Family of Origin, Shame, & Addiction Course

Family Systems, Core Wounds, and Shame

- The Foundational Issues of Addiction | taught by Troy L. Love

This course was designed for addicts and partners who have enrolled in the LifeStar Network Sexual Addiction Treatment Program. For more information on LifeSTAR, please visit the Lifestar Network at

Family Systems, Core Wounds, and Shame takes a look at how shame perpetuates addiction. It also explores how the family of origin has an impact on attachment connections and wounds.

This course contains a series of lectures, each building on the lecture previously. Students explore the concept of attachment wounds, core emotions, shadows of shame, and ways of healing from destructive core messages.

Do not delay healing any longer. Enroll today.

Course Contents

9 Videos
2 Texts

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Shame and Connection
Core Messages
Core Emotions and Shame
Shame, Humiliation, Embarrassment, or Guilt
Shadows of Shame and Numbing
Guided Meditation
Troy L.  Love
Troy L. Love

About the instructor

Two-time Amazon best-selling Author, Troy also serves as the President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services. He has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Troy received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 2000 and much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. Troy also received Certification in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University. Troy is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider from Mid-American Nazarene University.

Troy specializes in working with individual’s trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals who numb their pain through compulsive or addictive behaviors. Troy helps couples and individuals who are experiencing sexual issues that reduce the ability for physical intimacy. Troy has training in EMDR, a research-based treatment for trauma survivors, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.

Troy is currently the Lead facilitator of the LifeStar Network, a nationally recognized Sexual Addiction program which he currently runs at Yuma Counseling Services.

Troy is an excellent presenter, facilitator, author, and teacher. His unique set of skills are available for both individuals seeking healing in their personal lives as well as for organizations who are seeking to improve outcomes. Troy has done workshops, lectures, and facilitated group discussions on sensitive issues to increase understanding of these issues and to facilitate change. 

You can reach Troy by calling 928-276-9535 or via email at