Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Detroit, MI

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Affirming Couples Therapy And Sex Therapy Birch Snogles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I am trained in sex therapy, couples counseling and am kink and polyamory affirming.
Are you feeling stuck, worried your relationship cant handle more bickering? Feeling overwhelmed by the constant conflict, and need a change? We are taught relationships are easy, and should be just like romantic comedies. Relationships take effort to maintain connection and get through the rough patches. Whether you are looking to open your relationship, increase intimacy, or want to stop having the same old fights, therapy can help! Learning how to fight fair and improving intimacy is possible. I am LGBTQ+, polyamory cnm, kink affirming. Affirming couples therapy for all relationships. Providing couples intensives in MI and FL.
I am trained in sex therapy, couples counseling and am kink and polyamory affirming.
Are you feeling stuck, worried your relationship cant handle more bickering? Feeling overwhelmed by the constant conflict, and need a change? We are taught relationships are easy, and should be just like romantic comedies. Relationships take effort to maintain connection and get through the rough patches. Whether you are looking to open your relationship, increase intimacy, or want to stop having the same old fights, therapy can help! Learning how to fight fair and improving intimacy is possible. I am LGBTQ+, polyamory cnm, kink affirming. Affirming couples therapy for all relationships. Providing couples intensives in MI and FL.
(734) 530-4656 View (734) 530-4656
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Korrine Wojcik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, PCC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48216  (Online Only)
I proudly support 2SLGBTQ+ folx, people with disabilities, sex work, kink, poly, and neurodivergent communities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Integrative Coach who deeply believes in the healing potential of a therapeutic relationship. The people I work with are amazing human beings who have either gone through or are currently experiencing situations that have led them to disconnect from themselves to survive. These circumstances may include family-of-origin and childhood trauma, major life stressors or transitions, or relationship issues. When people work with me, they often want to explore their experiences, understand the impact on their lives, and reconnect with themselves in meaningful ways.
I proudly support 2SLGBTQ+ folx, people with disabilities, sex work, kink, poly, and neurodivergent communities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Integrative Coach who deeply believes in the healing potential of a therapeutic relationship. The people I work with are amazing human beings who have either gone through or are currently experiencing situations that have led them to disconnect from themselves to survive. These circumstances may include family-of-origin and childhood trauma, major life stressors or transitions, or relationship issues. When people work with me, they often want to explore their experiences, understand the impact on their lives, and reconnect with themselves in meaningful ways.
(734) 977-1006 View (734) 977-1006
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Syre Saniyah
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
As a Black, queer, transmasculine, gender expansive, polyamorous, and kinky healing practitioner Syre (he/him) is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized/pathologized/othered in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Syre practices from a liberation centered intersectional/multidimensional feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with folx toward embodied liberation. He has extensive experience working with BIPOC and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Syre is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. He is a Kink and Poly Aware Therapist.
As a Black, queer, transmasculine, gender expansive, polyamorous, and kinky healing practitioner Syre (he/him) is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized/pathologized/othered in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Syre practices from a liberation centered intersectional/multidimensional feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with folx toward embodied liberation. He has extensive experience working with BIPOC and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Syre is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. He is a Kink and Poly Aware Therapist.
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Maria Christoff
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48201
I serve those who have been traditionally marginalized in mental health settings. I have extensive experience working with people of the global majority, 2slgbtqia+ clients, and neurodivergent clients. My therapy practice is affirming of gender identity exploration and poly/kink affirming. Our work together will emphasize collaboration, shared goals, strengths, sources of support, and community building. In our work we will explore and revise emotional and relational patterns towards gaining greater self-awareness, flexibility, freedom of choice, and happiness.
I serve those who have been traditionally marginalized in mental health settings. I have extensive experience working with people of the global majority, 2slgbtqia+ clients, and neurodivergent clients. My therapy practice is affirming of gender identity exploration and poly/kink affirming. Our work together will emphasize collaboration, shared goals, strengths, sources of support, and community building. In our work we will explore and revise emotional and relational patterns towards gaining greater self-awareness, flexibility, freedom of choice, and happiness.
