To form and nurture an accessible, comprehensive, interactive continuum of care – both online and real-world – for people seeking to understand, confront, and heal problems with sexual behavior and relationship intimacy.
Dr. Robert Weiss, Chief Clinical Officer
Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW (CA LCSW 17610) is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex, porn, and relationship addictions along with co-occurring substance and sex addictions. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others.
Dr. Rob is the author of Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, Out of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among other books. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction, is rated as a Top 10 Addiction Podcast. He also hosts a weekly, no-cost Q&A for addicts and loved ones of addicts on SexandRelationshipHealing.com.
A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military. Over the years, he has created and overseen nearly a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities across the globe. For more information or to reach Dr. Rob, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).
Stuart Leviton, Chief Operating Officer
Stuart Leviton is COO of Seeking Integrity LLC, created to help people and organizations understand, address, and redress behavioral health changes. Stuart is a graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (BS, Economics), an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (JD), and a graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (MS, Addiction Counseling). He is a long-time member of the California Bar. He has practiced in business advice and counsel and civil litigation for nearly 25 years.
He has over 40 years of business experience, starting in his formative years in his family’s men’s clothing store, and proceeding thereafter as a union member, employee, consultant, attorney, business advisor, and small business owner. In addition to his professional activities, he sits on the Boards of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. Formerly, he was Vice-Chair of the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Chair of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and a lecturer in Business Law and Ethics at the American Jewish University.
His ultimate takeaway from his extensive professional and service experience: Stop asking for advice. Instead, focus on understanding the potential consequences of the choices one makes. Ask the right questions, get good answers, and carefully weigh and understand the possible outcomes.
Tami VerHelst, Chief Relationships Officer
Tami VerHelst is passionate about addiction recovery, and about helping those who are struggling with addiction and their loved ones find qualified services. She was Vice President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) for more than ten years. During her tenure, she helped the organization more than quadruple in size and gain international presence and reputation by creating a community environment for professionals and upholding a standard of excellence for the organization’s trainings and conferences.
She created Momentum Addiction Recovery Services with the goal of Moving Recovery Forward, consulting on projects that provide quality services to those seeking help for themselves and their loved ones.
She is pleased to be part of the amazing team with Seeking Integrity and Sex and Relationship Healing, with a focus on connecting struggling individuals with the recovery resources they need. She works with those calling for treatment inquiries, organizes and participates in the webinar and drop-in group resources on www.sexandrelationshiphealing.
Dr. David Fawcett, Vice President of Clinical Programming
David Fawcett PhD, LCSW (California LCSW License 98890, Florida LCSW SW6037, Certified Sex Therapist, 2628) is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist. In his clinical work, he addresses a wide range of concerns, including addiction, trauma, and issues related to chronic illness, especially HIV/AIDS. In over 25 years of clinical practice, he has worked with addiction and mental health in every level of care and is highly regarded as a writer and trainer.
For nearly two decades, Dr. David has worked with persons experiencing the fusion of drug addiction and sexual behavior. This work, focused largely on stimulants and sex, culminated in the publication of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery, a landmark book that received the 2016 POZ Best Nonfiction Award.
In high demand as a trainer, Dr. David has been a national facilitator for the HIV Spectrum Project of the National Association of Social Workers. He also served on the Project Coordinating Committee of SAMHSA’s HIV and Mental Health Resource Center, making both written contributions and appearing in the Center’s videos. He was a founder and Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, a nationally recognized coalition that addressed the meth epidemic through training, prevention, and intervention. He recently co-produced a documentary about crystal meth and the gay community in New York called Crystal City.
Scott Brassart, Director of Content Development
Scott Brassart is a writer, editor, and content creator. As Director of Content Development for Seeking Integrity and Sex and Relationship Healing, he oversees the creation, production, and dissemination of online information, treatment manuals, books, and other written materials. A graduate of Brown University (BA), Emerson College (MA), and Indiana University School of Law (JD), he has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years.
As a book publisher, he has worked at Northeastern University Press, High Mountain Press, and Alyson Books (Editor-in-Chief). As a freelance writer, his work has appeared in dozens of local, national, and international publications. He is the author of Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery and coauthor with Kristin Snowden of Life Anonymous: 12 Steps to Heal and Transform Your Life. He has also written two novels, and written, produced, or directed a half-dozen short films. In recent years, his work has focused almost entirely on mental health issues, with an emphasis on healing from substance addiction, sex/porn addiction, and paired substance/sex addiction.