You must do the things you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

As many of you know, I released a coaching workbook in 2014 entitled From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was inspired by clients in recovery who were feeling stuck in their lives. It was truly a passion project that was born out of a conversation with my coach back in 2004. Yes—it took me ten years from conception to completion and was definitely one of those things I thought I could not do.

Recently, I completed yet another thing I thought I could not do. My latest book entitled It's Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction will be published by Central Recovery Press in June of 2019. It takes a closer look at the brokenheartedness of sex addiction, but more importantly, gives voice to the ingredients of long-term sustainable recovery.

I look forward to sharing much more with you as the project unfolds, and in the meantime, I do have a request: Please visit me on Facebook (professional page), Twitter, Instagram and/or LinkedIn and become a follower of mine if you haven't done so already. I'm fairly new to the social media world, but I've been told that these numbers often translate into more visibility for my project. My hope is that the book will find its way into the right hands, and one of the ways this happens nowadays is to support my social media presence. Thanks in advance for your ongoing support.

Group Therapy Revisited

“Since I joined group, I don't feel so alone anymore—now I know there are others who want the best for me.” I hear this sentiment over and over again from clients who commit to weekly group therapy—a place to both learn about oneself while helping others learn about themselves. Clients typically come to group because they have longings for deeper contact, and group is where they get to take risks, be vulnerable, and as a result, experience deeper connection.

Read more . . .

Current Group Openings

Monday Co-ed Interpersonal Process Group:
1 opening

Wednesday Men's Interpersonal Process Group:
1 opening

Save the Date: Principles of Group Psychotherapy, November 3-4, 2018

Principles of Group Psychotherapy: A 2-day experiential course offered by The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles. Early registration is available at Once again, I'll be part of the faculty and hope you'll consider joining us at Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice, CA.

Allow by Danna Faulds:
A favorite poem of Jen Davis, AMFT

There is no controlling life.

Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream, and it will create a new channel.

Read more . . .

Brainspotting Phase 2 Training, September 7– 9, West Los Angeles

I will be heading to Boulder to attend David Grand's Brainspotting Master Class July 20-22. It's always a gift to spend time with the developer of this groundbreaking modality. In September, Pie Frey, PsyD, lead Brainspotting trainer will be facilitating a 3-day experiential training at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles, and several of us will be assisting her throughout the weekend. For more information and to register, please visit, and if you have any questions, contact me directly.

Stay cool and don't forget to hydrate during these warmer months.

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Summer 2018

In This Issue:

  • Andrew's Book Announcement
  • Group Revisited
  • Current Group Openings
  • Save the Date: Group Principles
  • A favorite poem of Jen Davis
  • Brainspotting: Phase 2 in L.A.

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From Now On:
Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery

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 27 years of experience to his work.


Jen Davis, M.A.

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