Dr. Mark Laaser, M.Div.,Ph.D. and Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT began their journey in the field of sexual addiction in 1987, when Mark was intervened on for his own sexual addiction. After completing in-patient treatment and early intensive counseling, Mark began working with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the founder of the field of sexual addiction, at Golden Valley Health Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota. This work led to the publication of his first book that was called The Secret Sin,then renamed Faithful & True, which has been revised and is now titled, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, in its 19th printing.
In 1992, Mark left Golden Valley and, together with his wife, Debbie, founded Mark Laaser Consulting, which was later renamed Faithful and True Ministries. Mark began to travel around the country speaking, teaching, and consulting with various hospitals and organizations. This work led to the publication of seven more books, including Talking to Your Kids About Sexand The Pornography Trap.
Dr. Mark’s original counseling practice was opened in 1995, and steadily grew to become a full-time practice serving sexually broken men. In 2000, the Laasers began support groups for men, their spouses and couples. In 2004, Debbie Laaser transitioned from the company that she had owned for 20 years and began working full-time with Mark at their counseling center.
In May of 2005, Mark and Debbie Laaser moved into their counseling center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Additional therapists have joined them at Faithful & True, offering counseling services for individuals and couples. Faithful & True’s serene environment offers a safe place for gentle, effective healing and growth – a vision of the Laasers for many years.
Dr. Laaser offers intensive workshops for men, their spouses and couples that are widely considered “life changing” by those who attend. Faithful & True is transforming lives, rebuilding trust in relationships, and leading the way in Christian treatment of the modern day epidemic known as sexual addiction.