Samar Poorlakani

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Samar Poorlakani, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin
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Samar Poorlakani

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Austin Intimate Matters
Austin, Texas 78745

I'm a sex-positive, kink, and poly knowledgable therapist. Sex-positive, to me, is about embracing sexuality with an emphasis on consent and safer sex. I believe sex, your sexual identity, and sexual behaviors can be discussed without shame and awkwardness. I am a therapist who is open-minded, non-judgmental, and supportive of alternative sexual lifestyles, such as kink and ethical non-monogamy. I hope I can help create a safe space where you can explore and understand your sexuality and what that means for you and your relationships.

I work with individuals, couples, and families of all configurations. I have completed Level II of John Gottman's training and use his method in my work with couples. I'm also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is helpful in treating trauma, anxiety, and a number of different issues.

I have experience working with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low testosterone, vaginismus, increased/decreased desire, orgasmic difficulties, sexual pain, sexual anxiety, sexual abuse, infidelity, emotional affairs, sexual arousal difficulties, intimacy issues, and more. For more info, visit austinintimatematters.com. Let's see if I'm the right fit for you!

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: St. Edward's University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License and State: 73134 Texas

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Location

Austin Intimate Matters
Austin, Texas 78745
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Infidelity
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Kink/BDSM, Poly/Non-Monogamy
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Safer Sex/Sex Ed/STIs, Consent
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CST, CSAT
Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CST, CSAT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Mr. David Schlosz, MA, LPC
Mr. David Schlosz, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 3 years
Adam Maurer, LMFT
Adam Maurer, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Savannah Stoute, LPC
Savannah Stoute, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 6 years
Mrs. Casey Lepper, LMFT
Mrs. Casey Lepper, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Friend, known for 7 years
Dr. John Jones, PhD, LPC-S
Dr. John Jones, PhD, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 8 years
Dr. Dr. Jennifer McAdams, PhD
Dr. Dr. Jennifer McAdams, PhD
Psychologist known for 4 years
Ms. Infidelity Recovery Jill Baumgarner, MA
Ms. Infidelity Recovery Jill Baumgarner, MA
LPC Intern Colleague, known for 4 years

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019
Samar Poorlakani, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin

Samar Poorlakani

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC