Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW, CST | Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ Psychotherapy

ANTHONY DIMITRION, LCSW, CST, ACS

(Gay - Cisgender - He /Him)

Specialties:

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

Men's Mental & Sexual Health

Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Anxiety

Depression

Shame

Self-esteem

Relationship Stressors

Consensual Non-Monogamy/Poly Affirmative

Kink Affirmative 

Education, Credentials, & Training

Master of Social Work | Syracuse University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | New Jersey

Certified Sex Therapist | Sexual Health Alliance

Certified LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapist | Modern Sex Therapy Institutes

Certified Sexologist | American College of Sexologists

Problematic Sexual Behavior Certification | Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (In Progress)

My Approach to Psychotherapy & Sex Therapy:

I am somatic-oriented relational psychotherapist & sex therapist.

 

It means that I help clients:

1.   Make sense of how relationships in the past, present, and the here-and-now (in session) influence their present concerns and vice versa.

2.   Understand how their current concerns manifest physiologically (in their bodies).

3.   Process and work through these concerns in an attuned, compassion-focused manner that builds resiliency and a sense of embodied self-control. 

"How will that help me?"

When we have a holistic understanding of our concerns we can support ourselves in a more attuned manner that enables resiliency, confidence, & authenticity in our personal, sexual. and relational lives. 

Modalities & Perspectives:

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Four-Dimensional Wheel of Sexual Experience

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Relational Neuroscience

Sensate Focus

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Six Sexual Health Principles 

Wheel of Sexual Consent

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 decision to pursue psychotherapy—specifically sex therapy & therapy for men— stemmed from wanting others to feel understood, accepted, and seen for who they authentically are. We are all not those super confident alpha males with the world at our fingertips. I would argue to say that most of us—even those alpha males—don't truly feel that way 100% of the time. 

 

As a therapist who identifies a both gay and male, I have firsthand experience with just how difficult it can be to find a knowledgeable and affirming provider who is well aware of the intersectional struggles that come with being a member of the Queer Community AND growing up in society that values a rigid concept of masculinity. I can empathize with how vulnerable it can feel for most men and members of the LGBTQ+ community when opening up and expressing insecurity, anxiety, and overwhelm—especially when it comes to concerns with sex, gender, self-esteem, or dating. 

 

My goal as a psychotherapist and sex therapist is to provide a space where individuals 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.