If you have a priest or pastor who is faithful to the Church to give you good advice and it sounds like you do, go with what he recommends.
In addition, we should always be going to Confession on a regular basis. Since it appears that you already have a faithful Confessor, you should go to him, when possible. The United States Bishops recommend going at least once a month. Pope St. John Paul II went weekly although I'm guessing he was never scrupulous about it.
Although in Confession, the priest absolves us of our sins, healing, like when a doctor removes a bullet from a soldier, still has to happen over time.
This posting explains my point:
Until we are buried in the ground, satan will always be attacking us. That's nothing new. Our actions and words must be in line with crushing satan in our lives and ignoring thoughts he plants in our minds.
I hope this helps,