about Dr. Magness

"I am so grateful for the work you do. The intensive was, and is, the most significant work [my husband] and I have done in our marriage, ever. Your work, your ‘gift’ and knowledge is really valuable. I'm not sure if I can even accurately describe my feelings other than to say a heartfelt Thank you!  [My husband] and I have learned so much, and so much has changed and so many ‘yucks’ are gone. I feel well prepared for the road ahead and still feel just as strongly about keeping up the work. I find ...
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a leading sex addiction expert

Dr. Magness is the founder and director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services in Houston. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Magness served as President of the board of directors of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) for
five terms. 

He has been called the "Toughest Sex Addiction Therapist in America." While that is not a distinction he has sought, he recognizes that his treatment model is indeed tough. He is relentless in helping sex addicts get free from all of their problem sexual behavior and become men of integrity who are capable of living faithful, monogamous lives.

Dr. Magness has studied with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the foremost authority on sex addiction, and has done specialized study in the area of cybersex addiction. He has led national workshops on sex addiction and has conducted a multi-state research study that focused on cybersex behavior and recovery among self-identified sex addicts. He is a frequent speaker at both professional and public events. Dr. Magness served as a pastor for twenty years prior to becoming a psychotherapist.
Dr. Milton Magness, Founder, Hope & Freedom | Leading Sex Addiction Expert, Therapist

about Dr. Magness


  • Doctor of Ministry, Luther Rice Seminary
  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Houston Baptist University
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude), Sam Houston State University


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Certified Anger Resolution Therapist


  • Past-President of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), formerly known as the National Council on Sex Addiction and Compulsivity
  • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • Member of Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association (HLPCA)
  • Former member of Houston Rotary Club 
    (Paul Harris Fellow)
  • Former member of the Lions Club
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