(734) 526-6137 View (734) 526-6137
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Dr. Quillian D Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MSEd, DLLP, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48204  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am glad you are here. As a mental health professional, I provide support and intervention for a variety of psychological, career, academic, and relational experiences across the lifespan to diverse persons. This includes services to individuals, various partner structures, families, and groups. My work centers on decolonization and destigmatization of mental health services with emphasis on culturally-affirming care. As such, I identify as a LGBTQIA+, Kink, Disability, and Gender Affirming provider. The experiences of marginalized, minoritized, and disenfranchised communities remain at the forefront of my clinical work.
Welcome! I am glad you are here. As a mental health professional, I provide support and intervention for a variety of psychological, career, academic, and relational experiences across the lifespan to diverse persons. This includes services to individuals, various partner structures, families, and groups. My work centers on decolonization and destigmatization of mental health services with emphasis on culturally-affirming care. As such, I identify as a LGBTQIA+, Kink, Disability, and Gender Affirming provider. The experiences of marginalized, minoritized, and disenfranchised communities remain at the forefront of my clinical work.
(734) 875-9115 View (734) 875-9115
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Toni Crocilla PsyD PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48203
I do not accept insurance or provide superbills. I do my best work with folx who can relate to these communities/areas: LGBTQIA+, alternative sexualities, kink, BDSM, various relational structures/orientations (ENM, polyamory relationships, throuples, families, etc.), gender/sexual identity and expression, sex therapy, traumatic sex, psychedelic preparation/integration, and end of life processing. I offer a free 15m video consultation to briefly review your concerns, answer any questions, and see if we are a good fit to do this work together.
I do not accept insurance or provide superbills. I do my best work with folx who can relate to these communities/areas: LGBTQIA+, alternative sexualities, kink, BDSM, various relational structures/orientations (ENM, polyamory relationships, throuples, families, etc.), gender/sexual identity and expression, sex therapy, traumatic sex, psychedelic preparation/integration, and end of life processing. I offer a free 15m video consultation to briefly review your concerns, answer any questions, and see if we are a good fit to do this work together.
(734) 767-0674 View (734) 767-0674
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Dave Zellmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48201  (Online Only)
I encourage you to reach out to set up an initial consult, and I look forward to hearing from you! I am Kink Knowledgeable and Poly-Aware/Poly-Affirming.
My approach is relational in nature and incorporates an eclectic range of interventions including CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness training and narrative therapy. I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey where client and practitioner work together collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals through a strengths-based and client empowerment approach. I recognize that each client’s strengths, needs and goals are unique and I tailor my therapeutic approach accordingly to best support each client.
I encourage you to reach out to set up an initial consult, and I look forward to hearing from you! I am Kink Knowledgeable and Poly-Aware/Poly-Affirming.
My approach is relational in nature and incorporates an eclectic range of interventions including CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, mindfulness training and narrative therapy. I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey where client and practitioner work together collaboratively to achieve the client’s goals through a strengths-based and client empowerment approach. I recognize that each client’s strengths, needs and goals are unique and I tailor my therapeutic approach accordingly to best support each client.
(413) 344-2250 View (413) 344-2250
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Chey Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48214  (Online Only)
Sagacity Counseling was born from a deep belief in justice, access, and community. This organization supports affirming and accepting care of all kinds. Working specifically with clients on: Sexuality: Kink-informed. "There is no taboo; there is ONLY consent." Identity: Racial identity formation and stress. LGBTQIA identity formation and stress. Religious trauma and recovery. Academic success: College, Grad school. Work-related stress.
Sagacity Counseling was born from a deep belief in justice, access, and community. This organization supports affirming and accepting care of all kinds. Working specifically with clients on: Sexuality: Kink-informed. "There is no taboo; there is ONLY consent." Identity: Racial identity formation and stress. LGBTQIA identity formation and stress. Religious trauma and recovery. Academic success: College, Grad school. Work-related stress.
