Stephen Moore is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a strong background in addiction-related treatment and program development, having overseen intensive outpatient programs in both the fields of chemical and sexual addiction for the past 10 years. His clinical work places an emphasis on the role that connection plays in the building, strengthening, and healing of intimate relationships. Stephen has presented to various audiences and appeared in various media outlets discussing the treatment of sexual addiction, the effects of addiction on intimate relationships, and the role that connection and attachment play in the journey of one’s emotional and relational healing from a variety of mental health challenges and disorders.
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and as a sex addict in successful recovery himself, Stephen provides a unique treatment methodology. His intimate knowledge of the “addict’s world,” coupled with extensive specialized training in attachment and intimacy disorders provides a fresh and down-to-earth approach for those struggling with addiction, attachment and intimacy-related issues, and their spouses. He owns Ascension Counseling in American Fork, Utah, a private practice which focuses on all issues related to attachment and intimacy disorders, ranging from sexual compulsion to betrayal trauma. (www.ascensioncounselingutah.com)
Stephen is the co-founder and co-host of the weekly podcast, Dare To Connect, which offers a raw and real forum for the discussion of the issues, obstacles, and solutions for healing dealing with trust, intimacy, and attachment issues. (www.daretoconnectnow.com) Stephen is also the co-author of The Pornography Paradox: Why Christian Men Are Too Often Trapped in Sexual Addiction and How to Break Free, which was released at the 2018 UCAP Conference.