Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in City Center West, Philadelphia, PA

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Caroline Storer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
My clients are individuals experiencing anxiety & depression, symptoms of trauma, body image struggles, identity challenges, and significant life changes. I work with couples on building strong communication, conflict resolution, fostering intimacy, and navigating polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships. I also enjoy working with individuals and couples around shame & guilt surrounding sex, communication regarding physical desires & fetishes, and navigating kink /BDSM dynamics.
(267) 356-5904
City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jenn DiBartolomeo
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified
Verified
As a trauma-informed and radically affirming therapist, I aim to help clients with challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, self-image, relationships, eating disorders, and more. The majority of my clinical experience has been in working with LGBTQ+ clients as well as individuals with substance use challenges. I work from a sex positive , culturally-sensitive, and polyamory-aware lens and welcome discussion of these topics in therapy. Furthermore, as a therapist with foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I incorporate mindfulness in therapy to help clients live a more psychologically flexible life.
(484) 406-4250
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Hilary Bucell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel as though the intensity of your emotions overwhelm you? Maybe you're often anxious throughout the day? Are you incredibly aware of the "why" behind your thoughts and actions, yet still haven't successfully created lasting change? Or, maybe you're doing "all the right things," but are wondering why you still feel so numb? If any of these experiences resonated with you, you're not alone. I am specially trained to support anxiety, grief, trauma and relationship stress. Together we are a team. Using evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapies and mind-body tools, you can heal, change and create the life you desire.
(267) 641-3596
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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K.C. Wuebbling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
I value creativity and a non-pathologizing approach to care, considering myself sex/ kink /body positive.
Therapy is a great place to begin your journey of self-exploration and healing. Are you seeking a change in your life? Are your default ways of coping not effective? Are you looking to form more meaningful relationships with yourself and others, or hoping to gain a better understanding of your gender/sexuality? I’m K.C. (they/them), and I’m an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, offering individual therapy and gender affirming surgery letters. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we can explore the ways your past impacts your present, and how these identities interact within larger systems.
(484) 715-8570
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Robyn Bonacci
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some of my areas of interest include processing trauma, navigating relationships, and sexuality (including non-monogamy and BDSM/ kink ).
I believe that a trusting relationship is the wellspring from which the benefits of therapy flow. With warmth and unconditional compassion, I aim to create a supportive environment where you can feel safe to show up as your full authentic selves. I believe that our emotions and bodily experiences are messages, and learning to tune into them with curiosity is key to developing self-compassion and experiencing a softer life.
(484) 371-3585
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Kimberly L. Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Others may seek guidance on consensual non-monogamy, gender identity, or exploring kink /BDSM.
Sexuality and relationship concerns are common, yet can be frustrating, overwhelming, and difficult to understand. I want to help you make sense of it all. My clients learn how to enhance pleasure, improve relationships, and develop practical strategies and coping skills.
(215) 607-8480
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Cynthia Closs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer an informed perspective when working with persons in polyamorous relationships and/or the kink community.
People often seek therapy to resolve past experiences and life complexities and the decision to enter therapy may carry feelings of ambivalence and uncertainty. I believe that therapy is most effective when persons are offered an environment that is inviting, attentive, collaborative, affirming, and safe. Subsequently, my goal is to provide a challenging, but non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere for persons to explore concerns and difficulties as a means of achieving desired change.
(215) 240-7021
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Kai Thigpen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is important to me to work in a way that is affirming of LGBT+, anti-racist, affirming of neurodivergent people, sex positive , body positive, sw friendly, and kink - and polyam- affirming.
Are you wanting a collaborative and affirming space to explore your sense of self, navigate strong feelings, anxiety, or depression? Would you benefit from a non-judgmental approach as you examine your relationships or process past trauma? I would be glad to support you with a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive stance. I am dedicated to working with queer, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive clients as well as to working with people who have experienced challenges in close relationships or trauma, including through broader systems and via marginalization. I want to center your experiences and desires to support your growth.
(484) 469-9287 x103
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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A Bartko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I have special interest and experience with LGBTQIA+ individuals, trauma survivors, polyamorous/CNM & kink /BDSM relationships, neurodivergent folks, & artists.
Seeking an intentional space for healing and discovery is a meaningful choice. Through curiosity, warmth, and honesty, I work collaboratively to support clients in connecting their history, relationships, environment, to their current challenges and future goals. I believe that all of our stories are contextual, therefore I work towards identifying oppression-based barriers and explore the environmental impact through an anti-oppressive and liberation lens. My focus is to create a space where you can be empowered, express your pain, learn new ways of coping, and continue to grow into your most authentic self.
(267) 352-3755
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Molly Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Along with traditional therapeutic models such as CBT, DBT, MI, and psychodynamics, I also have experience integrating additional concepts including trauma, self-esteem and compassion, healthy relationships, kink and poly-friendly, diet culture recovery / Health At Every Size, and spirituality.
