Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CCPS, CCSAS is the clinical consultant and administrative director for the Capstone Center for Counseling & Relational Trauma and the Capstone Center for Sexual Recovery & Transformation; a program for male addicts, female addicts, spouses/partners of sex addicts, couples in recovery, and services for children & adolescents. Richard is the president and director of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS), and a founding board member of the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). He developed the first graduate course to be taught on sexual addiction along with a colleague and guest lectures in a variety of University level courses. Richard is a frequent guest on Atlanta area radio & television programs dealing with sexual addiction, spouses/families of addicts, and domestic violence. He is the author of the LIFE Guide for Young Men, and a Journey Through Secrets. He is the co-author of Spouses of Sex Addicts: Hope for the Journey (book & workbook) and the LIFE Guide for Couples.
Richard holds two masters degrees; an M.Ed. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an M.A. From Harding University Graduate School. Richard is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Georgia, a nationally certified counselor (NCC) with the national board of certified counselors, a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCH), a certified clinical sexual addiction specialist (CCSAS), and a certified clinical partner specialist (CCPS.) Richard is also a certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS) through the licensed professional counselors association of Georgia. He is married with two children and has 30 years experience in the field.