I am Kink-proficient, serving GSRD (gender/sexual/relationally diverse) clientele. First, visit my site: https://seattle-counseling.com
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
As described above, I take a firmly non-pathological view of my clients. This requires an 'ecologic' perspective that takes into account every aspect of a person's life. This is necessary to a complete and accurate assessment process. Human sexuality forms a key part of personality, and this connects directly to relational life, which is where adults continue to develop.
For the past 20 years, I have worked with erotic and sexual minority clients. Most often they see their kink as a resource, not the problem requiring therapy. Yet it’s still a road of self-discovery that can have its rites of passage. They may be discovering their kink identity, or are experienced kink practitioners or educators. The journeys often heal – and become a part of adult personal development. We know from research that they may also need the skill of an experienced diagnostician
Relationship therapists once routinely referred clients with sexual problems to sex therapists. David Schnarch & Ruth Morehouse, (Ph.Ds) with whom I trained and consulted from 1998-2008, pioneered the integration of relationship and sex therapy in the early 1990s. (see Therapy Links) Sexuality is a major area of the human self. In relationships, how people manage their erotic & sexual differences is a primary narrative. After learning personal sexual, relational, social & medical histories, I
Existential therapy, primarily developed by Irvin Yalom, M.D., is an orientation that I believe should be a part of every therapist's wisdom and perspective.