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About Pathway to Healing

Our Motivation: Providing Hope.

ABOUT PAUL HARTMAN

Paul Hartman holds the professional designation of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned his M.S. at Fuller Theological Seminary where he attended both the School of Theology and the School of Psychology. He has trained with the most prominent addiction therapists and researchers in the country including Pia Mellody, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, and Patrick Carnes. He specialized in addiction treatment throughout his career focusing on sex addiction for the past 20 years.

Paul no longer sees clients in private practice. He works exclusively in the group or intensive model. Paul offers groups in Michigan, Florida, throughout North America, and the United Kingdom. His treatment methods build on 12-Step self help including spirituality, plus the latest professional methods, especially those developed by Pia Mellody at The Meadows.

Our Motivation: Providing Hope

At Pathway to Healing, we are deeply motivated by our personal and professional experience working to help individuals and couples recover from addiction through the latest and most proven techniques in our sex addiction groups and intensives. We work in a “concentrated” fashion, distilling the most important facets of therapy we’ve learned into a few days to a week, giving our participants the most impact in the shortest time.

We don’t take the place of therapists or traditional modes of therapy, but can work as a springboard into therapy, making it more effective, or a jump start to a therapy regimen already in place, providing additional insight and experience to maximize the benefits that traditional therapy already provides.

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A NOTE TO THERAPISTS

Most of our group and intensive participants are referred by their hometown therapist. We thank you for entrusting your clients to our care for short-term work. We do not provide weekly therapy, rather we work in intensive one-on-one or small group sessions to apply proven addiction therapy methods to new or long-existing problems with sexual addiction. We will not be a resource for your clients on a long-term basis. We will provide a springboard for your clients to return to you for the long-term work.

Therapists or therapy practices looking to take on new methods of therapy or learn about our therapy strategy can benefit from our consulting. We have a passion for spreading the word about the successes we’ve realized in the realm of couples and addiction counselling, and we commit ourselves to make this a very rewarding experience for all types of practitioners.

OUR SPECIALTIES & METHODS

Sex Addiction

From what’s seen as more “traditional” addiction to sex to the extremely prominent Internet-driven sex addiction, we work in intensive one-on-one or small group sessions to apply proven addiction therapy methods to new or long-existing problems with sexual addiction.

Couples Therapy

Intensive two-on-two sessions work to root out the true causes of couple conflict and get modes of communication, appreciation and a shared sense of accomplishment working in a relationship.

In addition to our depth of experience with general couples therapy, intimacy and other couples issues, we have a focus on sexual betrayal and sexual addiction issues in couples. Therapy group goals include:

  • Building trust
  • Genuine forgiveness
  • Releasing resentments
  • Healthy sexuality
  • Creating intimacy
  • Learning and practicing boundaries
  • Crafting an aftercare plan

Family of Origin Wounds and Trauma

Regardless of where you stand on the nature versus nurture debate, abuse, inherited habits and other issues related to family have a huge effect on the individual for a lifetime. These sessions address the nature of family wounds and trauma, grief, releasing resentment and crafting a plan for health moving forward.

Addiction Therapy

Whether it be a substance addiction like drugs or alcohol, or a process addiction like sex, love or gambling, addiction has a terrible impact on the lives of the addict as well as his or her family and friends. We use methods that have proven successful time and again in real-world practice to help release our participants from addiction.

3-Day Intensives for Individuals and Couples

Intensives allow us to immediately focus on any specific variables involved in an individual’s healing from addiction. Intensive, participant focused and tailored therapy allows for the most powerful results in the least amount of time. The results of full-time inpatient and multi-week programs can sometimes be realized with our intensive programs usually lasting a single weekend.

Consulting: Therapists, Clinics and Treatment Centers

Therapists or therapy practices looking to take on new methods of therapy or learn about our therapy strategy can benefit from our consulting. We have a passion for spreading the word about the successes we’ve realized in the realm of couples and addiction counselling, and we commit ourselves to make this a very rewarding experience for all types of practitioners.

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