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 am passionate about the work I do with clients and consider each client my teacher. I feel honored to hear their stories.
I am committed to working with populations that by virtue of their gender identity, race, social status, sexual orientations, and diverse life experiences have been subjected to profound lessened life chances that carry with them substantial trauma. It is clients with multiple and complex traumas that I am most invested in helping find balance and self-efficacy. These include: transgender and genderqueer clients; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer clients; Native clients and clients of color; those with complex trauma (including military/war, sexual trauma including childhood sexual abuse); Native clients subjected to ongoing state, colonial, and gender violence; those struggling with dissociative disorders; clients in need of healthy sexuality support (including fetishes, kinks, BDSM, leather community, sex therapy, both with individuals and couples); those with anxiety disorders; clients with chronic illnesses that need help finding acceptance; and those with phase of life problems.
My professional training includes EMDR and as well as training in couples counseling, substance abuse, and motivational interviewing. I also have advanced sexuality training and I can provide sex therapy and sex education to clients. I have a special focus on helping to heal the intersections of sexuality, identity, and trauma where so many of us have been hurt.
Sarah Levinson is a relationship enthusiast with over 20 years of coaching experience. In the past nine years, she has focused on counseling on creative relationship structures, consensual non-monogamy and intimacy with individuals, couples and other configurations. During this time, she created the Polyamorous Women’s Discussion Group in NYC, a focal point for thought leaders in consensual non-monogamy for 8 years. She and Dr. Sisti also host the ongoing Polyamorous Men’s Discussion Group in NYC. Together they facilitated Relationship Anarchy: A Panel Discussion. They also created Consensuality: Experientials that Challenge Awareness with Rachel Klechevsky, LMSW. Sarah has also led workshops on creating rules within polyamorous relationships at Burning Man. Sarah has participated on several panels addressing polyamory and children.
She has done extensive workshopping with the Human Awareness Institute and is currently engaged in several relational and intimacy-focused workshops and trainings including Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT), FAP, DBT, Gottman couples work and sex therapy coursework at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Current MSW candidate at SUNY Buffalo.
Prior to her focus on non-monogamy, Sarah counseled lawyers in their career choices and advised law firm management on strategic hiring of lateral partners and groups for over 20 years. Sarah received her JD from Columbia University School of Law, completed postgraduate studies at Oxford University and received her BA from the University of Miami.
I have a passion for working with people struggling with substances, intimacy issues, partner betrayal, and developmental and adult trauma. My approach is grounded in research with interventions that are guided by neurobiology, attachment theory, and trauma informed care. I incorporate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Mindfulness practices.
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I hope to help you somehow.
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.
If you are more interested in my profile as a researcher, please visit my Google Scholar profile or my ORCiD:
I’m a Limited Permit therapist with Steuben County Community Services. My specialty is in the intersection of LGBTQIA+, Polyamory, and/or Kink’s with counseling. I’m trained in Person Centered Therapy and practice using a mix of different counseling styles based on what works best for my clients.
In my undergraduate I received a B.A. in Sexuality Studies with a focus on Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Education from The Ohio State University. While completing my Master’s at Alfred University I taught a series of extracurricular pleasure positive inclusive sex education sessions. After completing that program I attended the London School of Economics and Political Science where I studied Sexuality where I focused on Kink and wrote my dissertation about the London Rope Community.
As an individual I’ve been involved in various kink communities since around 2015, as such I’m not only kink aware but kink friendly and knowledgeable. If I don’t know your kink, I’m excited to do the research on my own to learn more and make sure you feel comfortable in session.
To schedule with me call the Corning office (number listed below, without extension). You may have to have an intake session with another clinician but you can request me as your counselor. If you are not a resident of Steuben County you may be able to get an exception to use our services. If this is not possible please feel free to email me and I’ll see how I can help.
Arianne (she/her/hers) works with adults interested in improving some aspect of their life. For individuals, this can involve ameliorating the effects of trauma, adapting to transitions such as career change or parenthood, or working with stress, anxiety or depression. For couples, triads, or other relationships, Arianne helps all members find clarity in their communication so that they can have the relationship they want.
How do you craft the story of your life?
