Stories, Testimonials and Interviews in Reparative Therapy
Clients tell their stories and experience with reparative therapy
My name is Father Bob and I am a 41-year-old Catholic priest who is in residence in a diocese. It was about a month after the passing of my dad when I decided to contact Dr. Joe.
“I was the quintessential kid that was set up for homosexuality on several levels. I didn't identify well with my gender, growing up, for various reasons.”
[photo: not actual client] My name is Tom and I am in my fifties. For a long time I had this uncertainty about my sexuality. This came from a combination of things: comments from other people, and questions I had about myself.
Five men were recruited from the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic while in reparative therapy for issues related to unwanted same-sex Attraction (SSA).
The student has struggled personally with same-sex attractions. In this letter, he seeks to educate his professor about the unmet developmental needs that lay the foundation for homosexual attraction.
[photo: not actual client] My name is Bill and I was in therapy with Dr. Nicolosi for about three years. I’m now in my fifties and I’m an orthopedic surgeon.
There was shame around my homosexual behaviors and I wanted a place to go where I felt safe to confide with some expert who could help me.
The therapy changed my whole mentality for the better. When I started therapy I saw myself as lower than other people, especially when it came to guys.
I pursued therapy with Dr. Nicolosi because my sexual life needed special attention and I wanted the best I could find.
When I entered therapy, I had reached a breaking point in my life.
Interviews: Dr. Nicolosi Interviews Men and Women Who Have Left Homosexuality
Dr. Gagnon is considered "the foremost traditionalist interpreter" on the issue of homosexuality in relation to Christianity and the Bible, and has published several books and articles on the subject, such as The Bible and Homosexual Practice.
Dr. Nicolosi (JN): In our continuing investigation of the clinical material, some recent work on the Narcissistic Family has added a deeper dimension to our understanding of the prehomosexual boy's experience. And so during the last three years, we've developed a new dimension of Reparative Therapy.
Michael credited his gradual change to many things; a transformation in his understanding of the meaning of his same-sex attractions...
There is within me, and I think there is within all of us, what I call the inner person -- the real me,” Gordon says. Sometimes the “real me” or “inner person” will be in conflict with what he wants to do.
Jerry A. Armelli, M.Ed., is director of an ex-gay and AIDS counseling group called Prodigal Ministries which he founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, twelve years ago. He and his wife Mia also operate a dance studio for children.
Marriage is something that I didn’t intend to seek out. I was very hesitant at first to pursue a significant relationship because I didn’t want it to be a political thing, since my past as a gay activist was so well known.
Recently, I sat down with Andrew Comiskey (M.Div.), founder and Director of Desert Stream Ministries. For over thirty years, Andrew has worked with sexually and relationally broken men and women.
On Tuesday, January 13th, I was a guest on the "Dr. Phil Show" when a segment was aired on children who want to be the opposite sex.
For more personal stories of men and women who have moved out of homosexuality, please go to www.narth.com.