International Healing Foundation Staff
Christopher Doyle, MA, LCPC
IHF Director, Psychotherapist
Christopher Doyle, MA, LCPC is a psychotherapist, educator, author and the director of the International Healing Foundation (IHF), a non-profit organization that since 1990, has helped thousands of individuals and families struggling with sexual orientation.
Christopher is a licensed clinical professional counselor, and counsels men and women with sexual orientation issues, as well as the parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and children with unwanted same-sex attractions (LGBTQU) in the Washington, DC area. He also offers telephone and online consultations/coaching to individuals and families struggling with sexual orientation issues worldwide. In addition, he co-facilitates therapeutic groups and seminars, including IHF’s Tender Loving Care (TLC) Seminar, Key to Your Child’s Heart Mother’s Healing Retreat, Key to Your Child’s Heart Father’s Healing Retreat, and Breakthrough Healing Retreat for Men with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction (SSA). Click here to read more...
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Tel. (301) 805-6111 / E-mail the Office
Caleb Brundidge coaches men dealing with sexual orientation issues. He also works with families and ministry leaders. He leads support groups for those conflicted about their sexuality. Caleb now resides in New Jersey. He co-facilitates IHF's Tender Loving Care (TLC) Healing Seminars, shares his testimony at conferences, and coaches men, parents, clergy, and ministry leaders. He became a Sexual Orientation Coach in 2006. Caleb is available for phone, Skype, and on-line coaching, as well as speaking engagements at churches.
Richard Cohen, M.A.
IHF Executive Director Emeritus
Psychotherapist, Educator and Author
Richard Cohen, M.A., a psychotherapist and educator, is one of the leading experts in the field of sexual orientation and the author of Coming Out Straight, Gay Children Straight Parents, Straight Talk About Homosexuality, Counselor Training Program, and Alfie's Home.
Cohen founded the International Healing Foundation (IHF), a non-profit organization in 1990. He travels extensively throughout North America, Europe and Latin America conducting seminars on marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, sexual orientation, and healing from abuse and addictions. He also facilitates Counselor Training Programs for therapists and ministry leaders.
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Therapists Specializing in Sexual Orientation Issue
Desiree Carlson Sanromán is the director of CORAZON EN MOVIMIENTO, a therapeutic organization that offers alternatives to create better relationships with oneself and others, and possibilities for those experiencing same-sex attacttion and other sexual issues. She is a Gestalt psychotherapist and is presently completing her second master’s degree in existential analysis and psycotherapy. For seven years she has worked with people who want to find alternatives to their same-sex attraction and sexual orientation issues as well as with those who have chosen to realize their same sex attracted feelings. She offers family healing sessions to help families experience more intimate relationships, especially for those who have a family member dealing with same-sex attraction.
Desiree facilitates healing seminars, therapeutic workshops, trainings and conferences. She has participated in national and international TV shows such as Punto de Partida de Denisse Maerker in Mexico (2011) and Pa’lante con Cristina de Telemundo (2012), as well as local TV shows. Desiree colaborated for six years with the International Healing Foundation.
She lives in the Mayan Riviera where she gives sessions in person or through videoconference, and travels throughout Mexico, USA and Latinamerica facilitating therapeutic workshops and giving individual and family sessions. Contact Desiree at: www.corazonenmovimiento.com.mx and/or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd Godfrey, MA, LPC
Floyd Godfrey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and received his education from Arizona State University and Ottawa University. He has worked for 16 years with youth, adults and families in a variety of mental health settings. He is currently the Executive Director of Family Strategies & Coaching Clinic,where he supervises other therapists who focus on sexual addictions, reparative therapy and other mental health issues.
Floyd has special training to help those who struggle with unwanted sexual feelings and behavior. He does not try and convince people to change, but facilitates healing for those who choose to change. He is the founder of “Adventures in Manhood,” an experiential weekend for men and youth. You can find links via the internet for Floyd’s AIM weekends, his professional site, and the LifeStar Network, a sexual addictions program which he currently runs at the clinic: www.adventureinmanhood.com, www.healinghomosexuality.com, www.lifestarnetwork.com.
Floyd is the author of the books: Homosexuality: Symptoms and Free Agency, and also the audiotape program Healing Homosexuality: Testimonies of Change. Floyd is also currently serving on the board of directors for People Can Change. He has been married 15 years to his wife Kaleen, and they have three children.
