Robert Weiss
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders.

An educator, author, and licensed clinician for nearly 30 years, Dr. Rob has created six residential intimacy and addiction treatment programs in the US, Southeast Asia, and the US military. He has served as a subject-matter expert for numerous major media outlets, including CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, among others.

Dr. Rob is the author of eleven books, including ProdependenceSex Addiction 101, and Out of the Doghouse. His Psychology Today blog, “Love and Sex in the Digital Age,” has over 22 million reads, while his podcast, “Sex, Love, & Addiction,” has over 1.2 million downloads.

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.

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.
Alex Avila
Alex A. Avila, MA, LPC, CSAT, CST, CPTT, ACS, NCC is an author, speaker and Licensed Professional Counselor. He founded Relationship Institute of the Rockies in Denver, CO, and specializes in helping individuals and couples heal from addiction and trauma and rewrite relationship and sexual scripts. Alex enjoys facilitating trainings for therapists and clergy through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). He wrote the books 40 Forms of Intimacy: Integrating Daily Connection Into Your Couple Relationship and Three Thoughts Couple Devotional to help couples expand their definition of closeness and remain connected through numerous, practical ways beyond sex. His third book Emotional Safety: Honoring Yourself While Creating Trust and Presence to Develop Meaningful Relationships is scheduled to release October 2022.
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.

Lacy Bentley

In late 1999, Lacy began 12-step recovery for anorexia nervosa, and has been free 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 inter-related 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,

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, PhD, LPC, C-CSAS, is a licensed professional counselor certified in treating Problematic Sexual Behaviors. Eddie has worked with professional athletes and television personalities among his many clients.

He is the creator of the Inner Child Model™ for treating Problematic Sexual Behaviors, a unique approach that focuses on identifying unresolved childhood pain points and teaching individuals how to process emotional distress in healthy ways. His trauma treatment method has been endorsed by many leaders in this field.

He sits on the board of Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International (C-SASI), an organization committed to training and certifying clinicians, pastors, coaches, lay leaders, group facilitators and others to work with sex addicts, partners, and their families from a Christian perspective. He is the host of the podcast, Getting to the Other Side, which helps couples navigate the road of betrayal trauma and healing.

He is the author of several books, including Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction, and Why Men Struggle to Love: Overcoming Relational Blind Spots. His two latest books are Going Deeper for Women: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Love and Porn Addiction and Understanding Your Inner Child and Overcoming Addiction.

He also has spoken to numerous groups regarding topics including:

  • The Impact of Childhood Trauma and Neglect on Addiction
  • Why Being Sober is Not Enough
  • The Emotionally Undeveloped Man and Addiction
  • How the Inner Child Impacts a Woman’s Love and Sex Addiction
  • Is Everyone Addicted to Something? Understanding Our Lust for Pleasure.
  • The 10 Rules for Engaging with Your Betrayed Partner
Wendy Conquest

Wendy Conquest is the director of SACC, a sex, love and porn addiction treatment center in Boulder, Colorado.  She authored Letters to a Sex Addict; The Journey Through Grief and Betrayal and co-authored (with Dan Drake) Letters from a Sex Addict: My Life Exposed.  She is Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT-S). She is also certified in Brainspotting, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and EMDR. She is APSATS trained to work with betrayed partners. She is a trauma expert, sharing her knowledge in the documentary film, The Light.  She also is co-host of the podcast/videocast Conversations on Sex, Addiction and Relationships.

Tamara Cooper

Tamara Cooper, Family Specialist for Seeking Integrity, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky and a CSAT-Candidate. She has a heart for working with individuals suffering from mental health conditions, addictions, and supporting the loved ones of addicted clients. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky. She has worked as a therapist in an intensive outpatient substance use facility with a focus on family support work. She has also worked in outpatient community mental health, inpatient crisis stabilization, and private practice.

Tamara primarily specializes in treating substance and sex addictions, families dealing with addictions, trauma, and anxiety. She utilizes an array of advanced therapeutic interactions to help facilitate and support change.

Heather Cronemiller
Heather Cronemiller, CSAT-C 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.

John Gaspari
John Gaspari, CSAT, CCPS-C, PCC has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years. Non-judgment, compassion, and confidentiality are his highest priorities. He specializes in treating clients with partner betrayal trauma and problematic sexual behaviors, including sexual addiction.  In addition, he has expertise working with people experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, major life changes, catastrophic illness, widowhood, single parenting, young adult transitions, aging, and work-related issues. He can be reached through his website,
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:
Becca Hovermale
Becca Hovermale is a master’s level Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Intern. About her work, Becca states, “I believe in hope; it offers strength and empowerment. To me, hope is as necessary as breathing. Without hope, we are left feeling stuck and disillusioned. Life’s struggles and relationship challenges can definitely leave one feeling hopeless. I have been in this dark and lonely place, and therapy and support were my necessary lifeline to living a more fulfilling life.”

Becca takes a holistic approach to therapy that explores both the systems and the thoughts that keep people feeling stuck or hopeless. Using a solution-focused approach while incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), she works collaboratively with clients in choosing goals that they desire for themselves in a space free of judgment. She also utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), generally regarded as the gold standard for couple’s work. She completed her EFT externship in April 2023 and is currently completing training for her CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) certification.

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.

Andrea S. Kahrs

Andrea S. Kahrs, LMFT, graduated from Pepperdine University and practices therapy in Hermosa Beach, CA. She specializes in treating sex addiction, betrayal trauma, and Infidelity, working with the partners of sex addicts as well as sex addicts themselves.

