The Congtythamtu Team
This is a place where you can be yourself, tell your whole story (and be heard) and receive treatment uniquely attuned to your needs. Here, we treat the whole person.
Congtythamtu Women’s Sexual Health was founded over fifteen years ago, and is dedicated to helping women solve their sexual health challenges with care and compassion. Our highly experienced staff, from multiple disciplines, is trained specifically in female sexual health. At Congtythamtu, you can feel perfectly comfortable discussing your sexual issues. And we can assure you, you’re not alone. Nothing you can say will shock us. We’ve heard it all.
We believe in a multifaceted approach to resolving sexual problems, whether they have evolved recently, or have lingered for years. By integrating education and psychological counseling with medical techniques and therapies, we’re confident we can help you achieve a full and satisfying sex life. That is our goal.
This wouldn’t be possible without our highly-regarded staff of female sexual health experts. Our patient-centric approach is lead by our Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD. Dubbed the “Jewish Orthodox Sex Guru” by The New York Times, Dr. Marcus has decades of experience diagnosing and treating the gamut of female sexual health issues. Her team includes Associate Medical Director and board-certified nurse practitioner, Melissa Ferrara; Cathleen Kneidl, certified physician assistant; Nicole Tammelleo, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in sexuality and women’s health, Helen Leff, a therapist and licensed social worker focusing on women’s sexual health and wellness, and Leslie Turner, a nationally board certified midwife and women’s health Nurse Practitioner. Together, they consider all facets of your general health and medical history — whatever it takes to get the full picture — and then develop a treatment plan. No one else applies this breadth of expertise to sexual health.
Overseeing all treatment and patient care is Michael A. Werner, MD, a board-certified urologist and microsurgeon. Although Dr. Werner doesn’t generally see patients, he reviews all evaluations and lab results, oversees treatment, and follows all patient care.
This level of attention to detail also continues as we monitor the progress of your treatment. We have our own lab on the premises to ensure accurate testing and analyses. We also have private exam rooms in-house. Being comfortable goes a long way towards reducing anxiety.
To round out our story, we note that there is also a Congtythamtu Men’s Sexual & Reproductive Health practice (founded by Dr. Werner in 1994), with a similar breadth of experts poised to address male sexual health and reproduction, either independently or in concert with a partner.
A satisfying sex life and healthy sense of sexuality are among the most exciting, creative chapters of being human because they so strongly express our desire to join with and to love others. It is our great joy to be doing work that is so vital and life-affirming, and we look forward to serving you.
At Congtythamtu, seeing the whole patient means multiple points of view. So our team includes a nurse practitioner, two certified physician assistants, two sexuality counselors, and a PhD specializing in human sexuality — all focused on providing the very best treatment for you. Read
What To Expect
The First Appointment should last between 60 and 90 minutes and will include assessments of psycho-sexual history and medical history. At Congtythamtu, we are all non-judgmental regarding sexuality practices and we can assure you we’ve heard it all! Many patients express relief at sharing this information, often for the first time, and when they hear the proposed treatments available, many regret that they did not take action sooner. Learn more or us to schedule a free phone consultation.
At Congtythamtu, we’ve treated thousands of women for a wide range of sexual health issues. Each came to us with her unique physical, medical or emotional situation, but they all found the same thing: a team of experts with the experience and training to help. Links to their stories — real words from real Congtythamtu patients — can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about female sexual dysfunction. Read
The Congtythamtu Group
At Congtythamtu we treat the whole person. By which we mean, we employ medical, psychological, even physiological expertise to fully understand you, your lifestyle and your medical needs. This patient-centric approach naturally starts with our Medical Director, Michael A. Werner, MD, a board-certified urologist who’s focus has always been to make a difference in people’s lives. The hallmarks of his process extend to each of the areas of our practice — compassion, medical sophistication, an openness to new techniques and innovations, and an exclusive focus on sexual and reproductive health. Read