Dr. Peter Kleponis, Ph.D., C-SAT, SATP-C
Speaking topics: Marriage & Family Relationships, Sexual Addictions, Counselor Training/ Education, and more.
Dr. Peter Kleponis has over 20 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, resolving anger, men’s issues, and pornography addiction recovery.
Peter holds an M.A. in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Ph.D. in General Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN.
He is Certified in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions by
- The American Association of Christian Counselors’ Light University
- Dr. Mark Laaser’s Freedom Begins Here Program
- The SATP Institute’s Sex Addiction Treatment Provider Program
- The International Institute for Addiction and Trauma Professionals
“I decided to join the fight against pornography over ten years ago when I noticed a great shift in my clientele. I saw up-close how addictive pornography can be and how devastating it is to individual lives, marriages and families. I then decided to devote my practice to the treating pornography/sex addiction. I went back to school to become certified in the treatment of sexual addiction. Since then, I have successfully treated thousands of Catholic individuals, couples and families affected by pornography addiction.”
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Dr. Kleponis is available to speak on a variety of topics. The following is a sampling of his talks.
Protected: Porn-proofing Marriages
The pornography epidemic is affecting millions of marriages. Pornography use currently plays a significant role in over 50% of all divorces. Catholics are not immune to this. The fact that pornography is so pervasive in our culture can make it extremely difficult to avoid. Fortunately, couples can protect their marriages from this cancer. Drawing on his book, Restoring Trust, Dr. Kleponis first discusses how pornography use is harming marriages. He then proceeds to provide effective strategies to protect marriages from pornography. Special emphasis is placed on helping couples understand God’s beautiful plan for intimacy, relationships and sexuality. By understanding the dangers of pornography and having the tools to avoid it, couples can ensure healthy marriages that last a lifetime!
Cyberwars: Understanding the Pornography Epidemic
It seems like pornography has permeated every facet of our culture, especially technology. Dealing with it can feel like a “cyberbattle.” Fueled by the belief that “sex sells”, our culture has become hyper-sexualized. Through television, movies, the Internet, and social media, pornography has never been more accessible. This has led to a dramatic increase in pornography use and addiction. Catholics are not immune to this. Pornography use and addiction have harmed millions of Catholic individuals, couples, and families. As a Catholic therapist who specializes in sexual addictions, Dr. Kleponis will present the truth about pornography: how it is affecting our culture and how it is enslaving millions in addiction. Special emphasis is placed on how pornography fills people with shame and robs them of their dignity as children of God.
Defended! Protecting Families Online
Many Catholic parents today are aware of the dangers of the Internet, particularly Internet pornography. They want to protect their children, but may not know how. In this presentation, Dr. Kleponis discusses tools and strategies for protecting families online. This includes using the latest software to filter and monitor internet use. He discusses how to protect young children on the internet while educating teens on the dangers of the Internet and social media. In addition, Dr. Kleponis discusses providing an-age appropriate education in healthy sexuality, intimacy, and relationships based on Catholic teaching. Moreover, Dr. Kleponis presents the warning signs that your child may be struggling with internet pornography and ways to help him/her. The ultimate goal is to help parents provide a safe environment where kids can grow into healthy young adults.