Sobriety Agreement Next Steps
5-Day Intensive [Subject to change]
DAY ONE DAY TWO DAY THREE DAY FOUR DAY FIVE
The Brain on Porn Recognizing Traumas Emotional Regulation Boundaries Tools to Conquer
Breaking Through Denial Exploring Limbic Lies Fantasy vs Reality Abstinence List Your Identity
Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Your Addictive Cycle Key Sexual Experiences and History First and Second Order Changes Healthy Sexuality and Relationships Establishing Sobriety
Recognizing Denial Arousal Template Personal Disclosure Courtship Gone Awry Sobriety Statement
Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling
Sobriety Agreement Next Steps

TECHNOLOGY FREE ENVIRONMENT - Our workshops are hyper-focused on kickstarting your recovery. Due to their intense nature, we will be requesting you turn off your cell phones, laptops, and all electronic devices for the duration of the program. This will limit distractions, ensuring you take the most stable next step of recovery possible. If you are concerned about minor children and/or emergencies, we recommend that you call in the morning or leave a video recording for them.

We suggest you bring everything you would minimally bring for an overnight trip: A change of clothes and basic toiletries. For the workshop you will need to bring a journal and pen/pencil so that you may take any desired extra notes after the sessions have ended. This journal can be a valuable tool later in your recovery.

LODGING AND MEALS - Our intensives are currently held in Baton Rouge, LA at our office. Nearby reasonably priced accommodations are available on Bluebonnet Blvd, Essen Lane, Siegen Lane, or College Drive. If you choose to fly, your options include either Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) or the New Orleans (MSY) airport. If you already reside within the Baton Rouge area, we suggest staying at a local hotel to maximize the experience.

We will provide lunches, coffee and snacks. You will be allotted time for breakfast and dinner. There are numerous restaurants and dining establishments in the area.

AFTERCARE - We view our intensives as a kickstart in taking your next step in recovery. During the program it is likely you will identify areas you wish to address with an individual counselor while continuing your recovery journey. We will help tailor an aftercare plan to specifically meet your recovery needs and will work with your local therapist in providing discharge summaries and our clinical recommendations.

COST - The cost of our three-day Mens’ Sex/Porn Addiction Intensive is $2,000.00. A deposit of $500 is required upon reservation. The five-day Mens’ Sex/Porn Addiction Intensive is $4,000.00. A deposit of $1,500 is required upon reservation. These workshops provide the equivalent of 4-8 months of counseling in an abbreviated amount of time. Prices includes all workshop materials.