Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Silver Spring, MD

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Lauren Silberman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Issues include but are not limited to discrepant desire, shame,sexually compulsive behavior, infertility, infidelity, and kink exploration.
My office is a place where individuals, couples, families and more can talk through all kinds of relationships with a healthy dose of warmth, encouragement, kindness and humor. I take an active approach, meaning I offer honest dialogue rather than passive listening. I pro-actively help connect the different threads of your life–because no one’s troubles exist in a vacuum. I also respect that while I have expertise in my field, you are the foremost expert on yourself. Whether or not you've been to therapy before, you are welcome.
(301) 960-5531
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Thomas Tsakounis
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH, RH(AHG)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Relationships and intimacy require work and attention – as an experienced counselor, I’d like to help you with that work, building a road to a more fulfilled life. If you are interested in learning more about developing stronger emotional connections with yourself and/or your partner(s); exploring ethical non-monogamy and kink ; stimulating love and desire; building communication skills around sex and intimacy; and/or exploring sexual confidence, eroticism, and self-esteem these are areas of focus for me and I would like to invite you to meet with me for a free, thirty-minute consultation. Contact me to schedule your appointment.
(301) 744-8737
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Leah Johnson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I hold sex positive healing space for people of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and young adults seeking to address multicultural disparities, sexuality and identity concerns, career/school challenges, anxiety, depression, spirituality, and developmental congruency.
Are you in need of restoration, guidance, empowerment, or simply unwavering support? I can be your person! I have over 15 years worth of work delving into a counseling experience that encourages my people to rest, to be kind to self, to think beyond their current situation, to explore the unknown, to embrace what could be and to just exist. If you’re willing to do the work, I’m willing to work with you. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at PsycYourMind Consulting, LLC. I am accepting new clients for secure Telehealth sessions via online scheduling.
(301) 960-3296
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Alexandra Simione
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
Verified
Alexandra Simione, LGMFT, is a licensed therapist in Silver Spring MD offering both in person and teletherapy sessions. Alexandra believes that individuals, couples and families can find change and growth through emotional understanding and insight. She has experience working with clients exploring communication, intimacy, anxiety, depression, attachment, conflict, sense of self and trauma. She is experienced in working with clients from diverse cultural, racial, familial and religious backgrounds. She also understands the unique intersectionality of each client’s experience. ENM/Poly, kink /fetish/BDSM and LGBTQIA+ Affirming.
(240) 434-0335
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Darby Integrative Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADAS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Our practice is allied with our communities including the: LGBTQIA+, minority and immigrant, and kink /poly.
*Currently accepting new clients at Darby Integrative Counseling, LLC, and we are offering in-person and/or video sessions to accommodate your needs during the COVID crisis.* We welcome you to the next courageous step on your journey walking through life's challenges. Are you struggling with fear, grief, sadness, anxiety, or stress? Have anger, shame or guilt been preventing you from the joys of life? Do your relationships at home or work feel strained? Let us awaken your best self and find solutions for the problems you face on your path to wellness.
(301) 945-7306
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Kelli A Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am sex-positive-- kink and polyamory affirming.
MAY 2021: CURRENTLY FULL My intention is for you to feel safe bringing all parts of yourself into our sessions. All of you - all feelings, all identities - are welcome. Only in a relationship of relative safety & non-judgement can growth happen. I maintain that YOU are the expert on you and as such I take a client-centered, collaborative, and relational approach to therapy. I will use our relationship, my experience, and YOUR insight & self-knowing, as well as appropriate tools & techniques. I will ask about your goals, challenges, strengths, and what has worked for you in the past. Your care will be as individual as you are.
(567) 275-0964
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Peter Fritch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I offer trauma-informed, shame-free, LGBT-affirming, sex- and kink -positive therapy for each and every person I've had the honor of working with. My practice is grounded in choice and consent, safety, collaboration, trustworthiness, empowerment, and social justice. As a queer therapist and community mental health worker, I've had extensive experience with people struggling with trauma, substance use, and addiction; anxiety, depression, mania, hearing voices, and OCD; with people diagnosed with personality disorders and with TGNC youth. NOTE: Preference for new clients will be given to trauma work, LGBTQIA and BIPOC clients.
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Tamara Hope Pincus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am experienced working with individuals in alternative sexuality communities such as poly, kink and swing communities as well as people of varying sexual orientations and genders.
The goal of my practice is to provide a safe place for people to explore their lives and learn skills to help them cope in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. We will work together to help you figure out what issues you want to work on and how we can best address them.
(202) 499-2602
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Emily L Rizzo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ population and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I consistently work with clients regarding depression, anxiety, motivation, trauma, grief, understanding their identity, familial relations, gender identity, sexual identity, sexual/relationship needs, polyamorous relationships, kink , communication in relationships, and self-integration. Extensive background in working with people of color. Assist parents/families through their child's gender transition. Experience in college counseling and high school counseling.
(240) 873-1715
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Brittany Trexler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I'm currently a doctoral student in Sex Therapy and have published research on polyamory and kink .
