You’re probably wondering if I’m the right therapist for you. The best way to figure that out is for us to talk. You can leave me a message at 323-943-1978 to set-up some time with me or schedule a free phone consultation.
You may also want to know if I have experience working with people like you or with a particular mental health issue. I’ve worked with many different kinds of people of all ages, diverse backgrounds and experiences, and I have experience effectively treating many different kinds of mental health issues. You might be struggling with relationships (including friendship, romance, sex, kink, etc.), feeling lonely or isolated, have trouble figuring out life goals, have difficulty staying motivated, or you might have experienced a lot of trauma. These kinds of practical problems often get diagnosed as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ADD or ADHD, or a personality disorder. The way I work gets to the heart of what’s holding you back and causing your frustrations and dissatisfaction.
I practice psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The slower pace can sometimes feel awkward. That’s normal. It’s a slower and longer-term kind of therapy because we go deeper. We will take our time and discover the best way for us to work together.
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:
|For more information, please visit my website www.ForYourLifeCoach.com
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.|
I am an experienced Kink/Poly/Queer Knowledgeable Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide counseling to individuals, couples and families of all configurations. I offer a safe, compassionate counseling environment. My office is ADA accessible.
Over the past decade, my practice has gravitated toward being of service to those who practice alternative sexual lifestyles. From working with people who engage in BDSM and polyamory to swingers, cross-dressers, and just bog standard kinksters, I’ve heard of so many occasions where, in the first session, the therapist has immediately identified the sexual behavior as the problem and disregarded everything else mentioned. Common among those who come to see me are a history of secrecy, shame, and self-contempt, feelings of inadequacy, or feeling “broken.” Anger, anxiety, and confusion, along with a deep-rooted shame, lead to desperation and being overwhelmed. You have chosen a lifestyle that not everyone understands although, if theres a name for it, someones done it. Sometimes, unfortunately, you internalize society’s judgmental attitudes, causing you to question your behaviors and beliefs. I can help you before the feelings and behaviors cause damage in your life. I am an experienced Kink-Knowledgeable Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade working as a therapist. I have trained under Patrick Carnes as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. However the knowledge I have in this field is broader and less restrictive than SASH. I have worked with the Fire Department of New York since before 9/11. I’m very experienced with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety Disorders. Also, I have vast experience helping people overcome addictions.
Welcoming the Smart and Unusual! I focus on counseling and coaching for adults as individuals and couples as well as in relationship settings that include extended, ‘chosen,’ and alternative family structures, e.g., open, poly, or lifestyle. My expert counseling and coaching services are tailored for people who work and play in fast-paced, high-stress settings. Together we can discover and resolve behavioral, emotional, thought, and resistance patterns that are keeping you from moving forward in life. I work with adults who seek to resolve issues regarding self-esteem, life purpose, life transitions, relationships, emotional intelligence, anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs so that you can attain the personal growth and change you want. *All* marital and family arrangements are welcome and respected including straight, LGBT, and open relationships of all kinds. I offer a safe place to be who you are and get what you need.
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.
I offer a no-charge introductory session, Skype or telephone call to anyone considering working with me. I work face to face and over Skype and the phone worldwide with individuals and couples whose lifestyles include D/s, BDSM, cross dressing and/or fetishism. As a UK Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP) and Counsellor (UKRCP) I work with all kinds of individual and relationship issues. My general position on ‘kink’ preferences is that they are behaviors that arise naturally from a combination of genetic and environmental factors and are not pathological. In addition to being kink knowledgeable I am both kink-friendly and kink-aware. Many of my sexually adventurous clients are also gifted adults. I write a blog for gifted individuals at www.thegiftedway.com. Please email or telephone me to arrange an informatory visit or call. You can call toll-free from the USA: 1-866-364-4013 and freephone within the UK: 0800-612-7690.
COM|PASSionate REVOLT Healing is dedicated to a non-pathological approach that honors the courageous journey of self-exploration and conscious living without judgment. My academic, professional and personal background in Gender Studies, Sexuality and Marginalized Experiences offers me particular insight into the psychotherapeutic healing journey of LGBTQ, Kink, POC, Non-Monogamous and Activist Identified folks as well as folks in a period of transition. I offer therapy for residents of California, life coaching, and consultations for other service professionals. Please, come by my website www.compassionaterevolt.com to learn more about me and my practice!
ICF Certified Professional Coach I’m so glad you’re finally ready to reach out for support. Please read on to learn more about how we might work together… BDSM & LGBTQ “COMING OUT” + SEXUAL EMPOWERMENT COACHING I help individuals in the kink and queer communities to accept themselves and begin to seek the support of friends, family and eventually to pursue a fulfilling romantic relationship. I identify as kinky, poly and lesbian. I’ve been an ‘out’ for 15 years and active in the kink community for 10 years. I have friends of all stripes, orientations and lifestyles. I’ve worked as a Professional Dominatrix and an Exotic Dancer. Due to this background I am particularly qualified in helping submissive identified men and budding Dominant Women. Keywords: kink, bdsm, relationships, couples, dating, Domme, sub, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, sex-work, sex-worker, dominatrix, stripper COACHING FOR WOMEN I support ambitious women in their 20s + 30s to find their passion, rock their confidence and launch their first business. Website: www.LifeCoachLosAngeles.com Keywords: 20something, 30something, millennial, confidence, empowerment, time management, accountability, entrepreneurship
Our ability to regulate and master our emotions, or at least our reactions to them, affects our everyday performance, communication skills, executive function, and our ability to:
Ask for promotions and raises
Work well with others
Deliver effective and dynamic presentations
Ask for what we need in relationships
Bond with others
Have effective leadership skills
Make healthy changes in our lives, like diet and exercise
Maintain a healthy work and life balance
Control our anger
Stick with an exercise plan
As a coach, my role is to be your compass and help you navigate this part of your journey. So we’re not going to dwell on your past – you’ve already spent enough time there. Whether you already have specific goals or need to figure that out, I can help you rewrite your story.
I combine my pattern recognition skills with compassion and cognitive-behavioral neuro-coaching to help you find and change the patterns in your communication style that are bringing you pain or frustration.
I am openminded and POC and LGBTQI+ Friendly and POSITIVE!
Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach
Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Skills Practitioner
Live A New Life Story®Licensed Coach
Judith Y. Linscott, MSW, LCSW,LCADC Licensed clinician and therapist with over 28 years experience in helping folks from Kink, LGBTQ and Poly communities who want privacy, comfort and a knowledgeable professional who really wants to make your life work better for you by helping you get the skills to do it. I offer individual, group and family therapy, counseling and coaching for general life and behavioral/mental health issues including addictions, role enhancement and clarifying roles, shame, confusion, relationship difficulties, trauma recovery, hoarding and help with life stress. (732) 890-5032 References are available upon request.
