Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Mimi Hoang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045
I'm polyamory- and kink/BDSM-aware and trauma-informed.
I believe that it takes great courage to take that first step in reaching out for help, whether you are coming from a place of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, grief, or confusion. It can also feel scary to look inward and honor your truth and to let your "true colors" shine. Together, we can process and sort through the pain and help you find meaning, clarity, healing, joy, and connection.
I'm polyamory- and kink/BDSM-aware and trauma-informed.
I believe that it takes great courage to take that first step in reaching out for help, whether you are coming from a place of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, grief, or confusion. It can also feel scary to look inward and honor your truth and to let your "true colors" shine. Together, we can process and sort through the pain and help you find meaning, clarity, healing, joy, and connection.
(424) 484-5273 View (424) 484-5273
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Sarah Peace
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I work with adults, including medical & mental health providers, leaders, creatives, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, DID/multiplicity, former religion or cult, kink, spiritual.
I believe there is opportunity for healing within the suffering we experience. Psychotherapy can be a way to turn directly toward what is happening for you and engage with how it impacts you. It is in this looking that growth and change happens, using awareness in the present moment as a way to help you understand and release the pains of the past, fears of the future, and limiting old beliefs. Together, we can support you to discover, reconnect to, use and understand your own skills and strengths. I love working with adults from diverse backgrounds who are wanting to make a change in their lives, communities, and our world.
I work with adults, including medical & mental health providers, leaders, creatives, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, DID/multiplicity, former religion or cult, kink, spiritual.
I believe there is opportunity for healing within the suffering we experience. Psychotherapy can be a way to turn directly toward what is happening for you and engage with how it impacts you. It is in this looking that growth and change happens, using awareness in the present moment as a way to help you understand and release the pains of the past, fears of the future, and limiting old beliefs. Together, we can support you to discover, reconnect to, use and understand your own skills and strengths. I love working with adults from diverse backgrounds who are wanting to make a change in their lives, communities, and our world.
(310) 359-0316 View (310) 359-0316
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Elijah N Geiger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I approach the therapeutic process from Queer, LGBTQIA+, and sex positive perspectives.
Welcome. Feeling overwhelmed, lost, exhausted, or confused? My therapeutic approach focuses on increasing understanding and awareness in the present moment to help meet life's obstacles and challenges. It is my belief that becoming more fully present moves through barriers to well-being and can open pathways to inner understanding. Working in the present with thoughts, feelings and emotions, we uncover the past and discover our connections to family and community. My work focuses on spirituality and existential considerations, relationships, family of origin patterns and history, trauma, sexuality, and gender exploration.
I approach the therapeutic process from Queer, LGBTQIA+, and sex positive perspectives.
Welcome. Feeling overwhelmed, lost, exhausted, or confused? My therapeutic approach focuses on increasing understanding and awareness in the present moment to help meet life's obstacles and challenges. It is my belief that becoming more fully present moves through barriers to well-being and can open pathways to inner understanding. Working in the present with thoughts, feelings and emotions, we uncover the past and discover our connections to family and community. My work focuses on spirituality and existential considerations, relationships, family of origin patterns and history, trauma, sexuality, and gender exploration.
(818) 217-8834 View (818) 217-8834
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Allison Mills
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
) I specialize in affirmative & sex-positive care with LGBTQIA+ people exploring their sexuality, gender, and relationship-expansive (kink, poly, CNM) identities.
Starting a new relationship is a big step. And one of the most important steps in therapy is finding a therapist to build connection and space for healing. I aim to co-create an attuned, safe, and collaborative relationship. Where we go in your therapeutic journey centers around your goals and individuality. Together, we can explore problem narratives, relationship patterns, oppressions that may impact you, and mind-body connection with warmth, curiosity, and compassion. I hope to accompany you through the (re)discovery of your inherent resilience to pursue growth that enables you to live authentically and explore new possibilities.
) I specialize in affirmative & sex-positive care with LGBTQIA+ people exploring their sexuality, gender, and relationship-expansive (kink, poly, CNM) identities.
