About the Author
Brenda is an internationally known author, highly trained psychologist, and accomplished speaker. She has appeared on Fox O'Reilly News, the Sally Jesse Raphael show and many other television and radio shows in the U.S. and Canada.Dr. Schaeffer has been featured in magazines such as Elle, New Woman and Lotus. She is author of newly released and highly praised, Love's Way, The Union of Body, Ego, Soul and Spirit, the best seller, Is It Love or Is It Addiction?, Loving Me Loving You, Signs of Healthy Love, Signs of Addictive Love, PPower Plays, Helping Yourself Out of Love Addiction.With over 500,000 of her publications in print and in five languages-English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Chinese-Brenda has already helped thousands of people understand the difference between love and love addiction. Drawing from years of personal, professional, and spiritual questioning, she offers expert advice, and fresh new perspectives as she convincingly addresses age-old questions about love. Speaking internationally on the subject, she has found that people everywhere are fervent in their search to learn more about how to make love relationships work. She unites a wide range of topics in her repertoire of presentations including bringing western psychology and various world philosophies into her work. Her style is direct and compassionate. She is a licensed psychologist, and a certified addictions specialist in sexual addiction. She holds a doctorate in Creation Spirituality from the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland California. She believes painful life events, including those in our love life, can be wake up calls and that therapy should be movement forward on our soul's journey. She also believes that the highest goal a therapist can have for a client is to instill in them that solutions to their problems lie within them and to pass on tools to guide people to those answers.Dr. Schaeffer is currently director of Healthy Relationships, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she conducts therapy, training and workshops. She has had expert training in hypnosis, trauma, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, gestalt, sexual addiction, soul-centered, existential and transpersonal psychology.