Mental health is achieved through integration of heart, mind, body and spirit. People living any type of “alternative” lifestyle are undeserved and often misunderstood in the therapy community. I am a fully licensed professional offering confidential, individual and couples relationship counseling in the fast paced San Jose area of Silicon Valley. I understand the unique needs of clients as I am experienced in providing sensitive, unbiased support to the BDSM, D/S, Kink,LGBTQIA, Ethical Non-Monogamy/Poly, andSwinging community. I have additional training in yoga, meditation, Tantra and spirituality, hypnotherapy and EMDR. I am also trained to work with abuse survivors and those who experience PTSD from Trauma. We all face individual and relationship challenges at one time or another. Sometimes we can talk these through with a trusted friend or family member, but sometimes we need the experienced ear of a professional who can listen without judgment and help guide us through all the layers of our feelings. You may be experiencing feelings of emptiness, a feeling of anger, distance or frustration with a loved one, lack of intimacy, unhappiness with work, wanting changes in a specific area of your life but not knowing where to start, or experiencing a life transition. You may have unexpressed needs related to your sexuality and intimacy and need support on how to communicate these desires with your partner. You may want to explore therapy because your partner has desires that you dont understand. Perhaps you have begun to come to know that your own habits of thinking or relating to others are no longer working for you, or you may have inner feelings of hope and longing or even guilt and shame that are stirred from deep within. You may not know where to start, but you do know you want to change. As an open-minded, non-judgmental counselor, I offer a sex positive framework. I work with clients in a safe, collaborative environment to explore your feelings, needs, hopes, dreams, sexual desires and interests. I am comfortable talking about difficult and controversial issues, and will work with you in a practical, strengths based manner. Working with an unbiased approach with individuals and all relationship systems, I will share reflections and suggestions while also listening respectfully and carefully to make sure I understand your unique concerns. Our time together will not only be based on symptom relief, but also on life enrichment and lasting change. We will work together developing insight and awareness to find positive solutions. Relationship counseling is based on constructive conflict resolution. Sex therapy is based on authenticity, honesty, empowerment, and integrity. Safety and confidentiality are of utmost importance in psychotherapy and I am dedicated to developing trust so you can explore the issues causing distress, leading to deeper insight, awareness and healing. Please see my website for more information and ideas on how we can work together to make your life the best it can be. Connie Kay, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) LCS #61797
As an AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor working with individuals and couples, I combine evidence-based best practices with experience as a Tantric Sexuality Educator and practitioner, offering a supportive environment for thorough and constructive exploration of sexual matters. Questions and concerns may be talked about openly without fear of embarrassment or criticism. As a Mind-Body Psychotherapist, I help clients talk through issues and learn to utilize emotions as embodied resources for healing and growth, encouraging awareness of connection between body, mind, and spirit. My background as a pastoral psychotherapist and experience with body therapies such as yoga, breath-work, and meditation inform my work
I’m a licensed psychotherapist, have post-graduate training in sexual health from the University of Michigan and am dual AASECT-certified as a sex therapist and a sexuality educator.I will honor and respect your relationship with kink in our therapeutic relationship. I’ve written two books on neurobiology, (I mention some of my own kink mishaps in the Neuroscience of Dating book). I help people be their own neurosurgeon–use their mind to change their brain. (OrI help couples do this for each other–how we relate internally has a lot to do with how we relate interpersonally, it’s all part of neurobiology principles.) I recently started a blog on the Neuroscience of Awareness, please join in and ask questions: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcX79jkbTxDrFhir6FekQiVcEOLu10xxS Im currently in a three-year trauma training program in somatic experiencing and already use memory reconsolidation (MR) in my practice. See video #7 in the above blog or video at the bottom of HeidiCrockett.com for an explanation of MR. I recommend giving me a call on the phone 727-288-4117 rather than reading a description on a computer screen. Then you can get a feel for how we would work together.
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
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.
I offer erotic embodiment and intimacy sessions for individuals and couples using the experiential Somatica Method. I’ve trained with the Somatica Institute so that I can offer this powerful new modality for bringing loving awareness to sex and intimate relationships, an area in which so many of us have felt completely alone.
The collective shame around our erotic lives and sexuality is often so intense that most of us rarely receive any loving company in this realm beyond our intimate partners. And even with our intimate partners, our shame and fear of abandonment, and theirs, often makes it feel unsafe to honestly share our experience or feel empowered to explore new possibilities.
Even in nondual spirituality, where everything is supposedly included, sexuality is often subtly dismissed as unspiritual or too triggering to address. Yet denying the erotic dimension often deprives us of it’s juice, diminishing our inspiration, joy, and vitality. It also fails to heal the wounds that so many of us have around sexuality and intimate relationships. So we continue to get wounded and wound others, or we stay in hiding because we don’t have any safe space to lovingly explore what’s really happening.
In this work I hold no preconceived agenda about what anyone’s erotic embodiment or intimate relationships should look like. Every one of us is unique and every relationship is. I trust the wisdom of bringing loving awareness to our direct experience whatever it is. These sessions invite the discovery of what is and what wants to happen. I’m committed to empowering people to explore whatever is true for them in the realm of the erotic, sex, and intimate relationships.
The Somatica Method offers a genuinely safe space that can include experiential explorations, using the direct experience of fully-clothed client-practitioner intimacy exercises. This approach brings deeper awareness to our actual experience enabling real-time healing and the embodied discovery of new possibilities. It allows us to become more comfortable and empowered around any dimension of erotic embodiment and intimacy that is currently challenging.
These sessions are often safer than exploring with our actual partners because the stakes are so much lower. No matter what happens during the sessions you can count on me to remain reliably and lovingly available. And unlike our actual partners, there is no relationship trajectory to protect or promote because I’m not available for a sexual relationship with anyone in my work.
These sessions might be right for you if you’d like to feel:
- more empowered to say “no” or ask for what you really want in intimate relationships.
- more comfort and ease around any aspect of intimacy.
- less shame around any aspect of your erotic experience.
- more connected to your erotic desire and enjoyment.
- more free and/or more secure in your intimate relationships.
These sessions can be arranged to fit your schedule, and are available by Video or phone anywhere in the world, as well as at my office in Oakland.
Life doesn’t have to be “hard”, “confusing”, or “a mess”. Learning to embrace your brain for the way it is, understand why it is the way it is, and how to live your life from a place of peace, understanding, and strength is what we are all about. You don’t need to be fixed. You are not broken. What you could use is a Life Coach to help you better understand your brain and how to deal with your everyday struggles and beliefs.
Here at Affirming Matters, you will find compassionate and trauma informed approaches to help you unlock your true potential. As LGBTQ, polyam, and kink identified professionals, we stay actively engaged in the communities we serve and are highly aware of how intersecting identities can impact the way we navigate life. We offer coaching to provide a vast array of services tailored to your unique needs.
Affirming Matters provides the convenience of teleheatlh counseling and coaching services completely online in the comfort of your own home. Our passion and goal are to increase mental health access to underserved communities.
Our List of Coaching Services:
- Self Awareness & Emotional Intelligence
- Self-Esteem & Confidence
- Empowerment & Motivation
- Relationship Preparation
- Relationship Compatibility
- Relationship Negotiation
- Relationship Repair
- Gender Inclusion
We offer sex-positive, kink-friendly therapy in Portland, Oregon and internationally via video-conferencing. Our mission is to provide a non-judgmental space to explore issues around sexuality, desire, passion, ecstasy, power, intimacy, communication, personal transformation and life transitions. We believe that living the erotic life means integrating worlds that are often kept separate, such as the sacred and the profane, darkness and light. Our philosophy of counseling is that there are hidden meanings and creative solutions within the conflicts, challenges and difficulties we face. Our approach is non-pathological, transformative and diversity-conscious.
As a kink- and sex-positive professional I enjoy working with individuals and couples from all backgrounds. Whether you are a couple with years of experience in a BDSM relationship or an individual exploring your kink identity for the first time, I meet you where you are on your journey. In addition to my knowledge of kink/BDSM, I am knowledgeable and experienced with polyamorous and non-monogamous individuals and couples in a variety of relationship structures. I am body-positive, and welcoming of folks from the LGBTQ community. I self-identify as a queer cis woman, and have taken multiple trainings to improve my competence in working with trans and non-binary folks. In the counseling room I do more than talk therapy, we’ll work to get you out of your head and into the present moment, leaning in to your intuitive wisdom to guide our work. I aim to help my clients reconnect with their true selves, shed old ways of being and create a more enriching, fulfilling life. I am conveniently located in SE Portland, offer sliding scale rates and can bill your insurance out of network. I look forward to hearing from you!
What sets me apart from other helping professionals is that I have master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. I also have over 18 years of experience providing competent services helping people in alternative lifestyles such as Polyamory, kink, BDSM, open relationships, swinging and more. I am passionate about working with people in relationships. My focus in relationship and sex consulting is on improving communication and problem-solving skills, understanding patterns, and improving the sense of connection between partners. We offer individual, relationship, sex and family consulting to those who want help changing their lives. Come see for yourself what remarkable ways your life can transform through positive, personal and relationship growth and amazing metamorphosis. We provide quality, affordable, personal, and relationship consulting services. We offer our services remotely via online-video consulting so that we can serve you where you are.
