Polyamorous and Open Relationships

Polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships are increasingly common. People who identify as non-monogamous or who are in non-monogamous relationships often have unique perspectives and needs. Having a mental health professional who is educated about various aspects of non-monogamy can help you and your partner(s) to negotiate challenges to intimacy and reach informed decisions. This can be especially true for couples who are in the initial stages of "opening" their relationship. Seeing a mental health professional with your partner or partners can also help you develop strategies to improve communication, increase intimacy, and navigate relationship conflicts as they arise.

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Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, CCTP

Opening up a relationship can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Together, we will explore ways to make this experience feel safe and secure, as well as exciting and explorative. We will discuss your boundaries, needs, and desires. We will examine socio-cultural narratives about relationships to find what fits and what does not. We will unpack your emotional responses to this experience in order to create a deeper connection between you are your partner(s).

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Lolo Halman (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

M.A., Diploma of Process Work

I work with polyamorous, non-monogamous, and relationship anarchist individuals, couples, and polycules to deepen their awareness and communication strategies toward greater autonomy, deeper relatedness, and more intentional decision-making in relationship. I believe that it is important as someone from these identities to work with someone who has lived and understands these experiences, and can help with the different challenges along the way.

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Amanda Best (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT-A

I have extensive experience working with individuals in various non-monogamous relationship structures and that personal issues are not inherently tied to your relationship style. We can focus on improving communication skills, setting healthy boundaries, and fostering trust and intimacy within your relationship(s).

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G. Ravyn (Ravyn) Stanfield (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.in Counseling, EMDR trained, Licensed Acupuncturist

It can be even more isolating to work through challenges when people don’t understand or accept your relationship style. I work with relationships in all kinds of configurations. LGBTQIA+ and all gender identities are welcome. I believe people can practice ethical non-monogamy and polyamory with honesty, integrity, and satisfaction. I also work with folks who have differences in attachment styles.

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Morgan Fitz Gibbon (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

OR #T1128

I have been working with poly and open relationships for a decade and have two decades of lived experience in ethically non-monogamous relationships. Whether you've just started talking about opening up, struggling with jealousy, in a conflict with a metamour, or navigating complex relationship issues within your polycule I'm here to help.

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Paula Emerick (she/they)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Oh snap. Welcome to the world of possibility and also crazy emotions! But for real....I like to start with what needs to be unlearned and what might be holding you back individually before jumping into the realm of expectations/boundaries/etc. Again - I do not claim to be an expert...and I am also VERY willing to navigate areas that promote honesty, connection, authenticity, and trust.

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Melissa Hartley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

NCC, LPC

In my practice, I celebrate and affirm diverse relationship styles and structures. I believe the process of finding your ideals and learning along the way is unique to each person. I am here to offer support and a safe place to process in a non-judgmental setting. At Integrated Core Counseling, you can expect to be welcomed and affirmed in regard to your relationship style/structure.

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Emily Ross-Johnson (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

As a member of the poly community, I have navigated the complex waters of open and non-monogamous relationships. Learning more about our attachment styles, and our past relationship patterns can help us move into a place of being more securely attached and fulfilled in our partnerships.

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Ajay Dheer (He/They)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

Nearly a quarter of my caseload has been centered around relationships that are practicing ethical non monogamy, transitioning into opening or closing their relationships, and other conversations around the impacts of society’s expectations for monogamy.

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Matthew Geraths (They/Him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I help individuals and couples explore what relationship dynamics are right for them. Monogamy is never a given and can sometimes be destructive to the well being of those trying to force themselves into it.

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Alana Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

Opening up a relationship or re-contracting an existing one can be daunting. I have experience working with polyamorous individuals and couples on issues such as contracting, jealousy and emotional transparency.

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Sarah Howeth (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Whether you are polyamorous, ENM, open, or monogamous, I’m interested in helping support you in navigating tough conversations, building a solid foundation together, and getting your relational needs met. I often work with folks who are ethically non-monogamous. I want to support you in being your full, authentic self while being in relationship in a way that aligns with who you are and what you need.

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Gemma Baumer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A. in Counseling

There is no right way to be in relationship. We may be balancing the tension between a desire for freedom, with a craving for novelty. I believe we can feel most empowered and connected to our deepest selves and can define relationship for ourselves, whatever those configurations and boundaries may look like. There is no solution but the one that is best for you. I love working with intimate partners in defining and exploring what relationship means to them and supporting their choices.

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Matthew McCullough (He/His, They/Their)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have a wide knowledge of different ways people relate to each other and strive to create a non-judgmental environment where the unique situations one may face are treated with respect. I am also familiar with the range of gender identities, and have been with several friends through their transitioning experience.

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Dasia Star (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Are you intellectually on board with ethical non-monogamy, but find yourself experiencing anxiety, conflict, or emotional exhaustion in your polyamory? Perhaps you've never experimented with polyamory and are wondering if it is the right relationship style for you. I am enthusiastic about non-traditional relationships. Regardless of where you are at in your ENM journey, I want to support you in finding the clarity and ease you need continue healing and growing in your radical relationships.

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Congruent Therapy: Italia Hensley (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MS, LMFT, CNM-Certified

I am Consensual Non-Monogamous Certified through The Sexual Health Alliance. My work with poly and consensual non-monogamous clients is centered around supporting you and your partners to create fulfilling, rewarding, safe, consensual relationships. I can help you on your journey if you are just starting to question monogamy to seasoned individuals, couples, and systems that need extra support and guidance.

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Elizabeth Knutsen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Are you in a non-monogamous relationship or are curious about what those relationship structures can look like for you? Get some support around building, maintaining and growing your most intimate connections all while building awareness around power dynamics, communication and wants and needs in your interpersonal relationships.

