Carlo Borea is a licensed New York State psychotherapist. He provides individual therapy, couples therapy and sex therapy.
Carlo completed his graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida International University. Realizing the important role played by sexuality in the distress of his clients, he sought specialized post-graduate training at Florida Post Graduate Sex Therapy Training Institute in order to become a Florida Board Certified Sex Therapist and a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. AASECT Certified Sex Therapists are licensed mental health professionals, trained to provide in-depth psychotherapy, who have specialized in treating clients with sexual issues and concerns. In addition to treating simple sexual concerns, sex therapists are prepared to provide, when appropriate, comprehensive and intensive psychotherapy over an extended period of time to treat more complex cases. You can find out more about AASECT Certified Sex Therapists here.
Prior to being in private practice, Carlo worked in an inpatient rehab center for dual diagnosis treating clients with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and addictive behaviors. Carlo gained additional expertise at a community mental health center where he worked with a multicultural population including children, adolescents and adults presenting a full spectrum of mental health issues, e.g., from ADHD, to mood disorders to anxiety, phobias, as well as relationship problems.
Among Carlo’s areas of expertise are: treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions and sexual dysfunctions. He has a special interest in working with relationships and with individuals or couples who are dealing with sexual issues, sexual identity concerns and/or general relationship distress.
Carlo's history of "real world" experience provides him with a clear awareness of diverse backgrounds and alertness to varied clients needs and circumstances. Consequently his work is tailored to the client's individual needs, is confidential, and without discrimination of sexual orientation or other factors. He is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
Carlo uses an integrative approach which places high value on the therapeutic relationship resulting in highly personalized methodologies and techniques adapted to each client. His work draws heavily on cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness strategies. Carlo is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). When working with couples he incorporates experiential and systemic approaches and is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). He has received advanced training in EFT at the Ackerman Institute for the Family under the tutelage Dr. Sue Johnson, co-creator of EFT and of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
With compassion and understanding, Carlo works with each individual or couple to help them build on their strengths and live a vibrant, purposeful life.