Simply put, my job is to help you play better in life! Whether you are looking for peak performance or starting over from square one, I can help you. If you really want to make a change and are willing to play hard for what you want, I guarantee I can help you! How can I be so sure? Because I use a pragmatic, results-oriented method that helps my clients identify & achieve their goals. I’ll challenge and support you each week while holding you accountable for the decisions you make. I work with people of all ages and lifestyles in a judgment-free environment. I specialize in working with those that live a little left of center. Entertainers, Athletes, and those that practice Alternative Sexuality, Kink, LGBTQIA, Polyamory, etc. And yes, I am the guy who wrote that “Fifty Shades of Curious” book. I have helped thousands of unique people “play better in life” for over 20 Years! So what are you waiting for? When You Stop Growing, You Start Dying! So seek truth, lose fear & find the integrity to live an authentic life! Coaching & Consulting via phone, Skype or in person. “Bo is a nationally known expert on Kink, Lifestyle BDSM, Ethical Non-Monogamy (Polyamory), the Fetish World and LGBT issues. He is also a 20+ year veteran of the entertainment industry as a Music business manager, producer, video director as well as a comedy writer and performer. He has taught and lectured all over the country at hundreds of universities, conferences and various alternative and entertainment events. He is the winner of the Pantheon of Leather President’s Award and helped thousands learn to practice Safe, Sane & Consensual BDSM for over 13 years, as the Novice Group facilitator and emeritus board member for the oldest & largest BDSM support and education group in the Country.” Bo is a professional coach, certified PCC by the International Coach Federation and a CVCC certified graduate of the “Center for Coaching Mastery” at Coachville. Private & Discreet sessions via telephone at 201-825-1313 & 925-25BLAZE – (925-252-5293) Website www.AlternativeLifeCoach.com
More than just Kink Aware, I’m a knowledgeable and active community member within the metro NY/NJ area, yet have helped people across the globe. What I offer you is an opportunity, to improve yourself and learn from the experience of others. Learn how to explore safely and confidently, to communicate more effectively, to find joy in the moment as well as to uphold your boundaries. I’ve 10+ yrs experience in various lifestyle practices and have helped those new and experienced learn about themselves, about exploring their interests, and helping them through their challenges. I also maintain professional collaborations with Certified Sex Therapists, LCSWs, and Psychologists to ensure you have access to the best care and advice whenever it may be needed, while providing the counseling community with a rare insider experience and perspective many in the practice do not or cannot have. If you are looking for confidence, knowledge, or just a friendly and non-judgemental ear who might be able to offer some insight, look no further. Call me. *Sessions available on and off premise, via phone or skype, and at various events. 1hr free no-obligation consultation appointment available.
My personal and professional lives are inside the kink and poly worlds. I am an alternative lifestyle counselor and coach. Couples are a specialty. My practice is life-positive, which is to say that you do not need a problem or issue or traumatic event in order to work with me. Instead, I am the person to see when life is good and you want to build a plan, discuss next steps, negotiate with your partner, design ritual, or just have a safe person to talk to.
I know from my own experience how frustrating it can be to have to explain and defend yourself to a therapist and it was a motivator for me to be able to provide those services to nontraditional folks without the judgement and stigma. I see life as a story and while some things will be uniquely you, there’s a lot of shared story that you shouldn’t have to teach others about. Instead, I like to focus on my client’s unique stories and how they can edit them to fit them in a affirming and authentic way that feels better and leads to more happiness. Let’s talk about your story and where you want it to lead!
ABOUT AMANDA MIKLIK COACHING
Wait. You’re a… what now?”
I’m a holistic career coach!
I’ve learned a lot from years of supporting the growth of some of the brightest, most talented doers in the civic tech and social-good sectors. I know that if you want to save the world without collapsing in on yourself like a dying star, you must invest meaningful energy into your own healing and growth.
I can help you do that.
“Amanda is warm, funny, and generally a great person to connect with… they keep me grounded and keep me to my word. I believe that they care about my success.”
Why I coach
I coach because I love it, I’m damn good at it, and it’s one of the things I can do to improve the world.
Yes, I am a career coach but I provide a lot more than just career guidance. I support you as a whole, beautiful human with a complex history and evolving hopes and dreams – not a cover letter and résumé. (But we can definitely work on those, too.)
I firmly believe the concept of “work/life” balance is, pardon my language, bullshit.
“Work” is not something to be balanced outside of life; it’s a large part of it, and it looks different for everyone. Our lives “at work” are inextricably linked from the rest of our existence. I believe that the denial of that interconnectedness can be a damaging product of capitalist, ableist views about our value as human beings. It often means we have to deny something about ourselves in the name of professionalism or productivity.
I’m out to destroy that notion by healing others’ relationships to their work as part of themselves – whatever that looks like. So, that’s where the “holistic” part of my practice comes in.
You can read more about my approach to coaching in my coaching manifesto below.
“Whether you need an empathetic ear after a long week of user research and managing stakeholders, or practicing interview questions for your next job, do yourself a favor and call Amanda – like right now.”
Lilly, Washington, D.C.
Basically, I lovingly push people forward (using custom tools and techniques I’ve developed over the years) so they can define and achieve their dreams while finding balance, joy, and peace in their whole selves.
If that sounds like something you need, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
MY COACHING MANIFESTO
I believe people called to justice will change the world.
I know firsthand it can be scary/overwhelming/[fill in your feels here] to hear that call and figure out how to apply your unique skills to solving the world’s problems.
I am called to coaching because supporting others in this work brings me energy and joy!
I value the practice of coaching and see it as a worthy investment. I take my own medicine; I have my own coach.
Together, we’ll use your own intelligence, creativity and energy to create meaning from life’s difficulties and challenges. We’ll work together to renew your faith in your own strength and ability to take life head on. Whether you’re new to therapy or are no stranger to the couch, I’m excited to learn about you and to combine everything that you have to offer with my own expertise in order to create a unique and meaningful therapy experience. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create solutions and positive growth in the face of diverse challenges and difficulties. I believe that we are all unique, intelligent, resourceful and creative, and that all people deserve help that reflects this. LGBT, queer, intersex, poly, kink, bdsm friendly and aware services
Amour Partagé is a unique, sophisticated and intense training style for those interested in the Domination and submissision lifestyle as well as BDSM as a whole. AP holds a rich history in its foundation, teachings and structure that will help each person embrace their role in a much deeper way, as well as, building a stronger foundation within themselves.Amour Partagé is different in its approach than mainstream styles of alternative lifestyle training. Please review the Introduction page to learn more.Amour Partagé is not for everyone and each person interested in becoming a student must pass through two vetting stages. The first is an introduction class which covers all of Amour Partagé’s history and training options. It will also help you define what role fits you as a person and determine whether Amour Partagé can help you meet your lifestyle goals.
Professor Sex is medically accurate, empirically informed, pleasure based, inclusive, affirming sex education. We host workshops, provide speakers for educational events, and provide one-on-one consulting and coaching. We are also home to the sex science podcast “Sex from A to Z”.
Hello and Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to consider me and my services for your needs. Even if I do not meet your needs I wish you continued success along your journey! I am unshakable in my comfort for Kink and the BDSM community and welcome both vanilla and lifestyle situations equally. I am a BSW & MSW with extensive background in behavioral and emotional modification and supportive services as well as talk therapy in its varying forms. I provide intensive consulting services to help reduce and stabilize situations such as those listed below and more. Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality and Developmental disorders, Phobias, Eating or Social disorders, Motivation and Drive support, Divorce, Separation, Abusive relationships. I provide a open flexible schedule that includes Traditional, Weekend &Evening hours Skype or Conference calls Group, Individual or Couple/Triad/Poly I look forward to being a supportive catalyst in your journey to change. J
Questions, choices, realities that need to be faced and handled. You can talk to a clock watching technician……Or you can talk to an open, honest, non judgmental real person. I have over 40 years of real, diverse Lifestyle experience involving BDSM, Ds, Swinging, poly, bi, gay and other forms of sexuality, relationships and life choices. I also have over 25 years of experience working as a professional counselor with all the rules of documentation, being uninvolved, managed care and rules about what you can and can’t discuss. Now, I practice by the rules of true knowledge, Privacy, Honor, Dignity, Respect and doing what is really best for a person in need. This is not an hour a week and wait for the next session….this is if you need to, you call, text, email, smoke signals….in other words someone who is available when you need them…not just when it is convenient and scheduled. I am also an Ordained Minister providing all appropriate services in that vein….but no Dogma to be found here….Judgment is left for others to use and abuse… There are no limits on topic or focus other than making diagnosis or suggesting medication choices or the like. If you want a label or need someone to monitor your medications, there are many who will perform that set of tasks for you. Here it is about answers and putting them into action ASAP with honest help and support. Drop me a line, ask some questions, see if you feel like I’m someone you can talk with and who has the experience you need to deal with the topics that matter.
Over 15 years experience with individuals & partners of all kinds. I offer meaningful sex and relationship support to people whose sexuality sits outside the square. I specialize in reducing shame, stigma and fear in sex and relationships. I help with communication, play, pleasure and boundaries. Strong background in working with sex workers and their partners. I also offer support for online dating and sex after grief. I draw on evidence-based research, varied ‘talk’ techniques, some esoteric practices and somatic sexology in my consultations. See website for more info.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Aspergers Syndrome), Sexuality, Intimacy, BDSM, & the LGBTQ Community. I offer: Individual Therapy Couple's Therapy Family Therapy Prepare/Enrich Inventory Relationship Coaching Life Coaching I use a holistic, strength-based approach that offers hope, understanding, growth, & encouragement. Additionally, I have training in Relationship Coaching & Life Coaching, as well as certified in Prepare/Enrich. Currently, I am working towards a certification to be a Sex Therapist & Sex Educator.
