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Find a Christian Counselor for Porn Addiction

Last Updated: December 6, 2023

Where can you find counseling for pornography addiction? If you’re struggling with compulsive use of pornography, you might need a Christian counselor. And if you want to receive professional counseling but don’t know where to find it, here’s some help to get started.

Christian Counseling Associations for Porn Addiction

One of the best ways to find counseling for porn addiction is to start with a counseling association. These associations are large umbrella organizations of like-minded counselors. There are many in the United States, but here are two of the largest.

American Association of Christian Counselors

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is the largest faith-based mental health organization in the world. The AACC represents counselors from a wide variety of Christian denominations and backgrounds and combines the latest psychological research and treatments with a commitment to Christian principles and biblical teaching.

Covenant Eyes has partnered with the AACC many times. You can use their webpage to find a counselor.

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) seeks to train counselors who are competent to counsel according to biblical standards. This means having biblical knowledge and understanding (Romans 15:14), and “spiritual” counselors that are thus able to restore those who are caught in the grip of sin (Galatians 6:1).

You can search for a counselor in the directory of the ACBC.

Counseling Organizations That Can Help With Porn Addiction

There are many fine Christian organizations devoted to helping individuals overcome pornography addiction. If you contact these ministries, they won’t judge you or shame you. Your unique temptations and struggles won’t surprise them. They are a part of God’s provision for you.

  • Focus on the Family—Focus on the Family provides a free, one-time phone consultation with help from licensed Christian counselors and pastoral counselors. Call 1.855.771.HELP (4357) on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (MST).
  • PureLifeMinistries.org—PureLifeMinistries offers counseling, live-in programs, and online programs.
  • BeBroken.com—BeBroken provides counseling, workshops for men & wives, and a huge collection of educational resources.
  • SexAddict.com—This website is run by sexual addiction expert Dr. Doug Weiss and offers many resources for individuals, couples, spouses, and groups.
  • SettingCaptivesFree.com—Setting Captives Free offers online studies and mentoring for a variety of addictions and besetting sins.
  • PureDesire.org—PureDesire offers counseling as well as great materials for support groups.

Other Porn Addiction Support Groups

Here are some other organizations that can provide support groups:

  • SamsonSociety.com—Samson Society offers recovery groups for men. You can find an online meeting or an in-person group, depending on your area.
  • SheRecovery.com—In addition to counseling resources, SheRecovery offers online recovery groups for women.
  • CelebrateRecovery.com—You can use this location finder tool to find a Celebrate Recovery group in your area.

We also have an article that compares 12-step groups for recovery and their differences.

Other Counseling Materials for Porn Addiction Recovery

Are you a counselor, pastor, or just someone who wants to learn more about porn addiction? Here are some lists we’ve created of the best resources available:

Are there other counseling resources for porn addiction that you have found helpful? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Charles

    Do any Christian counselors/therapists offer free counseling for porn addiction? Some of my searches for things to watch can go…dark, which adds an extra urgency for healing.

  2. William Terrence Murphy

    Hi, I’m William and I need some help.

    I’m having a hard time figuring out which videos are pornographic or not. Recently, I watched a vid that was not age-restricted, but the Youtuber said she takes videos from other sites and posts them on her channel, and she mentions Pornhub. Yet, the thing is, I had a very hard time deciding whether the video was from Pornhub or from another source. A commenter said her name, but I couldn’t find it. I also looked at her channel, and many of her videos were age-restricted.

    Did I do wrong? Was the video I saw pornographic? Also, is there any guide that I could follow that would help me? Please let me know.

    Thanks! Peace!

    -William Murphy

    • Keith Rose

      Hi William! Thanks for reaching out. Youtube’s age restrictions do not catch everything, so I wouldn’t make that the criterion for deciding if something is pornographic or not. “Pornography” is usually defined as any kind of media (video, image, text, etc.) designed for sexual arousal/stimulation. However, media can be used as pornography even if it wasn’t designed solely for that purpose. This can be VERY subjective and many of our members have different ideas of what is appropriate and what’s not. So, I think a better question to ask is why you want to watch this content and whether it’s good/helpful for you personally. Is this kind of content triggering for you? Does it line up with your goals of what you want to be looking at? Having an ally who knows you personally is really helpful because they will have a better idea of what your goals are and what kinds of things you struggle with! Here’s a good article with more about “accountability in the gray areas.”

      Blessings,

      Keith

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