• Kink, pornography, sex therapy, sex-worker ally, BDSM, leather, fetishism, swinging, polyamory, non-monogamous couples, & non-traditional sexuality, identities, and relationships

  • I am non-judgmental and affirming, and I understand the stigma associated with navigating non-monogamous and kinky relationships. Kinky desires and behaviors have been around much longer than the concept of kink-affirming therapy. Being kinky does not equate to difficulties with mental health or well-being. Whether you are a long-time practitioner of BDSM, a swinger, a daily consumer of pornography, trying to navigate an open relationship, or simply trying to translate secret fantasies into experimentation, I provide supportive treatment that does not pathologize sexuality. I am a kink-aware, kink-affirming, sex-worker allied, and kink-knowledgeable therapist. Kink and unconventional relationships can be an avenue for healing past traumas, deepening insight and self-understanding, encouraging peak life experiences, and promoting spiritual transformation. These experiences can foster positive growth in both individuals and relationships.
  • I am a member of, and advocate for, the LGBTQIA+ community. I am proud to provide affirming therapy. I have expertise in working with the experiences of sexual and gender minority individuals and couples using CBT, DBT, and the Unified Protocol for emotional disorders. Together, we can explore the impacts of coming out, internalized stigma, minority stress, intersectionality, discrimination, difficult family-of-origin relationships, giving and receiving support, families of choice, intimacy, sex, gender/sexual fluidity, identity, transitioning, and so much more. We can navigate the challenges of living in an oppressingly heteronormative world in order to form a healthy and affirming queer identity. Or, we don’t explore these at all - but we remain aware and mindful. I am also proud to consider and provide capacity evaluations and letters of support for my transgender clients seeking gender affirming care/surgery through an informed consent model.

    Many people identify with various racial, cultural, religious, spiritual, gender, and sexual identities. More often than not, these identities and complex personal experiences come into conflict due to different ideologies, and attempts to reconcile them can cause distress. Together, we can navigate, examine, and deconstruct the effects and meanings that each layer of identity contributes to your life.
  • Minority stress refers to the stress that stigmatized groups experience due to interpersonal, systemic, and historical prejudice and discrimination. Stress processes (i.e., expectations of rejection, hiding, concealing, internalized homophobia, problematic coping processes, etc.) are affected by stressors like prejudice, sexual stigma, poor social support and socioeconomic status. Stigmatized groups are pressured to adapt, and incur stress that affects physical and mental health outcomes. These stressors are unique, chronic and socially based. Together we can assess current coping strategies, define new ones, and affirm an authentic positive self-identity. In therapy, I strive to identify and promote your strength and resilience-- both of which may be difficult to see but have always been a part of this journey.

    Therapy can help with:

    • Developing healthy relationships
    • Addressing social stigma, discrimination or related shame
    • Coming out safely and with liberation
    • Stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns
    • Internalized homophobia
    • Problematic patterns of thinking and negative self-talk
    • Sexual practices & lifestyles
    • Navigating toxic or unsupportive family dynamics
    • Self-esteem and confidence
    • Safer sex practices
    • Suicidal ideation, prevention & support
    • Exploring trauma
    • And much much more...

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