Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Castro-Upper Market, San Francisco, CA

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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(415) 980-8479
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Colin Fyfe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with Gay/Queer men, individuals that are in the recovery process from substance use, and males around issues of masculinity, sex, and emotional vulnerability I have expertise in and experience with: Masculinity and other male issues Sex and sexuality Ethically non- monogamous/ polyamory relationships / Kink Substance abuse issues.
Human connection is the catalyst needed to explore any underlining psychic distress. In my psychotherapy practice, I prioritize fostering a collaborative relationship to provide emotional and personal safety, allowing you to dive beneath the surface to better understand the underlying causes of your personal distress. The goal is, through exploration, to create opportunities for you to become more self-aware of your own thoughts and feelings, empowering you to re-create new ways of connecting to yourself and loved ones
(415) 484-9466
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
(831) 208-3278
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Taylor Isaacson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a sex positive therapist and work with many poly people, sex workers, and queer folks.
We all deserve space to be our full selves. I view my role as therapist as a co-explorer – I walk alongside you as you navigate your authentic experience of this world. In session, we follow what feels alive for you in the moment and approach what arises with curiosity. This mindful awareness helps us meet and build relationship with more “parts” of you. I aim to allow all of you in. Eventually, this process of being “more you” can lead to a more grounded and connected existence, one in which you find yourself with more choice, agency, and fulfillment in life.
(415) 326-9895
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Russ Sharkey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience helping clients address a wide range of issues including personal, professional and family relationships, anxiety, grief, sex and sexuality. I see therapy as a journey of self exploration where we can develop a greater sense of freedom in connecting with our bodies, our identities, and the world around us. I use curiosity and humor to build connection and offer a sense of ease working through difficult subject matter. With adults I provide a sex-positive, inclusive space free of judgment where clients can feel supported in exploring and expressing all parts of themselves.
(415) 763-6149
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(415) 840-3997
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Marjorie Boggs Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you exploring your sexuality or gender and need support? Are you healing from sexual assault or intimate partner violence and don't know how to talk about it? Are you in the kink and/or poly community and need nonjudgmental support? I get it. It can be scary to look for a therapist when your experiences are outside "the norm." I empower my clients to become more self-aware and to better understand and process their unique experiences in a collaborative, self-affirming environment.
(415) 663-2407
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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David M. Ortmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Expertise: Men, masculinity, and male sexuality, discovering and owning power, alternative relationship paradigms, consensual non-monogamy, erotic power exchange, BDSM, Kink , Fetish, & Leather sexualities.
Bring it on! I offer uniquely tailored psychotherapy & sex therapy. Please talk about everything & anything, particularly topics that other therapists don't understand or won't hear. I'm said to have a large capacity for care, compassion, & candor while also being a straight-talker. I synthesize depth psychotherapy, sex therapy, coaching, counseling, and more. Sexual diversity, erotic pleasure, and relational intimacy are areas in which I thrive. We'll forge a deep therapeutic alliance and find, confront, address, and overcome the obstacles keeping you from being the very best version of yourself possible.
(646) 374-4300
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dax Glasson-Darling
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, MT-BC
Verified
Verified
As an associate social worker and board-certified music therapist, I strive to walk alongside you as you navigate challenges, celebrate successes, and grow more into your whole and dynamic self. I provide therapy that is anti-racist, queer and poly affirming, sex-positive, kink aware, body-positive, and trauma-informed. I offer genuine warmth and a space for people who are experiencing life transitions and those wanting to heal from trauma, depression, or anxiety. As a member of the queer and trans* communities, I am passionate about working with people who are exploring sexuality, gender expression, and gender identity.
(510) 680-2176
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dr. Allen Rosenthal Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am sex positive ! Some of the reasons people come to me: exploring/questioning one’s sexual or gender identity and coming out; navigating open relationships; Grindr/Scruff and hook-up culture; exploring kinks; coping with sexual trauma; being an LGBTQIA+ parent; and coping/handling experiences of prejudice, discrimination, and internal homophobia.
As a gay man, I know what it’s like to worry whether your therapist is truly an ally. It’s crucial that you feel safe in order for therapy to be effective, and that’s why my practice is 100% dedicated to helping LGBTQIA+ people. Here’s a little about my style: I strive to create a warm, open space in which you can freely explore what is coming up for you. You're the expert on you, so I ask lots of questions. I also use my sense of humor (sensitively). Finally, as a clinical psychologist, I am trained in scientifically-supported treatments for numerous mood and anxiety problems (and more), which we can draw upon as needed.