Prior to becoming a marriage and family therapist, Andrea worked in animation, expanding her creative passion for art and design. Having worked in the art world, she has seen that one size doesn’t fit all. While each person has a unique path, resolution is possible.

Andrea states, “Life transitions exist in all parts of our lives, and those changes, whether good or bad, can be challenging to navigate. I specialize in working with couples, families, and individuals seeking counseling and/or mediation during various stages of their relationships.”

Troy L. Love
Devoted to inspiring self-love and spiritual growth, two-time Amazon Best-Selling Author and TEDx speaker, Troy L. Love has spent his life committed to finding unique and attainable ways to help people achieve greater peace, joy, and love in their lives. Troy achieved his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, Troy relocated to Yuma, Arizona, where he serves currently serves as the Clinical Director of Yuma Counseling Services.

He is the founder of Finding Peace Consulting, hosts the Finding Peace Podcast, and continues working as a Psychotherapist, Educator, Consultant, and Keynote Speaker. Troy continues writing books including his highly praised publication, “A Year of Self-Love.”  He is the father of two amazing children.

Troy strives to pass on his experience to the next generation of students as an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University.  He volunteers his time to host educational webinars and drop-in groups for individuals needing support all over the world.

Backed by additional certifications in Sexual Addiction Treatment from Mid-Nazarene University, and Rapid Transformational Therapy, Troy specializes in working with trauma-related concerns, couples struggling in their relationships, and individuals trapped in a cycle of compulsive or addictive behaviors. He also focuses largely on helping couples find deeper connections. His extensive training repertoire includes EMDR, Branspotting, RTT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and addiction recovery.

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Debbie McRae

Debbie McRae (MAPC, LPC, CSAT, EMDR-C, BSP) is a licensed therapist specializing in clients who are dealing with the Trauma of Betrayal, Sex & Porn Addictions, Narcissistic Abuse, Childhood Trauma, and Marital Relationship Issues. With a focus on the mind-body connection, she compassionately guides her clients in understanding and changing their unhealthy thinking patterns, reframing their self-limiting shame-based beliefs, and in reprocessing the trauma held in their body. Her approach is very highly individualized, solution-focused, and supported by the latest reliable research. She believes that we “repeat what we don’t repair” and we have the power to heal from our pain. Lasting healing and recovery is absolutely achievable!

As one of the first therapists nationwide to implement and facilitate Betrayal Trauma Healing Groups using the Prodependence approach, she has integrated several methods and tools that support long-term recovery. She is a certified EMDR therapist and an IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). She is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Brainspotting, EFT (couples), and hypnotherapy. She can be reached at Debbie McRae Counseling.

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.
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 Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) designation. 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
Dr. Skip Speer earned a PhD in Clinical Sexology at the International Institute of Clinical Sexology in Miami in 2023 and 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 and Texas since 2008. Skip spent the first six 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, trauma, and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. He started specializing in treating sex addiction in 2015. Skip is a CSAT, board certified sex therapist, and trained in DBT, CBT, and EMDR. He works with sex addicts, betrayed partners, and couples in California and Texas.
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

Jason Swilling
Jason Swilling , BS, MDiv, PSAP, PMAP

Jason’s dedication to client care stems from his own recovery, since he first became sober at 18 years old. He finds joy in assisting individuals struggling with addiction begin the process of transformation by making a connection with a Higher Power of their understanding as the cornerstone for their recovery. Jason obtained a B.S. in Psychology and an M.Div. with a concentration in Recovery Ministry. He has worked as a Director of multiple treatment centers, Chaplain at UCLA Hospital, Counselor, Mentor, and Pastor. It is his passion for recovery that has fulfilled his vocational experience. He enjoys successful relationships with his wife of 19 years and their three teenage boys, as well as his Higher Power and a 12-Step community that supports him in recovery.
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 Aspen Trail Counseling Center in Mesa, AZ.

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

Rose Wheeler

Rose Wheeler is an MFT therapist in private practice specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, including all addictions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She maintains a private practice in California and Tennessee and offers Telehealth Services.

Rose has been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2009. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rose has been helping individuals and families heal from the devastation of mental health disorders and addiction disorders for over 13 years. She has a passion, coupled with her experience and education, that has helped her be a therapist who cares and will fight for her clients. Her certifications include Sex Addiction, Trauma Expert, and Addiction Specialist.

Rose’s professional career includes working in leadership roles at substance abuse treatment centers and building her private practice since 2017. She is also an advocate for the people and works closely with the legislative bills in Sacramento and Tennessee to help protect client’s rights.

Hal Stewart
Hal Stewart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, North Carolina, Utah, Michigan, and Montana and is the Co-Founder of the Center for Sexual and Relational Health in the Upstate of South Carolina. He is a Board-Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist, and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist with over 30 years of counseling experience. In addition, he is a designated Gottman Leader, Gottman Educator and he holds an Advanced standing in Emotional Focused Therapy for couples. He holds a Master Level in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and a Resilient Heart™ Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification.

Hal uses his combined training in working with individuals with sexually compulsive behaviors and sex addiction, and also assists both couples and partners with facing and healing from the pain, shame, trauma, and attachment wounds that sexual betrayal brings. He also works collaboratively with individuals and couples in defining, developing, and integrating healthy and meaningful sexual expression and sexual experience into their personal lived experiences and mutual relationships.