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Pornography Addiction Treatment for Teens

Therapy Associates is the country's leading source for assessment and treatment resources for young people struggling with pornography addiction.  As a program of Therapy Associates, The Youth Pornography Addiction Center (YPA Center) recruits and trains professional therapists nationally to run outpatient programs for treating pornography addiction.  The YPA Center also publishes assessment tools and workbooks for pornography addiction treatment.  Mending The Armor and Star Guides are outpatient treatment programs sponsored by the Therapy Associates that are offered in 20 locations throughout the Country.


Download Pornography Addiction Screening Tool (PAST)


Mending The Armor

In the fierce battle for the souls of man, even some of God’s most valiant and noble warriors fall wounded. Being noble and valiant, these warriors don’t lie helpless on the battlefield; but instead, examine their armor to identify their unprotected place and add the missing part. Too often, LDS youth are fighting the battle with willpower alone. Mending The Armor provides the psychological treatment to develop the tools to achieve a recovery, eliminating the reliance on simply willpower alone.  Mending the Armor is a treatment program uniquely designed for LDS youth and is available in numerous counseling offices around the country.  

Due to the addictive nature and increased potency of today's pornography along with the cunning of the adversary, many LDS youth are wounded in the battle, despite having received guidance about its dangers.Mending the Armor is designed for LDS youth and young adults who have an interest in living a morally clean life, but are struggling with an addiction to pornography and its accompanying behaviors.  


The program is not intended to replace the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, but rather to prepare youth and young adults to more fully benefit from recovery meetings.

Mending The Armor group is held each Tuesday at 5pm. 

The Breaking Free workbook provides a structured, formal approach for youth and young adults for overcoming pornography addiction and its accompanying behaviors.  This workbook has been successfully used by hundreds of youth and young adults since its release in 2010.

The Breaking Free workbook is most effectively used in conjunction with participation in the Mending The Armor Program.  The workbook can be purchased by clients and parents who are working with a Mending The Armor Network Therapist.  


Frequently Asked Questions

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Why can't my son just stop viewing?

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