Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Anne Wullschlager
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
LGBTQIA ally, sex positive , culturally/racially sensitive.
I'm a trauma-informed therapist specializing in mood disorders, somatic challenges, and relational distress. Overwhelm is our current cultural standard of functioning. It's hard to slow down, but you are in emotional, and perhaps, physical pain. Something needs to shift. Work with me to treat anxiety, depression, trauma, and strained relationships that have you in painful patterns. Privilege your own wellbeing to grow, change, and clarify how you want to engage life and others. Your well-being is a worthy goal in life.
(626) 788-5127
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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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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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Shana Pallotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I am LGBTQIA-affirming & welcoming, sex positive , and culturally competent.
I'm a holistic therapist who is passionate about helping you experience a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Change can be daunting. Feeling overwhelmed or stuck can prevent you from living in greater alignment with your purpose. This can impact your relationships, career, and general sense of well-being. My goal is to create a safe space and help empower you to connect with your own authenticity and meaning so that you can break free from the patterns that are limiting you.
(323) 800-5247
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Daniel Maurio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Chelsie Norton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in non-abstinence substance recovery models, non-traditional partnerships and lifestyles, such as ethical non-monogamy & kink .
I believe that all people have the ability to heal themselves and yet sometimes we may need a little extra support. Working together to empower people with the strength to heal is something I take great pride in. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space so you can explore whatever is currently holding you back. As someone who also works as a night attendant on the FDA-approved MDMA/PTSD study and having provided over 8 years of harm reduction services at music events, I find that my open-mindedness has been an essential component of my professional development.
(323) 417-4666
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Pasadena, CA 91104
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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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Pasadena, CA 91106
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Mitra Karimi-Taleghani
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW, CYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My therapeutic approach is anti-racist, anti-oppressive, culturally affirming, queer-affirming, kink -affirming, and client-centered.
As a multiethnic/multicultural woman of color, child of an immigrant, and trauma-informed associate clinical social worker with a background in gender studies, I approach my work with an intersectional lens. I consider the whole human being as well as the various systems they are part of and the effect these systems have on a person’s life. It is important to me that I am mindful of how my client perceives the world and how the world perceives them. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor, I also consider how emotions can show up somatically.
(626) 316-6708
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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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Not accepting new clients
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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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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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Shir Shanun
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Expertise with couples and relationships, intimacy, trust, sexuality, open relationships, polyamory, life style, LGBTQIAP & Kink .
When we change ourselves we create change in our life and relationships. Therapy is a journey of self discovery to develop intimacy and create meaning in life and relationships. Gain new understanding and fulfillment. Through exploration of your past and present I will help you develop nurturing relationships with others and with your empathetic genuine self; connect with playfulness and creativity; understand repetition in your life; discover the unconscious role in your decisions ; experience intimacy and alleviate depression and anxiety as we transform suffering into growth. More about me at https://www.Shir Shanun psyd.com
(626) 376-4994
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC , E500RYT, EMDR, ISTDP
Verified
Verified
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
(323) 366-3016
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Pasadena, CA 91050
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Geri-Lynn Cesar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently only providing telehealth services. I work with individuals, couples, and families to pay witness to and overcome the traumas and difficulties in their lives. My aim to empower and provide support to those who have anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship stress, and chronic illness.
(818) 722-6426
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Nicole Oliva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Change is possible. If you feel overwhelmed, burned out, or find yourself repeating the same relationship cycles, there is hope. Working with a therapist can help you confidently face obstacles and create lasting, positive change in your life. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and reach your full potential using practical tools designed to improve your self-confidence, happiness, and personal insight. I offer a warm, interactive, and non-judgmental space where we can explore the underlying causes of your distress while honoring your individual needs.
(626) 559-8967
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Pasadena, CA 91105
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Isla Dennis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Are you stuck in the same argument? Struggling with communication, boundaries, doubts, or infidelity? Does intimacy feel awkward, embarrassing, or boring? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors or relationships and wishing you could break the cycle? Sometimes, we get stuck, and change can feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is to listen, help you understand root causes of your difficulties, break unwanted patterns, and teach you practical tools to help change your life. If you have the sense you're not reaching your potential for health, happiness, or success, it may be time to move toward a change.
(626) 507-2747
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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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Pasadena, CA 91106
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A Marie Mastrup
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
After 15 years working with community-based, non-profit agencies in multiple roles as well as about 20 years working with vulnerable youth, I am happily dedicated to private practice care. My practice is centered around whole-person treatment. Together, we will explore root causes to your symptoms, the narrative of your family system, process old trauma and develop healthy coping skills to manage your symptoms. Trauma, OCD, Generalized Anxiety and Codependency Treatment, are my primary specialties, and I look forward to learning about your goals for therapy. I look forward to helping you identify and meet your unique goals!
(323) 576-4671
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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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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Healing Collective Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We are a team of therapists and life coaches who value our relationships with our clients. When life experiences have clouded our ability to have clarity, we see you and strive to help you connect with your authentic self.  We also find it important to recognize how social constructs, family dynamics, and societal norms have impacted our way of being and self-image.  To understand this is to better understand you.
(424) 500-0971
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Pasadena, CA 91101
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Davi Weber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
Is something inside of you longing for more? Are you in a challenging season of life, feeling stuck, or struggling in your relationships? Together we will explore the thoughts, feelings, and stories at the root of your emotional distress and identify what is keeping you from living the life you desire, so you can let go and move forward into a fulfilling and authentic life.
(626) 869-2643
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Pasadena, CA 91107
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