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Why Collaboration is Important

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A friend recently sent me this article, particularly noting my propensity for collaboration with other providers.

Particularly important from this article is the following quote: “Further hindering change is the fact that adult physical medicine and psychological medicine remain in separate silos. Utilising ACE research requires breaking down these long-standing divisions in healthcare between what is ‘physical’ and what is ‘mental’ or ‘emotional,’ and that’s hard to achieve.”

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences (such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction) which all lead to a greater likelihood of early death. Learn more about the pyramid from the CDC hereace_pyramid_wotext

 

This is also exceptionally present in my research on the sexuality of lesbian survivors of breast cancer. Health disparities start well before someone comes out as being gay. It’s also why I refuse to compare lesbian women and heterosexual women in my study. Yes, breast cancer is often a woman’s issue, but how an individual’s risks led them to that point isn’t just based on them being female. In my practice, so many of my clients find themselves sitting across from me because of events that started well before they were even conceived, let alone while they were growing up or what happened five months ago. I am enamored that good psychotherapy and good healthcare allows individuals the possibility of overcoming some of those obstacles. One of the ways I, particularly as a social worker, can assist in making this is possible for my clients is in collaboration with other allied people and professionals.

Moving ahead!

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The Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy (LIIST) has assisted many couples and indivudals with their relationships, their sexuality, and generally making their lives happier. A top goal of LIIST is to help clients enhance their experiences of intimacy and pleasure, whatever the context. We work on reigniting passion, enhancing communication, and promoting healthy sexuality.

In order to better serve our community, LIIST will be expanding. In September 2015, two new staff members will join us, we will have office hours Monday through Saturday, and a sliding scale will be introduced for those in need of financial assistance.

Keep posted for upcoming bios.

About the Bunnies

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IMAG1276_1_1Have you seen the bunnies recently? No, not the Easter bunny– the wonderful Kama Sutra bunnies by artist Bronwyn Schuster that have been hopping around on the LIIST business cards and some ads that can be found in places like the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce website, and our letterhead. There are SIX different positions, see if you can collect them all!

Best Sex Therapist on Long Island

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Rosara Torrisi has won the distinction of Long Island’s best Sex Therapist! Lots of thanks to those who have experienced the benefits of sex therapy with her and voted for Rosara Torrisi for this honor. To a happy and healthy New Year filled with delicious sex!

Changes

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With the new year soon approaching, this website is experiencing some new changes. The URL is no longer Rosara Torrisi.com and is now SexTherapyLongIsland.com. For now, the image on the front is no longer a slideshow, just a static photo. And a whole new design is brewing! Keep posted!

Should You Go To Sex Therapy?

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“I can’t believe how long we waited to get help!” is the most frequent comment I hear from sex therapy graduates.  Second only to the comments about my consulting room, “oh it looks just like a living room.”  Third to the comment, “I didn’t know these feelings were normal.” I think people are afraid that a sex therapy room is a cross between a gynecological exam room and the Red room.  Actually, there are no exams, no nudity and certainly no sexual touching.  Sex therapy is a branch of traditional psychotherapy and is only “talk therapy.”

Read more: http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/married-and-still-doing-it/201211/should-we-see-sex-therapist