Health and Wellness (non M.D.)
For your life….
Interested in solutions for your personal life or business without having to hide your kink? I’m kink knowledgeable. You can expect a non-judgmental partnership where we will find your answers together.
A breakdown of my practice is:
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Feel free to email me or give me a call, 718-662-6572.
Catherine Gross is a multi-certified/credentialed International Federation Coach (ICF). The ICF evaluates coaching skills independent of paid coaching schools to ensure quality and expertise. She is also a founding Board Certified Coach, a certified Mentor Coach and a graduate of University of Florida (Psy). If you’re seeking a coach, seek quality.
I’ve been coaching since the 90s. I am fully insured and adhere to best business practices. I have been able to refine my skills in many areas and enjoy a varied private practice. Striving for excellence is a life long pursuit and a joy.
I provide a non-judgmental partnership with my clients to lessen pain, shift their emotional blocks, and create a feeling of self-determined living.
Catherine Gross successfully lobbied the NCSF in 2007 to include coaches in their KAP listing and was successful in 2008 in gaining inclusion for coaches.
“I was referred to her. She keeps it real. I feel empowered and could not have said that a year ago. I feel settled and less nervous. I found the missing pieces.” Nicole, Philly
“I recommend her. I have done 12 sessions with her. Each time I realized something new. I have made changes and my relationships (even with family) are better.” JJ, Atlanta
|All sessions are done via telephone and my clients are world wide. We can easily work out a schedule that fits your life and work needs.|
Discover the effectiveness of an experienced body-based therapist for individuals and couples with life and relationship problems. Bonding Psychotherapy incorporates the power of touch and emotional expression to release historic blockages, and liberate energy for personal and relationship growth. This is different from bodywork as there is no massage table in our offices. Individual and couples therapy are complemented with group therapy sessions which incorporate therapeutic touch and deep emotional expression. Together, these modalities help people to release and discover useful emotional material that can be consolidated with the talk therapy. The focus is on the emotional body, as well as the mind. 30 Years of Private Practice with Individuals, Couples and Groups. LCSW-C Masters in Education Bonding Psychotherapy Teaching FellowFamily Constellation Facilitator30 Years of Meditation, Mindfulness and YogaTrained in Gestalt, Substance Abuse Treatment, Child and Family Therapy, Couples and Group Therapy. Experienced in Recovery Treatment and Trauma Recovery.My clients have always included diversity in sexual identity, orientation and relationship styles. On insurance: I am reimbursable, panels pending – please inquire.
We all experience growth, change, challenges, surprises, and our own personal struggles—it’s part of being human. Fortunately, we also share the ability to do something in these situations. The fact that you’re reading this right now shows you’re capable of making new choices and taking action to change your life. ?Whether you’re seeking clarity, a new direction, or ways to handle some of life’s harsher moments, I’m here to help youmove forward.
Irene Greene MSED / 2100 First Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55404 612.874.6442 www.irenegreene.com firstname.lastname@example.orgFINALLY – A Relationship Workshop for kink/Poly/LGBTQ folks. Facilitated by Irene Greene. May 7, 2016, Minneapolis. Contact me if interested. Over 30 years experience. Individual counseling. Counseling with relationships of all kinds: Poly BM/Ds fetish lifestyle, LGBTQIA. Issues: relationship & intimacy, healthy communication. Anxiety, depression, stress. PTSD, abuse & trauma healing. Sexuality, gender & sexual identity. Self-esteem. Sex-positive. Non-judgmental. Confidential HIPPA protected. Relationship Workshops: communication & intimacy. LGBTQ, and kinky lifestyle folks welcome.Trainings and consultation to mental health professionals
Many people have found that they thrive in relationship structures that stretch beyond what dominant culture deems “traditional.” Exploring sex and sexuality can bring a variety of unique challenges to sense of self and relatoinship. Whether you are in the beginning stages of exploration with a primary partner or you are in an established poly relationship, we can work together to confront vulnerabilities, the dynamics of power and control, and the communication breakdowns that are a part of all relationships. Our therapeutic work can assist in addressing these concerns within the primary couple or your extended relationship structure.
I work with leather/power-exchange sex as one of the varied manifestations of the male soul, focusing on its unique meaning for the man/men involved. It’s my privilege to work as an ally to other men and to the male soul. I take a male-affirmative approach to counseling and therapy, looking to uncover and honor a man’s often unrecognized gifts and accomplishments. Gay or straight (or unlabeled), older or younger, partnered or single, men face a lot of challenges in our lives, and our society complicates them by sending us very mixed messages. We are supposed to be more caring and sensitive and we are also supposed to "man up." The woes of the world are somehow our fault because we’re just too…male. And men who don’t fit the standard model feel like outsiders. All this adds to the confusion when we develop stressful problems with our sexual lives, our jobs, our relationships or our own habits, thoughts and emotions (and yes, men do have emotions!).Having a respectful, thoughtful and confidential ally can help.I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #MFC37350.My basic therapeutic orientation is rooted in the work of CG Jung.
Telehealth. Online Private Practice: I offer sex-positive, sexuality counseling, coaching and education. Also hypnotism for sexual concerns and autogenic training. Sexological hypnosis can help manage stress and promote wellness for people dealing with pelvic organ prolapse, erection difficulties, orgasm difficulties, painful sex, desire levels, body image, guilt and shame, sexual self confidence, etc. I also teach erotic hypnosis classes online for individuals, couples, multiples.
Hypnosis for health and wellness, stress relief, complementary assistance with certain medical conditions, smoking cessation, weight management, etc. Medical hypnosis for pre- and post-surgeries, dental work.
LGBTQIA+ aware and welcoming. Very trans/nonbinary/gender-diverse aware and welcoming. Kink aware, polyam and other diversity aware and welcoming.
AASECT-certified sexuality counselor (2012-present). Certified hypnotist (2008-present). Certified Hypnosis Instructor (2013-present). In practice since 2008.
Relocating to Oregon in 2020.
Hello. I help you live the life you truly want. The NLP changework we use is like installing software updates for your brain. How many old outdated programs (from childhood, from parents and society) are still running for you in there? Let’s update the way your brain experiences yourself, your life, and the world. My work is especially good for creating changes around sex and sexuality, including: releasing sexual shame embracing your kinks having more satisfying sexual experiences Sessions are conducted either in person in San Francisco, or remotely by phone or Skype. Curious to learn more? Go to nlpsanfrancisco.com and book a free consultation call.
Hi Everyone, We’re a collective of sex-positive and kink-knowledgeable therapists. We do individual therapy, couples therapy, sex therapy, and psychotherapy with erotic minority people (i.e. kinky people, poly families, etc.). Each clinician has a different level of experience, making us a well-rounded group of professionals. We’re the only kinky therapists in the Coachella Valley and we have the only AASECT-certified Sex Therapist in the desert. Our specialties include: negotiating kink and poly boundaries, and discovering your kink identity. Dr. Winston Wilde, LMFT (MFC39060) and AASECT-certified Sex Therapist Nina Ruedas, MFT Registered Intern (IMF67572) Ryan Rickert, LMFT (MFC49703) Terry Cummings, LCSW (14741)
Indigo Mental Health is an open and affirming psychotherapy practice welcoming the diversity of the Seattle community. I have experience counseling and supporting the specific needs of adults, families and young adults with compassion and a deep respect for the unique experiences that color our lives.I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, trained to provide in-depth psychotherapy, specialized in treating clients experiencing sexual issues, as well as being experienced in working with the poly, sex positive, and kink communities.Many of us have worked through the coming out process, found our authentic sexual expressions, and are comfortable with our sexual orientation and gender identity. However, we often remain concerned about professionals who may not be accepting or culturally aware. I provide a warm and supportive environment for those who are kinky, polyamorous, identify as sex positive, or as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexed and questioning. It is my desire to create an environment that can help you to address and recover from emotional issues while affirming your unique identity.
