• The Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory
    is a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the
    unique needs of bisexual clientele.
  • Professionals listed include psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, lawyers, financial
    advisors, massage therapists, social workers,
    chiropractors, lecturers, organizers, and others.

All listed services are non-sexual. The professionals listed here should not receive requests for sexual services.
   Psychotherapists - Licensed - Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, and Psychiatrists

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  • Arizona
  • Felix Salomon , Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist - License # 597
    Address: 7111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020
    Phone: 602-870-0991 Fax: 602-870-3890 Email:
    Fees: $195 per 45 minute session (minimum is once per week); $340 - $390 fee range re twice per week; $480 - $585 fee range re 3X per week. I do not accept insurance payment of any type. Private pay only.

    Further Personal and Practice Information: I am a heterosexual licensed psychologist with 25 years of experience in helping people of all sexual orientations with personal and relationship issues. I have a deep respect for the "person-centered" spirit of bisexuality that I have expressed with persons in my family, with my friends, and with my patients. I have supervised other mental health professionals, directed a private practice group, taught psychology in a doctoral psychology program, and have been contiuously in independent private practice. I work with people of all ages, ranging from play therapy with children to home visits for the elderly and dying. I do individual, conjoint relationship, family, and group therapy modalities.

  • Halina Brooke, MS, LAMFT, LAC -
    LAMFT-6742T, LAC-6830T

    Address: 6424 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85254 (Serving the State of Arizona through Telehealth)
    Phone: 602-755-3068 Email: hmb@neurodiversecounseling.com  Website: http://www.recoursecounseling.com/ 
    Fees: $140 - $170 per hour, with limited sliding scale available.

    I offer support to teens and adults who are overcoming difficult therapy and healthcare experiences, navigating relationship challenges and looking for support in career and life planning decisions/direction. I also provide relational therapies to families of any presentation, couples, and other relationship formations. I am emphatically LGBTQ-affirming, and have specific lived experiences and education that allow me to offer safe, validating and empowering services to bi clients. I believe that you, the client, bring a tremendous expertise and wisdom to the therapy process and you are not broken. In our work together, I hope to offer the space for you to tune into yourself, trust yourself, and grow in ways that feel meaningful and important to you.

  • Martin Keller , Ed.D.ABPP - Arizona Licensed Psychologist 504
    Address: 11020 N.Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028
    Phone: 602 996 8619 Website: http://www.MartinEKellerEDD.com 
    Fees: $170 per session

    Dr. Keller is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology. He is listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. Dr Keller has taught Human Sexuality at the university level. He has provided sexual counseling and sexual education for the past 30 years.

    Dr Kellers practice endorses the American Psychological Association Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients. His practice focuses on relationship issues as well as child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy.

  • California
  • Barb Adler , LMFT - License # MFC36324
    Address: 533A Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. (1 Block from MUNI Underground)
    Phone: 415-990-9137
    Fees: Free initial consultation. Sliding scale fee of $80-120.00 per session thereafter.

    I provide Individual, Couples and Family psychotherapy in San Franciscos Noe Valley neighborhood. I have experience working with members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, HIV+, and DS communities. I work with Trans and Trans-exploring men and women and have extensive experience with anxiety, anger, substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress. I am available for consultation with other therapists as well as for edcuation and training.

  • Cal Domingue , MFT - CA License # MFC39338
    Address: 3978 24th St (between Sanchez & Noe) San Francisco, CA 94114
    Phone: 415-377-0544 Email:
    cal@caltherapy.org  Website: http://www.caltherapy.org 
    Fees: Free initial phone interview. Sliding scale fee of $60-$95 per session thereafter.

    My goal is to help each client cope with his or her unique life challenges, and to thrive beyond any perceived limitations. My mindset is compassionate and avoids pathologizing. Instead I focus on feelings, options, honest reflection, perspectives, choices, and skill building. I work from a multicultural perspective, and try to help clients shed any social prejudices that may have become part of a negative self-image.

    I have worked with couples, families, and individual adults, from children through adults, of many different races, ethnicities, and orientations. Within the adult bisexual community I have worked with both couples and individuals to address issues including intimacy (physical, emotional, sexual), sexuality & sexual identity, communication, and conflict. I have also worked with clients on parenting, cross-cultural concerns, gender, MTF & FTM transitions, leather, mid-life, body image, considering parenting, spirituality, HIV/AIDS, care-giving, and grief & loss.

    My office is in San Francisco on 24th St, convenient to the Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park, and Outer Mission; it is near several bus lines (48, 24, J, & 35) and a 10-minute walk from the 24th St. BART station. I provide services in English and French, and speak rudimentary Spanish. I have applied to various insurance panels, so please call to check if that is a consideration.

    I have worked at UCSF/AIDS Health Project and SF/CMHS Center for Special Problems; currently I am on the teaching faculty at the California Pacific Medical Center. I have over 15 years experience working with individuals and couples, in various capacities. If you would like more information, or to get a clearer sense of who I am and how I work, please call for a free telephone interview.

  • Christy Calame , LCSW, License #LCS18701 - Intern in private practice: Traci Williams, MFTI
    Address: 445 Bellevue Ave., Ste. 300 Oakland CA 94610 (near Lake Merritt).   Wheelchair accessible
    Phone: 510-628-0877
    Fees: Sliding scale available.

    Description of services: I am an out bi clinician who provides skillful and compassionate psychotherapy for individuals, couples and trios who identity as sexual outsiders, including people who are sex workers, queer, transgender or transitioning, poly and/or involved in BDSM. I currently provide training to therapy interns in clinic settings and social workers in Masters programs on sexual outsider issues. I have over 12 years experience and also work with active addicts using the harm reduction model.

  • Colleen Hennessy, LPCC , Licensed Psychotherapist -
    Counseling with Colleen
    CA Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #286

    Address: 4080 Centre St., Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103
    Phone: 619-878-3286 Email: counselingwithcolleen@gmail.com  Website: http://www.counselingwithcolleen.com/ 
    Fees: Free initial consultation. $150; sliding scale available

    I am a bisexual-, pansexual-, poly- and open relationship-affirming therapist. I provide therapy to teens, adults, and couples who want to connect with their personal values, live more authentically, and find deeper connection in relationships. I understand the unique cultural challenges of being bisexual, without making assumptions about your personal experience. My style of therapy is genuine, energetic, down-to-earth, skill-based, and filled with humor. Therapy is a transformational experience that can help move you from feeling stuck and hopeless to realizing (or remembering!) what your strengths are and using them to create meaningful change to live the life you prefer.

    I have experience working with people who struggle with substance abuse and other addictions, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness, although I do not believe that you have to have a diagnosis in order to benefit from therapy. I also enjoy being an expert ear for someone who has a family member or loved one dealing with mental illness or addiction. If you are dealing with any of these issues, or simply want an affirming and non- judgemental therapist, give me a call!

  • Colleen Linnertz, MFT , Marriage and Family Therapist -
    License #MFT 45926. MA in Counseling Psychology. Certified Mindfulness Coach.

    Address: 106 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA 92103
    Phone: 619-772-6712 Email: colleen@journeybacktoself.com  Website: http://www.journeybacktoself.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am a body-centered psychotherapist specializing in Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Bisexuality & Fluidity, LGBTQ issues, Self-esteem, Social Anxiety, Trauma, Shame & Resiliency, Identity & Empowerment.

    My greatest passion as a therapist is helping people feel more alive and empowered with who they uniquely are. I believe the more intimately connected we are to our own feelings, needs, desires and strengths; the better able we are to experience this in all areas of life.

    No matter how we may "label" ourselves sexually, ethnically, by gender, age, or current life challenges, we all basically desire a life filled with love, purpose, meaning and increased connection with others. I am dedicated in helping you gain this for yourself.

    Visit my website for further information.

  • Crystal Duncan , LCSW - Sanctuary By The Sea Counseling Services
    CA BBS LCSW # 61763

    Address: 609 S Vulcan Ave Suite 201, Encinitas CA 92024
    Phone: 760-913-8426 Email: crystalduncan@hushmail.com  Website: http://www.sanctuarybytheseacounselingservices.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees - thanks!

    I am a Psychotherapist who specializes in treating Eating Disorders, Gender and sexuality, as well as trauma. I am authentic in my approach and wholehearted in my desire to help bring hope and healing to adults, couples, and adolescents who might be struggling. I focus on treating the Whole person, mind, Body, and spirit. I am trained in providing CBT, DBT, ACT and trauma informed modalities. I am eclectic in my approach and I recognize that the relationship that is built between Client and Therapist is the most important aspect to the therapeutic process, with that in mind I strive to create a genuine, non judgmental relationship in order to help Clients be who they truly are!

  • Cynthia L. Benton , MD - Psychiatrist, CA Medical License A0698496
    Address: 999 Sutter Street; San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone: 415-522-9902 Email: cynthiabenton@hotmail.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am a female psychiatrist practicing in downtown San Francisco. I am available for psychotherapy and/or medication evaluation and management. I work with adults in both individual and couples counseling. I have experiencing working with bisexual, lesbian and gay patients and HIV+ patients. I am active in the American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Psychiatric Association. I am not a member of any insurance panels, but if you have a PPO insurance plan, I can provide you with a bill you can submit for reimbursement. Fees vary depending on service provided.

  • Dossie Easton , M.A. - Marriage & Family Therapist, License #27782
    Address: San Francisco, California - Richmond District
    Phone: (415) 752-7455 Email: mzdossie@earthlink.net 
    Fees: Sliding Scale, $80 - 120

    I offer individual, relationship and family psychotherapy and counseling to all sexual minorities, with personal experience of bisexuality informing my therapeutic alliances with my bisexual clients. Short-term, problem focused therapy and long-term emotional journey are both available, and I work with couples, triads, vees and other forms of alternative families. I am co-author of four books about alternative sexualities: The New Bottoming Book, The New Topping Book, When Someone You Love Is Kinky, and The Ethical Slut.

  • Faith Freed , MFT - Licensed Psychotherapist (MFT #92539)
    Address: 340 Lorton Ave #210, Burlingame, CA 94010
    Phone: 415-890-6389 Website: www.faithfreed.com 
    Fees: $170, Sliding Scale available.

    Faith Freed, MFT, welcomes clients of all genders and sexual orientations, although she is particularly experienced in serving bisexual and polyamorous clients. Whether you have been bisexual for as long as you can remember, you are somewhat bi-curious, or find yourself on the spectrum somewhere in between, you can feel comfortable exploring your bisexuality and related issues with Faith, who offers a non-judgmental, open-minded approach to therapy. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she is well versed in relationship issues, creative love styles and the unique concerns facing bisexual clients. Her office is conveniently located in downtown Burlingame, CA, across from the Caltrain station. Give her a call for a free 15 minute, confidential phone consultation.

  • Gabrielle Forman , LCSW - Licensed in CA, LCS 24101
    Address: The Center for the Psychology of Women - 2148 1/2 Sunset Bl., Suite 204, LA, CA 90026
    Phone: 323.369.0755 x 5 Email: gabrielle@psychologyofwomen.com  Website: http://psychologyofwomen.com 
    Fees: My fee is $120.00, which is reduced to $100.00 if clients can schedule during the day on weekdays. I do not accept insurance, but can aid clients in getting reimbursed if they have a PPO.

    I offer post-structural, feminist therapy that is affirmative of each persons individual orientation, however they choose to self-identify for themselves or as part of a larger community. I have extensive experience in increasing peoples ability to regulate moods and emotions; decrease co-dependent behaviors with family of origin or romantic partners; and increase self-efficacy. I have a long history of working with lesbian, bisexual and questioning women, and expertise in helping clients come out or deal with the oppression that can occur when interfacing with a heterocentric/sexist society. While not every client will have a need to discuss their orientation, every client deserves a therapist who is completely accepting and affirmative of their orientation.

  • Geri D. Weitzman , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - CA License # PSY17963
    Address: 900 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 106, Los Altos, CA 94022
    Phone: 408-338-5638 Email: geriweitzman@gmail.com  Website: http://www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees. I am in-network with the Lyra and Modern Health EAPs.

    I am an openly bisexual psychologist, practicing in Los Altos, CA. I enjoy helping people to find creative ways to solve problems and become more fully themselves; and I offer a warm and supportive environment which affirms the diversity of each individual. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and polyfamilies, and I am familiar with the bisexual, lesbian, gay, polyamory, kink/BDSM, and HIV+/POZ communities. My other specialties include relationship work, career counseling, managing depression, anxiety, anger, substance and internet addictions, and codependency.

    I am the coordinator of the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, and the author of What Psychology Professionals Should Know About Polyamory.

    I am available for consultation with other therapists, as well as workshops and lectures on bisexuality, LGBT issues, and polyamory (see my listing in the Educators category for more information on my workshops and lectures).

    In your initial email, please let me know that you saw my listing on the Bisexuality Aware Professionals list, and please include a sentence or two about what concerns you are looking to work on. Please also let me know whether you are looking to use an EAP like Lyra or Modern Health, or another kind of insurance (please specify which). Thanks!

  • Isadora Alman , MFT - California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #24319 AASECT certified Sex Therapist
    Address: 917 Walnut St, Alameda, CA 94501
    Email: askisadora@aol.com  Website: http://www.askisadora.com  The Sexuality Forum
    Fees: I work in sessions of a full 90 minutes for which I charge $200, individual or couple.

    I am a California licensed marriage and relationship therapist, a Board certified sexologist, and a syndicated sex and relationship columnist. My Ask Isadora column has been running in alternative weekly papers worldwide for 25+ years. Web surfers can find my columns on my online free interactive Sexuality Forum at www.askisadora.com. I am the author of two collections of Q & As from my columns: Lets Talk Sex, and Ask Isadora as well as Sex Information, May I Help You?, a peek behind the scenes of a sex help phone line which still flourishes in San Francisco today. My last book Doing It: Real People Having Really Good Sex is a collection of helpful hints and titillating tidbits from column readers and Forum web site users. I have also contributed chapters to several books including Herotica (Down There Press), Dick For A Day (Villard NY), The Moment Of Truth (Seal Press) and Single Woman Of A Certain Age (Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.) I have been a radio talk show host, frequent and popular TV and radio talk show guest, and a lecturer and workshop leader on a variety of communications topics. I conduct my private psychotherapy practice in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in establishing and improving relationships (traditional and non), communication skills, and sexuality.

  • Jaclyn Lambe , PsyD - Licensed Psychologist in California, PSY26608
    Address: 4000 Broadway, Suite 4, Oakland, CA 94611
    Phone: (415) 286-5787 Email: drjaclynlambe@gmail.com 
    Fees: Free initial consultation then $130 for 50min sessions, $240 for 90min sessions (I typically require 90min sessions for couples, multiple partners in relationships, and sex therapy)

    I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and multiple partners in relationships. I welcome and work with adults and teens who identify as gender variant, gender non-conforming, cis-gender, transgender, heterosexual, LGBTQQA, asexual, altsex, monogamous, polyamorous, vanilla, BDSM, kinky, etc.

    My approach is collaborative and individualized to each client, but is fundamentally influenced by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness theories. I strive to assist clients in achieving their goals through increased perspective and self-awareness along with improved problem-solving skills.

    My specialty areas include: relationship problems; academic and work performance; organization; mood and anxiety issues; resolving trauma; self-improvement; life transitions; and gender, sexuality, and sex issues.

    I also provide assessment services for children, teens, and adults for a variety of concerns including ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and mood or other issues.

    I unfortunately cannot accept insurance at this time, but am happy to provide clients with necessary information to submit claims for out-of-network coverage.

    Publication - Lambe, J. (2013). Well-being and relationship satisfaction among bisexual women in same- and other-gender couple relationships: The impact of minority stress (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3566602)

  • Jeanna Eichenbaum , LCSW Lic # 14762 - Golden Gate Counseling Center. Graduate 1986: Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California-Berkeley
    Address: The Flood Building, 870 Market St., Suite 465, San Francisco, Ca. 94102, United States
    Phone: (415) 318-9585 Email: jeanna@goldengatecounseling.com  Website: http://www.goldengatecounseling.com 

    I am an openly bisexual, licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience serving the LGBTQQI Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. My work is compassionate, open, and accepting of difference, with a healthy respect for the complexities of life . I have particular passions and expertise working with bisexual, transgender, gender-queer/variant, Kink/BDSM and polyamorous individuals, couples and other relationship configurations. Additionally, I have a wealth of experience working in the area of substance abuse assessment and treatment (and addiction issues generally), trauma recovery, HIV issues, depression, and spirituality concerns.

  • Jennie Steinberg , LPCC - LPCC #1631
    Address: 633 W. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Phone: 818-401-5174 Email: therapy@jenniesteinberg.com  Website: http://www.jenniesteinberg.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees.

    I am a licensed therapist in Downtown LA. I specialize in gender, sexual, and relationship minorities, as well as self-esteem, empowerment, and life transitions. I am a strength-based, client-centered therapist, which means that I believe that you are the expert on yourself and your needs, and that the key to help you navigate lifes difficulties is to make use of the strengths and resources you already possess.

