Sex Therapy in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

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Photo of Rachel Rennie, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY
Rachel Rennie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Affirming and empathic psychotherapy and sex therapy for those who wish to enjoy life's pleasures and face its challenges.
LGBTQIA+/GNC/Kink/Polyamory/ Sex Worker affirming
(718) 550-0635
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10005
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Mindy R Schiffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist.
After more than 35 years in practice, I have found that most clients need a combination of support, insight, and challenging interactions to help them grow and move past whatever obstacles they are facing. I work with individuals and couples on the most intimate aspects of their lives, including their sexuality , relationships, and life and death issues. My style is interactive, and employs uncovering family of origin dynamics, but also more practical, cognitive and behavioral methods to help make changes more quickly.
(646) 600-5190
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10002
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Rachel Klechevsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Sex therapy helps heal the wounds of sexualization - the negative feelings & experiences associated with sex .
Life is overwhelming. There's so much that we are navigating and have pressure to get everything right. The last thing we want to struggle with is the very thing that helps us endure the challenges of life: relationships, sex , & our bodies. Do you find yourself trying to keep everything up and watching your relationships falling by the wayside? Sex & Relationships are important. We have so many ideas about it stemming from media, friends, family, religion and our own sexual history, which can be very confusing and isolating. Sex therapy helps make sense of what you know about sex , sexuality , & relationships
(646) 600-8133
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10005
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Laura Caruso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help clients find emotional balance, stronger relationships, and better sex .
You may find yourself here because you feel lost within your relationships, or are losing control over your thoughts and emotions. You may be stuck in a pattern of attracting toxic or emotionally unavailable partners. As your therapist, I want you to feel worthy of a healthy and wholesome life. Together, we will explore your relational patterns and strengthen your understanding of your true self, leading to higher-quality connections. You will feel confident and empowered in your authenticity.
(929) 348-2894
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Ian Kerner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CSC
Verified
Verified
When it comes to sex and relationship problems, many of us lead lives of quiet desperation. Sometimes you can be lying in bed next to someone and feel a million miles apart. I am a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in couple therapy and sex therapy . I am the New York Times best-selling author of "She Comes First," and I regularly contribute to major publications such as The Atlantic, The Economist and CNN Health amongst others. Talking about sex and relationships is hard, but self-silencing is even harder. My approach is solutions-oriented, with an emphasis on honest communication, and I give homework in between sessions.
(646) 791-4319
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Rory McDonough
MHC-LP
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex -positive, and inclusive of all identities.
We are at our healthiest when we feel connected in validating relationships based on trust and authenticity; this is the starting point of any therapeutic alliance. Many of us struggle with overwhelming emotions in isolation and find it difficult to cope with the enormity of how these emotions impact our lives. Often times, fear inhibits us from reaching out to explore what has us feeling stuck in the first place. However, avoiding the emotion manifests into depression and anxiety. If provided with the proper space to be heard, within each of us is in innate capacity to heal and grow in our lives.
(347) 983-6029
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Risa Neuwirth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
All are welcome - individuals and couples - with specialties in the creative & performing arts, the LGBTQ community, alternative lifestyles/families, & sexuality counseling.
If you're seeking a therapist with a holistic focus, I offer traditional psychotherapy with an integrative approach that includes mind, body, spirit and sexual wellness. From my own life experiences -- as both therapist and client -- I believe these are all integral aspects of overall emotional and psychological health. I view therapy as a collaborative process, and have a warm and supportive style that's based in a strengths perspective. Together we can work to effect positive growth and change in your life.
(347) 694-4412
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Eric Rosenblum
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a sex therapist, I coach couples and individuals to improve their sex lives and embrace all aspects of their sexuality .
Whether working with couples, adolescents, families, or adult individuals, I see the therapy room as a place for clients to discuss the parts of themselves and their lives that they can’t talk about anywhere else. I will work with you to build a relationship based on warmth, openness, and excitement around the possibility of change.
(718) 550-2782
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10013
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Jillien Kahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples across the sexuality spectrum, providing a safe space to explore sexual, relational, and life challenges. I offer empathic and non-judgemental therapy, where we will explore both your struggles and successes, learning together how you want to move through life and relationships. I am trained in a variety of approaches, which we will utilize in whatever way best fits your needs and goals.
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10013
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Erica Caparelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, sex -positive, and relational, integrating principles of humanistic psychology, psychoanalysis, CBT, and mindfulness.
My practice is inspired by my belief that all people deserve to live fulfilling, free, and pleasurable lives. I work in collaboration with my clients, helping them to achieve these things, as well as whatever contentment looks like for them. I do this from a down-to-earth stance of humility, non-judgment, curiosity, and compassion. Together, we will search beyond stigmatizing labels to pinpoint root causes of symptoms, create a plan for achieving your goals, and develop skills for you to cope with the present. I welcome clients questioning their identities, exploring new avenues to fulfillment, or seeking to heal old wounds.