Tel: (480) 668-8301 / www.healinghomosexuality.com
Bruce R. Gold
Mr. Gold operates a Healing Center in Collegeville Pa, approximately twenty miles NW of Philadelphia, where counseling for individuals and couples is offered. He has trained in modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Shadow Work, Imago Therapy, Co-Dependency, Touch Therapy and Voice Dialogue.
Reparative therapy is offered on an individual basis for men dealing with SSA issues. He has staffed many Journey into Manhood (JIM) weekends as well as the Journey Beyond weekend. As a Certified New Warrior Training Adventure Co-Leader, he has staffed or led over 57 NWTA weekends.
Bruce has over 14 years experience in men's work and 22 years in 12-step recovery. He is an incisive and intuitive facilitator who has the ability to create tremendous safety while cutting through resistance with fierce compassion, guiding short-term solution focused therapy with highly successful results.
Along with his wife, Rebecca Gold, a certified massage therapist and licensed physical therapist, they offer various massage modalities (Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Muscle, Pfrimmer) and direct access physical therapy. Day and evening hours are available for face to face or telephone sessions. Intensive one on one, couples or family sessions of a longer duration for emotional processing work are also available.
Bruce Gold and his wife Rebecca Gold, CMT, LPT reside at Collegeville Healing Center, 3789 Kim Road, Collegeville, Pa 19426.
Tel: (610) 489-0496 / E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Norman Goldwasser
Dr. Goldwasser is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL, who developed the Trauma-Based Model for the Treatment of SSA. He pioneered the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in conjunction with reparative therapy, which targets formative traumatic experiences that may have contributed to the development of SSA, and then works to desensitize these memories, thus allowing for healthier reprocessing of them. This helps to strengthen identification with the masculine or feminine self, enhance self-esteem, and to let go of past hurt and resentment that interferes with healthy emotional attachment. EMDR can also be used to directly weaken same-sex attractions, and to strengthen heterosexual arousal patterns through reinforced guided imagery.
Dr. Goldwasser has been involved in reparative therapy for the past 13 years, and, along with his interdisciplinary team of clinicians in South Florida, has been especially useful as an adjunct to ongoing therapy processes with other clinicians. This is accomplished by providing psychodiagnostic evaluations that help to uncover underlying psychodynamics that may be contributing to SSA, psychiatric assessments that can be helpful in managing psychiatric symptoms that may be complicating the healing process, and input from certified sex therapists who are able to provide valuable assistance with regards to building confidence and skills in future heterosexual functioning. Quite often, clients and therapists alike report that Dr. Goldwasser's team has been extremely impactful in enhancing or accelerating therapeutic progress, or to help their own clients to accomplish their goal of transitioning out of homosexuality, and to successfully function in a healthy heterosexual relationship.
Tel: (305) 673-3101 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janelle Hallman, MA, LPC
Janelle Hallman is a licensed professional counselor specializing in female homosexuality, emotional dependency, and identity and intimacy issues. She has worked with women who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction for more than 16 years. Janelle regularly supervises and consults other therapists on the clinical issues surrounding the lesbian condition and has taught extensively on the issue of homosexuality, gender identity, and authentic sexuality at national and international conferences and within academic settings. Her book entitled The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counseling Resource is currently being published by InterVarsity Press. Janelle also consults with parents of daughters with same-sex attraction and offers healing retreats for mothers seeking to strengthen their relationship with their daughters. She is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and a former adjunct professor at Colorado Christian University. Janelle is also the founder and director of Desert Hope Ministries, a non-profit organization providing audio and video resources and a dynamic conference on sexual and relational wholeness called Restoring the Glory.
Tel: (303) 429-2100 / www.janellehallman.com
John Hinson, MA, LPC
John Hinson, M.A. is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is currently working as a therapist with Family Strategies & Coaching in the Greater Phoenix area. John has several years experience in leading both individual and group counseling. He has an M.A. in both counseling and Theological Studies from Reformed Theology Seminary,in Orlando Florida.He has worked at The Meadows, in Wickenburg Arizona, and now at Family Strategies & Coaching where he works with many men seeking recovery from same sex attraction and related issues.
