Brief Biography

Robert Weiss Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders.

An educator, author, and licensed clinician for nearly 30 years, Dr. Rob has created six residential intimacy and addiction treatment programs in the US, Southeast Asia, and the US military. He has served as a subject-matter expert for numerous major media outlets, including CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, among others.

Dr. Rob is the author of eleven books, including ProdependenceSex Addiction 101, and Out of the Doghouse. His Psychology Today blog, “Love and Sex in the Digital Age,” has over 22 million reads, while his podcast, “Sex, Love, & Addiction,” has over 1.2 million downloads.


Curriculum Vitae

Robert Weiss PhD, MSW, CSAT

Seeking Integrity LLC
Chief Executive Officer
14945 Ventura Blvd., Ste 308
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 747-234-4325


Palms Springs, CA: Dec 2017 to the present

  • Create, develop, and maintain
  • Create, develop, and oversee Seeking Integrity Integrated Intensive Programs for Sex and Intimacy Disorders programs
  • Expanding the continuum of care – online and real world – for people seeking to heal problems with sexual intimacy and relationship betrayal.
  • Create and implement branded treatment programs at existing IOP and residential sex addiction treatment facilities.

Los Angeles and Malibu, CA, Dallas, TX, and Nashville, TN: 2010 to Nov 2017

  • Program development for multi-track treatment programs in sexual addiction, drug/alcohol abuse, intimacy disorders, and spousal treatment
  • Oversee multidisciplinary treatment teams and provide program development for both inpatient/residential and outpatient substance abuse, trauma, and intimacy and sexual disorders programs
  • Provide staff and peer professional education and clinical consultation within Elements Behavioral Health facilities and other major treatment centers throughout the US and abroad
  • Manage and oversee senior management priorities
  • Provide overall clinical and marketing direction for multiple programs
  • Provide local, regional, and national community outreach
  • Provide professional resource and referral development

Los Angeles, CA: 1995 to 2015

The Sexual Recovery Institute was an outpatient sexual addiction, love addiction, and nonviolent sexual offender treatment program providing assessment and treatment services to both men and women. SRI was one of only a few such outpatient treatment centers in the United States. SRI offered two-week intensive outpatient treatment programs for sex addiction, love addiction, and nonviolent sexual offending, as well as standard outpatient treatment (individual and group therapy) for the same issues.

Expert Witness: Ongoing Sexual Addiction and Sexual Offender Cases
2003 to the Present

  • Provide expert analysis and testimony in sexual addiction and sexual offending cases
  • Provide detailed “fitness for duty” evaluations (MDs, attorneys, therapists, clergy, etc.)
  • Provide psycho-sexual evaluations for courts and related settings

Director of Program Development: Life Healing Center of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM: October 2007 to Jan 2009

  • Developed Sexual Disorders, Addiction, and Trauma Treatment programs for inpatient programming, both male and female

Program Development Consultant, Sexual Offender Treatment Services: City of Hanford, Department of Mental Health
Hanford, CA: 2005-2006

  • Developed and supervised maintenance of outpatient sexual offender treatment program, both male and female


International Institute of Clinical Sexology: Miami Shores, FL
PhD in Clinical Sexology, 2018

UCLA: Los Angeles, CA
Master of Social Welfare (MSW), Practice Focus: Mental Health, 1992

Emerson College: Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science (BS), Marketing and Business Communication, 1982


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California (LCSW), LCS#: 17610, July 1995, Current
  • Certified Sexual Addiction Specialist – Supervisor (CSAT-S), September 1999, Current
  • Certified Daring Way Practitioner (CDWP) – Brené Brown’s Daring Way Curriculum, November 2013, Current


  • AAMFT: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • AGPA: American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • ATSA: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  • CSCSW: California Society for Clinical Social Work
  • IITAP: The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
  • NASW: National Association of Social Workers
  • SASH: Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, board member (1997-2003)

– Past Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity



Edited Book Chapters

  • Weiss, R. (2011). How does sex addiction and infidelity affect gay couples? (for partners in same-sex relationships). In S. Carnes (Ed.), Mending a shattered heart: A guide for partners of sex addicts. Carefree, AZ: Gentle Path Press.
  • Weiss, R. (2009). Understanding sexual offending. In A. Neustein (Ed.), Tempest in the temple: Jewish communities and child sex scandals. Waltham, MA: Brandeis.
  • Weiss, R. (2004). Understanding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sexual addiction. In R. Coombs (Ed.), Handbook of addictive disorders: A practical guide to diagnosis and treatment. New York, NY: Wiley.
  • Weiss, R. (2002). Treatment concerns for gay male sex addicts. In P. Carnes & K. Adams (Eds.), Clinical management of sex addiction. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.

Regular Blogs


  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Therapists (Ongoing)
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (2012)
  • Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference: Singapore (2013, 2018)
  • Ben Franklin Institute Summits for Clinical Excellence (2008 to the Present)
  • The Betty Ford Institute (2007)
  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2005, 2007, 2014)
  • California Society for Clinical Social Work (1999, 2012)
  • Cape Code Symposium (C4) (2018)
  • Caron Treatment Centers (2017)
  • The Cleveland Clinic (2011)
  • Finding Freedom Conference (2016, 2017)
  • Hazelden Institute for Addictive Disorders (2004)
  • Houston Family Council on Addictive Disorders (2010)
  • IITAP Symposium (2008 to the Present)
  • Illinois HIV/AIDS State Conference (2005, 2008)
  • Life Healing Center: Santa Fe, NM (2006)
  • The Meadows: Wickenburg, AZ (1999)
  • The National Institutes of Health (2005)
  • The National Association of Social Workers
  • NEFESH Conference – Orthodox Jewish Mental Health Workers (2013)
  • Pepperdine University (2010)
  • Sierra Tucson: Tucson, AZ (2006)
  • Singapore University (2010, 2013)
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (Ongoing)
  • UCLA: Department of Psychiatry (2009)
  • USC + UCLA: Departments of Social Welfare (2005, 2006, 2019)
  • UKESAD (UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders): London (2013)
  • US Army Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: San Antonio, TX (2008)
  • US Journal Trainings (2006 to the Present)
  • US Marines, Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: Okinawa, Japan (2007)
  • US Marines, Family Advocacy and Chaplaincy Group: Frankfurt, Germany (2005)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders


  • Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
  • BBC 4
  • CNN World News
  • The Discovery Channel
  • ESPN
  • Fox News
  • Larry King Live, CNN
  • The Oprah Winfrey Network
  • The Today Show, NBC
  • World News Tonight, ABC
  • Multiple documentaries, regional news shows, radio


  • AP and Reuters Newswire Services
  • The Atlantic (feature)
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Counselor Magazine
  • Elle
  • Esquire Magazine
  • The Fix
  • Frontiers (feature)
  • GQ (feature)
  • Huffington Post
  • Irish Examiner
  • LA Times
  • LA Weekly
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marie Claire South Africa
  • Men’s Health UK
  • Men’s Journal
  • Newsweek
  • NY Times
  • NY Daily News
  • Paradigm
  • Psych Central
  • Psychology Today
  • Times of London (feature)
  • Vogue
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Web MD