I'm a queer, ENM/kink-aware, AASECT certified sex therapist blending Buddhist psychotherapy and modern psychoanalysis.
Sex Therapist in New York, NY
I have studied (and practiced) ethical nonmonogamy throughout my life. From the early publication of The Ethical Slut to the wonderful integration of attachment theory in Polysecure, I have been studying and treating open relationships for years. I stay abreast of new theories as they emerge, and continue to expand upon my understanding of how to thrive within a myriad of relationship structures.
I have additonal training in power exchange, BDSM, DD/lg, and various D/s dynamics as they are practiced in dungeons or play parties, to those privately dipping their toes in for the first time, to maintaining 24/7 lifestyle relationships.
I am genderqueer and have worked with many stripes of gender-expansive identities, both in private practice as well as with the community organization Queer Asterisk.
I have trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as studied other sources of attachment theory, and ways that this shows up in our individual patterns as well as relationship dynamics.
I completed my master's degree in contemplative psychotherapy (now titled Buddhist Psychology) at Naropa University. This included a great deal of study beyond traditional therapy programs to learn Buddhist philosophy and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques. We embodied these practices beyond just intellectual understanding by undertaking two-week-long meditation retreats every semester, during which we would implement what we were learning to better understand it within ourselves.
I was introduced to modern psychoanalysis through Naropa University, and have continued to deepen with ongoing studies at The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in Manhattan, NY.