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!
I work with individuals and couples in all areas of sexuality. I have been a Certified Sex Therapist for over 20 years with offices in Westwood and Encino. Call me and if we cannot work together I will help you find a therapist to work with you.
David Ortmann, co-author of the book “Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities,” has a private psychotherapy and sex therapy practice in both Manhattan and San Francisco catering to the needs of people in the Kink, Fetish, Leather, BDSM, and Erotic Powerplay communities. It is my practice to work with anyone who is suffering or on a journey of self discovery. I have comfortably worked with pedophiles, ephebophiles, zoos, nullos, and other members of the communities who have been judged harshly by other providers. I am a licensed psychotherapist in the states of California and New York, a sex therapist, educator, keynote speaker, and author. I have been recognized as one of the foremost thinkers and activists in the areas of BDSM, Kink, Fetish, and Leather sexualities, concepts and theories of masculinity, models of relationship formation, and the processes of human attachment and differentiation.
Having problems in your relationships? Want to have better sex? Maybe you are not feeling fulfilled? I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who specializes in working with alternative/kink/polyamory lifestyles and a variety of sexual problems, including concerns about sexual orientation, gender identity, sex offending, and sexual compulsivity (aka sex addiction). I also help those who wish to better their sex life, but don’t have a problem. I am in private practice in Lafayette, Indiana. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked for two community mental health agencies where I was a Therapist. I have clinical experience helping adolescents and adults with a wide range of problems including relationship issues, marriage counseling, couples counseling, substance abuse, anger management, anxiety, depression. Learn more about my practice at www.BuckBlack.com Sessions are available in office, on the phone, or video conference.
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.
I am a birth and postpartum doula who serves Richmond and the surrounding areas. I am also a Certified EMT
Chicago IL. USA. 847-754-9615 as well as Skype (blake.alexander.hammerton). I am a Sex-Positive Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) trough Coach Training Intitute (CTI). I work with Sexual Identity Fetishes BD/SM and Positive Psychology. I also specialize in Relationship Dynamics Coaching (Organization & Relationship Systems) and have training through Center for Right Relationship (CRR). www.appliedhappiness.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
CCPCertified Coach Practitioner/Life Coach929 Washington St. #6 Denver CO 80203720 217-3857 BobPhillipsCoaching@gmail.comPersonal and Professional CoachFeeling stuck at work or at home? Goals or dreams going unfulfilled? Do these words resonate for you: solutions strategies problem solving results perceptions accountability growth and change? If so let’s talk!
I am a body positive, kink friendly relationship coach. I work predominantly with women, but I work with men as well. I also work with Poly and same sex relationships. Email me for more information.
With over a decade of clinical experience, Kelly founded Bottom Up Trauma Therapy PLLC to foster her passion of helping others on their healing journey. Kelly earned two Master’s Degrees, one in Social Work and another in Human Sexuality Education, as well as a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. Kelly provides individual and relationship therapy for adults. Over the years, she has worked with diverse populations and issues. Kelly is dedicated to deepening her clients’ understanding of their own healing-centered engagement. She is trained in multiple modalities to address emotional, physical, sexual, and relational trauma, such as, Post Induction Therapy, Reiki, Cellular Release Therapy®, Somatic Experience®, and Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE®). Additionally, Kelly is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and understands compulsive or problematic sexual behaviors that may arise with a small percentage of individuals.
Sex therapy and Kink Aware therapy can address concerns about sexual function and desire, sexual feelings, sexual trauma, intimacy, and relationship issues. Kelly’s education and career have provided her with specialized knowledge and training around the diverse ways in which people choose to explore their sexuality and/or gender, alongside lifestyles sometimes described and polyamorous, kink and/or BDSM. Her therapeutic practice has no intention of discouraging any kink practices and distinguishes the differences between healthy BDSM practices and non-consensual abuse. The goal is for the client to feel accepted and understood, without judgement, and free from unnecessary questioning.
Brave Love founder Dan Alamore’s approach to coaching is non-judgmental and empowering: his knowledge and experience with all types of interpersonal relationships and sexuality is broad. He believes that all lives and relationships can be fulfilling and beautiful. Coming to terms with our desires can be challenging hard work, but the payoff is a life of true freedom where we can truly be ourselves in every way, without reservation. Dan partners with clients to do an investigation into what their ideal lives could look like: He helps clients clarify their goals and desires, and then they work together to figure out how to make their dreams their reality. The lives he helps them design are supported by each client’s personal values and strengths. He strongly believes that it is possible to achieve an ideal life and to be in harmony with the worlds that we live in: free of conflict, burden, and shame.
Calm Fox Coaching takes the stability of outpatient mental health with the flexibility and benefits from intensive in-home therapy, to provide Holistic, Accessible, Sustainable, Intersectional, Mental Health Coaching services to individuals, couples & nonmonogamous relationships, and families. Meeting you where you are, as you are, when it works for you, without judgment, shame, or breaking the bank.
Using a combination of video/phone and text platforms, Calm Fox Coaching provides weekly calls with options for nearly unlimited text access, check-ins initiated by Mr. Fox to assist with follow-through between calls, and in-the-moment support as needed. Services begin with a focus on getting to know one another to build trust first and foremost. While the focus can be life coaching, relationship coaching including with ourselves, and/or parent coaching, with CFC there’s always an aspect of clinically focused coaching. Our mental health impacts every aspect of our lives, wouldn’t it be great to have someone on call and easy to access to support your mental health when you need it?
Also, as this is the Kink Aware Professionals network, it is worth acknowledging that CFC is Sex Positive, Queer Empowering & Affirming, Kink Empowering & Affirming, Polyamory/Nonmonogamy Affirming, works within a Feminist lens, and believes in the Enthusiastic Consent model. Mr. Fox has presented classes at large and small conventions and venues along the East Coast since 2013.
I provide frank and honest feedback for people who are facing relationship challenges. I also work well with kink folks who are dealing with life concerns like depression or anxiety and who don't want to have to justify or explain their lifestyle to an uninformed therapist.In addition to my downtown office, I have a second location at SE 12th & Belmont. With decades of counseling experience and 10+ years of immersion in open/poly/swing relationships, queer/ GLBTQI*, BDSM and kink concerns, I've been able to help with many kinds of issues. I provide training and supervision for therapists who want to learn about sexuality. I'm Certified as a Sex Therapist by American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Also certified as a Gottman Institute Relationship Therapist. I offer my clients an opportunity for skill development in their relationship lives, and provide a lot of information, tools and strategies.I work especially well with bright and inquisitive people.
Caritas Counseling is a Las Vegas local therapist practice providing marriage and family therapy for couples, individuals, teenagers, and families. Caritas Counseling gives you a safe place to open up and be yourself. I am committed to being open-minded, genuine, and focused on helping you make the changes you want to see in your life. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, I welcome diverse clients and diverse family styles or structures. I value a LGBT friendly, sex-positive, and diversity sensitive therapeutic environment. Sometimes we need to set aside time for healing, growth, self-exploration, reconnecting with partners and loved ones, or to move our life in a new direction. I am here to empower you to be the person you desire to be while talking through tough issues and helping you nurture your relationships. I welcome diverse clients and focus on a genuine, open-minded approach to give you a safe place to be yourself. Sessions are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but may accommodate other days or times if requested.
Experienced counselor who will not judge or discriminate. I understand how disheartening it can be when someone believes that your sexual interest is the root of all your problems. I believe that healthy sexuality depends on the parties involved. I have experience working with poly/swingers/BDSM clients. I have studied (and continue to study) all aspects of sexuality. I provide live and web based counseling. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents who may have the following issues (but not limited to): anxiety, depression, addiction, psychoeducation, relationship issues, communication skills and specific mental health disorders. I do not accept insurance. Please contact me if you have any questions.
