CA PSY 27871; OR PSY 3068
I believe Great Sex Can Change the World! My mission is to help you have meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life, work, & the bedroom
11 NE MLK Jr. Blvd
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
Are you someone who's been having problems in your sex life or relationships? Have you struggled to find a therapist who speaks your language and understands your community and lifestyle? Are social justice and activism important to you? It can be hard sometimes to feel like we can be our full selves with our healthcare providers. We worry about judgment, so we leave parts of ourselves out. As someone specializing in non-traditional relationships, I can tell you that I'm here for the real you
The struggles we each face do not occur in a vacuum - we are all subject to the influences of family, cultural, and societal systems. Examining the individual without considering the impact of these systems does the client a disservice. I apply and anti-oppression, intersectional feminist lens to all client work.
The stories we have about ourselves and our world often drive the way that we move through our lives. I was lucky enough to receive 2+ years of Narrative Therapy specific training throughout graduate school. I want to help you look at the stories you have about yourself, others, and the world and see how those stories are affecting your life.
With extensive training in CBT techniques and theory and over a decade of experience, I want to help you examine how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are interacting.
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
As a disabled veteran, I understand the challenges of military service and life once you leave active duty. I served 5 years in the US Army, including a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. I've worked with active duty service members, reserve/guard, and veterans from all branches. I also know that military service can bring up complex feelings, so I like to make space for whatever comes up for you.
I've worked with LGBTQ issues for over a decade and love work with these populations. As a non-binary, bisexual/queer person, I understand the gifts and challenges of LGBTQ+ communities. Exploration of sexuality and gender is core to my practice.
With specialized training in sex therapy from the University of Guelph as well as AASECT approved classes and presentations, I enjoy helping people explore their concerns related to sexual health, functioning, and exploration. I understand that issues related to sex are rarely as simple as technique or biology and enjoy helping people identify and examine their own narratives about sexuality.
I'm trained in the 3 evidence-based treatments for PTSD: Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and EMDR. I've treated dozens of clients with trauma symptoms related to a variety of traumatic events, ranging from complex, multiple traumas to discreet single traumas. I also have experience working in conjunction with prescribers to ensure your symptoms are addressed.
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