  • Jennifer Rehor , LMFT - - MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University
    - MA in Psychology/MFT from Brandman University
    - CA-BBS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT 94564)

    Address: 3443 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92108
    Phone: 619-456-0830 Email: Therapy@JenniferRehor.com  Website: http://www.jenniferrehor.com/ 
    Fees: For current fees, please visit http://www.JenniferRehor.com/fees.html

    I offer Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy in San Diego, CA. I am caring, non-judgmental, and empathetic, and my approach to therapy is collaborative - my role is to be a catalyst for the change you desire. I help individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personal growth.

    For couples/relationship therapy, I have been trained in and use the framework of Emotionally Focused Therapy. This type of therapy is geared toward the importance of your attachment bonds with each other, recognizing the negative cycles where couples often get stuck, and learning how to change the way you relate to each other in a deeper and more meaningful way. To better understand this therapeutic approach, please visit: http://www.iceeft.com/index.php/about-us/what-is-eft. I work within this framework for clients from a variety of relationship dynamics.

    I am very familiar with the diversity of lifestyle and relationships found today. With my background in the field of sexology, I enjoy working with people who have issues or concerns about sexual health and people who want to increase their level of intimacy and sexual satisfaction. I provide a safe space to discuss delicate topics and my goal is to make each of my clients feel comfortable and understood.

    To learn more about me and my practice, please visit www.JenniferRehor.com.

  • Jessica Katzman , PsyD - Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, PSY22569
    Address: 3150 18th Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone: 415-570-4277 Fax: 415-520-9128 Email: jessica@jessicakatzman.com  Website: www.jessicakatzman.com 
    Fees: See below.

    I am a queer-identified licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice. I also supervise trainees at Queer LifeSpace, a nonprofit providing low-fee mental health and substance abuse services to the LGBTQQI communities. My office is centrally located in the Mission District of San Francisco, where I offer individual psychotherapy for adults.

    My specific areas of interest and expertise are:

    Alcohol and Substance Use Concerns
    Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing Techniques
    Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
    Recovery from Trauma and Loss
    Social Justice Conversations
    Habit Change and Goal-Setting
    Employment and Career Consultation
    Exploring Identity
    Anger Management and Conflict Resolution

    I welcome all to my practice, and am particularly interested in inviting those who may not feel as comfortable in all treatment spaces: members of the LGBTQQIAAP communities, gender-creative folks, people wanting to talk about size acceptance, people of color and members of marginalized groups, those in non-traditional relationships (polyamory, kink/BDSM), iconoclastic artists and activists, Burners and nerds, and everyone else who struggles with how to succeed on this planet without forcing themselves to fit in.

    My rate is $150. I am currently an in-network provider for Cigna Behavioral Health, and am in process with other insurance plans. If I am not on your plan, I can provide invoices you may submit for reimbursement. Free initial telephone consultation.

  • Josie Valderrama , PsyD - Psychologist and Therapist.
    CA Psychologist License PSY27913

    Address: 77 Van Ness Ave. Ste 101, San Francisco CA 94102
    Phone: 415-683-0470 Email: drjosievalderrama@gmail.com  Website: http://www.drjosievalderrama.com 
    Fees: I have a sliding scale fee ($75-150/hour) and do not take insurance.

    I practice from a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral approach, primarily Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Anxiety, major transitions, relationship struggles, identity and life purpose issues are some areas of expertise. I work one on one with adults with particular emphasis on serving women of color, gender non-conforming, LGBTQ, and those involved in alternative sexuality (polyamory, BDSM/kink, asexual).

  • JS Very , CEO, Supervisor, LMFT -
    Chosen Family Therapy
    Giovanni Trimble (JS Very) LMFT # 107074; I am authorized to see clients in the State of California; PhDc in Human Sexuality

    Address: 340 South Lemon Ave., Ste. 9596, Walnut, CA 91789, USA
    Phone: 909-315-2894 Email: Info@chosenfamilytherapy.com  Website: http://www.chosenfamilytherapy.com/ 
    Fees: Out of network, $160-$200

    I am a queer, transgender and non Binary person. I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Life Coach, PhD candidate In human sexuality, and the CEO of Chosen Family Therapy. At Chosen Family therapy, I train my therapists and coaches to provide culturally humble and gender affirming tele-mental health sessions to clients who reside in California. We help non-conformists stay sparkly! Our approaches are based in both humanistic and behavioral modalities. We specialize in issues related to gender, depression, anxiety, trauma, dissociation, career, identity, self-esteem, sexuality, intimacy, and relationships. I currently provide consultations and write letters for clients who would benefit from emotional support animals, and also from gender affirming hormones and/or surgeries.

  • Julia Schiffman, MSW , Relationship Couns/Therapist -
    Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW #77096), CA, Supervised by Anne Goshen (LCSW 7839)

    Address: 9815 Carroll Canyon Rd #101, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
    Phone: 619-623-4457 Email: therapy@juliaschiffmanmsw.com  Website: https://juliaschiffmanmsw.com/ 
    Fees: Free initial consultation. Low fee slots available. Individual $125 and couples $165.

    I am an openly queer therapist working with individuals, couples, and consenting non-monogamy-poly relationships. My affirming therapy approach supports individuals of diverse sexualities communities, including LGBTQ+ individuals, kink, BDSM, consensual non-monogamy, swingers, polyamory, and sex workers. I work with those who experience anxiety, depression, intimacy, and sexual health-related challenges, or trauma.

    As an affirming therapist in San Diego, I wish to help you through the fear of being misunderstood, so we can get to the issues that are most pressing to you. My approach to therapy is through relational models such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Knowing yourself is the key to knowing why you behave and feel the way you do. Through self-exploration, you will develop better self-awareness. You will understand what elicits anxiety and what makes you feel happy and satisfied—where you identify your emotions and reactions to outside stressors. Do not waste another minute being paralyzed by fear of not being heard or supported for the life you live.

  • Julie Williams, LMFT -
    I am licensed in CA as LMFT 52441 for past 7 years.

    Address: 319 Los Gatos-Saratoga Blvd, Los Gatos CA 95030 USA
    Phone: 408-763-3887 Email: JWilliamsLMFT@gmaill.com  Website: http://www.actwithjulie.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am a self-identified bisexual practitioner who is licensed as Marriage Family Therapist. I work in Los Gatos, currently offering telehealth/ video therapy. My modalities include Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I see youth, young adults, adults, couples and families. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges including wanting to increase/ improve intimacy, women's issues and body/ self-esteem issues.

  • Kailey Hockridge - Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at Through the Woods Therapy Center
    Degrees: M.A. in Psychological Counseling, Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. License: Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (CA APCC #3689)

    Address: 660 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 1710, Los Angeles, CA 90017 - Currently offering telehealth appointments
    Phone: 213-212-3093 Email: kailey@throughthewoodstherapy.com  Website: https://www.throughthewoodstherapy.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees

    I work from a collaborative, authentic approach in Downtown Los Angeles. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, have a background in multicultural counseling, and have experience in working with clients as they navigate emotional, behavioral, and social issues.

    I believe that therapy is a space where you can share your experience while being heard and appreciated as you are; together we will reflect on your unique strengths, identities, and obstacles to create steps towards change or growth that feel not only tolerable, but also possible.

  • Karin Wandrei , PhD, LCSW (her, she) -
    Licensed in California as a Clinical Social Worker since 1983, LCSW number LJ10609; MSW and PhD from UC Berkeley.

    Address: Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (Sonoma County) and online in California and Florida
    Phone: 707-304-4245 Fax: 707-665-5682 Email: karin@karinwandrei.com  Website: http://www.karinwandrei.com 
    Fees: $130 Can slide down to $100. I also accept PHP/Beacon Medi-Cal in Sonoma, Marin, and other northern California counties.

    I work with individuals 18 years and older, couples, and other family constellations including polyamorous families. I particularly enjoy working with women, LGBQ folks, and young adults.

    Common issues people bring include child abuse, post-traumatic stress, relationships (including open, polyamorous and kinky relationships), depression, anxiety, LGBQ , mid-life, work, and alcohol and other drugs. I also am interested in working with children/ grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, introverts, first responders, rural residents, military brats, academics, highly intelligent people, classical musicians, human service managers, and social justice advocates.

    I use a combination of techniques that best meet your needs, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and solution-focused approaches.

    My underlying orientation is looking at the person(s) in environment, which includes a strong social justice commitment. It is important to understand how issues such as lack of access to housing, a poor economy, homophobia, sexism, and racism impact upon what we perceive as our individual or family problems.

    I can do therapy over the Internet if you are in California or Florida. If you are on PHP/Beacon Medi-Cal in Sonoma, Marin and some other northern California counties I can now do online therapy.

  • Kerri Green, LMFT -
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100413

    Address: 4001 Howe St., Oakland CA 94611
    Phone: (510) 992-4039 Website: https://www.kerrigreentherapy.com/ 
    Fees: Free initial phone consultation. Sliding scale available. See my web site for current fees.

    As a therapist, I am passionate about supporting people on their journeys to discovering their true selves, and helping them to build greater resources for meeting all of lifes challenges.

    Identifying as bisexual, queer, or in other non-normative ways that seem to defy labeling, have their unique challenges. You may feel rejected or misunderstood by many different groups, or you may have been the subject of stereotypes and judgments about your sexuality. Like any other form of discrimination, these experiences can lead to feelings of alienation, invisibility, and lowered self-worth, which have a particularly negative impact on mental health.

    My approach is to hold a safe space for you to be seen and heard. Together, our work may include increasing self-esteem and self-empowerment, dialoguing with the inner critic, who may be holding negative self-beliefs, and coping with the outer critics - the people around you who do not seem to understand.

    I specialize in somatic psychotherapy, which is an effective approach to working with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD. I also have experience working with intimate relationships, communication problems, life transitions, adjusting to change, and finding life meaning and purpose.

    Please visit my web site to learn more about me: http://www.kerrigreentherapy.com.

  • Lia Salciccia Prusha , LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #44647
    Address: Alameda at McKendrie, San Jose, CA, USA 95126
    Phone: 408.612.3957 Email: liatherapy@me.com  Website: http://www.therapyforachangingworld.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for further information about my fees.

    Psychotherapy and relationship counseling for a changing world. Sex positive, kink-aware, non judgmental, poly friendly, alternative lifestyle/religion informed, GLBTQ experienced, non-cookie cutter therapy from the heart of Silicon Valley. You can be yourself in my office. Are you complex and smart, but somehow your own worst enemy? I hope you will feel safe here. I am an experienced hypnotherapist and work with this modality when appropriate. Find out more about me and read my blog at www.therapyforachangingworld.wordpress.com.

  • Lindsey Brooks, Ph.D. , Psychologist - Dr. Lindsey Therapy
    Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist CA PSY24418

    Address: 815 Hyde St, Suite #317, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone: 415-737-5540 Email: lindsey@drlindseytherapy.com  Website: https://drlindseytherapy.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    The unique thing I offer is a deep understanding of what it's like to live "in between". To live in the middle space of the sexuality spectrum. Whether you identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or fluid; I'm here for you. Living in that middle place is something I have specialized training and experience working with. I am passionate about supporting the bi+ community and helping the invisible become visible. One of my favorite things I have done in my career is run bi+ support groups.

    We will work together to help you feel more at ease, empowered, and maybe even allow yourself to be imperfect once in a while. When you begin to accept all the parts of yourself with compassion, things begin to change. You find your voice. I look forward to discovering your voice together.

    If you are seeking a therapist who is: social justice minded, an anti-racist ally, sex positive, feminist, and bisexual+ affirming, let's talk. Schedule a FREE 20 minute phone consultation with me on my website: www.drlindseytherapy.com

    The populations I serve - ages and concerns:

    Adults, Individuals, Couples, Anxiety, Relationship Concerns, Oppression & Discrimination Related Stress, Work Stress, Family Issues.

    Fees - Out of Network.

    List of publications authored:

    * Brooks, L.M. & Inman, A.G. (2013). Bisexual Counseling Competence: Investigating the role of attitudes and empathy, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7, 65-86.
    * Brooks, L.M., Inman, A.G., Klinger, R.S., Malouf, M.A., & Kaduvettoor, A. (2010). In her own words: Ethnic-minority bisexual women's self-reported counseling needs. Journal of Bisexuality, 10, 253-267.
    * Brooks, L.M., Inman, A.G., Malouf, M.A., Klinger, R.S., & Kaduvettoor, A. (2008). Ethnic- minority bisexual women: Understanding the invisible population. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 2, 260-284.

  • Lucia Kim August , MFT, CHT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 27658 Certified Hypnotherapist, HT 8102
    Address: Fremont, CA 94536
    Phone: 510-792-5588 Email: laugust (at) augusthealing (dot) com  Website: http://www.augusthealing.com 
    Fees: Call for more info

    I am a queer Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner working extensively with people of all sexual orientations, preferences, genders, ages, family styles (lesbian, gay, bi, straight, trans, poly, kink, bdsm). I have a strong background in chemical dependency, mood disorders, stress, communication problems, abuse and trauma resolution, family dysfunctions of all types, body-image work, and creativity. I enjoy investigating past-life regressions, UFO/ET experiences and other anomalous phenomenon.

  • Margot E. Tepperman , LCSW, ACC - Transitions Counseling Center Clinical social worker and life coach Ca.LCSW 9267
    Address: 171N.Van Ness Ave. Fresno, Ca. 93701
    Phone: (559) 233-7250 Email: mtepperman@aol.com  Website: wwwTransitionsCounseling.com 
    Fees: I am on most insurance panels in Ca. I do not offer a sliding scale. Fees for non-insured clients are $100 a session.

    I specialize in alternative lifestyles. I work with adults and families of any age, sexuality for seniors, EMDR, cognitive restructuring, hypnosis, career and life coaching. Many of my clients are in the performing arts. I am a spiritual person, very effective, very positive and good at helping people develop resources.

  • Marla McFadin , LMFT - Lic. 43887 -
    Address: 3120 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 11, Berkeley, CA 94705
    Phone: 510-848-8746 Email: mcmcfadin@gmail.com  Website: www.marlamcfadin.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale $110 down to $80

    About my practice: I am an openly queer, experienced Marriage Family Therapist, practicing in Berkeley. I offer a comfortable, inclusive psychotherapy for individuals and couples focused on relationship with self and others. I have worked for many years, in several settings with people in the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and kink/BDSM communities. Please call me for more information.

  • Maureen Fiorelli , MFT - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist License Number: MFC43980
    Address: 582 Market St. Suite 312, SF, CA 94104 ***AND*** 5655 College Ave Suite 314A, Oakland, CA94618
    Phone: 415.516.7064 Email: maureenfiorelli@yahoo.com  Website: http://www.mfiorelli.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale available.

    I have been working with the GLBT population for many years, beginning at the UCSF AIDS Health Project back in 2000. Since then, I have worked at various agencies and began my private practice offices in 2004. I am open to working with Poly couples or couples who wish to diverge from the mainstream standards. Many of my clients want to know they can talk comfortably with their therapist about various issues including poly relationships, BDSM, Sex work, etc. I have locations in SF and Oakland, and I offer sliding scale fees for those in need.

  • Melissa Risso , MA, LMFT - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (CA License MFC 80126)
    Address: 120 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
    Phone: (650) 295-0919 Email: RissoCounseling@gmail.com  Website: http://www.RissoCounseling.com 
    Fees: $120 individual & $150 couples for 50 minute session; sliding scale offered.

    I am a bisexuality aware professional that works on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. As the voted San Francisco Bay Area American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) leader, I am extremely active in promoting positive sexual health in various Bay Area communities. Within these communities there are members that identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgendered, kink & BDSM friendly, swingers, cisgendered and polyamorous.

    In my work, I constantly strive to grow and learn as a therapist in order to provide the best opportunities to my clients and the communities in which I serve. These include reading various articles in the field of sexual health and bisexuality, attending on-going trainings and workshops held by SSTAR, AASECT, Good Vibrations and other well-known sexual health organizations, and working with clients that identify as bisexual. Some of my areas of focus include kink, BDSM, polyamory, high-low desire, pornography, grief & loss, infidelity, self-esteem, career counseling, and overall relationship counseling. Additionally, I have a podcast called Lets Do It With Melissa Risso which focuses on promoting healthy conversations around both mental and sexual health.

    With patience and persistence, my clients cultivate greater confidence and self-esteem, richer relationships, and more emotional balance and health. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. Because of this, I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment- a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing people from living the life they want.

  • Ondina Nadine Hatvany , MFT - Licensed psychotherapist (Marriage and Family Therapist). MA in Somatic Psychotherapy. EMDR certified. CA Marriage and Family Therapist License 38780
    Address: 1. 2120 Market St, Suite 108, The Castro, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    2. 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1019, San Francisco, 94104
    Phone: 415-381-1065 Email: ondinah@gmail.com  Website: http://www.OndinaWellness.com 
    Fees: $130-$ 170 per session. Free initial telephone consultation. I accept PPO insurance with all insurance companies which cover out-of-network providers plus numerous EAP (Employee Assistance Programs).

