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New Counseling Group for Spouses of Sexual Addicts

When: February 24th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Crossroads Counseling & Consultation

Sexual addiction has become very prevalent in our culture- pornography, affairs, emotional attachments, just to name a few. While men who struggle with the addictions often have several treatment options to receive help, their spouses are often left feeling alone, humiliated, and traumatized.

A counseling group for spouses of men with sexual addictions will be from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm starting on February 24th at Crossroads Counseling & Consultation. The group will be a safe environment for women to talk about their feelings, as well as learn tools to assist them through their difficult situations. The goal of the group is to empower women to overcome the traumatic experience they have gone through and provide them with the resources and support they need.

For more information, please contact us at 918-270-4100. An individual assessment with the group therapist will be required before attending the group. Call as soon as possible to secure your place in the group. There is only a limited time to enroll.

Sexual Addiction and Recovery 101

Dave Brown, LCSW and Jim Grinnell, LMFT will be presenting on “Sexual Addiction and Recovery 101” at Brookhaven Hospital (2nd & Garnett) on Wednesday April 1, 2015 for the Professional Seminar Series. It will be from 11:15-12:45pm and includes lunch. The fee is $15 paid there at the front door to Brookhaven Hospital. 1.5 hours of CEUs are offered for professional counselors with LCSW’s, LPC’s, LMFT’s, C.A.D.C.’s, and a few other designations. Pastors and leaders who work with people (and their spouses) in the sexual integrity/recovery area from churches are also most welcome. Contact Crossroads Counseling & Consultation or MJ Clausen at Brookhaven for further questions.

Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015
Time: 11:15-12:45pm
Fee: $15 paid there at the front door to Brookhaven Hospital

Sex, Social Media, Business and Ethics

Saturday February 21, 2015

Many challenges confront therapists today that force us to stretch our thinking. Is it possible to be an effective therapist, run a business, navigate HIPAA, Medicaid, and the insurance industry. And then add the challenges of dealing with more personality disorders, sexual issues, social media, the Internet, and the challenges of working with more diverse families. Richard has worked in the industry for over 25 years. He is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified counselor, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified professional counselor supervisor, certified clinical partner specialist, and a certified clinical sexual addiction specialist. Richard has supervised many therapists for licensure with the state of Georgia. He also does supervision and training around the United States for sexual addiction specialists. Richard has worked with a variety of issues around family law, and working with children and adolescents. This will be a unique approach to ethics with lots of lively discussion around complex issues.
Title: Sex, Social Media, Business, and Ethics: Maintaining the Standard of Care Without Losing Your Sanity
Presenter: Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CCPS, CCSAS
Date: Saturday February 21, 2015
Time: Check-in 8:30 – 9:00 Seminar 9:00 – 3:15
CEUs: 5 ethics hours approved by NBCC
Note: Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch


Early Registration (by February 3) – $99.00
Registration (after February 3) – $109.00
Walk-up registration (day of conference) $119.00
CEU’s – $15.00
Graduate Student Pre-Registration $69.00
Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1. List ethical pitfalls of the Internet, social media, sexual issues, and business
2. Know the elements of the HIPAA hi-tech act and how they impact distance counseling & client interaction
3. Identify the elements of a solid informed consent agreement
4. Know the elements of clinical documentation and the difference between the “medical record” and “psychotherapy notes”

Osage Building
9726 E. 42nd St. Suite 105
Tulsa, OK 74146

Supervision Day – Tulsa, Oklahoma

February 20, 2015

6 hours of supervision applies towards the Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist (CCSAS) credential.

Supervision is limited to 6 therapists. Priority is given to people pursuing certification through IACSAS and APSATS. It is not necessary to be pursuing certification to attend supervision.

Cost: $45 per hour

($270 for the day – includes lunch)

Group supervision allows for additional feedback, and is less expensive than individual supervision. Bring cases and questions related to sexual addiction and families/partners of sex addicts. Join us for an exciting day of interaction with colleagues and developing our skills as clinicians.

