I run a private practice in the Mission district of San Francisco with adults, teens, tweens, and relationships. Primarily, I address issues related to trauma and abuse, including harm reduction and behavioral interventions for high risk behaviors. I also work with young professionals to address challenges they are facing in succeeding or advancing in career, relationships, and other areas of life– including stress management, increasing positive mood, accessing flow states, and more.
I always strive to create a space that is friendly, aware, and affirming of marginalized identities, including sexual and gender identities (LGBTQ+), non-monogamy/polyamory, and kink/BDSM. I am aware of intersectional identities, and work to honor and address the dynamics in the therapy room.
In order to learn more about me, and schedule a time for a complimentary consultation, please go to my website: https://annamcdonaldtherapy.com.
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.
Outside of my years of personal experience in non-monogamous relationships, I bring my training and background in Gottman Method Couples therapy, Somatic Experiencing® techniques, mindfulness meditation, and my coaching credentials certified by the non-profit International Coach Federation. You can see the full list of my education and credentials on the About page.
I approach each session with the intention ofempowering you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand your situation, to uncover the actionable steps you can take to reach a solution, and to craft the relationships that you want to have. I strive to create a safe space where your thoughts and feelings can be heard, and where you can learn more about yourself through self-inquiry, mindfulness, and custom-tailored exercises.
- polyamory (hierarchal, non-hierarchal, solo polyamory and more)
- open relationships and open marriages
- opening up closed relationships or closing previously open relationships
- developing conscious monogamous relationships
- the LGBTQIA community
- the ace spectrum (asexual, demisexual, greysexual, aromantic, demiromantic, etc)
- BDSM and kinksters
- relationship anarchists
- sex workers
- trauma survivors and people living with PTSD
- people of any gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship format
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!
My passion is helping adults and couples/relationships navigate the complexities of being human. Everyone has their own unique story, and my goal is to help each client become the director of their own story by empowering them to take charge of their life.
I strive to create an atmosphere of warmth, safety, and curiosity in therapy. My style tends to be friendly, engaged, and active. We will work together to help you make greater sense of your life and improve how you feel.
I integrate a number of different psychological theories and methods into therapy, and my expertise includes psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, family systems, and mindfulness-based modalities. This means I try to balance addressing present-day challenges with identifying and healing the roots of those challenges, which often involve our formative experiences and relationships.
I feel it is important to consider and explore our internal experience of ourselves and others, as well as identify how our thoughts, feelings, and close relationships might interact in our lives and minds to create both difficulties and opportunities.
Appreciation of each person’s unique cultural context is very important to me, and I have experience working with people of many diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, relationship practices, racial/ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and spiritual beliefs.
I provide psychotherapy to residents of California either in-person (post-pandemic) in Pasadena or online via video therapy. Working with kinky and/or polyamorous and consensually non-monogamous people and relationships is one of my therapeutic specialties, as well as areas of my ongoing research work. To learn more about my work and approach, please visit my website at www.RyanWitherspoon.com
I look forward to seeing what we can discover together.
Working for over a decade with individual, couples, and poly-families in the Las Vegas valley. Specializing in the Kink, Lifestyle, Poly-Family, and LGBTQAI Communities.
Therapy is an opportunity to build trust in yourself and others, redefine your sense of self, choose your values, shift your relationship to the past, and create a life of meaning and engagement. I provide a contained space to have challenging, growth interactions as you create safety individually and together. In relationship work, I present ideas and ways of interacting, and you collaborate to create what is a good fit for you. There is no one right way to have relationships — only what is right for your relationship values.
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.
There are few incidents more distressing than the experience of being judged and rejected by a health care professional we went to for help and understanding. Yet this is typical for those of us in alternative lifestyles and can leave us feeling even more hopeless and suspecting maybe we there is something wrong with who we are and what we do that seems so natural and sustaining in our world. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with 30 years experience in practice – experienced for even longer in alternative sexual lifestyles including BDSM, swinging and polyamory. I am well-versed in working with LGBT individuals as well.
My reputation is known in the alternative field for many years as one of the few therapists in my area (Philadelphia vicinity) to go to for help. While many people come to me through the grapevine or personal encounters, professional colleagues will refer individuals to me as my knowledge and experience in these areas is well known. I am empathetic and provide unconditional respect; however, I will not hesitate in being frank and direct with you when it would be of benefit.
In addition to understanding and collaborating with people who come to me for help, I am skilled in a wide range of therapies and, as you might expect, professional, while deeply unconventional. I strongly believe that therapy should productive and never be boring. My practice is holistic, creative, and results-oriented.
I help with many life-style problems, including communication and contracting, psycho-education, and general counseling. I also specialize in treating varieties of trauma, anxiety disorders, grief, emotional regulation, and self-esteem issues. The therapies I use include various forms of cognitive-behavioral therapies, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Therapy, EMDR, and traditional methods drawn from the shamanistic/spiritual/magical healing practices of other cultures and systems.