    I am a queer therapist whose clients include individuals and couples from the GLBTQ, kink, and BDSM communities.

    Although often difficult periods of change can give us opportunities to bring our lives more in alignment with what has true value and meaning for ourselves. I work with people during important transitions in their lives, for instance either starting or leaving a significant job or relationship.

    Communication, trust, intimacy and/ or sexual issues with your partner? I am very comfortable working with traditional, alternative and queer couples. I assist you and your partner to develop better communication and understanding around sensitive topics such as betrayal, intimacy and trust.

    As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at Community Institute of San Rafael, Marin, I work with people who obsess that if they only had the perfect weight their lives would work out. So many of us through overdieting and body hatred have lost our connection to ourselves. The body instead of being home for our psyche/ spirit becomes the battleground. I work with clients to get off the fasting/ feasting cycle and reclaim their appetite for life. I also lead support/ psycho-educational groups for women with food/ weight and body image struggles.

    Do you feel emotionally stuck in the past? You might be suffering from trauma. I help my clients move through past traumatic experiences using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) This well researched method has fast and effective results in working with people suffering from trauma. I also help my clients release the cellular and muscular memory of the trauma (which is where trauma is often stored) using somatic psychotherapy. This is an approach that taps into body awareness and mindfulness, which does not involve touch.

    Please check my website (above) for more information and articles written.

  • Penelope (Nel) Mercer , Assoc. Marriage and Family Th. -
    Affirming Therapy Center
    License: AMFT 109742, Supervised by Jennifer Rehor, LMFT 94564; Degrees: MS in Counseling/MFT from SDSU, MA in Developmental Psychology from SDSU, MA in Socio-Legal Studies from Sheffield University, UK

    Address: 3443 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92108
    Phone: 619-493-5249 Email: Penelope@AffirmingTherapyCenter.com  Website: http://affirmingtherapycenter.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I work with adolescents (aged 12 and above), adults, families, couples, and other relationship constellations to improve relationships and facilitate personal growth. I have experience working with gender, sexual, and relational diversity and am open-minded and non-judgmental. As your therapist, I will strive to create a warm, collaborative relationship with you. My goal is to create a meaningful therapeutic context in which each client feels safe, seen, and heard. Whether your concerns relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationships, external stressors, or personal growth, our work will be in a caring environment. My therapeutic approach is grounded in the most current, culturally-aware, trauma-informed, and evidence-based practices, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

    My own experiences of personal transition have shown me that life affords us many opportunities for growth and change – as individuals, and in our relationships with family members, partners, and friends. In my practice I focus on thinking and attachment patterns, and on the many personal, social, and cultural factors that contribute to resilience. Whatever your goals for therapy, I'm here to help.

    Please note: Since I'm active in the local community and attend local events, it's possible that we may know some of the same people, and this is something we should discuss at the outset. If it's a concern, I'll provide you with appropriate referrals.

  • Rachel Jones, MA, LMFT , Pronouns: she, they -
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA LMFT #119496)

    Address: 450 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
    Phone: 310-907-6848 Email: racheljonestherapy@gmail.com  Website: http://www.rachelmft.com/ 
    Fees: Please inquire directly about fees. Sliding scale spots are available on a limited basis

    I am a queer psychotherapist practicing in Los Angeles, California. I provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, using a psychodynamic, humanistic, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach. I work with adults and adolescents, with a focus on treating symptoms related to borderline personality disorder, addiction, chronic relapse, trauma and PTSD, and anxiety disorders. In addition, I serve as Lead Therapist and Program Director at SoCal DBT in Beverly Hills, offering adherent Comprehensive DBT for adults and adolescents. I am the author of Hiding In Plain Sight: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Bi/Pan Erasure and other articles on Out On the Couch.

  • Rachel Robbins , PsyD -
    Psychotherapy for adults, young adults, and couples
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist in CA - License Number PSY22646

    Address: 459 Fulton St., Suite 106, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Phone: (415) 625-9778 Email: rachel@drrachelrobbins.com  Website: www.drrachelrobbins.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale based on income, life circumstance, systemic, and environmental factors. You can find my updated sliding scale on my website and ask me about how we can determine your specific fee.

    At my practice Divergent Worlds I provide psychotherapy for adults, young adults, and relationships; supervision for associates; and clinical consultations. I approach this work with a collaborative style, supporting people as they engage in their therapy experience. I provide non-judgmental supportive therapy for people with a range of sexual, relationship, and gender identities and experiences, including LGBTQIQA2S, BDSM, sexual variations, furries, non-monogamy, non binary gender and gender fluidity, and sex workers. I specialize in working through sexuality/gender/relationship related concerns, and supporting these folks with the other aspects of their inner and outer worlds. In my practice and in my world, I acknowledge and work to address systematic and environmental barriers and oppression, and I strive to build a practice and a therapeutic space that includes all aspects of your world. I focus on trauma recovery, body image, disability, impulse control, depression, anxiety, creating boundaries, self esteem, empowerment, substance abuse, adaptive coping skills, and relationships. I believe that therapy should be accessible for everybody who wants it. As part of my efforts to increase access to supportive services, I use a sliding scale and accept Medi-Cal. Please feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Raymond L. Scott , PhD - Clinical Psychologist
    Address: 9700 El Camino Real Suite 303 Atascadero, CA 93422
    Phone: 805-602-0229 Fax: 805-464-4355 (FAX) Email: rlscott842@charter.net  Website: https://sites.google.com/site/raymondlscottphd/ 
    Fees: My fees are based on a sliding scale. I accept most insurances.

    Often times, how we feel about ourselves, others, and situations has a lot to do with the stories of our lives and problems that are manufactured in social, cultural and political contexts. I collaborate with clients to create alternate stories that creatively solve their problems and increase their fulfillment in life. As a result, I am very committed to understanding and incorporating cultural aspects of the clients life into treatment. I view therapy as a collaborative experience where we select goals/objectives that will help you become the person you want or experience the relief you seek.

    One important mission for me is to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities an affirming therapeutic environment where ones sexual orientation and gender identity are understood and supported, free from the judgment that homosexual, bisexual or transgender experiences are pathological. I honor the range of diversity within all of us.

    I provide psychological assessment and psychotherapy for individuals experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, persons grappling with gender and/or sexual identity issues, or those adjusting to the many ways of being masculine. I also provide therapy for persons seeking help related to the lived-experience of AIDS/HIV, sexual abuse and PTSD.


    Scott, R. L. (2006). Promoting well-being: An ecology of intervening with African American bisexual clients. Journal of Bisexuality, 6, 65-84.

    Scott, R. L., & Shoptaw, S. (2003). A pilot study of contextual and partner factors that contribute to unprotected sex across African American sexual identities. The Community Psychologist, 36, 9-11.

    Scott, R. L., & Shoptaw, S. (1999). Combining Crack with Risky Sex. In L. S. Harris (Ed.), Problems of Drug Dependence, 1999: Proceedings of the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. Bethesda, MD: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.

    Scott, R. L. (2007). Addressing social invalidation to promote well being for multiracial bisexuals of African descent. In B. A. Firestein (Ed.), Becoming Visible: Counseling Bisexuals across the Lifespan. New York: Columbia University Press.

    Scott, R. L. (2006). Promoting well-being: An ecology of intervening with African American bisexual clients. In R. C. Fox (Ed.), Affirmative psychotherapy with bisexual women and bisexual men. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press Inc.

  • Robert Holum , LMFT - Lic. No. MFC 40503
    Address: 582 Market Street, Suite 718, San Francisco, CA 94104-5308
    Phone: (415) 398-2467 Fax: (415) 398-2468 Email: holum@igc.org  Website: http://www.robertholum.com 
    Fees: $100; sliding scale available

    I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco. I have worked with numerous bisexual clients in a variety of settings. Areas of focus include HIV/AIDS and mental health, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and relationship issues. Please visit my website for more information about my work.

  • Robert Jay Green , PhD - Licensed Psychologist (#PSY5046); Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#MFC13292)
    Address: 2252 Fillmore St. (at Clay St.), San Francisco, CA 94115
    Phone: 415-749-0100 Email: mail@robertjaygreen.com  Website: http://www.robertjaygreen.com 
    Fees: My practice is full-fee without managed care participation, although I frequently see clients every other week after the first month of therapy if this fits their needs.

    Since 1977 in California, I have provided individual and couples therapy/counseling for a wide range of relationship problems and for clients from all cultural, ethnic, and racial groups. My specializations are in the areas of: (1) gay and bisexual mens sexuality, relationships, and social support systems; (2) couples communication and conflict resolution skills; (3) interracial/intercultural relationships; and (3) HIV issues in couples. I am the author of over 60 publications in the field of psychotherapy, editor of the special section on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual issues in the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy (Oct, 2001), and co-editor of Lesbians and Gays in Couples & Families: A Handbook for Therapists, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley in 1996. My office is located in the upper Fillmore area of San Francisco.

  • Robin Taylor , Ph.D., LPC - Psychotherapist and sex counselor. Certified by the American College of Sexologists. Licensed Professional Counselor, # 903 New Mexico.
    Address: I have offices in Palo Alto and Burlingame, as well as in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Phone: 505.438.2533 Email: robint@cnsp.com  Website: http://www.robintaylor.net 
    Fees: 50-80 per hour

    I am licensed as a psychotherapist and certified as a sex therapist, and my approach to counseling is more spiritual than traditional. I approach every client with the belief that who they are sexually is a part of their core, and that the issues they may have are usually a result of life circumstances. In the process of working together, I strive to assist in the natural unfolding of who they are sexually. Often, sexual issues are complicated by other general issues, such as relationships, communication, addictions, transitions, and professional concerns.

    Over the years I have worked with many gay and bisexual people. I have worked too with people who have concerns about gender identity, transvestism, fetish interests, sexual health and performance, aging, and lifestyle issues as they are related to parenting. Often, several of these concerns are compounded. I also coach people about Tantra, and how this approach to sexuality can be meaningful as a spiritual philosophy, as well as a performance enhancement.

    I work with any age client and my fees range from $50 to $80 hourly.

  • Ron Fox , PhD, MFT - CA license number MFC 22194
    Address: 18th Street & Diamond, San Francisco, California, Castro District
    Phone: (415) 751-6714 Email: ronfox@ronfoxphd.com  Website: http://www.bitherapy.com 
    Fees: Standard fee: $125. Sliding scale fee: $70 - $125. Evening and Saturday hours available.

    I am San Francisco based psychotherapist, educator, researcher, and author. I have been in private practice for 17 years working with a wide range of people and issues. I am experienced in working individuals, couples, groups, and families with issues involved in traditional, alternative, bi, and poly lifestyles and relationships. I am openly bisexual and known in the community for my work with bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, and questioning people.

    My particular interests as a therapist include helping with: overcoming depression and anxiety; enhancing self-expression and creativity; using self-reflection and meditation for personal growth and self-discovery; acknowledging and maintaining a self-affirming bisexual, gay, or lesbian identity; understanding and healing from childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse; facing and working with ACA/ co-dependency/substance and other recovery and family of origin related issues; understanding sexuality and intimacy in relationships; working with issues of monogamy, non-monogamy, and polyamory in relationships; and enhancing communication skills for everyday situations and for negotiating the structure and details of consensual adult relationships.

    I conducted the first large-scale study on bisexual identity and have contributed several chapters on bisexuality to LGBT psychology books. I have presented workshops on sexual diversity & bisexual issues at professional conferences, graduate schools, and community agencies, as well as at U.S. and international conferences on bisexuality. I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bisexuality and the guest editor of special issues of the Journal on current research on bisexuality and on affirmative psychotherapy with bisexual women and bisexual men. I was a member of the Task Force that wrote the recently adopted American Psychological Associations Guidelines for Psychotherapy with LGB Clients. I am Co-Chair of the Committee on Bisexual Issues in Psychology of the APAs Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of LGB Issues).

    My bi resources website can be found at http://www.bisources.com.

  • Sand Chang , PhD - Licensed Psychologist PSY22098, PhD Clinical Psychology from CSPP-Alliant
    Address: 4001 Howe Street Oakland, CA 94611
    Phone: 510-545-2321 Fax: 510-981-0852 fax Email: drsandchang@hushmail.com  Website: http://www.sandchang.com 

    I am a Licensed Psychologist in the State of California with more than 10 years of experience providing mental health services in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. I have worked with clients with a wide range of clinical issues and life challenges in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, university counseling centers, public schools, and medical centers. As a clinician, I am trained to provide both brief and long-term therapy, as well as psychological testing. I treat adults and adolescents, and I work with individuals, couples, multiple partners, and groups. I work with adolescents and adults. My approach to working with clients is integrative and proactive, and I aim to help my clients find the balance between insight and action in the therapy process. I am trained in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I believe in tailoring my approach to therapy according to each clients concerns, challenges, and unique sociocultural backgrounds with regard to family, race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and ability. I am committed to helping people approach health and growth holistically, with consideration of the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual factors that affect who they are and how they experience the world. Areas of emphasis include: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, codependency, gender variance and transgender issues, sexuality and relationship issues, polyamory, BDSM and kink, bisexuality, artists, cultural identity, activism and social justice.

  • Serenity Serseción , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - License PSY28913
    Level Up Psychotherapy LLC

    Address: 355 West Olive Ave, Suite 214 Sunnyvale, CA 94086
    Phone: (650) 448-9194 Email: SerenitySersecionPhD@gmail.com  Website: http://www.levelupsych.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am a gender queer licensed psychologist (they/them/their pronouns) focused on intersectional identities and multicultural psychology. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I specialize in working with: trauma, dissociation, life transitions, depression & anxiety. I have experience working with the following populations: sexual and gender minorities, LGBTQ+, Latinx, BDSM/kink, poly, video gaming community, geek, furry, and more. I provide therapy for teens & adults; individuals, couples, polygroups, and families. I am available for consultation with other clinicians.

    I teach courses at various local universities discussing topics of psychology of gender, multicultural psychology, diagnosis and assessment. In addition, I have given a variety of workshops in the community and at geek conventions about the above topics and about the populations I work with.

    Although I am not on any insurance panels, I am able to provide you with documentation (superbill) which you can submit to your insurance to request possible reimbursement for out-of-network services.

  • Shefa Sharkey , MFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #47600, California
    Address: 2915 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94706
    Phone: 510-863-1199 Email: shefasharkey@gmail.com  Website: http://www.shefasharkey.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale available

    Specializing in polyamory and untraditional relationships. Therapy for individuals, couples, triads, groups; straight and GLBTIQQ. Please see my website for more details. Located in Oakland/Berkeley area, one block from Ashby BART. Sliding scale available.

  • Sheila Addison , PhD, LMFT -
    Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 49616

    Address: 411 30th St., Suite 412, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Phone: 510-599-5467 Email: drsaddison@gmail.com  Website: http://www.drsheilaaddison.com  
    Fees: See below for fee info

    I have been working with clients from diverse cultural, sexual, and gender identities, as well as diverse body sizes, for more than 20 years. I can help with all kinds of relationship issues, including managing conflict, setting boundaries, resolving problems more effectively, and creating greater emotional closeness and satisfaction. I have published articles and book chapters about working with all kinds of LGBTQ+ relationships. Couple therapy is one of my specialities; I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and am in the process of becoming certified in Gottman Method Couple Therapy. I can help address sexual issues in intimate relationships as well, including kink/BDSM relationships and non-monogamous relationships. I am experienced with relational and sexual issues that come up around transition/gender affirmation processes. I work with issues of weight and body image from a weight neutral, Health at Every Size (r) approach. My approach is active, engaging, and warm. My office is wheelchair-accessible. I do not have a sliding scale but do reserve a limited number of appointments for reduced-fee clients. I also typically have at least one post-graduate associate in my practice who may have space for lower-fee clients.

  • Susan S. Hardy , MFT - Marriage and Family Counselor - CA License # 9295. In practice since 1977.
    Address: New Beginnings Counseling Center   155 Granada St. Suite N   Camarillo, CA 93010
    Phone: 805-987-3162 ext. 2 Fax: 805-383-1502 Email: Verdantmom@aol.com 
    Fees: Contact me

    In my private practice, I see mostly couples and teenagers. I trained with John Gottman in Seattle several years ago and have worked in the alternative public school system locally as well as at Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary. Additionally I am knowledgeable in the concerns of parents of polyamorous people. My publications involve the use of journal techniques for assuaging the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia (published nationally in Arthritis magazine.)

  • Teri Harget , Registered Intern - Intern registration number 56322. Lifescapes coaching and therapy.
    Address: 415 Cambridge Ave., Suite #8 Palo Alto, CA 94306
    Phone: 408-621-4016
    Fees: 80.00 an hour; sliding scale available.

