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Dr. Torrisi and the Young Survival Coalition

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young-survival-coalition-new-yorkAs a therapist, co-survivor, and breast cancer and lesbian sexuality researcher, Dr. Torrisi is proud to be a member of the Young Survival Coalition’s Supportive Services Council.

 

As a member of this Council, Dr. Torrisi is responsible for assisting in promoting programs to fulfill YSC’s mission & strategic plans, supporting the assessment of YSC’s programs to strengthen their individual and overall impact, fostering new ideas and encouraging creativity, serving as a trusted advisor and complement the work of YSC’s governing Board of Directors, working collaboratively with the Mission Delivery Team leadership to develop long-range planning and bolster the department’s ability to achieve their goals, and acting as an ambassador for YSC, its mission, volunteers and constituents.

Super Support for Lesbian Breast Cancer Survey

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TORRISI- IRB Application Update- flyer number 2-page-001You may have seen this flyer floating around. And if you have, go take the survey! Seriously. Stop reading. Click this. And take the survey!

Now that you’ve taken the survey, I would like to thank the following people and organizations that have supported the advertising of this study.

First and foremost: HankyPanky.com has graciously provided each and every participant who completes the study with a $20 Coupon Voucher! (see why you should go take the survey?)

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About Rachel Hoffman, LMSW

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Rachel Hoffman is a licensed social worker who has considerable experience working with teens and young adults. With an eclectic therapy style, Rachel has treated people with symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially those going through life-transitions such as break-ups, divorce or the death of a loved one.

Rachel is also a contributing writer for Elite Daily, focusing on the influence of technology on dating. Rachel ran an initiative for single parents living in the Queens area and run support groups for single parents and their children. Additionally, Rachel assists patients as a social worker on both the Oncology and Obstetrics units at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Rachel is a member of both AASECT and NASW and is currently in graduate school earning her PhD in Human Sexuality.

Q&A at Jericho High School

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Rosara Torrisi, 2015 Best Sex Therapist on Long Island, was recently invited and presented to a group of high school students in Jericho for the second year in a row. All of the students were eager to ask sexologist, Rosara Torrisi about her work as a therapist, her work as a sex therapist, and some education about healthy sexuality. Here are some of the questions and answers. Continue reading

Holding On To Your Sexuality With Breast Cancer Treatment

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There has been a heightened awareness of breast cancer lately– with Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy and the conversations and rebuttals since– so here is a timely column written  by Rosara Torrisi with advice for holding on to your sexuality while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. 

For more information, take a look at these books:

  • “The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer” by Barbara and Ralph Alterowitz
  • “Woman Cancer Sex” by Anne Katz
  • “I Am Not My Breast Cancer” by Ruth Peltason

Also, consider these Web sites: