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ANTHONY DIMITRION, LCSW, ACS

Clinical Social WorkerSex Therapist 

(Gay - Cisgender - He /Him)

Specialties:

Anxiety

Childhood Trauma

Consensual Non-Monogamy/Poly Friendly

Depression

Kink Aware & Affirmative 

LGBTQ+ Affirmative

Low Self-esteem

Men's Sexual & Emotional Health

Shame Related to Trauma, Sexuality, or Kink

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Education, Credentials, & Training

Master of Social Work | Syracuse University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | New Jersey

Sex Therapy Training Program & Certificate of Completion | Sexual Health Alliance

Certified LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapist | Modern Sex Therapy Institutes

Certified Sexologist | American College of Sexologists

Level 2 EFIT Therapist | ICEEFT

Level 1 AEDP Therapist | AEDP Institute

IFS-Informed Practitioner | IFSCA

My Approach to Psychotherapy & Sex Therapy:

I consider myself a somatic-experiential-relational psychotherapist & sex therapist.

 

What that translates to is...

Somatic: Body-based Sensations

Experiential: Here-and-Now Experience

Relational: Connection between Client-Therapist, Client-Self, Client-Others (past and present)

How will this perspective help me heal and grow?

There is a natural interconnectedness between our mind, body, emotions, experiences (past and present), and our relationships (with self and others). Through this larger, more holistic lens we can work together to make sense of your current concerns and past experiences, learning how to support yourself in a compassionately attuned manner that enables resiliency, confidence, self-agency, & authenticity.

Modalities & Perspectives:

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Relational Neuroscience

Six Sexual Health Principles 

Trauma Informed Stabilization Therapy (TIST)

 

What Led Me to Become a Therapist: 

As a closeted gay child growing up in suburban PA in the late 90s-early 2000s, I knew I was different from other male students my age. I was scrawny, unathletic, sensitive, and craving acceptance from others. Societal expectations of masculinity and sexuality weighed me down for years. I tried so hard to be cool enough, bro enough, straight enough to be accepted. Deep down inside I felt alone. I felt like I had no one who I could relate to. Most of all, I was fearful to admit any of this to anyone.

Flash Forward...

My aspiration for founding a psychotherapy and sex therapy practice tailored towards men stemmed from wanting men to have a space where they could feel comfortable enough to lower their walls and have real conversations about struggles that many of us face, and most of us feel too shy, embarrassed, or anxious to discuss with someone else. In my experience, it can be tough to find a knowledgeable and affirming provider who is well aware of the struggles that come with growing up in society that values a rigid concept of masculinity and sexuality. Many providers are often unaware of how societal expectations of masculinity can have a pervasive impact on a guy's emotional, sexual, social, and relational sense of security. In my office we can explore the many interconnecting variables that are impacting your current concerns, helping you identify alternative ways of relating to your internal, social, sexual, and relational self in a manner that promotes confidence, authenticity, and self-compassion.