Linda Hudson, MS
During my 30-year career, I have earned a reputation as one of the nation’s foremost authorities in the filed of sex and love addiction. I have assisted hundreds of clients in improving their self-esteem, relationships and sex lives through one-on-one counseling, workshops and group sessions.
For over 32 years I have benn in recovery from sexual addiction. Because of my personal experience with sex addiction, I bring compassion, empathy and an added understanding of the complexities of addiction. From mismatched sex drives to damaged relationships to intimacy after divorce or illness, I support individuals and couples as they regain a renewed sense of hope, pleasure and passion in their lives.
Therapy takes courage. We all have fears; admitting them, confronting them and allowing them to be part of the awareness, but not keep you from looking at them, takes bravery.
My Values & Approach
I believe that our relationships provide the most important, and often the most difficult, ways to learn about ourselves and others. Healing damaged relationships and developing intimacy requires honesty, self-esteem, trust and hard work. From mismatched sex drives to damaged relationships to intimacy after divorce or illness, I support individuals and couples as they regain a renewed sense of hope, pleasure and passion. I work holistically with clients to to help them heal on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level.
My Education & Training
As a licensed professional counselor, I have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Following graduate school, I trained with Dr. Patrick J. Carnes the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and one of the leading pioneers in sexual research and recovery.
My Memberships & Awards
- Past President of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
- Recipient of the SASH first Merit Award for Outstanding service
- Board Advisor and faculty member for SASH’s Advanced Training of Problematic Sexual Behavior
- Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
I am one of the co-authors of Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts (Edited by Marnie Ferree). A groundbreaking work, Making Advances is the first book to offer a targeted approach for effectively treating women who struggle with sex and love addiction. I’m a frequent speaker and trainer on issues of addiction, sexuality, spirituality and relationships.
Are You Ready to Heal Your Relationship?
STep One – free Consultation
Let’s discuss how you can get started with couples counseling to resolve your relationship issues.
Step Two – Regular Appointments
Together, we will develop a clear plan so that you and your partner can feel supported.
Step Three – Ongoing Support
After the initial work in couples counseling, I may recommend individual therapy or group therapy.