Starting a new relationship is a big step. And one of the most important steps in therapy is finding a therapist to build connection and space for healing. I aim to co-create an attuned, safe, and collaborative relationship. Where we go in your therapeutic journey centers around your goals and individuality. Together, we can explore problem narratives, relationship patterns, oppressions that may impact you, and mind-body connection with warmth, curiosity, and compassion. I hope to accompany you through the (re)discovery of your inherent resilience to pursue growth that enables you to live authentically and explore new possibilities.
(818) 873-2635 View (818) 873-2635
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Bryn Hickey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Trauma cuts deep. It has the ability to knock the wind out of you and throw you off course. It can creep up gradually, or sometimes feel as though it strikes all at once. The process of finding someone that you trust to work with you in some of your most tender moments can be incredibly intimidating. I would be honored to talk with you and see if we would be a good match in your process of healing.
Trauma cuts deep. It has the ability to knock the wind out of you and throw you off course. It can creep up gradually, or sometimes feel as though it strikes all at once. The process of finding someone that you trust to work with you in some of your most tender moments can be incredibly intimidating. I would be honored to talk with you and see if we would be a good match in your process of healing.
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Kate S. Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals and couples on matters such as gender identity, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, non-monogamy, internalized homo/bi/trans phobia, religious trauma, kink/BDSM, and building strong relationships.
I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy that honors and celebrates the richness of each individual's identity and experience. Whether you're exploring your gender, seeking support during transition, struggling with relationships, or simply want to become your most authentic self, I am here to help guide you on your path. I use a collaborative approach to therapy, working alongside clients to uncover personal insights and develop strategies for overcoming challenges. I focus on fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and developing strong support networks outside of the therapy office.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples on matters such as gender identity, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, non-monogamy, internalized homo/bi/trans phobia, religious trauma, kink/BDSM, and building strong relationships.
I am passionate about providing affirmative therapy that honors and celebrates the richness of each individual's identity and experience. Whether you're exploring your gender, seeking support during transition, struggling with relationships, or simply want to become your most authentic self, I am here to help guide you on your path. I use a collaborative approach to therapy, working alongside clients to uncover personal insights and develop strategies for overcoming challenges. I focus on fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance, and developing strong support networks outside of the therapy office.
(424) 999-9470 View (424) 999-9470
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Shereen Hariri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy and can help you work through issues of intimacy, relationships, sexuality, libido, desire, compulsivity, performance, shame, identity, gender transitions, kink/lifestyle, sex education, fertility, and overcoming fears or trauma.
Sometimes things are too big for you to handle alone. Whatever it is that brings you to my door, whatever your lifestyle, your challenges, or your hurts, I'm here to help you change what isn't working. Let's get you to the healthiest, most empowered version of your true self, both individually and in your relationships with others. I welcome individuals and couples, adults and teens, and have an open, collaborative, holistic, proactive style. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, self-esteem, spirituality, career planning, and creative/life coaching.
Additionally, I specialize in sex therapy and can help you work through issues of intimacy, relationships, sexuality, libido, desire, compulsivity, performance, shame, identity, gender transitions, kink/lifestyle, sex education, fertility, and overcoming fears or trauma.
Sometimes things are too big for you to handle alone. Whatever it is that brings you to my door, whatever your lifestyle, your challenges, or your hurts, I'm here to help you change what isn't working. Let's get you to the healthiest, most empowered version of your true self, both individually and in your relationships with others. I welcome individuals and couples, adults and teens, and have an open, collaborative, holistic, proactive style. I can help with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, self-esteem, spirituality, career planning, and creative/life coaching.
(424) 222-9981 View (424) 222-9981
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Damon Holzum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
I am a speaker and educator interacting openly within the kink, poly, LGBT and heteronormative communities assisting individuals in exploring and destigmatizing relationships of all definitions.
Damon Holzum, LCSW. I bring a fresh, passionate and compassionate approach to your concerns and engage with you as someone desiring a powerful, nurturing, and solutions focused experience. My focus is an integrative approach blending CBT, experiential, Gestalt, and narrative therapies to assist you and your significant other or family to thrive within your environment and understand your thoughts and feelings to be the best you. I engage with all genres of individuals and focus on sex-positive therapy, polyamory, alternative sexual practices and the destigmatization of all things sexual and intimate within your relationships.
