For Part III of my five part blog series on the locations that SexTherapy-Online serves, I want to discuss online sex therapy in New York.

I Love New York
New York has a special place in my heart.  My mother was born in Glen Cove and my grandfather worked in lower Manhattan for 20+ years in the shipping industry.  My grandparents lived in Elmhurst for many years until they moved out to Glen Cove, like the exodus of many New York City families, my family moved East onto Long Island.

It wasn’t until the late 1960’s did my family move to New Hampshire where my grandmother was originally from.  My family stayed in New Hampshire and didn’t connect back with New York until I went to Hofstra University for graduate school.  I lived in Hempstead, NY in Nassau County for three years then moved to the North Shore of Long Island in Huntington for four more years before returning to New England.  Originally licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in New York, I opened my private practice with two locations: one in Huntington, NY and one in Huntington Station, NY.   I also saw clients in Islandia, NY at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. using horses as a tool of therapy.

I have a lot of friends that still call New York home, and most live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and out on Long Island.  I visit often and still feel like New York is home to me.

Many of my clients hail from New York.  I find that most are attracted to the online model because they are often from Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Westchester County and they commute into the city daily so they don’t have a lot of time for therapy and often spend many hours commuting.  Online therapy works well for them because they can see me on their lunch hour at work or since the latest appointment that SexTherapy-Online has is 8 pm CT, 9 pm ET.

Sex Therapy Challenges in New York
New York is a BIG state, and while a lot of the population is concentrated in metro New York, and there are a lot of therapists and sex therapists concentrated in that area.  The five boroughs, Nassau County and Westchester County have a lot of sex therapists accessible, but the rest of the state is generally underserved for online sex therapy and sex addiction therapy.

And even if you are located in one of the five boroughs, you may spend so much of your time just getting around, home-based, online therapy might be a relief to the hustle and bustle that is your daily life as a New Yorker.

Upstate New York is also home to Fort Drum, a large US Army Military Reservation located in Jefferson County near the Canadian border.  This area is massively underserved with therapists, especially therapists who specialize in sex therapy and therapy for individuals with problematic and compulsive sexual behavior.  Larger cities like Buffalo, Niagara, Rochester, and capital city Albany also see a shortage of qualified sex therapists in the Upstate New York area.

So if you aren’t located in the Metropolitan area of New York, you might not have access to a lot of services.  SexTherapy-Online can help, providing services to all New Yorkers, whether Upstate,  in the city, out on Long Island, in the Finger Lakes or Western New York!

New Yorkers and Sex Therapy
The Metropolitan are of New York has a LOT of therapists, and a lot of sex therapists.  But what New Yorkers DON’T have is a lot of TIME.  Online sex therapy is super convenient for those without the time to consistently make therapy sessions or those that travel a lot and keep odd hours.  Parents with younger children often find it very difficult to make time for therapy and many of my clients see me online because of the ease and convenience of staying at home and seeing me online after the children are in bed.  This increases the compliance and accessibility of therapy (parents are often over taxed and overextended and don’t have time for consistent therapy).  SexTherapy-Online allows New Yorkers with children to easily access me from their home or office.  Additionally, since all my appointment times are scheduled in Central Time, my last appointment for Eastern Time zone is 9 pm ET/8 pm CT, which often appeals to commuters who work long days and don’t get home until later and want to spend their early hours with their family.

As mentioned above, some of the areas of New York that are not close to metro areas, such as the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes, Western New York, Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and Northern New York, make the distance that the clients need to travel to see a specialist in sex therapy and problematic sexual behavior/sex addiction very time prohibitive, sometimes taking two or more hours to the closest therapist.  Sextherapy-Online makes therapy accessible to even the most remote and rural areas of New York.

Another niche area that SexTherapy-Online works with are high-profile cases around sexual compulsivity, sex addiction, problematic and inappropriate sexual behavior, and sexual functioning.  New York is home to a lot of celebrities, famous families, and high-profile individuals and going to the sex therapists office may not be something that people always want to do when they are in the public eye.  SexTherapy-Online allows for individuals wanting to maintain their privacy to access a qualified and licensed therapist without having to be at risk for being recognized and can keep their privacy intact.

If you live in New York and are looking for a sex therapist, please contact me at the information below.