guide for hiring a pornography addiction therapist

Guide to Hiring the Right Therapist to Help you Beat Porn Addiction

If you have been on this blog for a while, you know that I recommend hiring a therapist to help you in your fight against porn addiction.

If it is your first time hiring a therapist, I know you might struggle to know where to begin. That is why I have written this comprehensive guide to help you easily pick a therapist who will be helpful.

There are several key factors I want you to consider when picking a therapist. The rest of the factors are too small and you should not be worried about them.

Some people have hired therapists but then they didn’t benefit from the service of the therapist simply because they didn’t consider these factors.

I will also tell you where to find a wide range of therapists to choose from.

Okay, let’s get right into the factors you should consider when hiring a therapist to help you beat porn addiction.

Area of Specialization

It sounds like common sense but this is huge. Any therapist you meet is able to help you but then you stand a better chance of recovering if you get a therapist who is specialized in dealing with addictions.

There are many other areas of specialization in which therapists venture into. Now that you want to quit porn, make sure you get a therapist who is specialized in dealing with addictions.

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Rewiring a human mind to quit porn is not the same as convincing a mind to avoid committing suicide. What causes porn addiction is not the same as what causes suicidal thoughts.

A general therapist has an idea of dealing with both cases and may go ahead to deal with them for the sake of making money.

But we don’t want to pay for a mediocre service that is not going to help us much. The reason you are hiring a therapist is because you want to quit porn completely.

On the website I will show you to hire a therapist from, you’ll find areas of specialization of all therapists. Look for therapists specialized in dealing with addictions.

Gender

I don’t know what gender you would prefer your therapist to be. This is an important factor because it will affect how easily you open up.

If you naturally fear men, opening up to a male therapist may be a challenge to you. Remember that the issue you want the therapist to help you with is sensitive.

On the other hand, if you don’t trust ladies, you may struggle to open up to a female therapist.

The general guide I give is if you are in a relationship or married, consider taking a male therapist. If you are married but you prefer a female therapist, talk to your wife first.

If you are single, you are free to choose either male or female depending on what gender you prefer talking to.

Personally, I prefer female therapists because I find them softer than male therapists.

Age

You may not specifically know the age of your therapist but of course you can easily gauge it. In your life, I’m sure you relate differently with people of different ages.

How you talk to someone in his 20s is not the same way you talk to someone over 60 years old. When you pick a therapist to help you, if possible, get a therapist in the age bracket which you trust the most.

Some trust people over 60 years old because they believe such people have great experience.

Others trust people between 30 and 60 years old the most because they believe these people are at the peak of their performance.

Others still trust people under 30 years believing that their young minds are sharp in solving problems. Whatever age group you are most comfortable with, pick a therapist from it.

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I am young, still under 30 and I prefer people over 60 years old if I want to get any advice. I believe they have enough experience to help with issues.

If you have a different perspective, feel free to go for it. We are raised different people.

Language

Most, if not all therapists you will find online use English as their language of communication. I believe you are good enough in English or else you wouldn’t have read this article this far.

The only concern you need to have is the accent of the therapist you speak to. Some may have a deep tongue than others.

Make sure you are able to listen and understand what your therapist is saying without struggling. It will be a great loss if you can’t hear your therapist clearly.

Test with different Therapists

When you consider the factors I have mentioned above, you may not get the perfect therapist with the first shot. If you do, thank God.

What will most likely happen is you will change therapists a few times before you find the one who suits you best. Feel free to switch your therapist for your own good.

In the end, you may not find a therapist who fits perfectly in your preferred conditions but the good news is that you don’t need a perfect therapist to be able to beat porn addiction.

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It only means that you will have to be more proactive to overcome your addiction. However, the least you can settle for is that the therapist be specialized in dealing with addictions.

If the therapist is not specialized in addictions, you may have to work a lot harder to beat your addiction to porn and masturbation.

Conclusion

There you have the key factors to consider when picking a therapist. Don’t concern yourself about getting the perfect therapist on the first go. Only make sure you select a therapist specialized in addictions.

From there onwards, feel free to switch your therapist in case you feel the one you have is not very helpful.

All the best!