The mission of the Institute for Sexual Wellness is twofold:

To provide comprehensive assessment and treatment services to individuals with paraphilias and/or problematic sexual behaviors in an effort to increase their well-being.

To provide assessment, treatment, consultation, and training services in an effort to prevent sexual violence and keep individuals and communities safe.

Our Team

Renee Sorrentino MD

Dr. Sorrentino is the medical director at the Institute for Sexual Wellness and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sorrentino is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with paraphilias.

Kate Peretti PsyD.

Kaitlyn Peretti, PsyD. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in sexual violence prevention through the treatment, evaluation, and management of adult sex offenders.   Dr. Peretti has over 10 years of clinical experience with this population and has provided clinical services for survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence.

Brooke Berard, Psy.D.

Brooke Berard, Psy.D. is a forensically-trained licensed psychologist with experience and focus on the prevention of sexual violence. Dr. Berard has experience overseeing risk assessments, treatment planning, staff training and supervision, and program development.

Adam Brown Ph.D.

Adam Brown, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York. He specializes in the prevention of sexual abuse with a focus on the assessment and treatment of adolescent and young adult sexual abusers.

Jessica Blanding, LICSW

Jessica Blanding, LICSW specializes in the prevention of sexual abuse with a focus on the assessment and treatment of adult male sexual abusers.

Kelly Falkowski

Kelly Falkowski is the administrative assistant at ISW. Please contact her for any administrative or scheduling questions.

About The Institute

Dr. Sorrentino founded the Institute for Sexual Wellness in July 2006. The assessment, treatment, consultation, and training services delivered at the Institute are intended to increase clients’ well-being, improve sexual health, and keep individuals and communities safe.

ISW has developed and maintained collaborative relationships with and provided services to numerous state and community agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, the Massachusetts Department of Probation, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Department of Correction, the Committee for Public Counsel Services, psychiatric facilities in the New England area.