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Counselor in , MD
I am a kink-aware therapist and have studied this lifestyle while also working on my certification in Alternative Lifestyles. I focus on making certain that the clients learn to deal with situations where kink-shaming can occur and also help them to see that they are deserving of a sex-positive community where their choices are respected. I also work on helping people be proud of who they are while exploring anything that can get in the way of fulfillment, such as self-esteem issues.
I am currently pursuing certification in Alternative Lifestyles, which includes polyamorous and open relationships. I am focusing on increasing healthy communication and give space to clients who want to explore their beliefs and comfort levels. I am also willing to work with all people in the relationships that are connected if it is needed. I provide acceptance and understanding without personal bias.
Due to my time in the corrections system, most of my clients were diagnosed with PTSD due to the violence in the prison systems and also due to childhood abuse and assault. I have worked to further educate myself on issues such as self-harm and substance abuse as maladaptive coping skills for PTSD. I am a trauma-informed therapist and can integrate trauma work into sessions if needed.