We all have stories or patterns that we learned either as children, or developed as we grew up. What stories support your vision?
(“I have a fulfilling relationship,”” I am successful in my career,”” I am a good parent.”)
What other stories might hinder you?
(“I will never be enough,”” it is my fault.”)
Sometimes we may not even hear the stories we tell ourselves, but only feel that something is holding us back. Uncovering that, and crafting the right stories, is key to achieving your goals. We start by finding where contentment or joy may lie for you, strive to understand any obstacles, and discover your strengths to step past them.
Finally, because past experiences feed into our social interactions, the inclusion of current trauma science can deepen our work together. I am trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (CRM and TRM1) and practice mindfulness-based EMDR.
What stands between you and the life you want to live?
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #114096
(supervised by Eliza Steel, LMFT #107513)
Who am I and how does this work?
So, how does this work? Well, in short we’re going to talk about how you got to where you are to figure out what is helping you and what is hurting you. We’ll talk about your experiences, memories, thoughts, feelings, and goals related to your concerns to establish exactly what you want out of this process. Then we’re going to use science based tools to help you get where you want to be as efficiently as possible.
Areas of Expertise
The simple act of talking can do amazing things. Combine that with decades of research and years of training and you have a process that can help heal tremendous wounds. Bring in your expertise on your own life and I’ll use my training to help you build the life you want.
Relationship and Sexual Concerns
Sex Therapy- Heal from sexual dysfunction, communication issues, performance issues, or whatever else is getting in the way of a healthy and fulfilling sex life
LGBT+ Affirmative Counseling
Alternative sexual expressions- No matter how you like to consensually love, you’re welcome here! This may include: BDSM, Kink, Leather, Fetish, M/s and D/s relationships, etc.
Alternative Relationship Styles- Polyamory, Swinging, “Open” relationships, etc.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Sometimes life feels overwhelming, and that’s normal. But what about when it feels overwhelming all the time? When you can’t relax, even if you want to? Learn how to tame the anxiety beast and allow yourself to de-stress using tools from a variety of evidence-based therapies.
Being a woman can be intensely frustrating and confusing even with all the strides made in gender equality. People tell you when, how, and even if you should have a family. Employers treat you differently. You work twice as hard to get half as far. Your body is a topic of legislation. They way in which you present your woman-ness, the size of your body, the clothes you wear, your sexuality, the way you speak- is under constant critique no matter what you do. There are so many “rules” for how to live and they’re all in conflict and changing constantly. Let’s talk about how YOU want to live your life.
I provide in-person as well as telehealth counseling services via SimplePractice to individuals, couples, and families. In addition to a comprehensive perspective and incorporating enjoyable activities that foster engagement and progress in therapy, I collaborate with clients (as well as their other care professionals) to help them meet their goals.
Whether you are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral issues, progress and health are within your reach.
I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in private practice as a mental health provider. As a member of this community, I know how important it can be to find someone who understands sexual diversity when you are looking for a therapist. All of my services are conducted online through a video platform, so I can provide therapy to anyone in the State of California.
My job is to have hope for people, and I have a passion for assisting others reach their fullest potential in life. I believe all human beings hold inherent worth and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter who you are, where you’ve been, and what you’ve done. You have value, and you matter.
Whatever you’re going through, I am here to support you, without judgment or bias. My approach to therapy is down-to-earth, meeting people where they are through conversation. I view all of my work through a social justice lens. Quality therapy requires full consciousness of the inter-sectional identities and complex stressors that affect our lives.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a well-trained and experienced mental health provider. I also have a diverse set of work experiences that have shaped how I approach psychotherapy. I am both a Navy Veteran and a former Peace Corps Volunteer, but I spent the early years of my career as a community organizer in Los Angeles.
I have worked with many different populations in various locations, from New York City to Botswana, and I have a total of 4 years’ experience living and working abroad. While studying mental health and therapy at Columbia University in New York City, I had multiple opportunities that allowed me to learn from the best in the field.
