Sex and porn addiction recovery expert

Dr. Michael Barta has over 31 years of addiction recovery experience and 10 years specializing in the treatment of sex and porn addictions and the betrayed partners. His recently published book, TINSA (Trauma-Induced Sexual Addiction) provides a neurological approach to sex addiction and is now available on Amazon.

TINSA®: Trauma Induced Sexual Addiction

TINSA®, or Trauma Induced Sexual Addiction, explores the effects of adverse developmental experiences on a young brain and nervous system and illustrates how the damage caused by those experiences encourages addictive behavior.

Realizing how many sex addicts suffer from abandonment, neglect, and other childhood trauma led TINSA® creator Michael Barta, PhD, LPC, CSAT, to examine how emotional wounding leads to the need to self-regulate the release of the pleasure hormone dopamine through sexual stimuli. As increasing levels of dopamine are required over time to reach the same “high,” by adulthood, self-regulation can produce compulsive, damaging sexual behavior.

Through TINSA®, Barta offers the means to treat sex addiction at the source, reducing compulsive sexual behavior over time and providing effective, long-term recovery. TINSA® has helped thousands already. It can help you too.

“Explained WHY”

After finishing this book I could understand my husband’s sex addiction from a different point of view. The book explained WHY my husband does what he does. I have taken the lying and cheating so personally, the author explains that it is not me, hallelujah! I am still angry and confused, but now it feels like there might be hope.
Ann Buckley
Amazon Review

“Accessible and hopeful”

This book is a valuable resource for partners and recovering addicts alike. Dr. Barta succeeds at breaking down a complex issue in a clear, informative, accessible, and hopeful manner. It is a book I will refer clients to for a long time to come.
Jill Manning, PhD
Amazon Review

“A man that truly understands”

I love the public acknowledgment that Michael had hit bottom and is in recovery. It might just be me, but I want someone that has “been there” helping me through. This book is written by a man that truly understands addiction from the inside out.
Morgan Nickerson
Amazon Review

Start Reading TINSA®

Download the first chapter:
“What Sex Addiction Is Really Like”