In times of disconnection and distress, the way forward is not always clear. We are here to help you take the next steps toward health and well-being.
The Relationship & Sex Therapy Collective Team
We are a welcoming community of clinicians
WHY YOU MIGHT CONTACT US
Our goal is to support our community by co-creating a space for radical acceptance and healing. We believe that connection holds the potential for awareness and positive life changes that restores individuals and communities. In our work, we treat the whole person, not just the problem. Your life doesn’t exist in a vacuum and neither do your concerns. We seek to understand your perspective and the impact of other sources of stress. Through our use of thorough assessment, intuitive feedback, emotional understanding, and skilled communication, you will soon find yourself reconnecting, relating and reclaiming a life grounded in fulfilled living!
Who We Are
We are a group of clinicians who support growth and well-being through strengths-based and person-centered approaches. It has been said that everything in life is a process and we never truly know where it will lead. Like so many other aspects of life, The Relationship & Sex Therapy Collective began as a journey. Dr. Thomas Wood, Natalie Zemaitis and Dr. Damon Constantinides were operating as independent clinicians when they realized there was so much more they could do with their combined resources. As they grew into their clinical work, they realized their shared values for just and equitable business practices that provide emotional and economic sustainability for clinicians who are often overworked and under-resourced. It was from these minds, hearts and intentions that the Relationship & Sex Therapy Collective launched in 2014 and expanded in 2017, allowing space for many more clinicians to grow their practices within the Collective community.
The Relationship & Sex Therapy Collective is a group of marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional counselors working to support clinicians in creating, and sustaining, private practices. The Relationship & Sex Therapy Collective is a group of clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors who are passionate about competent, diverse, accessible therapy options for people in the northeastern region. Our belief is that private practice allows for more freedom, agility, burn-out prevention and personal power than agency-based services can provide. The Collective works to support clinicians in creating, and sustaining, private practices that are accessible, affordable and affirming to all who reach out for therapy. We aim to change barriers to private practice into manageable hurdles so that everyone who wants to can take control of their economic and professional destiny. We believe we are stronger together!
We believe it is unreasonable to expect that everyone can change their circumstances when there are systemic impediments working against mental, emotional and sexual health at every turn. It can feel as impossible as trying to stop a dump truck with bicycle brakes! We are committed to sustained change and transformation for our clients, for our communities, for our professions and our country as a whole. In addition to being a space to explore empowerment over areas of our life within our own control, as a collective, we are invested in changes to organizations of mental health treatment that have historically institutionalized oppression of already marginalized communities. Our systemic approaches actively look to identify environmental factors of oppression within the mental, emotional, existential, spiritual and physical conditions we see. We support each other in advocating at the systemic level for change so that everyone can see themselves in the professions we align with and within the offices we go to for healing