The Center for Intimacy Recovery is excited to begin another 12-week session of our weekly virtual psychoeducational Sex, Relationships and Intimacy Group for gay men and have a few spots open.
The goal for the group is to create a safe and supportive space where members can share and explore experiences with sex, relationships and intimacy which many gay men face but rarely find a place in our community to address.
While other groups may certainly be welcoming and helpful, the comfort and acceptance of not having to explain oneself or risk feeling bothered in a group of men with similar life experiences is undeniable.
The group will be led by Jeff Adelson, LMSW, CPTT
Jeff received his Masters of Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He has worked in the field of addiction with recovering people for more than 15 years, and understands how self-soothing behaviors can sometimes become destructive and difficult habits to break.
He is an anti-racist, body-positive, sex-positive clinician whose goal is to create and promote meaningful, nonjudgmental and compassionate relationships with his clients.
As a gay man having lived through the AIDS crisis and been a member of the LGBTQ community in New York City his entire adult life, Jeff has extensive firsthand knowledge and experience of the pressures - social, psychological, and emotional, which are often placed on members of the LGBTQ community.
He identifies the importance of, and is personally committed to fostering client therapist relationships sensitive to racial and cultural diversity, including trans, gender expansive, and non-binary people.
What makes us different?
We don’t discuss intimacy.
We do intimacy.
Learning to be relational comes from being relational.
The intimate relationship is an integral part of the healing experience.
Our staff works intimately with our individual clients to help them discover and see their authentic selves.
We help couples develop or deepen their intimacy on all levels and to remove the obstacles that hold them back from feeling more intimately connected.
Our Intimacy Groups are living, breathing experiences of intimacy.
. For us, the relationship between therapist and client is sacred.
It’s more than someone to tell stories to.
It’s more than “a friend who listens.”
It’s more than someone telling you to do “self care.”
It’s more than someone who gives you advice.
The relationship with your therapist should be one of the most intimate experiences of your life
At the Center for Intimacy Recovery it is.