How can you help others in their recovery journey? The audience asked three experts their questions about pornography addiction and recovery, healing from betrayal trauma, and rebuilding marriages. The panel of therapists included Dan Gray, LCSW, CSAT; Dorothy Maryon, CMHC; and Mark Bell, LMFT, CSAT.
This session was part of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on April 18, 2015.
Dan Gray, LCSW, CSAT
Dan Gray is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the country. He is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions and compulsive behaviors. He co-authored and edited Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors. Dan is married and the father of four. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, biking, and anything outdoors.
Dorothy Maryon, CMHC
Dorothy Maryon is a licensed clinical mental health counselor for the LifeSTAR program, specializing in partner’s issues associated with sexual addiction and compulsivity in marriage. She has written and presented on relational trauma; creating safety when trust has been betrayed; grief and trauma work; what happy couples know; shame resilience; and sexual addiction and compulsivity. She was married to the late Daniel Maryon and they are the parents of three children.
Mark Bell, LMFT, CSAT
Mark Bell, LMFT, CSAT is a marriage and family therapist and a certified sex addiction therapist with Psychological Counseling Services, Ltd. in Scottsdale, AZ. He works with men struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors as well as the spouses and families impacted by the unhealthy sexual choices of their loved one. He trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes, the renowned expert on sexual addiction. Mark received degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi and Brigham Young University. He has frequently been interviewed and published in the media, and speaks nationally regarding topics of sexual and mental health. Mark and his wife, Dyan, are the parents of 5 sons.