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Partners & Families of Addicts

  • 11 May 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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Partners and Families of Addicts

This presentation will present the Dos and Don’ts for partners and families of addicts—those things that are helpful for the partners  and families  of addicts and those that are not.  In addition we will explore the differences between substance use addicts and process addiction addicts i.e., sex, food, gambling and how it affects the partner and families. Surprisingly, the therapy and treatment for families of process addicts is quite different from that of substance use addicts.


Ava Profota, LCSW-S, CSAT-S, CMAT-S

Ms. Profota is a licensed clinical social worker, certified sex addiction therapist, certified multiple addictions therapist and supervisor for all three credentials. She worked six years in residential substance use treatment managing clients with multi-addictions and co-occurring diagnoses and initiated a number of co-occurring addiction programs while there. In addition to CSAT training, she has trained with Pia Mellody from the Meadows in Arizona, in childhood relational trauma resolution. She founded Inner Loop Counseling in 2010, an outpatient treatment center with multi levels of care for sex and love addiction, attachment disorder, childhood relational trauma and financial disorders. In 2014, Ms. Profota was voted Addiction Counselor of the Year by the Houston regional Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and is writing a workbook for Love Addiction therapy. 

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