• Pastor Darrell Brazell meets with individuals and couples wrestling with pornography, affairs, and other deceptive and/or addictive sexual issues as well as for Immanuel Prayer sessions. Darrell has been on his own recovery journey from pornography since early 2000 and has walked with many individuals (both husbands and wives) and couples in the early stages of recovery since 2001. He completed the CSAT training program to be certified as a PSAP-S (Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor), which is the same training therapists receive to be “Certified Sexual Addiction Therapists” through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) established and developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Darrell is able to offer IITAP’s diagnostic assessments which are listed on our Assessment Page. He has done a considerable amount of THRIVE training and conferences with Dr. Jim Wilder, Dr. Karl Lehman and the Life Model group as well as been in an Immanuel Prayer mentoring group with Dr. Lehman. In 2022-2023 he participated in Dr. Omar Minwalla’s “Deceptive Sexuality Trauma and Therapy (DSTT) training, levels, I, II and III and continues to be involved in ongoing supervision with Dr. Minwalla. Darrell’s initial recovery started under the Pure Desire materials and he and Debbie attended the first Pure Desire training conference in 2001. He also attended Dr. Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction in 2003.

  • Debbie Brazell meets with women interested in joining or who are part of the New Hope group for wives of men wrestling with pornography, affairs, and other sexual issues. She occasionally meets with couples along with Darrell when there is a specific need for her presence such as the Full Disclosure process. Debbie has been on her own journey of recovery since Darrell’s disclosures in 2000 and has been leading a recovery group for wives since 2004. She spent 2021 working through A Door of Hope’s “Peer Facilitator Training” with a special emphasis on Betrayal Trauma and has recently received her “Trauma Informed Life Coaching” certificate. She has also completed Sage Hill Institute’s Training. Sage Hill is a three-part training based on the Spiritual Root System Model developed by Dr. Chip Dodd which uses the Eight Feelings (Anger, Fear, Hurt, Sad, Lonely, Guilt, Shame and Glad) to facilitate vulnerability and to access the shared human experience.

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