Overcoming Pornography Addiction Through Psychotherapy
Welcome to Limestone Clinic, where one of the things we are really good at is helping individuals overcome pornography addiction. We understand that this can be a sensitive and challenging issue to address, but we're here to provide you with the support, guidance, and expertise you need to regain control of your life.
Meet your Therapist, Ryan Schmidtke
Our experienced Registered Psychotherapist, Ryan Schmidtke, helps clients like you or your loved one break free from the cycle of pornography addiction and rebuild a healthier, more fulfilling life. Ryan accomplishes this with his proprietary blend of expertise, Brainspotting, cognitive behavioural therapy, humour, and decent doses of non-judgemental, radical common sense. Let Ryan help you on your journey towards lasting recovery from behaviours that are not serving you well.
Where would you like to work?
Ryan offers both online and in-person services (in Kitchener, Ontario)
Why Choose Limestone Clinic for your Pornography Addiction Psychotherapy Services?
Personalised Treatment Plans:
We recognize that each individual's journey to recovery is unique. Our team of therapists is well trained in a variety of techniques that are effective, but they also work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, challenges, preferences, strengths, and goals.
Professional (but not stuffy) and Judgment-Free Environment:
At Limestone Clinic, we create a results-oriented, supportive space where you can openly discuss your struggles without fear of judgment.Your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us. All of our team members believe in investing in their own psychotherapy and would never come across as thinking they're better-than-you for seeking to improve your life. (That would be dumb!)
Truth is, we applaud your interest in making changes that are important to you, and we love helping our clients get what they want out of therapy. AND, we want to help you with your goals as quickly, as we can, at that! While we are sure you are a fantastic human who would be fun to spend time with, we’re not one of those offices where we want to sign you up for three years of extended commiserating about your parents - we want you to come to your appointments, do the work, feel better, and then, fire us. Period. (parents discussion optional)
Our psychotherapy programs are rooted in evidence-based therapeutic modalities proven to be effective in treating addiction. We combine various techniques to address the psychological, emotional, and behavioural aspects of pornography addiction.
We put this in here for other therapists who believe that this is important to say. You probably don’t care about how many books have been written about different therapy techniques - you probably care more about making sure that your therapist has a proven track record (check), is approachable and likeable (check), and will teach you what you need to know to change your life for the better (check) - we take care of that shopping list.
Experienced and Compassionate Therapists:
Our therapists have extensive experience in addiction therapy, and they genuinely care about your well-being. They will walk alongside you, providing guidance and support at every step of your recovery journey. Ryan Schmidtke, Registered Psychotherapist, has been honing his Blade of Therapeutic Awesomeness for quite some time. An expert in helping men live and work in a complex world, he believes in his clients’ capacity for positive change and meaningful engagement in the relationships they value.
What to Expect from Psychotherapy for Pornography Addiction:
Assessment: We begin with a comprehensive assessment, also called an intake appointment, to get to know you, and to understand the history, nature and severity of your pornography use pattern. This helps us make sure you’re in the right place, and if you are, to design a tailored treatment plan.
Individual Therapy: You'll have one-on-one sessions with Ryan, a therapist who specializes in overconsumption of pornography. These sessions are an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours within a therapeutic and professional environment.
Skill-Building: We teach practical coping skills and strategies to help you resist triggers and make choices that are in alignment with your goals.
Relapse Prevention: Learning how to recognize and manage potential relapse triggers is a critical component of our therapy. We'd be doing a crappy job if we didn't foresee the need to help you make sure you know what to do if you find yourself hankering to re-engage again.
Ongoing Support: Your recovery doesn't end with therapy. We provide ongoing support and resources to help you maintain your progress. Once you have graduated from your treatment, you can sign up to be on Ryan’s 'Walk-In' list, so that if he has a cancellation in his calendar, you can get notified and hop in for a session if the timing is right, to have a meeting of the minds and keep things moving in the right direction for you in your recovery.
Take the First Step Toward Doing and Feeling Better:
If you or a loved one is struggling with pornography addiction, know that you're not alone, and help is available. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation with Ryan Schmidtke, Registered Psychotherapist. Together, we can help you achieve the changes you are seeking.
Start your journey to recovery with Limestone Clinic's psychotherapy for pornography addiction. You deserve a life filled with hope, resilience, and meaningful connections.
How Can We Help You?
TYPES OF THERAPY
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Adult Psychotherapy & Counselling (Kingston, Ontario)
Online Psychotherapy & Counselling (Ontario)
"Walk-In" (aka "Single Session") appointments
WSIB Psychological Assessments
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Adult Anger Psychotherapy
Adult Anxiety Psychotherapy
Adult Depression Psychotherapy
Adult Grief Psychotherapy
Adult Phobia Psychotherapy
Adult Trauma/PTSD Psychotherapy
Postsecondary Student Clinic
We are located in Kingston, Ontario, but also offer convenient online therapy services to all of Ontario, which means that we often have clients see us from the Toronto/GTA, Ottawa, London, Sarnia, Niagara, Peterborough, Muskoka, Belleville, Napanee, Amherstview, Kingston, Wolfe Island, Gananoque, Sydenham, Glenburnie, Inverary, Rockport, Thousand Islands, and Brockville regions.