Offering Psychological Services to Men and Women Whose Same-sex Attraction Doesn’t Define Them

Client Stories
Joseph Nicolosi
Reparative Therapy


For many years, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Sr. assisted hundreds of clients with their goal to reduce their same-sex attractions and explore their heterosexual potential.

A licensed clinical psychologist, he believed that our bodies tell us who we are, and that our bodies have made us for heterosexuality. 

He began this work in 1981 as the originator of reparative therapy. His pioneering work ended when he passed away suddenly last year. But a dedicated  staff of licensed therapists trained by Dr. Nicolosi still remain, and they are available to carry on his work.

His clients would tell him the following: “I know, on some deep level, that I'm a heterosexual man. But I'm troubled by homosexual attractions that prevent me from being who I really am."

Many men were victims of homosexual sexual abuse.  They don't believe that "gay" could ever describe them. But that childhood experience has left them with attractions that they find compelling, although ultimately not satisfying. These feelings interfere with their values, their marriages, and deeply held beliefs of who they really are.

Other men have developed an emotional block that prevents them from being erotically attracted to women. They, too, don't consider themselves "gay." 

Perhaps you, too, believe that these feelings do not represent “who you really are.”

The Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic – longtime office of the late Dr. Nicolosi Sr. – has officially closed.  However, his associates have established their own practice. Please email the office of Dr. Nicolosi Sr.’s associates at if you are interested in psychotherapy.



The Science Behind Our Work

In 1992, Dr. Nicolosi and two psychiatrists organized a professional association called the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Today, NARTH has over 1000 members around the world.

In What Research Shows: NARTH's Response to the American Psychological Association’s Claims on Homosexuality.” This paper examines over 100 years of scientific literature on the subject of overcoming unwanted sexual attractions; it offers substantial evidence that for at least some people, these attractions can be modified. Gay activists, who almost uniformly oppose our work, still admit that for some people, “sexual fluidity” is a reality.

 Nicholas Cummings, PhD

Nicholas Cummings, PhD

We are not alone in this belief. Former American Psychological Association President Nicholas Cummings, Ph.D., during his years as Chief Psychologist at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, said, “Of the patients I oversaw who sought to change their orientation, hundreds were successful.” [USA Today]

 Robert Perloff, PhD

Robert Perloff, PhD

Another Past President of the American Psychological Association, Robert Perloff, Ph.D., endorsed one of Dr. Nicolosi's books with these words:

“The author has contributed enormously to the sexual literature...his challenging and forceful commentary is must-reading from top to bottom, from stem to stern...The policies and resolutions of organizations such as the American Psychological Association... would be better framed and more truthfully based were these to the sentiments promoting reparative therapy.”

Training Conferences by Dr. Nicolosi

International Federation for Therapeutic Choice: First Annual Training Conference (20 countries represented)
October 2016 – Budapest, Hungary
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., Speaker/Presenter

Hong Kong Training Conference
October 2016
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., Speaker/Presenter

Torah Psychotherapy Conference
October 2016 – Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Nicolosi, Presenter

NARTH Annual Conference
October 2016 – Dallas, TX
Dr. Nicolosi, Presenter


American Psychological Association (APA) Losing Scientific Credibility, Say APA Insiders


In recent years, the psychological professional has become so ideological that it is no longer open to competing ideas. Few members remain who are still willing to speak up; the career cost is simply too high.

For a perspective on this process, we quote Dr. Nicholas Cummings.  He was  a mainline psychologist, a political liberal, and a promoter of intellectual diversity.  Dr. Cummings served as president of the APA before the Association closed itself off to the diversity of competing worldviews. He also successfully worked with clients  with unwanted homosexuality. Lest Dr. Cummings' words--spoken just 12 years ago-- be forgotten, we reprint them here.....Psych Association Loses Credibility, Say Insiders