My clinical foundation was built on working with adult survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. I also volunteered my time on a national LGBT youth suicide hotline. After New York, I joined the military to serve as a Naval Officer. I worked as an active duty mental health provider at 5 different duty stations, including two tours as the Director of Mental Health Departments on military installations. During those years, I treated nearly every mental health condition but maintained a specialty in treating issues related to trauma and/or sexuality. Today, I work with a variety of populations, including Veterans, refugees, and sex offenders.
I am a proud Californian. San Diego is home, but I was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. I come from a blue-collar, working-class family. A midwesterner at heart, I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology at The Ohio State University. Early life experiences shaped my values in compassion, honesty, hard work, and empathy.
I may be a trained clinician, but you are the expert on your life. Therapy is a collaborative process in assisting you to find greater peace in life. It can be hard work, but I’ll help to carry the burden. I look forward to hearing your story.
I am Kristen Knapick, MA, LMHC practicing in Seattle, WA, USA with a blend of exploring Family of Origin relationships to root out sources of emotional distress while using Object Relations Therapy to minimize “”symptoms”” and learn new skills. As a result of my training and paths in life I have had a wide array of experiences with a variety of sexualities, genders, relationships, ethnicities, cultures, belief systems, employments, economic backgrounds and expressions thereof. I invite you to bring your Truest Self to our sessions knowing you will learn in time that it is safe to do so with me.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 30 years of experience working as a Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and sexuality issues.
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and the Leather community, living within an alternative lifestyle.
My counseling style is respectful and affirming. You have experienced judgment in your life, and I am here to be supportive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and existential theory, believing you have the answers within you. I just help you find them.
I will work with you to define goals and issues, and to communicate with you in a way that is helpful.
I am here to assist you in your journey.
I look forward to working with you!
By working through telehealth, I can see you no matter where you live, from the privacy of your own home. See my website link.
I am available at unscheduled times throughout the day for chat (times and amount of time vary), and by appointment on my calendar.
I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW 92435) under supervision by Adrina McCarthy( LMFT #107939)
*Currently Accepting CA clients only*
I’m a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles, I obtained my Bachelor’s from UCLA and Master’s of Social Work from the University of Kansas. I specialized in interdisciplinary healthcare and led groups for behavioral pain management. Since interning in the family clinic at KU, I’ve volunteered at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. I am passionate about mindfulness, sex-positive education, and mental health.
My personal beliefs & interests
2020 has been a doozy of a year for all of us, and we’ve needed to find ways to cope with pandemic-level stress. In addition to YouTube yoga, sourdough bread-making, and Zoom parties, therapy is an indispensable tool for addressing your mental health needs. My goal is to provide a space to unapologetically be yourself and gain personal mastery.
My approach is:
1. Strengths-based: let’s identify the strengths you already have and use them to accomplish your goals.
2. Client-centered: you know you best! I’m here as a facilitator not a director
3. Evidenced-based: I love to geek out on data and use methodologies based in research.
Therapy is a process. I believe there is no one size fits all solution. As a result, I approach each situation with curiosity and openness. I am here and ready to listen with empathy, ask questions, and suggest therapeutic modalities. Let’s work together to try-on solutions that work best for you.
I trained as a counselor in the heart of San Francisco – land of inclusiveness, sexual exploration and no judgments! I specialize in addressing alternative relationship styles, including kink, consensual non-monogamy and LGBTQIA. If you are searching for a forum to improve your relationships and to become your best self, without shame, secrecy, or having to fit into anyone else’s concept of “normal”, then you’ve come to the right place. I recognize the unhealthy dynamics that can become entrenched between people who care deeply for one other and I help clients return to the connection and vulnerability that they have lost. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist, a somatic psychotherapist and a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing since 2008.
Counseling, education and consulting with a focus on solution oriented individualized recovery. Our practice emphasises the needs of gender, sexuality and relationship structure minorities including those who are kink/BDSM/leather oriented. Areas of specialty Addictions Adult ADD/ADHD Autism Mood Disorders Art Therapy Sex Therapy Relationship Counseling Family Counseling Within our practice we have 5 clinicians who can serve individuals in the states of GA and one who can serve GA and FL using distance counseling services. Please see our website www.modernpath.net for more information and individual clinician profiles.
