Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW is a digital-age intimacy and relationships expert specializing in infidelity and addictions—most notably sex, porn, and love addiction. An internationally acknowledged clinician, he frequently serves as a subject expert on human sexuality for multiple media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. He is the author of several highly regarded books, including “Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Love, and Porn Addiction,” and “Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency.” As CEO of Seeking Integrity LLC, he oversees SexandRelationshipHealing.com and all Seeking Integrity affiliated treatment centers,
David Fawcett
David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist. He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. In his clinical practice, Dr. Fawcett addresses a wide range of concerns, including addiction, trauma, and issues related to chronic illness, especially HIV/AIDS. He is a national trainer for the HIV Spectrum project of the National Association of Social Workers and presents workshops for professionals both nationally and internationally. He frequently presents workshops on LGBT health, addiction, HIV, and co-occurring disorders both in the US and internationally. He is a regular contributor to TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com, writing about HIV, mental health and substance abuse and he has been published in Huffington Post, Positively Aware, and other journals. 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. Dr. Fawcett most recently co-produced Crystal City, a documentary about crystal meth and the gay community in New York.
Forest Benedict
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, is the author of the highly-acclaimed book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Forest uses online group therapy to guide sexually addicted individuals through recovery, serving all of California. He leads sexual addiction workshops and co-facilitates intensives with LifeSTAR Sacramento. Forest is the Program Coordinator of the Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He is a husband and father who is in recovery. To work with Forest, email him at forest@forestbenedict.com to learn more about the resources he provides. To learn about Forest’s recovery story, click here.
Lacy Bentley

In late 1999, Lacy began 12-step recovery for anorexia nervosa and has been free from compulsive fasting and exercise for over 15 years. She has also been in sex and love addiction recovery since 2010, now mentoring other women professionally as a Women’s Whole Love Recovery Coach. A former compulsive lit-porn (erotic stories) and Hentai (pornographic anime) user, she has also fought the battle with emotional affairs and love addiction. Her love for other women seeking freedom from these interrelated compulsions runs deep. She has worked closely with women of varied sexual orientations, ages, and life circumstances. Her book, “Addicted to Love” became an Amazon International Best-Seller overnight, and is currently available on her website, www.herrecoveryroadmap.com/books.

Jon Bentley

For the last 5 years, Jon has been working in addiction recovery programs and as a sponsor to men in addiction and healing. He has worked with his wife, Lacy, on healing sexual trauma in their marriage and creating trust after betrayal (his & hers). Jon has had to learn to hold his own boundaries with love as his wife has gone through recovery, and to forgive when it felt impossible. He has also mentored men in their own recovery from compulsive pornography usage, who may or may not have also had an addicted wife. He focuses on personal healing, without excuses, through love, forgiveness, and compassion. Thanks to Dr. Robert Weiss’ new book on prodependence, Jon is currently learning to thrive inside this new paradigm as a man in his own sexual recovery while recovering from his wife’s emotional affairs and the impact pornography has had in their married life through her usage. Jon and Lacy have 4 amazing teen sons together, and are celebrating 21 years of marriage.

Kim Buck

Kim Buck, MAPC, LPC, CSAT has over 16 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. She is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), an approved supervisor for the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and the clinical director at Family Strategies Counseling Center in Mesa Arizona. She is also working toward obtaining a PhD in the area of Human Sexuality. Kim is highly specialized in the treatment of adults and couples who are dealing with sexual addiction and betrayal and sexual trauma. Her most recent specialty is administering the new strength-based Prodependence treatment model with individuals who have addicted partners, based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Robert Weiss. Kim has been married for almost 30 years, and together they have two adult married kids. She loves to travel, spend time outdoors, garden, laugh, read, and every October, go to as many haunted houses she can with her thrill-seeking family.

Candice Christiansen
Candice Christiansen, M.Ed., LCMHC, CSAT-S has been influential in diverse clinical settings for the past 20 years. Her years of dedicated service working with child and adult survivors of trauma as well as adults with various intimacy issues such as sex and love addiction, sexual anorexia, and infidelity has provided her with the foundational tools necessary to create her state-of-the-art outpatient program, Namasté Center for Healing. A child sexual abuse survivor and recovering love addict, Candice is passionate about helping generations of men and women to heal in order to live an authentic and healthy love-sustaining lifestyle. She is the author of the internationally known workbook, Mastering The Trauma Wound: A Mindful Approach to Healing Trauma and Creating Healthier Relationships, and recently co-authored a chapter on global sexual abuse prevention for a book series being written in the United Kingdom.
Mark Anthony Lord
Mark Anthony Lord is an expert in the area of spirituality and recovery. He assists people of all paths in awakening to the Spirit within that is deeply personal and greater than any addiction, trauma, or fear. He founded the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago and is the author of two books, The Seven Living Words and Thou Shall Not Suffer. His most recent book, “The F Word: A Guidebook on How to Forgive,” will be released in Summer, 2019.