Sex, desires, attraction can sometimes be complicated and confusing. I'm here to help you move to a place of finding those topics exciting, fun, fulfilling! We get so many limiting and restrictive messages about sex and relationships that can cause shame or frustration. Let's unpack some of those messages to learn how you might experience more acceptance and joy in your sexuality and sexual or romantic relationships. Whether you're a single person, couple, or polycule there's so much we can work on together to improve things! You can be yourself and have the relationships and encounters you long for.
(410) 941-6039
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Phalasophy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LGPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
We support those navigating trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, neurodivergence, sex/gender identity and couples navigating ethical nonmonogamy, kink /BDSM, and queer romantic/platonic relationships.
We are a collective of Black, queer, of immigrant experience, sex-positive, and neuroexpansive, femme and nonbinary therapists, coaches, and consultants specializing in trauma-informed, somatics-rooted, identity-affirming, and ancestral-based modalities. Our offerings include EMDR, reiki/energy healing, emotional freedom tapping, sex therapy, talk therapy, grief counseling, and vocal coaching. We collaborate with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, and communities throughout the diaspora looking to enhance connection, find freedom, practice compassion, and reclaim their power.
(202) 831-7967
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Silver Spring, MD 20907
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Kris Oseth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with clients of all backgrounds, while specializing in following areas: LGBTQ+, Transgender/Gender-Diverse/Non-binary transitioning process and identity; kink /poly/non-monogamous relationships, sex work, substance use/misuse – goals for sobriety/recovery or harm reduction, out of control sexual behavior, anxiety/trauma, Personal Training, EMDR.
I will work with you to illuminate the meaning of your experience and help you practice greater self-acceptance. Therapy goals/counseling/education will be tailored to your unique needs. I may show you how to change your behavior by using Mindfulness/changing your thoughts, recovery/harm reduction tools to address substance use, guidance/education/resources for exploring sexual orientation/gender identity/transitioning/coming out, provide couples/individual work for better communication in relationships, and/or I can apply EMDR/somatic-based approaches for trauma/anxiety and even substance using/behavioral urges.
(202) 759-8060
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Village Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
Our clients are people who are ready for change in their lives. We are sex-positive, LGBTQ affirming, and kink -aware. Our therapists can help you individually or as a couple to start communicating better, handing conflict with less drama, and finding ways to cope with life's stressors. We specialize in relational therapy. We also help people to explore their identity and increase self-esteem.
(301) 701-4062
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Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Maurine K Kelly
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with families, couples, groups, and individuals. I treat children as young as three, have experience with school phobia, adoption, blended families, gender issues, gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals, and the challenges of elderly. I am experienced working with psychoses, severe post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and problems of every day life. I have special expertise working with the LGBTQ+ population, with adolescents, sexual development, severe mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical illnesses.
(240) 242-9949
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Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Kathleen Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LGMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help couples grow deeper in their connection with one another and find congruence within themselves. If you need help getting out of repeated conflict, managing a life transition, or increasing intimacy in your relationship--you've come to the right place!
(301) 273-7923
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Ashley Aker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Warm, welcoming Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual counseling services to adults looking to address a wide range of concerns. I aim to impart a sense of safety, support, and feeling truly heard, while assisting clients with identifying and reaching personal goals around change and growth.
(240) 743-3953
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Jeannette Craigfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship concerns. I work particularly well with clients who struggle with being compassionate towards themselves and need a space to understand and embrace their authentic selves so they can pursue what they truly value in life.
(240) 339-6268
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Obella M Obbo
Psychological Associate, MS
Verified
Verified
I have experience offering trauma-informed therapeutic services for survivors and alleged perpetrators. And I have offered counsel to many emerging adults struggling with fundamental childhood pain related to their upbringing and connected their experiences of racism, their ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, and the many other multi-dimensional ways we can identify and be made to feel othered. As I understand trauma can be relational, as so should be healing. So where you may find value in intimate partner, familial, or group healing, I am happy to meet you and other willing participants there.
(301) 781-5698
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Silver Spring, MD 20904
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Robyn S. Zeiger
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
For the past 4 decades plus, I have specialized in LGBTQ issues. I currently focus on gender identity issues and assist my transgender clients with navigating their often challenging journeys. As an "out" cisgender lesbian practitioner, I strive to help my LGBTQ clients travel from a place of shame to pride. Much of our work centers on self- esteem and the ways in which homophobia and transphobia impact so many areas of our lives-including family, career, and our intimate relationships. I love animals and also do veterinary counseling and consulting. My style is interactive and casual. I highly value your confidentiality.
(301) 825-5154
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Silver Spring, MD 20903
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Kirsten Robinette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Kirsten and I'm a licensed social worker in Maryland! I was born and raised in Canada and have lived in Maryland for the past five years and in MoCo for four of those. In my time here, I have worked in crisis prevention/intervention and have substantial experience in suicide prevention and suicide loss. Alongside this experience, I have had years in providing therapeutic support to anyone seeking services in an outpatient mental health clinic and substance use, no matter their diagnosis or their reason for seeking support. This includes work with children, teens, and adults across the lifespan.
(240) 255-9960
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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