  • Tina Tessina , PhD, LMFT - Licensed Psychotherapist, supervisor of interns, and author.
    MA in Counseling Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology; Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association

    Address: P.O. Box 4883   Long Beach, CA 90804
    Phone: 562-438-8077 Email: tina@tinatessina.com  Website: http://www.tinatessina.com 
    Fees: Free initial consultation. Fee of $60 per session thereafter

    I am a gay, lesbian, transgender and bi-friendly therapist practicing in Long Beach, California. For over twenty five years, I have counseled lesbian, gay, bi, HIV+, polyamorous and transgender clients in individual, couple and group sessions. I specialize in alternative lifestyles and relationships, and I'm also experienced in treating depression, anxiety, self- esteem, anger and addition issues. I've also lectured at colleges, PFLAG and hotlines on alternative lifestyle issues of all kinds. In addition, I am certified in California to supervise counseling interns. Author of 11 books in 14 languages, including:

    • Gay Relationships: How To Find Them, How To Improve Them, How To Make Them Last (Tarcher, 1989)
    • The 10 Smartest Decisions A Woman Can Make Before 40 (HCI, Deerfield Beach, 1998) with Elizabeth Friar Williams
    • The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again (Macmillan/IDG, NY 1999)
    • The Real Thirteenth Step: Achieving Autonomy, Confidence and Self-reliance
    • Beyond the Twelve Step Programs Revised 2nd Edition (New Page 2001)
    • The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty (Renaissance, 2001)
    • How To Be a Couple and Still Be Free (1980 -3rd edition: New Page 2002) with Riley K. Smith
    • It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction (New Page 2003)

  • Valerie Igl , MFT - Marriage and Family Therapist, CA License #MFC33784
    Address: near El Cerrito Plaza BART station
    Phone: 510-527-5662 Email: valigl@earthlink.net  Website: http://www.FeministTherapyAssociates.com 
    Fees: FREE half hour phone consultation. Moderate fees, generous sliding scale. I accept Interplan, Victim-Witness, and Medi-Cal (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties). Day and evening appointments.

    I am a bi-friendly lesbian therapist who believes societal oppression affects mental health. I have been counseling people since 1979, using empathy, humor and intuition to assist in the healing process. My style is supportive and interactive. I focus on solving present-day problems, bringing in your past history as needed to shed light on patterns that no longer work for you. I see therapy as a mutual partnership, with you as the expert on your own life.

    My specialties include: abuse survivors, sexual concerns, recovery from addictions, relationship problems, disability/chronic illness, and sexual minorities (bisexual, lesbian, transgender, gay, polyamory, BDSM). I see individuals who are at least 15 years old, and couples/families/polygroups. I also offer EMDR, a very effective trauma reduction technique.

    Phone sessions are possible for the homebound, or residents of California outside the San Francisco Bay Area. My office is in a tranquil garden setting on the ground floor, and is scent- free. I am a member and former Board President of Gaylesta, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Psychotherapist Association of the Bay Area.

  • William A. Henkin , MFT, PhD - I am a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California (license #MFT 22960), and a board certified sex therapist in the United States of America (American Board of Sexology). I hold an MA in counseling psychology and a Ph.D. in human sexuality.
    Address: 1801 Bush Street, Suite 111, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone: (415) 923-1150 Fax: (415) 337-1124 Email: oroborous@earthlink.net 
    Fees: Contact me for more information.

    Mine is a general psychotherapy practice in which I pay special attention to alternate sex and gender concerns, and to people living lifestyles involving those concerns. I work with adult individuals and couples of all identities and orientations in the leather, fetish, and transgender communities, and have taught, spoken, and/or published widely in those areas. I also work with anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, trust difficulties, damaged self-esteem, and inner children, any of which may be concerns for people who have been characterized as outsiders in society. Sex and gender issues frequently affect significant others, including romantic and erotic partners, parents, silblings, children, friends, colleagues, and business associates, and I have experience working with them as well. I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, and the International Foundation for Gender Education, and I am a once and future member of the National Leather Association.

    Publications include:

    • Consensual Sadomasochism: How to Talk About It and How to Do It Safely (with Sybil Holiday). Daedalus Publishing Company.
    • Bodywise (with Joseph Heller). Wingbow Press
    • The Psychic Healing Book (with Amy Wallace). Wingbow Press.
    • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book. Hawthorn Publishing.

    I do not have a website or url, but some of my writings, mostly from 1988 - 1996, can be found at http://www.sexuality.org/wh.html. Further questions? Please write.

  • Winston Wilde , MA, LMFT - CA LMFT 39060. MA in Clinical Psychology, DHS (Doctorate in Human Sexuality). AASECT certified Sex Therapist.
    Address: 152 Lasky Drive, Suite 103; Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Phone: 323.692.9120 Email: docwilde@verizon.net  Website: http://www.winstonwilde.com/ 

    My practice consists mostly of relationship oriented psychotherapy with erotic minority people. I work with folks of all sexual orientations, including Kinkyfolk (BDSM), Polyfolk, Fetishists, Swingers, Sex Workers, Gays and Lesbians, and, oh yes, Bisexuals!!! See my web site for more details.

  • Wowlvenn Katzmiller , MFT - License # MFT 45718 Embodied psychotherapy for mind, heart and spirit of individuals, partners, families and groups
    Address: Anam Cara Center for Healing 2915 MLK Jr Way Berkeley, CA 94703
    Phone: 510-869-4838 Website: http://www.wowlvennkatzmiller.com 
    Fees: My fee is $100, with a sliding scale available depending on income.

    I work with individuals, partners, couples, families and groups. We explore the spoken and unspoken dynamics of intimacy and boundaries with self and others, of parent-child bonding, and of navigating conflicts, wounding, and trauma past or present. I also work with addictions. My approach is holistic, body-oriented, offers use of expressive arts, and celebrates diversity, particularly of sexual orientation and partnering styles, gender, and spirituality.

    I consider therapy a collaborative process, so I work best with clients who have a sense of what troubles them and at least a vague vision for the differences they want. That is where I come in.

    I will use my skills to help you identify what specifically is not working for you in your life, develop a vision for the way you wish things were instead, and then narrow that gap. I will follow your lead in setting goals together for the therapy while also utilizing my professional perspectives and experience. My intention is to support an integrated dynamic within your body, mind, emotions, spirit, relationships with others, and with your unique conception of the world in which you live.

    While we will probably explore your past experiences, our focus will be on your present experiences and your hopes and desires for your future.

    I have offered professional trainings on Poly Parenting Issues, Self-Care, and Expressive Arts Therapy Techniques, and am in progress on a Poly-Aware Professionals Clinical Handboook.

  • Colorado
  • Alicia Patterson , LLC - Masters of Arts, Somatic Psychotherapy: Dance Movement Therapy, Naropa University, Boulder CO, May 2014. Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies, Mount St Marys University, May 2007. Registered Psychotherapist DORA State of CO License 0103955. Registered Dance Movement Therapist License 1972. Trained Birth Doula, YoMama, May 2015. Certified Yoga Instructor Yandara Yoga Institute. Primary Supervisor Jackie Ashley LPC, BC-DMT.
    Address: 2945 Center Green Court G207 Boulder CO 80301. I also have a Denver office with Noeticus Counseling Agency.
    Phone: (720) 279-4781 Email:
    alicianpatterson@gmail.com  Website: http://alicianpatterson.com/ 
    Fees: $120.00 per hour, need based fee reduction on a case by case basis. No insurance participation.

    English and minimal Spanish (not fluent)

    Adults 18+, sexual concerns, sexual abuse and assault survivors, relationship issues, physical symptoms and complaints, pregnancy and birth related concerns, BDSM / Poly explorations and relationships.

    Conference Presentation and on-going workshops: Eros + The Body: Body Based Explorations of Sexuality, Sensuality, Bonding & Intimacy

  • Beth Firestein , PhD, Counseling Psychology - Licensed Psychologist (CO License PSY #1827)
    Address: 504 W. Eisenhower Blvd., #202, Loveland, CO 80537
    Phone: (970) 635-9116 Email: firewom@webaccess.net  Website: http://www.webaccess.net/~firewom/psych.html 
    Fees: $100/session. Some insurance accepted.

    I am a licensed psychologist with 17 years experience serving individuals, couples, and providing group therapy and consultation services to the community. My specialties include working with depression, life transitions, grief and loss, EMDR for trauma, womens issues and serving bisexual, lesbian, gay, and transgendered individuals and their partners and families. I also provide therapy and consultation services assisting individuals dealing with alternative lifestyles, such as polyamory, kink/BDSM, cross-dressing and related issues. I edited the book Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority, have written a number of journal articles and book chapters, and have done presentations and trainings on sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity for a variety of professional and lay audiences. I also own Gender Solutions (www.gendersolutions.com), a consulting firm specializing in creating a winning workplace for transgender employees and their coworkers. In addition, I am available to provide for professional consultation to other therapists serving diverse populations.

  • Karolina Walsh , Body-centered Psychotherapist -
    M.A. Naropa University Transpersonal Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist Colorado NLC.0013657

    Address: 2975 Valmont Rd., Suite 320, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
    Phone: 928-308-1334 Email: karolina.walsh@gmail.com  Website: http://www.karolinawalsh.com 
    Fees: My rate is $130 per hour and i offer a free one-hour consultation. Right now my practice is not open to sliding scale spots.

    I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with a specific leaning towards body-centered trauma work. I am also trained in Applied Existential Psychotherapy which centers on Gestalt work and choice as a vital part of personal work and psychotherapy. I write a blog which I publish on my website that is a good sampling of my work and orientation. I am also queer and genderqueer which is one of the populations I work with. I have bisexual clients and see them needing more resources to embody their sexual identity and enjoy being that for them.

  • Perri Corvino , LCSW, MA, LAC - Trauma and Addictions Therapist, Radiant Psychotherapy, LLC Masters in Social Work, Masters in Womens Studies, State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#9923477), State of Colorado Licensed Addictions Counselor (#437)
    Address: 10233 South Parker Road, Suite 300, Parker, CO 80134 USA
    Phone: 303.859.7630 Fax: 720.398.3263 Email: perri@radiantpsychotherapy.com  Website: http://radiantpsychotherapy.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees.

    As a psychotherapist who has a background in social justice, mental health, substance use, trauma, and harm reduction, I bring a unique perspective to the therapy room. For some, it is refreshing and welcoming and facilitates exploration of the self. For others, this approach is unfamiliar and perhaps even distinctly different from past therapeutic relationships. I work with a variety of adults ranging in age, gender, experience, race, sexuality, spiritual path, relationship structure, and family dynamics.

  • Reed Lindberg , MA, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor - Colorado # 354 Boulder Psychotherapy Institute
    Address: 1140 Lehigh St., Boulder, CO 80305
    Phone: 303 494 0393 Email: reed4321@indra.com  Website: http://www.boulderpsych.com 
    Fees: Contact Reed for more info on fees. Free initial meeting offered.

    Reed Lindberg, M.A., L.P.C., is the Managing Director of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute. He is a therapist with 20 years experience. He refers to his work as Relationship, Sex and Romance Counseling.

    Reed works with people of all sexual orientations, and feels privileged to share in the inner and interpersonal worlds of his clients and to work with them on their personal and relationship issues. He works to restore playfulness and trust to a relationship that may have grown mired in everyday life. His therapy is a mutual exploration of a couples issues and strengths. He does work with both individuals and couples.

    Reed uses an existential perspective supplemented by Gestalt therapy and other approaches. Existential therapy starts from the assumption that we do not have a static self and are free to make significant changes in our lives and in the ways that we relate to each other. It encourages each persons freedom while building relationship. It works with authenticity. Neither freedom nor connectedness are ignored.

    A therapist must be willing to go there with clients if he is to help them extricate themselves from the impact of the past. But he believes that it is the release of creativity and authentic relatedness in the present that is the aim of psychotherapy. Reed offers a free initial meeting to help see if we will work well together.

    Reed also works with language and communication to help change the style of a couples dynamics. Resentments and even anger may tinge a couples interactions - a trusted third party, through observation and coaching, can help modify the words and attitudes that bring frustration to a relationship.

    To understand, respect, and be present to the lived reality of others is one of the great privileges of living in relationship and of being a psychotherapist.

  • Stacy Clark , MA - MA in counseling psychology. Counselor, spiritual guidance in relationships, intimacy & sexuality
    Address: Boulder, Co.
    Phone: 720-317-4244 Email: stacy@templepriestess.com  Website: http://www.templepriestess.com 
    Fees: $100/hour in-person, $60/hour phone. Sliding scale available.

    We create a space for sharing and learning about intimacy, sexuality and relationships. I bring my personal and professional experiences with Tantra, Breathwork, ISP, NLP, orgasm variations, self-pleasuring, BDSM, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered sexuality, polyamory, healing incest, sexual surrogacy and more to our work. Other specialties include inspired life work and specific intuitive techniques. There is room for processes, as well as learning skills and techniques. You help decide how to spend the time. I hold a master's in counseling psychology. 17 years experience.

  • Tara Eastcott , PsyD - Psychotherapist / Psychologist candidate BENT: Psychological Services for Gender & Sexual Minorities
    Address: 1722 14th Street, Suite 130 Boulder, CO 80302
    Phone: 720.236.2821 Email: drt@tarapsyd.com  Website: http://www.tarapsyd.com/2715.html 

    Providing psychological treatment and assessment services to adolescent and adult clients in a serene setting in downtown Boulder. Specialty in working with individuals/couples who identify as gender and/or sexual minorities, either focusing on issues directly relating to gender or sexuality, or more general psychotherapy with an accepting provider. I have additional specialties in treating anxiety disorders (panic, obsessive compulsive, posttraumatic stress disorder/sexual trauma, trichotillomania, skin picking, etc.), as well as eating and body image difficulties.

  • Taryn Carwyn , LPC - Counselor/therapist at The Butterfly Within Counseling Center.
    Address: Northglenn location: 2002 W 120th ave #2, Northglenn CO 80234. Brighton location: 605 South Kuner Rd #207, Brighton, CO 80601
    Phone: 720-304-5570 Email: Taryn@thebutterflywithin.com  Website: http://www.thebutterflywithin.com 
    Fees: My fees range from $70-120 and I also offer sliding scale and a free initial consultation.

    I specialize in working with Bisexual, GLBTQ, Polyamory, alternative sexualities, sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma and spirituality. I work with all forms of self expression including but not limited to bisexual, polyamory, kink, mixed relationships, BDSM and more. I have a great deal of experience in the above areas including leading anti-oppression trainings. I offer individual, relationship and group counseling.

  • District of Columbia
  • Michael Giordano , LICSW - Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker - MSW, LICSW - Licensed in Washington,DC - LC3000893
    Address: 1633 Q Street NW, Suite 210 Washington, DC 20009
    Phone: 202-460-6384 Email:
    Mike.Giordano.MSW@gmail.com  Website: http://www.whatihearyousaying.com 
    Fees: See below

    I provide compassionate and affirming psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I have special expertise working with folk who are bisexual, lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer. I identify as a gay man myself, am sex-positive, and non-judgemental about the diverse ways we express our love and desires. I have been working and volunteering in the DC community since 1996.

    I strive to create a space where you can feel safe speaking of any concern or thought. I won’t judge you, think that you’re crazy nor immoral. Together we find ways to enhance your creative thinking, express authentic emotions, and make effective actions. We explore your life and the ways you feel you can change.

    While I am not with any insurance companies, my services may be reimbursable through your plans out-of-network benefits. I have limited availability for negotiated fees. Feel free to call for a phone consultation at no charge.

  • Florida
  • Aimee Beardslee, LMHC, EdS, MS - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist, & Gender Specialist
    Rainbow Counseling
    EdS and MS in Mental Health Counseling, completion of multiple trainings for LGBTQ+ and poly affirming therapy, completion of Gottman Level 1 training, licensed in Florida, MH13919

    Address: 4244 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
    Phone: 727-314-1864 Email:
    aimee@rainbowcounselingtampabay.com  Website: http://www.rainbowcounselingtampabay.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information


    -Couples Counseling for same sex/same gender couples

    -Individual Counseling for LGBTQIAP+ clients

    -Couples/Relationship Counseling for clients with diverse sexual orientations and/or gender identities, including mixed orientation relationships (partners having differing sexual orientations, for example: lesbian/gay & bi, or straight & bi)

    -Counseling for those in cis/trans relationships and those in a relationship in which one or more partners are transgender, gender diverse, genderqueer, and/or nonbinary (and who may need help navigating one or both partners' transitions and potential impacts on the relationship)

    -Counseling for those in poly/open/CNM (consensually non-monogamous) relationships or those who are considering opening up their relationship and need a safe, confidential space to explore this

    -Individual and couples/relationship counseling for clients who are transgender, gender diverse, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and/or non-binary

    -Gender Affirming Therapy for transgender/gender nonconforming clients, including providing gender identity exploration support and assessments/referrals for gender affirming hormone therapy and surgeries (including for those who are nonbinary/gender nonconforming/genderqueer)

    -I am also kink/BDSM affirming!

    Serving clients age 18+

    Private pay only but can submit superbill if client wishes to seek reimbursement

  • Christine Manenkoff , Mental Health Counseling (Int) -
    Completing master's degree in clinical mental health counseling through Walden University, will finish in November and then be eligible to become registered. My supervisor is Marcie Cramer, License #MH0002729 LMHC

    Address: 1908 Howell Branch Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792
    Phone: 407-657-8555 ext. 2 Email: Christine@CenterfortheHealingArts.com   Website: http://centerforthehealingarts.com/ 
    Fees: We offer a sliding scale based on income. I do not accept insurance at this time.

