Dr. Robin Barnett is a revered behavioral health expert, certified sex addiction expert and former CEO of Park Bench Group Counseling, a progressive addiction rehabilitation facility in Northfield, New Jersey, which she co-founded in 2006 and sold in 2014. A licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, licensed clinical social worker, and certified sex addiction therapist, for nearly two decades she has helped countless people conquer addictive behavior and a multitude of behavioral challenges.
Inspired by firsthand experience when her own brother encountered a downward spiral with alcoholism and drugs, Dr. Barnett learned that exhibiting “tough love” is one of the hardest but most necessary strategies for the addict’s family. She hopes to help others manage the heartache of this struggle by sharing her professional—and personal—insights in a practical guide for families of addicts, Addict In The House, Dr. Robin’s first book, which is set for publication in August of 2016.
Dr. Barnett is a well-known resource in the clinical community. She was named among “America’s Best Therapists” by Psychology Today, and she has appeared as a drug, alcohol, and behavior expert on various national media outlets, including MTV, CNN, HLN, NBC, FOX, ABC (20/20, Nightline), and CBS to name a few. Presently, Dr. Barnett is a regular on the Steve Wilkos Show (NBC Universal Syndication) as their Substance Abuse Expert and is currently included in the fabric of several unscripted television projects in development.
Dr. Barnett holds a Doctorate in Human Services Administration from the University of Sarasota and a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Dr. Barnett currently resides with her family at the Jersey Shore and is currently working on her second book with celebrated publisher, New Harbinger.