Now accepting new Skype and phone clients! Being an out queer&trans politicized healer means that I adamantly believe that pathology and healing are completely contradictory. Finding a new therapist who is the right fit can be tricky. Finding a new therapist who you don’t have to educate on your identity, your relationship, your life experience or the various institutions that impact your life can be near impossible. You live amidst family and community practices, public and private institutions and broader social norms that support and perpetuate violence and domination. Isn’t it critical to have a healer who has a deep analysis of the ways those practices, institutions and norms operate and what it takes to heal within them? As a somatic healer, I use the body because I think it can make us infinitely more successful at changing engrained patterns. Often times as brilliant smart humans, we can describe our own life histories and stumbling blocks to precise detail. Sometimes we can even describe the things we want to be doing instead. However changing patterns and creating new practices seems completely out of reach. For people who survived trauma and oppression, centering our work in the body will also give you information about how to live in the present moment. You will build capacity to recover from hardwired survival strategies like fight, flight, freeze that often put the needs for safety and survival at odds with the needs for connection. You will never be able to think your way out of trauma but the body gives us other strategies to build tools to access safety and connection. Sustainable relevant healing becomes possible and attainable.
Tried counseling and felt disappointed, frustrated, and/or misunderstood? Does the idea of "being in therapy" not appeal to you? There is another way: Personal Development Mentoring. Personal Development Mentoring is a peer-mentoring process that takes the judgment out of the interaction completely by focusing on what you want your life to be like, then figuring out how to get there. All in the comfort of your own home (or a private space in a public library, if you aren’t comfortable meeting in your home). In addition, the Personal Development Mentor is available by phone, email, and/or text for consultation outside of the weekly session, when you need help most–in the moment of one of your life’s challenges. Personal Development Mentoring emphasizes a non-judgmental, natural-consequences approach, which can help an individual recognize, evaluate, and change the thoughts that lead to goal-impeding behavior. While Personal Development Mentoring has its basis in cognitive-behavior therapy, the method is both less than and more than traditional counseling/therapy, and helps you find new ways of achieving the life you want to live by looking at things from a different perspective, and, thus, seeing a new path to build that life. Not counseling. Not therapy. Real help–without judgment–that works. Gretchen Alder, founder and practitioner of Personal Development Mentoring, has been exploring this method of helping people for the past seven years, and has a wide variety of success stories of the benefit of Personal Development Mentoring. She has earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2001, Certification in Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Certification Association in 2011, and a Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. Her experience working in the social services field motivated her to develop Personal Development Mentoring, which she describes as “not walking ahead of you and pulling you; not walking behind you and pushing you; but walking beside you and pointing out things you might not see along the way.” She uses both her education and personal life experience–within and outside of the LGBTQ, Kink, Swinger, and Polyamory communities–to act as a mentor for those who are finding life’s challenges to be overwhelming. New Mind Paradigm is the non-profit organization that supports both the research and practice of Personal Development Mentoring. Its unique donation-only system is structured to help those in greatest need regardless of ability to pay; as such it bills no insurance organizations, but accepts donations from those it serves and from the general public. Interested? Send an email to email@example.com to set up a 30-minute consultation.
It takes courage and creativity to shape your life according to what works best for you, and it helps to have a therapist who understands your context.I am a sex-positive, LBGTQAI-affirmative therapist. I work with individuals and partners to explore issues of fidelity and self-expression in relationship constellations from monogamy to polyamory and kink. I help people recover from setbacks, address trauma, decrease anxiety, build resilience, and create authentic and enjoyable lives.Please call or e-mail to set up a consultation. My web site is: keefecounseling.com.
How I Work
I am a sex-positive, BDSM and Kink-knowledgeable professionally qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and am familiar working with a wide range of relationship models and gender dynamics. I work with people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including individuals from queer, poly and kink communities, sex workers, and people who identify across the gender spectrum. I provide a supportive, non-judgemental space in the City of London and online.
I offer both short and long-term, therapy and counselling to help individuals, couples and groups involved with alternative sexual lifestyles and relationships who want to explore issues associated with their choices. I do not work with my clients to discourage any consensual, healthy sexual practices. As a kink-positive therapist this means that you can reveal and share aspects of your sexuality safe in the knowledge that they will be accepted as a normal healthy part of your life.
I hold UKCP accreditation and BACP, BPC & BPS membership.
Kink Aware Therapy Experience
- Anxiety & Stress
- Body anxieties
- Family conflicts or estrangement
- Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity (GSRD)
- Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorder, Gender Incongruence
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
- Self-esteem or confidence issues
- Sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction
- Sex work
With Shanna as your sex coach and relationship counselor,you have someone who is able to help you explore, define and embrace your sexuality in a safe, open-minded, shame-free, affirming environment. Whether you are trying to process your gender and/or sexual identity, understand some of your desires, communicate your wants and needs to your partner (s), try something new to spice up your love life, or adapt to new/challenging situations, Shanna can help. Not only is she a board certified sexologist with her Master’s in Human Sexuality, and is a member of AASECT (the American Association of Sex Educators,Counselors and Therapists) and SSSS (the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality), but she also has numerous resources on hand. From books and videos to connections with sexuality educators and therapists all over the world, she is excited to work with you (with or without your partner/s) to help you explore your sexuality, and become more comfortable in your own skin. Being comfortable with your own sexuality isn’t always that easy. Add a partner (or more) into the picture, and suddenly, sex and sexuality can become scary and daunting. With someone to help answer questions, suggest activities, and hear our experiences, you can take control of your sexuality and improve your relationships. Shanna is inclusive and friendly to people of ALL sexualities,including those who identify as kinky, polyamorous, non-monogamous, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, androgynous, intersex, people with disabilities,etc. Who can use sex coaching and relationship counseling: *Anyone looking to explore their sexuality *Folks who want to learn how to flirt and/or interact with those who attract them *People dealing with new relationships, relationship loss, family judgment, orientation/gender exploration, kink interests, etc. *Those looking at exploring (or involved in) a poly or consensually non-monogamous relationship(s) *Couples (and triads/groups) in relationships,looking to strengthen their relationships and add new skills to their sexual tool box *Those going through the aging process,looking to figure out what their sexuality looks like during this period *Someone who is trying to figure out if they are kinky, queer,poly, straight, monogamous, vanilla, curious,etc. *Anyone wanting to rekindle intimacy and sensuality in their relationship(s) *Pretty much anyone! Sex coaching and relationship counseling can take place in the privacy of your own home, or in a neutral place decided upon where you feel comfortable. Shanna also has an office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver if you’d prefer an in-office session. This is not therapy per se (although Shanna has experience and knowledge in that field as well), but more of looking inside,and figuring out what fits YOU the best,and discovering who you really are,in order to help you make the most of your sexuality, and your relationships. She is also far more affordable than most sex therapists, granting access to a much larger demographic, offering sessions in person, on the phone or via Skype. ALL sessions are sliding scale; she asks that you pay what you can afford in order to keep it accessible for everyone.
