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 pledge to provide LGBTQ+ affirming care, and consensual non-monogamy/sex-positive awareness. I am also a National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) Kink Aware Professional.

— Erick Sowell, Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

For the past 20 years, I have worked with erotic and sexual minority clients. Most often they see their kink as a resource, not the problem requiring therapy. Yet it’s still a road of self-discovery that can have its rites of passage. They may be discovering their kink identity, or are experienced kink practitioners or educators. The journeys often heal – and become a part of adult personal development. We know from research that they may also need the skill of an experienced diagnostician

— Robert Odell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

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

Our entire lives we are told what our gender, orientation, and sexuality, our innermost identities, desires, and passions should be. So what do we do when our experiences don’t match our expectations? I specialize in helping clients navigate through their emotions, preconceptions, beliefs, and values around their gender identity, sexual orientation, and behavioral expressions of their desires, fantasies, practices, and lifestyles. I am LGBTIQ, poly, and kink friendly and knowledgeable.

— Edwin Ancarana, Psychotherapist
 

I am a sex therapist that works couples.

— Katie Beers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Whether it is a kink, a 24/7 dynamic, a polyamorous relationship, or an i-don't know-what-it-is, there is nothing that can't be talked about in a session. I have a heavy focus in decreasing shame and stigma around sex and sexual interests, especially for those who don't identify in the majority.

— Laura Wood, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in SEATTLE, WA
 

We’re all born with innate sexual response and drives (or a lack thereof), and our sexual identity is based on these innate responses; they’re an integral part of every person. Our current cultural sexual construct leaves most of us fumbling around in the dark, searching for an acceptable way to fit our perfectly unique sexual selves into the rigid construct that is normative sexuality

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

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 a sex therapist who specializes in working with folks in the kink community. I have experience helping folks understand and explore this part of their identity.

— Coty Nolin, Sex Therapist in Denver, CO

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
 

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

Experiencing training specific to understanding this particular sub culture and developing kink knowledgeable competency.

— Katelyn Shields, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

Leather, BDSM, ENM, Dom/Sub, Master/slave, SIR/boy (or boi), Daddy/son (boy or boi), Handler/pet dynamics.

— Cub Larkin, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Wilton Manors, FL

I am a kink and sex positive provider and provide services with radical acceptance and kink competence.

— Danielle Greenspan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

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

Are you facinated by the idea of kink/BDSM and don't know how and where to start? Together we will navigate what turns you on & where to begin. Embarrassement and shame has no place here. Instead you will feel empowered, sexy and adventerous. You will learn to say what you want and more importantly what you don't want. Together we will figure out what to do if you want something and your partner wants something else. Talking about your fantasy can be as sexy and fulfilling as playing them out.

— Gwen Lotery, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, 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

As a writer, teacher, and advocate for the kink community, this is my biggest area of specialty. I understand the unique dynamics that exist while living in line with your kink identity. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with various power dynamics and kinks. You will not find me yucking your yum.

— Elyssa Helfer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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