Westley Rutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am very open to work with LGBTQ identified clients and am well versed in issues related to sexual identity, gender variance, transitions, coming out, school bullying, family conflict, non-monagamy/polyamory, BDSM/kink, HIV, and other issues that touch the community.
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship, seeking to form a partnership to explore your struggles, moving towards growth and healing. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance issues, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, oppression, chronic medical conditions, sexuality, eating disorders, and adoption issues. In addition to individual therapy, I work with couples, and relationships of all configurations.
(415) 737-6154
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I am very open to work with LGBTQ identified clients and am well versed in issues related to sexual identity, gender variance, transitions, coming out, school bullying, family conflict, non-monagamy/polyamory, BDSM/kink, HIV, and other issues that touch the community.
I view therapy as a collaborative relationship, seeking to form a partnership to explore your struggles, moving towards growth and healing. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, substance issues, grief/loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, oppression, chronic medical conditions, sexuality, eating disorders, and adoption issues. In addition to individual therapy, I work with couples, and relationships of all configurations.
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Belinda Garcia Uriarte de Roehl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Working in non profits and government services for 20 plus years both in San Francisco and Alameda County, has taught me the art of appreciating people for who they are, keeping an open mind and helping them see their own strength within. I am very excited to be in private practice. Working with couples , parents, and individuals. I am very curious and passionate about non traditional coupling, open relationships, polyamory, issues of infidelity and the sexual needs of couples and individuals. I believe that we can heal intuitively and I look forward to meeting people willing to share that journey with me.
(510) 216-1720
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Working in non profits and government services for 20 plus years both in San Francisco and Alameda County, has taught me the art of appreciating people for who they are, keeping an open mind and helping them see their own strength within. I am very excited to be in private practice. Working with couples , parents, and individuals. I am very curious and passionate about non traditional coupling, open relationships, polyamory, issues of infidelity and the sexual needs of couples and individuals. I believe that we can heal intuitively and I look forward to meeting people willing to share that journey with me.
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Mikaela A Wapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, CD DONA Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I offer couples therapy for romantic partnerships of all configurations, including people practicing polyamory, non-monogamy, or open relationships.
My therapeutic approach centers on creating more opportunities for space and reflection. This is an active and transformative process where we learn how to interrupt old patterns of reacting and create room for intentionality in our responses. Many of us operate within the conditions of our early relationships and form ways of relating that we are longing to transmute. I support you as you learn to get to the root of the response, understand it, and to develop tools of self-healing so that you can one day see the well-worn reaction waiting for you, and choose something different.
(510) 488-1327
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I offer couples therapy for romantic partnerships of all configurations, including people practicing polyamory, non-monogamy, or open relationships.
My therapeutic approach centers on creating more opportunities for space and reflection. This is an active and transformative process where we learn how to interrupt old patterns of reacting and create room for intentionality in our responses. Many of us operate within the conditions of our early relationships and form ways of relating that we are longing to transmute. I support you as you learn to get to the root of the response, understand it, and to develop tools of self-healing so that you can one day see the well-worn reaction waiting for you, and choose something different.
Onaje L. Smartt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I have a particular passion for working with couples to help them address conflicts such as communication, sexuality (LGBTQ), sexual trauma, anxiety, past relationship trauma, lack of intimacy, coping skills, relationship transitions, polyamory, infidelity, depression, and emotional regulation.
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
(510) 826-3557
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I have a particular passion for working with couples to help them address conflicts such as communication, sexuality (LGBTQ), sexual trauma, anxiety, past relationship trauma, lack of intimacy, coping skills, relationship transitions, polyamory, infidelity, depression, and emotional regulation.
I believe that healing can come from numerous sources, but one of the most powerful is through interpersonal connections. In my work, I provide a space for vulnerability and understanding that allows these connections to foster change. Therapy is like an objective mirror that reflects thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through this mirror, you can begin to see a clearer picture of yourself, so much so, that eventually you can carry that image outside of the therapy room and be happy and confident in what you see. I believe to have this image, you must strengthen yourself and the relationships that are in it.
