Identifying a pornography addiction is one thing. Knowing how to address it is another thing entirely. Mark shares the first steps to a realistic path of recovery from the compulsive attachment to pornography with regards to getting honest with oneself, recognizing and responding to triggers, establishing a long-term plan of action and accountability, dealing with the understandable reactions of loved ones affected by pornography addiction, and transforming physical intensity into emotional intimacy.
This session was part of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on April 18, 2015.
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.