(989) 756-0483 View (989) 756-0483
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Dee Church
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48216
I have experience providing therapeutic services for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults, people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, kink/BDSM practitioners, people in polyamorous and non-monogamous partnerships, and sex workers.
Reaching out and seeking support for yourself can be extremely vulnerable and taxing, especially when you've already been trying to manage overwhelming emotions and the issues of every day life. Even if we do not end up working together, I am glad that you are out here exploring what kind of help is available to you. Shopping for therapists can be tricky. Wherever you are in your journey, my goal is to meet you there and help you discover safe and inviting possibilities towards your goals.
I have experience providing therapeutic services for LGBTQIA+ youth and adults, people living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, kink/BDSM practitioners, people in polyamorous and non-monogamous partnerships, and sex workers.
Reaching out and seeking support for yourself can be extremely vulnerable and taxing, especially when you've already been trying to manage overwhelming emotions and the issues of every day life. Even if we do not end up working together, I am glad that you are out here exploring what kind of help is available to you. Shopping for therapists can be tricky. Wherever you are in your journey, my goal is to meet you there and help you discover safe and inviting possibilities towards your goals.
(734) 822-4829 View (734) 822-4829
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Joni Shinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48221
Hi there. I am a fully licensed clinician with Master of Social Work from Detroit's own Wayne State University. I commend your effort and resolve to seek therapy, as I know what it takes to reach out. I am glad to tackle any issue with you, and I use a variety of strategies and modalities including but not limited to Psychoeducation, Empowerment, CBT, Somatic and Mindfulness techniques, and Trauma-Focused Therapy to serve adolescents and adults age 13+ to resolve conflicts in relationship or identity, adjustment to life transitions, or cope with loss. I work both in-office or via telehealth.
Hi there. I am a fully licensed clinician with Master of Social Work from Detroit's own Wayne State University. I commend your effort and resolve to seek therapy, as I know what it takes to reach out. I am glad to tackle any issue with you, and I use a variety of strategies and modalities including but not limited to Psychoeducation, Empowerment, CBT, Somatic and Mindfulness techniques, and Trauma-Focused Therapy to serve adolescents and adults age 13+ to resolve conflicts in relationship or identity, adjustment to life transitions, or cope with loss. I work both in-office or via telehealth.
(313) 251-3921 View (313) 251-3921
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Lynette G Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48221  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor providing therapy in MI and IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience in working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor providing therapy in MI and IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience in working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
(313) 637-6299 View (313) 637-6299
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Jassmyne Ali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48224  (Online Only)
My experience ranges from empowering clients to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety, navigating relationship issues, unveiling trauma and abuse, as well as improving motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I specialize in the exploration of the subconscious and spiritually integrative work, including unpacking plant medicine journeys post-ceremony.
My experience ranges from empowering clients to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety, navigating relationship issues, unveiling trauma and abuse, as well as improving motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I specialize in the exploration of the subconscious and spiritually integrative work, including unpacking plant medicine journeys post-ceremony.
(313) 284-9580 View (313) 284-9580
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Wendy Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48209
Waitlist for new clients
También hablo Español! I work with adults who need to heal, let go of past traumas, and shed maladaptive coping mechanisms that came as a result of survival instinct to develop healthy skills to flourish in life. I focus on issues of anxiety, trauma, identity, & interpersonal relationships. I believe our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves influence one another to create our personal experience. Thus I integrate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic therapy, while focusing on each client's strengths to create a custom treatment plan.
También hablo Español! I work with adults who need to heal, let go of past traumas, and shed maladaptive coping mechanisms that came as a result of survival instinct to develop healthy skills to flourish in life. I focus on issues of anxiety, trauma, identity, & interpersonal relationships. I believe our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves influence one another to create our personal experience. Thus I integrate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic therapy, while focusing on each client's strengths to create a custom treatment plan.