I am a speaker and educator interacting openly within the kink, poly, LGBT and heteronormative communities assisting individuals in exploring and destigmatizing relationships of all definitions.
Damon Holzum, LCSW. I bring a fresh, passionate and compassionate approach to your concerns and engage with you as someone desiring a powerful, nurturing, and solutions focused experience. My focus is an integrative approach blending CBT, experiential, Gestalt, and narrative therapies to assist you and your significant other or family to thrive within your environment and understand your thoughts and feelings to be the best you. I engage with all genres of individuals and focus on sex-positive therapy, polyamory, alternative sexual practices and the destigmatization of all things sexual and intimate within your relationships.
(424) 293-3960 View (424) 293-3960
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Dan Romeo-White
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing a space which is stigma-free and sex positive: supportive of expansive relationship structures, as well as sex-work, and kink.
It can be difficult to find a dedicated space in which you can safely process your experiences. I would consider it a privilege to try and build that trust with you. As a therapist, it is my responsibility to ground myself in curiosity and humility as I bear witness to your life's navigations. Whether that be pleasure, anxiety, identity, interpersonal dynamics, chronic stress, life transitions, personal or sociopolitical heartbreaks- we can explore your experience together. Through connection and collaboration, we can rewrite and expand the stories we tell ourselves and those told to us, allowing for more room to breathe.
I am committed to providing a space which is stigma-free and sex positive: supportive of expansive relationship structures, as well as sex-work, and kink.
It can be difficult to find a dedicated space in which you can safely process your experiences. I would consider it a privilege to try and build that trust with you. As a therapist, it is my responsibility to ground myself in curiosity and humility as I bear witness to your life's navigations. Whether that be pleasure, anxiety, identity, interpersonal dynamics, chronic stress, life transitions, personal or sociopolitical heartbreaks- we can explore your experience together. Through connection and collaboration, we can rewrite and expand the stories we tell ourselves and those told to us, allowing for more room to breathe.
(213) 583-2039 View (213) 583-2039
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Angelynn Hermes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90041
I am explicitly LGBTQ, sex worker, kink, and non-monogamy affirming.
I provide online video-based therapy for adults who are seeking a respectful, collaborative space to explore their inner experiences. My strengths lie in my attentive witnessing to emotion and body as pathways to unlocking each person’s innate ability to heal themselves, access authenticity, and achieve goals to build towards their vision of a meaningful life. The language of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, OCD, neurodiversity and more may be helpful in addressing day to day challenges, though I also see each person as a complex whole of self, relationships, and culture. Whatever brings you to therapy, you are welcome.
I am explicitly LGBTQ, sex worker, kink, and non-monogamy affirming.
I provide online video-based therapy for adults who are seeking a respectful, collaborative space to explore their inner experiences. My strengths lie in my attentive witnessing to emotion and body as pathways to unlocking each person’s innate ability to heal themselves, access authenticity, and achieve goals to build towards their vision of a meaningful life. The language of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, OCD, neurodiversity and more may be helpful in addressing day to day challenges, though I also see each person as a complex whole of self, relationships, and culture. Whatever brings you to therapy, you are welcome.
(323) 916-4266 View (323) 916-4266
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Kailey Hockridge
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, EdM, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
I thrive in my work with creative, compassionate adults who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, or relationship stress. We may be a fit to work together if you are looking for a safer space to examine feelings of dissatisfaction or disconnect, and are curious about how to foster a greater sense of self-esteem and worthiness. I particularly enjoy working with self-described high achievers, and women in historically male-dominated industries. If you're ready to navigate your life more comfortably, gain confidence in communicating your needs, and build skills to better cope with your feelings - I look forward to supporting you in that.
I thrive in my work with creative, compassionate adults who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, or relationship stress. We may be a fit to work together if you are looking for a safer space to examine feelings of dissatisfaction or disconnect, and are curious about how to foster a greater sense of self-esteem and worthiness. I particularly enjoy working with self-described high achievers, and women in historically male-dominated industries. If you're ready to navigate your life more comfortably, gain confidence in communicating your needs, and build skills to better cope with your feelings - I look forward to supporting you in that.
