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Our Founders

Dr. Ditza Katz team member Women's Therapy Center

Ditza Katz, PT, PhD

 

Ditza Katz, PT, Ph.D., is the founder of Women’s Therapy Center, a practice specializing in urogynecologic rehabilitation, treatment of female sexual dysfunction, breast & female cancer rehabilitation, and management of somatic disorders.

Dr. Katz holds an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy, a Master’s degree in Pastoral Psychology & Counseling, a doctorate in Clinical Sexology, and clinical training in manual therapy and urogynecology.

Dr. Katz is a Diplomate with the American Board of Sexology, Professor at the American Academy of Clinical Sexology located in Orlando, Florida, and the only physical therapist in the USA who is a clinical sexologist.

Together, Drs. Katz and Tabisel pioneered the DiRoss Methodologysm, a successful intervention for vaginismus and dyspareunia, for which they have become known worldwide.

They are the recipients of the Erwin J. Haberle Award in Clinical Sexology (2002).

Ross team member Women's Therapy Center

Ross Lynn Tabisel, LCSW, PhD

 

Ross Lynn Tabisel, LCSW, PhD, is Co-Director of the Women’s Therapy Center and a Diplomate with the American Board of Sexology.

She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, a Post – Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy in New York, a doctorate in Clinical Sexology, and Certificate Training in the area of Sexual Abuse.

Dr. Tabisel is the first Social Worker to be accepted as a member of the American Urogynecologic Society and of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the merit of her expertise. She is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, and Clinical Professor with the American Academy of Clinical Sexology located in Orlando, Florida.

Together, Drs. Katz and Tabisel pioneered the DiRoss Methodologysm, a successful intervention for vaginismus and dyspareunia, for which they have become known worldwide.

They are the recipients of the Erwin J. Haberle Award in Clinical Sexology (2002).

Our Staff

Lauren team member Women's Therapy Center

Lauren Stietzle, PT, DPT

Lauren Stietzle graduated from Marist College, NY with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University, NY.

As she went through her Physical Therapy rotations, Lauren discovered a passion for helping women with urogynocologic and somatic disorders. From that point forward, Dr. Stietzle dedicated her future goals to helping women in a way that will heal the body as well as the mind.

Dr. Stietzle is eager to continue the use of her skills and passion in this line of work and further her knowledge about female sexual dysfunction.

Beth team member Women's Therapy Center

Beth Diamond, LCSW

“What lies before us, and what lies behind us, is not nearly as important as what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a psychotherapist, Beth works with individuals and with couples, guiding their healing by bringing out the best of what lies within them.

Perceiving therapy as a journey she shares with her patients, Beth views them as a ‘whole,’ encompassing their physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects into one being, while creating a safe and emphatic therapeutic environment for their process.

Beth received her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University, is licensed in the State of New York and is a member in good standing of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) and of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Beth brings many years of experience supporting people in all stages of life during their times of crisis, change, sorrow, and joy.  Her professional focus is on intervention for panic/anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem issues, sex therapy, and life’s transitions.

Sam women's therapy center team member

Samantha Stietzle, Office Manager

Samantha (Sam) is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly, and for overseeing administrative support.  She is highly professional, knowledgeable, and with a solid experience in managing and schedule our office operation. 

Sam is often the first person a patient talks to when they contact us to schedule an appointment or to inquire about our services.  She has the ability, in her kind and attentive ways, to make them feel at ease about the intimate nature of our services, and to reassure them that they are in the right place.  

Additionally, Sam is excellent at navigating insurance details, such as benefits, exceptions, claim submission, appeals, etc.  She works with insurance companies to find any possibility for reimbursement so as to alleviate that stress for the patient.

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