CeCe Converse CPCC Certified Professional and Personal Coach San Rafael and San Francisco Ca 415-885-9700 email@example.com www.luminouslifecoach.com Certified Professional and Personal Coach with focus on GLBT BDSM leather and alternative lifestyle support and coaching. Ordained as a Minister she offers spiritual guidance. Experienced (15 years) nurturing friendly interactive approach in a non-judgmental safe respectful environment. Aware Friendly and Knowedgable and experienced she offers you frank and factual as well as compassionate and truthful support. Professionally … From personal and relationship coaching to business coaching CeCe offers a flavor of coaching which is down-to-earth grounded in practicality to assist you in breaking through your challenges so you can create the life you desire. Fee schedule: $95 per hour. Sliding scale for special needs. CeCe Converse CPCC “””
Certified Life Coach with open mind and experience with alternative life styles. No judgement, no hiding, just being you. Sessions are via phone or Skype. LGBTQ, fetishes, BDSM, Poly, submissives, humiliation, etc. I will work with my client to give them the best chance of success within their needs or lifestyle. In the closet, healthy changes, new career direction, relationships, personal goals, I am here to help you be successful.
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.
I am passionate about assisting others in finding the freedom to live their lives authentically … without guilt, shame or fear. A psychological therapist who has evolved into intimacy coaching; I love what I do.The environment I aim to create with my clients is empathic, yet challenging. After a decade in this business, I have come to believe that it’s important for action to follow discussion. My aim is to assist clients in creating change. Laughter will happen, even as we take this seriously. I work with your belief system and move forward from there. This will be a mutual endeavour toward freedom.I counsel individuals and partnerships, specializing in fostering courageous vulnerability, personal growth, relationship dynamics, and alternative lifestyles. Gender and sexuality, relational styles and personal expression all factor into my practice, every day. I am very comfortable discussing all manner of lifestyle issue.It is very important to me that my practice be one of safety, non-judgment and confidentiality. I passionately believe in my clients’ abilities to make positive, enduring change, so that they might have the lives they’ve longed for. I am LGBTQ, kink and poly friendly and familiar and I have many year’s experience working within these lifestyles.
Looking for equality and sex positive, permission based education? Looking to dispel myths and taboos around various sexual practices? Kinkucation is here to offer acceptance and permission to be whatever it is that makes you uniquely YOU! Biography Dr. Laura holds professional degrees in Human Sexuality, Clinical Sexology; Erotology; Psychology; and Sex Education. In addition to required course work she has purposely exposed herself to many sexual situations which many in our society would find controversial. It is her belief that experiential learning, first hand exposure, and direct conversation offer the greatest understanding of others. Laurie is a professionally trained trained Dominatrix as well as an active participant in the world of kink Additionally, Laurie facilitates various support groups, organizes educational presentations and events, as well as conducts California certified HIV testing, counseling and education. Laurie currently offers individual, couples, and group sexuality consulting and education at her down town office. All genders, orientations, and relationship configurations welcome. For an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530.228.9119
Hello, I am in the final stages of gaining my Ohio Mental Health Counseling license, and I am a proud member and supporter of the Kink Community. I have my Masters Certification in NLP which is a system of communication well suited to our community. I have 25 years of experience working as a life coach and pastoral minister within the kink community, and I am open to all lifestyle choices provided that they are safe, sane and consensual! I am available for couples, individual, and phone counseling and I work on a sliding scale. I do not currently accept insurance as the standards of treatment are not always in the best interest of my clientele. I am also available for presentations, and educational opportunities. I can be reached on Facebook as well as the number listed above.
Paul Paiva creates personalized wedding ceremonies that embody your love and commitment to one another, your faith conviction, and any spiritual traditions you resonate with. Paul is a former Roman Catholic priest who coaches in the Erotic Bluepring (TM), is kink-friendly, poly-friendly, and sex-positive. Paul is an Enneagram instructor, offering workshops for groups and sessions for individuals and couples. Paul offers sexuality coaching in the Erotic Blueprint(TM).
Connected Roots is a unique and holistic therapy practice built upon the three pillars of:
CONNECTION • GROUNDING • CONFIDENCE
We help our clients to:
Cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and others
Identify and strengthen the roots that keep them grounded
Build confidence in their ability to cope with life’s stressors
Our passion for working with people who identify their relationship style as non-monogamous, polyamorous, and/or alternative stems from our own journey living as a polyamorous couple. We specialize in guiding couples through the process of opening up their previously monogamous relationship, as well as helping those already committed to non-monogamy navigate the ups and down that may occur through engagement in this lifestyle.
All are welcome here! Amanda is the owner of this progressive group practice and is getting her PhD in Clinical Sexology. Amanda is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Nationally Certified Sex Educator. Therapists credentialed to do telehealth in NC, CA, and CT. If you are looking for more wellness than therapy, our unique coaching style uses effective strategies proven to rekindle your intimate relationship. Whether you want to ignite eros for yourself or another, come join us. Nicole Scrivano, Kristin Van Ness Scrivano, Mike Saraceno, Liz Sesto, Tiffany Torok, Stephanie Harris, Jennifer Walker, Katie Visone, Melina Villegas.
Caroline is a Relationship & Intimacy Coach guiding you to create conscious relationships with yourself, your partner(s), the Divine and the world. She is a modern day tantrika with a passion for empowering people to step into the fullest expression of themselves. I offer a compassionate, heart-centered and holistic approach that will inspire you to step into your power and invite more love into your world.My specialities include:* Guiding people transitioning to new expression of themselves in areas such as polyamory and sacred kink* Helping people push their edges to facilitate powerful breakthroughs* Empowered Sexuality* Deepening Intimacy* Conscious Communication* Tantra* Mantra* Community Building* Kickstarting your raw food journeyCaroline has spent years studying the art of relationships in various forms including alternative lifestyles and practices such as Polyamory, Tantra, Orgasmic Meditation and BDSM. She is an active assistant at workshops run by the Human Awareness Institute (www.hai.org) and runs weekly community events for Network for New Culture (www.nfnc.org). Caroline has been active in the public kink scene in the SF Bay Area since 2005 and is both LGBTQ and poly friendly.Caroline grew up in South Africa also living in London, Australia and New Zealand before moving to California in 2006. She has travelled the world sampling different cultures and connections. Caroline cultivates self awareness through bhakti yoga and delights in conscious touch, clear communication and connection. She is passionate about supporting people who are committed to making breakthroughs in their lives.I work with individuals, couples and groups as an educator, counselor and coach. I welcomes people of all sexual identities and preferences and look forward to working with you.I am available for sessions in person (local clients) or on the phone/Skype with both local or international clients.
HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ONCE AND FOR ALL With Your Own Private Conscious Uncoupling Relationship Coach ARE YOU IN A PAINFUL BREAKUP OR DIVORCE? Or still suffering with unresolved grief from a past breakup? The groundbreaking Conscious Uncoupling coaching program, created by marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, will lead you from heartache to wholeness in 5 simple and highly transformative steps. As a family law attorney and specialist in human sexuality, River is a unique relationship coach. She holds a professional certification as a Conscious Uncoupling Coach, personally trained and mentored by creator Katherine Woodward Thomas, MA, MFT. She has owned her own family law office next to the courthouse in Austin for over 20 years, specializing in high conflict divorce and custody cases. She worked for many years as a political activist, ending up as a finalist for the position of the Austin Police Monitor. And for years she has maintained an active practice as a professionally trained sex and intimacy coach. River is delighted to offer superior options to individuals who would like to heal, would like to reduce the financial and emotional damage, and would like their relationship transition to result in a better life for everyone involved.
Are you considering or living an alternative lifestyle? Are you looking for a counselor you can trust in New Mexico? Are you looking for a safe place to be heard? I am a BDSM/Kink/Poly/LGBTQ knowledgeable and experienced counselor wanting to hear your story. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am working towards certification as an AASECT Sex Therapist. My practice focuses on individual and couple issues, with the option to explore your sexual concerns. Call today for free 15 minute consultation. Skype sessions available (for NM residents only).
Licensed professional counselor in Statesboro Georgia who is open and affirming. I offer flexible service options including telemental health, in-office, and other service options discussed.
Insurance is an option as is self pay for those who do not want to have third party intrusion into care.
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Individual Psychotherapy and Coaching
Relationship Counseling for Couples, Throuples, Quads, or whatever your polycule constellation may be
Dr. Laura McGuire is the founder of The National Center for Equity and Agency. She offers counseling, sex education, and consulting to individuals, schools, and businesses.