Counseling partners can become a primary focus at times, e.g., dealing with the negative reaction of the more straight member, or problems in an alternative relationship(s). However, I will not meet with anyone who is being forced to attend a session (we all know the keystone word: “consensual”). Ultimately, the best way to decide is to talk with me on the phone, and if you feel encouraged, meet with me to see whether there is a fit.
Research has consistently shown that the connection between the individual and the counselor plays the strongest role in therapeutic outcomes. While I do not take insurance for ethical, business, as well as confidential reasons, my sessions are 2 hours and reasonably priced. However, in many cases I can supply receipts which will result in some reimbursement from your insurance company or flex account.
I’m a psychologist, social worker and systemic consult (DGSF, in training), I offer professional online counseling that covers topics such as open relationships, relationship anarchy, polyamory, sex-positive lifestyle, as well as topics such as BDSM and fetish.
Especially for relationships off the conventional models, there is often a lack of professionals who are aware and familiar with these topics.
Through this interdisciplinary education and my humanistic view of man, it is possible for me to include psychological aspects, life circumstances and personal relationships in an undogmatic and holistic way. Therefore I can optimally accompany my clients by considering different approaches and perspectives. I support self-reflection through an appreciative, non-judgmental and resource-oriented approach.
Love Positive Counseling is all about infusing every moment with love, for self and others. From love comes compassion, respect, and consideration. By bringing love into your individual and relationship therapy process, I hope to bring more love into your heart, your life. We all have the power to change the world with our passion, dreams, and smiling faces.
Relationships that value love are more fulfilling, emotionally and spiritually. We can foster more love, respect, and compassion in your relationships through empathic connection. We can heal emotional injuries, inspire more passion, and create the relationships of your dreams. I particularly love helping people considering and exploring ethical non-monogamy (swinging, polyamory) navigate the choppy waters of uncharted territory in their relationships.
Because I am so passionate about this work, I host a weekly polyamory support group for anyone in or considering polyamorous relationships. More details are available here: Poly Support Group.
Love extends beyond the connection between people. Love for self is a powerful healer. We can focus on fostering more love for your self, boosting self-esteem, confidence, authenticity; alleviating depression, anxiety, uncertainty; healing pain and trauma. I particularly love helping people transitioning from a conceptualized self based on societal and familial expectations to an idealized sense of self based on their true nature. I’m passionate about helping transgender youth (13-26) and their families who are discovering their identity and individuality.
Because I am so passionate about this work, I facilitate a free weekly support group for transgender or gender non-conforming youth (13-23). More details are available here: Trans* Youth Group.
I work primarily with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, increasing my clients’ psychological flexibility – contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being and changing or persisting in behavior based on chosen values. I also incorporate Family Systems Theory in both individual and relationship therapy. Our family experience greatly influences the way we relate with people in the present day. Understanding our most influential relationships can bring understanding and love for our self.
The therapeutic relationship is sacred, built on comfort and trust, and I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to improve your world.
When you’re ready to live and love more authentically… Begin your journey here: www.lovepositivecounseling.com
Mindful Sex and Relationship Therapy, LLC is a private practice specializing in sexual and relationship issues. Terri provides nurturing guidance and mindful approaches to various issues, including sexual dysfunction, affairs, and gender identity. Terri is a sex-positive therapist and can help you understand and express your sexual desires in a healthy consensual way. She will be honored to help you live a happy (and sexually fulfilling!) life with the ones that you love.
Do you feel there’s something missing in your relationship, but don’t know where to start in rebuilding your connection? Have you tried to talk to your partner about the issues between you, but feel discouraged in finding answers that bring real and lasting change?
Relationships can become complicated over time as communication breaks down, and arguments become filled with defensiveness and unresolved anger. Whether you find yourselves arguing the same points over and over again, or shutting down and saying nothing out of defeat, you may feel like you’re getting nowhere in improving your overall life together.
Discovering your particular relationship ‘ruts’ can be the beginning to finding common ground and healing the conflicts between you. I can help. Together, we can address issues such as lost intimacy and love, broken trust, infidelity, ineffective communication, imbalance of time together and space apart, boredom, codependency, or issues specific to alternative lifestyles.
I’m a licensed professional counselor and AASECT certified sex therapist specializing in BDSM, kink, polyamory, non-monogamy, sex work, and other alternative lifestyles.
Psychotherapy can and does work.
Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (ACA, 2010). At Renew, we want to empower you with the tools to . . .
- find happiness and fulfillment
- uncover habitual patterns and create a positive path
- create a new vision with new options
- find balance in a life that is constantly changing
- unlock creativity
- access your own inner guide
- heal from the inside out
- grow into your full potential
Our counseling services are offered from our office or by Telehealth appointments.
Behavioral Health Therapy
Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health issues and disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Such persons may help individuals deal with issues associated with addiction and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.
