William D. Petok, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
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About Dr. Petok




Certifications and Licensures
  • Licensed Psychologist, Maryland
  • National Register of Health Providers in Psychology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Sexology
Professional Affiliations
  • Maryland Psychological Association, Fellow
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association of Sex Therapists, Educators and Counselors
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Bill Petok earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1978. Before entering full time independent practice, he worked as a psychologist in the public sector in both Baltimore and Anne Arundel County. His postdoctoral training includes a year at the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. and an externship at Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital in the Sexual Dysfunctions Clinic. His practice focuses on the problems that individuals, couples and families experience in daily life, including anxiety, depression, stress, marital and family relationships. He also has several areas of special expertise: Sex Therapy and Counseling for Fertility Problems.

Dr. Petok has been teaching physicians about human sexuality since 1984 when he began training OB/GYNs at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital residency program. He is a frequent speaker to health care professionals around the country on topics related to the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

Another major focus of his work has been in the field of infertility. He is a past chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the only organization of mental health providers who specialize in the treatment of individuals and couples dealing with fertility related problems. A current board member of the American Fertility Association, he chairs the Association's Nominating Committee.  He is a former member (2004 - 2010) of the Mental Health Advisory Board of RESOLVE . Dr. Petok is also on the Executive Council of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

Dr. Petok is an associate editor of Post Graduate Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on the editorial board of Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause. He has published both in journals and book chapters on sexuality and fertility related matters.
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