    My approach varies by client while dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, spiritual abuse, substance abuse, or trauma. I focus on working with caretakers at risk for burnout or secondary traumatization, suicide loss survivors, and LGBTQ youth and their parents. I speak only English and work with ages 12 through adult.

  • Elizabeth (Libi) Huey , M.S. - Licensed Mental Health Counselor - FL License #MH 3120
    Address: 1131 New Parkview Pl.   West Palm Beach, Fl 33417
    Phone: 561-684-5805 Fax: 561-684-5805 Email: Pielady1@aol.com 
    Fees: $60 - $125 / hour (negotiable according to ability to pay), UBH provider

    I work primarily with adults. I have experience working with members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM (also listed in KAP), and HIV+ communities. I deal with relationship issues, alcohol and drug addiction, anger management, HIV/AIDS, depression, anxiety, etc. I also do in-home therapy in Palm Beach County when transportation is a problem. Evening hours only.

  • Georgia
  • Anna Baxter , MA - Master of Arts in Community Counseling, pursuing LAPC licensure under supervision of Tom Query, LPC at Wellspring Counseling Center
    Address: 700 Old Roswell Pkwy Suite 300, Roswell, GA, 30076, United States
    Phone: 678-446-8653 Email:
    ABaxterGA@gmail.com  Website: http://www.WellspringLife.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale $50-$100 (new clients receive 50% off first session), accept Aetna insurance.

    I am passionate about providing a safe space for individuals, couples, poly units, and families to find their innate potential and achieve their dreams, regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or love-style. I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory to help you dissipate painful emotions and partner with you to create your happy, fulfilling life. I am naturally empathic and have a warm, friendly disposition. I truly believe that we all have the power to change the world with our passion, dreams, and smiling faces.

  • John R. Ballew , M.S. - Licensed Professional Counselor - GA License # 577
    Address: Midtown Atlanta, Georgia
    Phone: 404-874-8536 Email: jballew@mindspring.com  Website: http://www.bodymindsoul.org 
    Fees: Sliding scale, $50-110, based on ability to pay. I do not accept insurance as payment, although I can provide a statement for reimbursement.

    I'm a bisexual-affirmative, openly gay licensed psychotherapist practicing in the Midtown Atlanta area. I've been in private practice since 1987 and offer nonjudgmental, empathic counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and people in alternative family structures. My practice is limited to adult men and women. I've worked extensively with HIV+ men, and I'm kink/BDSM and transgender friendly. Other specialties include work around intimacy and relationships, sexuality, management of depression, coming out and spirituality. I am an instructor for the Body Electric School (www.bodyelectric.org), offering workshops throughout North America. I write regularly for David Magazine in Atlanta and for Circuit Noize about topics related to mental health, sexuality and intimacy.

  • Steven Mathis , PsyD - GA Licensed Psychologist # 1598;   Addictionologist, with certifications of: A.A.P.T.A., M.A.C., I.C.A.D.C., C.C.A.D.C., C.R.A.T., C.C.S., C.S.P., C.G.P., B.C.F.E., B.C.F.M., D.A.B.P.P., F.A.C.F.E., C.C.J.S., C.R.S.T., F.P.P.R., F.A.C.A.P.P.
    Address: Address #1: 555 Sun Valley Dr.   Suite M-1   Roswell, GA 30076   Address #2: 300 West Wieuca Rd, NE, Suite 200   Atlanta, GA 30342
    Phone: 770-645-1800, Ext 11 or 404-255-7929 Email: StephenM41@aol.com 
    Fees: See below

    The populations that I see are adolescents (my primary population), young adults (my co-primary population), and middle-aged adults. In addition to psychological therapy (individual, couples, and group), I also perform psychological testing, educational evaluations, and forensic assessments and court testimony for these populations. Typical therapeutic issues include ADHD, LD, substance abuse/dependency, acting-out disorders, sport-related issues, gang and "cult" involvement, alternative religious expressions, alternative lifestyle issues (including the BDSM, gay, lesbian, and bisexual arenas), forensic matters, trauma survivors, and interpersonal difficulties. I am on several professional boards and the editor of the newsletter (Against the Grain) for the ICRC of Georgia and consult with other professionals and paraprofessionals on a myriad of issues within my areas of expertise.

    My fees are $125.00 per hour for all services in-office and $187.50 for services performed out of the office from portal to portal. Forensic services are $200.00 per hour for in-office visits and $300.00 per hour for all out of office services portal to portal. I do not do sliding scales and am not on any managed care panels (by choice).

  • Hawaii
  • Ed Jor-El Elkin , PhD - MA in Psychology,1957, Ohio State University, PhD in Psychology, 1961, Tufts.
    Address: 3318 Keha Drive, Kihei, HI 96753
    Phone: 808-879-1103 Email:
    edelkin@aol.com  Website: http://globalvisions.org/cl/elkin 
    Fees: Indivduals: Usually $100/1 hr. session with sliding scales up to %50 off. Groups: Usually $20/ 1 hr session with sliding scale up to %50 off.

    I am a Spiritual Gestalt and Expressive Arts psychotherapist. I speak and write French and English. I serve all age groups, but mostly adults (21-70) dealing with issues of self-esteem, confidence, anger management, addictions, sexual dysfunction, and communication. I serve all populations, that are Normal Neurotics, regardless of age, sex, sexual preference. While my practice does not emphasize bisexual concerns, I always welcome and have particular sensitivity to bisexual issues, along with issues of monogamy, fidelity and polyamory.

    I am a founding member of Gestalt Institute of Washington, D.C. I have organized numerous workshops in Transpersonal Gestalt & Expressive Arts Psychotherapies. I have also organized several workshops with theme: Gay, Straight or Otherwise.

  • Sasha (PhD) and Janet Kira Lessin - Relationship Counselors - School of Counseling, School of Tantra. Certified: Holotropic Breathwork, Jungian Pastlife, Hypnotherapy, Viniyoga; Voice Dialogue, Gestalt facilitator
    Address: 1371 Malaihi Rd.   Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, 96793
    Phone: 808 244-4103 Email: alessin@aloha.net  planetsexy@aol.com  Website: http://www.schooloftantra.com   
    Fees: $150 an hour; workshops, $100 a day

    Dr. Sasha and Janet Kira Lessin are bisexual counselors specializing in relationship facilitation, tantra and deep inner exploration using the tools of Voice Dialogue, psychosynthesis, tantra, existential life review, gestalt psychology, hypnosis, jouneywork, childhood and pastlife regression, Holotropic Breathwork and yoga. The Lessins run a tantra certification program and provide regular trainings in polyamorous living in their bisexual, tantric, live-in community in Hawaii. They educate and facilitate nontraditional relations and are major contributors to the polyamory movement and are media spokespeople for relationship choice. Janet and Sasha's publications, most of which appear in Loving More Magazine, include Bisexuality is a Touchy Subject, The Perils and Pearls of Polyamory, Goddess Gifts Goddess, Get More with Four, and a book, The Polytantra Puja: Sacred Sexuality for Polyamorous Lovers.

  • Idaho
  • Steven I Lanzet , LMFT, LCPC - Boise Counseling Center
    Idaho Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT-2634
    Idaho Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor LCPC-243

    Address: 988 South Longmont – Suite 101, Boise, Idaho 83706
    Phone: 208.908.0500 Fax: 208.908.0580 Email:
    slanzet@mac.com  Website: http://www.stevenlanzet.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees - thanks!

    Steven I. Lanzet is a Counselor and Consultant with over 30 years experience working in the counseling, consulting, and addiction treatment field. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor, and Level 2 EMDR Practitioner. He has worked in the private, corporate, government, non-profit, and small business worlds in both the United States and overseas. He was an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and held various positions in counseling, teaching, and administration with The College of Idaho, Boise State University, and the State of Idaho.

    He is the Founder of Boise Counseling Center where there are counselors who are all sex-positive and counsel with GLBTQA individuals. He developed innovative and successful treatment and consultation programs for impaired professionals including C-suite business executives, attorneys, pilots, physicians, dentists, and allied health care providers. He also worked and consulted with hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and corporations throughout the Western United States and overseas assisting with organizational and human resource challenges.

    Steven works with a wide range of sexual issues including problem sex behaviors, GLBTQA issues, polyamory, kink, second life sexuality, and more in a sex-positive, non-judgemental way.

    Steven was the Director of the Aftercare Program for Impaired Physicians and other health care professionals in association with the Idaho Medical Association. He was the Clinical Director of two Addiction and Mental Health treatment centers which he helped open in England.

    Steven believes that counseling is first and foremost a relationship and he strives to create a helpful and healing dialogue from the beginning.

  • Illinois
  • Aaron Karmin , Psychotherapist -
    LCPC in IL #180006195

    Address: Urban Balance, 180 N. Michigan Ave #410, Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 888-726-7170 ext 556 Email:
    akarmin@urbanbalance.com  Website: http://www.urbanbalance.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am an active therapist in that I ask questions and offer consistent feedback to guide the session's focus. I utilize an integrative style - applying a variety of approaches to best meet the needs of each client/couple and their concerns. It is my belief that the counseling process is one in which all parties are actively involved. I recognize the need for flexibility and creativity to address the mind and body. My approach focuses identifying physical cues, recognizing thoughts, considering consequences, implementing solutions, choosing behaviors, and promoting expression. I am a certified clinical hypnotherapist, who holds an advanced certification in stress management and author of "The Anger Management Workbook for Men". I believe that therapy is a proven, effective way to help people overcome emotional problems. I find satisfaction in being able to guide clients on their journey as they navigate obstacles and endure struggle, only to come out healthier and more confident. All humans struggle with their feelings and its a sign of strength and intelligence to know when to seek support. Any professional who has useful skills and the right tools, is an asset, not a liability. I am an in-network provider with BCBS and provide individual/relationship counseling that specializes in: Intimacy (Physical & Emotional), Identity & Sexuality (Bi, Poly, Trans, Kink), Anger Management, Depression and Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Work and Career Issues, Stress Management.

  • Alan Irgang , LCSW - Illinois license 149-008000
    Address: 3342 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60618
    Phone: 773-248-1675 Email: ajirgang@earthlink.net  Website: http://www.alanirgang.com 
    Fees: My fees are $110 for individuals and $125 for couples and families. Although I am not on any insurance panels, in most cases out-of-network insurance benefits may apply.

    I have been in private practice since 1998. I am on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Loyola University of Chicago where I teach courses on human sexuality. In my practice, I offer counseling for a broad range of life issues for individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have extensive training and experience in human sexuality, pre-marital counseling, relationship conflicts, parenting challenges, domestic violence, sexual abuse, living with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, phobias, substance and alcohol abuse, sexual addiction and other compulsive behaviors, sexual orientation, gender identification, chronic mental illness, and sex offending behaviors. I also provide career and job search coaching. My services are available to both English and Spanish speaking clients. Conditions I am qualified to treat include: Depression, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, sexual and other compulsive behaviors, low self-esteem, HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, domestic violence, sexual orientation issues, transgender issues, sexual trauma, sexual offending behaviors, chronic mental illness, and career issues.

  • Amy Steinhauer , LCSW, CST - Evanston Relational Psychotherapy LLC
    Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license 149-007533)
    Certified Sex Therapist (CST through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
    Relational Psychotherapy

    Address: 800 Custer Avenue, Suite 5, Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: 847-425-1500 x1 Email: amy@evanstonrelationalpsychotherapy.com  Website: http://www.evanstonrelationalpsychotherapy.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees - thanks!

    Specialist care in the areas of couple and relationship therapy, sex therapy, trauma therapy, and sex therapy for abuse survivors. Bisexual-affirming.

  • Jim Cosenza , LCSW, CADC - Clinical Social Worker, License #149.011466
    Address: 4753 N. Broadway, Suite 608, Chicago, IL 60640

    Phone: 773-633-6643 Email: jim@jimcosenza.com  Website: http://www.jimcosenza.com 
    Fees: Please call to discuss

    Jim Cosenza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a psychotherapy practice in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Providing services for bi clients, their spouses, partners, and family members. Additional specialties and areas of expertise include substance use, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, health and wellness, grief and loss, and relationships (LGBTQ Identity, Poly, leather, kink, and blended families.

  • L. Dale Richesin , M.A., D.Mn., CMADC - Professional Couples Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and Pastor
    Address: 6301 N. Wayne, Apt. 1, Chicago, IL 60660
    Phone: 773-338-1073, 773-460-8910 pager Email: lriche1@uic.edu 
    Fees: $25 to $100 per session; initial consultation is free

    I am a professional drug and alcohol counselor with a speciality with bisexual families, gays, and lesbians, and HIV positive individuals. I primarily work with couples. I also organize short term groups. My fee for private practice counseling with couples starts with a free consultation, and costs $25 to $100 per hour per couple, sliding scale per session.

    I am the author of two books, The Challenge of Liberation Theology, edited with Brian Mahan (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1981), and Interpreting Disciples, edited with Larry D. Bouchard (Ft. Worth: TCU Press, 1987) and about 30 articles on religion and theology.

  • Sheldon M. Lewin , LCSW, MBA - License # 149-007897 ILLINOIS
    Address: 1514 W. North Shore #D1, Chicago, IL 60626
    Phone: (773) 968-1960 Fax: (773) 856-5168 Email: slewin@bi-men-therapy.com  Website: http://www.bi-men-therapy.com 
    Fees: See website for more info about fees.

    Jennifer Isham, MA, NCC, LCPC, CS is a certified sexologist and licensed therapist who uses a psycho-spiritual approach to therapy. Sheldon Lewin LCSW, MBA a licensed clinical social worker specializing in bisexuality. Together they have combined there knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide a model of therapy for working with bisexual clients, their spouses and partners which effectively acknowledges multiple points of input. Using collaborative therapy they combine the logic of masculine energy with the intuitive wisdom of female energy to help individuals and couples discover, explore and learn to accept themselves and their relationships.

    Typically this type of therapy will benefit individuals and couples seeking to understand and accept the larger purpose for their relationships, sexual curiosities, desires, needs, and wants. Jennifer and Sheldon use a psycho-spiritual and clinical approach to working with people that is empathic and supportive yet provocatively challenging. They are known for helping move people beyond their comfort zones, look at their lives in different contexts, and transition through challenges into awareness, change, and growth. They are passionate advocates of helping people discover and give life to their unique and personal voices. Through collaborative therapy they help people in the following areas:

    . Explore the masculine and female energy within themselves
    · Develop comfort with their sexuality and increase sexual pleasure
    · Develop communication skills to express authenticity and foster healthy sexuality
    · Understand the challenges and strengths of sexual awareness
    · Learn to embrace and celebrate sex and sexuality
    · Sexual addiction (compulsivity)

    · Work through life transitions (marriage, midlife, divorce, custody, remarriage, lifestyle changes)
    · Deception, betrayal and issues around infidelity
    · Managing feelings of anger, fear, shock, despair, and devastation
    · Damaged self esteem and sexual rejection
    · Coping with shame and secrecy
    · Difficulty accepting your spouse or partners sexuality
    · Fears of having been exposed to sexually transmitted diseases or AIDS

    · Discover bisexuality as a powerful metaphor for the spiritual self and can bring awareness to other areas of duality in your life
    · Explore bisexuality or being bi-curious. Am I on a journey from bi-curious to bisexual? Am I on a journey of exploring bisexuality and then accepting or rejecting it?
    · Explore the differences of being ashamed of being bisexual versus the shame our present society places on those living a bisexual lifestyle

    Our offices are located in Rogers Park and Lakeview with easy access by car or public transportation. Refer to www.bi-men-therapy.com for a detailed description of services /benefits, practice guidelines, fees, privacy/confidentiality notification, and our biographies.

  • Indiana
  • Michele O-Mara , LCSW #34003162A (IN) -
    Address: 650 N. Girls School Rd. Suite E-60, Indianapolis, IN 46214
    Phone: 317.209.1261 Fax: 317.273.8361 Email:
    omaram@aol.com  Website: http://www.omaracounseling.com 
    Fees: See my website for fee information.

    Michele O-Mara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana. She earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Indiana University and has been a practicing therapist since graduating in 1992. Michele has various credentials which enhance her education and qualifications for counseling. These include: ACRPS (Accredited Relapse Prevention Specialist); ABS (Academy of Bereavement Professionals), ACSW (Accredited Clinical Social Worker). In addition to this, Michele is also a member of the Harry Benjamin Association for gender issues. Since 1994 Michele has focused primarily on the needs of oppressed, diverse, and highly-stigmatized populations, such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.