Group Leader: Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CPCS, CCPS, CCSAS
For more information, or to register call 470-545-4380 or email at

Register online at

Registration after 2/3/15- $290 (includes 6 hours of supervision, continental breakfast and lunch)

Jessica Ngotngamwong, LCSW

Jessica Ngotngamwong has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University and her Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Jessica uses strength based therapy to help individuals focus on the strength that they have to help them cope with life circumstances. Jessica uses strategies from cognitive behavioral, solution based, and family therapy to provide treatment. Jessica especially enjoys using narrative therapy to help clients tell their story and to focus on where they want to go in the present and in the future. Jessica has worked with families, school staff, and children in the school setting as a behavioral therapist. She continues to enjoy supporting students, school staff, and families reach their full potential.

Jessica maintains her professional status with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Jessica has worked with the Spanish population since 2005.

Jessica has a particular interest in providing therapy to Spanish families, family counseling, crisis pregnancy, working with children, and working with the military community.

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Men’s Sexual Integrity – Addiction Recovery Group

Starting Thursday night 9-25-14 Crossroads Counseling will be offering another group for men. Sessions will be weekly Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Fees are $50 per session. We will be using material from Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Laaser, and Dr. Ted Roberts. Materials are a one time $40 fee. Dave Brown LCSW (see website) will be leading the group. Call the Crossroads office 918-270-4100 for further information and to talk to Dave Brown.

The impact of sexual addiction and the use of Internet pornography have profoundly impacted western culture and the church. National leaders point out the growing numbers of people becoming addicted to Internet pornography. The Internet has changed the impact of pornography on people. Men, women, and children are all being affected by living in a sexually saturated culture. Led by a licensed clinical therapist, this group is designed to provide resources for men struggling with problematic sexual behavior. Group support and tools to enable and equip men to overcome past behavior problems.

Understanding and Treating Sexual Addiction Training Event

Crossroads Counseling and Consultation Invites You to Attend:

Understanding and Treating Sexual Addiction Training Event

Comprehensive Training for Clinicians and Pastoral Specialists

April 23-26Tulsa, Oklahoma

This 4 day course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist and the Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist through the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists, the leader in the field for certifying and training specialists.   During the 4 days you can earn 28 CE credits through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), NAADAC, and the NASW.The first portion of this course provides the foundation for treatment in a variety of settings.  During the second half, the clinicians will receive advanced clinical training and the pastoral/ministry specialists will receive advanced pastoral sexual addiction treatment training appropriate to the work setting.  The first two days are together, the last two days are in separate groups.Topics Include:

  • Sex Addiction 101: Confronting the challenges
  • Neurochemistry: ADHD & other comorbid disorders
  • Trauma model treatment in the sexual addict and spouse
  • Working with family members of sexual addicts
  • Building Blocks for Your Wall of Recovery
  • The Heart of Recovery and Transformation
  • Working with spouses/partners of sex addicts
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Spirituality in Recovery
  • Working with sexually addicted adolescents
  • Same sex attraction and gender-identity issues
  • Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts and their families
  • Experiential treatment for sex addicts and spouses
  • Sexually addicted and traumatized children
  • Female sexual addicts
  • Stepfamily dynamics in sexually addicted families
  • Satir treatment methods and addiction
  • Couples in recovery
  • Tools of recovery
  • Distinguishing problematic sexual behavior from addiction/compulsion
  • Narcissism and personality disorder features in addicts
  • And many, many, more…

In the second half of the training, the pastoral ministry students will have the following topics:

  • Sex Addiction, Christians and the Church – Past, Present, and Future Trends
  • Collateral Damage – the Impact of Sex Addiction on the Local Church and Church Ministries
  • Meltdown – Anatomy of a Sexually Addicted Couple in Crisis
  • “Help!” – Providing Real Hope and Help When Sex Addicts and Spouses Come Calling
  • First Thing’s First – When to Refer In vs. Referring Out
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Sex Addicts and Spouses -Hope and Help Best Practices
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Pastors and Staff Who Struggle
  • Providing Pastoral Care for Parents and Kids Who Act Out Sexually
  • Sexual Integrity Discipleship – the Key to Restoring Sexual Integrity and Healthy Intimacy
  • Mentoring and Accountability