(248) 479-3292 View (248) 479-3292
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Dr. Annette Solomon
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48219  (Online Only)
Congratulations... you’ve taken the first step toward improving your health and wellness. It takes tremendous strength & courage to ask for assistance and I’m honored to be a part of the process. Dr. Annette Solomon is a Psychologist, licensed in Michigan and owner of Healing Space Therapeutic Services, LLC, a strength-based telehealth practice. Dr. Solomon provides culturally competent therapy with clients who have experienced challenges with a variety of mental health disorders and/ or concerns and would like to grow, get relief, or improve their general well-being.
Congratulations... you’ve taken the first step toward improving your health and wellness. It takes tremendous strength & courage to ask for assistance and I’m honored to be a part of the process. Dr. Annette Solomon is a Psychologist, licensed in Michigan and owner of Healing Space Therapeutic Services, LLC, a strength-based telehealth practice. Dr. Solomon provides culturally competent therapy with clients who have experienced challenges with a variety of mental health disorders and/ or concerns and would like to grow, get relief, or improve their general well-being.
(248) 621-8417 View (248) 621-8417
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Dalyn Pacheco Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48206  (Online Only)
My main goal in working with clients & couples is to provide a judgment free, validating, affirming, and emotionally safe space to talk through struggles, thoughts and feelings. I focus on establishing rapport, emphasizing the strengths of the client(s), and assisting the client(s) in creating the changes they want to make for themselves and/or their relationship to each other. I want to empower people to take responsibility for their happiness and support them in living life as true to themselves as possible. I want to help couples grow closer and feel more connected with each other grounded in love and romance.
My main goal in working with clients & couples is to provide a judgment free, validating, affirming, and emotionally safe space to talk through struggles, thoughts and feelings. I focus on establishing rapport, emphasizing the strengths of the client(s), and assisting the client(s) in creating the changes they want to make for themselves and/or their relationship to each other. I want to empower people to take responsibility for their happiness and support them in living life as true to themselves as possible. I want to help couples grow closer and feel more connected with each other grounded in love and romance.
(248) 247-7646 View (248) 247-7646
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Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48207  (Online Only)
Dr. Walker, a native Detroiter, created Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC out of a need for highly skilled Black clinicians expressly trained in social justice and trauma-focused treatment modalities. Dr. Walker works with all Black (BIPOC) people. She works collaboratively to facilitate growth in individuals struggling with trauma (car accidents, sexual abuse, ipv...) severe stress, depression, anxiety, major life transitions (divorce, recovering from the "sunken place," going away to college...) and stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships all while maintaining within a society which thrives on systemic oppression.
Dr. Walker, a native Detroiter, created Quilted Rose Clinical Services, PLLC out of a need for highly skilled Black clinicians expressly trained in social justice and trauma-focused treatment modalities. Dr. Walker works with all Black (BIPOC) people. She works collaboratively to facilitate growth in individuals struggling with trauma (car accidents, sexual abuse, ipv...) severe stress, depression, anxiety, major life transitions (divorce, recovering from the "sunken place," going away to college...) and stopping the cycle of unhealthy relationships all while maintaining within a society which thrives on systemic oppression.
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Jorden Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48228  (Online Only)
Hello and congratulations to you for beginning this journey! My name is Jorden and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working in an individual treatment setting with adults and older teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Hello and congratulations to you for beginning this journey! My name is Jorden and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working in an individual treatment setting with adults and older teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(586) 281-9230 View (586) 281-9230
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Christian Ziraldo- Therapy For Perfectionism And Generalized Anxiety
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48208  (Online Only)
I’m not doing enough. I’m behind. I’m almost (or already) in my thirties and I don’t have X, Y, or Z. Everyone thinks I’m doing great except me. I don’t know if I’ll ever reach the potential I see for myself. It feels like too much. Are these thoughts playing on a loop in your head? You might be dealing with maladaptive perfectionism and anxiety. You may be putting WAY too much pressure on yourself. Somewhere in your personal narrative lies the reason why you are applying so much pressure. Together, we can explore the past experiences and lessons that influence and shape your patterns and choices today.
