Kink / Sexual Outsiders

In human sexuality, kinkiness is the use of unconventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies. Kink plays a positive, healthy role in many people’s sex lives. However, integrating the nuances of kink, fetishes, and power-exchange into a loving, intimate relationship can be a challenge for some couples. Or maybe you want to work on something completely unrelated to your kink? A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-friendly can help you with both in a safe, welcoming and educated environment. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s kink experts today.

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I have additional training in sex therapy and alternative relationships through the Ohio Center for Relationship and Sexual Health. I am currently being supervised by a Certified Sex Therapy Supervisor to obtain hours for AASECT. I am a proud AASECT and NCSF member.

— Sarah Newcomer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbus, OH

Sexual life orientation should not be a barrier to mental health services. As a pansexual, I have been a member of the BDSM/alternative lifestyle community for nearly ten years and have an understanding of a wide variety of kinks. While I am well-read in BDSM classics, I have researched many other related topics.

— Candis Zimmerman, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in , TX
 

I am BDSM/Kink, Poly and ENM affirming. I have specialized training working with this population so you don't have to worry that you will spend your whole session educating your therapist on what terms mean or worried that you will be shamed or judged. You are free to show up as your authentic self

— Aydrelle Collins, Counselor in Dallas, TX

Finding someone who is kink friendly and knowledge can be difficult. I have worked with many clients who are kinky and want someone who can have this framework while working with them. This may be your presenting problem of what you want to discuss or you just want someone who has an understanding. Either way, I will meet you where you are at and we will work together as a team. Give me a call to chat further about what is going on and how I can help!

— Michael Stokes, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, RI
 

Let’s talk about kinks! Let’s explore fantasies to help you determine whether it’s an experience you want to pursue in real life or continue building through imagination. My counseling sessions are professional, safe, and non-judgmental where long-time BDSM practitioners, or those still curious or preparing for their first dungeon visit, are welcome.

— Amanda Earle, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

A non judgmental kink-friendly / sex-positive clinician available for safe and encouraging exploration of personal and group dynamics. BDSM D/s Sex Work-friendly Unconventional Sexuality LGBTQA Sexual Diversity

— Dr. Cynthia Giocomarra, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
 

I think this does not encompass in total one's erotic identity, which is my actual specialty. I work with various aspects of eroticism and sexuality to include asexuality, improving sexual intimacy, exploring one's own eroticism, and/or addressing infidelity to name a few.

— Elle Blodgett, Clinical Psychologist in Austin, TX

In human sexuality, kinkiness is the use of unconventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies. Kink plays a positive, healthy role in many people’s sex lives. However, integrating the nuances of kink, fetishes, and power-exchange into a loving, intimate relationship can be a challenge for some. Or maybe you want to work on something completely unrelated to your kink? A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-friendly can help you with both in a safe, welcoming and educated environmen

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

We all deserve to find pleasure, joy, and acceptance in our identities and bodies. I can help you understand your own wants and needs, and support you in building satisfying sexual relationships based on clear desires, boundaries, and consent. BDSM and kink practices have too often been pathologized in the mental health field. You won’t find that with me. I have lived experience in this territory, not just book learning, so I can speak your language and affirm your interests.

— Augustin Kendall, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

I am the author of The Leather Couch: Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients, winner of the AASECT 2021 Book Award and the SSTAR 2022 Professional Book Award, and it's sequel Kink-Affirming Practice: Culturally Competent Therapy from The Leather Chair. Working with members of the BDSM community, and teaching other clinicians how to do the same, is what I do.

— Stefani Goerlich, Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
 

In my work with kink/sexual outsiders, I'll strive to gain an understanding of these practices' prevalence in and impact on your life, whether you're a lifestyler or exploring kink/BDSM ideas for the first time.

— Ben Hearn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

I have both personal and professional experience with the kink community and I really love working with people within the kink and BDSM world. My particular specialties within this community are focused on D/s relationship dynamics.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA
 

I am very kink affirming in my approach and offer education on what psychological factors may lead one to engage in fetishes/kink. I believe that engaging in BDSM or other types of kink can be a fun and healing experience when consent is involved.

— Julia Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

I welcome all expressions of sexuality. Meeting our sexual selves in the spirit of inquiry and curiosity can bring about radical transformation and profound acceptance of ourselves and our relationships. I provide a non-judgmental space for clients who might feel marI provide a non-judgmental space for clients who might feel marginalized because of their sexual preferences, or who want to dive into their own sexualities within a supportive space.

— Pilar Dellano, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Plainfield, VT
 

I currently run two groups related to kink/sexual outsiders. The "Edging Sexual Norms" group is designed for people with fetishes and "non-normative" sexual preferences that have been a consistent source of distress, shame, or tension in their day-to-day lives. Through focused group work facilitated by a clinical sexologist, clients will learn to explore and express their sexuality without shame. They will overcome social stigmas. And they will learn to integrate their

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC

Proud to say I am kink-positive and knowledgeable, LGBTQIA2S+ inclusive, experienced in supporting HIV+ folx, sex worker positive, and genuinely enjoy challenging shame and stigma surrounding sexually expansive folx.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist
 

I am a BDSM friendly therapist. I am kink aware an open to supporting your alternative life style. When you work with a therapist it's hard to know, will they understand my kink? Will I be safe talking about my desire? Rest assured, all of you is welcome here! We can explore your history and preferences in an open and accepting environment. Whatever your kinks are, I'm here to support you!

— Jenna Noah, Counselor in Denver, CO

In human sexuality, kinkiness is the use of unconventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies. Kink plays a positive, healthy role in many people’s sex lives. However, integrating the nuances of kink, fetishes, and power-exchange into a loving, intimate relationship can be a challenge for some couples. Or maybe you want to work on something completely unrelated to your kink? A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-friendly can help you with both in a safe, welcoming and educated environmen

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

I am extremely active with the kink community, often presenting at conferences and providing education. I have been a member of this community for a number of years and have an extensive understanding of dynamics and power exchange. I am able to work with individuals or couples and, when working with me, there is no need to defend or hide the dynamics of your relationship(s) as I already possess high levels of understanding of the BDSM, D/s, and kink community.

— Farrah Bonnot, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denton, TX