He has facilitated Spirituality in Recovery workshops at many 12-step conferences, churches, and treatment centers across the country including Promises, SRI, and more.

A passionate, life-long learner, Mark Anthony received his Masters in Divinity from Holmes Institute at Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles.  He has also studied at Unity, and Oneness University in India. To book for speaking, workshops, or to work individually with Mark Anthony Lord please email: lordmarkanthony@gmail.com.

Britney Mangum

Britney Mangum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has experience working as a clinical therapist with the Gratitude Program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, which is a residential treatment facility for sex addiction. She also worked as a family therapist for Pine Grove’s Family Program. She has over 7 years experience in working with both children and adults with behavioral issues, compulsive sexual behaviors, boundary-violating behaviors, a range in severity of psychological issues, a history of substance abuse, and work-related issues.

Kristin Minto Snowden
Kristin Minto Snowden, MA, LMFT specializes in helping individuals couples recover and heal from addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, infidelity, and other relationship challenges. She is an adjunct therapist and educator and Avalon Malibu, a treatment center for substance abuse and mental health disorders. Previously, she helped to develop and run the Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorder Program at Promises Malibu – a comprehensive multi-focused addiction treatment program that was the first of its kind in the world.
Myroslav Rosky

 

Myroslav Rosky is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH 11703) & Certified Addictions Professional whose private practice is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has worked as a substance use & co-occurring disorders therapist in hospital inpatient & intensive outpatient settings. His treatment modalities include cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches that address addiction and alcoholism, LGBT issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. He received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2010.

Joe Saavedra

Joe Saavedra LMFT, SATP is passionate about helping those impacted by sexual integrity issues. He works with both addicts and their partners using individual, couple, and group therapy modalities. He is focused on the relational trauma that partners of sex, porn, and relationship addicts experience, and he compassionately works to guide partners (and addicts) through their isolating and shame-filled experiences. He feels that his role as a therapist is to help reduce this shame and systematically get to the root of the addictive and compulsive behaviors that have led to these intimacy disorder issues.

Gavin Sharpe
Gavin Sharpe is an accredited psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP). He is also a certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate. Gavin works with individuals and couples (heterosexual and same-sex) affected by issues relating to sex and intimacy disorders, as well as those experiencing broader mental health problems. As an integratively trained psychotherapist, Gavin works according to the needs of each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques. He believes that within all of us lies the resources to live the life that we were born capable of living. Gavin also works on intensive programs and groups structured to support sex, porn, and love addiction treatment. Gavin is based in Monaco and works with the English-speaking communities on the French Riviera as well as with other ex-pat communities in Southern Europe. Previously, Gavin enjoyed a corporate career in the City of London working as a lawyer and then founded his own international recruitment business.
Angela Spearman

While studying Marriage and Family Therapy, Angela trained with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, leading to an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist certification. She has been trained to treat trauma utilizing neurobiology, play therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis (with Bill O’Hanlon), mindfulness, Brainspotting (BSP), and EMDR. While training, she met Dr. Rob Weiss of Seeking Integrity and SexandRelationshipHealing.com, and Dr. Kevin Skinner of AddoRecovery.com, both of whom introduced her to a foundation of integrity in dealing with clients, including offering genuine dignity and compassion as an essential ingredient in the therapy process.

Angela says, “Professionals like Dr. Rob and Dr. Skinner are changing the way we treat sex addiction, compulsive sexual behaviors, infidelity, and betrayal trauma. Their approach is more effective, dignifying and compassionate than any other approach I found.”

Angela is the Arkansas Affiliate Therapist for Addo Recovery. She is also the founder of TheCenterForWell-Being.com and can be found in valuable healing and recovery programs such as www.BloomForWomen.com and www.PathForMen.com. Angela is honored to accept Dr. Rob Weiss’ invitation to offer support for partners of addicts on SexandRelationshipHealing.com, and to join the conversation on the groundbreaking Prodependence model and its clinical application. 

Tim Stein

Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999, Tim Stein has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Having found his professional passion in treating sex addiction, he became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS). Tim is also fluent in the treatment of trauma, which often underlies or accompanies sex addiction. Tim co-founded and is a Director of Willow Tree Counseling (www.WillowTreeSantaRosa.com), an outpatient program for sex addicts and betrayed partners in Northern California. Tim is a consistent presenter at national conferences on sex addiction, partner sensitivity, couples work in recovery, effective treatment, recovery experiences, and trauma. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts regarding effective treatment of sex addiction. Tim facilitates therapeutic retreats and workshops for addicts, their betrayed partners, and trauma survivors. He co-produced an online video series, “Introduction to Sex Addiction and Partner Betrayal,” which is available at www.WillowTreeSantaRosa.com. Tim’s daily meditation book, Gifts of Recovery: Daily Meditations for Men and Women in Recovery from Sex Addiction, is available on Amazon.com. More information about Tim and his work can be found at www.TimSteinMFT.com.