  • Kansas
  • Bruce H. Johnson MS LCP , Therapist -
    Private Practice x27 years. KS Lic 225, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist; Master of Science, Psychology, Avial University, 1992; BA Psychology University of Kansas

    Address: 501 N 20th Street Leavenworth, KS 66048 USA
    Phone: 913-361-6723 Email:
    BetterTogether913@gmail.com  Website: http://www.bettertogether913.com/ 
    Fees: $75

    I am an openly biseual mental health profofessional who specializes in working with sexual identity and orientation issues as well as couples in non-traditional marriages and relationships. Every couple is unique and has the potential to grow stronger and more passionate than you could have ever imagined. Don't let myths and stigma bias who you can become.

    Other areas of expertise include working with couples recovering from breaches of trust, processing discovery/disclosure in mixed orientation relationships, alternative lifestyles, sexuality and intimacy. LGBTQ+ and Kink Ally.

  • Massachusetts
  • Alan Turin , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - MA License # 1975
    Address: (North of Boston)   145 Maple St.   Methuen, MA 01844
    Phone: 978-258-3474 Email:
    aturin@aol.com  Website: http://www.dralanturin.com 
    Fees: $100.00

    Caring, compassionate, skilled, professional, kink-aware help for individuals (adult) and couples. Licensed in Massachusetts for 20+ years. I'm non-judgmental, respectful and supportive. I succeed when you feel good about our work and the self-growth and comfortable options that emerge from it. I am listed in the Kink Aware and Poly Friendly Professionals directories, and I am the Past president of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis as well as the Past president and cofounder of the Biofeedback Society of Massachusetts.

  • Bet MacArthur , MSW, LICSW #100193 (MA) - Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.
    Address: 14 Pleasant Street Cambridge MA 02139
    Phone: 617 499 9490 x2 Fax: call for fax number
    Fees: $95 for individual therapy or consultation, $105 for couples work, $125 for first two meetings for gender evaluations; then regular fees apply to subsequent meetings.

    Clinical Social Worker; personal and corporate coach with Arena Group Coaching & Consulting; consultant; producer of the longest-running and largest psychology-in-film series in the nation, http://www.psychologygoestothemovies.org, and teacher of film and pop culture theory. Also, disability activist, currently Chair of the City of Cambridge Commission for People with Disabilities.

    As a therapist, I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy to people of all ages, cultures and nationalities; of all gender and sexual expressions; and to people with disabilities of any kind. My current case load includes Asian, African-American, and West Indian clients as well as European and Celtic descendants; and includes bi and gay men, lesbians and bi women, poly individuals and couples, cross-dressers and those in the BDSM D/S scene (see below) I work in English. I understand West Indian. My secondary office is fully accessible, but I do not have ASL or TTY. I will work with any level of trouble or "mental illness," including people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, psychotic illnesses, Aspergers (autism), epilepsy, etc. I also provide consultation of all kinds in psychiatry and therapy issues, second opinions, diagnostic aid, etc. I work as covering senior clinician for many Cambridge therapists when they are away. Some special areas of experience include: ADD & ADHD; Evaluating and supporting people (including children and adolescents) with gender concerns, cross-dressing, and those seeking complete gender realignment or correction (I am an approved provider in this speciality). I work with artists, actors, performers, writers, poets, and other creatives. I do pre-marital counseling upon request for couples with differences in race, class or culture; or for couples in which one partner has a significant disability.

    As a coach, I work with *anyone who has a goal* they are determined and committed to achieve. I coach physicians; I coach for ICI, a program for women with disabilities seeking employment or career development; I coach novelists, screenwriters, contruction workers, nurses, etc. The Arena Method® is used by coaches in my firm and has proven very dynamic -- it teaches clients *how to want something* in the way that ensures getting it. Fees for coaching are structured differently from most professional fees, but are roughly similar to therapy costs overall. Clients contract initially for 90 days, usually including one 30-minute phone meeting per week (clients may be in any part of the world) and weekly structured tasks. Different service packages provide additional supports according to each plan. For the client, coaching requires guts and is a more strenuous course than being in therapy; it also works faster to structure current goals.

    Vitae of publications available upon request.

  • Charles Strauss , LICSW - MSW, LICSW (Mass. #114129)
    Address: 175 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144 (6 minute walk from Porter Square and Davis Square on the Red Line)
    Phone: 857-523-8268 Email: Charles@CharlesStrauss.com  Website: http://www.CharlesStrauss.com 
    Fees: Fees: Free initial consultation for those without insurance. Sliding scale fee of $80-$120 per session thereafter. Additionally, I accept most forms of Blue Cross Blue Shield, including HMO Blue.

    Folks who identify as bisexual or bi-curious have distinctive concerns. While not every client will have a need to discuss their orientation, every client deserves a therapist who is completely accepting and affirmative of their orientation and gender expresssion.

    I have facilitated adult bisexual and bi-curious mens groups at Fenway Community Health in Boston for the last 7 years. Groups have included college students to older folks and have addressed a broad range of subjects, including Getting Past Stereotypes, Monogamy and Polyamory, Bisexuality and Desire Coming Out, Safer Sex, Queer Sexuality, and Bisexuality in the Workplace. Check out the groups website at the Fenway Community Health - Bisexual Health page

    I have presented educational workshops on bisexuality for therapists through the National Association of Social Workers. As a previous member of the Massachusetts statewide LGBT Liaison Committee to the Department of Children and Families, I continually advocated for the inclusion of bisexual families’ concerns. Through my initiative, the agency began marching in the Boston Youth Pride parade each May, visibly demonstrating support for the spectrum of LGBT youth.

    The Bisexual Resource Center awarded me their Unsung Hero Award in 2011. I have presented educational workshops on bisexuality for therapists through the National Association of Social Workers. As a previous member of the Massachusetts statewide LGBT Liaison Committee to the Department of Children and Families, I continually advocated for the inclusion of bisexual families concerns. Through my initiative, the agency began marching in the Boston Youth Pride parade each May, visibly demonstrating support for the spectrum of LGBT youth.

    In addition to my work with adults, I work with kids, teens, and young adults, including gender-variant and trans youth. I have worked with youth with mental health concerns for over ten years, both 1-on-1 and with family members in the room. Areas of experience include a broad range of mental health, social, educational, and familial stresses, as well as parent consultation. I have supported numerous families seeking special education supports both within and beyond their public school district.

  • David B. Truslow , LCSW, Mass. Lic.# 205211 - Family and Individual psychotherapy and consultation. Associated Family Counselors, Inc.
    Address: 1 Pershing Avenue - Suite 2, Beverly, Ma. 01915
    Email: Davesinbad@aol.com 
    Fees: $90/hr. Negotiated sliding scale. Do not contract with 3rd party payers.

    Psychotherapist in private practice since 1970 specializing in family therapy, marital and relationships, adolescents and adults, and consulting to independent schools and family businesses. Special interest and experience in alternative life styles.

  • Emily Page , PsyD - Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor # 3327. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Shamanic Journeywork and Energy Practitioner.
    Address: P.O. Box 1304, Arlington, MA, 02474. USA
    Phone: 781-641-3980 Email: em@emilypage.com  Website: http://www.emilypage.com 
    Fees: $100

    I am a bisexual psychologist and energy/journeywork practitioner. I have 26 years of experience doing psychotherapy with English-speaking clients of all sexual and gender orientations in the Boston Area. I work with individuals, families and both monogamous and polyamorous relationships. In terms of age, I see folks in their teens all the way through some courageous women and men in their elder years.

    My training includes expressive and creative versions of psychotherapy as well as traditional “talk therapy” and I enjoy doing both. In fact, I just enjoy and am grateful each client I see. After 26 years, I am still awed by my clients’ wisdom, courage, and resiliency and honored to help with healing or personal growth. I have particular interest in LGBT issues, recovery from addictions, including co-dependency and eating disorders, and trauma. I also assist clients with depression, anxiety, grieving, life transitions, and career issues. I also work with those who want to include their religious or spiritual perspective in their psychotherapy.

    I did the first research on bisexual women’s and men’s experiences of mental health services and do presentations on this and other topics having to do with “bi” issues in the Boston Area and at National and International Conferences on Bisexuality. An article presenting my research will be in the upcoming Journal of Bisexuality to be published early in 2004. I am Co-Chair of the Committee on Bisexual Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of LGB Issues).

    My fee: $100. I can slide lower in some cases of need. I am not currently on insurance panels, but that should change during 2004. Some insurance plans will partially reimburse members for sessions with non-network providers and I am happy to work with clients to facilitate insurer co-payments when that is the case.

  • Hollis Herman, DPT PT OCS WCS BCB-PMD IF AASECT PRPC - HealthyWomen HealthyMen LLC
    Address: 675 Mass Ave. Suite 5, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617-576-3204 Fax: 617-497-1565 Website: http://hollyherman.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I fully support the LGBTQ….. community in my belief that sexuality is a human right. The expectation that all people have positive experiences should be supported and promoted by all regardless of orientation and age. I am currently the only physical therapist in the world who is certified by American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT ) as a Sexual Counselor. It is a unique combination of skills in that I am licensed to work in the physical, anatomic, physiologic and psychologic realms with the goals of improved function. I am one of 7 physical therapists in the world certified as a Female Sexuality Counselor and ISSWSH Fellow by the (International Society for the Study of Female Sexual Health). I have been a physical therapist for 41 years, with Board certification in Orthopedics, Women and Men's Health, Biofeedback, and Pelvic Therapy Practitioner. It is my passion to educate as many medical providers to ask, listen, validate and help all people seeking their assistance to improve their function as sexual beings however that is expressed. I have a full time private practice in Cambridge, MA seeing patients/couples and teach internationally to other physical therapists and medical providers. I have authored numerous chapters, articles and developed a validated tool for female function in activities of daily living with vulvodynia. My male and female patient population includes those with urologic, gynecologic, obstetric, reproductive, sexual, colorectal, gastrointestinal and orthopedic issues throughout the life span.

  • Jean Rossner , LMHC -
    Psychotherapist/Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    MA in Counseling Psychology; LMHC license number 8038

    Address: 1452 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122 - Suffolk County
    Phone: 617-520-4557 Email: jean@rossner-lmhc.com  Website: http://www.rossner-lmhc.com 
    Fees: Please see below for fee information

    I offer trauma-informed therapy from an integrative perspective, using theories and techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and client-centered therapy, with Internal Family Systems providing the framework. My trauma-focused training also includes EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Expressive Arts modalities, and I have experience in supporting addiction recovery through both AA/12-Step and SMART models.

    At present I am only accepting self-pay clients, $120/individual and $150/couples session; sliding-scale fees may be available on a case-by-case basis.

  • Linda Marks , MSM - Body-centered Psychotherapist (with a heart-centered, psychospiritual orientation).
    Also a Writer and Workshop Leader/Speaker

    Address: 3 Central Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 USA
    Phone: (617)965-7846 Email: LSMHEART@aol.com  Website: www.healingheartpower.com 
    Fees: Contact me for more information.

    I have practiced heart-centered, body-centered, psychospiritual therapy for nearly two decades in the Boston Area. I founded the Institute for Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy in 1990. My interests include trauma work, integrating sexuality and spirituality, mentoring the soul's journey and creating healing community. I have worked with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people for most all of my years in practice, as well as members of various sexual subcultures. I am the founder of the Boston Area Sexuality and Spirituality Network, a staff writer for Spirituality and Sexuality magazine, and author of LIVING WITH VISION: RECLAIMING THE POWER OF THE HEART (Knowledge Systems, 1989) and HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENDERS (Forthcoming). I have led workshops nationally and internationally and public speak on a wide variety of subjects including gender and identity, gender reconciliation, heart-centered healing and social evolution.

    My Degrees: I hold a Master's Degree in Organization Development from the Sloan School, MIT. I studied Psychobiology at Yale in the late 70's, prior to the availability of body psychotherapy training in any university setting. I have been a pioneer in the field of somatic psychology, helping found the first state professional association in Massachusetts in 1989, helping found the Somatics Community within the Association for Humanistic Psychology while serving on the AHP Board, and through establishing a 3 year apprenticeship training program in Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP)--the method I developed and have practiced since 1985. My school certified body-centered psychotherapists who completed the 1000+ hour program.

  • Monique Noelle , PhD - Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Psychologist, #8212
    Address: 1130 Massachusetts Ave., Third Floor (in Harvard Square), Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
    Phone: (617) 388-9985
    Fees: $125 per session; sliding scale may be available

    I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Fenway Community Health, a health center that serves primarily the BGLT community, and I remain affiliated with both. I offer individual psychotherapy to adults of all ages, and my specialty area is with Bisexual individuals, Transgender and Gender Variant individuals, and Gay and Lesbian individuals. Other specialties include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, mindfulness-based therapies, and trauma. My past research has addressed anti-BGL hate-crime victimization, and I have taught and made professional presentations concerning that topic, as well as the commonalities between the Bisexual and Transgender movements. My standard fee is $125 per session. I am a pending provider for BC/BS and other private insurance companies, and may be able to offer a sliding scale depending on availability. My private practice is located in Harvard Square, quite accessible by subway and bus. Currently my hours are Thursday afternoons only.

  • Paula Bailey , Ed.M. - Harvard University; EFT-CC - Emotional Freedom Technique Certification; Reiki Master;
    Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists member

    Address: 594 Marrett Rd., Suite 14, Lexington, MA 01833
    Phone: 978 - 857 - 5187 Email: PALUA@aol.com  Website: http://www.PaulaBailey.com 

    I provide individual, couples and group psychotherapy, consultation, and Life Coaching. I have been in private practice since 1989. I am a holistic psychotherapist using energy therapies; EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), mind/body/spirit connection, imaginal therapy, Breathwork, expressive therapies and integrative bodywork. My integrative approach to treatment utilizes a wide variety of tools an techniques to bring the most effective therapy to each clients specific needs. I have specialized in working with anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, weight and body issues, PTSD, addictions, trauma, alternative lifestyles, transgender, sexual orientations and sexuality. As a bisexual individual I bring personal understanding of these issues. Current ongoing groups for weight & body image using EFT. Monthly Breathwork workshops. Life coaching is about targeting the goal, plan the steps, eliminate inner sabotage, and celebrate achievement!

  • Minnesota
  • Ashley Sovereign , Psychologist - License LP4805
    Address: 901 ½ Mainstreet, Suite F, Hopkins, MN 55343
    Phone: 612-245-8745 Email:
    Fees: My fee is currently $120 per session, and I am an out-of-network provider. I may be able to slide fees for clients unable to pay full fee.

    I am a psychologist licensed to practice in Minnesota with over 20 years of experience providing individual and group counseling to a diverse range of adults and adolescents. I hold a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and have specialized in working with people in nontraditional relationships, young adults, GLBT populations, and developing clinicians.

    My approach to psychotherapy is informed by my research on master therapists and is fundamentally collaborative and existential. I incorporate a variety of treatment methods as appropriate, including cognitive-behavioral, process-experiential, and solution-focused strategies. I am involved in the training of doctoral-level psychologists and provide clinical supervision and consultation for graduate students and post-doctoral clinicians.

    Areas of competency include: Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Anger, Sexuality Issues, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Pregnancy-Related Concerns, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting Concerns, Stress Management, Career Challenges, Life Transitions, Personality Issues, Substance Abuse, Trauma

    Publications include:

    Jennings, L., Sovereign, A., Renninger, S., Skovholt, T. M., Goh, M., Lakhan, S., & Hessel, H. (in press). Bringing it all together: A qualitative meta-analysis of seven master therapists studies from around the world. In Jennings, L. & Skovholt, T. M., (Eds.). (in press). Expertise in counseling and psychotherapy: Master therapist studies from around the world. Oxford: University Press.

    Jennings, L., DRozario, V., Goh, M., *Sovereign, A*., Brogger, M., & Skovholt, T. (2008). *Psychotherapy expertise in Singapore: A qualitative investigation.* Psychotherapy Research, 18, 5.

    Jennings, L., *Sovereign, A.,* Bottorff, N., Mussell, M., & Vye, C. (2005).*Nine ethical values of master therapists. * Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 27, 1.

    Jennings, L., *Sovereign, A*., Bottorff, N., Mussell, M. (2004).* The ethical values of master therapists.* In T. R. Skovholt, & L. L. Jennings (Eds.), Expertise in psychotherapy: Lessons from the masters. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Patrick RichardsFink , MS - Mental Health Practitioner
    Pre-license professional under supervision of MN BBHT approved supervisor Mary Tacker Ph.D LADC LMFT, LMFT Lic. Number 1490

    Address: Prism Mental Health LLC, 14 7th Ave N Suite 107, Saint Cloud MN 56303
    Phone: 320-217-9964 Email: info@prismmentalhealth 
    Fees: Private pay sliding scale

    I believe that all people have common experiences to share, cultural differences to celebrate, and unique experiences that can be understood through these similarities and differences. I practice existential/humanist therapy, which tailors therapy to individuals and uses a variety of techniques to help people heal themselves through the therapeutic relationship. I work with adults (18 and up). I work with individuals, same- and mixed-orientation couples, and people in other relationship structures. I am an activist in the bisexual community and a board member of BiNet USA.

    Mission Statement: To create a warm and accepting therapeutic space where people have the freedom and safety to express all facets of their authentic selves and explore the challenges of existence.