Myself and my supervisee and colleague therapists provide mental health & recovery services in Utah including for LGBTQ+ and alternative relationship/kink/poly community needs amongst others. We are a radical informed consent & trauma informed space with multiple talented clinicians from MFT, LCSW, CMHC, SUDC and masters internship disciplines.
We offer evening, limited weekend and format-adaptive services. We provide HIPAA-compliant teletherapy services and safe in-person therapy options. Sliding-scale direct pay & insurances are accepted including UofU, Select Health, BCBS, EMI, Cigna & more.
The main goal of my practice is to provide a safe place for clients who fall outside of the mainstream for whatever reason to get the therapy they need. I specialize in working with clients in the polyamorous, kink, fetish, swinger, LGB, queer, gender queer and trans communities. I provide individual and relationship/couples therapy for clients experiencing problems in a wide variety of areas including but not limited to; depression, anxiety, body image issues, gender issues, sexual identity issues, lack of sexual desire, sexual compulsions, mood fluctuations, sexual functioning problems, substance abuse and relationship problems. I also have extensive experience helping clients negotiate consensual non-monogamy and work through the complicated feelings surrounding that. I am working towards certification as a sex therapist.
I am licensed in the state of SC (Licensed Professional Counselor – LPC), but during the COVID 19 Pandemic I am able to work with clients from different states. See my website for which ones. I have worked as a counselor for over 15 years and have worked in text therapy for the last 3 years.
My specialty is working with people who struggle with anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience in crisis intervention. I have real life experience with LGBTQIA+ and alternative relationship styles (e.g. polyamory and other forms of non-monogamy) and implement that experience into my counseling for those that need that extra support. I’m open minded and non-judgmental and look forward to working with you no matter what the concern.
Hello, I’m Samuel Murray (he/his), a marriage and family therapist specializing in relationship and sex therapy. I provide culturally aware sex and relationship therapy to individuals, couples, partners and more. I help people experience more pleasure, find erotic fulfillment, and communicate well in their relationships. We provide a friendly, safe, and affirming space for those who are part of the kink, BDSM, consensual non-monogamy and polyamory communities. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcoming. We affirm your unique expression of positive sexuality and consensually practiced pleasure! You can be assured that your needs will be met with therapy that is both compassionate and judgment-free.
There are many different experiences that lead you to being here, now. Those experiences are as much a part of you as the air you breath. Maybe you are looking for a space to get away from the storm of life, and feel a little peace. Maybe your false peace, the face you show the world, needs to be tested and measured against your genuine inner desires. And maybe you just want to be able to laugh for five minutes without feeling like you are letting somebody down by doing so.
I am a clinician in Athens, Georgia. With the University of Georgia right up the road, many of my clients are young people trying to figure out what they want in this life, or how to get what they’ve decided they want. If anything about this offer is of interest to you, I encourage you to reach out. Let’s have a chat, see if I could be of help to you.
Welcome to transMISSION wellness — a South Seattle Wellness Collective with a focus on LGBTQ+ and non-mono/poly communities. We offer mental health, coaching, acupuncture, consulting, and more. We welcome all bodies, all gender identities, and all relationship styles. Some insurances accepted. By appointment only.
“Pressure makes Diamonds; Irritation makes Pearls” – this is my personal motto.
Allow me to help you help yourself! My personal experience and acceptance of alternative lifestyles and multiculturalism place me in a keen space to work effectively and discreetly with individuals from many backgrounds in the areas of general counseling, substance abuse, domestic violence, alternative lifestyles, kink, Leather, BDSM, LGBTQ+, stress/anger management, depression, anxiety and other areas of concern.
I have written two books: one from the erotic genre – TempT and one from self-help – My Last Nerve!.
I have a high sense of acceptance and empathy for people including non-traditional unions such as polyamory, open relationships and other dynamics as defined by the people in the relationship. I am the voice of VoicedMania and I look forward to helping you and offering you support while you mark your successes and achieve your goals.
I do not accept insurance, which keeps in line with my focus on discretion. I accept fees on a sliding scale if needed. We can negotiate. The most important thing is to support your goals of making a positive personal change in your life. Remember “Pressure makes Diamonds; Irritation makes Pearls.”