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Michael Lysaght
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I also work affirmatively with issues around BDSM and polyamory.
My San Francisco office will launch *virtually* in 2021, in hopes of holding space for clients when safety protocols allow. Sometimes we expect far too much from ourselves. Each client is invited into a space where there is no expectation and where they are free to be themselves, without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Adults can sometimes struggle to find space to hold compassion for themselves. Couples (and all variants of relationship structure) can also use a nonjudgmental time and space to feel heard, while building tools for communication.
(415) 723-4141
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I also work affirmatively with issues around BDSM and polyamory.
My San Francisco office will launch *virtually* in 2021, in hopes of holding space for clients when safety protocols allow. Sometimes we expect far too much from ourselves. Each client is invited into a space where there is no expectation and where they are free to be themselves, without fear of judgement or misunderstanding. Adults can sometimes struggle to find space to hold compassion for themselves. Couples (and all variants of relationship structure) can also use a nonjudgmental time and space to feel heard, while building tools for communication.
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CK Olivieri Blackmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
CK has worked with a vast array of human experiences over the past 15 years - from polyamory and existential crises to severe psychosis and sexual trauma.
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and narrative-based therapies to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
(415) 496-5092
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
CK has worked with a vast array of human experiences over the past 15 years - from polyamory and existential crises to severe psychosis and sexual trauma.
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and narrative-based therapies to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
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Nicole Rae Lippert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
I am particularly passionate about working with clients who are LGBTQ+ identified, or practice “alternative” relationship styles, such as polyamory or BDSM.
I work with adults in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s who are feeling stuck or unfulfilled and can’t pinpoint why. Often my clients are dealing with big life transitions, such as a career change, relationship beginnings or dissolutions, or new parenthood. The first few decades of adulthood are an exciting time of self-discovery and building the life you want to live. But they can also be stressful and overwhelming. I’m here to help people have confidence in themselves and their decisions.
(510) 781-9401
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
I am particularly passionate about working with clients who are LGBTQ+ identified, or practice “alternative” relationship styles, such as polyamory or BDSM.
I work with adults in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s who are feeling stuck or unfulfilled and can’t pinpoint why. Often my clients are dealing with big life transitions, such as a career change, relationship beginnings or dissolutions, or new parenthood. The first few decades of adulthood are an exciting time of self-discovery and building the life you want to live. But they can also be stressful and overwhelming. I’m here to help people have confidence in themselves and their decisions.
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Nneka Wooten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I practice from a place that we are all unique individuals with varying life experiences providing thoughtful & in-depth therapy for a variety of issues such as: relationships including Infidelity, Uncoupling, Commitment & Intimacy Issues, Polyamory and setting healthy boundaries.
Do you feel Overwhelmed? Depressed? Confused? High Stress? Life throws many obstacles at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can control how we respond. With my therapeutic support you will develop the tools needed to gain acceptance and reclaim your power. I can help you arrange the pieces of your puzzle in a way that creates a healing space and a starting point for a life full of happiness. I am passionate about providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to practice this work.
(510) 491-9776
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I practice from a place that we are all unique individuals with varying life experiences providing thoughtful & in-depth therapy for a variety of issues such as: relationships including Infidelity, Uncoupling, Commitment & Intimacy Issues, Polyamory and setting healthy boundaries.
Do you feel Overwhelmed? Depressed? Confused? High Stress? Life throws many obstacles at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can control how we respond. With my therapeutic support you will develop the tools needed to gain acceptance and reclaim your power. I can help you arrange the pieces of your puzzle in a way that creates a healing space and a starting point for a life full of happiness. I am passionate about providing a safe, nonjudgmental space to practice this work.
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Jaxx Alutalica
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
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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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94601
Offers online therapy
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.
