Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Jonathan is a 45-year-old structural engineer. He has been in recovery for both sex addiction and meth/cocaine addiction for just under a year, initially seeking help after his wife learned about his multiple affairs, trips to strip clubs, drug abuse, and sex with prostitutes. Jonathan is serious about his recovery and saving his marriage. Unfortunately, …
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Sexual Addiction: Tolerance and Escalation

September 15th, 2015 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tolerance: Tolerance occurs when the body needs increasingly larger or more potent doses to get the same effect from an addictive substance or a behavior. Escalation: Escalation occurs when a person indulges his or her tolerance to an addictive substance or behavior with larger or more potent doses.

Can Teens Be Sexually Addicted?

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Adolescents - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Do Bears Do Their Business in the Woods? Asking whether teens can become sexually addicted is a bit like asking if they can become alcoholic or drug addicted. Of course they can. In fact, they are every bit as vulnerable as adults to addictions, perhaps more so because their emotional immaturity has prevented them from …
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Finding a Good Sex Addiction Rehab

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

While most addiction-informed therapists have a fairly clear sense of the type of residential/inpatient rehab facility that will best serve a drug addicted or alcoholic client, where to go for “sex rehab” is often another story. Therapists and counselors of all stripes, along with their sex and porn addicted clients, can be challenged by a …
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Sex and Love Addiction: The Signs of an Intimacy Disorder in Women

I wrote in a previous blog about the universal signs and symptoms of sexual addiction, noting that all sex addicts display, in some form or fashion, the following: Preoccupation: obsessing about sex/romance, making the fantasy and pursuit of it the number one priority in life, etc. Loss of Control: inability to limit or curtail sexual/romantic …
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Introducing Blogger Rob Weiss

September 27th, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Since this is my first online blog for Counselor Magazine, I thought it might be appropriate to briefly introduce myself and tell you a tiny bit about my background and therapeutic work. For the past twenty-plus years I have worked as a psychotherapist, primarily but certainly not exclusively treating men and women dealing with sexual …
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I spent my summer filming Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew Pinsky and a host of professionals I respect very much–plus a cast of very courageous people who were willing to expose to the world the pain of their addiction and their passage to sobriety. The new season airs on VH1 starting December 1, and …
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