As a trained therapist, my goal is to provide a safe place where you can freely share your fears and areas of conflict, trauma and pain. My mission is to help you understand and eventually make peace with those parts of you that you judge and hide. The parts that make you feel defensive, unworthy, ashamed, alone … and stuck. Because of my warm, sensitive and yet honest approach, I have built a strong bond of trust with my clients over the years. Oftentimes, my clients get surprised as how fast they manage to share with me the issues and stories that have been buried deep down, sometimes for all their lives. And to how liberating and empowering that act is. Also, because of my naturally open-minded personality and humanistic values, I enjoy working with clients that have a hard time to find acceptance not only within themselves, but from the society as a whole: homosexuals, bisexuals, transgender and queer people. Im also enthusiastic to work with clients that have chosen a largely misunderstood lifestyle, such as BDSM practitioners/fetishists and polyamorists. Your life choices, orientations and preferences will be understood, honored and respected by me.
There are generally two reasons why clients contact me: They are new to kink and trying to figure out how they fit into a particular dynamic, or They are very experienced in their lifestyle, but something has gone awry, or there is a need to intentionally focus on a dynamic to make it better. And, of course, there are clients who fall somewhere in between You have been engaged in lifestyle kink for years, but are now exploring some new territory, pushing or expanding boundaries, etc I have over 20+ years working with people involved in the BDSM community. (Sorry, I know thats a very broad term, but it is meant to be inclusive regardless your lifestyle or kink choices, gender or sexual identification.) Not only have I lived the lifestyle in a 10+ year relationship, but I have been a licensed counsellor for nearly 30 years and have specialized in trauma, domestic violence, relationships, and alternative lifestyles for most of my career. If you are trying to get the kinks out of your kink or are just exploring your 50 shades, its very likely I can be of assistance. And, after our first meet, if I dont believe I can help, youll know that Accepting New Clients Now I guarantee my interactions to be non-judgmental and accepting of how you choose to express yourself. Get in touch. Well have a conversation and see where things go Phone/Internet Video/Face-to-Face. David
Experienced Life Coach who will be at your side as you create the most beautiful poetic juicy sexy life for yourself and embrace your own miracles. All lifestyles and religions celebrated including gay/lesbian/bisexual/ transgender/ genderfluid etc. pagan Wiccan Buddhist Hindu Christian etc. as well as polyamorous/ polygamous relationships. I specialize in relationship healing and growth and in sorting through the challenges of major life changes and decisions and I’ll help you find and build what works for you not what others feel you should conform to. Excellent problem solver with confidential phone sessions $35hr; weekend & night availability. Your new life begins today! www.unknotting.net 716.785.5057
I offer my clients a safe space to explore human connection and human contact. This includes platonic touch, sensuality and even sexuality support. I work in Cuddle Therapy and Surrogate Partner Therapy. I was trained by Cuddlist.com as well as The Institute of Mind Body Therapy.
If you’re struggling with life, intimacy, relationships or sexuality, you’ve come to the right place.
Turn your life around to create the confidence, relationships, freedom, pleasure, intimacy and passion you long for. Easy connections, less struggle, deeper intimacy and great sex are right around the corner.
I’m a certified clinical sexologist & Aussie-trained counselor specializing in coaching and sex & relationships work offering:
- holistic, embodied counseling & coaching for individuals / relationships / sex therapy
- trauma healing / healing the erotic
- healing wounds from family of origin
- somatic sexology
- online courses for individuals & couples/ relationships
- embodied coaching & counseling for couples / relationships /marriages
- couple’s intimacy retreats
- plus online video consulting around the USA and across the world
I serve individuals, traditional couples & people in open, polyamorous, kinky and non monogamous relationships with my affirming, compassionate and no B.S. approach.
LGBTQIA & straight identities & all faiths welcome (including no faith).
Helping people on physical, mental and emotional levels with Digestive disorders, Chronic pain, Immune system problems, Hormonal imbalances and other Endocrine system disorders including infertility, stress, anxiety and depression.
Mistress Damiana Chi, Ph.D. has been a full-time practicing Professional Dominatrix in Los Angeles since 2000 and has one of the most highly-regarded reputations in the U.S. pro domme community. Trained in traditional BDSM techniques, Mistress Damiana has incorporated these skills into developing her own style of domination that is very unique and personalized, resulting in an experience that is profound, cathartic, as well as grounding for her submissives. Because she is naturally psychologically-minded and has an educational background and clinical training in psychology, her practice of the art of domination is very psychological in nature.
Dr. Chi holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, M.A. degree in counseling psychology, and a B.A. degree in behavioral studies. Her educational background, clinical training, and post-graduate studies were rooted in depth psychology (Jungian and archetypal) and is at the heart of her understanding and teachings of BDSM dynamics. The marriage of her two long time passions–depth psychology and BDSM–gave birth to her Dominatrix training course, called The Dominatrix Archetype: A Psychological and Practical Methodology Workshop. The success of her signature course has since led to founding her training academy, The Dominatrix Archetype Academy, where she offers psychologically-based in-person and online BDSM courses to Dommes, subs and anyone else in the kink lifestyle.
Dr. Chi is a Certified Sexologist, specializing in kink-knowledgeable life coaching and BDSM psychodrama play therapy. She does not offer psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy (as per her past clinical training) because she does not believe in analyzing “why” one is into BDSM or the sources of one’s kinks, for this does not assist one’s healing and personal growth. She works with clients in an empathic, coaching-style approach in support of a sex-positive kink/BDSM lifestyle, focusing on building a healthy self-image and self-acceptance, and nurturing relationships. Dr. Chi endeavors to support the kink community and people who are exploring kink/BDSM privately, by way of her many years of experience and expertise in the fields of BDSM and psychology.
Mystical Landscapes Design Installation and Crystal Art. Owner Dane Colby has owned Mystical Landscapes for eighteen years. Unusual talents he brings to his designs include help with house placement choice of land and being the sole client contact for all communication from the first free initial consult to the final garden walk-through. www.MysticalLandscapes.com 415 455 9161 San Rafael CA USA
Im David Owen, a therapist with 22 years experience practising in Plymouth, UK. I am an experienced NLP practitioner, a licensed hypnotherapist, and am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. I have a successful record in assisting people with everything from depression and anxiety to phobias to relationship issues. I believe that everyone has a right to benefit from professional, effective and discreet therapeutic services, regardless of their personal background or interests. To that end, I am offering a kink-aware therapy service, available at my office in Plymouth and via Skype for UK residents.
The goal of Denver Sexology, LLC ("Denver Sexology") is to assist you in maximizing your sexual health and well-being. Because we are all dynamic individuals, constantly changing throughout the life course in thought, location, and physicality; sexuality should be understood as an important component of a larger whole. Left on its own, ignored or repressed, sexuality can be a negative force leading to troubled relationships, harmful addictions, and psychological problems. However, when we learn to love and express our sexuality in a healthy manner, we can live in harmony with ourselves and with others. When we fully embrace who we are as sexual beings and when we are willing to share our desires, fantasies and fears with ourselves and our partners, we can be disciplined and wise in our sexual decision making. Tiffany Jones, M.A., director of Denver Sexology, is a registered psychotherapist and sex and relationship coach. She offers coaching sessions and facilitates educational, sex positive workshops.
Holistic psychotherapy and integration of the body and mind. Dealing with issues around sex and sexual functioning, trauma, abuse, and spiritual emergence for both the individual and couples in the San Francisco Bay area. Bringing depth and spiritual awareness back to sex and sexual healing. I am working from a Jungian/Depth-Focused psychotherapeutic approach utilizing creativity and the arts. Specializing in: Sexuality and Sexual Health and Functioning Personal spiritual growth within the realms of BDSM and sexuality Self-Esteem around Sex and Communicating Needs Sexual Abuse, historical and current Work with Poly, Non Monogamy, and Open Relationship issues Kink and BDSM Aware, and LGBTQ ally Work with Sexual Narcissism Spiritual Emergence and integration of experiences around spiritual and psychedelic explorations Adrian Scharfetter, PhD, MFTi #IMF78210 SupervisorAnastasia Berezovskaya: Psy.D 25100
Hello, I am a kink aware, poly inclusive, LGBTQQIA affirming, Bay Area psychotherapist. As a licensed mental health professional in the state of California I am able to work with California residents utilizing tele-health technologies (phone/video) and offer in-person sessions at my San Francisco location. I have speciality working within the intersections of addiction treatment, relational recovery, gender and sexuality, and enhancing health and wellness. My approach values depth, curiosity, the experiential, collaboration, sociocultural competence, a sense of humor, compassion, and realness.
