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 and all Seeking Integrity affiliated treatment centers,
David Fawcett

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.

Debbie Allen

With over 18 years of experience, specializing in mental health, Debbie Allen founded her private practice, A Safe Place to Share. She worked mainly with medical doctors and psychiatrists specializing in addiction. This paved the way for expansion into sex and porn addiction and partner betrayal trauma. She continued her education at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in Arizona. Debbie is a seasoned counselor with a solid background. She is also a Certified Inner Child Counselor and is trained in parent enmeshment and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She now has a large and diverse online practice, working with individuals and couples. Debbie offers online support groups for addicts and betrayed partners. She runs a prodependence-focused online support group for women. Debbie is an interactive, solution-focused, task-based counselor who provides support, encouragement and takes a highly personalized tailored approach to each client.

Jonah Anderson
Jonah Anderson, Serene Waters Counseling, has spent his life as a counselor using the skills, knowledge, and experiences he has gained throughout the course of his life to help people find their path in life. He understands each person has a different path and he strives to meet them where they are when they begin their journey toward recovery. He originally wanted to pursue career counseling, but soon found a calling in working with people struggling with sex addiction. He also specializes in the treatment of video game addiction.

He received his undergraduate education in Psychology and Communication Studies from the Marquette School of Professional Studies. He later attended Argosy University in Chicago, where he received a master’s degree in counseling. He was trained by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals for the treatment of sex addiction.

He is excited to work with the wonderfully talented people of Sex and Relationship Healing and is looking forward to his new role as a group moderator.

Susan L. Anderson
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.
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,

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.

Scott Brassart

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.

Eddie Capparucci

Dr. Eddie Capparucci is a licensed therapist and 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 websites and He also has written for numerous blogs including, Covenant Eyes, Pure Desire Ministries, and He has spoken to numerous organizations regarding the destruction pornography has on individuals, marriages, and families. His latest book, entitled Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction, outlines his therapeutic approach to addiction, known as the Inner Child Recovery Process. He is also the author of the book Removing Your Shame Label: Learning to Break Free of Shame and Feel God’s Love. You can learn more about his Inner Child Recovery Process by visiting

Natalie Cournoyea
Natalie Cournoyea owns and operates The Centre for Life Solutions in North York, Ontario. She offers counseling, coaching, and therapy to individuals, couples, and families. She provides each client with a personalized plan for treatment and recovery from sex, intimacy, and relationship issues, helping each client strive for self-development and social meaning. Her vision is to help clients achieve sustainable problem resolutions, learn effective coping strategies, and enhance life skills. All therapeutic techniques are personalized for each client’s unique situation. She is focused on a holistic approach, which includes the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs of each person. She is a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) and CSAT-Supervisor, open to helping candidates obtain the supervision time necessary to become certified as a CSAT.
Merry Frons
Merry Frons, PhD, is the founder and clinical director of Renew Counseling, a New York City based psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping individuals and couples achieve healthy and fulfilling relationships. She has over twenty-five years of experience in treating addictions, trauma, and relationship issues, and is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT and CSAT-S) and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). She received advanced training in couples and family therapy at NYU Post-Doctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Dr. Frons provides workshops and trainings as well as support groups for addicts and partners. She is the author of, The Trust Solution, a Couples Guide to Healing Intimate Betrayal. She lives in Wainscott, NY with her husband of 35 years and their dog, and can be reached at
Robbie Hart
Robbie Hart is Director of Clinical Services at Hope House Healing in Birmingham, AL. His journey to Hope House has involved 13+ years of sobriety (sexual addiction and alcohol). He says, “Along the way, I have been provided countless tools that enable me to live life on life’s terms, to live a life I never could have dreamed possible, and I am blessed to get to help others do the same.” He is an author and national speaker on recovery, having presented at international conferences, retreats, and workshops, and as a guest lecturer on university campuses. His education and professional experience, combined with his own experience in therapy and recovery, allows him to help others set their own goals, find their own path, and succeed. He can be reached via email:
Garrett Irby

Garrett Irby, MA, MDiv, LPC, CSAT is Founder and Clinical Director of Hope House in Birmingham, AL. He began his professional counseling career as a pastoral counselor. In 2012, he decided to further his education, and in 2014 his began an internship at a psychiatric hospital, mostly working with sexually reactive teens. Two years later, he opened Hope for Healing (now Hope House). There, he uses his experience and education to help individuals, couples, and families deal with a wide range of issues. While he helps people with many problems, his specialties are sex addiction, betrayal trauma, and relationship issues. He brings a unique mix of his own personal addiction experience, training in spiritual direction, and training in mental health therapy to his work in counseling clients.

Suzie LeBrocq
Suzie Le Brocq, PhD has worked in the addiction treatment field for more than 15 years, with stops in Europe, North America, and the South Pacific. Trained in the UK, the US, and Canada, she is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMAT-S), a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor (CCAC), and an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Suzie recently completed her PhD in Clinical Sexology and is a Board-Certified Transgender Care Therapist and a Board-Certified Sex Therapist. Working in different countries has expanded her global knowledge base and provided her with exposure to many different and diverse populations, races, cultures, and treatment philosophies. That said, she works primarily with a trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral model of therapy, focusing on the relationship between a person’s thinking, emotions, and behaviors. This is the approach that has proven most effective with addictions of all types.
Elizabeth Loudon
Elizabeth Loudon, MA, RCC, CSAT has over 20 years of clinical experience. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC through BCACC), a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT, Financial Disorders). Her areas of specialty are sexual addiction, pornography addiction, and other compulsive sexual behaviors, along with relationship issues, trauma, and attachment issues. The majority of Elizabeth’s career has been working in inpatient treatment, often in leadership roles. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing support to individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder, disordered eating, low self-image, and distorted thinking. Elizabeth uses an integrative approach to treating clients. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution-focused family therapy, trauma-informed care, and Accelerated Resolutions Therapy. She is especially passionate about helping clients discover and reclaim true intimacy in their relationships and their lives.
Troy L. Love
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 bestselling author, President and Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services, and an adjunct professor at Arizona State University. 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. For those who are interested in more intensive work with Troy, he offers a nine-month educational course that focuses on Sexual Addiction recovery using the Finding Peace Model.

Debbie McRae

Debbie McRae is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Mesa, Arizona at Family Strategies Counseling Center where she specializes in working with women who have experienced the relational and betrayal traumas resulting from their partner’s sexual and pornography addictions.

Debbie is a Certified Sex Addiction Counselor (CSAT) trained by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals. In addition, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University.

As a CSAT therapist, Debbie counsels individuals and facilitates treatment groups in the Sex Addiction & Betrayal Recovery program at Family Strategies. This treatment program is based on the pioneering work of Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, and Rob Weiss, who have researched the topic of sex and pornography addiction for more than 30 years. Debbie’s therapeutic approach includes the new attachment-focused concept in betrayal trauma treatment called “prodependence”, which removes the shame and pathology from the partner’s recovery journey. Debbie is one of the first therapists worldwide to facilitate a women’s betrayal recovery group using the “prodependence” model.

One of Debbie’s greatest joys is spending time with family and friends. During her free time, she loves baking with her grandchildren, being a Reiki master, riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle, and traveling the world. Email:

Heather Putney
Heather Putney, PhD, LMFT, CSAT, EFT, EMDR is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Heather’s theoretical grounding is in systems theory, specifically Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), where she helps individuals and couples understand where they get stuck in conflict and disconnection so they can find true healing and connection. Heather is the Founder and Clinical Director of Untethered Therapy Group, a non-profit Mental Health agency located in Pittsburgh, PA specializing in helping individuals, couples, and families heal from the impact of sex addiction, infidelity, betrayal, and trauma. As a systems-focused therapist, Heather also utilizes Internal Family Systems-informed (IFS) approaches to address trauma, addictions and increase self-compassion and acceptance.
Heather Roselund
Heather received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2010 and her Master’s in Forensic Psychology in 2013. She then returned to school and earned an independent clinical licensure. Heather has worked in the mental health field and has provided assessment and treatment for people experiencing a multitude of mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, sexual addiction, and severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Heather began using romantic fantasy to cope in her pre-teen years. Her addiction to love and fantasy spiraled out of control as an adult to the point she felt crazy and hopeless. When she finally found a solid love and porn addiction community of women who understood her experience and offered hope, her whole world changed. Through courage and hard work, she found healing. She feels honored to be able to help others in recovery.

