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In 2001, I trained with renowned therapist Patrick Carnes to become a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist. Carnes first coined the term 'sex addiction' in 1983 with his groundbreaking book 'Out of the Shadows', raising public awareness about sex addition and sexual problems. Also in 2001, I became certified as a Diplomat in Sex Therapy by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. In 2006, I became licensed in Texas to treat individuals with sexual behavior problems.
I became certified as an EBT provider in 2012 and I spend most practice days teaching my clients how to use the tools of EBT to rewire their emotional circuits. I am very focused on improving my personal fitness and health and spending time with my wife and son. My private practice has been located in the North Texas area since 1994.
I have been a life-long learner and regularly seek out what's new in my two favorite topics, mindfulness and neuroscience. Sometime in 2010 I found the jewel "Wired for Joy" by Laurel Mellin. It's fair to say, 'the rest is history!'
I began my career Community Mental Health and then moved into private hospital mental health work, serving as Administrator/Executive Director of three hospitals prior to starting my own private practice in 1994. Over the last thirteen years, I have worked with both adolescent and adult clients to treat a variety of addictions issues and sexual problems including pornography addictions. While my full practice consists of a diverse range of treatment issues for individuals and families, I am very excited to be a part of the new 'Xp Program' that is developing to create EBT programs that focus on pornography addiction.