The number of IT professionals I treat has grown steadily over the past 10 years. I have seen more IT people get addicted first by on-line porn and sometimes followed with other out-of-control behaviors.
Many IT professionals are very conflicted about their jobs and how they will ever get well if their problem is mainly on-line pornography.
I offer solutions that can reduce stress around the job and help them learn ways to either block pornography or manage pornography use with an accountability partner.
As a certified sex addiction therapist, I help people understand addiction as a disease rather than a moral issue. I help the addict see that they didn’t choose to become an addict, that addiction is like any other disease. I educate about sex addiction and multiple addictions. I treat both the addicted and the spouses, families and friends of the addicted, and treat both from a place of complete empathy, compassion and non-judgement.