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor is the owner of White Pine Recovery, an outpatient sexual addiction treatment center near Salt Lake City, Utah. Jon specializes in and has extensive training in sexual addiction, relationship issues, and issues related to the treatment of complex trauma.

In addition to weekly work with individuals and couples, Jon is a proud facilitator of Ken Adam’s Mother-Enmeshed Men Workshop. Jon also works with men and couples who are learning to separate from relationships that overwhelm with obligation and guilt and to connect with the relationships they choose to be a part of.

Jon counts himself lucky to work day in and day out in his passion and life calling. When he isn’t working with clients, he can be found building memories with his spouse and two children or hiking and mountain biking with his dog.

To learn more about the work Jon does with individuals, couples, and Mother-Enmeshed Men, you can email him directly at jtaylortherapy@gmail.com.

Debbie Allen
With over 18 years of experience, specializing in mental health, Debbie founded her private practice, A Safe Place to Share. She worked mainly with medical Doctors and Psychiatrists focusing on mental health. This paved the way for the expansion and integration into sex, love and alcohol addictions as well as infidelity, depression, anxiety, panic and eating disorders.

She continued her education at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in Arizona as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She is also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT).

Debbie has a very large and diverse online practice working with individual clients and couples. As well as online support groups for addicts, partners and family members of addicts. Debbie also runs a pro-dependence focused online support group for women. She helps to facilitate individual healthy boundaries and the creation of secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members.
Debbie connects with real-time video conferencing and meets you wherever you are.
She is an interactive, solution-focused, task-based counselor, who provides support, encouragement and takes a highly personalized tailored approach to each client.

www.asafeplacetoshare.com
debbie@asafeplacetoshare.com

Troy L. Love, LCSW
Troy L. Love, LCSW is on a quest to help individuals, couples, and organizations find greater peace, joy, happiness, and success.

Troy is a two time Amazon best selling author and 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. He recently completed certification as a Sexual Addiction Treatment Professional from Mid-Nazarene University and is certified as a Life Coach through New Skills Academy.

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 also helps couples find deeper connection. Troy is training in EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.

Troy uses his unique set of skills to help individuals seeking personal healing and for organizations who are seeking to improve outcomes. Troy’s workshops, lectures, and group discussions have helped hundreds of people explore sensitive issues, increase understanding, and to take action towards change. His down-to-earth, humorous, teaching style helps participants feel safe enough to examine their core issues required for change.

Eddie Capparucci, LPC, CSAS, CPCS
Eddie Capparucci is a licensed therapist in the State of Georgia and is certified in the treatment of sexual and pornography addiction. He and his wife, Teri, have a private practice working with men struggling with sexual and pornography addictions, as well as their wives who are dealing with betrayal.

Among his many clients, Eddie has worked with professional athletes including NFL and MLB players and television personalities. He also serves as a clinical director for the National Decency Coalition, an organization working with state governments to help limit the access to pornography to minors.

He is the administrator of the website www.MenAgainstPorn.org. He also serves as a writer for the blogs XXXChurch.com, Covenant Eyes, Pure Desire Ministries, and Marriage.com. He has spoken to numerous organizations regarding the destruction pornography has on individuals, marriages, and families. He has served as a staff member for the Everyman’s Battle weekend and as a facilitator of an XXXChurch men’s group.

His latest book, entitled “Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction” will be published February 2020. He is also the author of the book Removing Your Shame Label: Learning to Break Free of Shame and Feel God’s Love. He can be reached at edcappa@gmail.com.

Susan L. Anderson, LMHC, NCC, CSAT
Susan L. Anderson, LMHC, NCC, CSAT is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She is also certified in Trauma, Experiential Group Therapy, and Relapse Prevention Therapy. She graduated with the highest honors from her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters of Science program, and she has focused on both chemical and behavioral addiction diagnosis and treatment since entering the field. She has worked at inpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment centers for several years as a group facilitator, primary therapist, clinical director, and program director. Currently, she has a private practice where she specializes in sex, pornography, and love addiction, and she also brings that work to a local treatment center weekly. Her work with sex, love, and other process addictions like gambling and spending adds another layer of needed help to many clients with drug and alcohol issues. She served on the board of her local Mental Health Counselors Association for 6 years, and she was the Ethics Committee chairperson for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association where she investigated claims of therapist misconduct. She is also a clinical supervisor for mental health counselor interns.