  • Scott Bartell , MSW/LICSW/ACSW/DCSW - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (MN License#00582)
    Address: 3204-18th Ave. So., Ste.#5, Mpls, MN 55407
    Phone: 612-722-7877 Email: scottbartellsw@earthlink.net 
    Fees: My standard fee is $120 and $140 for intake sessions. I take most insurances.

    I am an "out" bisexual/transgendered therapist with 30 years experience. I serve GLBTQA and straight/undeclared clients using Ericksonian Utilization (Hypnotherapy), EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral and Gestalt approaches; specialties are sexual orientation , gender identity, sexual dysfunction and sexual abuse.

    I am a member of HBIGDA and ISNA and have been a consultant to the Program in Human Sexuality for many years. I am friendly to the polyamorous, kink, pagan and other minority communities. I have worked in many hospitals and clinics, facilitated the Bisexual Forum and other support/discussion groups here and in California. I am also Coordinator for Training and Consultation at Walk-In Counseling Center (my complete curriculum vitae is available at their website listed above) where I provide supervision and consultation to other professionals and organizations.

    I was the recipient in 1999 of the AIB Globe Awared for Outstanding Service to the BiWorld Community, presented by Fritz Klein MD.

  • Missouri
  • Arin Williams, MA, LMFT , Licensed Marital and Family Th -
    Renewed Mental Health, LLC
    Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO; LMFT in MO, license #2020027674

    Address: 719 S. Main St., Joplin, MO 64801, USA
    Phone: 417-626-0212 Email:
    amwilliams@renewedmentalhealth.com  Website: http://www.renewedmentalhealth.com/ 
    Fees: $150 for initial consultation; $100 for individual, relational, or family therapy

    I focus primarily on working with the LGBTQ+ population, particularly transgender people seeking assistance with gender transition. I have experience working with bisexual, pansexual, and other nonmonosexual clients as individuals and in various relationship configurations. As a marriage and family therapist, I have been trained to do therapy with a person's "system," even when they are coming in for individual therapy services. I use a variety of different techniques, including mindfulness, narrative therapy, sandtray, and play therapy. At this time, I am in the process of being paneled with various insurance companies; I also accept cash clients. Please call to see if I am in network for you!

  • Donna J. Davis , LPC Intern - Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. Certificate in Child and Adolescent Development.
    Missouri Provisional License Professional Counselor Valid Through 12-15-15 Certificate/license No. 2013044485 Supervisor: Al Sarno-001067 Al Sarno PHD, LPC Equality Counseling

    Address: 6203 N London Ave Ste 1, Kansas City, MO 64151
    Phone: (816) 442-3481 Email: Equalitycounseling2014@gmail.com 
    Fees: Sliding Fee $20 to $100 per session. Accepting Missouri Medicaid.

    I am an Out member of the LGBT community. I am currently practicing in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. I offer empowering, validating, positive counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and children. I have experience working with LGBT community in the clinical setting and homeless shelter. Other areas of counseling services include DBT, CBT, Play Therapy, Theraplay techniques, TFCBT, EMDR, Strategic Family Therapy and adolescent sexualized behavior treatment. I specialize in stress management and reduction.

    Currently writing a book on the the relationship between Therapists and Clients. Also working on personal memoir of becoming my true self. Created and sold a game for use in counseling children.

  • Roger L. Worthington , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - MO License #1999140255
    Address: Human Dynamics Inc - Victoria Park    2804 Forum Blvd, Suite 3A   Columbia, MO 65203
    Phone: 573-446-6290 Fax: 573-446-0618 Email: RLWorthingtonPhD@aol.com 
    Fees: $90 per 50-minute session; $40 per group session; will slide based on financial need; self-pay only.

    Individual, Group & Couples Counseling for Adults and Adolescents. Following is a listing of awards and publications:

    • Catalyst Award 2001, LGBT Resource Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, "Speaking up and out and often regarding LGBT issues."
    • Dillon, F., & Worthington, R. L. The lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative counseling self-efficacy inventory (LGB-CSI): Development, validation and training implications.
    • Dillon, F., Worthington, R. L., Savoy, H., Rooney, C., Schuette, A., & Guerra, R. On becoming allies: A qualitative personal-level analysis of LGB affirmativeness.
    • Vernaglia, E. R., Sparks, E., & Worthington, R. L. Parents as allies: A qualitative study of LGB affirmativeness among the parents of lesbians and gay men.
    • Worthington, R. L., Becker-Schutte, A., & Dillon, F. R. Assessing the full-range of heterosexual attitudes toward lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals.
    • Worthington, R. L., & Navarro, R. L. Pathways to the future: An agenda for LGB scholarship. The Counseling Psychologist, (invited article).
    • Worthington, R. L., Savoy, H., & Vernaglia, E. R. Beyond tolerance: An integrative model of LGB-affirmativeness.
    • Worthington, R. L., & Mohr, J. J. (2002). Theorizing heterosexual identity development. The Counseling Psychologist, 30, 491-495.
    • Worthington, R. L., Savoy, H., Dillon, F. R., Vernaglia, E. R. (2002). Heterosexual identity development: A multidimensional model of individual and group identity. [Monograph] The Counseling Psychologist, 30, 496-531.
    • Salkever, K., & Worthington, R. L. (1998) Creating safe space in college athletics: The playing field as classroom. In R. Sanlo (Ed.) Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students: A Guide for Administrators and Faculty. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
    • Worthington, R. L., McCrary, S. I., & Howard, K. A. (1998) Becoming an LGBT-affirmative career advisor: Guidelines for faculty, staff, and administrators. In R. Sanlo (Ed.) Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students: A Guide for Administrators and Faculty. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

  • New Hampshire
  • Alan Turin , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - MA License # 1975
    Address: (At Salem, NH border)   145 Maple St.   Methuen, MA 01844
    Phone: 978-258-3474 Email:
    aturin@aol.com  Website: http://www.dralanturin.com 
    Fees: $100.00

    Caring, compassionate, skilled, professional, kink-aware help for individuals (adult) and couples. Licensed in Massachusetts for 20+ years. I'm non-judgmental, respectful and supportive. I succeed when you feel good about our work and the self-growth and comfortable options that emerge from it. I am listed in the Kink Aware and Poly Friendly Professionals directories, and I am the Past president of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis as well as the Past president and cofounder of the Biofeedback Society of Massachusetts.

  • Lee M. Faver , PhD, ABClinP - Licensed Psychologist, Board Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
    Address: 25 Carriage Lane, Westmoreland, NH 03467
    Phone: 603.852.8238 Email: lee@leemfaver.com  Website: http://www.leemfaver.com 
    Fees: Consistent with psychologist rates in NH/VT

    I am an openly gay licensed and board certified psychologist, experienced with a broad population of 15-75 year old people. I provide individual and couple therapy from a highly integrated, self-psychology based approach.

    My experience in the arenas of sexuality, orientation, gender-reassignment, BDSM and polyamory spans 20 years. I am a sex-positive professional with experience helping people in opposite-sex and same-sex relationships.

    I am an experienced trainer and teach about sexual orientation, therapy with GLBTQ people, sexuality, HIV and HIV prevention in a variety of settings. For a decade, I was a program development consultant at AIDS Community Services of Western NY, and I continue to remain active in prevention. Additionally, I supervise other mental health and sexuality professionals, and I am a family/divorce mediator.

    Other expertise includes: Depression, Trauma, Interpersonal & Relationship Difficulties, Coupling, Uncoupling & Divorce, Pre-marital counseling, Affairs, Healthy and Destructive Sexuality, Major Life Transitions, Loss & Grief, Substance Use & Abuse, and Health-Related Behavior Change (life style changes associated with health risks, follow through with challenging medical treatment, HIV, environmental/ food allergies, HIV & STD Prevention, Managing Chronic Illness to cope with the emotional toll of chronic illness and practical management of illness).

  • New Jersey
  • Dennis Makarowski , M.Ed., LCSW, CAC - Social Worker and Program Director, Freehold Community Counseling Service. Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse counselor. License Number: NJ 44SC00398100
    Address: 30 Jackson Mills Road Freehold, NJ
    Phone: (732)409-6260 Fax: (732) 409-1304 Email:
    dmakarowski@twp.freehold.nj.us  Website: http://www.twp.freehold.nj.us/FCCS.htm 
    Fees: See website.

    A community service for the residents of Freehold Township and Freehold Borough. Freehold Community Counseling Service is a community substance abuse prevention/intervention program dedicated to the control of alcohol and drug abuse in our communities. In addition to substance abuse we are available to individuals and families for a variety of concerns. Our goal is to serve as an immediate resource to all residents. All counseling services are strictly confidential and available to all residents of Freehold Township and Freehold Borough.

    Alcohol and Drug Abuse - The alcohol and drug abuse services include prevention programs, assessment, intervention, and referral assistance for adults, adolescents, and their families seeking help in their struggle with addictive substances. The Counseling Service provides a four week evaluation and referral service, individual, group, and family counseling, COA groups, and after care programs.

    Preventative Education - Our staff welcomes the opportunity to present educational programs on a variety of topics, such as communication, stress management, date/domestic violence, parenting skills, or alcohol and drug abuse, to schools, community organizations, and agencies. We also assist individuals or community groups in planning and implementing educational programs and prevention activities.

    Counselors are available Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are not available on weekends. Spanish speaking counselors are available.

  • Liz Lipman-Stern , MSW - Psychotherapist. Both face-to-face and telephone sessions available.
    Address: Highland Park, NJ, USA
    Phone: 732.729.9768 Email: sept255@aol.com  Website: http://www.outsidetheboxcouns.com 
    Fees: Fees: Sliding scale fee of $50 to $100 per session

    To me, psychotherapy is about supporting people to assume full control of their own lives with power, compassion, and joy. The goal of therapy is a world full of powerful, loving people at ease with themselves and each other.

    I act as a mirror, not a judge, providing you with a reflection of yourself, one that you might not have seen before. With that reflection, you can move toward finding solutions or not -- that is up to you. I also help guide you toward developing inner and outer skills to reach your goals.

    I have a masters degree in social work (MSW) and have been in this helping profession for 17 years. My professional experience includes working with people from a variety of age groups and a variety of backgrounds. As a school counselor for many years, I worked with children from ages 3 through 14 and with their parents. As a psychotherapist in private practice, I work with all age groups, individually and in family groups (twos, threes fours or more).

    I am knowledgeable and experienced both personally and professionally in the area of "alternative" lifestyles. For me, "alternative" means a way of life other than what society tells us is the "normal" or "acceptable" way. I have experience working with people who identify as transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, transsexual, polyamorous, and those involved in the bdsm community.

    I can be reached at 732.729.9768 or email: sept255@aol.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information about me.

  • Margaret Nichols , PhD - IPG - Institute for Personal Growth. Licensed psychologist (license #1847) and diplomate in sex therapy in NJ. Ph.D. from Columbia University, NY, and completed post doctoral sex therapy certification at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
    Address: 281 Pavonia Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302 (offices also in Highland Park, NJ and Freehold, NJ)
    Phone: 800-379-9200, 732-246-8439 Fax: 732-246-8081 Email: ipgcounseling@ipgcounseling.com  Website: http://www.ipgcounseling.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for more information about fees.

    IPGs philosophy is rooted in a commitment to serve all people, especially those who are unable to get high quality care from "mainstream" psychology. We were founded with the express purpose of providing therapy to the gay and lesbian population. Many of our staff are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered, and all are gay affirmative. In the last few years we have expanded to include services for bisexuals, transgendered people, and those involved in the BDSM community. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in this area. All clients are seen in our private offices, where strict confidentiality is maintained. The majority of our referrals are word of mouth, but our clients may be referred by their insurance companies, or by other professionals. We are convenient to most of south/central and northern Jersey and lower Manhattan, are on most managed care panels, and accept most insurance plans.

    Additional credentials include:

    • Created the Womens Center of Monmouth County, NJ, one of the first battered womens shelters in New Jersey.
    • Founded the Hyacinth Foundation, New Jerseys primary HIV social service agency.
    • Internationally published author and speaker.
    • Participated in two invited symposiums at the Kinsey Institute that resulted in books published by Oxford University Press.
    • Two chapters in the groundbreaking book Lesbian Psychologies, and a chapter on sexual minorities in the leading text book in the sex therapy field, Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy, edited by Leiblum and Rosen.
    • Member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and local chapters of a variety of professional groups.

  • Maria Merloni , LICSW - Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach.
    LICSW, licensed by the state of MA, license # 114625.

    Address: 274 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516
    Phone: 508-476-3303 Email: mariamerlonilifecoach@charter.net  Website: http://www.synexlove.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale $75-$125; Insurance plans accepted include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Fallon Community Health Plan.

    The name of my business is Maria Merloni Life Coaching. I also have a website/blog called Synergistic Energy Exchange in which I have been blogging and sending newletters about my workshops, etc.

    I see clients as individuals, in groups, and as couples. I mainly engage in face to face work, and also do phone and Skype sessions. I work with those age eighteen and up. I specialize in relationships and sexuality, including bisexual issues, gay and lesbian issues, transgender issues, sexual dysfunction, polyamory, and kink. I also do a lot of work with self-love, breathwork, meditation, finding/living ones life purpose, depression, addictions, and anxiety. I am fluent only in Eglish; however, I have a minor in Spanish and have worked with the Latino culture a fair amount.

  • Stephanie Sasso , PsyD - Clinical Psychologist - RISE Psychological Services. New Jersey License 35SI000522700.
    Address: 320 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904
    Phone: 732-789-3242 Email: sassodr@gmail.com  Website: http://www.DoctorStephanieSasso.com 
    Fees: Please call to discuss fees.

    I specialize in treating sexually diverse populations, especially under-served populations such as bisexual and other non-monosexual clients, transgender and other gender variant clients, and those in the kink and poly communities. I also treat sexual problems and concerns and have training in sex therapy. I work with clients ages 12 and up, and treat couples and families as well as individuals. I offer therapy groups for adolescents and young adults including LGBTQ-spectrum groups. I am sex-positive and queer-affirmative. I understand that while identity issues may be a focus of therapy, in other cases, a client may simply seek a therapist who understands their identity so that they can safety and comfortably talk about whatever else may be of concern.

  • New Mexico
  • Molly Adler , Lic. Clinical Social Worker -
    AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
    Sex Therapy NM
    NM Social Work License #C-10088

    Address: 231 Sierra Drive SE, Suite 4, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Phone: 505-916-1081 Email:
    Molly@SexTherapyNM.com  Website: http://sextherapynm.com/ 
    Fees: $125-150 and sliding scale available. I accept Blue Cross, Presbyterian, NM Health Connections, True Health NM insurance plans

    Molly is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who believes in a holistic approach to wellness through personal empowerment. Her approach is collaborative and interactive, encompassing mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, trauma-informed neuroscience, internal family systems, person-centered therapy, with an intersectional feminist and social justice lens. She is honored to collaborate on another's journey of self-discovery.

    Molly's approach uses body-based mindfulness throughout her work. Staying grounded and present is key to being able to grow and work through trauma and hurt. She enjoys helping people learn to be with uncomfortable emotions and face challenges that may seem overwhelming at times. You have the strength within you to meet these challenges. Change is possible.

    I serve adults, couples, and up to 2 partners at a time.

  • Robin Taylor , Ph.D., LPC - Psychotherapist and sex counselor. Certified by the American College of Sexologists. Licensed Professional Counselor, # 903 New Mexico.
    Address: 1302 Declovina, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505. Also have offices in Palo Alto and Burlingame, California
    Phone: 505.438.2533 Email: robint@cnsp.com  Website: http://www.robintaylor.net 
    Fees: 50-80 per hour

    I am licensed as a psychotherapist and certified as a sex therapist, and my approach to counseling is more spiritual than traditional. I approach every client with the belief that who they are sexually is a part of their core, and that the issues they may have are usually a result of life circumstances. In the process of working together, I strive to assist in the natural unfolding of who they are sexually. Often, sexual issues are complicated by other general issues, such as relationships, communication, addictions, transitions, and professional concerns.

    Over the years I have worked with many gay and bisexual people. I have worked too with people who have concerns about gender identity, transvestism, fetish interests, sexual health and performance, aging, and lifestyle issues as they are related to parenting. Often, several of these concerns are compounded. I also coach people about Tantra, and how this approach to sexuality can be meaningful as a spiritual philosophy, as well as a performance enhancement.

    I work with any age client and my fees range from $50 to $80 hourly.

  • New York
  • Anique Shimabuku , Psychotherapist -
    I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and practice psychotherapy at Manhattan Alternative Wellness Collective (Dulcinea Pitagora LCSW PLLC). I graduated from Columbia School of Social work with a Masters of Social Work, and I am licensed in New York State (license #112877). My supervisor is Dulcinea Pitagora (086704)

    Address: 110 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10013, USA
    Phone: 914-984-8069 Email:
    aniqueshimabuku.therapy@gmail.com  Website: https://www.dulcineapitagora.com/anique-shimabuku-lmsw 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    My approach to therapy is rooted in anti-oppression and liberatory principles, seeking to honor each person's individuality and autonomy. Much of my experience is working with people of color and queer and trans/gender non-conforming people. I have extensive training in trauma practice, particularly around experiences of abuse, violence, and intergenerational trauma. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, including psychodynamic therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, and other relational and somatic approaches. I am a queer, mixed-race Asian American of Uchinanchu and Ashkenazi Jewish descent, and my therapy space is warm and collaborative, fostering individuals' ability to build resilience, joy, and power.