Holisitc focused mental health practice. I offer neurofeedback & comprehensive DBT + mental health coaching for those located out of Texas. Experience providing the DBT framework with clients: BDSM Polyamory Transgender Www.Instagram.com/jamieleighanne
In addition to being a licensed professional counselor, chemical dependency counselor, and certified life coach, I am in the process of gaining a specialty as a sex therapist. ?I approach my clients in a way that is client affirming, knowledgeable, and experienced. I work with individuals and groups that are historically pathologized. I am dedicated to working with individuals with gender identity and expression concerns (gender queer and transgender) sexual identity and expression concerns (gay, lesbian, bisexual); and relationship structure concerns (polyamory, open relationships, and consensual non-monogamous) relationships. My counseling style identifies the connection between emotions, behavior choices, and outcomes. It’s a strength, and solutions based approach that is dedicated to creating an accepting environment; an environment where clients will work to see tangible, lasting results. I encourage and motivate clients to take challenging problems and find creative and satisfying solutions. Thank you, Diana Ryan
Do Better Wellness is here to help you…DO BETTER! We all want to be successful in our own right, but we don’t always have access to the things we need in order to gain that success. We are also faced with barriers to success, such as systemic racism or poverty. Do Better Wellness focuses on case management, therapeutic techniques, and coaching/mentoring to assist our clients in getting where they want to be in life. There is no judgment and no pushing. You are the expert in your life and know what is best for you, we are here to support you on your life path and help you reach those goals. If you’re ready to reach your goals and become the success you want to become, email/call/text us and start doing better!
Poly & Kink Friendly therapist in West Los Angeles. Taking the first step to get help through counseling is scary enough, without worrying the therapist will judge you for your lifestyle. Don’t be condemned for your kink! I’m a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with more than a decade experience working with poly and kinky individuals and relationships. I strive to create a safe and supportive atmosphere that can help us, as a team, work through whatever issue is challenging you and find the way forward. Whether you’re struggling with crippling anxiety, depression that makes it hard to get out of bed, or you want to work through a snag in your relationship, together we can create a path. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you decide if I can help.
Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor, States of Michigan and Texas. Uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Professor of Psychology, teaching Psychology courses including an undergraduate course in Human Sexuality, covering many aspects of human sexuality, including paraphilias such as BDSM and others.
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I have been a Psychologist for over two decades (besides I can look younger!), interested in helping people to overcome their obstacles to reach their happiness. Most of them are in our mind, but we do not know how to deal with them.
Decades ago “mindfulness” and “coaching” were not a thing. Still, with the time we associated these names with this process.
I consider myself both a Psychologist and a Coach. Let us say a particular fusion.
I am a registered Coaching Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Also, I am a member of the American Psychological Society (APA), Society of Counseling Psychology, Society of Consulting Psychology, and the American Psychology-Law Society. I am a licensed Psychologist both in the UK and Mexico.
I have a vast intercultural experience since I have lived, studied, lectured, and researched in different countries and met many cultures in the process. Even one of my fields of work is cultural management and Human Rights. I am currently a collaborator of UNESCO Mexico on these matters (#UNESCOSanLuis #LaCulturaEsUnDerecho).
I am a full-time professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. I spend most time as a researcher. I am a Chartered Scientist by the Science Council (UK) and a National Researcher of the National System of Researchers in Mexico.
I got my PhD from the University of Barcelona (Spain), as an “International Doctor”, where I also got a Master’s degree. Additionally, I got a Master’s degree from the Pompeu Fabra University, as well in Barcelona, and my bachelor in Psychology in Mexico, at the Jesuit University ITESO.
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Toni Solenne, Ed.D, is an experienced professional dedicated to meeting the emotional and social needs of our diverse ^Ccommunity. Dealing with prejudice, coming out to ones family, sorting out an “authentic sense of self in the face of social expectations and pressures all this can lead to higher levels of depression and anxiety for those individuals living alternative styles and/or for LBGT folks. The goal of counseling is to help the client clarify his/her thoughts and feelings and to explore various options or solutions, including specialist referrals, groups and/or counseling. Dr. Solenne creates and facilitates a variety of groups onsite as she feels they are needed in the community. Theme-centered groups such as coming-out groups, relationship groups, and older/younger women’s/men’s groups have been and will be offered. Life Coaching Services Specializing in the Following Areas: Leadership/Executive Coaching; Relationship/Communication Coaching; and Identity Coaching. Please go to my website for more information: www.tonisolenne.com
Discover the clarity and confidence you need to create and nurture the best relationships of your life. Dr. Alana is a Relationship Coach who helps clients positively navigate through the changes we all experience on our journeys – no matter what the lifestyle. LGBT Polyamory and BDSM knowledgeable. Dr. Alana is a Teacher Coach Health Consultant and Chiropractor. Coaching across the country by phone email and Skype.
Dr. Amber began supporting and coaching relationship 5 years ago in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Amber has develop a keen interest in supporting those who are in alternative relationship settings, as there can be limited resources available for such individuals. She had several years of experience servicing as a volunteer in the local alternative lifestyle communities addressing non-monogamy, have lead local support groups in alternative relationships, and have been a presenter on alternative relationship with local groups such TNG:AZ, Arizona Poly Families, and Desert Dominion. She holds a B.S., M.S., and a PhD.
I am a Certified Sex Coach, clinical sexologist, and lifelong kinkster.
My practice is based in Munich, Germany but I work virtually around the world. I work 1:1 with clients, usually in the area of bringing their sexual expression to life. I also mentor explorers new to the BDSM and poly scenes and provide supervision to new sex coaches.
As the Curriculum Director at Sex Coach U, I support our students in their training and lead SAR to broaden appreciation of the spectrum of human sexual expression and behavior.
As a life coach, I offer professional support to help you reach your life goals at any stage. I provide personal coaching and consultation for adults, with specialties in: emotional intelligence, wellness/health management, relationship management and dating, communication skills, time management/organization, and career growth. It’s a slow process- teaching pacing and managing expectations are key to lasting progress. Participating in personal coaching can help people increase their ability to establish and maintain fulfilling relationships. With these relationships come the superior health benefits of physical contact and emotional intimacy, love, trust and not-so-cyber sex.
Dr. Justine Marie Shuey is a highly trained Sexuality Educator and Board Certified Sexologist with her Doctorate in Human Sexuality from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco CA; her Masters in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University; and Bachelors in English and Women & Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Justine presents workshops on a variety of topics related to sex and sexuality in an entertaining and interactive format for individuals of all ages. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Health & Human Sexuality at Middlesex County College, a Certified Gynecological Teaching Associate for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & New Jersey Medical School and a Safe Space Trainer/Board Member for Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Central New Jersey.
*** RELATIONSHIP, INTIMACY, and SPIRITUALITY COACHING *** (1) Working by phone or Skype all over the U.S. and the world (2) Founder & Director: The Relationship Institute – Boca Raton, FL – and – Fairfield, IA (3) Creator: Re-Integration Technology (innovative, powerful, rapid methods of healing our old wounds (emotional/physical constrictions to success and happiness), and of turning off our old life-sabotaging programming, so we can unfold the richness of our full masculine and feminine energies, harmonize our needs for intimacy and space, integrate our sexuality/love/spirituality, and live ecstasy in our daily life.) (4) Relationship and intimacy coach (“The Relationship Doctor”) for 35 years (5) Specializing in working with non-traditional lifestyles (bdsm, naturism, polyamory, tantra, swinging, lgbtq, etc.) (6) One of a small group of coaches across the country who are more than open-minded or “friendly” toward these lifestyles, but have actually deeply explored most of them and can understand the energies and dynamics from direct personal experience. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ***EDUCATION*** (1) Ph.D. in counseling, University of Chicago (2) Ph.D. in vedic psychology, M.E.R.U. – Switzerland and India (3) Initiated teacher of vedic knowledge: Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga, deep vedic meditation, ayur veda, tantra, vedanta ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- ***OTHER WORK*** (1) Taught at 7 universities and 8 international educational organizations. (2) Author, speaker/educator, sex educator. (3) International tantra workshop leader (creating ideal relationship, unfolding god/goddess in each other, enjoying sacred sexuality). —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–***LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE*** —————————————————————————-(1) BDSM: I’m a well-known and respected bdsm player, performer, and educator, drawing large and enthusiastic audiences for my scenes mixing the erotic, the energetic, the loving, the humorous, and the spiritual layers of life. My performance-art scenes have been photographed and published in American and European BDSM magazines. I’ve won top awards at BDSM competitions and been asked to give educational talks and demonstrations for 25 groups and play spaces around the country. I’ve been a member of bdsm support groups for 23 years I was elected to the board of directors of the former south Florida group (SPICE) as education director I helped found a bdsm play club in Washington, D.C. ———–(2) POLYAMORY: I’ve lived various forms of polyamory all my adult life. I was a founding board member and program director of CPN – the poly support/education group for the Washington D.C./Baltimore area I currently organize the PolyConscious South Florida Meetup and Facebook groups with over 1000 members. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-***HOW I WORK*** (1) I work with coaching clients in person (in south Florida and Iowa) and by phone and Skype all over the world. (2) My rates are very reasonable ($60-100/hour – sliding scale), and I’m very easy to talk to. (3) Our first 30-minute session by phone is free (to get to know each other, and to hear about your goals). (4) I’m also respected for my complete discretion/privacy and my deeply non-judgmental attitude. (5) My work is solution-oriented, short term, deep, and effective. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ***INVITATION*** Please call me and we’ll talk. I’m honored to be of service: Dr. Michael Dean Goodman, 561-350-3930, email@example.com, TantraMaster108 on FetLife (kinky side), Michael Dean Goodman on Facebook (vanilla side)
Dr. Ruth Neustifter is an experienced sexuality educator and relationship coach based in the DC area with clients around the world. She works with clients seeking new levels of pleasure and intimacy regardless of their past and current challenges. Dr. Ruthie specializes in sex and disabilities and in survivors of violence as well as generalist sex education and coaching. She has extensive experience working with gender and sex queer clients diverse relationship types and the kink community. At the same time she also does a great deal of work with conservative traditional individuals and couples. Sessions are typically held by phone or webcam (Skype Google Chat etc.) but may be arranged live. Dr. Neustifter also offers groups for those seeking professional mentorship (fellow sex educators and other sex-positive professionals) and women seeking to increase intimacy and pleasure in their lives. She is published in academic journals and her mainstream book The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty will come out in the summer of 2011.
