Psychotherapy practice for women and couples
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Sex Therapy
Renew Yourself and Your Relationships! www.rivkasidorsky.com
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and sometimes you need a little extra support to help you through. This practice is designed to help women feel better about themselves and to empower them to live meaningful lives with rewarding relationships. I believe that every woman has the ability to feel great about herself and to be in healthy and mutually satisfying intimate relationships.
Do you have difficulties with self-esteem, depression, or anxiety?
Are you unsure about the direction of your relationship?
Do you feel overwhelmed by life's circumstances?
Do you feel alone and wonder why you cannot find that special person to spend your life with?
Do you feel distant from your partner?
Do you argue a lot or does it seem like you never see eye-to-eye anymore?
Are you on the brink of divorce?
Individual or couples therapy can help you regain control of your life and develop the coping skills needed to deal with your particular set of challenges. Intimacy problems are particularly difficult to deal with because of the shame and embarrassment involved. Sex Therapy refers to talk psychotherapy that tries to At this practice, you will be accepted and never judged for whatever difficulties you may be having. Attending individual or couples therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to overcome whatever challenges you face.
Mieke Rivka Sidorsky (nee Windecker) is a licensed psychotherapist, a published author, a Harvard CASE research fellowship recipient, and an experienced lecturer. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of MD. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the National Association of Social Workers, and Nefesh International. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University.
Rivka has been working with women and couples since 2007. She received her training in sexual dysfunction and sex therapy from internationally renowned Dr. Laura Berman at the Berman Center in Chicago. She worked at the Center for Intimacy After Cancer Therapy, offering her services to counsel women after surviving breast cancer. She writes a regular advice column. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors for In Shifra's Arms, a non-profit organization providing counseling and referrals for women with unplanned pregnancies.
In addition to her private practice, Rivka is a writer, researcher, and public speaker. She speaks on improving intimacy, female function and dysfunction, and on intimacy after cancer at hospitals and local events. Her research and literature is listed below:
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
- Alterowitz, B & Alterowitz, R. (2011). The Lovin’ Aint Over for Women with Cancer, Sidorsky, M. R. (Ed.)
- Sidorsky, M. R. (2008) Secrecy and Surveillance: A Discussion of the Relationship Between Women’s Sexuality and Syrian Family Planning Policy.
- Berman, L. & Windecker, M. A. (2008) The Relationship Between Genital Self-Image and Female Sexual Function: A National Survey. Journal of Current Sexual Health Reports: Women’s Sexual Health 5:4, 2008.
- McSweeney, B. G. (2008). Volume of Essays on Culture, Gender, and People-Cent
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Couples Therapy
- Referral for Psychiatry
- Lectures for a variety of audiences: hospital setting, religious groups, conferences, schools or educational programs