Marnie Breecker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and Certified Clinical Partners Specialist (CCPS). Marnie earned her BS in speech communication from Syracuse University in New York and her Masters degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Marnie completed her sex addiction training under Dr. Patrick Carnes (author, Out of the Shadows, Facing the Shadows, Don't Call it Love, The Betrayal Bond & Contrary to Love
) and Dr. Ken Adams (author, When He's Married to Mom & Silently Seduced
) and has been a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) since 2010. In 2013 she became certified as a Clinical Partners Specialist through the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). Marnie served on the board of APSATS from its inception in 2012 until June of 2014. During that time she assisted in curriculum development and served as a trainer and supervisor to therapists and life coaches seeking certification.
She has completed extensive training in IMAGO Therapy at the Pasadena Institute for relationships, EMDR training under Dr. Andrew Leeds of Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute and has completed all of Pia Mellody's trauma trainings (author, Facing Codependency, Facing Love Addiction and The Intimacy Factor).
Marnie's professional mission is educating others on the complexity of sex addiction and its traumatic impact on partners and family systems, and her goal is, above all, to treat every client with kindness, respect and compassion.