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  Day 24: Counseling, Professional Help

Sometimes you need professional help.

Nothing wrong with it. I remember when I first started going to see a psychologist. I thought I was a weirdo. Because only weirdos see therapists.

Wrong!

It is humility to recognize that you need professional help from other humans trained in addiction, compulsion, and other evil patterns that we can fall into.

Recognizing whether you need this level of help is not simple. I can't tell you one way or another. It is something you should discuss with a trusted love one or your spiritual director.

However, if you have been unable to conquer pornography and lust for decades, you may need such help. Or, if you are out looking for persons to meet and secretly fornicate with, you may need such help. Two friends of mine had their marriages destroyed by such behavior, and one of them has received help from sexaholics anonymous (SA).

I would look to find a good Catholic therapist. Try CatholicTherapists or WellCatholic.

These men and women can help you do specific therapies to break out of the bondage you are in. God's grace helps you with it, but human aid is needed as well to cooperate with it.

Consider today whether you need professional therapy from a solid Catholic.

"One of the things we absolutely owe our Lord is to never be afraid."
- Blessed Charles de Foucauld