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

How Rosara Torrisi can help you.

Rosara Torrisi is a licensed clinical social worker specializing 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.

Rosara Torrisi’s Credentials.

Rosara Torrisi is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work. She earned a Master of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University and her PhD in Human Sexuality. She is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Widener University and guest lecturer around the country, teaching courses about sexuality, sex therapy, and disabilities. Rosara 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.

Rosara Torrisi is a member in good standing.

Rosara 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). Rosara 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. (Note: many people are confused by the “Dr.” designation. Although Rosara Torrisi does have a PhD, she does not have an MD/DO and is not a medical doctor. She often uses “Dr. T” as an easier way to be addressed; using “Rosara” or “Ms. Torrisi” is also just fine).

A quick word from Rosara Torrisi

I knew I wanted to be a sex therapist since I was 16 years old. I saw the movie Meet the Fockers, where Barbara Streisand’s character is a sex therapist, and thought, “That’s what I want to do when I grow up!” Lucky me, I have hippie parents who said “sure,” and supported me along my journey. I went to Barnard College, where I worked on a collaborative project with researchers from the Kinsey Institute, and spent summers with the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. I went to Columbia University for my MSSW and worked on developing a suicide assessment scale. Then, I started my MEd/PhD at Widener University and began my work exploring the sexual functioning of lesbian survivors of breast cancer utilizing a sexual excitation/sexual inhibition scale. Amidst this, I started my practice on Long Island which has now grown to include many other therapists. I teach on a few fronts. For my allied professional colleagues, I present workshops and in-service trainings. I have similar workshops and courses I present for professional CEs at universities. I am also the Director of Clinical Sexology at Widener University where I teach courses for rising sex therapists. I also teach weekly 9th-grade Our Whole Lives sex-ed at my UU Congregation. Somewhat like teaching, I am also a co-host on a podcast called Our Better Half with Jane Fleishman, Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, and Jay Galarza. My research focuses on clinical recommendations for sex therapy and on accessibility and sexuality. In 2021, I opened That Drawer, a local erotic boutique, pelvic health supply store, and gender expression gear shop. I very much believe in mentoring and was the chair of the AASECT Mentorship Committee for many years. I am also married and have two young children.