Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Grand Lake, Oakland, CA

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Jessee Lovegood
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I approach my work with a social justice lens and am sex-, kink -, and body-positive.
Folks come to therapy for a variety of reasons that all boil down to change, whether they're struggling to handle it or make it. Many of my clients' lives don't align with societal norms, either intentionally coloring outside the lines or struggling to fit in. Folks may find themselves overwhelmed, dealing with big emotions, the effects of complex or single-event trauma, complex medical issues, or chronic pain. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ - including trans kids and their families, disabled, and neurodiverse populations. I like to work with individuals, couples, polycules, and families of all shapes and sizes.
(510) 240-8070 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Westley Rutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am very open to work with LGBTQ identified clients and am well versed in issues related to sexual identity, gender variance, transitions, coming out, school bullying, family conflict, non-monagamy/polyamory, BDSM/ kink , HIV, and other issues that touch the community.
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship, seeking to form a partnership to explore your struggles, moving towards growth and healing. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance issues, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, oppression, chronic medical conditions, sexuality, eating disorders, and adoption issues. In addition to individual therapy, I work with couples, and relationships of all configurations.
(415) 737-6154 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Not accepting new clients
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Jacqui Ferraiolo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Individual, Couples/Relationship, Teen Counseling. LGBTQIA+, Poly, Sex-Positive, & Kink friendly. Folks tend to come to me when they are feeling stuck around their anxiety or depression. They usually are holding questions around their sexuality/identity, life transitions, and processing grief or loss. They know that they have the wisdom to resolve these feelings inside, but they are feeling stuck on how to access them. Everything feels a little garbled, and I help them clear the way to access the answers to the questions they are holding.
(510) 588-3682 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Sheila Addison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
(510) 403-1458 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Julia Simone Fogelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work from a sex-positive, poly-friendly, kink -knowledgeable, queer- and gender-affirming perspective.
Hello and welcome! I offer therapy to adults, teens and couples. I believe therapy is a collaborative process; you can think of me as a companion as we travel down the roads of your growth together. If you have been thinking about starting therapy, I invite you to contact me. You deserve to heal and grow towards your best life. I have helped many clients with issues such as anxiety, depression and life changes. I am committed to helping my clients become the most authentic version of themselves. I love working with issues around sex, body image, gender & with members of the LGBTQIA2+ community. Take a look at my website for more.
(510) 681-0729 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
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Lacy Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Couples/Relationship Counseling. LGBTQ, Poly, & Kink friendly. Clients that like my style seek therapy mostly for anxiety or depression that comes from the feeling that life lacks purpose, feels stuck, or stale; especially during times of heartache, misunderstanding, break-ups, or even death. Many useful moments, crucial moments, can arise at the end of something - unresolved past hurts, spiritual dilemmas, a sudden urgency and passion for figuring out "why we're here" - understanding them and integrating them is what I offer. Closing the old stuff up well means new, exciting beginnings are possible...often in the same relationship!
(510) 379-7124 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Catherine (Cat) Haueter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
I love working with those who don't always feel comfortable or "seen" in clinical settings: LGBTQ+ folks, kink /BDSM practitioners, sex workers, POC, poly/open/nontraditional relationship architects, people with disabilities, Burners, self-proclaimed weirdos, and anyone struggling with or exploring identity.
I believe that experiencing loving, nurturing relationships is the best part of being alive. I also recognize that for many of us, creating and maintaining such relationships can be incredibly hard. I view psychotherapy as a means to explore whatever is currently blocking our path to healthy, fulfilling and supportive connections--both to others and to ourselves. Sometimes that means building skills we never learned in the first place. Other times that means examining challenging past experiences. Whatever the circumstances, I am here to support your journey toward growth, fulfillment, and ultimately, greater joy.
(650) 879-4163 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Laura (Lo) Wesely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
U.S. society at large makes it easy to feel like we're not enough; late stage capitalism thrives off of our anxiety and disconnection. I am here to remind you of what you already know but might have forgotten: you are enough. Indeed, there's enough of everything for all of us. Many clients find their way to me because they want to work through challenges related to their identity, acculturation, sexuality, gender expression, relationship formation, and early traumas. My identities as a queer, non-monogamous, sex- and kink -positive, immigrant woman tend to attract potential clients who share some of these positionalities.
(510) 462-3503 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jessica Youseffi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Do you struggle with anxiety, or low self-esteem? Are you tired of feeling like there's something wrong with you or that you're not good enough? Through a mindfulness-based, somatic, and trauma-sensitive approach, I support you in exploring your experience with curiosity and compassion, so that you can let go of limiting beliefs about yourself, feel at home in your own skin, and be free to live the life you want. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident, and are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and daily stressors.
