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About Rebecca

Rebecca Torosian is an intimacy behavioral therapist who has assisted dozens of men and women in overcoming a range of issues, from sexual shyness and inexperience to premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Her Intimacy Behavioral Therapy ® / Surrogate Partner Program, the only one of its kind, was developed out of her prior work as a certified surrogate partner therapist at The Center for Sexual Recovery in New York and decades as a mind body healing practitioner. Her practice is based on the belief that everyone already possesses what they need to create the lives and relationships they desire; she provides a method to help them manifest it, enabling them to access their authentic selves.

Services

How I Work

With all my patients, I begin by establishing trust and building rapport that lessens anxiety. This is a gradual and integrative process that is both structured and in the moment; I gauge the appropriate pace based on the person’s specific needs. From there, I employ a variety of skills that teach new behaviors, replacing old “default” tendencies through practical physical application, coaching, and education.

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Who I Help

I work with men and women, gay, straight, bisexual and transgender. I assist patients in overcoming a range of issues, including:

  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Late virgins
  • Social/sexual shyness
  • Performance anxiety/lack of confidence and inexperience
  • Sexual shame
  • Trauma and disassociation from sexual abuse
  • Inhibited Sexual Desire (ISD)
  • Body image

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What I Offer

There are three ways to engage my services:

  • A twelve-week surrogate partner program designed for those looking to do in-depth work. These are conducted in-person in New York City.
  • One-on-one phone consultations for people who cannot travel to New York.
  • Intimacy workshops aimed at helping people better understand and communicate with their partner.

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Co-Therapy

About Co-Therapy

An in-depth talk/touch co-therapy program

Rebecca offers this program with:  Sharyn Wolf, LCSW-R, an internationally recognized psychotherapist and relationship expert known for her clarity and warmth. She has twenty seven years of experience and books in eight languages.  With  hundreds of media appearances, as well as print, from Oprah to CNN, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, she stepped away to devote her time to what she loves most; working with her patients in her Manhattan based private practice.

Can you identify with any of these?

  • Your body is in the bed, but your mind is somewhere else–observing
  • You think trauma or emotional problems are affecting your sex life
  • You have IMO (inhibited male orgasm), PE or erectile dysfunction
  • You’re a late bloomer or simply inexperienced
  • Your sexual/porn addiction has ruined real sex
  • Social Anxiety (insecurity, you hate your body, sweat) ruins intimacy
  • You’ve lost desire (whether medical or psychological)

If you resonate with any of the above, one thing is certain; in this hard wired world you have plenty of company. Yet, if you’re still reading, a small part of you still has hope.

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Press

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Dirty, Sexy, Funny

Rebecca was invited to discuss her work on Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius XM radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny.

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True Life Special

British publication New Magazine features Rebecca’s life story, former work as a sex surrogate and current work as a behavioral intimacy therapist.

Testimonials

When I first started working with Rebecca I truly felt out of options. I had struggled with performance anxiety for years and had tried everything including prescription medication but nothing had worked. It left me lacking confidence, unable to even fathom the idea of a romantic relationship and unsure of who to even speak to as it’s not a comfortable topic to talk about.

In each session we worked together Rebecca was kind, patient, warm and helped me to rediscover my confidence and my ability to enjoy rather than fear intimacy. I never felt judged and I always felt that she believed I would be fine. I can truly say that she has changed my life and would recommend working with her to anyone struggling with intimacy issues. She is the real deal! (Age 27)

Having no knowledge of the existence of a program like this, it was a god send to discover it because it is as EXACTLY what I needed. To deal with such sensitive issues is very difficult, and there just aren’t many resources that provide the space to work on them. Having suffered from a combo of PE/ED and general inexperience, I was an absolute mess sexually. But I was not content to accept that, so I reached out to Rebecca. Working with her for 3 months taught me so much about not only my issues – but about myself and how I think – and how simple things could be changed that lead to a lasting impact. That is one of the best things I learned – that these issues are often not nearly as complicated as we think and simple tweaks can be profound. If you are willing to put in the time and effort each week, this program will be successful for you. I was a lost cause, or so I thought. At the end of my work with Rebecca, the foundation was in place for me to really practice what I learned with confidence.

insights

Pornography’s effects

Recently, there was an article in The Economist on the effects of pornography entitled: “A user’s manual.”  In one section, they say that studies have found that there is little evidence that addiction is a real outgrowth of a daily pornography diet. I beg to differ. In my experience as an Intimacy Behavioral Therapist, I treat men (and women) of …

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