CONTACT PEG: (978) 852-2501
Trauma, Sex and Relationship Therapist in North Andover, MA
Peg Hurley Dawson, LMHC, CST-S
"Struggling with out-of-control sexual behavior destroyed my relationship and jeopardized my family. It wasn't until my world spiraled out of control that I sought new treatment compared to the traditional talk therapy I was used to. I was so fortunate to find Peg and have her help me confront and heal the triggers underneath my behavior.
Peg has gotten me to uncover and recognize the reasons my OCSB exists. Together she has helped me develop a plan and to manage my behavior and make me accountable for my own actions.
Peg is compassionate and understanding and I am a happier person today because of her." "C" 2018
Peg welcomes individuals who have identified themselves as having either sex addiction or out of control sexual behavior (OCSB). There may be feelings of shame, hopelessness, anxiety or self-judgment associated with this sexual behavior often resulting in living a secret life.
Peg believes in the importance of learning to integrate a new healthy sexual perspective and plan that will promote insightful self-awareness, confidence and connection. Peg in her compassionate and non-judgmental way will assist you in your own personal journey and vision for this positive sexual health plan.
“I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how an you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?”
- Shailene Woodley
This group welcomes all men who are concerned about their consensual sexual behavior which they feel is out of control. The group experience is designed for individuals to work with their new vision of a positive sexual health plan.
The group will help men confront their current sexual behaviors, achieve their vision of sexual health, and gain control of their lives. It is open to men of any sexual orientation. The group will benefit men who are motivated to improve their lives and maybe dealing with some of the following issues:
• Struggling in a relationship due to their O.C.S.B.
• Have feelings of shame, fear, discuss or guilt.
• Out of control masturbation or partnered sex
• Engaging in sex that results in distress.
Prospective group members will complete a sexual health assessment prior to joining this group. The assessment is designed to clarify sexual behavior concerns and determine if they may benefit from a group setting and will be completed in individual sessions with Peg before joining this group.
*For men who are involved in non-consensual behavior a referral will be provided to another professional who specializes in non-consensual sexual behavior. See also Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: www.ATSA.com
Peg understands there are many dynamics when someone you love struggles with OCSB. At times it may feel like you are alone, that it will never get better or you will have to leave the relationship. Before making any decisions please feel free to take a moment and contact Peg to see how she may help.
“Allow yourself to break down the barriers and boundaries that prevent you from loving fully.”
- Peg Hurley Dawson
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
- Earl Nightingale