Referral Therapists

International Healing Foundation Staff

Christopher Doyle, M.A.

Christopher Doyle is IHF's resident psychotherapist. He also facilitates IHF's Teleconferencing Classes for those dealing with sexual orientation issues. He counsels individuals, couples, and families in IHF's offices in northern Virginia and Maryland, as well as Skype/Telephone, and is mentored by Richard Cohen, M.A. and supervised by Kevin Barwick, LCPC.

Christopher knows firsthand what it's like to experience conflicts over one's sexuality. Personally as a sexual abuse survivor, he went through many years of healing work and counseling and now experiences freedom and wholeness. Professionally, Christopher has extensive training in the field of sexual orientation.

Christopher travels extensively throughout the United States delivering presentations at therapeutic and scientific conferences about young people and their sexuality. As an expert on adolescent sexual health, Christopher has authored several research articles and publications on the sexual issues facing adolescents.


Christopher has a master’s in professional counseling from Liberty University, and is married to his beautiful wife Sherry; together they have two children.
Call today to set up an appointment with Christopher. It will change your life! 

Hilde Wiemann, CSRC, Parent and Relationship Coach

Hilde trained as a personal life coach at CoachU and the Relationship Coaching Institute. After training for more than 14 years with Richard Cohen, she was inspired to begin her own coaching practice in 2003. Ms. Wiemann is a personal life coach specializing in helping parents with LGBTQU children and women dealing with sexual orientation issues. In 2010, she and her husband John opened a therapeutic retreat center in Hagerstown, Maryland.  

Besides in-person and phone coaching, Hilde is one of the lead facilitators of our Tender Loving Care (TLC) Healing Seminars. Additionally, she is the lead instructor for our Parent’s Teleconferencing Classes and offers private Family Healing Sessions, helping families achieve greater intimacy and healing in all relationships. Click here for more information about our Family Healing Sessions. Hilde can be reached at (301) 537-2848.


Caleb Lee Brundidge, Life Coach
Caleb Lee Brundidge met Richard Cohen at a therapeutic conference in 2000. Being profoundly moved and impressed by Mr. Cohen’s teaching, Caleb began a mentoring relationship with him. Together with what he learned from IHF, healing experiences with other men in his life, and a deep and personal relationship with God, eventually Caleb experienced resolution over his sexual orientation conflicts.
For two and a half years, he led a support group in his church for men and women conflicted about their sexuality, and has subsequently led support groups in other venues. Caleb now resides in New Jersey and  helps facilitate IHF’s Tender Loving Care (TLC) Healing Seminars, shares his testimony at conferences, and coaches men, parents, clergy and ministry leaders. He became a Life Coach in 2006.
Caleb is available for phone and on-line coaching, and speaking engagements at churches. You may reach Caleb at:

Desiree Carlson, Director of IHF Mexico and Latin America, CSRC, Family Therapist
Desiree Carlson is the Director of the International Healing Foundation in Mexico and Latin America. She is a family therapist and a Certified Sexual Reorientation Coach (CSRC) by the International Healing Foundation (IHF). She has a Masters degree in Psychotherapy.
She counsels/coaches men and women with unwanted same-sex attraction and parents with SSA children by phone and in-person. Ms. Carlson leads classes for mentors, strugglers, family and friends of people with SSA. She also has a general practice counseling those who wish to heal wounds from the past and meet their needs in healthy ways. Desiree Carlson can be reached at Tel. number: 011-52-987-869-3173.

Therapists Specializing in Sexual Orientation Issues

Kevin Barwick, MA, LCPC
Kevin Barwick of Anew Place Counseling Services in the Washington, D.C. area, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He has been in private practice for nearly 15 years. He had worked for the State of Maryland in the Youth and Family Division for over 10 years providing foster care placement services. Kevin specializes in issues related to relationship skill-building and communication, personal trauma, masculine sexuality/self-image, addictions, depression and anxiety. He honors the faith-traditions that people have, and welcomes them into the therapy process.
Kevin can be reached at (301) 552-6688 or
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:,,
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. Floyd can be reached at (480) 668-8301 or
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. Bruce can be reached at (610) 489-0496 or

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.

Dr. Goldwasser can be reached at 305-673-3101 or at
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.
Janelle can be reached at (303) 429-2100 or
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.

John can be reached at (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.
Dr. Kiener can be reached at 0041 (41)-850-48-73, or by fax at 0041 (41)-850-48-74 or email:
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.
David can be reached at (801-272-3200) or
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.
Dr. Phelan can be reached at (614) 571-7093 or or

Dr. Calvo-Scott
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.

Dr. Calvo-Scott can be reached at (863)-424-4923 or 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. Father Keefe can be reached at (315)-422-6233.

Life Coaches

Alan Downing, Life Coach
Alan brings personal experience and a deep passion for men’s work to his life coaching practice. Since 2002 Alan has led numerous men’s support groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and has staffed or lead over 25 experiential men’s weekends in the United States and Europe for Mankind Project International and People Can Change Inc. where he is a senior facilitator. Alan has also created processes, groups, and experiential weekends for People Can Change and JONAH.  

Alan is the currently the Director of Coaching and Group Services for the Jonah Institute, and is on the staff of the Spring Lake Heights Counseling Center, of Spring Lake Heights, NJ and Brash-McGreer Associates of Medford NJ. Alan has been studying and practicing Psychodrama and Action Methods since 2003 and brings these skills, along with untold hours of mentoring men to his life coaching work. Alan is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling. Alan can be reached at (732) 766-4211


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