About Bill Stoner, MA, LMHC - Stoner Counseling Services, LLC

Bill Stoner

Successful therapy is based on a good therapeutic relationship. This relationship starts when we  create a safe and supportive environment where, at your own pace, you can:

  • Learn ways to change how you see and relate to yourself and the world.

  • Improve communication with others.

  • Identify what you need to thrive.

  • Rediscover your unique gifts.

  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries.

Growing in any of these areas can help you create the life that you want to live.




Types of Counseling

I work with adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, families and groups.

Together we can explore such issues as...

  • Relationships with self and others

  • Relationship to money, career or work

  • Communication with spouses, partner, children, parents, boss, co-workers or others

  • Grief or loss (including family member, friend or pet)

  • Life or career transitions (including loss of employment or demotion)

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Performance improvement (for musicians, athletes and other performance-based skill sets)

  • Spirituality

Sex Addiction

I am training to be a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with the International Institute Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP.com). I am also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH.net).

Although sex addiction is not recognized as an official diagnosis there is overwhelming evidence that some people exhibit problematic behaviors in this area.

The following PATHOS questionnaire was developed to quickly assess the need for a more compressive assessment for sex addiction.

After reviewing this questionnaire, you can call me to schedule an appointment, or you can visit IITAP.com, recoveryzone.com, or SASH.net, for more information.

PATHOS Questionnaire

  • Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
  • *[Preoccupied]*

  • Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others? *[Ashamed]*

  • Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? *[Treatment]*

  • Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? *[Hurt others]*

  •  Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire? *[Out of control]*

  • When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? *[Sad]*

A positive response to just one would indicate a need for additional assessment. Two or more indicates sexual addiction.

PATHOS was developed by Patrick Carnes, PhD.

Limitations on treatment:

I do not work with sex offenders or those who have acted out with children.
I do not conduct court ordered (legal) assessments.
I do not offer court ordered anger management or domestic violence classes.


 

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