John has special training in the areas of addiction, childhood trauma, family of origin dysfunction, and unwanted same sex attraction. He is also trained to work with families of persons who struggle with addictions and various sexual issues. John works closely with People Can Change and a variety of other organizations and Christian support groups. He also has experience in presenting educational awareness workshops on the issues relating to SSA and its impact on the family.As part of the Family Strategies team, John is associated with a national network of therapists committed to helping addicts and their families through the recovery process.John is part of a staff of licensed therapists who specialize in sexual addiction recovery, reparative therapy and other mental health issues. John is readily available at his office for phone assessments and consultations to anyone in or outside the Greater Phoenix area.
Tel: (480) 668-8301 x106
Lukas Kiener, MD
Dr. Kiener is the first sexual re-orientation therapist in Switzerland. He has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and holds the Swiss specialty title for psychiatry and psychotherapy FMH. Dr. Kiener has attended professional trainings by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, and attended several NARTH (National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) conferences. His address is: Baerenmatte 1, 6403 Kuessnacht am Rigi, Switzerland.
Tel: 0041 (41)-850-48-73 / Fax: 0041 (41)-850-48-74 / Email: email@example.com
David A. Matheson, M.S., LPC
David has proven success for more than ten years working with men throughout the world who seek change from unwanted same-sex attractions. He practiced for eight years under the supervision of Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D in Los Angeles. He is co-founder of the Center for Gender-Affirming Processes, where his primary focus is on clients seeking to diminish unwanted homosexual feelings and develop a stronger masculine, heterosexual identity and desires. He and his staff use an approach called Gender Wholeness Therapy. One of his important works is the Evergreen Workbook for Men, a practical guide to the change process. He also co-authored “Origins of Male Homosexuality,” a lengthy review and discussion of research and theory regarding the development of same-sex orientation.
Tel: (801) 272-3200 / www.genderwholeness.com
Dr. James Phelan, LCSW, BCD, ICADC, Psy.D.
Dr. Phelan specializes in therapy and consultations for those who experience unwanted same-sex attraction. He also focuses on research regarding the topics of sexual addictions (SA), other addictions, and same-sex attraction (SSA). Dr. Phelan is the author of Practical Exercises for Men in Recovery of Same-Sex Attractions and several published articles. He brings a unique combination to the counseling arena. Not only is he a trained professional, but he can identify with strugglers because he has his own personal exodus from sexual brokenness. Dr. Phelan received his doctorate degree in Psychology (Psy.D.) and his master’s degree in social work (MSW). He is a board certified diplomate in clinical social work (BCD) and an Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADAC) since 1994. He is certified as a sexual re-orientation coach by the International Healing Foundation.
Tel: (614) 571-7093 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.phelanconsultants.bravehost.com
Dr. Calvo-Scott is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a nationally certified psychologist with extensive counseling experience stretching over 20 years. She has had additional training by the International Healing Foundation. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Her education includes: Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology (Ed.D.), post-graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (Ed.S.), masters degree in Counseling (MA), Certified Substance Abuse Professional (S A P), and many years of additional mental health training. Dr.Calvo-Scott offers psychological treatment for all ages in the areas of unwanted same-sex attraction, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, parent-child problems, couples/marital and family conflicts, divorce/separation issues, domestic violence/anger management, and adoption matters.
Tel: (863) 424-4923 / Email: email@example.com
The Psychological Center / 5730 Loma Vista Drive / West Davenport, FL 33896
Father Jeffrey Keefe, Ph.D, S.T.L.
Father Jeffrey Keefe has been a clinical psychologist since 1965. He has substantial experience working with persons with same-sex attraction. He has been a member of NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy) since 1992. He conducts sexual re-orientation therapy for persons seeking change.
Tel: (315) 422-6233
Dr. Keith Vennum
Dr. Keith Vennum is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN (AB), the University of Florida in Gainesville (MD), and Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is also a certified sexual orientation coach with IHF. For 35 years, he practiced as an anesthesiologist and is currently working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Physician Addiction Specialist.
Dr. Vennum has a wide range of experience dealing with issues such as same-sex attraction, alcoholism, drug addiction, loss and grief, cross-cultural marriage, eating disorders, pornography, etc. He specializes in men’s issues, unwanted same-sex attraction, addictions, grieving, and spiritual formation. In his counseling Dr. Vennum values Judeo-Christian principles and utilizes the best scientific tools currently available. He is happily married with five children and enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren. Dr. Vennum may be contacted in the Florida area by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel. 863-529-8491.