New clients are welcome! Sometimes we all need to talk to a great listener in a safe place. I am happy to provide individuals in kinky or open relationships with a place where you are welcome to speak freely, honestly, and openly about relationships and sexuality as well as other important areas of your life. Choosing this support allows you to regain a sense of control and feel stimulated and challenged by life instead of overwhelmed. I've devoted the last 8 years to becoming an excellent listener capable of understanding you, even when you aren't quite sure what you are trying to say. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I work with individuals and couples around relationships, sexuality, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have shared my expertise through teaching university courses on Adulthood and Aging, Human Sexuality, and Child Development. My practice is LGBTQ poly and kink friendly. I work on a simple fee-for-service basis and have a reasonable sliding-fee scale. For those with out-of-network insurance coverage, I am happy to provide invoices for reimbursement at your request. Flexible weekday and Saturday appointments are available. My office is located in an elevator buildings in Greenwich Village only a block away from Union Square (L-N-Q-R-4-5-6 trains), and a short walk from PATH-B-D-F-M trains, NYU, and the New School. To arrange an appointment please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail or text message at (646) 580-7097. I look forward to working with you! Greenwich Village/Union Square Office113 University Place @13th StreetOffice 902NY, NY 10003
New clients are welcome during Summer 2013! I am here for you all summer, including August! Sometimes we all need to talk to a great listener in a safe place. I am happy to provide individuals in kinky or polyamorous relationships with a place where you are welcome to speak freely, honestly, and openly about relationships and sexuality as well as other important areas of your life. Choosing this support allows you to regain a sense of control and feel stimulated and challenged by life instead of overwhelmed. I've devoted the last 8 years to becoming an excellent listener capable of understanding you, even when you aren't quite sure what you are trying to say. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I work with individuals and couples around relationships, life transitions, sexuality, and parenting. I have shared my expertise through teaching university courses on Adulthood and Aging, Human Sexuality, and Child Development. My practice is LGBTQ and kink friendly.I work on a simple fee-for-service basis and have a reasonable sliding-fee scale. For those with out-of-network insurance coverage, I am happy to provide invoices for reimbursement at your request. Flexible weekday and Saturday appointments are available. My offices are located in elevator buildings in Chelsea and Union Square, easily reached from most parts of the city and accessible by PATH, NJTransit, and LIRR trains. To arrange an appointment please email me at urbanLMHC@gmail.com or leave a voicemail or text message at (646) 580-7097. I look forward to working with you!Chelsea Office275 7th Avenue @ 26th StreetSuite 2501, Office 2NY, NY 10001Union Square Office841 Broadway @13th StreetSuite 302, Office 5NY, NY 10003
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 94564) in private practice in San Diego. I am caring, non-judgmental, and empathetic, and my approach to therapy is collaborative – my role is to be a catalyst for the change you desire. I help adult individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personal growth. I am very familiar with the diversity of lifestyle and relationships found today. In addition to my Master’s degree in Psychology / Marriage and Family Therapy, I earned an MA in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University. As part of my Master’s Thesis, I conducted original research based on more than 1,500 women from the kink community. I have been a guest lecturer for cultural competency in working with kinky clients at San Diego State University’s MFT program and have been asked by other universities to do the same. I am also been an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Alliant International University, teaching the Sex Therapy course to graduate MFT students. With my background in the field of Sexology, I enjoy working with people who have issues or concerns about sexual health and people who want to increase their level of intimacy and sexual satisfaction. I provide a safe space to discuss delicate topics and my goal is to make each of my clients feel comfortable and understood. I offer telemedicine to clients residing in the state of California. I prefer to meet in person for the first/initial session. Please note: I am active in the local community I do attend local social events. So if you also attend local community events, we may know many of the same people. If this is an issue, please let me know upfront and I will do my best to provide with a more appropriate referral for you.
My primary goal is to help people be happier in their lives and relationships. I offer Personal Therapy and Couples/ Relationship Therapy in San Diego, CA. I am caring, non-judgmental, and empathetic and my approach to therapy is collaborative – my role is to be a catalyst for the change you desire. I help individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, sexual health, and personal growth. For couples/relationship therapy, I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is shown to be one of the most effective therapies for couples. This type of therapy is geared toward the importance of attachment bonds, recognizing the cycles where you may feel stuck, and learning how to change the way you and your partner(s) relate to each other in a meaningful way. By creating a secure foundation for your relationship, opportunities for more closeness and relationship satisfaction begin to grow. I have a background in Sexology and am comfortable and willing to discuss topics about sexuality in a non-judgmental and frank manner. These topics may include issues or concerns with sexual health, increasing intimacy, re-igniting passion, sexual compatibility, and improving mutual sexual satisfaction. I help people from a variety of relationship dynamics, and I am very familiar with the diversity of lifestyle and relationships found today. Whether you are single, in a primary relationship, triad, quad, V, non-hierarchical, or any other love constellation, I provide a safe space to discuss delicate topics and I strive to make each of my clients feel comfortable and understood. *Please note: I am active in the local community and occasionally attend local social events. So if you also attend local community events, we may know many of the same people. If this is an issue, please let me know upfront and I will do my best to provide with a more appropriate referral for you.
I enjoy working with people who are kinky, polyamorous, and/or LGBTQ. I’m comfortable with BDSM, sadism, masochism, and D/S power exchange dynamics. I work with people who are healing from trauma, grief, loss, stress, anxiety, and addiction. Depending on your needs, I offer EMDR therapy, guided meditation, hypnosis, mindfulness skills, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), NLP, and solution-focused talk therapy. My office is in Sunnyvale, CA. I also offer online therapy to residents of California. Please visit my website at SunnyvaleTherapy.com for more information. (License # LMFT40414)
Your kink may be a big or small part of who you are and the problems you are seeking help with. You can be assured that I will help you to define and reach your goals. You can have a life you can live with, thrive in, and relish. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist who is in-network with multiple insurance panels. I specialize in alternative lifestyles and/or sexual relationships, LGBTQ, asexual, polyamory, alternative family formations, sexual identity, fetish, BDSM, sexual exploration, swinging, kink, introducing sexual ideas to your partner/s, integrating spirituality and sexuality, self-acceptance of sexual preferences, and non-traditional approaches to sexuality. Additionally, I work closely with sexually-related medical professionals to address mental health problems in conjunction with medical/physiological problems. For more information, please visit my website www.meganpollocktherapy.com
email@example.com 408-612-3957 ww.therapyforachangingworld.com In San Jose on McKendrie at the Alameda 95126. Psychotherapy and relationship counseling for a changing world. Sex positive, kink-aware, non judgmental, poly friendly, alternative lifestyle/religion informed, GLBTQ experienced, non-cookie cutter therapy from the heart of Silicon Valley. Are you complex and smart but somehow your own worst enemy? I hope you’ll feel safe here. I’m a psychotherapist and relationship counselor with fifteen years’ experience in counseling. I’m also a hypnotherapist and also use EMDR when appropriate. Working with a variety of presenting individual relationship and career issues tech professionals understood/welcomed. My approach is a blend of Depth Psychology humanistic client-centered strength-based post-Jungian archetypal CBT and whatever gets the job done for you. Find out more about me on my website www.therapyforachangingworld.com. Read my blog at http://therapyforachangingworld.wordpress.com MFT #44647
Shervon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington DC. She believes psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between client(s) and therapist where both must be present and committed to working together to facilitate change and growth. It is her joy to work with adults and teens on issues including depression, anxiety, stress, sexual identity/GLBTQ, traditional & alternative lifestyle relationships, spirituality and person growth. She practices a holistic, mindfulness approach to therapy that helps clients "clear away the mud" from the lens with which they see themselves. If you live life afraid to stand in your own power, hiding from the real you, then contact Shervon. She can help you live life authentically.
In Person in Los Angeles or Via Phone/Skype CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist -I am all about Kink, Queer and Poly and your fetish. Phone sessions are great to start if you feel nervous. My specialty is Sex Therapy, & Coaching including non-monogamy/sexuality/gender non conforming, sex worker communities, POC and alternative lifestyles. I see clients in Los Angeles or via Skype and phone. www.LASexTherapist.com Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment ***BY APPOINTMENT ONLY***
30 years of experience in alternative lifestyles, an author of articles and chapters in books on a variety of psychology and lifestyle topics, and a certification in hypnotherapy, personally trained by one of the top names in hypnosis. Your kink won’t even raise my eyebrows. I’m not shockable. I’ve helped people with orgasm problems, gender issues, gag reflex, relationship problems, overcoming sexual abuse, dissociation, and a host of other things they didn’t feel safe discussing with traditional therapists. Nobody can guarantee outcomes, but you must start with someone who can listen to you without judging. I have studied Dave Elman, Milton Erickson, Charles Tebbetts, Richard Nongard, Melissa Tiers, Igor Ledochovsky, and a host of other leading names in hypnotherapy, and then synthesized my own techniques out of the best of the best. I call it Reconfiguring your Human Settings. Together we can find solutions to the issues that are holding you back.