I think that therapy doesn’t have to be complicated. As a client you can expect to highlight your strengths, speak to your individual experience in a non-judgmental environment, receive unconditional support from someone you trust, and learn new ways to lessen your pain. Therapy is a wonderfully transformative venture, where two people collaborate on how to navigate the human experience. My approach is strengths-based, person-first, and multifaceted to meet your specific needs.
(412) 946-0951
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Jenny Sandler Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
I am kink and poly affirming.
Even before the pandemic, our society created the conditions for a public health crisis in which anxiety, depression, loneliness, and lack of meaning were pervasive.  With the pandemic in year three, many of us are still facing difficult choices about how to go about every day life. Therapy is one of the supports you can choose to help tap into inner sources of strength so you can get through these difficult times.
(215) 608-1815
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Natasha Metzger-Florida
MFT
I work from a contextual and holistic lens integrating CBT, EFT, IFS, and other theories and am LGBTQAI-affirming, kink -aware, and poly-friendly.
Do you have trouble knowing what you want or struggle to ask for it? Do you experience overwhelming emotions? Do you find yourself giving in to avoid arguing or cutting people out?Are you considering a life change- moving, breaking up, moving in together, or a job transition? Are you frustrated and disappointed by the lack of physical and emotional connection with the people closest to you? Are you and your partner concerned by your differing levels of sexual desire? Do you want to liberate a part of yourself? These are some of the many questions that my clients have answered with an emphatic "Yes!"
(856) 644-1359
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Emma Shakarshy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am sex, kink , polyamory, and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
My goal as a therapist is to provide the space for my clients to explore and understand themselves. I believe in the power of therapy as a space to connect and to name one's truths and desires aloud. I provide clients with an empathic, nonjudgmental space where they can explore the stories they have learned about themselves over time. Much of my work is focused around the intersections of identity, trauma, and mental health, and I am committed to exploring the ways that race, gender, and other social identities show up in the world and in the therapy room.
(215) 402-5197
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Katie Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be difficult to begin and I recognize the courage it takes to make this commitment to yourself. In this process, I am committed to a practice of non-judgment and empathy as we explore stressors and difficulties you are experiencing. We will work collaboratively to bring self-acceptance, creativity, and compassion into your everyday struggles. I work with adults experiencing a range of life challenges in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, trauma, issues with alcohol and other substances, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, non-monogamy, polyamory, kink and others.
(215) 867-8930
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Ryan O'Laughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I help those who are feeling stuck, trapped, confused & need help making sense of everything that is going on so that they can put it into words and grow. My therapy is a safe space for those who need support. My practice is trauma informed and non judgemental. My practice is also anti racist, sex positive , LGBTQIA+ competent, and gender affirming. I work with artists, college students, mothers, sex workers, nuerodivergent idividuals, queer and trans community, & people who struggle with anxiety & trauma. I also offer gender affirming surgery letters.
(215) 586-4289
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Akilah J. Pierre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
You love your partner dearly, but your relationship is not how you want it to be. You smile and suppress your feelings, or you're constantly vocalizing your dissatisfaction, but it doesn't change the current state of your relationship. You know deep down this is not sustainable for you. The lack of intimacy in your relationship stresses you out. You're constantly thinking of ways to improve your relationship, but your efforts seem to go unnoticed. You worry your partner's lack of effort and appreciation will confirm the fear you've been avoiding, "I don't feel seen by my partner, and I'm scared they don't care about me."
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Hannah Heffner (She Her)
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for working with teens and young adults who are exploring their identity and hold a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ affirming counseling. I work well with teens and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, disordered eating and self-harm behaviors. I take a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), person-centered, trauma informed approach within a social justice frame to support clients in blending the creative and practical so that clients enjoy the process of exploration and can see results in their mood and behaviors.
(484) 549-9434
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Lauren Scangarella
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, BA
Verified
Verified
I support people dealing with depression, anxiety, relational distress, chronic illness, sexual concerns, and navigating later in life diagnosis (or self-diagnosis) of autism and/or ADHD. Healthy relationships with our family, friends, and support systems including therapy inform our ability to cope, process, and grow. I believe healing happens when we can shed light on the darkest spaces in our mind and be received with compassion. My style is integrative, mindful and rooted in social justice.
(267) 848-9676
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19110
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Louis Hewett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hi! I’m Louis! I specialize in grief counseling and mood disorders, as well as working with the LGBTQIA+ community, of which I am a part. As a second-generation Greek-American, gay man with cerebral palsy, I draw upon my varied background and personal experience to provide an inclusive, accepting, and empathetic space for my clients. I hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University. I have also attained my Master of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern University. I am a LPC (LPCMH) in both Pennsylvania and Delaware, respectively.
(215) 234-1354
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19110
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Jennifer King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of interest include trauma recovery, sexuality, and personal identity. I work from a harm reduction lens, and believe in each individual’s right to self-determination. Therapy is collaborative. The client is the expert on their own experience and should be in control of their healing process. Because of this belief, I approach therapy from a place of respect and humility. It is important to me not to pathologize clients. Rather, I work with each client to unpack how the past is present in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
(856) 395-9683
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City Center West
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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