Dr. Michael Barta

Video: Withdrawal from Sexual Compulsivity: What to Expect When Stopping Sex and Pornography Addiction

Porn Withdrawal In this webinar, Michael Barta, Ph.D., LPC, CSAT-S, creator of TINSA®, founder of Begin Again Institute answered some of the most common questions around symptoms of withdrawal from sex and porn addiction. Viewers will see how the treatment of addiction is moving from behavioral-based treatment to a revolutionary neurobiological approach and how to…

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10 Signs of Depression

Everyone feels sad or down sometimes, but those feelings usually are fleeting. Other times, it may be more challenging to cope, and you may begin to show signs of depression.  Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and think and can impact your daily routine.  There are different symptoms of depression that…

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What is Childhood Trauma?

What is childhood trauma, and how does it affect us as adults? Traumatic events are adverse, cause emotional pain, and overwhelm the person, so they’re unable to cope. Children derive meaning from the things they experience. They use this to create internal maps of the world and the people around them.  When most of these…

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The 5 Principles of Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care follows five principles that guide how treatment systems and their providers work to lower the chance of re-traumatizing the clients under their supervision. It’s easy to generalize and apply these five core principles across the various service settings that any treatment center or practitioner provides.  What is a Trauma-Informed Care Approach? You might…