Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Marjorie Boggs Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
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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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Luke (Frank Luke) Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCS, CHT, SUDS, CST
Verified
Expertise: sexual & gender diversity, erotic pleasure, relational intimacy, honesty, breaking the drug-sex link, men (cis & trans), masculinities, men's sexuality, discovering/ owning/ exchanging power, ethical alternative relationships, Kink /Fetish/BDSM.
Do other therapists seem judgmental? Don't understand? Won't listen to you? If you need to talk about anything and everything, clients tell me I have a strong capacity for compassion, empathy, and care. At the same time, I’m forthright and candid. I see you and hear you—a whole person (body, mind, spirit) living in an interactive and interconnected world. I believe you're the expert in you--even if you're not yet aware of it. My role is to help you find that, and bring my own holistic vision, experience, training, expertise, and tools to the table, so you can work to be the best possible version of you.
(415) 666-2381 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Jaxx Alutalica
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified
As a sex therapist, I specialize in topics surrounding BDSM and kink , sex work, polyamory, gender identity and queer issues. Whether you're inspired to explore new aspects of your gender or sexual identity, seeking to reignite intimacy, rekindle passion, entertain untapped desires, or reconnect with your deep felt sense of self, all of you is welcome in my office. We often find ourselves longing to seek more congruence in our lives, to weave together all the pieces of ourselves to step into our wisdom and grow our self expression. Learning to deepen the intimacy with yourself and others is the first step along a lifelong journey.
(415) 360-6832 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
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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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Misty Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
I am sex-positive, kink aware, and poly friendly.
Are you experiencing communication challenges in your relationships? Challenges with sex or intimacy? Are you questioning or exploring gender and sexuality? I am here to support you and offer you tools and a place to process your current experience. I provide a safe space to explore who you are becoming and to discern old thought patterns that are no longer of service. I provide a healing space free of judgement and I offer tools that you can immediately implement and integrate into your current experience. I will collaborate with you and work dynamically with the intersections of your unique experience.
(408) 583-5606 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
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Samantha Ludin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In sex therapy, I create a safe, sex-positive space to address concerns relating to sexual health and intimacy for couples and individuals (queer, ENM, & kink friendly).
These are really tough times, aren't they? Existing issues feel bigger and it can be that much harder to cope. Therapy can heIp. I approach therapy in a warm and collaborative manner to help couples, individuals, and families identify new and adaptive ways to deal with life's challenges. In couples therapy, I use Emotion-Focused and Gottman approaches to help partners learn to manage and repair conflict, rebuild trust and intimacy, and build emotional connections. In family treatment, I'll work with your family to develop adaptive and healthy communication patterns, as well as address parenting concerns and behavioral issues.
 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
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Sara Okman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
This past year has been really challenging for our relationships and our sex lives. Maybe you've been struggling to resolve differences with your partner/s, or maybe you're just feeling stuck. I help clients identify and understand what lies beneath these stuck places, and work to free them from relational and emotional distress. Using easy to implement tools for healthy communication and intimacy, I help couples negotiate desire discrepancy, find solutions for low-sexual marriages, and navigate the impact of extra-marital relationships: including polyamory, infidelity, & consensual non-monogamy. I am kink aware & LGBTQ+ friendly.
(415) 877-4147 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Leah R Finn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I'm LGBTQIA+ affirming and support people who are non-monogamous and/ or part of the kink community.
You deserve to feel seen, heard and understood, to be your best self and live your best life! As your therapist, I create an environment for you to feel safe to explore fears, concerns and your deepest desires. I'm here to empower you. Working together, we'll develop goals to manage the challenges you face to facilitate healing and personal growth. I use an anti-oppression, disability justice framework and consider how ethnicity, class, gender, age, ability and sexuality intersect. My background as a community organizer for social justice informs my practice. I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs.
(510) 560-7164 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Lindsey Brooks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
If you are seeking a therapist who is: social justice minded, an anti-racist ally, sex positive , body positive, feminist, and bisexual+ affirming, who has experience working with professionals in tech, medicine, and science, let’s connect.
