Abandonment, Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, HIV/AIDS, Identity Issues, Kink, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Marriage, Polyamory, Relationships, Sexuality



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Marriage/Couples Counselor, Personal Development Coach, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter

About Eliezer Mayer

I am a Clinical Psychologist with a long standing interest in Human Sexuality, especially as it relates to non-normative populations.  I am known to have a warm engaging style, and frequently employ good-natured humor as part of my work.  I see my job as a psychologist as collaboration with you, working on the issues that are of concern to you.  Rather than wishing to "control behavior", I work with people to expand the options open to them, to unleash potential, to increase the amount of enjoyment available in life, and to decrease suffering. 

In 1987 I completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva University, writing my thesis on Gay Male Sexual Partnership Styles.  During training, I studied Sex Therapy at SUNY Downstate with Dr. Marian Dunn and Dr. Steve Friedman.  Opening an independent practice in NYC's Greenwich Village in 1987, at the height of the AIDS Epidemic, I quickly established expertise working with sexuality among highly stigmatized populations who were confronting death, alienation and grieving.  As one of the first gay male psychologists to practice openly in New York City, I believe I developed a very keen appreciation of the destructive forces of feeling marginalized, and I found I worked well with people of many different cultures and backgrounds. 

In addition to private practice, I have taught undergraduates for many years at Baruch College, CUNY, of which I am an alumn.  My teaching experience also includes supervising the clinical work of doctoral candidates at Yeshiva, Pace and Rutgers Universities. 

In the last decade I have intensified my study of Sex Therapy, under the direct supervision of Dr. Marian Dunn and Dr. Suzanne Iasenza.  An active member of the Society of Sex Therapists and Researchers, The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, I am also certified as a Sex Therapist and Sex Therapy Supervisor by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.  In addition, I maintain membership in the New York State Psychological Association, The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and am a National Register Health Service Psychologist.

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