Connecting Self-Esteem in a Social Media World

In an article titled “Connecting Self-Esteem in a Social Media World” featured on Hitched Magazine, Rob discusses how we can get caught up by tying our self-esteem to our digital profiles, but explains there are reasons as to why we may not be getting the responses we want online. Read the entire article online.

6 Common Sex Addiction Myths Debunked by the Experts

In an article titled “6 Common Sex Addiction Myths Debunked by the Experts” featured on, Rob explains that many people assume sex addiction is made up by the person who claims to be addicted, and attributes these assumptions to a lack of understanding, acceptance and insight. Rob says that when you get away from the drugs and the alcohol, it becomes harder for people to understand that there are other addictions out there and concludes by noting, “If you don’t have a problem saying no to things, you don’t understand why people keep doing things that obviously are a problem for them.” Read the entire article online.

6 Expert Tips on Healthy Breakups in the Digital Age

In an article titled “6 Expert Tips on Healthy Breakups in the Digital Age” featured on ABC News’ Good Morning America, Rob talks about the difference between starting a relationship online, and ending it in the real world. “There’s plenty of ways to meet someone online, but there are few concrete rules on what kind of online behavior is acceptable once a relationship ends,” Rob says. Rob also provides readers with six tips for a healthy breakup in today’s digital world. Read the entire article online.

Intersection of Technology and Addiction Explored at Pepperdine University Conference

admin-ajax (15)On November 21, two experts from Elements Behavioral Health – renowned physician and nutrition scientist Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, and sexual addiction clinician and tech/sex/relationship author Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S will present clinical best practices at a symposium on technology and addiction sponsored by Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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Clinical Alert: Where Do You Stand Regarding Imminent Changes to Client Confidentiality (AB1775)?

I remember being endlessly instructed and reminded in graduate school (well over two decades ago) that the protection of client confidentiality was among the most elemental facets of a productive and meaningful psychotherapeutic relationship – that without the safety and trust provided by client confidentiality there is no true clinical path to healing. This teaching actually follows ethical standards tracing back to the Roman Hippocratic Oath! Today, barring certain exceptions codified in state and federal law, clinicians can actually be held legally liable for breaches in client confidentiality. These legal exceptions, whereby clinicians can and sometimes must break confidentiality, center on the prevention of imminent direct harm to the client or others. Continue reading