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Online in Thornhill, Ontario, the JACS offers an innovative group therapy program titled “Restoring Intimacy.” This specialized group is designed for men grappling with problematic sexual behaviors and relationship issues, providing a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore and address these challenges.

“Restoring Intimacy” is conducted online via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, ensuring accessibility for those in Thornhill and beyond. Led by Marlee Harendorf, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, the program combines psychoeducation, task exercises specific to sex addiction, and group therapy techniques to help participants understand and modify their behaviors.

What sets “Restoring Intimacy” apart is its approach to therapy, which focuses on building a supportive community among its members. This group therapy allows participants to share their experiences and struggles, fostering a sense of belonging and mutual understanding which is critical in the recovery process. Here’s what the program aims to offer:

Understanding and Addressing Behaviors: Participants delve into the root causes of their behaviors, gaining insights into how and why their sexual actions may be detrimental to their personal and relational health.
Skill Development: The program equips men with practical tools and strategies to manage their behaviors, helping them to develop healthier relationship dynamics and personal habits.
Community Support: The shared experience of group therapy creates a powerful network of support, essential for those on the path to recovery.
For those interested in joining or learning more about the “Restoring Intimacy” program, additional information is available on the program’s webpage. JACS also offers a wide range of other services and programs, all accessible through their main website. For those seeking immediate assistance or more information, they can visit the contact page. Further resources and educational material on addiction and recovery can be found on their resources page. Lastly, to explore other group therapy options available, visit their groups page.

“Restoring Intimacy” not only addresses the symptoms of sex addiction but also the underlying emotional and psychological issues that contribute to these behaviors. This approach ensures that participants receive comprehensive care that is tailored to their specific needs, promoting long-term recovery and healthier lifestyles. By participating in this program, men in Thornhill have the opportunity to take significant steps toward reclaiming their lives and improving their relationships. Whether you’re directly affected or know someone who might benefit from this program, “Restoring Intimacy” provides the tools and support necessary to make a change.

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