I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and sex therapist specializing in sexual shame, religious trauma, non-monogamy, kink, and LGBTQ+ identities. I’m warm, authentic, and enthusiastic about what I do.
Sexuality is a fraught topic and no one should have to navigate it alone. I’m Amanda Auchenpaugh, LCSW, and I’m here to support you on your journey to sexual self-actualization.
Clients come to me with a variety of concerns: sexual desire, identity questions, sexual shame, body image concerns, religious deconstruction, navigating new types of relationships like queer, kinky, or non-monogamous ones, or they simply want a space to explore sexuality in a way they never have before. None of us gets to adulthood without some struggle with sexuality, and by seeking support we can start breaking down the stigma and shame associated with sex in order to lead more pleasurable lives. Our relationship to pleasure is often at the root of our struggles, and it is my mission to increase collective access to pleasure in all areas of our lives.
When working with me, you will always get my authentic self in our sessions. We’ll laugh, cry, strategize, learn, explore, question, and most importantly harness our curiosity. Because I use a feminist approach to therapy, I work hard to examine and dismantle the power dynamics that exist in the therapy space, meaning we’ll work towards showing up as equals as much as we can. I work to root my practice (and my life) in anti-oppressive frameworks, moving towards liberation for all genders, races, body types, abilities, nationalities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and relationship/family structures. My work is holistic and systemic, which means that we tend to all the parts of you and how they affect one another, plus the ways all the micro, mezzo, and macro systems in your life impact you. I use a variety of approaches to help you improve your relationship with your body and better tune in to the information and gifts it has for you.
As for me personally, I am a white cisgender woman in my 30s. I am part of the queer, non-monogamous, and kink communities, and have personal experiences with religious trauma, body shame, disordered eating, ADHD, divorce, and parenting. Some of my hobbies include dance, baking, birding, musical theatre, visual arts, gardening, and travel. I’ve lived in the Athens area since 2009 and currently live with my partner, daughter, and my three cats.
Currently I offer individual and relational (couples or more-than-two relationships) therapy, dance therapy, educational classes, workshops, case consultation, and host a monthly edu-tainment event called One Night Stand. For more information about any of these, feel free to contact us here at Revolution Therapy and Yoga so we can determine what service(s) would be the best fit for you and/or your organization.
In order to provide the most flexibility and privacy for my clients, I do not accept insurance and operate on a self-pay basis. I have a limited number of sliding scale spots for folks who need them. I see clients in-person at our office near downtown Athens or via Telehealth.