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Tiger Devore, New York

February 7, 2011

Tiger Devore is an intersex activist and certified sex therapist working in New York.

“I have over 25 years of experience doing psychotherapy with all kinds of people. I do lots of work with healthy everyday people and couples who are experiencing problems in daily living or just dissatisfaction with quality of life, going through transitions as they age, change jobs, being in or out of relationship, going through separation, divorce, even death of a partner, or approaching dating after a loss.

I have many years of experience dealing with adjustment to long term disease, including many forms of cancer, AIDS/HIV, being dialysis dependent, or facing and living with organ transplant. My expertise as a certified sex therapist includes all forms of relationship counseling, as well as dealing with all forms of sexual dysfunction, including extensive knowledge of living well with reduced functioning, any form of fetish or alternative sexual practice or lifestyle, and the entire range of gender considerations, from hermaphroditism to sex reassignment.

I have worked in sex research clinics at both the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical School and the Human Sexuality Program at UCLA, wrote a sex education program that was adopted by counseling center and health center staffs at the university and college level nationally, worked for NIH as a crisis counselor at their AIDS treatment and evaluation center at UCLA, even worked with incarcerated sex offenders and been an expert witness in court.

I have been sought out by all forms of media as an expert. I have appeared on television as a sex and relationship expert on the Today show, Oprah, Dr OZ, Montel, Sally, Leeza and others. I have appeared in documentaries for Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic television, New Zealand State television, the Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and BBC. Some of these documentaries have been shown in film festivals around the world, with two of them, Intersexions, and XXXY, winning the highest awards. I have been on many radio shows, including several interviews with Howard Stern. I have been quoted in most popular print magazines, from Men’s Fitness to Cosmopolitan, the Wall Street Journal, and Dan Savage’s “Savage Love”. I have been an activist and advocate for the rights of people disabled by HIV as well as a range of people who are considered to be sexually different from the mainstream for the last 30 years.

I love my work, and love seeing the people I work with live well. You will not waste your time in psychotherapy with me.” — Tiger Devore