We don’t exist to judge, and we know that the reasons men solicit are complex. Some men have told us that they don’t struggle at all with porn or sex addiction, but instead suffer from depression and loneliness.
That’s why we wanted to share a list of resources in Central Ohio that may be able to help you while also reducing “the demand for prostitution and hence … the amount of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that occurs,” according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s John Schools Report.
Demand Forum: An online resource bank with demand reduction materials
Demand Abolition: Research, information, and publications
Covenant Eyes: Anti-pornography software and resources from a Christian perspective
Fight the New Drug: Raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography
Men Against the Trafficking of Others: Through the use of media and an educational strategy directed at males, MATTOO exposes the reality of sex trafficking
Ohio Sex Addicts Anonymous : A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency
Counseling Resources: If you are concerned that you may be experiencing an addiction or depression, here are some potentially helpful resources
Reduce Demand Resources
The list below is not comprehensive and does not address every man’s need, but please consider the following resources:
Elizabeth Miller, LISW, LLC, and teacher at the Reduce Demand class: Elizabeth is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She specializes in relationship-based therapy and invests the time to resolve past trauma and understand its impact on current circumstances. Contact Elizabeth at 614-844-6886, Ext. 202 or visit her website.
Bela Koe-Krompecher, LISW-S, LICDC, and teacher at the Reduce Demand class: Bela is a clinical director at the Downtown YMCA, where he works with homeless and at-risk homeless males. He has helped men and women with addictions and mental illnesses for 10 years. Bela is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and Capital University and is a guest lecturer at the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Contact Bela here.
Joel Franck, LPC, and She Has A Name volunteer: Joel received his Masters in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He works with individuals who are struggling with identity issues, life transitions, ADHD, self-worth, addictions, relationship issues, abuse, anger, anxiety, commitment issues, communication problems and spiritual issues. Contact Joel.
Lucinda Bolinger, LPCC-S, and Certified Sexual Addictions Counselor: Lucinda has spent more than 10 years helping individuals and couples address issues related to relationships damaged by sexual infidelity, sexual compulsions and other non-chemical addictions. She offers group education and group psychotherapy to adults either struggling with a sexual addiction or adults in a relationship with someone battling a sexual addiction. Contact Lucinda or learn more at her website.
Tim Stauffer, MA, LPCC and Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist: Tim counsels people in the Columbus area who are struggling with a wide range of mental, emotional, behavioral and spiritual issues, including sexual addictions, couples’ issues, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, anxiety and depression, family issues, communication issues, anger and stress management. Contact Tim at 614-949-6227, or learn more at his website.
Mark McCarthy, LPCC-S and MA in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary: Mark has 25 years of experience as a Christian therapist, who also brings the value of his own transformation from sexual brokenness to integrity and freedom. He was married for 28 years before sexual addiction ended his marriage and career. For three years Mark worked hard on recovery, and God brought both transformation in his life and restoration with his family. Mark and his wife have since remarried, his children have worked through a process of forgiveness, and his counseling license has been re-instated. He works with all men’s issues, but specializes in sexual integrity. Contact Mark or learn more at his website.
180 Recover: John Doyel founded 180 Recover in 2009 as a ministry of Vineyard Church of Columbus. It exists to help men who struggle with sexual addictions find healing through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This group is for those who make attending a priority, participate in the teachings, openly share in the small groups and do the assigned work during the week. Contact John or learn more at his website.
For more information, please contact She Has A Name Demand Reduction Coordinator Christopher Stollar at 541-206-2245 or via email. You can also contact former Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Scott VanDerKarr at 614-579-8708 or via email.