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Dulcinea Alex Pitagora

Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist
Manhattan Alternative Founder

Hi, I'm Dr. Dulcinea Alex Pitagora (they/them) and I'm the founder of the Manhattan Alternative community and website. I have a Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, a Master of Social Work (MSW) from New York University, and a Master of Education (MEd) and Doctoral degree (PhD) in clinical sexology from Widener University; and I'm an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), CST Supervisor, and continuing education provider. I’ve completed EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training through the Parnell Institute, which specializes in Attachment-Focused EMDR; and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) through Journey Clinical. My psychotherapy practice is based in New York City (NYS license # 086704) that includes individual, couples/multi-partner relationship, and poly/leather family therapy. I am also licensed in Washington DC (LICSW license # LC200002083), Pennsylvania (CSW # CW024463), and Colorado (CSW license # 09928901) for telehealth sessions via my HIPAA-compliant Zoom account.

My practice is holistic and integrative, person-centered and strengths-based, focuses on self-determination and empowerment, and is informed by personal involvement in the kink/BDSM, poly/CNM, queer/non-straight, trans/GNC, and sex work communities. As a white anti-racist therapist, I create space for conversations that de/reconstruct whiteness, and cultivate positive racial and intersectional identities. I teach sexual health at New York University, and have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences on the topics of alternative sexuality and gender diversity. I also conduct research, lectures, and seminars pertaining to these communities; and was a co-organizer of the AltSex NYC Conference.I currently only have drop in openings, but I am always happy to help with referrals. Please fill out either my practice's sliding scale waiting list or subsidize waiting list form.