Working with out-of-control sexual behavior and sexual health

Gilbert McCurdy

While we might long for changes in life, making change can be painful and scary. Therapy is a collaborative process, and I will partner with you on this journey. My practice focuses on treating intimacy/relationship problems, out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB), alcohol/substance abuse, codependency/co-addiction, personality issues, childhood traumas, anxiety/depression and career/workplace concerns. In addition, I have a speciality working with the LGBT community.

I began my career with an MBA working on Wall Street. It was during that time I became interested in the human experience. And, in my training as a therapist learned how it’s possible to expand our ability to live with discomfort while working through problems and heal from traumatic symptoms holding someone back. By helping people work on building resources needed in the present, we can uncover or get reacquainted with our own best selves. Since 1995 I’ve been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and received my MSW from Columbia University.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and I’m also trained in all 3 levels of EMDR. Both approaches focus on trauma resolution but can also be effective with many issues people face in life. In addition, I’m certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which is based on attachment theory. And, I’m also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). The treatment modalities I utilize include individual, couples & group psychotherapy.

I lead a weekly Gay Men’s Psychotherapy group which focuses on members practicing having new experiences relating to one another on a weekly basis in the here and now.

I also run a weekly group for Gay Men in recovery from OCSB or OCSB fused with alcohol and/or drug use. This group offers members an opportunity to practice relating to one another on a weekly basis in the here and now while defining and working towards sexual health in their lives.