About me

My Story
My Philosophy

Growing up in the subculture of punk, I learned at a young age the importance of honoring our sexual being in order to embrace our full body and mind health. I believe strongly in feminism, sexual empowerment, sex positivity (the idea that any and all consensual sexual acts are healthy and positive) and LGBTQ equality. I will work with you wherever you are at in your life and customize my clinical techniques to meet your needs. Together we will explore and embrace whatever challenges there may be in order to increase the quality of your life and forge a new path.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in Manhattan and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I have worked for more than seven years as a sexual health educator and provided individual counseling on sexual health issues to clients at The LGBT Community Center in Manhattan.

 

My time at The Center also included creating and teaching a workshop titled “Sex and Intimacy after Cancer” for the Lesbian Cancer Initiative. Prior to working in a private practice, I co-facilitated support groups within the LGBTQ community, such as Commit to Quit, a smoking cessation group, and Positive Care, a support group for gay, bi and trans men newly diagnosed with HIV. I have created workshops and led classes on sexual health at numerous colleges and agencies, including Cornell University, SUNY Downstate Medical College, Hofstra University, the Job Path’s Sexual Health Conference hosted at The New York Times Building, and Callen-Lorde’s Sexual Health Conference. Using evidence-based modalities, I have provided services to individuals, couples and groups from every socio-economic background.

I am a cocreator of the sex therapy association Wise Therapy. We are a collaborative group of therapists working together to provide services for the community. We actively work towards creating the change we wish to see in the world by promoting social justice, LGBTQ rights, feminism and sex positivity in our personal and work environments. Our therapists are accepting and nonjudgmental, we treat our clients with dignity, respect and compassion. We acknowledge there is a range of gender expressions, consensual sexual behaviors and sexualities that should be celebrated. We are dedicated to the idea that everybody deserves to have a vibrant, joyful and unafraid life.

"After repressing years of childhood sexual abuse, I suddenly could not engage in sex with my wife. Carolanne helped me to better understand my own triggers and how to communicate them to my spouse. I stopped blaming myself for my past and dreading sex. Carolanne's the best!"- N.R

Carolanne Marcantonio, LMSW

Sex Therapist

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