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Adrian Eric Scharfetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CST Verified
Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
(916) 469-0790
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Office is near:
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. I work with low sexual desire, infidelity, mismatched desires and needs, emotional sexual pain, erectile dysfunction, delayed or impaired orgasms, ejaculation concerns, LGBTQIA health or curiosity, sexual trauma, embarrassment and anxiety in regard to sex and sexuality. Exploring types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions. Singles and couples who may be exploring or approaching issues in alternative relationships and alternative family structures, including ethical non-monogamy, polyamory, kink, living single, co-parenting, and chosen family.
Lisette R Lahana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I AM CURRENTLY ONLY SEEING THERAPISTS FOR CONSULTATION BUT HAVE NO ROOM FOR NEW PSYCHOTHERAPY CLIENTS. With over 20+ yrs as a therapist, I help people break out of depressive cycles and anxiety. I consistently express warmth and have a non-judgmental approach Our work will focus on having a healthy relationship with self and others. >>> Skilled, affirming Gender Therapist. Welcoming LGBTIQQA & BIPOC folks.
(510) 915-4795
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I AM CURRENTLY ONLY SEEING THERAPISTS FOR CONSULTATION BUT HAVE NO ROOM FOR NEW PSYCHOTHERAPY CLIENTS. With over 20+ yrs as a therapist, I help people break out of depressive cycles and anxiety. I consistently express warmth and have a non-judgmental approach Our work will focus on having a healthy relationship with self and others. >>> Skilled, affirming Gender Therapist. Welcoming LGBTIQQA & BIPOC folks.
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Diana Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I am a culturally competent therapist who provides therapy to individuals, families and couples. I absolutely love couple's work and utilize Attachment Science and Emotional Focused Therapy to create an evidence based approach to help couple's achieve better communication in their relationships.
(510) 224-5840
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
I am a culturally competent therapist who provides therapy to individuals, families and couples. I absolutely love couple's work and utilize Attachment Science and Emotional Focused Therapy to create an evidence based approach to help couple's achieve better communication in their relationships.
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Eleanor Ruckman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Life is challenging. We all benefit from receiving support as we navigate transitions, relationships, and the constancy of change. I have 20 years' experience supporting people who span a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds. My approach integrates body and sensory awareness with relaxation practices. I offer information about how neurobiological processes impact functioning and experience. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and dynamic as we observe and shift unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. Some people choose to make art as part of most meetings; others prefer to mostly talk.
(510) 257-9746
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Oakland, CA 94610
Life is challenging. We all benefit from receiving support as we navigate transitions, relationships, and the constancy of change. I have 20 years' experience supporting people who span a diverse range of ages and cultural backgrounds. My approach integrates body and sensory awareness with relaxation practices. I offer information about how neurobiological processes impact functioning and experience. The therapeutic relationship is collaborative and dynamic as we observe and shift unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. Some people choose to make art as part of most meetings; others prefer to mostly talk.
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Suzie Rudloff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
People come to therapy with unique needs, concerns, and life circumstances. Through the process of self-inquiry, I help clients gain insight and develop effective coping skills to move through a challenge with greater ease and understanding. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and curious about one's experience. I use an attachment based, person-centered approach that offers individuals and couples clarity around repetitive patterns that cause pain, conflict, and limit growth.
(510) 269-2252
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
People come to therapy with unique needs, concerns, and life circumstances. Through the process of self-inquiry, I help clients gain insight and develop effective coping skills to move through a challenge with greater ease and understanding. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and curious about one's experience. I use an attachment based, person-centered approach that offers individuals and couples clarity around repetitive patterns that cause pain, conflict, and limit growth.
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Sarah Wolfarth-Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Taking the necessary steps towards mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is not an easy task, and does not have to be done alone. My commitment is assisting and supporting you in finding the unique tool you need to move towards long term healing. My focus is on mind, body and spirit as we work together. I respect the unique and intricate experiences and identities you bring into the therapeutic relationship.
