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.
En tant que thérapeute en relation d’aide, je vous aide à améliorer votre relation aux autres et à vous-même grâce à l’approche non directrice créatrice (ANDC). J’offre des services de thérapie individuelle pour adultes, de courte ou longue durée, à Montréal (Plateau Mont-Royal et Mile end) ainsi qu’en ligne via Skype ou Zoom.
La thérapie en relation d’aide vous propose un chemin vers l’autocréation, la liberté d’être, l’exploitation de votre unicité et l’épanouissement de votre plein potentiel personnel, relationnel et professionnel.
Originaire de Belgique, je me suis installé au Québec il y a plus de 15 ans pour y relever de nouveaux défis. Après avoir travaillé en tant que directeur des communications au sein de différents organismes culturels, j’ai désiré trouver une orientation professionnelle me permettant un travail plus humain et proche de mes valeurs.
Suite à une formation de trois ans au Centre de relation d’aide de Montréal (CRAM), je vous accueille dans un espace d’ouverture, sans jugement, où chacun peut recevoir écoute et empathie.
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 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.
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.
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.
My training as a social worker has given me the understanding of how both childhood and current life circumstances impact people. I work to assist you in understanding how to deal with your problems. My goal is never to provide answers for people, but to help people to understand themselves so that they can function and operate independently of their conflicts and problems.
I have extensive experience working with gay men, women, male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, couples, artists, and international clients. Bringing a sense of discovery and openness to seeing who a person is beneath the surface has imbued my career with clients who for a variety of reasons feel a sense of otherness or differentness that has greatly impacted their lives and that they wish to understand and explore.
My intention as a therapist is that together we can understand the challenges you bring in such areas as addictions, depression, anxiety, relationships, intimacy or sexuality and then look at how these issues stem from the underlying conflicts you face.
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)
As a gay cis male within the LGBTQ+ community I have a first hand understanding of the unique concerns and issues which arise for individuals, and couples, in the community. Topics and issues range widely and like our community, each individual is unique. Whether it be anxiety and depression or those compounded by other issues such as non-traditional relationships, lifestyle, HIV/AIDS, serodiscordant relationships, trauma, family, kink, or sex work, you have found a friendly and safe space to talk. People are unique, as such, solutions need to be too. I understand people enjoy different kinks and lifestyles, but you don’t need to navigate your concerns alone.
I am here for the benefit of the client. Together, we will find ways to bring the best version of themself to full realization. We work towards goals set together customized to client’s specific case. Specialties include working with acceptance therapy, reframing, CBT while remaining solutions-focused.
As a former New Yorker, I can be pretty direct. As a person in a second career, I understand the fear of stepping into the unknown. As a human being I relate to people having difficulties in finding the willingness to continue moving forward. Together we can work towards building the best version of you.
For more than 20 years, I have provided therapy to individuals, couples and groups, as well as offering training, consultation and clinical supervision to community organizations. My work centers around bridging transitions, fostering personal growth and developing compassionate responses and strategies to address life’s challenges. In addition to providing support and encouragement, I will challenge you to think critically about the choices you are making and to work toward overcoming the obstacles that may be keeping you from achieving your goals.
Whether you’re trying to learn something new, working on making a transition, or building your support network, you have a lot of choice about how and with whom you work on achieving your goals. There are therapists and other service providers to appeal to everyone’s personal style. Taking the time to find a professional who is not only credentialed, but who has an approach or philosophy that resonates with you is an important first step.
My approach to everything that I do is to be as real as I can be. Whether I’m working with an individual in a therapy session, presenting to a large audience or collaborating on a community project, I’ve never been someone who is good at faking it. What you see is what you get. I hold myself to the same standards to which I hold my clients—authenticity and honesty are essential. I provide my clients with an accurate reflection of what I see and a professional assessment of how they might do things differently. I will challenge you to think critically about the choices you make and the impact those choices are having on your life.
I rely heavily on resources that foster creativity and humor. I don’t rely on gimmicks or hidden agendas—if I’ve got information or tools that will help you, I will share them with you and encourage you to make them your own.
As a therapist, I work hard to be flexible and responsive to the needs of my clients. There may be times when you feel you need more encouragement and support and less constructive feedback. Other times you may find that confronting an issue head-on feels more productive. I will encourage both of us to be patient with the process and to pay close attention to progress so that we can make adjustments throughout our work together.
My areas of expertise include: mindfulness and meditation; strategies for coping with depression and anxiety; issues around sexuality, sexual functioning and relationships; sexual and gender identity; social skills; trauma; grief; substance use; attention training and living with uncertainty and change.
To find out more about me, check out my website at www.jennbrandel.com, or call me to set up an initial consultation to see if we may be able to work together effectively.
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 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.
CCS is a diversity affirming, lifestyle friendly practice that provides individual, couples, and family therapy. In addition CCS also provide psychological assessment as well EMDR. Our providers address various issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, and difficulties associated with family dynamics. CCS accepts various insurances; self-pay, and EAP benefits. Please contact us with question and to schedule an appointment.
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 specialize in working with issues of complex and adulthood trauma, sexual violence and domestic violence, LGBTQ+ populations, substance use and addiction, alternative sexualities such as polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, and sex work. I also believe that forms of social oppression such as racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and so on, operate as traumas and stressors as well and thus, are of clinical concern as barriers to wellness. My practice is grounded in the principles of non-judgment, positive regard, harm reduction, and compassion. I earned my Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
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.
Tim Norton is a Los Angeles-based sex therapist working in private practice, and host of a podcast on erectile issues and male sexuality – Hard Conversations. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern California. Tim is a proud member of American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators, and Therapists (AASECT), the Los Angeles Sexological Association, and works part-time with the Pain Psychology Center in Beverly Hills. Tim is kink-friendly, experienced in working with non-monogamy, whether ethical or a secret affair, as well as sexual struggles, chronic pain/discomfort, and trauma. You can contact him via his website, and for people not in the Los Angeles area, Tim offers limited national/international coaching sessions via online video-conferencing.
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.