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Feb 10, 2019

“This is a legitimate problem.”


Dr Stefanie Carnes
Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for...


Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D. is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families.

Dr. Carnes is the clinical architect for Willow House: Relationship Healing for Women struggling with sex, love and intimacy disorders and works closely with the staff of Willow House and Gentle Path to bring her unique expertise to the programmes and to aid the clients who suffer with intimacy and relationship disorders. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT approved Supervisor.

Dr. Carnes is also a Clinical Sexologist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor, specializing in therapy for couples and families struggling with sexual addiction.

She presents regularly at conferences at both the state and national levels. She is also the author of numerous publications including her books, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts, and Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs