Infidelity or Affairs

Infidelity, or cheating, in a relationship or marriage can be devastating and may mark the end the relationship. However, sometimes couples (either with the help of a professional or on their own) can repair the relationship and develop an even stronger, healthier bond. Infidelity can cause a myriad of feelings in both partners, including confusion, grief, guilt, anger, and betrayal. A therapist specializing in infidelity is trained to help you and your partner(s) develop tools to better communicate (and fight constructively) and move past the affair. In addition to helping those who have experienced cheating in a relationship recover, counseling for infidelity can also be helpful if you and your partner are considering a breakup or a divorce – having a professional guide you can aide the both of you in making an informed decision. Think it might be time to give counseling a try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s affairs/infidelity experts today.

Meet the specialists

There are many reasons why someone might stray from their intimate partner. Statics say that 30% of a couples deal with infidelity in their relationship. Affairs can occur in 'happy' relationships and in troubled relationships. Affairs can be result of personal dissatisfaction in a relationship and or dissatisfaction within your partner. I do believe that a relationship can heal from an affair and that with the right therapuetic approach a couple can be healed from an affair.

— Galina Litvin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Ramon, CA

Infidelity and affairs can create major discourse in relationships and marriages and may make you feel that everything you thought you knew has been turned on its head. You may feel like there is no way to get past it and no way to trust again. I'm here to tell you that there's hope and your relationship or marriage can thrive and move past the disruption that infidelity has caused. I specialize in helping couples understand what went wrong and how to work together to make it work!

— Dominique Battle, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Winter Park, FL
 

Couples Therapy provides communication tools to effectively problem-solve, build trust, and develop intimacy. Whether you’re married, considering marriage, or just starting out, my Couples Therapy sessions give primary focus on the relationship issues, while building on self-improvement and self-awareness.

— Dr. Carolyn Becker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Worth, TX
 

Infidelity does not mean the end of a relationship. Sometimes it does for a number of reasons. Sometimes the couple come together and realize they are better together than apart. We are all unique and no one story or consequence is the same. If you are a single or married woman trying your best to cope with your partner's cheating, but feel like you're emotionally coming apart at the seams, therapy through Confidence Creator Counseling may be exactly what you need.

— Sally Raiford, MA, LMFT, CH, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tampa, FL

Sex therapy is used to deeply support those who are navigating the impact of extra-marital relationships. Perhaps you have recently discovered your partner’s infidelity, or are wanting to better understand your own forbidden liaison. I am comfortable and experienced exploring matters of the heart and its often seemingly oppositional needs.

— Sara Okman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Affairs and infidelity trauma are two of the most challenging issues clinicians face when working with couples. I specialize in infidelity which encompasses more than 50% of my caseload. I work with individuals and partners through ambivalence and understanding of infidelity, healing trauma and repairing trust. I completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, Gottman's Trauma & Affair Recovery Program and am a Beyond Affairs Network trainer and recovery coach.

— Ciara Braun, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, MI

Infidelity is one of the most hurtful experiences in life. However, I've also had numerous clients of mine tell me how infidelity has allowed them to understand each other more effectively and as a result, have a BETTER relationship. While it's not ideal to go through infidelity, it does not have to be the end of the relationship. Couples therapy is the most direct way to address what went wrong and what needs to be different. I'll show you concrete steps to overcome the infidelity challenges.

— KIN LEUNG, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burlingame, CA
 

It feels like the end, but betrayal can be the beginning. When everything is on the table and no one is holding back, the real communication begins and so does the healing.

— Stefanie Rosen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA

A third of divorces are being caused by online affairs. The ability to have an affair without even having to leave the comfort of your home coupled with the ability to easily locate an ex can be too tempting. Couples are not equipped with the information and tools needed to effectively communicate about the role the Internet will play in their relationship. The #InternetProofRelationship program provides guidance and support to help prevent or recover from online infidelity.

— Dr. Tenille Richardson-Quamina, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

In addition to being an Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in TX, I am also a Certified Sex Therapist through the Texas Sex Therapy Institute. I completed additional education and training in order to be competent to work with couples struggling with infidelity or affairs.

— Katherine Mitchell, Counselor in Houston, TX

A third of divorces are being caused by online affairs. The ability to have an affair without even having to leave the comfort of your home coupled with the ability to easily locate an ex can be too tempting. Couples are not equipped with the information and tools needed to effectively communicate about the role the Internet will play in their relationship. The #InternetProofRelationship program provides guidance and support to help prevent or recover from online infidelity.

— Dr. Tenille Richardson-Quamina, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Affairs, cheating, and infidelity can have tremendous impact on a couple. I help couples reconnect and rebuild after an affair.

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Trinity, FL

I have worked with many couples on the brink of losing their relationships to lust. Infidelity comes in many forms and the reasons people stray are varied. I lead couples through a process that helps them learn from the affair, incorporate the new information, and negotiate a new monogamy between them. There is no right way to overcome infidelity, but there are many ways that are unhelpful and unhealthy. Recovering from an affair is possible. Don't leave your relationship susceptible.

— Mark Cagle, Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Are You Struggling With? Confusion about ending your relationship Being understood by your partner Insecurity because you cannot resolve the past Loneliness because you feel your relationship is unfulfilling Anxiety because your future with your partner is uncertain Our Services Help With Communicate more effectively, so you can have difficult conversations with ease Rebuild trust, so you can feel more secure and regain hope for the future Let go of the past, so you can be more present Find las

— Bevill and Associates LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, AL

Infidelity or affairs are sexual relationships that exceed the agreed upon boundaries of a relationship. They are symptoms of often submerged problems in the people and/or the relationship. And they do damage. Recovering trust involves courageous commitment to honesty, faithfulness, guts, and forgiveness. And healing the relationship involves identifying and addressing the issues that produced the symptom of infidelity. Recovering from infidelity is hard work, takes time, and is worth it.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in AUSTIN, TX, TX
 

Think you and your partner have recovered from the affair simply because neither of you is discussing it? That's a common misconception. The truth is, the broken trust and hurt feelings may be running through one or both of your minds pretty often. If you don't discuss your thoughts and feelings about this issue, it will likely never be resolved and trust won't be restored. Counseling can help by prompting you both to rebuild trust.

— Dave Payne, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Florence, KY

Infidelity or affairs are sexual relationships that exceed the agreed upon boundaries of a relationship. They are symptoms of often submerged problems in the people and/or the relationship. And they do damage. Recovering trust involves courageous commitment to honesty, faithfulness, guts, and forgiveness. And healing the relationship involves identifying and addressing the issues that produced the symptom of infidelity. Recovering from infidelity is hard work, takes time, and is worth it.

— Michael Johnson, Psychologist in AUSTIN, TX, TX
 

I have been providing couples with support and techniques to navigate the impact of infidelity or affairs on their relationship. For many years I have successfully helped clients heal and rebuild their relationship.

— Cara Allan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

The aftermath of an affair is full of feelings of mistrust, betrayal, anger, sadness, confusion, & doubt. Both parties deserve to be heard & understood not blamed & shamed. The reality is that recovering from the aftermath of an affair is not quick or easy for either party because the act of betrayal is traumatic for everyone involved. I strive to help both parties navigate this process of recovery with honesty, transparency, & gentle redirection, correction, guidance, & education.

— Monique LCSW, Clinical Social Worker in Little Rock, AR