Counseling Overview

The Christian journey calls all believers to live in alignment with the example set forth by Jesus Christ. However, for a myriad of reasons (summarized in Romans 7:15), many Christians find themselves caught in the noose of sexual addiction. Shame, guilt, and absence of qualified help often perpetuate the secret life of a person ensnared in the cycle of addiction. Now there is hope.

Pure Desire specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction and intimacy disorders within the Christian community. Each clinician at Pure Desire has years of training and experience in assessment and treatment of sex addiction. Treatment is provided with close attention to confidentiality and respect for each client. The Pure Desire treatment program is biblically-based and clinically-sound. It integrates individual counseling, couples counseling (when the spouse is impacted), and group therapy. A complimentary, anonymous consultation is available to you. Please call the Pure Desire office at 503.489.0230 to schedule a confidential appointment and learn more about our treatment programs.

If you live too far away from our office in Gresham, Oregon to come in for appointments, you can still receive counseling through Pure Desire! Over 70% of our clients attend their sessions through video calls.

CSAT AND PSAP Certified Clinicians

Sexual addiction is a complex addiction, but there is hope! Clinicians at Pure Desire are Certified Sex Addiction Therapists (CSATĀ®s) and/or Pastoral Sex Addiction Professionals (PSAPs). All have completed a two-year training curriculum and supervision process developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes and the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

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