Sexuality Counseling

Sexuality Counseling with the CIACT TeamResuming life after being treated for cancer is not easy. Conflicts, confusion, and specific concerns confront patients and partners. Studies demonstrate that counseling support during and after treatment help people adjust more quickly so they can experience a higher quality of life.

On that note, CIACT has established a sexuality counseling resource program primarily for cancer patients and survivors and their spouses or partners.

For information on counseling, email us or call 301-983-9702.

Currently four advisors are available to work with cancer patients and their partners individually or jointly.

  • Barbara and Ralph Alterowitz  are sexuality counselors certified by AASECT (The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists) who have counseled cancer patients and partners about relationship and sexuality issues for 15 years. They are the authors of three acclaimed books, numerous articles, and have given over 150 presentations. Their most recent book is The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer. Barbara and Ralph conduct counseling in person, via skype or on the phone.
  • M. Rivka Sidorsky, LGSW, received her sexuality training at the Berman Center for Sexuality Training conducted by the internationally known sex therapist, Dr. Laura Berman
  • Rabbi Edgar Weinsberg, EdD. DD, is a healthcare educator and intimacy coach, and author of Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life. He edits the book’s companion blog at A congregational rabbi and chaplain for 30 years, with a doctorate in gerontology, Rabbi Ed has worked extensively with boomers and seniors.

Please note that counseling does not constitute nor substitute for the medical advice that you receive from your medical provider.

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