Sexual Health and LGBTQ Services
Many people struggle with questions and feelings surrounding their sexuality, intimate relationships, sexual orientation(s), sexual trauma, sexual behaviors, and gender identity. This can be very isolating, confusing, and frustrating. Often people are uncomfortable seeking assistance or discussing these topics with mental health professionals due to fear of negative responses or biased attitudes from staff or other clientele. Additionally, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community can experience higher negative mental health outcomes due to community prejudice/biases and are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder.
The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine believes that sexual health and identity are vital to overall mental well-being. As such, we strive to provide caring, affirming, and confidential services in an all-inclusive space that is supportive and free from bias. We have a dedicated multidisciplinary staff that are skilled in providing sexual health and LGBTQ services to individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and ages.
Sexual Health and LGBTQ Treatment Services:
Intimate Relationship Issues & Sexual Dysfunctions
individuals and couples who are struggling with problems related to
sexuality, sexual orientation, sexual intimacy, or sexual behaviors.
Additionally, addressing sexual dysfunction related to medication side
effects, aging, physical illness, or stress.
a nonjudgmental environment where we can provide education, support,
and guidance to individuals (and their loved ones) about the nature of
gender identify, gender dysphoria, ways to work towards self-acceptance,
and possible risks/benefits related to various treatment options.
evaluation and treatment to individuals with a variety of psychosexual
disorders (paraphilias, distressing sexual behaviors, etc), and
sex-themed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, in a caring and objective
services to survivors of sexual trauma and abuse, including counseling
& psychiatric medication, to address possible anxiety, depression,
intrusive thoughts, and nightmares.
Program Director of Sexual Health & LGBTQ Services
Derek Susalla, PA-C
Erika Samulak, MA, LPC
Joel L. Young, MD
Kaca Popovic, MA, LPC
Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, LP, RYT
Mindy Layne Young, MSW, CSW, JD
Sarah Hutton, M.D.