It doesn’t have to be this way. You tell yourself you have no choice, you can’t stop, you can’t change.

You can…just not alone.


The problem is that the problem is often the solution: or rather, what we’ve just always done is sometimes a coping mechanism, and often a flawed coping mechanism. That which has become addictive behavior is often the cure we have always used to enable us to feel better.

With the click of a mouse: laptop, desktop, palm, phone and PDA, we can instantly escape from anxiety, fear, and everyday boredom. And pornography, sexual arousal, and seduction, to name a few examples, are instantly available, anonymous and highly addictive. Sound familiar? We’ve made promises vowing to cut down our use, renewed our efforts to quit downloading images that we canít get out of our minds. Over and over we return, unable to stop, often increasing in the quantity and intensity needed to achieve the desired effect.Perhaps weíve had affairs, maybe repeatedly, and maybe even in spite of the threat of severe negative consequences such as separation and divorce, or termination from our job. Sex addiction can take over a life as quickly as any drug addiction, and can become potentially far more destructive.


Recovery JumpStart offers several options for treatment: Individual and Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, and Weekend Intensive Workshops. Individual and Couples therapy is offered by appointment and provide individualized, focused treatment needed to establish and maintain recovery. Individual and Coup sessions can be scheduled by calling Bob Weaver, (312-320-0341). Group Therapy is currently scheduled on Wednesday, from 8:00 pm-9:30 pm. The intensive weekend workshops for men and for couples are designed to jump start the process of healing and recovery from sexual addiction. The intensive workshops are designed for men, spouses/partners of the addict, and for couples, and take place over a weekend so that busy and demanding work schedules are respected.

Over the course of our work together, we will create effective strategies targeted for long-term success using the following:

  • Breaking through denial
  • Understanding orders of change
  • Establishing sobriety (when necessary)
  • Damage control
  • Re-establishing trust and empathy
  • Positive sexual focus
  • Preventing relapse
  • Understanding the neurochemical process

We will create a welcoming, supportive and structured environment. We will invite healing from underlying shame and guilt that propels the addiction. We will explore the nature of healthy intimacy, and plan for prevention of subsequent relapse.


Complex and long-standing problems require creative and comprehensive solutions.

Here are a few to consider:

Private Therapy

Men’s Jumpstart

Partners’ JumpStart

Couples’ Jumpstart

Men’s Support Group

Women’s Group


Bob Weaver, M.Div., LCSW, CSAT is a psychotherapist whose offices are located in Oak Park. Bob has been providing psychotherapy services for over 20 years, and has been in private practice for the past eight years. “I have treated individuals, couples and families from adolescents to elders, and have experienced success in providing treatment to a wide variety of emotional and mental issues.”  Bob has provided therapy in inpatient settings, in schools throughout Chicago, outpatient clinics and in the juvenile detention center. Bob received training in sex addiction treatment from Patrick Carnes (Don’t Call it Love, In The Shadows of The Net, etc.). Scroll down in  this newsletter for an interview with Bob.

David Rennard, M.Div. LCSW, CSAT: Practices psychotherapy in Glen Ellyn and in Sycamore. David also received training from Patrick Carnes. David is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He has been providing therapy in a group private practice and his own solo practice for a number of years.

For David Rennard, in Glen Ellyn and Sycamore, call 708-769-1509.

Email: aspencounseling@wowway.com

For questions, to schedule an appointment for a private session, or to register for the Recovery JumpStart program, please contact Bob Weaver, 312-320-0341. Email: bob@recoveryjumpstart.com