Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the director of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project, and a private practitioner working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He provides psychotherapy services that address trauma, cross addiction, hypersexual behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual orientation confusion. He also functions as an Adjunct Professor for the Social Work Department at Iona College, Rutgers University and Touro college. He teaches courses on Trauma, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy and Group Psychotherapy and Psychodynamics In Clinical Social Work Practice. Dr. Crocker is the chair of the NYSSCSW-Met Chapter Committtee on Sexuality and Gender.
Dr. Crocker holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. He holds two Post-Graduate Certificates; one in Advanced Clinical Social Work and Individual Psychotherapy and the other in Group Psychotherapy as well as training at the Object Relations Institute. His graduate and postgraduate training has included a focus on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sexual trauma, compulsivity and aggression. Additionally, he has received training at the Sexual Abuse, Addiction and Aggression Training and Treatment Institute (SATTI) in New York City. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between hypersexual behavior and attachment disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Social Work Practice and the Addiction, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015.
Dr. Crocker has provided clinical services for over twenty years working in a variety of human service agencies and mental health clinics. He worked in the field of trauma and abuse for over ten years which has included his tenure as the Director of the Lexington Child Abuse and Disabilities Program and as the past Chair of the Queens Borough President’s Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment. Dr. Crocker was also honored in April 2007 by the Child Abuse Prevention Program as a Community Hero for his work as the Director of the New York City Abuse and Disabilities Program In Jackson Heights Queens.
Dr. Crocker is a State Education Department Approved Trainer on Child Abuse Identification and Reporting. He has developed several training modules on abuse intervention, working with trauma survivors and diagnosing and treating sexual compulsivity. He continues to provide consulting services to several agencies throughout New York City as well as directing the day-to-day activities of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project.
Kelly Moylan, LCSW is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of codependency. Anyone effected by another person’s addiction, mental or physical illness can develop self-destructive, codependent behavior patterns in their relationships. Due to the intensity of focus on the addiction or illness, the pain of codependency is often overlooked. Ms. Moylan consults with the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project to offer treatment focused on recovery from codependency.
Ms. Moylan has been a practicing clinician for 19 years in a number of mental health and medical settings. She has been in private practice for 8 years working with individuals, couples and groups and treats adults as well as adolescents. She has also offered clinical services to corporations through Employee Assistance Programs and has taught and counseled in schools.
Ms. Moylan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University and an MSW from New York University. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers, the NY State Society for Clinical Social Workers, the Women’s Mental Health Consortium and the Psychotherapy and Training Collective of NY.
Josh Wolf-Powers, MBA, LMSW, is a psychotherapist who specializes in sexuality, attachment, and trauma. He is a certified clinical trauma professional, and is pursuing psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society of New York. He has worked with a wide range of people facing a wide variety of problems – problems including shame, compulsion, out-of-control behaviors, depression, anxiety, and histories of trauma and abuse. He is caring and non-judgmental, and has a longstanding mindfulness meditation practice, which informs his practice.
Prior to being a therapist, Mr. Wolf-Powers was a successful private equity investor. He co-founded Blue Wolf Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm that makes control equity investments in companies facing financial stress and/or organizational dysfunction, as well as those with substantial labor union and/or government involvement. He also worked in government, managing the investment of public pension funds. The skills he used in his previous career – listening; hearing not just what is said, but what is meant, and what is felt; and helping people identify and implement solutions to their complex problems – are the same skills he brings to bear in his clinical work.
Mr. Wolf-Powers brings a unique perspective to his clinical work as a result of his career on Wall Street, and is particularly adept at working with people who work in competitive and highly demanding professional environments.
Andrew Erdman, LCSW is a psychotherapist with extensive experience in individual and family therapy. He has been trained in psychodynamic techniques, Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and the Need-Adapted Treatment Model (NATM, also called Open Dialogue). Andrew’s work is deeply informed by object relations and attachment perspectives; fostering a safe holding environment for clients with out-of-control sexual behaviors and other clinical disturbances is central to his approach. Andrew completed a two-year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. Andrew has worked for several community-based mental health programs including Jewish Board and the Visiting Nurse Service of NY where he provided psychotherapy for families in the child welfare system and for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Andrew spent ten years helping to launch a successful internet startup that measured viewer response to television programming and advertising; the company was eventually acquired by a major media research company. Andrew also holds a Ph.D. in theater studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Andrew has written two books and published multiple articles including his most recent article on “The Powerless Therapist and the Helpless Borderline: Acceptance, Aloneness, and Dyadic Joining”.
A note about our training, and certification:
We are expert in working with some combination of sex, sexuality, out-of-control sexual behavior, “sex addiction,” and the issues that arise for partners of people facing these challenges. We are sex therapists and sex addiction therapists. But none of the therapists at the SAT Project is a “certified sex addiction therapist” or “CSAT®.” To read about how we treat sex addiction, click here. And to read more about why, in spite of thousands of hours of experience working with sex addictions, we have declined to call ourselves CSATs, click here.