(707) 289-7696
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Lark Nierenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a therapeutic focus on gender and sexuality, early trauma, and family and relationship dynamics. My approach is empathic, warm, and thoughtful. My clients often wish to understand their identities more deeply; seek support staying true to themselves in their relationships and community; and pursue healing and meaning-making following trauma. Through our work, you can develop new insights and coping skills to manage overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I'm particularly dedicated to working with queer, transgender, non-binary, and kink communities.
(415) 851-8370
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Kailey Hockridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, LPCC
Verified
Verified
My clients are often creative, compassionate people who are experiencing stress and anxiety, may be working through relational traumas, or are curious about how to foster a greater sense of self-compassion and self-awareness. I particularly enjoy working with womxn in male-dominated industries - such as entertainment, tech, and law - and folx in relationship minorities, including poly communities.
(323) 676-2388
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Therapy with Claire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking a therapist who is engaging, warm, LGBTQ+ affirming, sex positive , an anti-racist ally, and has experience working with High-Achievers in tech, finance, and medicine, let’s connect.
Are you a high-achiever? No matter your successes, do you struggle to feel good enough? Do your relationships feel like "work"? Ready to feel more at ease in relationships? Want to feel excited and passionate about your path in life? You’ve come to the right place. I'm Claire, and I help high-achievers feel more confident and grounded in themselves and their relationships. Do you ever say to yourself: “I just have to keep pushing forward", “I can’t let everyone down”, or “I have a good life, why I can’t I just be happy?" From the outside, your future is bright, and yet it feels like something is missing...
(415) 643-4107
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Stephan Charbit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help adults and adolescents navigate through life transitions, relationships and grief. My approach is trauma-informed, somatically focussed, and integrates attachment theory, neuroscience and mindfulness, as well as eastern and western philosophy.
(415) 936-0073
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Isaac Sussman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am committed to guiding my clients toward a deeper experience and understanding of themselves and their lives. I assist with the unfolding of their own natural processes of change and growth and work to foster a sense of self-acceptance and curiosity as they begin to open up to themselves more and more. In this process of opening up, great distress and pain often accompany possibilities for connection and joy. Therefore, I find it crucial to help clients befriend the difficult places inside of themselves in the service of developing a sense of wholeness and integration.
(628) 200-4305
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Gay Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
Shame is a near universal experience for LGBTQ people. Working with a LGBTQ therapist is a profound way to heal from shame. I founded the Gay Therapy Center in 2015 because I knew from my own experience that it can be especially healing and powerful to work with a therapist who shares part of your own LGBTQ identity. Knowing that your therapist has lived parts of your experience helps you to build a strong, trusting relationship in therapy. We’ve become the largest private provider of LGBTQ-affirmative therapy with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, and worldwide via video conferencing.
(628) 600-1822
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Keith Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am passionate about my work as a therapist. I frequently feel honored and humbled to facilitate and witness another's healing process. I sense we are trying to navigate our way the best we know how, and sometimes, when we get stuck, we need support from a fellow pilgrim. I am grateful to have been the beneficiary of therapy when grappling with my own inner turmoil and difficult relationships. If you too are looking for less suffering and anxiety, more fulfilling relationships, and a deeper sense of what you truly want, I would be excited and privileged to support you in your journey.
(415) 849-4179
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Ruben Velazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Traumatic experiences overwhelm our coping skills and can create distress in our lives that impact oneself, relationships, work, and family. Furthermore, we indulge suffering by creating a story about our experiences that fits how we perceive such events. In a world that constantly feeds us information that impact our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors it makes it that much harder to trust/understand how we should/want to respond to the myriad of complexities that life presents us with.
(415) 630-6472
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Roger J. Kuhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a certified sex therapist and work with clients experiencing issues related to sexuality including performance anxiety, sexual dysfunction, or problematic sexual behavior. We will examine the triggers in your life and find resources to help you manage your challenges when they arise. My work is informed from a social and sexual justice perspective. In addition to my work as a sex therapist, I also work with anxiety, depression, and grief. I am currently seeing clients online via video conference.
(415) 630-5758
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Rachel Fleischman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, REAT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Looking for a therapist who is down to earth, honest and real? I've got 22 years experience helping motivated individuals and couples dealing with anxiety, relationship issues and stress. It may be time to improve your relationship. You may be stressed at home and at work, and find that your old coping mechanisms aren't working anymore. As a relationship expert, I have devoted my professional life to helping individuals & couples to live with more joy, peace and, ultimately...bliss.
(415) 789-3187
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Castro-Upper Market
San Francisco, CA 94114
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