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Our Mission StatementCultivating Personal and Interpersonal Integrity

The mission of Seeking Integrity is to form and nurture accessible, comprehensive, interactive communities for people seeking to understand, address, and redress with integrity behavioral health challenges wherever and however they manifest.

Digital-Age Healing and Recovery

Seeking Integrity was founded in the fall of 2017 to move treatment for sex addiction, pornography addiction, and paired substance use and sexual behavior into the 21st century. We recognize that in today’s increasingly digital world, much of our daily life, including addictive behaviors, takes place via digital technology. With that knowledge, we believe that support and recovery for these issues should no longer be limited to face-to-face experiences at rehabs, workshops, 12-step meetings, and the local coffee house.

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. To this end, our treatment programs incorporate ongoing, no-cost online discussion groups, educational webinars, and other digital work as a part of every client’s treatment and aftercare program. Our goal is to keep each client in regular contact with the support network that helped him establish sobriety and recovery, no matter where he lives.


Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer

Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW (CA LCSW 17610) is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex, porn, and relationship addictions along with co-occurring substance and sex addictions. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others.

Dr. Rob is the author of Prodependence: Moving Beyond CodependencyOut of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among other books. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and Psych Central. His podcast, Sex, Love, & Addiction, is rated as a Top 10 Addiction Podcast. He also hosts a weekly live no-cost Webinar with Q&A on SexandRelationshipHealing.com.

A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military. Over the years, he has created and overseen nearly a dozen high-end addiction and mental health treatment facilities across the globe. For more information or to reach Dr. Rob, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).

Stuart Leviton
Chief Operating Officer

Stuart Leviton is a graduate of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He is a long-time member of the California Bar. He has practiced in business advice and counsel and civil litigation for nearly 25 years.

He has over 40 years of business experience, starting in his formative years in his family’s men’s clothing store, and proceeding thereafter as a union member, employee, consultant, attorney, business advisor, and small business owner. In addition to his professional activities, he sits on the Boards of the Union for Reform Judaism, the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition. Formerly, he was Vice Chair of the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Chair of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, and a lecturer in Business Law and Ethics at the American Jewish University.

His ultimate takeaway from his extensive professional and service experience: Stop asking for advice. Instead, focus on understanding the potential consequences of the choices one makes. Ask the right questions, get good answers, and carefully weigh and understand the possible outcomes.

David Fawcett PhD, LCSW
Vice President for Clinical Programming

David Fawcett PhD, LCSW (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.

Tami VerHelst
Chief Relationship Officer

Tami VerHelst is passionate about addiction recovery, and to helping those who are struggling with addiction and their loved ones find qualified services. She was Vice President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) for more than ten years. During her tenure, she helped the organization more than quadruple in size and gain international presence and reputation by creating a community environment for professionals and upholding a standard of excellence for the organization’s trainings and conferences.

She created Momentum Addiction Recovery Services with the goal of Moving Recovery Forward, consulting on projects that provide quality services to those seeking help for themselves and their loved ones.

She is pleased to be part of the amazing team with Seeking Integrity and Sex and Relationship Healing, with a focus on connecting struggling individuals with the recovery resources they need. She works with those calling for treatment inquiries, organizes and participates in the webinar and drop-in group resources on www.sexandrelationshiphealing.com and helping professionals have support and resources for their clients.

Scott Brassart
Director of Content Development

Scott Brassart is a writer, editor, and content creator. As Director of Content Development for Seeking Integrity, he oversees the creation, production, and dissemination of online information, treatment manuals for licensed programs, 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 the Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery and the mystery novel, The Bad Ending, and coauthor, with the late James Robert Baker, of the satirical novel, Anarchy. He has 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 addictions, and sex, porn, and love addiction.

Karen Brownd
Director of Clinical Management

Since 2000, Karen Brownd, LPC-MHSP-S, CSAT-S (CSAT 2008-0572), has embraced a passion for helping people struggling with behavioral and addictive disorders. After completing graduate school and licensure, she grew from Therapist to Clinical Director at a rapid pace. Karen has had extensive training and experience in working with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sex and Intimacy Disorders, Trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorders, Grief/Loss, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and other Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders. She is also trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, DBT, and Daring Way™.

Karen has actively engaged in Clinical Program Development for more than 20 years, most recently at The Ranch and Life Healing Center, where she held Primary Therapist, Clinical Director, and Interim Executive Director positions. In 2007, working with Dr. Robert Weiss, she co-created the first Women’s Residential Program in the country for Sex and Intimacy Disorders, and is considered an expert in treating both women and men suffering from Sex and Intimacy Disorders. Karen holds supervision credentials for LPC-MHSP and CSAT, having a zest to train and mentor others. Karen remains a sought-after educational presenter on Sex and Intimacy Disorders, Trauma, and other related topics. She enjoys her husband, children, and eight grandchildren.

Lora Kojovic MA, LMFT
Primary Therapist

Lora Kojovic MA, LMFT (CA LMFT 114066), is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Lora completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin with a double-major in finance and French. Lora’s curiosity and drive for learning enabled her to graduate at the top of her class in both her graduate and undergraduate studies. Before her career in psychotherapy, she worked in the film industry in Los Angeles and in investment banking in New York City.

Lora’s passion for the field of psychotherapy, and specifically intimacy disorders, stems from her desire to be of service and help other people heal and realize their potential. Prior to joining the team at Seeking Integrity, she worked as an associate marriage and family therapist at a community counseling center, a residential trauma treatment facility, and a dual diagnosis treatment center. In providing psychotherapy, she uses a holistic, interpersonal, neurobiology-based approach, in addition to cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment-focused, and systemic approaches. She is also trained in EMDR.

Paul Hartman, LMFT
Primary Therapist

Paul Hartman LMFT, CSAT (MI MFT 4524957) has more than 25 years of experience leading group therapy workshops for couples and individuals who are struggling with sexual addiction or chronic infidelity. He has trained with the most prominent addiction therapists and researchers in the nation, including Robert Weiss, Patrick Carnes, Pia Mellody, and Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse.

Paul works exclusively in the group intensive model. His treatment methods build on the 12-step self-help model, Dr. Rob Weiss’s prodependence model, and the latest research on relationships and addiction.

Jason Swilling
Program Manager

Jason Swilling BS, MDiv says his dedication to client care stems from making his recovery a focal point since he first became sober at 18 years old. He finds joy in helping individuals struggling with addiction begin the process of healing by making a connection with a Higher Power of their understanding. Jason has worked as a Director of multiple treatment centers, Chaplain at UCLA Hospital, Counselor, Mentor, and Pastor; and it is his passion for recovery that has fulfilled his vocational experience.

Jason enjoys successful relationships with his wife of 15 years, their 3 little boys, his Higher Power, and a community that supports him in recovery.


Confidentiality Policy

We are committed to ensuring your confidentiality throughout any and all telephone, electronic (text/email), or written interactions. Should you join our program and wish us to communicate with anyone involved in your life (therapist, spouse, partner, parent, etc.), we will ask you to sign a written release that lets us do that. Please note there are required legal limits to your confidentiality governed by Federal and State legislation. To familiarize yourself with this information, we have provided the following links:


Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Seeking Integrity is committed to diversity and equal access to meaningful treatment for all clients. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical health (including HIV status), veteran, military, marital, and/or any other legally protected status. We simply screen each individual to determine whether or not we can help.

If you worry about fitting in and/or finding acceptance, we greet you with open arms. At Seeking Integrity, our work addresses human sexuality in all its infinite variations. We will embrace and accept you as you are at every stage of your healing process.

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