Recommended reading prior to attending training
Stop Sex Addiction – Dr. Milton Magness
The Betrayal Bond – Dr. Patrick Carnes
Don’t Call it Love – Dr. Patrick Carnes*

Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey – Richard Blankenship (with Melissa Haas, Joyce Tomblin, Debbie Whitcomb, Heath Wise)
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal – Dr. Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means

Ready to Heal – Kelly McDaniel

Pure Desire – Dr. Ted Roberts**

Break Free – Russel Willingham**

*Clinicians track

**Pastoral/Ministry track

Course Faculty Members Include:

Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CCPS, CCSAS

Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC, CCPS, CCSAS

Dr. Mark Richardson, CPSAS

Francoise Mastroianni, LPCC, CCPS, CCSAS

Troy Snyder, LPC, CCSAS

Note: not all faculty will be present at each training.  Additional faculty will be brought in as needed to insure the best possible training.  All of our main faculty members have a minimum of 10 years experience in the field.  Click on each name to read more about the instructors.
For more information or to register by phone call 470-545-4380. Email at

Upcoming Event: Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

Crossroads Counseling and Consultation Invites You to Attend:

Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

Tulsa, Oklahoma
February 1, 2014
8:30 – 3:30
Open to: Clinicians, Pastors and those in recovery.
6 CE Credits for counselors (NBCC), Social workers (related hours) and Marriage & Family Therapists (related hours),
Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CCH, CCPS, CCSAS
Dr. Barbara Steffens, BCC, LPC, CCPS, CCSAS

Topics Covered
Sex Addiction 101: Confronting the challenges of culture.
Sexual addiction as a relational trauma
Multi-dimensional trauma model treatment of addicts & partners
Neurochemistry: The connection with ADHD & other comorbid disorders
Silent tears – hidden shame: The journey of a spouse
Tools of Recovery

Registration Link
Conference Location:
Asbury United Methodist Church
6767 S. Mingo Road
Tulsa, OK. 74133

Sexual Addiction: Trauma and Treatment

The impact of sexual addiction and the use of Internet pornography have profoundly impacted western culture and the church. Richard Blankenship, Dr. Barbara Steffens, Dr. William Struthers, and other national leaders point out the growing numbers of people becoming addicted to Internet pornography. The Internet has changed the impact of pornography on people. Men, women, and children are all being affected by living in a sexually saturated culture. This seminar is designed to provide resources for professional counselors, marriage & family therapists, clinical social workers and pastors who work with people struggling with problematic sexual behavior, their partners/spouses, and families. Treating core addictions such as sex, food, and others has features that are different from drugs, alcohol, and other chemical addictions. It is important that clinicians understand these differences and be equipped to address these issues in treatment. The mission of Cornerstone Training is to provide training and resources for the professional community for treating problematic sexual behavior and the families affected from a trauma model perspective.

Scott Thomas LMFT, LPC

Scott Thomas LMFT, LPC is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Oklahoma. His twenty years of professional experience has served two church congregations, and a counseling private practice.





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Scott offers help for a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Individual counseling
  • Marriage and Family Difficulties
  • Relationship Enhancement
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Grief / Bereavement / Loss
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Ritual Abuse Recovery
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Anxiety / Stress / Fear
  • Depression
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Affair Recovery
  • Improve Communication Skills and Resolve Conflict
  • Addictions / Compulsive Behaviors
  • Adjustment and Life decisions

Counseling is available in any area where you, your partner, family member or friend is unable, struggling or desires assistance to be all that God has designed us to be. With the Lords help Scott brings all of his experience, spiritually, clinically, and academically to the counselings sessions. He loves tough cases and contends nothing is too big for God.

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