Q&A What Are the Benefits of an Infidelity Specific Therapist?

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What are the differences I would see in a couple’s therapy session when working with a specifically trained therapist dealing with infidelity, rather than a regular normal couple’s therapist? My husband and I are seeing a couple’s therapist I thought was a specialist in affairs but it looks like I was wrong. She doesn't bring up anything to do with the affairs my husbands had, or why it might have happened in the first place, or ways in which he can help me. On my side there isn't talk about triggers I’m dealing with or what stages of betrayal I might be experiencing due to his affairs. She even had him join a coed counseling group which sent me into a downward spiral because I thought he might develop an emotional connection with a female in the group. It's been over a month since the group has started and I’m still having issues with it. I have spoken to my husband about my issues and concerns. I'm hoping to get a new therapist at Crossroads Counseling but I know my husband won't want to "Start Over" with someone new unless he can hear the clear differences in which the infidelity would be addressed in the counseling sessions. I don't feel I’m getting the appropriate help need. I want to work through this mess and get to the other side with my husband. Is there a big difference in the sessions with a trained infidelity therapist?



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