Forest Benedict is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery, based on his personal recovery journey and extensive experience helping others find healing.

Forest serves as the Program Coordinator of the Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider certification program at Mid-America Nazarene University, in which he also teaches. He was the previous Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and continues leading 6 active therapy groups there for female addicts, male addicts, and partners. Forest currently co-facilitates Phase 1 recovery intensives with LifeSTAR Sacramento and LifeSTAR Sacramento has hosted his Life After Lust Workshop as well.