Michael A. Vigorito, LMFT, CGP, CST

Michael A. Vigorito, LMFT, CGP, CST

Mr. Vigorito is a sexual health psychotherapist, author and consultant.  As a psychotherapist, he provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy for a range of behavioral health concerns.  He works with clients concerned about consensual sexual behavior problems, relationship and sexual dissatisfaction, sexual disorders, unconventional erotic interests and sex-drug linked behaviors. Mr. Vigorito has specialized training in co-occurring disorders (e.g. mental health and substance use disorders), domestic violence, mindfulness and clients living with HIV/AIDS.

Along with providing psychotherapy, Mr. Vigorito provides trainings and clinical consultations to help practitioners integrate a sexual health framework into routine mental health and substance use disorder treatment.  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).  As the sexual health consultant for Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Mr. Vigorito designed and implemented three training programs to promote culturally-competent sexual health care in Baltimore City behavioral health agencies: the Sexual Health Learning Community, the Adolescent Behavioral & Sexual Health Initiative and the Sexual & Gender Training Program.  These programs trained providers in conducting sexual health conversations and risk-reduction counseling to prevent HIV infection and teen pregnancies among mental health and substance use disorder treatment-seeking clients.  Mr. Vigorito also offers local and national workshops for mental health providers on various sexual health topics, including out of control sexual behavior assessment and treatment, psychotherapy with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients 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.