Do you feel like something is missing from your life? Do other counselors blame your lifestyle for the things that are bothering you? Do you feel like you have nowhere to turn? There is Help! Open Arms Counseling works with you to help reduce Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other issues that might be keeping you from having the life you have always wanted. Call us to make an appointment and take the first step toward better mental health. We are accepting adults 18 years of age and older.
I believe that relationships and sexuality play a crucial role in overall health and wellness yet are often overlooked in both mainstream and holistic models of care. Sensitive to diverse expressions of sexuality, specializing in women's wellness, sexual and reproductive health, digestive support and end of life care.
LGBT-friendly polyamory-friendly kink-friendly pagan acupuncturist providing a safe, open, and compassionate atmosphere for your healing located in Laurel, Maryland. I practice Five Element style acupuncture which treats the patient as a whole and not a symptom. My Master of Acupuncture degree is from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly TAI Sophia Institute). I treat the person as a whole and have had success helping people cope with anxiety and depression; relief from migraine pain and pre-and post surgical pain; as well as increasing mobility for people with arthritis or having suffered trauma. My practice welcomes ALL people regardless of sexual orientation. I provide both private treatment appointments as well as community style acupuncture on a sliding fee scale. Please check out my website for more on my services, www.krausacupuncture.com
Acupuncture & Classical Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Feng Shui and Qigong Master in SE Vermont. I incorporate Acupuncture, Herbs, Dietary suggestions, Medical Qigong and Tuina Massage into my treatments, offering “needle-free options for kids and adults as well. I am a Kink, Poly, and Queer friendly practitioner with an office in a private home. I am happy to treat any condition, but I specialize in PTSD & Trauma Recovery, Digestive & Auto-immune conditions, and all aspects of Women’s Health, including Obstetrics and Menopause. As a Healer rooted in Daoist traditions, my focus is always on assisting you in finding your own unique and authentic life path. Please visit www.catherinelumenello.com for more information.
CMT MSOM LAc I am a queer- trans- poly- and kink-friendly acupuncturist serving patients in the East Bay Area. While a general practitioner, I have special interests in treating patients with acute and chronic pain, neuropathies, poor digestion and elimination, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and menstrual and pre-menstrual conditions. To contact, please email via website form at www.livingtreeacupuncture.com. I anticipate being able to accept insurance in the second or third quarter of 2013. """
I am a kink and lifestyle knowledgable Physician providing Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Spiritual Guidance, Herbal Medicine, Food Healing, Essential Oils, Homeopathy, Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, by appointment
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, by appointmentFor pain relief, stress reduction and general well being.
Charming Raven is an acupuncture, massage, and reiki practice promoting physical, emotional, spiritual & community wellness. We are a safe space and we believe in universal inclusion for all people and all bodies. We aim to honor and reflect the unique experience of each individual.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for individuals who are seeking assistance with health related matters. We work on a body/mind/spirit level to ensure the best outcome for each individual.
LGBT-friendly polyamory-friendly kink-friendly pagan provides acupuncture in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. See my website (acupunkgirl.com) for the many benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture helps most people with most complaints and illnesses through bringing the body back into a natural state of balance. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own natural healing resources without drugs and with minimal side effects. Most side effects of acupuncture are beneficial such as a sense of well-being and calm relaxation. Emotional release and regulation are supported by acupuncture and acupuncture is a good therapy to use in conjunction with treatment for PTSD and trauma. I work out of several locations. Check my website for more information. If you have questions drop me a note via my website. “””
Jerome White is a California licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist serving the LGBTQ and Kink and Fetish communities. While I treat the whole person (mind, body and Spirit), I specialize in the treatment of: Stress and AnxietyAnger, Sadness, Resentment, IrritabilityPain (Headaches, Migraines, Back and Neck, Muscle, Joint, etc.)Depression and SadnessInsomniaFatigue and Low EnergyAllergiesAddictions Digestive disordersMenopause and Menstrual symptomsMale Sexual DysfunctionOverall health and wellness I am always happy to answer any questions you might have about how TCM can help you. Please call 415 770 4296 with your questions or to schedule and appointment or visit jeromewhite.com “””
A Kink/BDSM/Trans/Poly and LGBTQ-friendly holistic practice aimed primarily toward pain and stress relief, resolving digestive issues and sleep support.
Adam (‘he’, ‘him’, ‘his’) works to build a genuine relationship between himself and his clients, emphasizing teamwork and encouraging the client’s active participation in the counseling process. Adam trusts his clients as the true ‘experts’ with the lived experience to help identify realistic solutions to individual challenges. He helps clients maximize inner strengths and self-compassion, while instilling hope and confidence to overcome the obstacles that may be preventing personal growth, health & wellness, and greater life fulfillment. Adam strives to approach all of his client relationships with a desire and willingness to learn. Adam brings particular training and expertise from the University of Michigan related to sexual health concerns, sexual functioning & behavior, and sexual expression. He is kink-knowledgeable and experienced working with alternative relationships and lifestyles. He works primarily with adults & couples experiencing a wide array of other concerns including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, relationship & family conflict, and sexual & gender identity concerns. Adam is passionate about supporting the existence and development of diverse identities and perspectives. He is sensitive to political and cultural events that may be of particular importance to his clients, and understands the complexities associated with multiple, intersecting identities.
(401) 227-0769 (can receive texts; puede recibir textos)
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My Approach to Counseling and Therapy:
For many of us, finding help (or even asking for it) isn’t easy. Whatever your reasons for pursuing counseling/ therapy, my goal is to collaborate with you on the path to wellness and fulfillment. I want to help you lead a life that feels nourishing, however you define that for yourself.
I do not take insurance and thus clients must pay “out of pocket,” but I am dedicated to accessibility of services. Thus I work with clients to figure out a payment scale, system, and schedule that can respect all our needs.
Just like there are many kinds of clients, there are many kinds of therapeutic styles. My mission is for us to find something that works well given your needs. I also have experience integrating various tools, like creative writing, into sessions. Regardless of “modality,” I mediate difficult questions and complex topics with warmth, creativity, and humor. If you wanted someone to just talk at you instead of with you, you’d probably be looking for a lecturer instead of a social worker!
My Training and Background:
I’m trained as a social worker, sexuality educator, and nonprofit manager. While I pursue my LICSW, I am working under clinical supervision. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, with firm roots in various kinds of activism, my identity as a queer Latinx informs all of the work I do. The “liberation health” model serves as a foundation for my clinical thinking so we look at personal, cultural, and institutional factors when addressing your concerns.
I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from Boston University and my prior academic training took place at Brown University, where I received a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies. For more information about my background, activism, and the work I do outside of The Meeting Point, you can visit my website at www.aidamanduley.com.
Core Areas of Work:
Couples and/or relationship therapy, anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar, end of life, aging, polyamory & non-monogamy in general, life transitions, trauma/PTSD [with strong background in domestic and sexual violence], and gender + sexuality [e.g. questioning gender/orientation, HIV/AIDS status, coming out, sexual health concerns, navigating new relationships, exploring kink/BDSM, sex worker], non-mainstream spiritualities.
Mi estilo de consejería/terapia:
Para muchos de nosotros, encontrar ayuda (o hasta pedirla) no es fácil. Sean cuales sean sus razones para buscar consejería / terapia, mi objetivo es colaborar con usted en el camino hacia su bienestar y satisfacción. Quiero ayudarle a llevar una vida que alimente su ser, como sea que used defina eso por sí misma/o.
