Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW

Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW

  • Associate Adjunct Professor

Programs I Teach

Education

  • PhD, Human Sexuality (2011)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MEd, Human Sexuality (2008)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MSW, Social Work (2008)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

Damon Constantinides, PhD, LCSW (he/him) provides individual, relationship, and sex therapy through his private practice and is a therapist and co-founder at Relationship and Sex Therapy Collective in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in working with trans and gender-non-conforming teens and young adults. He provided individual counseling and co-facilitated a support group for transgender youth for eight years at The Attic Youth Center, an LGBTQ center for youth.

Damon works from social justice, narrative, and relational perspectives and centralizes a larger vision of freedom from oppression in his clinical work. Trained as both a clinical social worker and a sexuality educator, Damon also provides supervision, consultation, and training to other mental health care providers. He is an adjunct professor at Widener University where he teaches graduate level clinical sex therapy classes and previously taught as an adjunct professor at Community College of Philadelphia teaching an undergraduate human sexuality class.

Damon has presented about best practices with trans and gender non-conforming populations at regional and national conferences including The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Conference, the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality Trans Symposium, Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, and Gender Conference East. He is co-author/editor of Sex Therapy with Erotically Marginalized Clients: Nine Principles of Clinical Support.

Damon is excited to be a part of the curriculum development and training for the Advanced Training in Affirmative Therapy for Transgender Communities. As a trans therapist who is committed to supporting trans communities there were very few clinical resources or supports when he began his career. He envisions this training to be what he wished he had had - a combination of foundational information from seasoned therapists and ongoing group supervision to apply new knowledge and skills. He believes that the year long supervision component is crucial to application, community building, and professional growth and makes this training unique in the field.