(323) 676-2388 View (323) 676-2388
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Sterling Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I also work with members of the BDSM, kink, and poly communities and create a safe space for the development of new paradigms and beliefs.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
I also work with members of the BDSM, kink, and poly communities and create a safe space for the development of new paradigms and beliefs.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(310) 879-5156 View (310) 879-5156
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Maxine M. Hughes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST-C
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
Is it difficult to trust others or your partner? Do you find yourself avoiding people or lacking energy to do the things you enjoy? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? I am cisgender LGBTQ affirmative therapist, my goal is to provide a sex positive environment for you to be authentically who you are, without judgment. During short term treatment I will provide you with tools to find practical solutions to your challenges.
(951) 692-4360 View (951) 692-4360
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Becker Grumet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I am sex & kink-positive & trained in supporting non-monogamous/polyamorous & asexual folks.
We all need to be seen & witnessed. Whatever it is that feels too hard—be it exploring identity, navigating attachment wounds, combating intrusive thoughts, or processing the collective grief in the world—one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is dedicated time just for you & your needs. I would be honored to walk with you on your path. For me, therapy is relational. The human on the other side of the room (or screen) should feel like precisely that: a human! Together, we will create a container in which you can authentically examine your relationships with others as well as the pivotal relationship to self.
I am sex & kink-positive & trained in supporting non-monogamous/polyamorous & asexual folks.
We all need to be seen & witnessed. Whatever it is that feels too hard—be it exploring identity, navigating attachment wounds, combating intrusive thoughts, or processing the collective grief in the world—one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is dedicated time just for you & your needs. I would be honored to walk with you on your path. For me, therapy is relational. The human on the other side of the room (or screen) should feel like precisely that: a human! Together, we will create a container in which you can authentically examine your relationships with others as well as the pivotal relationship to self.
(323) 395-0172 View (323) 395-0172
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Meredith Murdock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
I offer a safe space for Individuals and couples who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, kink, or identify in the community to explore personal and relational issues.
At times life can feel challenging. Navigating relationships, work, family, or just day to day tasks can sometimes feel overwhelming and disheartening. It takes courage to reflect on ourselves, our experiences, and our life choices. I commend you for taking this step.
I offer a safe space for Individuals and couples who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, kink, or identify in the community to explore personal and relational issues.
At times life can feel challenging. Navigating relationships, work, family, or just day to day tasks can sometimes feel overwhelming and disheartening. It takes courage to reflect on ourselves, our experiences, and our life choices. I commend you for taking this step.
(323) 615-2961 View (323) 615-2961
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Liz Selzer-Lang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Kink knowledgable.
My approach to therapy is relational and authentic. While research suggests ‘successful’ therapy is less about the modality than the therapeutic alliance, I offer proven techniques from psychodynamic, CBT, and somatic therapies to help you cultivate what we all wish for--good feelings that last. If your history includes neglect/abuse or other forms of trauma, you may learn ways to calm your nervous system, better tolerate difficult feeling states, and maximize your potential to thrive at work and in healthy relationships.
Kink knowledgable.
My approach to therapy is relational and authentic. While research suggests ‘successful’ therapy is less about the modality than the therapeutic alliance, I offer proven techniques from psychodynamic, CBT, and somatic therapies to help you cultivate what we all wish for--good feelings that last. If your history includes neglect/abuse or other forms of trauma, you may learn ways to calm your nervous system, better tolerate difficult feeling states, and maximize your potential to thrive at work and in healthy relationships.
(424) 400-7837 View (424) 400-7837
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Briana Ferron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Individuals and couples who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, kink, or identify in the community in any way, find a safe space in my office to explore their personal and relational issues.
Do you struggle to open up to people, and let them in, but you WANT to? Is it easier to keep people at a distance, because the thought of potentially losing them is too painful? Together, we will explore old patterns and help you break free from them so that you can build a better relationship with yourself, and with others. With methods like EMDR and attachment theory, I can help you understand yourself better and see things in a more positive way. Let's start a journey to heal and discover yourself, so you can finally enjoy life the way you deserve.
Individuals and couples who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, kink, or identify in the community in any way, find a safe space in my office to explore their personal and relational issues.