(929) 209-4459
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10007
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John Marchini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, CSAT
Verified
Verified
My clients are adults of all genders and sexual orientation. Sex positive, I am knowledgeable and familiar with LGBTQAI issues as well as non-heteronormative sexuality , including kink, BDSM, polyamory, and fetishes. I have expertise and specialized training in treating alcohol and substance use disorders, sexual compulsivity, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I utilize a varied range of treatment modalities, including EMDR. I have worked in the field for 15 years and I'm a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I worked with the Fire Department of New York Counseling Service Unit, where I started the day before 9/11.
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Nicole Bernier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
Verified
I am a LCSW and CASAC with 15 years of experience doing clinical work with individuals and couples. I have worked with individuals and partners who experience sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, mental health concerns, trauma, chronic health conditions and addictions. I specialize in sex therapy with diverse people seeking to increase intimacy, confidence and improve communication about sex . I offer sex positive therapy to people with various sexual identities and orientations, who are monogamous, in plural relationships, have kinks and non-traditional lifestyles. Therapy can be short or long term focusing on holistic wellness.
(929) 512-7849
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10004
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Brenda A Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Experienced, effective therapist, focusing on sexuality , relationships & intimacy issues in individuals and couples. Embracing a wide range of ages, backgrounds and multi cultures and work with sexual dysfunction in men and women and all emotional themes involving intimacy. It's important and imperative to find the uniqueness of everyone's story and find healing ways to make the present fulfilling. I strive to understand the people I work with deeply and to address non-working elements in a supportive, non-judgmental and collaborative way. Together, we look to discover, understand and resolve recurring obstacles to your well-being.
(646) 759-1681
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Cyndi Darnell
MHSci, MNT, GDipC
Stop struggling & start loving. If you're struggling with sex , life and relationships, you've come to the right place. Turn your relationships around and get the intimacy you long for. Good sex and easy connections are right around the corner. I help people just like you find that 'certain something' they've been looking for. Pleasure, eroticism, epic sex , rich intimacy and easy communication can all be yours. Whether single, partnered, married /divorced broken-up or non-monogamous your pleasure matters. No need to be shy or embarrassed. All genders, sexualities and sexual lifestyles catered for.
(646) 970-1901
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10007
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James Blechman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Verified
Verified
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(646) 386-2141
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Kathrine Salkinder
Counselor, LMHC, MA, APP, GP, YT
Verified
Verified
"Poverty is not just being without food it is the absence of love." Perhaps you have been in therapy before and it did not work very well. The Heartbeat Method© of Body Centered Psychotherapy offers an innovative alternative approach to recovery which integrates traditional and spiritual approaches to healing. It helps you to rediscover aliveness, zest for life, strength through finding peace, heal your body, find love through healing your sexuality , improve your relationships and sex life. My approach will assist you in experiencing freedom from anxiety, depression, addictions, low self-esteem, chronic body pain or tension, heal your childhood
(855) 841-8521
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10012
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Josephine Olivia Ferraro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
EMDR Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing, AEDP, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), Sex Therapy , Strengths Based approach.
I help clients to overcome obstacles that are keeping them from maximizing their potential. I provide a supportive treatment environment. My specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety, sex therapy , kink aware, bereavement, grief, loss, relationship issues, couples therapy, career issues, codependency issues, LGBTQ issues. During COVID-19 crisis, I am providing online therapy.
(646) 461-7972
Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Dr. Leyla Gulcur
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
You feel dissatisfied with your relationships or sex life. Perhaps you have trouble expressing your needs in a relationship, or you get stuck in repeating arguments. Or you wonder how to be with a partner who can meet your need for emotional support, appreciation, alone time or good sex . Maybe you struggle with loss of passion or experience sexual anxiety. If you're an expat or immigrant, or if you're in an intercultural relationship, perhaps you run up against cultural differences. If you're in a non-traditional or open relationship, maybe you find it a challenge to navigate different values and relationship styles.
(347) 472-1949
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10011
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Katherine Friedman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sexuality is a core component of our experience in the world.
I help clients to develop curiosity and compassion about their inner lives and desires, guiding them towards healing, pleasure, and joy. I approach therapy as a collaboration in which we get to know your inner world together. I help you to uncover the psychological, somatic, and sensory experiences that have shaped how you approach the world, providing opportunities for freedom, choice, and transformation. In both individual and couples therapy, I use mindfulness and embodiment to help you build awareness of your own wants, needs, emotions, and desires, creating a foundation for clear communication, intimacy, and understanding.
(914) 810-9799
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Megan P Fleming
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Are you troubled by relationships, intimacy, or sex ; has something changed that has left you unhappy, frustrated, or confused? Do you want to feel more comfortable with yourself or your partner. I create an environment for you to express yourself and help you implement practical approaches to address your concerns. I have 10+ years experience as a clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist in NYC. My practice specializes in treating men and women of all sexual orientations with their sexual health and relationship concerns, including all sexual dysfunctions, difficulties with sexual expression, and mismatched levels of desire.
(646) 600-5133
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Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10003
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Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.