Somewhere I got the idea that if you find a professional and pay them enough money they can fix anything.  This was my “ace in the hole” regarding my addiction to pornography.  I always figured that if it got bad enough, I could find a good counselor and get fixed.  I have seen a few counselors about my addiction but that didn’t really go anywhere.  Seems like it always got sidetracked into marriage therapy or something.   I have read books by counselors that seem to know what they are talking about and may or may not be helpful in person.

Because I am a follower of Jesus I picked Christian counselors so I don’t have any experience with secular counselors.

So I have some questions for you.  Don’t feel that you have to answer all the questions below to have input.  Please share with us your experience with counselors of any type.

  • Did you go to a Christian, secular, or other faith counselor?
  • Did it help you to reach your goals in recovery or sobriety?
  • Do you know what your recovery goals are?
  • What was good about it?
  • What was not good?
  • Would you recommend this to your best friend?
  • Would you recommend this to your worst enemy?
  • What is the best “take away” that you got from your experience?
  • Are you more hopeful for full recovery now, after counseling, or less hopeful?
  • Did you do the work they recommended or was it too much for you?

May you find your real joy and purpose,