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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Health, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: The International Paruresis Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cure Paruresis (shy bladder) and improve the lives of all people affected.

Target demographics: Anyone and everyone suffering from paruresis.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Shy Bladder Center, Worldwide IPA Support Groups, and Prisoners with Paruresis

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have two Masters Degrees and am successful in life. Great wife, job, kids. . . I have it all. I however have been controlled by one specific anxiety my whole life. This group helps and is doing very important work with very meaningful consequences for millions of people like me. In my situation, drug testing, which is required, is my worse nightmare even though I have never done any drugs in my life. anyway, this is a great nonprofit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of people! They really helped me to help my son (he has shy bladder) who is in prison. So thankful that my son can use a "dry cell" for his scheduled drug testing. Thank you IPA!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I PA gives hope to those of us struggling with shy bladder. It's often a lifelong struggle, and we can use all the support we can get with this humiliating, misunderstood condition.

Don_7

Client Served

Rating: 5

As I said in a previous review a few years ago, the process of getting free from shy bladder is a long one, and IPA has been with me every step of the way. They really understand the problem and have developed an effective workshop-based program for overcoming it. It has been little short of a miracle - still unfolding!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had a shy bladder for over 50 years, and it was a constant source of worry. My first workshop with IPA and Steve Soifer in Detroit in about 2000 was a revelation; I discovered I was not alone, and that there was a solution to my problem. I have been to many workshops, and many practice sessions with a Toronto group, and the improvement has been amazing - and relieving! Don W

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is amazing. They really put 110% into getting results and constantly striving to give those of us who suffer from paruresis a life we did not think was attainable. I cannot thank them enough for how they have helped me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Like many people who suffer from shy bladder syndrome, which makes it difficult or even impossible to urinate in public, I thought I was alone and without hope of overcoming my condition until I discovered IPA. The organization provides a support community, educational materials, and workshops, all of which have been very helpful to me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization exceeds all expectations when it comes to serving its clients which I am one of. The work they do is truly amazing!!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My life has improved tremendously sense I started doing the workshops. I was seldom able to use a public restroom, or a bathroom at home if anyone was near the door.
I am now able to travel and seldom find it difficult to use public restrooms, including airplanes,boats, and trains.
Thank You
Kevin

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped me know I was not alone with my condition - and that was worth more than gold!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I read Dr. Soifer's book, met 3 of the members of a local branch of IPA, and finally attended an IPA workshop together with about 20 other attendees who suffered from Shy Bladder Syndrome. Dr. Soifer is a compassionate educator and leader who helps people cope with and overcome SBS and the fear, shame and anxiety attached to it. IPA has helped me tremendously!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization and it staff have helped make dealing with shy bladder so much more possible. I thank God they exist to support those who endure this invisible condition.