Michael A. Vigorito, LMFT, CGP, CST

Michael A. Vigorito, LMFT, CGP, CST

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, unconventional erotic interests and sex-drug linked behaviors. Mr. Vigorito has specialized training in treated co-occurring disorders (e.g. mental health and substance use disorders), domestic violence, mindfulness and clients living with HIV/AIDS.

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, Mr. Vigorito provides trainings and clinical consultations to help practitioners integrate sexual health into routine mental health and substance use disorder treatment. He designed and implemented capacity-building initiatives to promote culturally-competent sexual health care in for behavioral health agencies. These programs train providers in conducting sexual health conversations and risk-reduction counseling among mental health and substance use disorder treatment-seeking clients.  Mr. Vigorito also offers 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.