Voyeurism Treatment in NYC
I can help people with voyeuristic disorder change the offense facilitating thinking that created this behavior. If they were apprehended and suffered those consequences, I can help them rebuild their life post-arrest.
Voyeurism is a paraphilic disorder. It is interest in observing unsuspecting people while they undress, are nude, or are engaged in sexual acts. The interest is usually more in the act of viewing, rather than about the particular victim being watched, although the thinking and behavior can be focused on one particular person for an extended episode. The point of voyeurism is that the person being watched doesn’t know. The victim is where they have an expectation of privacy, typically a bathroom, or changing area.
Voyeuristic disorder is a very strong and very persistent disorder, that needs the most skilled clinician to keep clients re-offense free for life. I have extensive experience in this, and I help my clients understand and control their disorder, and confidently remake a full life for themselves.
Modern Voyeurism and its impact
Voyeurism pornography, rather than satisfying the disorder, actually makes it much worse. Your brain and unconscious get programmed by these videos to think the voyeur will have the same outcome as the man in the video, when this is not the reality.
Internet videos promoting this behavior “teach” consciously and unconsciously, that the offender will not be apprehended, or even that victims will like it. They can also lead a person acting out this behavior.
“Spy cams” and “covert” electronics have added a new methods to what was once an in-person behavior.
The cameras that this writer sees for sale and that I have seen my clients use, to “covertly” surveil victims, are so obviously surveillance cameras, that the disorder is present in the buying/shopping stage of the offense build up. Only a person with a disorder would think these cameras are “covert”. Anyone that thinks a poor quality home electronic, put in a very awkward spot “will pass”, has a disorder, and can’t see what the rest of us can see.
I provide telehealth to New York, California, Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and Utah, please call me at 718-208-6135 and we can discuss if I am the correct expert for you. I intake clients quickly, most of the time the same week I’m called, sometimes even the same day. No need to settle for the generic therapist in your area; you can see me from anywhere.
James Foley LCSW-R