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Richard Blankenship, LPC, NCC, CPCS, CBTS, CSRRS is the clinical director for Capstone Counseling and Coaching 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 currently on the board for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) where he chairs the Advanced Topics in Problematic Sexual Behavior committee.  He is a vice president in the organization.  At SASH, Richard serves on the credentialing, continuing education, and governance committees.  Richard is one of the founders  of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS) where he served as president for 13 years, and a founding board member of the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) where he served for over 4 years.   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  guest on Atlanta area radio & television programs dealing with sexual addiction, problematic sexual behavior, betrayal trauma, 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 & relational recovery specialist (CSRRS), and a  certified clinical betrayal trauma specialist (CBTS) through the Addo Recovery network.  Richard is also a certified professional counselor supervisor (CPCS) through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.  He is married with two children and worked in the field of counseling for  over 30 years.

Staci Sprout, LICSW, CSAT

I founded this practice based on the knowledge that healing is not only possible from sexual/relationship addiction and codependency, it is an honorable path to a joy-filled life.  I live this recovery journey myself, and have completed extensive training and practice to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), so that I have the privilege of helping others navigate their own path to balance, sexual integrity, and restoration of essential relationships.

As a specialist in the field of sexual/relationship addiction, intimacy avoidance, and codependency, I have worked with many women and men who felt beyond hope, yet who were able to transform their despair into first survival, and then triumph.  This evolution happens only with the support of others, the “our/r” in r.evolution.


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