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Addiction Therapists, In-Person 12-Step Meetings, and Alternatives

It’s important for addiction therapists who are also addicts to find a place where they can do the work of recovery.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: December 23, 2019, 7:16 pm

When Pain Equals Pleasure: Understanding BDSM

Even if you’re an experienced family or marital therapist, you may not know much about BDSM, and because of that you might unconsciously place an unhelpful (possibly harmful) value judgment on a client’s perfectly healthy (for that person) arousal template and sexual behaviors.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:57 pm

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

If it’s not the Gail Dines crowd screaming that porn is inherently anti-women and evil, it’s the David Ley crowd arguing that porn is great and wonderful and never a problem for anyone. One group thinks porn is a public health crisis; the other group thinks porn is every bit as awesome as sliced bread.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: November 12, 2019, 11:44 pm

What is Chemsex Addiction?

Long-term sobriety from chemsex addiction requires expert therapeutic assistance, with special attention given to the impact of unresolved early-life trauma, and on developing healthy adult intimacy and connection without the use of substances.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: October 14, 2019, 7:35 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

Healthy Lust vs. Unhealthy Lust

Many of the problems with sexualization arise when we sexualize our feelings. But what does it mean to sexualize our feelings? How does that differ from healthy arousal?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: January 14, 2020, 7:07 pm

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You as an Adult

What are adverse childhood experiences and how do they impact us later in life?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: December 10, 2019, 9:12 pm

DNA Testing: Expect the Unexpected

I swabbed and mailed in my DNA sample. And just like that, I learned that the man who raised me was not my biological father.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: November 20, 2019, 6:23 pm

Women and Infidelity in the Digital Age

Since 1990, the number of women who admit they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has stayed the same.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: October 22, 2019, 5:32 pm