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

ANTHONY DIMITRION, LCSW, ACS

(Gay - Cisgender - He /Him)

Specialties:

Anxiety

Childhood Trauma

Consensual Non-Monogamy/Poly Affirmative

Depression

Kink Aware & affirmative 

LGBTQ+ Unique Stressors

Low Self-esteem

Men's Sexual & Emotional Health

Shame Related to Trauma, Sexuality, or Kink

Survivors of Overt & Emotional Incest

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Education, Credentials, & Training

Master of Social Work | Syracuse University

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | New Jersey

Registered Teletherapy LCSW | South Carolina

Sex Therapy Training Program & Certificate | Sexual Health Alliance

Certified LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapist | Modern Sex Therapy Institutes

Certified Sexologist | American College of Sexologists

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Level 2 Therapist | ICEEFT

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Level 1 Therapist | AEDP Institute

Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment Level 1 Therapist | Janina Fisher, PhD

Volunteer Support Services Consultant with MaleSurvivor.org

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)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Relational Neuroscience

Six Sexual Health Principles 

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, trauma/sexual abuse therapy, & therapy for men and the LGBTQ+ community— stemmed from wanting others to feel understood, accepted, and authentically seen. We are all not those super confident alpha dogs with the world at our fingertips. I would argue to say that most of us—even those alpha dogs—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 and femininity. I can empathize with how vulnerable it can feel for most men, trauma survivors, 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, past trauma, & dating. 

 

My goal as a psychotherapistsex therapist, and trauma therapist is to provide a space where individuals feel safe enough to lower their walls and explore difficult topics (feelings, sexual health, sexuality, insecurity, trauma, past sexual abuse, relationships) that may be impacting their day-to-day lives.