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Michaela Curtis-Joyce (they/them)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW,LICSW

I understand that finding the right support for unconventional relationships can be challenging. Sometimes the central work is around ethical non-monogamy and sometimes its nice to focus on unrelated challenges with some who "gets it".

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Kelly Rees (she/her)

Clinical Sexologist

Certified, ACS

Consensual non-monogamous relationships can be very complex! I have extensive personal experience navigating them and can offer guidance on decision-making to preserve health and sanity. Finding the right type of relating can make the difference between chaos and richness. We will consider which boundaries serve you best and how you can maintain them.

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Emily Palmgren (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, Family Therapy

Maybe you are cognitively on board with consensual nonmonogamy, but in practice are experiencing fear, confusion, anxiety, and even physical pain. I celebrate radical relationship structures, and understand how complex these ways of loving can be to our attachment systems. I can help you create your own unique roadmap to navigate multi-partner relationships.

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Jamie Krahulec (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, BA, #R7573

I have noticed that the biggest reason for relationship distress seems to come from communication and this is not unique to a type of relationship. I can help you learn how to find meaning in the empty spaces. I believe we all have capacity in our hearts to love more than one person and as long as the partnership is consensual then there is no reason why multiple relationships should be an issue for anyone not interested.

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Colin Wolf (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Over 10 years of experience working with clients in polyamorous and open relationships, supporting individuals and relationship partners in developing more intimacy through expanding curiosity, improving communication and collaboration skills, reducing reactivity and increasing authentic connection.

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Renee Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC, CST

Individuals engaging in polyamorous and consensual nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships have been historically marginalized and pathologized in our society to due the halo affect of monogamous couples and nuclear-family values. However, less than 15% of families in the US today look like a nuclear family. I am both poly-knowledgeable and poly-focused in my practice, meaning that I serve clients who may be seeking therapy for polyamory/CNM-related reasons, or simply seeking poly-affirming care.

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Bryce Cohan

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

I have been non-monogamous for more than a decade and I integrate my personal experience and training in relational counseling with people who practice all different sorts of relationships.

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Sarah Beaulieu (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

Ma., Marriage & Family Therapist

Opening your relationship can be incredibly rewarding and one of the most challenging. I am building on a safety system and structure working with opening and polyamorous relationships that has been incredibly effective in my work with non-traditional relationship structures. If you are looking for guidance on how to approach opening your relationship, or have success in already in being open, but are stuck in inter-relational patterns that aren't feeling great, reach out!

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Amanda Ball (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

Exploring your relationship values can help you ground into what you really want and need, and create the relationship orientation that is right for you. I have knowledge of many different types and styles of polyamory, non-monogamy, and open relationships. I hold the belief that any type of relationship can be healthy with the consent and honestly of all partners.

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Molz Wirtz-Wold (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LMHC, LPC

Many of my clients have non-traditional ethical relationship structures, and I have lectured on polyam for other therapists ( the powerpoint presentation is still up on my website)

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Julia Perretta (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I love working with couples and individuals who are pursuing ethical non-monogamy. My therapeutic approach is inclusive to all types of relationships. I look forward to exploring your unique relational agreements, and identifying how we can tailor our work together to meet your needs and increase connection and experiences of security in relationship to self and other.

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Lorraine Storm

Licensed Professional Counselor

Relationships are not one-size-fits-all and the ones you design yourself can be potentially the most fulfilling. Although non-traditional relationships face many of the same issues as traditional ones, they also have the potential to amplify or emphasize problems, especially around insecurity or jealousy. I affirming and knowledgeable of poly and open relationships.

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Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I specialize in relationships that fall outside of the conventional models, and love helping individuals in those relationships explore and communicate their needs, learn to navigate challenges in a healthy way and build stronger bonds of trust and connection.

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Miranda York

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am familiar with various forms of relationships and enjoy working with people in couples, triads, or other non traditional arrangements. I also work with friends seeking therapy together and other relational dynamics.

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Andrea Mize (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have a 20+ year personal history with this identity, with a focus on LGBTQIA community in consensual nonmongamy. In addition I have attended numerous trainings over the last decade and continue to immerse myself in new developments taking place in the various communities attached to non-monogamy in its many forms and manifestations.

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Taylor Kravitz (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

I am affirming of ethical non-monogamy and have supported partners in opening their relationship. I will help you clarify your wants, need & boundaries, tune up your communication so you have a solid foundation, and develop tools for navigating the feelings that may come up on this journey.

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Liz Powell (they/them)

Clinical Psychologist

CA PSY 27871; OR PSY 3068

I have over a decade of experience working with non-monogamous clients and have been non-monogamous myself for most of my adult life. I also recently published my first book, Building Open Relationships: Your Hands-On Guide to Swinging, Polyamory, & Beyond. In particular, I look at figuring out how to practice non-monogamy in a way that is ethical and in alignment with your own values/boundaries

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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CST

As a practicing polyamorous person, I have a wealth of personal as well as professional experience working with relationships in all sorts of non-traditional configurations. Whether you're opening up your relationships, negotiating your agreements or processing difficult feelings that come along with navigating polyamory or consensual non-monogamy, my work can provide a space of healing, learning and growth so that you and your partners have more resource to love and enjoy one another.

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Heidi Savell (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

CADC I

Finding competent care when in a consensually non-monogamous relationship can be a challenge. I provide therapy that honors the complexity, nuance, joys and challenges of navigating life and relationships within a non-monogamous context.

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Liz Ward (they/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Relationships don't always fit the story our society has taught us to expect. I come from the perspective that relationships work best when they can be defined and agreed upon by the people within them, and I aim to help you explore what that would look like for you.

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Katie Emard (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, NCC, QMHP, LPC

I have worked with many individuals over the past three years that are involved with relationship anarchy/polyamory/open relationships.

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