Dr. DeMarco supervises graduate student therapists as well as post-graduates working towards licensure in New York as Mental Health Counselors or Marriage and Family Therapists.
As practicing therapist and clinical sexologist (sex therapist) since 2002, I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with a range of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, communication, to sexual and gender identity issues, to name a few. I have supervised therapists in-training since 2006 at the graduate and post-graduate level, and have served as adjunct professor in various counseling and psychology departments (including CUNY’s BMCC and Hunter College, Long Island University and Mercy College).
I am active in advocating for marriage and family therapists and have served on the state board of the New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Member At Large) as well as for mental health counselors, serving as President of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association Metro Chapter. I also work with the public and media, and have done segments for VH1, HBO and SpikeTV. I have been quoted in Details and Esquire magazines, wrote a regularly featured column called “Head Case” in the newspaper Camp, and frequently speak on issues related to human sexuality, psychology and my experience as a therapist at local schools, churches, community groups, and professional organizations.
In 2010, I began working on a not-for-profit project called Our Collective Mental Health, based in Vermont. Life, however, has brought me back to NYC where I teach at Hunter College and supervise post-graduate therapists as well as graduate student therapists from Long Island University, Columbia University’s Teachers College and CUNY’s John Jay College, a requirement for their eventual state licensure. I have designed my practice to train therapists as well as provide affordable access to therapists to anyone who is interested in psychotherapy.
American Counseling Association (ACA)- Professional Member National Credentialing Academy (NCA)- Certified Family Therapist (CFT) World Professional Association for Transgender Health (Formerly HBIGDA)- Clinical Member Missouri State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) License # 2006022129 (Inactive) New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) License # 136 New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) License # 2337 Vermont State Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) License # 068.0073060 Vermont State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) License # 100.0073062 American Board of Sexology (ABS) Board Certified Clinical Sexologist- # 2657 National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) - National Certified Counselor (NCC) # 211463 University of Missouri in Kansas City- BA French (2000) Miami Institute of Psychology/Carlos Albizu University- MS Psychology (2002) American Academy of Clinical Sexologists/Maimonides University- PhD Clinical Sexology (2007)