Elizabeth Cartwright Xstatic Now 3257 S. Parker Road # 4-506 Denver CO 80014 720.297.9942 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.xstaticnow.com New Consciousness Training. Youre already Whole & Complete & Your Soul Knows It! Learn how to be empowered by everything.
I got my start working in a residential treatment facility for adolescents with severe eating disorders, which paved the way toward my passion in working with individuals in identity formation and effective relationship building. I love working with adolescents, young adults, and millenial-aged individuals, and I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, and anxiety. I take a holistic approach to therapy, leaning heavily on the teachings of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I don’t believe that therapy is a “one size fits all” approach, and I enjoy the ability and flexibility to get creative to ensure that you have all of the tools you need to live the life you want. As a member of the community myself, my office is and always will be a safe space for all LGBTQIA+ persons or are exploring their sexuality, gender identity, and sexual interests. I am knowledgeable of and friendly toward individuals who identify as consensually non-monogamous/polyamorous or as practitioners of kink/BDSM or are interested in further exploring non-traditional relationship styles and structures.
I received my Bachelors in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then went on to receive my Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University in New York. I received my clinical license (LCSW) in 2018 while living in Delaware working alongside an incredible team of clinicians in a group private practice. It was there that I further developed my treatment specialties and became known as “the” clinician for severe eating disorders and borderline personality presentations.
From a young age, my generation was taught to embrace the mantras of “toxic positivity,” and research has shown the emotional toll a lifetime of these beliefs can have on a person’s identity formation, especially through adolescence and young adulthood. As we start to try to answer questions about who we are and what we want out of life, we can feel burdened by the expectations of other people, eventually stifling our true identities so we can stop trying to “fit a square peg in a round hole,” as it were. Adolescents and young/emerging adults deserve better. You deserve a space where you can be exactly who you are and become exactly who you want to be, in a way that makes you feel seen and validated. At its core, my aspiration is to be exactly the kind of therapist my generational peers and I would have needed in our formative years. A therapist who is authentic, real, nonjudgmental, will call you out when needed (but gently!), and genuinely cares about your success.
Working with clients from a collaborative narrative approach, getting past ‘who I was raised to be’ to who I want to be today and forever more. If you’re asking yourself ‘is this it? This can’t be all there is…’ Let’s talk, and find your inner wealth. Ethical non-monogamy, BDSM, gender fluidity, power exchange, individually or within your personal relational dynamic. www.AustinAlternativeCounseling.com
I am a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner and I train others in this powerful approach to healing and personal growth. In my one-on-one sessions I use IFS to help you explore and transform your own inner system. Most peoples inner world is a jumble of thoughts, feelings and emotions. IFS allows you to find the calm in the middle of that storm and from that vantage point love and transform parts of yourself that might be in extreme roles or carrying burdens. This can change this jumbled up inner world into a place of inner-peace and clarity. Typically we focus on an area of your life where you would like to have a breakthrough. It might be relationship, career or personal happiness. We then explore the issue from a inner-parts perspective. Ill help you understand the system of inner parts that is at play. Ill then guide you through an established process of getting to know and transforming these parts of yourself. This typically involves me gently guiding you inside to discover your inner world using IFS techniques. You will build new ways of relating with these parts of yourself and ultimately unburden them. These sessions are incredibly powerful and can help transform long standing patterns in a short period of time. 30 years of meditation and spiritual practice allows me to hold a field of healing Presence while you do the work. Many people find they can do very deep personal work with me immediately because of the field of safety they feel around me. Through my own work I have become very grounded in deep places of calm and you will sense that when we work together. I typically do a 75 minutes session at a cost of $110. You can work with me weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. If you feel very called to this work and cannot afford it, please contact me. I do have a limited number of sliding scale slots available. Please call and we can do an initial free 30 minute session where we can discuss what is happening for you and decide whether I might be the person to help you with it. In addition to the healing work I do I own a company called Leatherpost.com. I am extremely knowledgeable in almost all areas of kink.
Working with the conscious and subconscious mind thru various techniques including coaching to help my clients make changes and achieve goals. Working with poly/kinky/alternative lifestyle clients in my office one on one, as well as phone and skype sessions. Meeting them where they are, and leading them to a much happier and healthier mind and life.
Online coaching for LGBT+ and kinky people who need to be able to have a confidential, non-judgemental space in which to explore their values, beliefs, challenges, desires and motivations. Whether you’re trying to have better relationships, or make changes to your working life, one-to-one coaching from English Leather Master can help you.
In addition to coaching I have written a FREE ebook, Mastering Life, which shows how LGBT+ and kinky people can live a better life in relationships that are often ignored by the mainstream self-help authors. Download your free copy at www.englishleathermaster.com/mastering-life
I also run a Mastering Life online course to help you to examine your life and love in a small group setting.
Currently also training to be a clinical hypnotherapist, I’m able to offer relaxing and ego strengthening hypnosis sessions to people who want to find a bit of calm in their lives.
I offer counseling and coaching for individuals, couples, and more-somes that seek to better understand themselves and their relationships. The whom, how, when, and why matters not to me. I am here without judgement, ready to help you meet your connection goals. As a licenced counselor, relationship coach, and registered yoga teacher, I bring 13 years of experience to empowering individuals and couples to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. I take this work seriously, but rarely myself. My clients and students appreciate the acceptance, laughter and insight I offer. I work to bring a unique blend of inspiration, encouragement, fun, and comfort to sessions. I will gently, but firmly push your mind, heart, and relationship to new levels of connection. Let’s be expansive together!
I work with couples, individuals and members of poly relationships. I am personally experienced with open relationships and a variety of kink practices. Regardless of the relationship structure many people seek support in accessing their inner wisdom is dealing with the issues of power, possessiveness, manipulation, submissiveness with strength, domination with intimacy and a range of other issues. i provide a safe and supportive space to deal with and resolve these issues.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, under supervision, I am an sex-positive, empathetic, and resourceful counselor and I am part of the kink and poly communities in Los Angeles. I have lived in Paris, worked in several education-based sex stores, and teach sex-positivity to clinicians and the general public. All these experiences have combined to make me a advocate for authentic expression. I am committed to creating a safe environment to explore the frontiers of sexuality, intimacy, and culture. I seek to collaborate with you and assist you to re-design and enhance your relationship to yourself and others. Often, a client comes in for one issue, and after closer examination, comes to realize that their challenges/distress are linked to ways of being that no longer work or only work at the cost of the client’s relationships. I believe one of the goals of therapy is not to rid oneself of these “defenses”, but to give a voice to what they are trying to protect you from and appreciate that they developed for good reasons. In our work together, we can find ways to see fear, resentment, and anger as signals and develop ways to take care of yourself that are based on self-compassion and embracing your complexity and the complexity of others.