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.
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 LPC, CSAT, CCS is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in Mesa Arizona highly specialized in the treatment of problematic sexual behavior, pornography and sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, and sexual health. As the clinical director of Family Strategies Counseling Center, and the owner of Aspire Counseling Services, she creates curriculum, trains and supervises clinicians, and educates the public in a variety of forums.
Kim is currently working with Dr. Robert Weiss in the growth and expansion of the new attachment-based Prodependence model. This model is designed for the treatment of partners and loved ones of individuals struggling with addiction and other chronic mental illness. For the past year, she has successfully applied this new model within her agency and is thrilled to assist in making it more broadly available.
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: email@example.com.
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. This paved the way for expansion 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). She now has a large and diverse online practice, working with individual clients and couples. She offers online support groups for addicts, and partners and family members of addicts. She also runs a prodependence-focused online support group for women. She helps to facilitate healthy boundaries and secure, lasting bonds between intimate partners and family members. Debbie is an interactive, solution-focused, task-based counselor who provides support and encouragement, and takes a highly personalized tailored approach to each client.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.