How an Intensive can put you on the road to recovery...

Sex addiction need not bring an end to your marriage. If there is a willingness on the part of you and your partner to give yourselves wholeheartedly to the recovery process, we believe that most marriages not only survive but thrive in recovery. Our treatment process is unique from others in that a stated goal of our process is to restore the marriage relationship.

We offer a very limited number of spaces available for intensives. If you are married, we consider you for an Intensive, only if you come and work as a couple. As mentioned, a major focus of our work is on seeing relationships restored. We cannot do that unless we have both partners present.

Hope and Freedom 3-Day Intensives are offered in Michigan. The exact content of your Intensive is tailored to your specific needs.

Partners: during your 3-Day Intensive a significant part of our work will be with you. Initially, the work will be helping you deal with the trauma that you have experienced due to your partner’s acting out. Additional work with you will center on helping you define, develop, and maintain healthy boundaries, empowering you within the relationship, determining what you need to feel safe in the relationship, and helping you develop a long-term plan for taking care of yourself.

We will also lead you in a process that is designed to lay a foundation upon which trust can be rebuilt. A significant focus of our Intensives also includes developing intimacy on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level. Part of our focus on the last day of the intensive is on the subject of healthy sexuality, how to move toward it and embrace it once you are feeling safe again.

Your next step to recovery

The focus of the Hope and Freedom 3-Day Intensive is to lay a foundation for restoring trust in relationships by accomplishing the following:.
-Understanding the origins of your addiction
-Establishing a foundation for your continued recovery
-Integrating recovery routines into your relationship as a couple
-Reestablishing trust in your relationship
-Establishing intimacy between the two of you on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level
-Preventing relapse
-Develop a personal recovery plan


"I just can't thank Dr. Magness and Hope enough for their hard work and dedication to helping my husband and I rebuild our marriage. With everything you helped us work through and the tools you taught us, I know we will have a successful marriage and my husband can stay sober. I can truly never thank either of you enough."

"On our flight home, I told my husband that I believed this might have been the most important, most challenging and most rewarding thing we have ever done in our lives. This intensive dove into the issues that are impossible to get to at home. It also touched on important issues outside of the addiction like communication."

"This was a difficult process that required a lot of trust, truth, heart and guts on both sides. The way Hope got to the difficult answers was extremely effective yet almost seemed painless as we were being led. Looking back it was very painful but it didn't feel that way while in it. She knew when to let me ask, talk, etc. She guided that discussion to ensure I knew the whole truth not just what he wanted me to know. She also knew that I believed my husband to be a very good man but I wasn't able to get to that guy - she helped him find that man."

"If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them."

"All I can say is thank you and I have Hope for a great future. Milton Magness should be proud of his program and of Hope - I believe we cut a year off of this process by attending this Intensive. Had we continued with the single therapy sessions alone we would probably not have been together. I know my personal health and career would not have been able to survive the time it was going to take for my husband to prepare this in regular therapy. Time is not always on your side. If you want to save your marriage as part of this process I believe this is the way to do it."

"The disclosure and the Polygraph were the most helpful parts of the intensive as I felt that I finally had the whole truth. The support to me during the intensive helped me feel heard and safe. The availability of the books/videos on site, made it easier to obtain the necessary tools we needed to begin our healing and recovery."