Having a kink and poly-aware therapist means: Not having to teach me about terms, practices or relationship structures. Knowing that I won’t blame your concerns on your sexual expression or number of partners. Having a therapist well-versed in jealousy and jealousy-management. Having your sexual expression and openness embraced as part of your identity. Having someone to help find the words for your exact needs in relationship.
“I don’t want an open relationship, but I want to support my partner.” Not everyone is certain about the relationship they want or need all the time. Sometimes these needs are fixed, and sometimes they shift over time. I have worked with mono-poly couples in my practice, where one partner identifies as monogamous and the other as polyamorous. I can work with triads, quads or other family units just as I would work with a couple.
In addition to working with all sexual orientations, I also work with the transgender community to provide safe, non-judgmental care. I work with clients around any number of issues, but can also focus work on gender identity and transition-related care. I receive specialized training when available around best practices, and follow WPATH Standard of Care guidelines in my practice.