Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg


Join us for a discussion with psychotherapist, author, professional trainer, and behavioral health practice owner Ross Rosenberg.  We discuss his trademarked term Self-Love Deficit Disorder, his best-selling bookThe Human Magnet Syndrome, and his next book The Codependency Cure: Overcoming Self-Love Deficit Disorder.

I’ll admit this was the first show where I did not look at the talking points. We covered everything and it was hard to stop recording. Ross was probably our most comfortable guest and we’ll look forward to interviewing him again. The information shared is invaluable and my entire team is excited to get their hands on his second book. We look forward to replacing the term “codependent” with something that empowers evolving into self-love.



SLDDRossRosenbergWhat is codependency?

Why did you change its name to Self-Love Deficit Disorder (SLDD)?

Is there a difference between an “empath” and a “codependent/SLD?”

What is your take on the proliferation of interest in narcissism?

Have stealthy narcissists cashed in on the narcissism train?

What is SLDD/codependency addiction?

Why does the fear of pathological loneliness or the experience of it drive SLDD?

Is there are cure for  SLDD, and if so, what is it?

You are writing your second book.  What does this book cover that was not included in your first book?

How has your perception of personality disorders changed from the first book to the second?

Let’s talk about your work as business owner and behavioral health provider. Tell us about your social media presence and how do you maintain this kind of following and run a successful behavioral health organization?

Questions about the show? Email us here.

r-rosenbergRoss Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT has been a psychotherapist since 1988. He is a professional trainer, consultant and a certified addiction and sex addiction specialist. Ross owns Clinical Care Consultants, a counseling center in Arlington Heights and Advanced Clinical Trainers. He wrote the best-selling and internationally acclaimed book The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us and is in the process writing the follow-up, The Codependency Cure: Overcoming Self-Love Deficit Disorder. His professional trainings and Keynote speaking have spanned 27 states and in Europe. Ross’s is a passionate clinician and teacher on topics ranging from codependency, narcissism, trauma, and sex and love addiction. His YouTube channel, which features 70 instructive videos, has amassed 2.6 Million views and 24K subscribers. He has been a featured on network TV and News and is an avid writer for several prominent blogs and publications.

Ross Rosenberg

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, is an international codependency, narcissism, trauma, and sex& love addictions expert who provides psychotherapy, training and consultation services. Ross is a keynote speaker and trainer, presenting in 27 states and 3 countries. He owns Advanced Clinical Trainers and Clinical Care Consultants, an Arlington Heights IL counseling center. He wrote the best-selling book, "The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us." Ross’s YouTube channel contains 75 instructional/educational videos, which have over 2.6 million views and amassed 24,000 subscribers. He has been on ABC Late Night, a ABC "Swiped" documentary, Fox News and WGN News. His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune & Publishers Weekly and he blogs for The Huffington Post, &

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