(951) 463-4863
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Taking the necessary steps towards mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is not an easy task, and does not have to be done alone. My commitment is assisting and supporting you in finding the unique tool you need to move towards long term healing. My focus is on mind, body and spirit as we work together. I respect the unique and intricate experiences and identities you bring into the therapeutic relationship.
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Athenia Teng
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy is about discovery—the discovery of our innermost selves and resources that can guide us through healing and growth. Together, we will work in ways that are in-depth and practical, move through challenges, and tap into the strengths that are already within you, and in an environment that is free of judgement and oppression, and in which you are fully seen, accepted, and affirmed.
(510) 544-8108
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy is about discovery—the discovery of our innermost selves and resources that can guide us through healing and growth. Together, we will work in ways that are in-depth and practical, move through challenges, and tap into the strengths that are already within you, and in an environment that is free of judgement and oppression, and in which you are fully seen, accepted, and affirmed.
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Kente L Wiggins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Even on your worst day I want you to be able to move forward. Through my own healing process, I realized the importance of having unbiased feedback. It allows you to ask the big questions- what does it all mean, what is self love, how does trauma get healed, who is the right person to help me figure it out? Sometime healing is best served and understood by someone who identifies with the same cultural representation as you.
(510) 240-8672
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Even on your worst day I want you to be able to move forward. Through my own healing process, I realized the importance of having unbiased feedback. It allows you to ask the big questions- what does it all mean, what is self love, how does trauma get healed, who is the right person to help me figure it out? Sometime healing is best served and understood by someone who identifies with the same cultural representation as you.
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Walker Witte
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Are you looking to change stubborn patterns or heal old wounds? Perhaps you would like to feel more connected with others and to yourself? However challenges show up in your life – maybe as depression, grief and loss, addictive patterns, anxiety, the impact of trauma, relationship struggles - I believe there is always the potential for healing and growth waiting to be accessed. If hope has been hard to come by and the light in the tunnel seems dim or even nonexistent, I’d like to offer you the light that deep therapeutic inquiry has to offer.
(628) 265-8134
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
Are you looking to change stubborn patterns or heal old wounds? Perhaps you would like to feel more connected with others and to yourself? However challenges show up in your life – maybe as depression, grief and loss, addictive patterns, anxiety, the impact of trauma, relationship struggles - I believe there is always the potential for healing and growth waiting to be accessed. If hope has been hard to come by and the light in the tunnel seems dim or even nonexistent, I’d like to offer you the light that deep therapeutic inquiry has to offer.
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Leah Ehinger
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW Verified
Oakland, CA 94608
Offers online therapy
What would your life look like if you embodied self love? How would it affect your day to day activities? Your stress level? Your relationships? Truly loving oneself is at the root of many of our emotional challenges. The world is set up in a way to make us doubt ourselves and question our worth, leading to our own oftentimes negative internal projection on the people and situations around us. This cycle continues unconsciously until we are gently guided to non-judgementally observe and decide who we want to be. We are more than the stories we tell ourselves.
(415) 322-5709
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Oakland, CA 94608
Offers online therapy
What would your life look like if you embodied self love? How would it affect your day to day activities? Your stress level? Your relationships? Truly loving oneself is at the root of many of our emotional challenges. The world is set up in a way to make us doubt ourselves and question our worth, leading to our own oftentimes negative internal projection on the people and situations around us. This cycle continues unconsciously until we are gently guided to non-judgementally observe and decide who we want to be. We are more than the stories we tell ourselves.
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Sheila Addison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems
(510) 403-1458
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Building relationships to last a lifetime! I work with * Individuals from all walks of life * Couples of all kinds - married, co-habitating, dating, divorced * Families of all sorts * Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families * People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives * People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships * Cross-cultural couples and families * Genderqueer folks * Current or former workers in the sex industry * People with body image and self-acceptance issues * People with all kinds of mental and physical health problems

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