I’m not doing enough. I’m behind. I’m almost (or already) in my thirties and I don’t have X, Y, or Z. Everyone thinks I’m doing great except me. I don’t know if I’ll ever reach the potential I see for myself. It feels like too much. Are these thoughts playing on a loop in your head? You might be dealing with maladaptive perfectionism and anxiety. You may be putting WAY too much pressure on yourself. Somewhere in your personal narrative lies the reason why you are applying so much pressure. Together, we can explore the past experiences and lessons that influence and shape your patterns and choices today.
(248) 306-8893 View (248) 306-8893
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Cynthia R Finnegan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMHP
Not Verified Not Verified
4 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235
Waitlist for new clients
I am not your typical nor traditional therapist! If you're looking for a therapist who is stuffy and uptight, or if you prefer clinical jargon and lots of big words, I am NOT the therapist for you. I’m the therapist who may show up wearing jeans and sandals one week and a long dress the next. I have tattoos and don’t try to hide them. I will call you on your crap when appropriate, and I might even swear while doing so. I support BLM, LGBTQIA+ and I believe in Science. I may not be a "typical" therapist, yet I am me & I am genuine. If you want to become the best YOU possible, give me a call! I know I can help.
I am not your typical nor traditional therapist! If you're looking for a therapist who is stuffy and uptight, or if you prefer clinical jargon and lots of big words, I am NOT the therapist for you. I’m the therapist who may show up wearing jeans and sandals one week and a long dress the next. I have tattoos and don’t try to hide them. I will call you on your crap when appropriate, and I might even swear while doing so. I support BLM, LGBTQIA+ and I believe in Science. I may not be a "typical" therapist, yet I am me & I am genuine. If you want to become the best YOU possible, give me a call! I know I can help.
(313) 251-0614 View (313) 251-0614
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Liz Curtis
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48202  (Online Only)
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
Working from a feminist theoretical perspective, I feel that your unique voice deserves to be believed, be heard, and be taken seriously. I strive to create a trusted space in which you feel comfortable to work through your difficulties without fear of judgment or discrimination. I believe you will find me approachable, down to earth, and friendly!
(313) 462-2146 View (313) 462-2146
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists

Why might an individual want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

A sex-positive or kinky individual may want to see a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist because the client may feel safer and more supported discussing their experiences and challenges. A therapist who identifies as kink-friendly will have experience with clients having diverse sexual preferences and will likely be nonjudgmental and supportive about issues brought to the table. It is important to note that sex-positive, kink-allied individuals may find equal success with therapists who do not have such specialized knowledge and background. The most important factor in the success of therapy is for the client and practitioner to form a strong, trusting bond.

Do therapists have special training to gain expertise in sex-positive, kink-allied treatment?

Generally, no. There are limited training programs and unofficial accreditations that therapists can pursue, but a therapist’s expertise will ultimately come from their previous experience with similar clients, their engagement with organizations that promote sex positivity or kink-allied lifestyles, and the importance they place on safety and cultural sensitivity.

How can individuals recognize a good sex-positive, kink-allied therapist?

An experienced therapist is able to help clients explore their sexual identity and expression and relieve any discomfort or stigma attached to discussing such matters and the client’s overall challenges. A therapist who is sex-positive and kink-allied is able to create an environment that honors a client’s experience and sexual preferences. To recognize a good therapist, clients can simply ask directly about topics and issues important to them and gauge their comfort level and connection with a clinician based on the responses.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist with a focus on sex positivity and alternative sexual lifestyles?

Some individuals may feel most comfortable knowing that the clinician they’re working with has a commitment to creating an atmosphere of sex positivity and has experience with relationship diversity and alternative relationship structures. Working with a sex-positive, kink-allied therapist may help clients respect their own challenges and improve identity-affirming treatment.