Are you a Muslim suffering from unwanted same sex lust?
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We provide these contacts to help self determined adults in their own work. These are coaches or counsellors which the community has found helpful in addressing their same sex lust. The individuals listed below are not endorsed by Strong Support or guarantee of our mission and vision.
Rich Wyler, Certified Life Coach
Higher Path Life Coaching
and Founder & Director, Brothers on a Road Less Traveled
firstname.lastname@example.org (for individual life coaching)
email@example.com (for questions related to Brothers on a Road Less Traveled or Journey Into Manhood)
Rich is a certified life coach with extensive real-world experience in helping men overcome pornography addictions and address internal conflicts over same-sex attractions, starting with his own healing journey in the 1990s. In 2000, he founded People Can Change (now Brothers on a Road Less Traveled) and in 2002 created its powerful Journey Into Manhood experiential personal-growth weekend. He later created the Journey Continues follow-up weekend and co-created A Wife’s Healing Journey, a weekend supporting women who are married to SSA men.
Building on his skills and experience in facilitating dramatic personal breakthroughs, Rich established Higher Path Life Coaching and began coaching professionally in 2005. Rich has years of experience in 12-Step recovery work and serving in a senior facilitator role with various organizations that focus on deep inner-healing and personal-growth work: Adventure in Manhood, Noble Man, and weekends by Healing for the Soul, among others.
Rich received his life-coaching certification through the Coach Training Alliance in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications (public relations) from Brigham Young University. He is the father of a young-adult daughter and son. Widowed in 2006, he remarried in 2010 and lives with his wife in Virginia, USA. You can read about his own experience in therapy at “A Change of Heart.”
Bruce R. Gold, Certified Professional Coach
Private practice in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Collegeville Healing Center
Bruce has trained in modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Shadow Awareness, Imago Therapy, Co-Dependency, Touch Therapy, Voice Dialogue and Shiatsu bodywork. Bruce has extensive experience leading short and long-term men’s and couple’s groups since 1993. He offers counseling on an individual basis for men, women and families addressing addiction, co-dependency, anger, shame and loss, sexual abuse and gender issues. Additionally, Bruce works with clients dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.
Bruce has been an active participant in various 12 step recovery groups since 1984. Bruce has been a certified co-leader in an intense men’s initiation weekend that invites men to forge a deep conscious connection between head and heart, and that supports men in developing lives of integrity, accountability, and connection to feeling. He has facilitated or led workshops throughout the Northern Hemisphere and Europe. Currently, Bruce maintains a full-time coaching practice in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where he works with individuals, couples, families and groups. Bruce specializes in personal empowerment by teaching and modeling strength through vulnerability, creating safe and passionate moments of healing.
David H. Pickup, MA, LMFT
Private practice with offices in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA
David holds a master’s degree in psychology and is completing doctoral studies in psychology at CalSouthern University. He is licensed in California and Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. David underwent an extensive internship and training with the creator of Reparative Therapy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi at Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic. He now operates his own private practices in Encino, Calif. and Dallas, Texas.
His practices consist almost entirely of same-sex attracted men who seek orientation change. David is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association, and he holds training courses in Reparative Therapy for licensed counselors and ministers. He often speaks about Reparative Therapy on news shows and for churches and men’s groups. David holds to the belief that authentic manhood and the fulfillment of same-sex emotional needs is a marvelous and healing experience.
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr.,
Ph.D., 2009, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Nicolosi, Jr. is the founder of the Reintegrative Therapy Association. A licensed clinical psychologist, he is the clinical director of the for-profit organization, The Breakthrough Clinic, which focuses on addiction disorders through the use of treatments that are faster, more gentle and more effective than most conventional treatments.
Dr Julie Hamilton
P.O. Box 1382
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402
Dr. Hamilton is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in south Florida. She is a former Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Graduate Counseling Psychology Department of Palm Beach Atlantic University (2004-2009). Dr. Hamilton speaks in a variety of contexts on issues related to marriage, family life, and spiritual growth. She has presented clinical workshops both locally and nationally on integrating therapy and spirituality, how faith helps during times of crisis, and issues related to homosexuality. In addition, Dr. Hamilton conducts seminars for pastors and Christian leaders on the origins of homosexuality and how to minister to homosexuals. She has produced a video entitled, Homosexuality 101: Where Does it Come From, Is Change Possible, and How Should Christians Respond? She is also the co-editor of The Handbook of Therapy for Unwanted Homosexual Attractions: A Guide to Treatment. Dr. Hamilton is the 2009-2011 President of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), and she is a former president of the Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Robert Vazzo, LMFT
Phone: (800) 249-3501, (818) 482-6083
Robert Vazzo received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California and was inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi in 2004. Mr. Vazzo completed his clinical internship at the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California, where he worked with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a pioneer in working with men with unwanted same-sex attraction. In addition to providing marital and family therapy, his professional interests include working with men, many of whom present with issues such as ego dystonic homosexuality, transvestic fetishism, hebephilia/ephebophilia and pedophilia as well as pornography addiction and personality disorders. Mr. Vazzo speaks French fluently, has lived and worked in France, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey and maintains an active interest in multicultural counseling. Robert Vazzo is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, and the Mankind Project. As a Christian, Mr. Vazzo’s personal philosophy is “Live life from your True Self and Witness the Creative Power of God.”
Unfortunately, Strong Support is unaware of Muslim Mental Health Professionals in the specific field of addressing same sex lust. However, there is support available from Muslim circles, contact us for more information.