Tag Archives: sex work

Sliding Scale Appointments Now Available!

I have the pleasure of announcing that beginning this summer I will be working under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Wise, psychotherapist and AASECT certified sex therapist. I’ll be taking on a limited number of sliding scale appointments at his Union Square office, working with individuals, couples, non-traditional relationships and families, and current or former sex workers dealing with issues across the spectrum of gender identification/expression, sexual orientation/expression, D/s dynamics, relationship status, intersections thereof, and beyond. Please contact me directly via email or my contact page for more information, or call me at 917-675-3446 for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I will continue working at PCGS and my private practice as well, and if for some reason we won’t be able to work together, I recommend taking a look at ManhattanAlternative.com, a referral listing for alternative lifestyle affirmative providers.

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Alt Media Review—April 2015 Edition

The following is a collection of recent articles I’ve read and shared in social media that are related to kink, poly, trans, and LGBQ communities, with perhaps a little social justice thrown in for good measure.  While they are not all necessarily exact reflections of my own opinions, they are all, in my estimation, stimulating to say the least.  Click on the screenshots below to read the source articles, which are listed in no particular order. 

Clint Smith: The danger of silence


Trafficking Policy Should Focus on Empowerment, Not Coercion



The Flaws of Meritocracy


What Fifty Shades of Grey Most Certainly Won’t Teach You


Obama Calls for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth


Williams Institute launches first-of-its-kind study of U.S. transgender population - See more at: http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/press/press-releases/transpop-announcement-march-2015/#sthash.AclTQpqi.dpuf


No, You Don’t Need Rules For Polyamory

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New Collaboration: A Therapeutic Space for Sex Workers

I am so excited and proud to be collaborating with Persist Health Project and Jarad Ringer, LMSW on the launch of a new therapeutic space for sex workers at Persist’s office in Brooklyn!

Persist Health Project is a peer-led, community-based health organization based in Brooklyn, New York, created by and for sex workers, trafficking survivors, and anyone who has traded sex for money, food, drugs, or other resources. Persist provides health referrals, health education, peer support—and now therapeutic counseling at reduced rates!

Persist Health Project

“We believe that when we take control of our health and wellness together and build spaces to get safe,
affordable health care, we work as a community to create positive social change.”

Jarad Ringer has extensive experience in the areas of mental health and direct services, teaching, research, community organizing, programmatic supervision and development, as well as social policy. He utilizes integrated evidence-based practice and harm reduction approaches in his work and has expertise in working with LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, trauma and anti-violence work, sex workers, members of BDSM and kink communities, as well as drug use, mood and anxiety disorders, and people living with chronic physical illnesses. Jarad is in private clinical practice and a Board Member of the Providers of Resources Offering Services to Sex Workers (PROS) Network.  Jarad can be contacted at 732-890-1719 or jaradlmsw@gmail.com.

If you or someone you know is a sex worker and would like to arrange a therapy appointment, or would like information on the other services Persist provides, get in touch with Persist’s Care Coordinator Gabrielle at 718-635-1791 or gabrielle@persisthealthproject.org.

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