About Me

Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW, CCSC, RPT | Ridgewood Psychotherapist

"My therapeutic style is collaborative, genuine, and easily approachable. I strive to support my clients on their journey to increased self-awareness, self-acceptance, and therapeutic growth.

Welcome! Finding a therapist that is the "right fit" for you can be challenging! I congratulate you on taking a step to exploring your options.

 

I strongly believe in the power of authenticity. When both client and therapist are able to be their authentic selves, insight, growth, and confidence are possible. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, confidential space where clients feel comfortable to explore difficult topics while learning how effectively cope day-to-day. 

Licensure & Credentials

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker | State of New Jersey

- Licensed Master of Social Work | State of New York

- Certified Clinical Sexuality Coach | Dr. Rachael Institute

- Certified Sexologist | American College of Sexologists

- Certified Sex Therapist (in progress) | Sexual Health Alliance

- Certified LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapist (in progress) | Modern Sex Therapy Institute

Education

- Master of Social Work (MSW) | Syracuse University

- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Psychology | King's College

Therapeutic Style & Modalities 

Therapy should not be a rigid, stuffy, process. I strongly believe that when both therapist and client are able to be their true selves, that healing and growth will occur. My therapeutic style is collaborative, genuine, and easily approachable. 

- Modalities utilized:

Internal Family System Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy

Play Therapy (with teens/tweens)

Expressive Arts-Based Therapy

Post-Graduate Specialized Training

- LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy Certification Training (in progress)

- Sex Therapy Certification Training (in progress)

- Internal Family Systems Therapy, 4-month Intensive Training Program

- Clinical Sexuality Coaching Certification, 4-month Intensive Training Program

- Gottman Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2

- Advancing Clinical Education in Sexuality Certificate

- Lifespan Sexual Development Competency Certificate

- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

- Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

- Sandtray Therapy

- Expressive Arts Therapy

Professional Memberships

- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

- American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

- Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities

- Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists

- American College of Sexologists (ACS)

What Led Me to Become a Therapist:

Growing up in the mid-90's and early 2000s there was little LGBTQ+ representation in the media and even fewer gay or queer role-models in my hometown in suburban Pennsylvania. As a kid I always felt different from the other boys my age. I hated sports, preferred playing with girls, and was on the sensitive side. I cannot count the amount of times I was picked last in gym or made fun of for my creative endeavors. While I had some close friends I always felt strangely alone- like only part of me was being seen. It wasn't until I came out in college where I felt truly myself for the first time. 

 

My decision to pursue therapy as a career stemmed from wanting others to feel understood, accepted, and seen for who they were. As a gay male therapist I want to provide a space where men and members of the LGBTQ+ community feel safe enough to lower their walls and explore difficult topics (feelings, sexual health, sexuality, insecurity, relationships) that may be impacting their day-to-day lives. 

 

An affirmative space where you can be authentic.

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