- Mood Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Trauma Reprocessing
- Stress Management
- Therapeutic Yoga/Mindfulness
Life Coaching h is a type of wellness professional who helps people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. Life coaches aid their clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives. Life coaches can help you clarify your goals, identify the obstacles holding you back, and then come up with strategies for overcoming each obstacle. In creating these strategies, life coaches target your unique skills and gifts. By helping you to make the most of your strengths, life coaches provide the support you need to achieve long-lasting change.
- Business, executive, and leadership coaching
- Career coaching
- Dating and relationship coaching
- Diet and fitness coaching
- Divorce coaching
- Family life coaching
- Financial coaching
- Health and wellness coaching
- Life skills coaching
- Mental health coaching
- Spirituality coaching
Integrative Health Coaching & Integrative Medicine
Integrative Health Coaching (IHC) empowers you to make lasting health behavior changes for your lifelong well-being. It bridges the gap between medical recommendations and your abilities to successfully implement those recommendations into your complex life. Integrative health puts the patient or client at the center of the care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
What does Integrative Health Coaching look like?
- Integrative health coaches work with the whole person, taking time to listen to your concerns, and asking powerful questions to help motivate you to make changes.
- Coaching helps facilitate behavior change in a structured, supportive partnership between you and your coach.
- Coaches can help you to identify obstacles to change and create strategies for forward movement.
- Coaches provide additional resources for making healthy behavior changes.
- Sessions can take place via the following: virtual, telephone, or in person.
- Teaching and improving coping skills with life’s ups and downs.
Sexual Health Education & Coaching
Sex education is teaching and training about a range of topics related to human sexuality and sexual health. These can include sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, sexual pleasure, sexuality across cultures, relationships, intimacy and many others. Providing information, advice and counseling to patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) plays a pivotal role in helping the patient understand and manage their sexual health without stigma attached. Sex coaching is the marriage of sexology – the scientific study of what people do sexually and how they think and feel about it, and coaching – a person-centred modality geared toward creating results in clients’ lives. Sexual health education and coaching service may look like community outreach and education, groups, partnership or one-on-one client sessions.
Who can benefit from Integrative & Sexual Health Coaching?
Erin Wallis, CSC, IHC
Erin Wallis is an Integrative Health Clinician, Coach and Skills Trainer, with a diverse educational background and certifications in allied health, early childhood education, special education, health and human services, advocacy, and human sexuality. Erin has worked in residential, hospital, educational and clinical settings. Erin conducts various support groups, skill based groups (such as dialectical behavioral therapy) and educational groups. Erin will walk with you on your unique journey to health and well-being, providing comprehensive, inclusive care.
When working with Erin you will be provided a safe, confidential space. Erin is a trained Culturally Responsive, LGBTQ+ Affirming, and Kink-Aware Professional.
Get Well * Be Well * Stay Well
I love working with people in various kinds of alternative lifestyles. I particularly enjoy working with people who are exploring polyamory (responsible non-monogamy) and/or who are working on the issues that a polyamorous lifestyle entails. I am polyamorous and I support people choosing the lifestyle that’s right for them, whether that’s poly or monogamy. Frequent presenter at national poly conferences. Over 35 years experience with poly issues. Phone sessions also available. Sliding scale.
I am founder and Executive Director of The Human Potential Center, which I founded in Austin in 1986. To get a clearer idea of my approach to life, relationships and growth, click the link below to download the Center brochure.
Snakk om seksualitet
Aud Jektvik is a social worker with further education in sexology and disabilities, and a certified trans knowledgeable healthcare worker. She is currently studying to be a sex therapist, and accepts clients at reduced rates until she recieves her certification from the Norwegian association for clinical sexology.
Jektvik has experience with healtcare and counseling and is particularly knowledgeable about BDSM, kink, disabilities, polyamory, LGBTQI+, trans care, gender identity, sexual identity, and more.
She welcomes individual clients, couples, polycules and groups. She is an experienced educator and writer and accepts assignments in norwegian or english.
I have come into work as a sex therapist with a reverence for sexual diversity and erotic intelligence. I am deeply rooted in my own personal journeys and explorations, as well as engagement with grassroots community organizing, academic theory and research, and ongoing clinical training. Where some therapeutic models might begin from an assumption of pathology, disease, and disorder, I find survival strength, resilience, and innate creativity at work even in the most challenging of experiences. Within the erotic is a life force that strives not just towards health but towards flourishing. I use modalities that cultivate the mind-body connection to help you explore what health and flourishing are for you.
Perhaps you are interested in exploring your gender, sexual orientation, or structures of your intimate relationships, challenges that occur in non-monogamous or kink relationships, or perhaps you need a gender and sexuality affirming space to discuss other aspects of your life. Perhaps you seek to explore sexual fantasy and desire, or are experiencing challenges in your sexual health. Perhaps you want to attend to the impacts of trauma. I specialize in working with trauma, consensual non-monogamy, kink and BDSM, sex work, intimate partnership grief, and compulsive sexual behavior. I am also situated in Queer, feminist, anti-racist, decolonizing, and liberation psychologies, and I cultivate culturally-attuned and socially-just relationships.