No acepto seguro médico y mis clientes tienen que pagar directamente, pero estoy dedicada a la accesibilidad de servicios. Así que trabajo con mis clientes para negociar un sistema de pago, una escala de pago y un horario que respete todas nuestras necesidades.
Al igual que hay muchos tipos de clientes, hay muchos tipos de métodos terapéuticos. Mi misión es que podamos encontrar algo que funcione bien dadas sus necesidades. También tengo experiencia integrando herramientas variadas, como la escritura creativa, en mis sesiones. Independientemente de los métodos, yo suavizo preguntas difíciles y temas complejos con calidez, creatividad y humor. Si quisiera alguien que le hablara a usted en lugar de hablar con usted, ¡probablemente estaría buscando a un conferenciante en vez de un@ trabajador@ social!
Estoy entrenad@ como trabajador@ social, educadorx de la sexualidad, y gerente de organizations sin fines de lucro. Mientras me encamino hacia mi LICSW, estoy trabajando bajo supervisión clínica.
Nacid@ y criad@ en Puerto Rico, con raíces firmes en varios tipos de activismo, mi identidad de latinx cuir informa todo mi trabajo. El modelo de “salud liberatoria ” sirve como base para mi pensamiento clínico, así que consideramos los factores personales, culturales e institucionales al lidiar con sus preocupaciones.
Me gradué con una Maestría en Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Boston y mi formación académica previa se llevó a cabo en la Universidad de Brown, donde recibí mi bachillerato en Estudios de Género y Sexualidad. Para obtener más información acerca de mis antecedentes, mi activismo y el trabajo que hago fuera del Meeting Point, puede visitar mi página web: www.aidamanduley.com.
Áreas Clave de Trabajo:
Terapia de pareja y/ o relaciones, la ansiedad, el estrés, la depresión, la bipolaridad, el final de la vida, el envejecimiento, poliamor y no-monogamia en general, transiciones de la vida, el trauma/TEPT [con enfoque en la violencia doméstica y sexual] y cuestiones de género + sexualidad [por ejemplo : cuestionamiento de género / orientación, estatus de VIH/SIDA, el salir del clóset, preocupaciones de salud sexual, la navegación de nuevas relaciones , la exploración del “kink” / BDSM, labor/trabajo sexual], espiritualidades no-convencionales.
My counseling style is collaborative and strengths-based with a focus on empowerment of the client. This approach translates practically to clients, helping them achieve the goals that they set and highlighting their individual strengths.I believe that the client is the expert of their own life and I’m available to help provide insight and guidance based on my training and experiences. I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.I also counsel those struggling with issues related to sex and sexual health. I am advocate for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans*. I am a kink and poly aware professional.
Licensed Professional Counselor serving multiple communites with Mental Health services, not as illness, or based on a medical model, but a Bio-Psycho-Social and Existential approach. Specilaizing in talk therapy, time management and stress reduction techniques, I particularly serve people whose work, avocation or passion includes using inspiration, generating ideas or the study and mastery of craft or technique. I’m open to alternative lifestyles, and am experienced in yoga practice and philosophy.
Sexual freedom is not a gift; it’s an innate right! I’m honored to help smart, motivated individuals and couples gain clarity on their desires, learn how to communicate their needs and increase self acceptance.
With over 17 years experience, I have built my practice on a foundation of knowledge, passion, collaboration and non judgement. Working with individuals and couples with diverse backgrounds and interests, I offer tangible tools so you can leave my office and actually know what to do and what to practice between sessions!
Having seen those in my profession approach kink with closed mindedness and scrutiny, it sparked in me, an even greater desire to expand my awareness and outreach to the community. I welcome the opportunity to work with clients that pursue sexual freedom in both my Tarzana, CA and Beverly Hills, CA offices.
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern working under Moushumi Ghose, LMFT in West Hollywood, CA. Specialty Areas include: Sex Therapy, Sex Education, Anxiety, Depression, Couples, Individuals, Phase of Life Issues, and more. This includes sexuality, gender issues, and alternative lifestyles. My office is located in West Hollywood CA. www.amieharwick.comwww.hollywoodsextherapy.com www.facebook.com/amieharwickmft ***BY APPOINTMENT ONLY***
Your emotional well-being is my only professional interest. Isn’t it about time your therapy was truly about you? As a professional counselor I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques but ultimately I take an eclectic approach and adapt multiple theoretical frameworks and clinical strategies to meet your unique situation and orientation. I maintain a strong dedicated to ethical therapy practices. I will always inform you of my techniques and obtain your consent prior to implementation. I enjoy what I do and love sharing my knowledge with clients for their own use and benefit. I believe in therapy that is judgment-free and based on what you want from yourself and your relationships. 50 minute sessions are priced on a sliding scale based upon what you can afford to pay. I conduct sessions in person or via Skype/FaceTime/phone. Confidentiality is assured. I look forward to working with you…
Angela Galinis. LMT #13942. Portland OR USA. 503.267.4585. AngelaGalinis@gmail.com. Licensed massage therapist Poly/LGBT/Kink friendly.
R.N. MDW Licensed Midwife Home Birth Practice Natural childbirth in your own home or doula service in hospital 504-837-0709 email: email@example.com. Sliding scale fee: $1000-2500 according to income.
My approach to treatment is informed by multicultural counseling principles and by existential/humanistic philosophy, which suggests that all people are searching for meaning in their lives and aspire to feel connected to others, while struggling with feeling alone in the world. Feeling isolated in mainstream society can be particularly poignant for people who have lifestyle D/s relationships or leather families. I have worked with clients from diverse racial and ethnic groups, from various socioeconomic circumstances, of different ages and sexual and gender identities. I provide affirming support while challenging clients to identify obstacles to the realization of their potential. My office is conveniently located in Union Square; I offer affordable rates and a sliding scale application for clients in financial need. I specialize in working with clients who identify as transgender, HIV+ or bisexual, those involved in BDSM, kinky, or polyamorous relationships, and any clients struggling with depression, anxiety, or life adjustments (aging, career change, bereavement). I appreciate working with clients who have a desire to achieve or maintain recovery from substances, sex, pornography, or codependent relationships, as I have personal experience with recovery. I believe that each of us has the capacity to change and that altering patterns of self-destructive behavior enables us to create lives that are more free and fulfilling. As a researcher, I have given presentations and workshops on BDSM and kink-affirmative counseling at conferences sponsored by the American Psychological Association, New York Mental Health Counselors Association, and Pace University.
Eve is an Integrative Hypno-Psychotherapist experienced in GSRD, LGBTQIA+, QITPoC, Alt, Swinging, Poly, Ethical Non-Monogamies, Sex Work, Fetish, Kink, BDSM, sexuality, gender and relationship identity. Founding Co-Director of SexProfs an organisation borne from the dual identity of sex work and therapists.To challenge assumptions about those with different life experiences, increase training opportunities, bridge the gap between practitioners and the outside world, and provide support for those, both clients and practitioners who have experienced prejudice at the hands of conventional therapy. Eve is a CorporateTrainer, CourseDesigner, Charity Role Model, involved in the Pride movement and Coordinator of an LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Charity. I work with and individuals and couples in perosn and via video who may find that traditional therapists are not suited or particularly understanding of their needs. Recent projects include designing and delivering courses to government agencies and private corporations on LGBTQIA+ mental health awareness. Any sexuality or gender identity that you self identify as will very rarely be the subject of any therapy and it is merely that you are reassured that if it is raised during the course of therapy then it is something I am totally capable and knowledgeable about to explore with you if so desired. The people that I work with may not only experience situations unique to their identities but also may require unique solutions to those issues. This is the reason that I title myself integrative, this simply means that unlike some I do not stick to one modality but have the adaptability to create those unique to each client. In this recognition that a one size fits all approach does not exist within GSRD, it gives me the therapeutic freedom to be as unique as you are. Her specialisations include, writing for publications, media work, cultural appropriation, independent diversity consulting, terminologies, intersectionality, Mental Health Awareness and PoC issues. She has a special interest in the intersectionality of therapeutic/social boundaries, formulating policies where therapist and client belong to the same community. Amongstregularpresenting at various conferences and mental health events, Eve alsoappeared on a paneldiscussingher intersectionalites at the Pink Therapy Sex Works Conference in 2018.
Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA 94013. Certified Massage Therapist CA #23717. Therapeutic & preventative care. avaschmidt.massagetherapy.com
Samantha Willis provides counseling services within an eclectic, person-centered, existential, multicultural, solution-focused, feminist, trauma-focused, and cognitive behavioral framework. She welcomes clients of all ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Samantha offers counseling services to kinky, transgender, and LGBTQ+ folks for any counseling concerns within her scope of practice.
Samantha provides individual, relationship, and group counseling sessions keeping safe, sane, and consensual in mind. Samantha utilizes a judgment-free approach and integrates unconditional positive regard into work with her clients. She strives to provide a comfortable environment that encourages growth, communication, and healing.
Samantha provides counseling sessions on a sliding fee schedule and accepts BC/BS of Alabama. Samantha offers in-office and HIPAA compliant telecounseling services to those who live in Alabama. Complimentary phone or email consultations are available. She offers limited evening appointments. Visit Avail Services on FetLife!
Do you find yourself repeating the same destructive pattern? Are you dealing with shame, guilt, or feeling badly about yourself or your decisions? Are you struggling to maintain relationships? Perhaps you find yourself doing things which seem out of character or you feel out of control. I believe in empowering clients by encouraging personal responsibility, growth, and communication. I provide an open, empathetic environment in which to explore and confront past and present life experiences, patterns, and habits.
Physical Therapist specializing in pelvic pain and dysfunction, bowel and bladder issues, sexual complications and dysfunctions, abdominal, hip. Kink aware, trauma informed, trans competent.
I believe that safety and confidentiality are of utmost importance in successful psychotherapy. When trust is developed, people can explore more deeply and clearly the current issues that distress them. I also believe that most people can find ways to feel better, to become more content in their lives. But I also know that change is hard for us all. Once we have developed certain coping skills that have helped us to survive, those patterns may be very difficult to change. But, when we gain a better understanding about why or how they developed, we can become more freed up to new and different choices that help us even more during the present time. Emotional satisfaction can also be found even as the change process is happening. My job is to help facilitate that change. I don’t have all the answers but believe that together, we can find creative and lasting solutions to age old problems and stresses.
I am currently in the process of obtaining a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Sexology at the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. As a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I most enjoy working with relationships helping to root-out destructive patterns and heal past relational injuries. My true passion is engaging couple’s who have lost one another in the chaos of life. I work with individuals, couples, Non-traditional relationship structures, and families. Using an eclectic approach, I strive to personalize my treatment process to my client’s needs and personality to ensure the best fit.
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern supervised by Zora Kolkey, MA, MSSW, Lic #23012. I graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been involved in the BDSM community for over a decade and believe it to be a very misunderstood lifestyle that is under served in the therapy community. I also have experience with substance abuse and trauma. My work is dedicated to helping my clients better listen to their inner voice to find happiness and fulfillment in life! I operate on a sliding scale dependent on my client(s) income. Let me help you find your bliss!
This is primarily a behavioral health practice that openly accepts all lifestyles with open arms. It is owned by a nurse practitioner who believes in sexual freedom and choices and is completely non-judgmental in a very judgmental state. He specializes in depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, PTSD, anger/aggression, menopausal issues, low testosterone, and weight loss.
I provide doula services (both birth and postpartum) and lactation support to women in the Tallahassee, Florida region. I am very kink aware/knowledgable and non judgmental. I will also be adding childbirth education courses in the near future and midwifery in the next year.
Licensed Massage Therapist outcall in the Springfield MO area weekends. Therapeutic or relaxation massage reflexology aromatherapy. Available Saturdays by apppointment at Face Galley in springfield MO call 882-3223 to schedule. Average fee $60 session. Size/LGBTIA/Kink friendly.
I am passionate about the work I do with clients and consider each client my teacher. I feel honored to hear their stories.
I am committed to working with populations that by virtue of their gender identity, race, social status, sexual orientations, and diverse life experiences have been subjected to profound lessened life chances that carry with them substantial trauma. It is clients with multiple and complex traumas that I am most invested in helping find balance and self-efficacy. These include: transgender and genderqueer clients; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer clients; Native clients and clients of color; those with complex trauma (including military/war, sexual trauma including childhood sexual abuse); Native clients subjected to ongoing state, colonial, and gender violence; those struggling with dissociative disorders; clients in need of healthy sexuality support (including fetishes, kinks, BDSM, leather community, sex therapy, both with individuals and couples); those with anxiety disorders; clients with chronic illnesses that need help finding acceptance; and those with phase of life problems.
My professional training includes EMDR and as well as training in couples counseling, substance abuse, and motivational interviewing. I also have advanced sexuality training and I can provide sex therapy and sex education to clients. I have a special focus on helping to heal the intersections of sexuality, identity, and trauma where so many of us have been hurt.
I am a birth and postpartum doula who serves Richmond and the surrounding areas. I am also a Certified EMT
I am a birth and postartum doula. I offer families support and education through the pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. The time we spend together is cutomized for each family. Some women would like more help getting ready for baby, and some women would like more help after the birth. During labor I have no limits on my time or attention to you. My job is to be there for you in any and all ways so that you can have the most wonderful birth exerience.
Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula. Lactation support. Abortion support. Baby wearing and cloth diapering support. Please contact via email.
Pre-certified birth doula (ProDoula) serving the Central Florida area with judgment-free support
The Birth Haven at LifeSpring Midwifery Offering midwifery, water birth, and well-woman care. Our Mission Statement Our mission is to provide quality midwifery care to women and infants, a place for building community for families, education on healthy living, and serve as a training facility for other midwives to be educated and create more opportunities for these same things to be made available in their communities. Our Philosophy Our philosophy is that women are capable and strong; that their bodies are capable and strong; that pregnancy and birth is a well-tuned process; that we are the end result of countless generations of successful births and we have inherited this as our birthright from our foremothers; that pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a closed system and introducing interference in this system introduces risk; that midwives work first and foremost for the woman and her baby; that a high touch, low tech approach is usually the safest for the woman and her baby; and that a woman can be given all the benefits and risks and accept what is best for herself and her family.
Bloom specializes in working to restore the body to a state of health beauty and vitality. Modalities offered are swedish deep tissue myofascial relase and trigger point work. firstname.lastname@example.org
My office is just minutes east of Mesa in the East Valley. I have been in private practice for 15 years, working with sensitives, D/s couples and partners, and clients of all ages with a wide range of issues such as confidence, transitions and clinical issues. I am an empathetic, intuitive Coach with a proactive approach to help you create the change you want. Author of “Leading and Supportive Love: The Truth About Dominant and Submissive Relationships”. Certified Coach, Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Master level NLP. I am a long-time KAP member. Feel free to contact me by phone or email to schedule a session or a complimentary 15 minute phone consult. Find out more at: Coachlyon.com
I help aid in the following areas both in Northeast Florida and South Florida areas including: *Complicated Relationship Arrangements *Consensual Non Monogamy *Monogamy Challenges *Infidelity/Cheating *Intersex/DSD *Intimacy *Gender Identity *Gender Identity in the Military *Kinky practices/Other lifestyle interest *Lack of Interest/Loss of Desire *Orgasm Concerns *Sexual Orientation/Identity Concerns *Sexual Performance *Sexual Shame *Sexual Self Acceptance *Transgender Care(Letters for HRT and SRS) Locations: South Florida: 1881 NE 26th Street, Suite 202A, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305 Northeast Florida: 3190 Post Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32205
Family Practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, herbal medicine, full apothecary prescription herbal medicines. Background in Reproductive medicine.
