Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy (LIIST)

About Dr. Torrisi

Dr. Rosara Torrisi, LCSWR, MEd, CST, PhD

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You can feel confident knowing you are working with an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Dr. Torrisi has experience discussing diverse sexuality topics including aging, pregnancy, sexual dysfunctions, cancer, compulsivity, and sexual minority relationships. Dr. Torrisi works with individuals, couples, relationships, and families.

How Dr. Torrisi can help you.

Dr. Torrisi is a licensed clinical social worker with a specialization in Sex Therapy. She can help you with issues such as sexual dysfunctions; low desire; erectile difficulties; orgasmic dysfunctions; pelvic pain; depression; anxiety; divorce; pre-marital assessments; sexual minority individuals, relationships, and families; adoption and foster care; trauma; chronic illness; life transitions; and the effects of these issues on individuals, relationships, and families of all types.

Dr. Torrisi’s Credentials.

Dr. Torrisi is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work and earned a Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University where she also earned her PhD in Human Sexuality. She is an Adjunct Professor at Widener University and guest lecturer around the country, teaching courses about sexuality, sex therapy, and disabilities. Dr. Torrisi is an Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality educator for youth, young adults, adults, and older adults. She has also achieved Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Couples Therapy Method.

Dr. Torrisi is a member in good standing.

Dr. Torrisi is a member in good standing of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She is both a member and presenter on behalf of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium. Dr. Torrisi is recognized as a welcoming and kink-aware therapist by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and is also a recommended therapist by the Long Island LGBT Network.

Gender pronouns and titles:

She/Her/Hers, Ms., Dr.

Days and Hours Dr. Torrisi is in the office:

Dr. Torrisi is currently in the office Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 8pm.

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Thank you, thank you for everything! We have come soooo far in many areas of our relationship thanks to your support and guidance. There are no words that can express the amount of my thanks. We will never stop working on our relationship for the better as we both know there is no “done” in this work. ~SO

Thank you for helping me learn that I didn’t do anything. I don’t think I have to come back because you taught me a lot, so thank you. We always laughed, you’re a good friend to me, thank you for helping me find the sunshine after the storm. ~ CS

A special thank you for everything. It was a pleasure working with you. All the best to you. ~ AS

Thank you for helping me find myself. ~ EK

There is no denying that we have improved our sex lives since beginning our work with you. It’s not always easy but if we stick to it we can make it work. ~ RL

Would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us to reconnect this year. Thank you very much! ~HC

I have been in therapy for years and never had I found such relief and support as these first few sessions with you. Thank you. ~OR

I cannot “thank you” enough for all you’ve done for us!! Thank you for your dedication, commitment and attention. You have made a difference in our lives. We will never forget. ~ RF

Organizations I’ve had the Pleasure of Working With

If you or your colleagues would be interested in hosting a presentation or workshop, I would be honored to customize one that fits your needs.

  • The Guild House
  • The Solution Center
  • Jericho High School
  • North Shore – LIJ/Northwell Katz Women’s Hospital
  • Widener University
  • LIU Post- Long Island University – CW Post
  • The Barnard Club of Long Island
  • Sepi Peykar Presents
  • Hofstra/Northwell School of Nursing
  • UU Congregation at Shelter Rock
  • Northwell Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Northwell STARS Rehabilitation Services
  • The National LGBT Cancer Network
  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health