Dulcinea Pitagora is the founder of Manhattan Alternative; holds 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 is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). Pitagora has a psychotherapy practice in New York City that includes individual, couples/multi-partner relationship, and poly/leather family therapy. Pitagora’s 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, Pitagora creates space for conversations that de/reconstruct whiteness, and cultivate positive racial and intersectional identities. Pitagora teaches sexual health at New York University, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences on the topics of alternative sexuality and gender diversity. Pitagora also conducts research, lectures, and seminars pertaining to these communities; and is a co-organizer of the AltSex NYC Conference and the Sexuality Speaker Series.
Forms of payment include all major credit cards, cash, check, Venmo, and Squarecash. There is currently a waiting list for sliding scale appointments, and also for in-network (Aetna, Cigna, Oxford, Oscar, United Healthcare) insurance appointments. If we are not able to use your insurance, I can provide a receipt that you may be able to submit for out-of-network reimbursement depending on your insurance plan’s allowances.