About Us

Since 2010 Elements Behavioral Health has been dedicated to the treatment of sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity, also known as hypersexual disorders. In 2010 we were joined by Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT, who founded The Sexual Recovery Institute in 1995, to develop treatment programs to meet the needs of men, women and their loved ones who have been impacted by intimacy disorders, sexual addiction, and underlying trauma. Rob Weiss is internationally recognized as the leader in the development of clinically rigorous programs for the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior.

The work has culminated in the development of specialized treatment programs offered in our nationally renowned residential treatment programs, such as The Ranch outside Nashville and The Right Step Dallas.

Elements’ programs tailor treatment to the needs of each client and include therapeutic support for spouses and partners. Our programs are gender-specific and LGBTQ-friendly and offer specialized education, workshops and therapy focused on stopping problem behaviors and building coping skills and emotional strategies for lasting recovery.

We understand that sexual addiction and related behaviors impact all facets of a person’s life and the lives of loved ones, and that the decision to reach out for help is never easy. Our mission is to provide confidential, ethical and effective clinical programs that encourage healthy sexuality, relationship intimacy and personal integrity. Call us, we can help.

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S


Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute
Sr. Vice President of Clinical Development, Elements Behavioral Health
Official Blogger on Addiction.com

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S has served for the past 6 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 The Ranch in rural Tennessee, and The Right Step in Texas. He was instrumental in integrating Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ curriculum into the Elements system. Previously, he developed sexual addiction treatment programming for the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles and The Life Healing Center 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 a regular contributor to several pop and clinical websites, including Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Psych Central, Counselor Magazine, and Addiction.com, among others. For more information please visit website at robertweissmsw.com or follow him on Twitter, @RobWeissMSW.

From shame & pain to resilience & joy.

There's a better life beyond sex addiction & intimacy disorders. Specialized, gender-separate treatment in a ranch-style setting.

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The Ranch, Nunnelly, TN

888-537-8708

Addiction & Intimacy Disorder Treatment for Women

  • Intimacy, relationship, trauma & addiction issues
  • All-women, master's level staff
  • Gender-separate program & residences

Repair your relationships. Rebuild your life.
The Right Step, Euless, TX

888-841-2565
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