Michael DeMarco, PhD, LMFT, LMHC
New York NY
We work collaboratively using a feedback-informed treatment model. That means we want to teach you how to monitor your progress and help you begin to rely on your own inner healing intelligence taking over as your own therapist as appropriate.
I graduated with my Masters in Psychology in 2002 with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Miami Institute of Psychology/ Carlos Albizu University switching from their APA approved doctoral program to their Marriage and Family Therapy program when I realized my passion was in helping people work out their relationship and sexuality issues. I continued my training at the American Academy of Clinical Sexology, which was was one of the only doctoral programs in the country approved to offer training leading to Florida's Sex Therapist certification. I became a board certified clinical sexologist in 2003. I began my private practice with some stints along the way as mental health therapist in a transgender program in the Bronx, mental health supervisor at the Staten Island LGBT Center, president of the NYC Chapter of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, Member at Large of the New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and adjunct faculty teaching human sexuality and psychology courses in various undergraduate and graduate departments. In 2015, I added associate producer to the list (it sounds fancier than it was) - I spent some volunteer hours helping to spread word about the world's first documentary about masturbation called Sticky: A Self Love Story. In December 2017 I became an AASECT Certified sex therapist and an AASECT continuing education provider. Working remotely in 2020 and most of 2021, I began my studies with MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies to prepare for FDA approval of MDMA to treat PTSD. I also started training with SoundMind and will also add ketamine assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression and anxiety. Specializing in psychedelics is the next step on my path towards working with trauma, thanatology (death and dying), and treatment-resistant anxiety and depression.
Expanded programs starting January 2022