Mr. Vigorito is a sex therapist, author and consultant. As a psychotherapist, he provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy for a range of sexual and behavioral health concerns: consensual sexual behavior problems, relationship and sexual dissatisfaction, sexual disorders, erotic identity development, and sex-drug linked behaviors. Mr. Vigorito has specialized training in co-occurring disorders (e.g. mental health and substance use disorders), domestic violence, mindfulness and clients living with HIV.
Along with providing psychotherapy, he co-designed a sexual health assessment and treatment protocol with Douglas Braun-Harvey, which was published in Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior - Rethinking Sex Addiction (2016) (SSTAR 2018 Health Professional Book Award Winner). As a sexual health consultant for Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore and University of Maryland - Prevention Research Center, Mr. Vigorito designed and implemented capacity-building initiatives to integrate sexual health into mental health and substance use disorder treatment. These programs offered trainings and technical assistance in conducting routine sexual health conversations, sexual risk-reduction counseling and LGBTQ cultural competency within behavioral health systems of care. Mr. Vigorito also provides local and national workshops for behavioral health providers on various sexual health topics, including out of control sexual behavior assessment and treatment, sexual and gender diversity, and integrating sexual health into psychotherapy (Please visit the workshops page for a complete list).
Mr. Vigorito is licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia as a Marriage & Family Therapist [DC LMFT000153; VA 0717001280] and a Certified Group Psychotherapist through the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.