*Affirming Therapy Center by Jennifer Rehor, LMFT, CST

ATC Team
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Business Excerpt:
The core value of Affirming Therapy Center (ATC) is in our name. “Affirming” is both the nature and the goal of ATC’s work as a dedicated resource supporting Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) in California. This core value is embodied by providing you with professional, open-minded care in a space that acknowledges and celebrates your unique personhood and distinct challenges.

You are welcome and valued here.

Helping you in understanding, accepting, and embracing your own beliefs, identities, and lifestyles is cornerstone in providing the support and encouragement you need to grow, to bring clarity to your choices, and to enhance your life and relationships. We focus on making you feel safe to explore your feelings and to express yourself.

Each member of the ATC team is a professionally-trained Psychotherapist qualified to address topics such as gender and identity, sex and sexual health, non-monogamy, trauma, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, BDSM, kink, and fetishes. We all have additional and continuing education in Sexual Health and in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples; certain clinicians have unique areas of expertise, including advanced specialized training in the following areas: Sex Therapy, Brainspotting and TF-CBT (for trauma), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, and Gender Affirming Therapy.

This additional knowledge and training is a reflection of our commitment to GSRD. We enthusiastically affirm all GSRD identities including, but not limited to, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Heterosexual, Trans, Cis, Gender Non-Conforming, Queer, Asexual, Questioning, Intersex, Kink, BDSM, D/s, M/s, DD/lg, Fetish, Sex Work, Monogamy, Non-Monogamy, Swinging/LS, Polyamory, and a Variety of Relationship Dynamics and Family Configurations. Please see each practitioner’s summary for areas of specialization.
Business Description:

About Affirming Therapy Center

The core value of Affirming Therapy Center (ATC) is in our name. “Affirming” is both the nature and the goal of ATC’s work as a dedicated resource supporting Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) in California. This core value is embodied by providing you with professional, open-minded care in a space that acknowledges and celebrates your unique personhood and distinct challenges.

You are welcome and valued here.

Helping you in understanding, accepting, and embracing your own beliefs, identities, and lifestyles is cornerstone in providing the support and encouragement you need to grow, to bring clarity to your choices, and to enhance your life and relationships. We focus on making you feel safe to explore your feelings and to express yourself.

Each member of the ATC team is a professionally-trained Psychotherapist qualified to address topics such as gender and identity, sex and sexual health, non-monogamy, trauma, Out of Control Sexual Behavior, BDSM, kink, and fetishes. We all have additional and continuing education in Sexual Health and in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples; certain clinicians have unique areas of expertise, including advanced specialized training in the following areas: Sex Therapy, Brainspotting and TF-CBT (for trauma), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy, and Gender Affirming Therapy.

This additional knowledge and training is a reflection of our commitment to GSRD. We enthusiastically affirm all GSRD identities including, but not limited to, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Heterosexual, Trans, Cis, Gender Non-Conforming, Queer, Asexual, Questioning, Intersex, Kink, BDSM, D/s, M/s, DD/lg, Fetish, Sex Work, Monogamy, Non-Monogamy, Swinging/LS, Polyamory, and a Variety of Relationship Dynamics and Family Configurations. Please see each practitioner’s summary for areas of specialization.

Jennifer Rehor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, receives case consultation in Sexual Health and BDSM/Kink on an on-going basis, and has an MA in Human Sexuality Studies. As the founder of Affirming Therapy Center, she provides supervision and case consultation to all ATC clinicians.

Jennifer is a caring and empathetic listener with a collaborative approach and likens her role to catalyst for the change you are desiring. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, sexual health, and personal growth. Jennifer’s background in Sexology brings a comfort and openness to topics about sexuality and encourages discussion in a non-judgmental and honest manner.

 Focus: Adult Individuals, Couples/Relationships, Sex Therapy; currently waitlisting. Please review the following ATC Therapists if you would like to begin your sessions right away.

Specializations:
BDSM / Fetish Exploration
Kink Therapist
LGBT Therapist
Non-Monogamy Therapist
Relationship Challenges
Sex Therapy
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Penelope (Nel) Mercer is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with an MS in Counseling (with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy) from SDSU, an MA in Developmental Psychology from SDSU, and an MA in Socio-Legal Studies from Sheffield University, UK. Nel specializes in working with Non-Monogamy and Gender-Diverse clients and their families. She has a background in Lifespan Development and enjoys helping people through life’s transitions. Nel creates a warm, collaborative relationship with clients to ensure they feel safe, seen, and heard.

Focus: Teens, Adult Individuals, Families

Specializations:
CNM Therapist
Gender Identity Therapist
LGBT Therapist
Life Transitions
Polyamory and Non-Monogamy Therapist
Trauma-informed Therapy using Brainspotting
Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Additional training in working with gender diverse clients

Sandra Koellmann is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and has a Certificate of Completion from the University of Michigan’s Sex Educator and Sex Therapy program. She has studied and worked in the field of sexual health for more than a decade, assisting her clients with sexual functioning and intimacy issues, anxiety, depression and general relationship concerns. Sandra engages with her clients to reveal their own answers and truths so that they may live their absolute best lives. As a sex-positive therapist, she finds great fulfillment in helping people to realize that sexual pleasure is your birth-right, in harmony with a rich and fulfilling life.

Focus: Adult Individuals, Couples/Relationships, Sex Therapy

Specializations:
BDSM / Kink / Fetish Exploration
Intimacy Issues
Relationship Concerns
Sex Therapy
Sex-Positive Therapist
Sexual Functioning
Sexual Health
Polyamory and Non-Monogamy Therapist

Jake Ryan is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently earning a PhD in Human Sexuality at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He specializes in helping people enrich sexual health and pleasure, heal from past wounds, and explore new perspectives and behaviors. Jake will help you to experience heightened mental and sexual health by recognizing the ways they’re connected, allowing you to take control of your narrative. His focus on human sexuality and a broad sex positivity approach applies to a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, challenges in relationships, and life transitions.

Focus: Adult Individuals, Couples/Relationships, Sex Therapy

Specializations:
LGBT Therapist
Gay Therapist
Sex Therapist
Sexual Health
Sexual Trauma
Trauma-informed Therapy using Brainspotting

Jesse Jones is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an MS in Counseling (with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy) from SDSU. Jesse brings experience working with a variety of relationship structures such as monogamy, open, polyamory, BDSM dynamics, and many other frameworks in the GSRD communities. He imbues his work with warmth, honesty and humor to guide clients in the conversations that are important to realizing their hopes and desires. Jesse views his role as a thoughtful and encouraging influence to help you discover, develop, and trust your innate power, abilities, and sense of self.

Focus: Adult Individuals, Seniors, Couples/Relationships

Specializations:
LGBT Therapy
Gay Therapist
Gender Therapist
Sex Positive Therapist
Sex Therapy

Business Website Address:
Business Phone Number:
619.456.0830
Business Contact Email:
Business Address:
3914 Murphy Canyon Road Suite A201
Country:
USA
State:
California
ZIP Code:
92123
Internet Based Business:
Both Remote and Brick and Mortar
Do You Accept Insurance?:
No
Poly Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
Kink Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable
Swinger (Lifestyle) Awareness Level:
Knowledgeable

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