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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

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Of those who experience and report sexual assault, males are 10% of all victims. Males are some of the most under-representated and under-served populations when it comes to sexual assault, especially because of harmful social norms which shame men in to believing it was their fault and that they should never ever tell anyone. This only prevents men from seeking and receiving the support they need. Something I discuss with all survivors is the need for you to take the reins of power back from your perpetrator, invigorate the life force within you, and start guiding your own life. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, reach out to a healthcare provider and seek support. You CAN regain power. Call Rosara Torrisi at 516-690-6770. You can also visit RAINN for more information.

This is a link to a BuzzFeed article wherein 25 men speak out about their sexual assault through the use of written words and photography. It is powerfully moving.