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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humberto Valenzuela’s bio is provided below in both Spanish and English.
Humberto Valenzuela CSAT, CMAT es un terapeuta certificado en adicción sexual por el International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals liderado por el Dr. Patrick Carnes autor reconocido y pionero en el tema de la adicción sexual. Es el fundador y director de Picaya Institute, una red en línea de terapia para el tratamiento y recuperación de la adicción sexual y a la pornografía tanto en inglés como en español. Humberto tiene estudios en Maestría en Consejería Psicológica de la Universidad Inter Americana en San Juan PR y estudios en Maestría en Sexualidad Humana en el Institute for the Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality en San Francisco CA. Actualmente es estudiante de Sex Coach University liderado por la Dra. Patti Britton autora reconocida y pionera en el tema del sex coaching. Humberto es candidato a convertirse en un Sex Coach Certificado y miembro activo del World Association of Sex Coaches.
Humberto Valenzuela CSAT, CMAT is certified as a sex addiction therapist by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, led by Dr. Patrick Carnes, renowned author and pioneer in the sex addiction field. Humberto is the founder and director of Picaya Institute, an online sex addiction therapy network for the treatment and recovery of sex and porn addiction, working in both English and Spanish. Humberto has a Master’s in Psychological Counseling from the Inter American University in San Juan Puerto Rico and a Master’s in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Studies in Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Currently, he is a student at Sex Coach University, led by Dr. Patti Britton, renowned author and pioneer in the sex coaching field. Humberto is a candidate to become a Certified Sex Coach and an active member of the World Association of Sex Coaches.