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In Mississauga, Ontario, JACS has established a pivotal therapy group called “Restoring Intimacy,” designed specifically to support men grappling with problematic sexual behaviors that impact their personal and relationship health. This program, facilitated online via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, ensures accessibility for those who may not be able to attend in person, making it a vital resource in the community.

The initiative is led by Marlee Harendorf, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, who employs a comprehensive approach involving psychoeducation, specific task exercises related to sex addiction, and traditional group therapy techniques. This blend of methods provides a robust framework to help participants understand and alter behaviors that hinder their interpersonal relationships and personal growth.

What makes “Restoring Intimacy” so essential? Here’s a breakdown:

Education and Awareness: Participants receive crucial information about the nature and impacts of sex addiction, helping demystify the issues they face and promoting a deeper understanding of their behaviors.
Skill Building: The program equips individuals with practical tools and strategies, enhancing their ability to manage impulses and build healthier relational patterns.
Community Support: There is profound value in shared experiences. This group offers a supportive environment where men can connect with others facing similar challenges, fostering a sense of solidarity and community.
Those interested in the program can find more details and access the group through the Restoring Intimacy page. JACS Toronto also offers a variety of other support services and programs, all detailed on their main website. For immediate assistance or more information, the organization’s contact page is readily available. Additionally, they provide a wide range of resources and educational materials on addiction and recovery, accessible through their resources page. If you’re interested in other group therapies or services, visit the groups page to explore further options.

The “Restoring Intimacy” program is not just about addressing sexual behaviors; it also aims to heal and improve emotional connections within relationships, thereby enhancing overall life quality. By providing men in Mississauga with the tools and support needed for recovery, JACS Toronto plays a crucial role in the community, helping individuals rebuild confidence and regain control over their lives.

Whether directly affected or knowing someone who might benefit from such a program, “Restoring Intimacy” offers a route to recovery that respects the complexities of individual situations. Encouraging participation or referring others to this program could be the first step towards making significant life changes, promoting healthier lifestyles and relationships. Taking that initial step to join can be daunting, but the supportive environment and expert guidance provided by JACS ensure that participants are not alone in their journey towards recovery and personal growth.

Adult Outreach and Education

Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS Toronto offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact us at: (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto is a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space providing support, information and access to multiple services.

We have your back!

At JACS Toronto, we provide a range of services to help people impacted by Alcohol. We offer one-on-one counselling, support groups, harm reduction supplies, mental health services and so much more.

Compassionate care for all
Our team is here to provide you with the support you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We recognize that everyone has their own story and we strive to provide individualized care for every person who walks through our doors.

Be part of the recovery journey
At JACS Toronto we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping individuals along their journey. With our wide range of programs and services we can help you or someone you love take back control of their lives.

For more info call (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org