I help people with alternative sexualities who feel alone, abnormal, and unlovable. I show them how to accept themselves in their beauty and strength, so they can experience loving connection in their lives. I’m a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, which means I use a combination of talk, touch, and movement to work with you as a whole person – not just a brain, but a body, heart, and spirit. Rubenfeld Synergy Method uses the body as its main source of information and healing. By getting you in conversation with your body, I can help you to discover the habits that are holding you back, the stories you tell yourself that keep you stuck, and the pathway to different possibilities in your life. Release trauma, get relief from chronic pain, befriend your body and find the love and the life you deserve!
Birth is a process. Birth is normal. Birth is political. Birth is beautiful. The phrase ‘bread and roses’ comes from a 1912 textile strike in which Rose Schneiderman cried “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.” This phrase has been used for over a century by feminists and activists, meaning that we want our sustenance but we also want beauty and we want both without compromise. Midwifery is the fight for autonomy over normal life processes, specifically during the childbearing years. The universal midwifery tradition is to build practices based on reciprocity, continuity of care, consent, and support. Midwives work to maintain natural life cycles through community-based knowledge and love. We labor for access to safer options and better outcomes with self determination over our own bodies and communities. We take a holistic view of family through a social context, and work to create open and dynamic spaces and roles for ourselves and each other. This must include continuing education, expertise in counseling, and playing supportive roles during normal, healthy, and safe childbirth experiences. This is the struggle of midwifery. “Yes, it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too.”
My practice welcomes all and uses a combination of breathing exercises and discussion to help you meet your goals. There are some exciting studies showing that there are very specific body responses and changes that come with using the breath as a practice. I like to say this is a way to get "out of your head and into your body".Topics seen in session range from a desire to relax to understanding repeating patters, to trauma work, to after-care following a scene.Men of all ages working on personal growth and understanding are most welcome here. There is no judgement, just a safe space to learn and explore.I would love to hear from you.PeaceDavid
Tucson AZ Massage Therapist state licensed and nationally certified I enjoy serving those in alternative lifestyles providing a safe space for those in the kink and queer communities experienced in Swedish and deep tissue with a focus on listening to my clients body. Also trained in treating cancer patients. Private massage studio in my home. E-mail: email@example.com
NCBTMB CertifiedLMT West BloomfieldMIUSA937-654-2792http://fetlife.com/users/42229Licensed Massage Therapist with 16 yrs bodywork exp (NMTMyofascialSwedishDeep Tissueetc)4 yrs energy work exp (reiki/tantra)6 years in the lifestyle pan/poly/bdsm friendly.
Are you wondering about massage? Give it a try! It can be so helpful!
After a serious car accident many years ago, I saw a massage therapist who was able to restore function and sustainably reduce the severe chronic pain I experienced from my injuries. Those transformative results, combined with my natural inclination to help others, made moving from my first career to this one an easy transition. Upon graduating an 1,100 hour program with honors in 2009, I began practicing massage in Seattle and maintained both a solo practice, and several positions in multi-disciplinary clinics throughout the area. I also studied under and maintain friendships with several of my massage mentors to this day.
At the beginning of 2015, I relocated to New Orleans. Since the beginning, most of my practice has been specializing in injury treatment, orthopedic and clinical massage. I have worked with all kinds of practitioners in the healthcare field, from physicians, nurses and orthopedic specialists, to physical and occupational therapists and chiropractors, and strive to be the comforting bridge between my clients and their occasionally overwhelming healthcare.
Along with ordinary tension, headaches and strain, other conditions I have experience treating include: fibromyalgia; Sjogren’s syndrome; Parkinson’s; lupus; MS; arthritis; joint repair/replacement; spondylosis and other degenerative conditions; stroke-induced hemiplegia; spinal fusions; fractures and post-operative scarring and mobilization; cancer and peri/post chemotherapy; thoracic outlet syndrome; and TMJ. I also welcome and aim to support clients who may be managing the various physical side effects that come with transitioning and/or hormone modifications.
My primary approach to massage is from a treatment standpoint, but each session is typically a mixture of modalities. I’ve had post-certification training for various orthopedic applications, injury treatment, craniosacral, structural relief therapy, visceral manipulation, and massage cupping. Since 2009, I have been a member of and insured through Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Please reach out if you have any curiosity regarding me or my practice. I’d love to talk with you about any thoughts you have regarding bodywork that may benefit your current situation.
Caroline is a Kink-Aware, licensed acupuncturist in Boulder County. Her practice, Left Hand Community Acupuncture, provides acupuncture on an affordable sliding scale.
Center for Healthy Sex was co-founded by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, and Douglas Evans in 2005. Its our mission to offer men, women, and couples a safe place to receive professional psychotherapy to resolve shame, guilt, deception, or other barriers to healthy eroticism. We are a kink-friendly organization that supports all sexual lifestyles provided they are consensual. Center for Healthy Sex has a dedicated team of AASECT-trained sex therapists. We are conveniently located with a wide range of available appointment times in Los Angeles.
I won't be shocked at fresh bruises or welts. I won't judge you for how you strained a muscle. I am a Certified Massage Therapist with 7 years professional practice. I can help you with acute or chronic stiffness or muscle aches, rehabilitation from injury, and general relaxation and well-being. I always ask my clients what they're looking for in their massage, and tailor the massage to meet their needs. It's a collaborative process. See my website for more details.
kink friendly massage therapy and reiki. helping to relax both body and mind
I am a kink/poly/queer-aware/friendly Certified Massage Therapist based in Richmond, Virginia’s Shockoe Valley. I take a holistic and integrated approach with my clients, understanding that just as the causes stress and pain are complicated and multi-faceted, so too are the therapies and practices that relieve them. I am passionate about helping my clients reconnect to their best and truest selves through the massage therapy I provide. My “massage style” is best described as “integrative,” blending relaxation and medical massage techniques so that you leave my office feeling revitalized, tranquil, and blissful, freed from the burdens you had been carrying.
We have four CNMs (certified nurse midwives) in our group practice. We work with not only pregnant persons, but we also provide culturally sensitive GYN healthcare.
My most recent work involves working primarily in the polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous, and LGBTQcommunities. I help the people that come into my office with their current relationship issues. These issues range from different communication styles to sexuality. My goals are to assist my clients with all forms of consensual sexuality in traditional and non-traditional relationships.
Having healthy personal and intimate relationships is a skill set that is rarely taught and almost never discussed. If youre having a difficult time with a person, pattern, or situation, its normal to feel confusion, pain, frustration, and disappointment. The closer you are to the source of conflict, the more intense these feelings can be. Maybe youve reached out to a friend or confidant already but havent been able to find a solution. If youre feeling stuck, I can help. Relationship coaching is for people who are single, dating, or married. I have experience working with monogamous and poly relationships, as well as both straight and LBGT+ people. Recreate your relationship, gain clarity and trust, resolve conflict, let go of heartbreak and rejection, learn healthy communication styles, and build healthy boundaries.
To see and to believe in your own beauty. This is the gift I wish to share. Be your best sexual self. And welcome to a judgment-free sex-positive space! Because you deserve a compassionate, body-based approach to sexual health and wellness. As a certified sex coach and educator, my life goal is to empower people to live fully and joyfully in our bodies. Tapping into our sensuality and letting go of culturally induced body shame, trauma and repression are often crucial steps to embracing pleasure more fully and to living a sexually fulfilling life. I provide private coaching and compassionate body-based sex education to help people of all shapes, sizes, genders, orientations & relationship styles gain sexual confidence, release trauma, overcome sexual dysfunction, ditch shame & guilt, ask for & get what you want and have the sex life you deserve! Exactly what we do depends in large part on your intentions, but always I work to empower your voice & choice. Above all, my goal is for you to feel safe and supported. With offices in OR and WA, and video clients around the world, please see www.JoyfulSelfLove.com to learn more, schedule a free consultation, or simply ask a question in a judgment free, sex-positive, kink & poly friendly space.
