Dr. Rob is a digital-age sex, intimacy, and relationship specialist. He has spent more than 25 years developing treatment programs, educating clinicians, writing, and providing direct care to those challenged by digital-age infidelity, sex and porn addiction, and other addictive disorders. He is the author of ten books on sex and intimacy issues, including the pivotal volume on sex and porn addiction, Sex Addiction 101.
Dr. David is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist. He founded and chaired the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, a national coalition addressing the meth epidemic. He also founded Meth & Men South Florida, recently rebranded as No More Meth. He is the author of the only book on fused substance/sex addiction, Lust, Men, and Meth.
Dr. Rob Weiss founded Seeking Integrity in the fall of 2017 to move treatment for sex, intimacy, and addiction problems into the 21st century. Dr. Rob and his team first developed the free, open-access website SexandRelationshipHealing.com, which offers a wide range of information and interactive resources related to infidelity, sex and porn addiction, substance use linked with sexual behavior, other sex and relationship issues, and sex therapy. The next step was opening Seeking Integrity treatment centers across the globe—environments that meld cutting-edge treatment theories regarding attachment trauma and addiction with digital technology.
To this end, Seeking Integrity treatment programs incorporate ongoing, no-cost, online discussion groups, educational webinars, and other meetings as part of every client’s aftercare program. This keeps each client in regular contact with the support network that helped the client establish sobriety, no matter where that person lives.
At Seeking Integrity, we believe very strongly that building and maintaining a supportive community of recovery (both online and in the real world) is a key to long-term healing. We ask: Why help people build healing connections only while they’re in treatment? Why not set up ongoing online support so wherever a client might be, he or she can always connect with friendly, empathetic, and familiar support? This is a big part of what separates us from run-of-the-mill rehabs.
As Dr. Robert Weiss developed cutting-edge addiction treatment centers around the globe, he also embraced the need for a fresh approach to viewing and treating spouses, partners, parents, and other loved ones of addicts. This led him to develop the concept of Prodependence. This fast-growing model for the treatment of loved ones of addicts pushes aside the long-standing, often problematic challenges of codependence, replacing that blame and shame-filled model with a more loving and compassionate attachment-based model.
Dr. Rob introduced the concept of Prodependence in his book, Prodependence: The End of Codependency. He felt compelled to write this book after three decades spent watching countless spouses, partners, and parents walk away from much-needed therapy and support because they felt labeled, shamed, blamed, and pathologized by a treatment model (codependency) that didn’t fit. Since publication in early 2018, Prodependence is changing the way therapists around the world work with loved ones of addicts and other troubled people.