Introducing Dr. Doug Weiss
Dr. Douglas Weiss is a psychologist and the founder of Heart to Heart Counseling Center which specializes in the treatment of sexual addicts, intimacy anorexics and their spouses. He has counseled with sex addicts and their partners for almost three decades. Heart to Heart Counseling Center maintains weekly 3 and 5 Day Intensives that couples fly in from all over the world to attend, dozens of weekly groups, hundreds of weekly appointments with 17 counselors on staff. Dr. Weiss personally continues to provide 5 Day Intensives at the Center. Dr. Weiss has been in recovery for over 33 years and him and all of the counselors at Heart to Heart verify their sobriety with regular polygraphs!
Dr. Weiss has authored more than 40 books and offers 30 therapeutic DVDs for men, women and marriages. He is proud to be the first author to write a book for the partners of sex addicts.
Dr. Weiss was the first to coin the term Intimacy Anorexia which is the withholding of emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy in marriage.
He’s been the expert guest on numerous national shows including Oprah, Dr. Phil and Good Morning America. He has had two documentaries, Lifetime TV Network and a British documentary, produced about his practice.
He is also the President of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT) which is a certification training program for sex addiction, partners of sex addicts, and intimacy anorexia.
Dr. Weiss is a dynamic international speaker at men’s, women’s and couple’s conferences. For more information on Dr. Weiss or to schedule an appointment at Heart to Heart Counseling Center, call us at 719-278-3708.
I want to give you the help you need. For over thirty years, I have been committed to fighting sex addiction, changing lives and restoring relationships. I founded Heart to Heart Counsel Center to specifically further this purpose.
As the Executive Director at Heart to Heart Counseling Center for more than 20 years, I have the opportunity to see many men and women walk in freedom from their sexual addiction. I have also watched many marriages on the brink of divorce begin to heal and become better than ever.
Heart to Heart Counseling Center offers many diverse options for treating sexual addiction and intimacy anorexia recovery including sex addiction counseling, connect groups, recovery materials and 3 and 5 Day Intensives. All of our programs and resources are designed to break the bonds of sexual addiction, restore broken marriages and change lives.
AS AN AUTHOR
In addition to counseling, I am a prolific writer and an Amazon Best Seller, publishing more than 30 books on addiction recovery as well as many books and DVDs for marriage and youth. I have appeared on prestigious national television shows including Oprah and Dr. Phil. My work and writings have also fueled a Lifetime Network movie and an international documentary depicting my private counseling practice.
I have spent decades working in the field of psychology, am a licensed psychologist and hold a Doctorate in the Philosophy of Psychology. My extensive study of the human mind has helped me understand sexual addiction in great detail and given me a background to better help you.
Throughout my extensive career, I have seen first-hand how the addictive process negatively affects human relationships including phases where a loss of intimacy occurs - a condition which I now call "intimacy anorexia." I have learned how the steps of addiction occur and expand into full-blown deviant behavior.
I have studied the implications of how cognitive pattern recognition and stimulus response factors into addictions and how they are treated with behavioral therapy. I understand what you and your partner are going through with sex addiction and intimacy anorexia and can help you overcome it.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR SEX ADDICTION THERAPY
I am also a huge supporter and advocate of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT). AASAT is dedicated to training therapists and coaches in the best practices for treating sexual addiction, partner therapy and intimacy anorexia. The association provides three different training certification programs with over 130 hours of classroom training - Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist (SRT), Partners Recovery Therapist (PRT) and Intimacy Anorexia Therapist (IAT).
I have served as the President of AASAT since 2008 and am certified at the SRT, PRT and IAT levels.
I have also had to opportunity to apply my professional expertise to develop the Sex Addiction Training program to train therapists and coaches how to treat sex addiction and offer sex addiction counseling. This training program uses my own methodology and modality, as well as my clinical application for treating sexual addiction and providing proven treatment for sexual addiction recovery.