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.
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.

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 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.

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.

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. 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.

Kristin Minto Snowden
Kristin Minto 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.
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). 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.

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.
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, Ph.D., LPC, CSAS
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.
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.
Matt Wheeler MAPC, LPC, CSAT
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.

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.