Joe Saavedra
Joe Saavedra is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) trained in Trauma Resilience (TRM) and Brainspotting. He is passionate about helping those impacted by sexual integrity issues, working work with both addicts and betrayed partners using individual, couple, and group therapy modalities. He is aware of the relational trauma that partners of sex, porn, and relationship addicts experience, and he compassionately works to guide addicts through isolating and shame-filled experiences. His role is to help reduce this shame and systematically get to the root of the addictive and compulsive behaviors that have led to intimacy disorder issues. He is trained in the 30-Task Recovery model (group therapy), PACT Couples therapy model, and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) for individuals.
Stephen Sbanotto
Stephen Sbanotto is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S). He has also trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, specifically in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). He is also trained in EMDR for trauma therapy. He has been practicing as a therapist for about 13 years full-time, specializing in sexual addiction recovery for almost 8 of those years. Specifically with sexual addictions, he has worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. He is currently the Director of Programming for the Sexual Addiction and Intimacy Disorder Track with Valiant Living in Denver, Colorado. He was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, where he got both his undergraduate degree and master’s before moving to sunny and beautiful Denver, CO in 2014. His life has personally been marked by trauma, abuse, grief/loss, and addictions, and he brings all of these experiences into his work as a therapist as he strives to journey alongside fellow humans on the road to recovery and healing from whatever life throws their way and into a far greater tomorrow.
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). 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.
Kristin Snowden
Kristin Snowden, MA, LMFT is a licensed therapist in California specializing in addiction recovery and helping clients heal from trauma, loss, and infidelity, along with other relationship challenges. Kristin is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (A shame resiliency model based on Dr. Brené Brown’s groundbreaking research). She runs a private practice at Westlake Village Counseling and Trauma Center and is an adjunct therapist at Avalon Malibu, a treatment center for substance abuse and mental health disorders. She previously worked with Dr. Rob Weiss in developing and running the first treatment center for men who struggle with substance abuse and sex addiction (The Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders Program at Promises Malibu). Kristin received an honors undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree from Chapman University.
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, and Dr. Kevin Skinner of, 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 licensed in Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Founder of The Center for Well-Being, LLC, she can be found in valuable healing and recovery programs such as and She provides internationally attended workgroups, support groups, retreats and intensives. Angela is honored to accept Dr. Rob Weiss’ invitation to offer support for partners of addicts on and to join the conversation on the groundbreaking Prodependence model and its clinical application.

Skip Speer
Skip Speer earned a Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. He has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 1999. Skip spent the first 6 years of his career working with clients suffering with severe mental illness and substance abuse in San Mateo County. In 2002, he became the Associate Director for New Leaf (a not for profit organization providing psychotherapy and medication management to the LGBT community in San Francisco). Skip started a private psychotherapy practice in 2005 to work with adults struggling with addiction, mood disorders, PTSD, and issues related to gender and sexual identity. He is a CSAT Candidate and trained in DBT, CBT, and EMDR. Skip is currently located in San Diego and works virtually with clients throughout the State of California.
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 (, 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 Tim’s daily meditation book, Gifts of Recovery: Daily Meditations for Men and Women in Recovery from Sex Addiction, is available on More information about Tim and his work can be found at

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

Matt Wheeler
During growing up years Matt was afraid to let others know that his family was in therapy, as there was often negative stigma and stereotypes attached to it. Gratefully getting help from a mental health professional today is more widely accepted. He believes his time spent “on the couch” will mean he understands what others may be feeling and that they are not alone.

Matt strongly believes that we are not meant to be alone in this life. Sadly, many suffer difficulties that leave us feeling isolated and on our own. As a therapist, he quickly gravitated to attachment work and loves to help individuals, couples, and families learn to connect and attach securely to each other. He has extensive training and practice in emotionally focused therapy (EFT), which is the “gold standard” for attachment work. He is also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). He practices at Family Strategies Counseling Center in Mesa, AZ.

Matt doesn’t like wearing shoes and therefore has an extensive collection of fun socks.