With over 500,000 of her publications in print and in five languages--English, Spanish, German,
Portuguese, and Chinese--Brenda Schaeffer, D.Min., M.A.L.P., C.A.S., has already helped
thousands of people understand the difference between love and love addiction and to create and
foster healthy relationships. Drawing from years of personal, professional, and spiritual questioning,
she offers expert advice, and fresh new perspectives as she compassionately addresses
age-old questions about love and sex.
It is her work with teens that serves as the impetus for her most current release, Love or Addiction? The Power & Peril of Teen Sex and Romance.
"To my dismay, the youngest client I referred for inpatient treatment for sexual addiction was
fifteen years of age, " Schaeffer writes, "And, in listening to the stories of romantically and
sexually troubled adult clients, I realized that not one of them knew what healthy love and sexuality
were. For more, the confusion started with ill-defined information or experience in their teens
or early twenties."
Speaking nationally and internationally on the subject, Schaeffer has found that people everywhere
are fervent in their search to learn more about how to make love relationships work. She
offers a diverse range of topics in her speaking repertoire and unites Western psychology and
various world philosophies into her work.
Schaeffer is a licensed psychologist, a certified addiction specialist, and holds a doctorate in
Spiritual Psychology. She has extensive training and experience in a number of psychologies,
including (but not limited to) child development, sexual addiction, and trauma. She has had
further training in hypnosis, trauma, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, gestalt,
sexual addiction, soul-centered, existential and transpersonal psychology.
Dr. Schaeffer has appeared on a variety of national television and radio shows in the U.S. and
Canada. She has been featured in magazines such as Elle, Fitness, and Lotus. She is author of
Love's Way: The Union of Body, Ego, Soul and Spirit; the bestseller, Is It Love or Is It Addiction?;
Loving Me Loving You,; Signs of Healthy Love; Signs of Addictive Love; Power Plays, and
Helping Yourself Out of Love Addiction. She is also the former host of the talk radio show "It's All
She is the founder of Healthy Relationships, her private practice in the Minneapolis area where
she conducts therapy, training and workshops. For more information:
Dr. Brenda M. SchaefferBooks:
15798 Venture Lane
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Is It Love or Is It Addiction Third Edition
The book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy
Softcover, 296 pp.