Kristie provides individual, couples, and family counseling. Areas of specialties are sex therapy, gender identity, sexual identity, kink, BDSM, polyamory, and alternative lifestyles.
Sex Therapy, Counseling and Life Coaching
HI, I’m Angie Gunn LCSW CST. I am a licensed clinical social worker and AASECT certified sex therapist available for individual, and couples therapy services. I’ve worked with families in crisis for 10 years now. Dealing with these crisis while involved in kinky relationships and/or lifestyles can be even more complex and challenging. In particular, when there was been a traumatic experience in the scene it is sometimes difficult to continue doing the thing you need and love while creating physical and emotional safety. Areas of Practice Sexual Trauma history/ abuse/ assault healing Libido and/or Desire gap and differences in relationships Negotiating the kink you want with a partner Managing mental health challenges as they impact kink/ bdsm and relationships Fears of sex or porn addiction Relationship distress, violated agreements, infidelity Sexual pain or discomfort, erectile or ejaculation concerns I can be your alternative. Ultimately I believe in the inherent healing capacities within each person, you truly are the expert about yourself, your family and your relationships. Thus I am your partner, friend, and support on your journey to a healthier, happier, more successfully kinky place.
Dr. Namita Caen DHS is a kink knowlegeable professional specializing in Somatic Sex and Intimacy Coaching and Sexological Bodywork for individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientations. With over 20 years experience, she is dedicated to working with clients in a way that is supportive, confidential and entirely free from judgment to address their challenges and help redesign their sex life according to their unique needs, flavors and desires. Dr. Namitas work addresses both the relational and somatic (physical/touch) aspects of sexuality, intimacy, communication and relationship. Whether you are feeling sexually unfulfilled, lacking desire, shyness, shame, experiencing the effects of aging, have erectile or orgasmic concerns or youre simply curious about the possibilities for further exploration, sex therapy can help. Areas of specialization: BDSM, KINK and alternative sexual interests Low Desire Sexual Dysfunctions: ED, PE, painful sex or orgasmic concerns Communicating challenges and conflicts Discrepancy in Sexual Desire Healing from an affair Open Relationships Unexpressed sexual desires or fantasies Body image concerns: trauma, shame or size Gender identity concerns Lack of touch and intimate connection Degree and Certification: Doctorate in Human Sexuality, DHS: Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Ca CA State Certified Clinical Sexologist: Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, Ca CA State Certified Sex and Intimacy Coach: Sex Coach University (Dr. Patti Britton) Ca Certified Sex Educator: San Francisco Sex Information, Ca CA State Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Educator: Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,Ca Certified Somatica Sex Coach: Somatica Institute, San Francisco, Ca Certified Urban Tantra Teacher: Urban Tantra (Barbara Carrellas) BA, Psychology: Kent University, UK Languages: English French, German, Spanish
Vajrand is Ireland’s first Sexological Bodyworker & Somatic Sex Educator. He holds State-approved certifications from both the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (California) and from the Institute of Somatic Sexology (UK).
A native of California, Vajrand has many ears of experience in bodywork, somatic sex education, and counseling individuals & couples in intimacy, consciousness, and relationship/emotional skills. In private, personalised sessions, he helps people rediscover themselves, and to release guilt, fear, and shame so they can let into their lives all the love, pleasure, and freedom they have always wanted. Scar tissue remediation also available.
“When we touch someone we touch their entire history, their deepest wounds, their secret identity, their healing powers, and most profound capacities for joy.”
– Caffyn Jesse<br /><br />Vajrand accepts referrals and works in collaboration with complementary and traditional professionals, therapists, medical doctors, social workers, and other health care providers.<br /><br />Specialising in women and female-bodied individuals.
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“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”- C. Jung
In Dungeons and Dragons, Chaotic Good is a character alignment that reflects one whose heart is pure, but who does not take the law at face value. They question authority and forge their own path based on their own value system and morals. They value freedom and individuality over social norms and rules.CG Fitness views fitness and health in a similar way. We are client centered and body positive. We focus on the individual clients needs and goals without trying to fit them into the standards set up by the fitness industry. Each client has a unique background, goal, and body that deserves to be valued and considered when working together. We dont expect all of our clients to look, act, feel, or need the same thing, so we dont use a pre-packaged, uniform program.We focus on whats right for you, whether or not it looks like what magazines tell you you need to look like. Some clients want weight loss programs, but some join us for pain management and reduction. Others have worked with us for pre-surgical body change needs. The owner does this for stress management! No matter why you come to us, we will find ways to help you level up.There is no one size fits all magic answer to fitness and health goals and there is no one size fits all body shape. There is no quick, easy route to take. Making health improvements is hard work, but we are here to guide you through the journey. CG Fitness is about making improvements at your pace for you.
Compassionate are empowering psychotherapy that meets the client holistically. With two decade of professional experience, Chicago Human Potential is recognized as a vital community resource for people seeking effective support for growth. Based on evidenced base practices, Chicago Human Potential specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and Substance abuse.
My therapy practice is dedicated to serving children and families. I design a child or familys therapeutic course tailoring the techniques to each family as well as offering parental support and tools. Sessions may take place in my san Francisco office or in the privacy of your own home. Additionally it may be recommended that some families use in-office and in-home sessions depending on need and appropriateness. I work with children of all ages including infants and teens. I also work with single caregiver/parent families LGBT families and multiple caregiver families of various constellations. Some of the areas and family issues I work with are: Family conflict Parent consultation Bed wetting Childhood trauma and PTSD Attachment problems Childhood anxiety Temper tantrums Child anger management ADD/ADHD Issues around adoption and foster care Multiple caregiver/parent families and households Early childhood and infant therapy LGBT and Poly families
Traditional Chinese MedicineAsian Bodywork TherapyEnergy MedicineElectroherbalism Self Denfense Interfaith Spiritual Counseling and services.
At Meadows Chiropractic Dr. Langdon utilizes a collection of techniques to best serve your body with what it needs. Dr. Langdon has a passion for serving athletes, people who use their bodies uniquely, families, and veterans.
Dr. McGinley is aware of the special needs that those in the Kink community have. She treats her patients with dignity, compassion and understanding that this lifestyle deserves. Our facility has private treatment rooms that allow for personalized care and full privacy.
I am a sex-positive therapist with extensive personal and professional experience in the areas of poly, swinging, BDSM, and GLBTQ issues. I also have experience working with people who are having trouble adjusting when their loved one “comes out” to them. Additional information: I graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling from San Diego State University in May 1999. I am licensed in Oregon as Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; I am also a National Certified Counselor. My fees range from $80-90 for an intake session, and $75-90 for follow-up sessions. I offer sliding-fee rates based on income and need. I am also available for distance counseling for Oregon residents via Skype (credit/debit only). I accept the following insurance: Aetna (EAP & Regular) BlueCross and BlueShield BridgeSpan Cascade Services EAP Ceridian/LifeWorks EAP Cigna (EAP & Regular) ComPsych (EAP & Regular) Crime Victims Oregon First Health Great-West Health Net MHN MHNet Behavioral Health Optum PacifiCare PacificSource PBH Providence Regence Reliant Behavioral Health (EAP & Regular) TRICARE TriWest UBH UMR UnitedHealthcare Veteran’s Choice I can also bill out of network, although your deductible and copay will usually be higher. Payment: Cash, check (local only), and credit/debit (via PayPal).