Do you struggle to open up to people, and let them in, but you WANT to? Is it easier to keep people at a distance, because the thought of potentially losing them is too painful? Together, we will explore old patterns and help you break free from them so that you can build a better relationship with yourself, and with others. With methods like EMDR and attachment theory, I can help you understand yourself better and see things in a more positive way. Let's start a journey to heal and discover yourself, so you can finally enjoy life the way you deserve.
(747) 223-6411 View (747) 223-6411
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Jamie Chess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90019  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome! My name is Jamie Chess and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT 121910. I provide telehealth therapy using a secure video platform for California residents. I offer affirming services to individuals and partners across the gender, sexuality, and relationship spectrums, including LGBTQIA-2, kink, non-monogamy, polyamory, sex work, and power exchange. My specialties include helping clients with concerns around relationships, identity, and general mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviors.
Hello & welcome! My name is Jamie Chess and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT 121910. I provide telehealth therapy using a secure video platform for California residents. I offer affirming services to individuals and partners across the gender, sexuality, and relationship spectrums, including LGBTQIA-2, kink, non-monogamy, polyamory, sex work, and power exchange. My specialties include helping clients with concerns around relationships, identity, and general mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviors.
(310) 928-2242 View (310) 928-2242
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Bree is Helpful AF
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90013  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
Hi! I'm Bree and I'm a peer counselor rooted in fat liberation, community psychology, and feminist therapy. I mostly work with rad fat folx who strive for fat positivity and/or body neutrality. I work with others who aren't fat, but they're anti-diet and striving for body liberation, too. I also work with fellow neurodivergent folx who want to work with (instead of against) their unique circumstances. I love working with people who are collaborative, solution-oriented, open to feedback, and open to using tarot for additional feedback. If you're looking for empowerment and unconditional support, I've got lots of it to give! :)
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Kalie Pham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I identify as sex-positive, kink-positive, and identity-affirming, so all identities are welcome - including sex workers, creatives, and those working in the entertainment industry.
My approach is rooted in a blend of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and mindfulness practices, all through an attachment-based/emotionally-focused lens. Together, we'll work on identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. My goal is to support you in exploring and challenging core values, reshaping your inner dialogue, and making intentional choices aligned with your values.
I identify as sex-positive, kink-positive, and identity-affirming, so all identities are welcome - including sex workers, creatives, and those working in the entertainment industry.
My approach is rooted in a blend of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and mindfulness practices, all through an attachment-based/emotionally-focused lens. Together, we'll work on identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. My goal is to support you in exploring and challenging core values, reshaping your inner dialogue, and making intentional choices aligned with your values.
(424) 667-4873 View (424) 667-4873

Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists

Why might an individual want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

A sex-positive or kinky individual may want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist because the client may feel safer and more supported discussing their experiences and challenges. A therapist who identifies as kink-friendly will have experience with clients having diverse sexual preferences and will likely be nonjudgmental and supportive about issues brought to the table. It is important to note that sex-positive, kink-allied individuals may find equal success with therapists who do not have such specialized knowledge and background. The most important factor in the success of therapy is for the client and practitioner to form a strong, trusting bond.

Do therapists have special training to gain expertise in sex-positive, kink-allied treatment?

Generally, no. There are limited training programs and unofficial accreditations that therapists can pursue, but a therapist’s expertise will ultimately come from their previous experience with similar clients, their engagement with organizations that promote sex positivity or kink-allied lifestyles, and the importance they place on safety and cultural sensitivity.

How can individuals recognize a good sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

An experienced therapist is able to help clients explore their sexual identity and expression and relieve any discomfort or stigma attached to discussing such matters and the client’s overall challenges. A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-allied is able to create an environment that honors a client’s experience and sexual preferences. To recognize a good therapist, clients can simply ask directly about topics and issues important to them and gauge their comfort level and connection with a clinician based on the responses.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist with a focus on sex positivity and alternative sexual lifestyles?

Some individuals may feel most comfortable knowing that the clinician they’re working with has a commitment to creating an atmosphere of sex positivity and has experience with relationship diversity and alternative relationship structures. Working with a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist may help clients respect their own challenges and improve identity-affirming treatment.