I could take this time to list off all of my credentials (two Master's degrees in Psychology and a PhD in psychology from UCLA along with numerous certifications and additional trainings). I could even list off all of the television appearances I’ve made as a mental health, addiction, relationships and shame expert over the years (there are dozens in over a dozen incredibly successful shows). Hell, I could even tell you about the column I have on Psychology Today where I strive to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health issues through my writing or brag about the TEDx Talk I gave a few years back. If you want to know my credentials, go ahead and Google my name or stalk my LinkedIn profile. But that's not what makes me credible. You know what does? My own struggles with drugs, anxiety, sex addiction, and shame over the years. I’m credible because I’ve been where you’ve been. I know what it's like to start over a thousand times, to beg for forgiveness from the ones I love most, and to get back up and do it all again. AA didn't work for me long term. I couldn't stand the shame it instilled in me and kept making worse. I knew there had to be a better way, and so I left to develop my own approach. The IGNTD™ Hero Program is a polished version of the methods and tools I used to repair my own relationship, self-esteem, and life. How do I know it works? Because it worked for me.