Are you a person of color, LGBTQ, or woman-identified professional in a high demand field? Have you been wearing that superhero cape for far too long? Ready to feel more peace in your life? You’ve come to the right place. I’m Dr. Lindsey Brooks and I work with underrepresented achievers. I’ll help you feel more grounded, balanced, and resilient. You might be thinking to yourself: "I need to keep it all together”, “If I just work harder and push myself more, then everything will be okay”, or “I have to stay strong for my family”. Everyone around you sees you as a success, yet something still feels like it’s missing.
(415) 592-6568 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Max Kopeikin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, A-MFT, MA, PgDip, BA
Verified
I help adults and teens looking to become more aware, learn and better themselves. Maybe there is something that needs to shift/change or maybe it is just a growth-oriented process. I have done a lot of my work with people who identify as Trans/Gender Non-Conforming/Nonbinary. Other queer populations who I have a lot of experience helping include couples, polyamorous relationships, the Latinx community, long-term HIV survivors, and gay/Queer men. My work celebrates diverse genders, sexualities and kink identities. My ideal client is open to work in a way that combines talk therapy, yoga/somatic approaches and art-based therapies.
(628) 244-3943 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Elliott Endre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
*New Clients, please e-mail me instead of calling!* We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with individuals, couples/polycules, and founders seeking guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, poc folk, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere.
(628) 600-1573 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Lindsay Ellch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am a generalist and have expertise with anxiety disorders/stress management, couples therapy, LGBTQ+, kink & polyamory, undergraduate/graduate students, identity development, relationships, grief/loss, adult children of alcoholics/addicts, & relational trauma.
After training and working at universities across the country like Stanford, Emory, and Northwestern, I believe effective therapy requires a few essential components: a strong therapist-client relationship, a supportive yet challenging environment, and a combination of skill-based and insight-oriented work. Whether you are feeling stuck or stressed, have a history of mental health treatment, or are not sure what is wrong, I am well-equipped to meet you where you are at, explore and identify your unique needs, and help you reach your desired goals.
(415) 513-1117 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Kaia Anderson-Buckley
CCHT
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self.
(628) 333-2287 
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San Francisco, CA 94121
Offers online therapy
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
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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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Lark Nierenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Avital Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
I work with people from a variety of communities, including LGBTQ populations, the leather/ kink /BDSM scene, sex workers, non-monogamous and gender fluid folks.
I currently have openings for Sundays at 1pm or 3pm and Mondays at 1pm and 3pm! As a therapist I offer a safe space and open ears for those looking for non-judgmental psychological support. We are living in a very difficult time and I want to help support you through the hot mess that life can be. I offer relational collaborative work where we create you treatment plan together. I maintain a safe(r) space for all race, faith, gender, and sexuality identities, as well as work with people exploring these topics. I look forward to working with you!
(628) 227-6315 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Bev Jewell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
TELEHEALTH SESSIONS AVAILABLE: Are you experiencing: relationship issues, anxiety, communication & intimacy concerns, infidelity, conflict, life changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, unable to make clear decisions? Maybe you keep having the same argument - now there's a wall between you and you don't know how to be close and intimate again. Together, we will create a calm supportive environment to promote healing, and look at past betrayals (affairs, broken promises), that may be hindering your ability to move forward. Working with a neutral professional will help! *** In person only available in Palm Springs
(442) 254-0043 
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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Therapy with Claire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Skye Nashelsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I'm also sex-positive, kink -aware, & body positive.
You have the capacity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life! There are multiple forms and layers of oppression that impact our daily lives and self worth. I support clients in acknowledging and addressing shame, grief, trauma, and anxiety. I specialize in issues concerning gender, sexuality, intimacy, relationships, and identity. As your therapist, I act as a support working collaboratively alongside you to identify goals, action steps and interventions tailored specifically to your individual needs and identity.
(510) 395-8008 
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San Francisco, CA 94124
Offers online therapy
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Wendi Vecchiarelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hello and welcome. I have extensive experience and training in, and enjoy working with, the LGBTQ, poly, sex-positive, sex work, kink , and asexual communities, as well as with transgender emotional health, anxiety and depression, substance use concerns, IVF and surrogacy, single parenting by choice, and careers in the arts, law, and tech. I am currently trying to help combat screen fatigue by conducting sessions exclusively by phone. You may find that not having to commute to a therapy office saves time and that taking a walk while speaking is not only effective but also pleasant.
(415) 574-0965 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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