From one of the country’s most insightful therapists comes an unprecedented examination of this burgeoning illness. In The Storm of Sex Addiction Connie Lofgreen skillfully educates bringing clarity to concepts with helpful explanations and stories. She explains the dynamics and roots of the disorder and provides practical information and compassionate guidance to anyone affected.
She describes the components necessary for predictable recovery and envisions a new era of valuing authentic intimate relationships over reckless sexual consumption and exploitation. Lofgreen makes a clarion call for awareness of sex addiction as a public health issue and presents strategic initiatives to respond.
The Storm of Sex Addiction is an informative and useful resource—a must-have for people who want to understand the illness its treatment and prevention. Lofgreen understands the challenge answers the crucial questions and offers constructive solutions.
''Connie Lofgreen's readable and informative book alerts us to a serious cultural epidemic--sex addiction. She is an experienced counselor with up to date information. Her book is filled with practical advice hope and compassion. I recommend it to therapists their clients and to anyone who is touched by sex addiction.''
— Mary Pipher #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
''With clarity and depth of understanding Connie Lofgreen takes us to the roots of sex addiction that are found in disrupted attachments to parents childhood neglect sexual abuse trauma and abuse. Wisely she couches her discussion in the context of a society that increasingly sexualizes children has made soft porn the norm and gives unlimited access to pornography and counterfeit sexual experiences via the Internet. She shows that the keys to healing are to retrace the steps and help people heal from the inside out. It’s not just about stopping an addiction it's about healing a human being.''
— Charlotte Sophia Kasl author of Women Sex and Addiction: The Search for Love and Power and If the Buddha Dated/Married/Got Stuck/Had Children
''The Storm of Sex Addiction has practical tools for anyone who is caught in the web of sex addiction partners of sex addicts and therapists who specialize in this area. At Psychological Counseling Services we shall recommend The Storm of Sex Addiction as a resource for helping restore individuals and couples to healthy intimacy.''
— Ralph Earle past president of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and author of The Pornography Trap: Setting Pastors and Laypersons Free from Sexual Addiction
“Kudos to Connie for her work with and words for those couples and individuals recovering from sex addiction. She compassionately understands that in addition to stopping a dysfunctional sexual behavior one must look at the trauma that underlies it. Her book is especially helpful for those new to the epidemic of sex addiction.”
— Brenda Schaeffer author of Is It Love or Is It Addiction?
“Connie Lofgreen provides a clear concise explanation of sexual addiction and highlights with case studies for her reader’s understanding. She has a strong grasp of the devastation of the disease and provides helpful information for those who are suffering.”
— Kelly McDaniel author of Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships
Connie Lofgreen is a marriage and family therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in private practice in Omaha Nebraska. She is the creator of STARPRO® (Sexual Treatment and Recovery Program)—a specialized treatment program for sex addicts their partners and families. Lofgreen has over thirty years of successful relationship and trauma counseling experience including extensive work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
She is an organizational consultant and trainer in clergy sexual ethics a certified EMDR practitioner and a specialist in conducting group therapy. Lofgreen received a degree in Sociology from Kansas State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Her experience communication skills and practical knowledge make Lofgreen a sought-after speaker for workshops and presentations.