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Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement with the International Paruresis Association has been life-changing. First, it provided me with proper treatment for my paruresis. Then, it gave me an opportunity through board service to pay it forward to others who suffer similarly; this has been a treasure to me.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has changed my life and the life of so many who have been lucky enough to find its website, thus beginning the recovery process from avoidant paruresis.

I have been increasingly involved with the IPA since I first attended a workshop in 2001. In fact, I ran their most recent workshop. Those of us who have been profoundly helped by the IPA tend to stick around and help in any way we can, as we know how difficult it can be to thrive with paruresis. As an organization, we strive to be a user-friendly resource for all affected by paruresis.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been affiliated with the IPA for 15 years and they have been great years for me--years in which I have been in a constant state of improvement and recovery from avoidant paruresis. My association with the IPA has quite literally given me areas of my life back--I can travel more comfortably, and my day-to-day stress levels are markedly less than they were before I discovered the IPA. I happily support the IPA as they have supported me all these years!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for International Paruresis Association, Inc., Catonsville, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is frequently the first-line resource available to individuals suffering from avoidant paruresis. It provides a free webboard for the public to share their stories about suffering with, and recovering from, this frequently debilitating and shame-inducing symptom. The organization also operates workshops to aid recovery efforts at many cities throughout the USA--and recently in a few foreign cites as well.
As a psychotherapist who helps to treat this condition, most of my clients have come to me after seeing their condition labelled for the first time ever. Seeing that they are alone in their suffering has a normalizing effect and is an intervention in and of itself.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field