Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, has served for the past six years as senior vice president of national clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health. In this capacity, he has established and overseen addiction and mental health treatment programs for more than a dozen treatment facilities, including Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and Los Angeles, The Ranch in rural Tennessee, and The Right Step in Texas. He was instrumental in integrating Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ curriculum into the Elements system. Previously, he developed sexual addiction treatment programming for the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles and an addiction and trauma treatment program in New Mexico.

An internationally acknowledged clinician and author, he has served as a subject expert on the intersection of human intimacy and digital technology for multiple media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Network, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, and CNN, among many others. He is the author of several highly regarded books, including Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Love, and Porn Addiction and Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men. He has also co-authored, with Jennifer Schneider MD, both Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships and Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age. He is also a regular contributor to several pop and clinical websites, including Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Psych Central, Counselor Magazine, and, among others. For more information, visit his website at or follow him on Twitter @RobWeissMSW

Author of

Love and Sex in the Digital Age

Online interconnectivity provides endless opportunities that support our human needs for community, social interaction, and intimate relationships. Unfortunately, for some this increasingly unfettered access to possible sexual and romantic encounters sometimes results in an escalating, obsessive quest resulting in dire consequences. Psychotherapist Robert Weiss, who studies the juxtaposition of human sexuality, intimacy, and technology, looks to examine the ways in which technology impacts intimate relationships, for better and for worse in “Sex and Love in the Digital Age.”

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