As Public Awareness of Sexual Addiction Continues to Gain Momentum, a Leading International Expert Develops a New State-of-the-Art, Residential Program to Meet the Demand of a Growing Local, National and International Patient Population LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Los Angeles-based Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), since 1995 an internationally recognized sexual addiction treatment center specializing in intensive outpatient sexual disorders programs, announces that Founding Director Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, has opened the Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, a residential behavioral health program just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Fresh on the heels of the SRI's acquisition by Promises Behavioral Health, the organization that currently owns and operates The Ranch as well as Promises Treatment Centers in West Los Angeles and Malibu, California, the announcement is the first of many in which Elements will bring Weiss' sexual addiction expertise into the arena of behavioral health treatment. In addition to his role as Founding Director of SRI, Mr. Weiss is the Director of the Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch (CSR), where he will spearhead ongoing program development, staff oversight and consulting, and ultimately act as spokesperson for all sexual disorders treatment programming. "By bringing to The Ranch's comprehensive residential setting the same sexual disorders treatment methodology that proved so successful at SRI, I believe we have created a continuum of care for sexual addiction and compulsivity that will be unmatched in our industry," remarked Weiss. "We are growing this programming in a direction that is absolutely relevant to today's technology-driven addiction landscape, offering reasonably priced, accountability-based, gender-specific sexual disorders treatment." The Center for Sexual Recovery will provide sexual addiction and compulsivity treatment for: \tSerial infidelity and adultery \tAddictive use of online porn and social networks \tCompulsive masturbation \tLove and relationship addiction \tAnonymous sexual hook-ups \tProstitutes and sensual massage \tWorkplace sexual boundary violations \tNon-offending sexual disorders Specialties include: \tEMDR, DBT \tAdventure Therapy \tCognitive-behavioral Structure \t12-step support \tEquine-assisted Therapy \tStress Management \tA Dedicated spouses and partners program For more information about the Center for Sexual Recovery (CSR) visit: www.recoveryranch.com or call 800.849.5969. About Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S is Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles and currently serves as the Director of Sexual Disorders Programs for Promises Behavioral Health. A UCLA MSW graduate, Mr. Weiss received extensive post-graduate sexual disorders training with addiction author and clinical leader, Dr. Patrick Carnes. Mr. Weiss is author of Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men, co-author of Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Addiction and Cybersex Exposed, with Dr. Jennifer Schneider, along with numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Mr. Weiss also provides professional training and program development for the US military and multi-addiction treatment centers around the United States, Europe and Asia. Recent media appearances include ESPN, The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live and Dateline NBC. In a field with few genuine experts Mr. Weiss is a specialized, knowledgeable and recognizable provider in the field of intimacy, addiction and sexual disorders. About The Ranch Since its inception in 1997, The Ranch has successfully provided comprehensive therapeutic programs and services used to identify and treat the underlying causes of self-defeating behaviors, addiction, and trauma. The Ranch offers effective tools to address the multidimensional aspects of the whole person, the severity of the illness, and life challenges presented, while teaching personal accountability in a safe, nurturing, and real-life environment. Most importantly, The Ranch offers programs with a variable length of stay, which allows each client to anchor new recovery behaviors needed for lasting change.