Licensed by the state of New York, I offer kink, poly, trans and LGBQ affirmative therapeutic counseling for individuals, couples, multiple-partner relationships, and/or poly and leather families. My approach is psychodynamic, collaborative, and person-centered. I work with those who live openly and out, as well as with those who have more conservative and private lifestyles.
People seek therapeutic support for many reasons, including: difficulty adjusting to current relationship difficulties or traumatic experiences; issues related to sexual functioning; a deeper understanding of their identities or means of sexual expression; changes in relationship structure or power dynamic; or a better understanding of their partner’s or partners’ needs. Some come to therapy to discuss issues unrelated to their gender or sexual identities, but feel more comfortable speaking with someone knowledgeable about alternative lifestyles and identities.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental, empowering space in which to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; identify patterns and potential barriers to progress that connect with current life experiences and/or to the past; recognize and build on personal strengths, resilience, and insight; and improve communication and decision-making skills. We’ll work together to create concrete goals, and you’ll take an active role in achieving them with my support and guidance.