 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
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Caitlin Rose Marvaso
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
I believe in the wisdom of the body, it is constantly communicating something to you, and your emotions are the messenger. I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can heal what has happened to you, and make room for the truth of your soul, by learning to listen to your body's deepest desires.
(844) 283-5906 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Christie Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
You've come here because you're lost, lonely, confused or in pain. Perhaps you've done everything the "right way" but that hasn't led to happiness. You want things to change, but you don't know how, or where, to start. I believe I can help you, as I've helped many others, including myself. Therapy can be a radical, healing experience, and I attend my own therapy sessions on a regular basis. In our work together, you can unpack and witness your whole self in a safe, collaborative, and empathic way.
(510) 939-7329 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Eleanor Ruckman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR
Verified
Life is challenging. We all benefit from receiving support as we navigate transitions, relationships, and the constancy of change. I have 20 years' experience supporting people who span a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds. My approach integrates body and sensory awareness with relaxation practices. I offer information about how neurobiological processes impact functioning and experience. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and dynamic as we observe and shift unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. Some people choose to make art as part of most meetings; others prefer to mostly talk.
(510) 257-9746 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
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Lu Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Tired of feeling down, anxious, or simply not your best? Ready to do more than just talk about it? If so, body oriented therapy may be for you. With body oriented therapy, we will explore not only your thoughts and emotions, but also the physical sensations, postures, and gestures that come with them. This is important because tuning into your body can help you understand your feelings, thoughts, and life experiences more deeply. This understanding can support you in being the person you want to be and creating the life you want to have.
(510) 694-0363 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Mira Levi Elwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a LCSW with nearly a decade of social work experience in clinic, school, non-profit and community settings. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents and their families, members of the LGBTQI2S+ communities, and with working artists. I have an understanding and dedication to working within a social justice framework, and strive to maintain a practice that is affirming of all identities, experiences and orientations. I believe that any strong therapeutic relationship is built on collaboration, honesty, and the belief that change is possible.
(510) 298-3311 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Jaime Levy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RD
Verified
Often we have so many judgments and intense feelings about food and our bodies that it can be difficult to see clearly. I offer support, guidance, and clarity. In addition to being a therapist I have 20 years of experience as an eating disorder dietitian. I work with individuals on a range of issues including struggles with food and body image, unlearning diet culture, embracing health at every size, and healing from eating disorders, anxiety and depression. My goal is to foster an atmosphere of comfort and safety, so we can explore your inner landscape with kindness and curiosity, so you can live with more ease, choice and joy.
(510) 756-2132 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Melanie Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Hi and welcome! I offer individual therapy and couples therapy. I bring my unfiltered, authentic experience with my clients to sessions. My style is very relational, and it's anchored in cognitive science, attachment theory, mindfulness, social justice, and somatic psychology. I consider myself an especially huge nerd with evolutionary psychology!
(510) 826-5168 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
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Keri (Kathryn) Sills-Payne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you wanting to feel better once and for all? Maybe you can't move on from the past or you're worried about your future. If anxiety, panic, or even depression is stealing your joy, I get it. If traditional talk therapy hasn't helped you feel better, it's time to try a new approach to heal at the source of your pain. For 12 years I have refined my approach through professional training and experience in Relational-gestalt therapy and Brainspotting (derived from EMDR) while centering social justice and trauma-informed care.
(510) 694-1462 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Jace Lawa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
You feel isolated, misunderstood...lonely. You’ve been told you’re “too much,” “too sensitive,” or “intense.” You feel frozen in profound suffering. You feel that no one has seen the real you and have a sense that there are parts of yourself that maybe you haven’t seen. Hiding yourself has become unbearable, but you don’t know where to start or who to go to for help making sense of your complex inner world and experiences. We can be deeply wounded in relationships, past and current, but it is also in relationships that we find healing.
 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
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Heather Buchheim
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Your relationship with yourself is key to how happy you are at home, at work, and beyond. I collaborate one-on-one with clients to cultivate self-compassion and heal from old wounds so they can move from surviving to thriving. I act as a guide and sounding board, with a commitment to respecting each individual as the expert on their own experience. As a queer, genderfluid therapist and activist, I support partners in monogamous and consensual nonmonogamous relationships, and I’m committed to honoring and uplifting the lived experiences of people from underrepresented racial backgrounds, abilities, genders, and sexualities.
(925) 438-6553 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Stephanie Clowdus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Some people come to therapy in the midst of present life changes and many approach it addressing their past. Your history and present experience - along with my training & expertise - can unlock invaluable information about you. You might be interested in making changes in relationships, with substances or moods, or by managing critical self talk. I use evidence-based behavioral interventions, like tracking anxious thinking patterns, and more expansive theoretical orientations, like looking at relational patterns past & present, to help thread parts of oneself together and decrease distress.
(341) 444-2329 
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Grand Lake
Oakland, CA 94611
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