Colleen Hennessy (She/her)

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Therapy is a transformational and enriching experience for boldly exploring yourself, your past, and your connection to others.

Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA

About My Clients

The people who consult with me are folks who think outside the box in their relationships. I work primarily with non-monogamous/swinging/polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ folks, and am an expert in asking questions that help people see alternatives to the status quo. For many people, it's about finding what works for you, and then finding the confidence to stand up for the way you want to be--rather than learning more ways to conform or fit the mold society wants you to fit in.

My Approach to Helping

As a therapist for over a decade, I continue to take trainings on the latest and greatest therapeutic practices to be the most effective therapist for you. My approach is guided by the goals you set for yourself, and I will share my knowledge to help you decide how you want to get there. I will gently and consistently nudge you towards the work you want to do without pushing you into places you’re not ready to go. If starting therapy makes you nervous, rest assured that my style uses a lot of humor and genuine validation to make you feel comfortable and never judged for what’s inside of you. I respect the autonomy of all my clients, and although I specialize in non-monogamy, this does not mean I think it is the only or the best way for everyone. If you and your partner are split on whether you want to pursue opening up, this is a safe place for both sides to be respected and explored, and to discern a way forward, even if it's really scary.

My Values as a Therapist

As a bisexual and non-monogamous human, I am an advocate for Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD). I love working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and provide a validating space for you to explore your relationships with others and yourself, so you can live into the identities you truly are, even if there’s not a great roadmap in society for how that looks. Besides being a therapist, I enjoy spending my off time reading, listening to podcasts, thrift shopping, and connecting with my friends and community. I love sharing resources that I find (podcasts, books, people to follow on instagram) with my clients, so if you like to have stuff to do between sessions, I’ll always have something you can look into (but it’s definitely not required!) I’m also passionate about helping people to find the right therapist for them. Book a consultation, and we’ll see if we’re a match! If we’re not, I’m happy to connect you with the right therapist for you using all the resources I have.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $210 - 250/session

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