Stories, Testimonials and Interviews in Reparative Therapy
Clients tell their stories and experience with reparative therapy
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.
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.
My name is Paul, and I am 27 years old. I started therapy three years ago and terminated about two months ago.
My name is Dan and I’m 16 years old. I was in therapy with Dr. Nicolosi for about 6-7 months.
My name is Mohammed and I am 28 years old. I am a graduate student living in Cairo. I found Dr. Nicolosi on the Internet at a time when my life was really dark, really painful. I could not stand my same-sex attractions.
Interviews: Dr. Nicolosi Interviews Men and Women Who Have Left Homosexuality
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.
Ms. Eller-Boyko is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice in Redlands, California. Married with two children, she is a conference speaker and has appeared on several radio and television programs.
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.