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
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.