Polyamorous and Open Relationships

Even though they both fall under the umbrella of consensual non-monogamy, polyamory and open relationships are two very different things. Polyamory means having multiple romantic relationships at the same time, with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. An open relationship is a relationship where the parties are free to take new partners. Whatever form of non-monogamy you practice or are interested in exploring, you and your partner(s) will have to navigate things like boundaries, safe sex, and jealousy. If you are running into issues or roadblocks, seeing a qualified mental health professional provides a safe and supportive space to discuss your concerns and improve communication skills. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s polyamorous and open relationships experts today.

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I work with individuals, couples, triads, and polycules of all configurations to achieve healthy communication, reduce jealousy, negotiate boundaries, and resolve common conflicts experienced in non-traditional relationship styles. I work extensively to provide education to (and on) the polyam, ENM, CNM community and see these relationship styles as valid and healthy, not psychopathological.

— Farrah Bonnot, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denton, TX

I have significant experience working with individuals who are practicing non-monogamy, polyamory, and other forms of nontraditional relationship structures

— Willa Beckman, Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA
 

My expertise with Polyamorous and Open relationships: I have worked with multiple couples exploring opening up their relationships, as well as navigating the complications that come from open relationships. I firmly believe that non-monogamy is not for everyone, and I am thrilled to help couples and moresomes navigate this rewarding way of engaging in relationships.

— Kelley O'Hanlon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Redmond, WA

Whether your involved in or wanting to explore an ethical non monogamous relationship, as a couple or solo I will help not only answer but ask questions that will guide you and have you better equiped for any bumps that lay ahead. Together we will figure out a course that is tailored and best for you. At any time any agreemnets can be altered, lets talk about it.

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

As with gender identity, I have personal experience navigating polyamory. I don't have a one-size-fits-all approach, but I am comfortable with and accepting of polyamorous and open relationships, and can work with individuals, couples, and other relationship configurations to support people navigating relationships outside the box.

— Zem Chance, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Eugene, OR

I am a relational therapist, and I love working with relational configurations of any size. Whether you are a couple looking to open your relationship, a single individual ethically dating more than one person, a committed triad, or anyone in between, I understand and am happy to help you explore your relationship struggles and triumphs.

— Cate Morrow, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
 

I help clients in poly and open relationships by supporting them as they develop a greater sense of self through relationships with others. In my work with poly clients, we explore personal needs and how they are(n't) met and consider ways that these relationships can be structured.

— Ben Hearn, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Allison Park, PA

I work extensively with consensual non monogamy and help to identify boundaries, engage in emotional healing, and move towards connection.

— Samantha Tenner, Therapist in Denver, CO
 

We treat individuals and couples in both traditional and non-traditional relationships. Our staff is knowledgeable on both personal and professional levels with non-traditional relationship styles, and loves supporting those looking to create security and ease in how they relate.

— Barefoot And Balanced Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clackamas, OR

Most of my clients are ENM and I have worked with a wide range of structures and experiences, whether just starting out or several decades in.

— Asel Kulmeshkenova, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Eagan, MN
 

I have significant experience working and connecting with the polyamorous community. I work to support individuals in exploring and becoming comfortable in their identities and in finding successful and comfortable relationship configurations.

— eric bjorlin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

I have extensive work with a variety of ways relationship can be defined in regards to open/non monogamy/ENM and other ways of labeling non traditional relationships. I help you find meaning in your relationship, explore what it may mean by opening your relationship up, or looking at the obstacles that may be present through building trust, safety, grounded agreements, and clear communication/goals.

— Adrian Scharfetter, Sex Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

I am experienced in supporting people who have or are questioning opening their relationship.

— Michael Zwizanski, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

If you're exploring various forms of ethical non-monogamy, kink, or other alternative lifestyles, I can support you in creating healthy relationships with yourself and partner(s). My specialization lies in working with individuals and relationship(s) who seek assistance in navigating issues around trust, communication, intimacy, hierarchy, veto power, jealousy, and sexual health. Mutual trust, consent and collaboration are at the heart of these lifestyles.

— Tammy 'Kaia' Bruski, Sex Therapist in Denver, CO
 

Navigating the field of polyamory and open relationships can be difficult and frustrating for a couple that is excited to try this unconventional way of life. Although it may not be the norm, it can lead to relationship satisfaction and personal happiness that some people cannot achieve in a monogamous relationship. However, sometimes the couple needs the expertise of therapist to help them address issues that may arise in the relationship.

— Leon Banister, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Miami, FL

Emily specializes in supporting individuals and couples in polyamorous and open relationships. Through tailored therapy sessions, She helps clients navigate the complexities of multiple partnerships by fostering open communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and promoting mutual respect. By creating a safe and non-judgmental space, I work collaboratively with clients to address challenges, explore personal growth, and enhance relationship dynamics within the context of n

— Safe Space Counseling Services LLC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , MD
 

Poly, ENM, CNM individuals, couples+ and those that have been surprised by their partner's desire to be poly, will find affirming care in my therapy room. Beyond this, also kink, swinging, and other forms of adult sexual practices often defined as outside of "conventional"

— Ami Lynch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, VA

Many therapists will try to tell you that monogamy is the only sustainable relationship model, even though one only needs to look at the statistics to know otherwise. There is no judgment in my office for relationship models that are different from the culture's only accepted model. I have personally lived a open relationship model since 1992.

— kaseja wilder, Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR
 

Emilie offers non-judgmental and affirming support for individuals and couples navigating polyamorous and open relationships. With a commitment to understanding and respecting diverse relationship structures, Emilie creates a safe space for clients to explore their desires, boundaries, and communication needs within their unique relationship dynamics.

— Emilie Mellal, Marriage & Family Therapist

Whether you are just considering the idea of opening up your relationship, or you've been open or poly for as long as you can remember, you need a therapist who understands ethical non-monogamy. I don't make assumptions about what is right for your relationship--only you can know that. I can help guide each person in the relationship to be able to know and express their own needs, negotiate relationship contracts, and build more connection and intimacy.

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA