Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in West Central, Pasadena, CA

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Ryan G Witherspoon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in working with relationships and their challenges, mood and anxiety issues, complex and/or attachment trauma, and non-traditional relationships and sexualities (eg: polyamory, kink ).
My clients are sophisticated, insightful, and curious about themselves and others. Yet they may have found themselves feeling chronically depressed, anxious, or lost in life, and they might struggle with long-term patterns in their lives and relationships that they just can’t seem to change. Perhaps they have struggled with trauma or other experiences, thoughts, and feelings they fear nobody would understand. I enjoy working with people who desire not just new insights into their mind, but also a new way of experiencing themselves and others.
(626) 605-2347
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Daniel Maurio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I'm qualified to help with a variety of challenges; however, I specialize in working with men and folks in LGBTQ+, kink /BDSM, & relationship-expansive (ENM, etc.
Do you feel disconnected from joy? Are you arguing more often over little things? Does intimacy feel boring, scary, or embarrassing? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Sometimes, we're not sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. Without judgment or bias, my job is to listen, help you understand root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
(626) 269-6601
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Caitlin La Brie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I also work with issues of sexual wellness, and I am staunchly sex-positive, kink -knowledgeable, and nonmonogamy-affirmative.
Life is complicated. Messy. Painful. And it’s easy to lose sight of life’s beauty and joy when we’re hurting. I believe the human connection we form through therapy is key to healing and growth, as confronting pain and suffering together allows life’s beauty and joy to re-emerge. If you choose to work with me, I will use our connection to determine when and how to shift in and out of various roles, so you might experience me as many things: investigator, mentor, observer, coach, ally. But above all, we engage together as fellow human beings living in this complex world, with the shared endeavor of improving your well-being.
(626) 314-7219
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Briana Ferron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
Life can get real heavy real quick. I invite you to schedule time out of your week to cater to your emotional/mental/spiritual well being. How can you love others, if you were never taught to love yourself? How do you stop judging the people in your life, if you hold yourself to the highest of standards? It all starts with YOU. Everyone who crosses our path in life is simply a mirror for the things that we need to heal within. I will help you to get in touch with your intuition/inner-knowing, and learn how to mindfully respond v.s. impulsively react.
(747) 223-6411
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Melanie Horstmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a strong commitment to serve the diverse community of Los Angeles as a sex positive therapist.
Trauma manifests in many forms including difficult childhood experiences, sexual assault, abusive relationships and through various life transitions (divorce, pregnancy, postpartum). These life experiences can negatively shape the way you view yourself, your relationships and your interpersonal world. I can assist you in overcoming the effects of trauma to create a more fulfilling, hopeful life. My treatment approach is psychodynamically-oriented and mindfulness-based with an emphasis on creating a safe environment and alliance to help you feel secure and supported. I use empathy, humor and curiosity to fully understand your distress and work along side you to create change.
(626) 551-4033
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Wendi Svoboda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Experienced clinician offering in-person sessions for individuals in any of the following categories: challenging life experiences, psychiatric diagnoses, Midwest transplants to the Los Angeles area, the sex-positive community, and those who have intuitive abilities. I am EMDR-certified, and trauma-informed. Early in our work together, we will explore what is prompting you to seek therapy, your support system, and therapeutic goals you would like to achieve. Feel free to reach out, and let's see if we are a good match.
(818) 963-9195
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Princess Braxton-Ford
CHT
Everyone can benefit from hypnosis. Whether you need to beat a habit, reduce anxiety or start performing at your best, Hypnotic Healing can help. Having studied a variety of Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, and Transformational Life Coaching methods, I will have you seeing major improvements in no time.
(323) 798-9746
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Seema Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel lost? Are you searching for something without knowing what that something is? Is there an emptiness inside that has made you feel lonely? I specialize in TRAUMA, and those symptoms may be byproducts of an unresolved past. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons - from anxiety, depression, workplace issues, racial/cultural struggles, dissociative disorders to trauma. I work on building tools that help you unravel your past, recognize behavior patterns, and improve your overall well-being. My holistic approach reconnects the mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to reclaim yourself and live the life you want.
(415) 727-8696
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Lincoln Madley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Transition, loss, and transformation may be universal, but everyone experiences these changes differently. Sometimes you may become overwhelmed -- like everything is too much, or you cannot connect with the person you were before. You may have become stuck in a difficult moment or are acting in ways that make things worse. You deserve to lead a life worth living. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore personal challenges and discover areas of personal growth inherent in these painful times. I welcome adolescents, adults, and couples who are looking for support and validation in the work of healing and self-empowerment.
(747) 223-8408
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Luke Csehak
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In my practice, I am fascinated by the interplay between language and becoming. Are we just the stories we tell ourselves, or is there something more? I consider it an honor to sit with a client as we explore together the unknown of who they will become, breaking through versions of themselves that, for whatever reason, aren’t working for them, into a greater acceptance of what has been and a renewed curiosity of what can be.
(323) 366-3446
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Matthew Calkins
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? Want more from relationships? Or, have you experienced a recent loss or disruption, and don't know what to do? Psychotherapy is one way to help. Given that its success depends on the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist, I urge you to take your time and find a 'match.' If you need relief from painful and confusing feelings, if you are interested in deepening your understanding of yourself and strengthening your connections with others, I can be of assistance.
(213) 260-1968
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Lorin Gottlieb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You deserve to be heard! Whether you are searching for your voice in your personal or professional life, or you are looking to creatively unblock and find your artistic potential, you deserve support throughout this process. We are all in a collective period of change and transition. These moments can cause anxiety and fear, but you don't have to endure this alone. As an Associate Marriage Family Therapist; I believe using a holistic approach to help clients find their inner strength and get through difficult transitions in their life. Let's work together to finally put you first in your own life!
(626) 551-4691
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Samantha E. Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I’m an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about teaching teens and adults about emotions and how to regulate them. Many of our best life experiences happen because of emotions, but so do some of our worst experiences. My role is to take the time with clients to help them notice and understand their emotions, and help them learn to respond to those emotions in a healthy way, rather than to react without thinking.
(626) 605-2023
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Jessica Borushok
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Anxiety, panic, and burnout can make you feel as if you're out of control. Your mind and body don't cooperate and work like it should. These experiences grow over time until you feel not like yourself anymore with no clear way out. Whether it's racing thoughts, nonstop worry, physical symptoms like heart racing, shortness of breath or stomach issues, I can help. I specialize in working with adults struggling with anxiety, burnout, ADHD and chronic health conditions (insomnia, chronic pain, binge eating). My approach is evidence based, short-term therapy from a compassionate and authentic stance.
(626) 317-9748
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Carly Wielstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When considering our experiences in the human tribe, the process of discovering or rediscovering our truest self can be a journey laden with challenges and difficulty. However, it is often when we believe that we have attempted everything we can or know how to do to make difficult transformations, to cease our suffering, and to change unhelpful patterns, that we may find ourselves poised for growth and evolution.
(916) 668-6346
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Britney C. Spell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from University of La Verne and has a variety of experiences working with children, families, and individuals throughout their lifespan. I work collaboratively with clients to assist them in moving towards healing and integration, acknowledging and validating the struggles along the way while also reorienting clients towards their strengths. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma using evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(626) 790-2128
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Melissa Dellens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
The teenage years are filled with anxieties of self discovery and identity. As a young adult you may have parts of yourself you feel like you must hide. You may feel like there are conflicts with who you are, and how you currently present in the world. You may be coming to a deeper understanding of your gender or sexual identity. It can be hard to know how to talk to your parents. This can be a scary time filled with a lot of fear, curiosity, uncertainty, and grief; all of which can complicate your relationship with your family and friends. Together we can explore ways to find a little more ease in the journey.
(323) 522-2207
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Thali Rodrigues Costa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling lost? Out of control, burned out, stuck, or like an imposter? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more stressful than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. Even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you; it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
(626) 790-2027
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Kellum Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
A lot of people I talk to are reporting higher levels of stress these days. It's understandable, given our collective pain around COVID, political crises, job and economic volatility, the climate challenges we're facing - on top of our personal concerns like relationships, health, success goals, identity, etc. My goal is to provide a supportive, enlivening, and inclusive space for you to clarify your needs and get them met. I can help with relationship issues, (including your relationship with yourself), stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, eco-grief, and LGBTQ+ issues among other concerns.
(323) 387-3992
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Christine Kurata
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
In all phases of life, we face constant change and unexpected circumstances. Even for those who are strongly independent and resilient, life can be overwhelming at times. Therapy can be a space to explore the parts of life that feel uncertain and unmanageable, and identify where you want to go from here. Building the foundation for growth in therapy starts by creating a safe, genuine space where people can feel heard, understood, and valued for the person they are. I believe that people can foster long-term growth through understanding their journey, connecting with their true emotions, and empowering choice with authenticity.
(626) 314-5894
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West Central
Pasadena, CA 91106
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