Self-compassion is not selfish;
itís a necessary regulating practice.
— Andrew Susskind

Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of Westside Notes. As the vaccines roll out and the Spring flowers blossom, it feels like more hope is in the air. Although the pandemic isnít over, we have weathered it so far and will keep moving forward together. Last October I said goodbye to my professional home of the last 12 years. For now Iíve been working out of my home office, and Iíll keep you posted on my search for a new space. As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, my associate, Jen Davis graduated—a bittersweet ending as Iíve chosen to take a break from mentoring talented associates. Lastly, I started a new Menís Process Group on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45pm, which has been a refreshing addition to my clinical week (one current opening).

Itís Not About the Sex Update

During the past year Iíve been offering webinars, virtual workshops, podcasts and blogs to keep the ball rolling with the message of my book. Recently, I was informed that my podcast has surpassed 5000 downloads as my mission to destigmatize compulsive sexual behavior expands. Just a reminder that Itís Not About the Sex is available on Amazon, Kindle or Audible at www.amazon.com.

Podcasts and Blogs

Recent Podcasts:
  • Straight Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Conversation with Dr. Joe Kort
  • Taming the Inner Critic: A Conversation with Susskind and Merlino
  • Deep Healing in Sexual Recovery: Susskind interviewed by Buck Dodson (Gay Menís Life Lab Podcast)
Recent Blog Posts:
  • Road to Resilience
  • Healing Hurt from the Inside Out
  • From Brokenheartedness to Self-Compassion
Please visit my blog at www.purposefulrecovery.com, as well as my podcast available on ITunes, Spotify, Podbean or on my website.

Upcoming Appearances

Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
The Opposite of Sexual Compulsivity is Connection (Zoom)
April 22,2021

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous—Los Angeles
Learning from the Past (Zoom)
May 22, 2021

California Society for Clinical Social Work
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection (Zoom)
Saturday June 12, 2021

International Brainspotting Conference
Brainspotting and Sexual Addiction: Restoring the Wisdom of the Nervous System (Zoom)
July 23-25, 2021.

Feel free to check out my presentations, podcasts and blogs and follow me on social media. I would be happy to see you virtually and hopefully in-person sometime soon. Wishing you resilience this Spring and beyond.


Spring 2021, Vol. 15, Issue 51

In This Issue:

  • Itís Not About the Sex Update
  • Podcasts and Blogs
  • Upcoming Appearances

Order Andrew’s Recent Book:
It’s Not About the Sex:
Moving from Isolation to
Intimacy after Sexual Addiction

About Andrew Susskind

Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Group Psychotherapist
and Certified Brainspotting Practitioner who brings more than 29 years of experience to his work.

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