  • Ariel Shidlo , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - NY License # 114021
    Address: 420 W 24 St.. New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.243.9596 Email: ariel@arielshidlo.com 
    Fees: Call to discuss.

    Individual and couple psychotherapy using mindfulness CBT, psychodynamic, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR modalities.

    I am Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. I have been in practice as a psychologist for over 20 years and provide individual and couples psychotherapy.

    My specialties include: extensive experience with bisexual persons; marriages with mixed sexual orientations; coming-out late in life issues; divorce; financial issues (compulsive spending, debt, financial abuse); healing from reparative therapy; co-dependency; trauma, abuse, and PTSD; work related conflict; building resilience and self-confidence. I have a multicultural background and speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.

  • Arien Muzacz , MA, LMHC, CASAC-T - Private practice - Counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Education: BA in Psychology and Political Science from Barnard College; MA in Mental Health Counseling from City College; New York State License in Mental Health Counseling License Number 004765; Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee certificate number 24450
    Address: 841 Broadway, Suite 302, New York, NY 10003 U.S.A.
    Phone: 646-580-3129 Email: arien@myLMHC.com 

    My approach to treatment is informed by multicultural counseling principles and by existential/humanistic philosophy, which suggests that all people are searching for meaning in their lives and aspire to feel connected to others, while struggling with feeling alone in the world. Feeling isolated can be particularly poignant for bisexual people. I have worked with clients from diverse racial and ethnic groups, from various socioeconomic circumstances, of different ages and sexual and gender identities. I provide affirming support while challenging clients to identify obstacles to the realization of their potential. My office is conveniently located in Union Square; I offer affordable fees and a sliding scale application for clients in need.

    I specialize in working with clients who identify as transgender, HIV+ or bisexual, those involved in BDSM, kinky, or polyamorous relationships, and any clients struggling with depression, anxiety, or life adjustments (aging, career change, bereavement). I have experience working with same sex and serodiscordant couples. I appreciate working with clients who have a desire to achieve or maintain recovery from addiction to substances, sex, pornography, or codependent relationships, as I have personal experience with recovery. I believe that each of us has the capacity to change and that altering patterns of self-destructive behavior enables us to create lives that are more free and fulfilling.

    As a researcher, I have given presentations and workshops at the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, American Psychological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Southeastern Regional Counseling Psychology conference, the Institute for Human Identity, and the State Society on Aging of New York. I am a hotline volunteer for the New York Anti-Violence Project, a former peer counselor for Identity House, and a former counseling intern at Iris House, a community center seving people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Arlene Istar Lev , MSW, CSW-R, CASAC (NY #034680) - Social Work and Family Therapy
    Address: Choices Counseling and Consulting - 321 Washington Ave., Albany, New York, 12206
    Phone: 518.463.9152 Email: info@choicesconsulting.com  Website: http://www.choicesconsulting.com 
    Fees: $33-80, most insurances okay

    Arlene Istar Lev CSW-R, CASAC is a social worker, educator, and activist with twenty years experience addressing the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. She is the founder of Choices Counseling and Consulting in Albany, New York, providing family therapy for LGBT people. She is also on the adjunct faculties of S.U.N.Y. Albany, School of Social Welfare, and Vermont College of the Union Institute and University, where she teaches both in traditional classroom settings, as well as web-based education. Additionally, Arlene is the Project Manager for Rainbow Access Initiative, a training program on LGBT issues for therapists, funded through a NYS Department of Health Grant. Arlene has been working with transgendered, transsexual, and other gender variant people for the past 15 years.

    Arlenes expertise is in issues related to sexual and gender identity issues, as well as trauma recovery, addictions, and parenting in alternative families. Arlene works within a feminist family systems and empowerment modality and is trained in numerous psychotherapeutic and psychospiritual arts. She has published numerous articles on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in the LGBT community, and family therapy approaches to working with family members of those who are gender variant. She maintains a column on LGBT parenting issues at www.LesbiaNation.com, and a Dear Ari advice column at www.ProudParenting.com.

    Arlene is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, as well as an advisory board member of the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project. She is the former Chair of the National Association of Social Workers [N.A.S.W.], New York State Chapter, Lesbian and Gay Issues Committee (1986-1994).

    Additionally, Arlene has 5 articles coming out in queer journals, one chapter, and two books currently in press. one called Transgender Emergence: Counseling Gender Variant People and their Families, and the other called How Queer! LGBT Parenting.

  • Avgi Saketopoulou , Psy.D. - Clinical Psychologist - NY License 0162096
    Address: 80 East 11th Street, Suite 407, NY NY 100037
    Phone: 212-388-1196 Email: avgi@hotmail.com 
    Fees: No insurance, hourly fee $200, some sliding scale slots.

    I am a licensed clinical psychologist with much experience working with bisexual individuals, in individual treatment as well as in couples (or families, traditional and alternative-polyamorous, leather, etc). I teach and write on working with LGBTIQ people, honoring the different needs of those such identified. My specialty areas involve trauma, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties and dealing with the trauma resulting from social pressures to conformity. I have experience working with the spectrum of gender and sexually variant adults (including BDSM, fetish, lifestyle MS). Also see children and consult with families around issues of gender.

  • Betti Schleyer , PhD - Licensed Psychologist - NY License # 011902
    Address: 34 S. Broadway, Suite 100, White Plains, NY 10601
    Phone: 914-420-7758 Email: bschleyerphd@verizon.net 
    Fees: Sliding pay scale. Insurance: Optum

    Dr. Schleyer obtained her Ph.D. from Fordham University followed by two years of post-graduate training at the Family Institute of Westchester. She has more than 30 years of experience as a therapist and is a specialist in treating the LGBT population. She also has extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, has extensive experience with EMDR, and has been trained in hypnosis. She is kink and poly-friendly. She works with people over 18, couples in Mixed-Orientation Marriages, and families struggling with transition and coming-out issues.

    Dr. Schleyer is a bisexual activist, and facilitates the bisexual support group at The LOFT, the LGBT Center in Westchester, NY. She is a former Board Member of BiNET USA, and is currently affiliated with the New York Area Bisexual Network. She is a regular speaker and presenter for many counseling centers, giving talks on such subjects as treating clients with DBT, EMDR, Treating the Chronically Suicidal Patient, and treating bisexual clients, and has spoken on bisexual issues for Prideworks, Trevor Project, and Identity House.

  • Bruce Berman , PhD - Clinical Psychologist - New York State Psychologist License 007713
    Certifications and Postdoctoral Training:
    Diploma in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, 1993, Adelphi University
    Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, 2013
    Sex Therapy Training Program, NYU School of Medicine, 2012
    Couples and Family Therapy Specialization, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, 2007

    Address: 211 West 56th ST, Suite 34D, New York, NY 10019
    Phone: (212) 265-3594 Fax: (212) 265 -3597 Email: bbermanpsych@nyc.rr.com  Website: http://www.brucebermanpsychologist.com/ 
    Fees: Sliding Scale. Insurance Panels: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna PPO

    I have experience working with a diverse array of clients both in individual and couples therapy, This includes clients of different ethnicities, nationalities and cultural backgrounds, straight, gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients, clients who are in monogamous, open, or polyamorous relationships, and clients who practice BDSM.

  • Dulcinea Pitagora, PhD, LCSW, CST , Therapist -
    PhD, Clinical Sexology; LCSW, NYS License # 092266; AASECT Certified Sex Therapist # 1291175; MEd, Clinical Sexology; MA, Psychology

    Address: 110 Lafayette Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 917-675-3446 Email: therapy@DulcineaPitagora.com  Website: http://www.DulcineaPitagora.com 
    Fees: Fees are $300 for individuals, and $350 for 2 partners (+$50 per additional partner)

    Dulcinea Pitagora holds a PhD in clinical sexology, a Master of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Social Work, and a Master of Education in human sexuality, and is an AASECT-certified sex therapist. Pitagora has a practice in New York City that includes individual, couples, poly/leather family, and group therapy. Pitagora's practice is person-centered and strengths-based, and focuses on self-determination and empowerment. Pitagora has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences on the topics of alternative sexuality and gender diversity. Pitagora also conducts research, lectures, and seminars pertaining to these communities. Pitagora's publications can be viewed on their LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dulcinea-pitagora-ma-lmsw/66/ba3/8

  • Jacob Gershoni , CSW, CP - Certified Social Worker (New York certification #PR02285)
    Address: 19 West 34th Street, Suite PH, New York, NY 10001
    Phone: (212) 795-1192 or 947-7111 Fax: (212) 740-7066 Email: Gej9001@nyp.org 
    Fees: Sliding Scale: $75 and up for ind./couples. $45.00 for group session.

    I have been in private practice since 1977, and I am a staff member at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, a major teaching hospital. In my post-graduate training I have focused on family therapy, group therapy and psychodrama. Since 1980, after relocating from San Francisco, I have been affiliated with a few counseling centers serving the LGBT community. I lead ongoing groups for LGBT clients, and have conducted many seminars and workshops in national and international conferences, especially on experiential and action methods in psychotherapy. I am certified in New York State and by the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. I am currently editing a textbook on clinical and educational applications of psychodrama and sociometry.

  • Jeremy Ortman , LMHC - NYC Counseling & Psychotherapy
    NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor: Number 004613-1

    Address: 49 West 24th Street, Suite 1002, New York, NY 11201
    Phone: (646) 707-2224 Email: jeremyportman@gmail.com  Website: http://www.jeremyortman.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale, Empire BCBS

    Jeremy Ortman has nearly a decade of experience working with the bi community. In addition to his private practice, he has overseen the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling program at the HIV/AIDS organization, Gay Mens Health Crisis. His approach is interactive, practical, and infused with sensitivity and a sense of humor. Overcome emotional challenges, understand what is driving your choices and habits, and learn the flexibility to adapt to change.

    Specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Bereavement, substance abuse, living with chronic illness.

  • Joanne Zager , PhD - New York State Licensed Psychologist. License number 010133
    Address: 118 Park Lane, Ithaca, New York 14850
    Phone: 607-272-6353 Email: jzager@twcny.rr.com 
    Fees: $100 per hour. Sliding scale...a certain number of slots as I am able. I participate in most major panels such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Value Options, Aetna, Empire, and Health Now.

    I have been counseling the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT)community for many years. I work with individual, couples, families, groups, and children. Issues include: trauma, anxiety, family and couple work, employment and school stress, anxiety, sexual abuse, rape, crisis, crime victims, etc. Specialties include: LGBT, transgendered people in all stages of transition, PTSD, EMDR, Hypnosis. I speak English, some French, and some Spanish.

  • Liam Cudmore, LMSW , Social worker/Therapist -
    LMSW, licensed in NYS. License number: 096359

    Address: 110 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Phone: 917-720-6076 Email: therapy@Liamcudmore.com  Website: https://www.liamcudmore.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I provide therapy to individuals, couples/intimate partners, and families of all kinds, with a focus on alternative sexualities and lifestyles. I am affirming of queer and TGNC identities, kink and D/S lifestyle relationships, sex work, and polyamory/consensual non-monogamy. As a feminist transman, my work is informed by intersectionality and motivated by personal experience with the communities I serve. You’ll find me warm and down to earth, with a strength-based approach that centers your priorities. I seek to support and empower you, as we explore your identities, relationships, and goals, in an affirming environment. I employ a variety of therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, CBT, and DBT, to meet your individual needs.

  • Mendie Cohn , Psychologist - License number 0006915
    Address: 301 Eighth Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
    Phone: 718-768-5910 Email: nmcohn@earthlink.net 
    Fees: See below

    Professional specialties and skills: I have 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. i provide individual and couples psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, as well as clinical supervision to mental health professionals. I am sensitive to and accepting of both alternate and traditional lifestyles including, but not limited to, bisexuality, polyamory, and BDSM. Over the past seven years, I have presented on bisexuality and polyamory at professional conferences and training seminars for mental health professionals and students. I am a Value Options (GHI and some Empire plans) provider and I have a sliding scale fee schedule for all others clients.

  • Michael DeMarco, PhD, LMFT, LMHC - Board Certified Clinical Sexologist at MyTherapist New York
    LMFT- 136 NY, LMHC 2337- NY, PhD

    Address: 116 West 23rd St., Ste. 500, New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212-343-7008 Email: staff@mytherapist.info  Website: http://www.mytherapist.info/ 
    Fees: My practice offers a sliding scale starting at $75 per person per session. For those with insurance, we are able to submit claims to most plans for you to be reimbursed.

    I specialize in the specific sexual needs of marginalized groups, ranging from coming out issues to addressing negotiating relationship styles (open relationships, polyamory, etc). I provide sessions in French and English.

  • Mindy R. Schiffman , Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist. NY State License #8464, certified with the American Board of Sexology #1724.
    Address: 85 Fifth Avenue--Suite 932, NYC, NY 10003
    Phone: 212-645-4625
    Fees: Contact me for more information.

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified Sex Therapist serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Offering individual and couples counseling using a short-term model for relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, and career or goal-setting issues.

  • Richard Unite , Clinical Social Work Therapist -
    LMSW, New York/113300; Clinical supervisor: Liam Cudmore, LCSW; New York/096359

    Address: 110 Lafayette Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10013
    Email: RichardAUnite@gmail.com  Website: https://www.dulcineapitagora.com/richard-a-unite-lmsw 
    Fees: I currently do not take insurance unless they are eligible for out-of-network reimbursement, and I do take sliding scale clients.

    Primarily English speaking, I specialize working with LGBT, HIV-affected, and sex work adults with topics related to gender/sexual identity exploration, coping with anxiety and depression, IPV and DV, substance use, and racial identity. My therapy space is warm, collaborative, client center, and strengths based.

  • Tessa Addison , LCSW, FIPA - Licensed Clinical Social Worker MSW from New York University LCSW-R -- New York State - #069280 Certificate in Psychoanalysis/Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Society
    Address: 25 East Tenth Street Suite 1D New York, NY 10003 212.479.0800
    Email: tessa.d.addison@gmail.com  Website: http://www.tessaaddison.com 
    Fees: $100-$175.

    My approach to psychotherapy is individualized and interactive with a focus on long-term sustainable change. In addition to patience, empathy, humor, reliability, and intellectual curiosity, I bring to my work the personal and professional experience and expertise to work with individuals, couples, and polygroups around the full range of concerns particular to members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Polyamory, Sex Worker, and Kink communities. Other areas of special interest include identity issues, interpersonal conflict, depression, anxiety, loneliness, life crisis, creative blocks, eating/body image issues, self-esteem, sexual difficulties, and the concerns of artists and academics. In addition to being a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience, I am a certified psychoanalyst and a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

  • North Carolina
  • Amanda Alexander , Lic. Clinical Social Worker - Turning Point Family Care
    NC License: P011534

    Address: 3209 Yorktown Ave., Durham, NC 27713 / 2000 Yonders Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604
    Phone: 919-299-0277 Email:
    Fees: I am credentialed with Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield

    I am a bisexual licensed clinical social worker associate providing outpatient mental health services in Durham and Raleigh. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, anxiety and mood disorders, and women's issues. I am also fluent in Spanish and have experience working with immigrants. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques based on the client's needs.

  • Natalie Murray , LCMHC -
    Charlotte WellBeing Institute
    LCMHC License #8715

    Address: 8501 Tower Point Drive, Ste. B14, Charlotte, NC 28227
    Phone: 704-296-8372 Email: cltwellbeing@gmail.com  Website: http://cltwellbeing.com/ 
    Fees: I am paneled with several insurance companies (BCBS, United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna) and fees range from $125 for individual sessions to $175 for couples sessions.

    I have been an LGBTQI+, poly and kink friendly therapist for more than 10 years. I serve this 18+ population exclusively.

  • Ohio
  • Howard R. Fradkin , Ph.D., CCDC III - Psychologist and Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor III. Ph.D., Licensed as a Psychologist in Ohio since 1982-#3237; certified as the highest level of Chemical Dependency Counselor Professionals since 1993-#933439
    Address: Affirmations: A Center for Psychotherapy and Growth   918 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206
    Phone: 614-445-8277; 800-285-9397 Fax: 614-445-8283 Email:
    hfradkin@rrohio.com  Website: http://www.affirmationstherapy.com 
    Fees: $135 first session; $120 subsequent sessions. I am on most all insurance panels in Ohio. If you have no insurance, I can sometimes negotiate out of pocket payments.

    As a gay and lgbt-affirmative Psychologist, I provide individual, group and couples psychotherapy for a variety of clients. I specialize in working with gay and bisexual men and women who are dealing with issues of sexual identity confusion, self-esteem, developing a positive bisexual and/or lesbian or gay identity; depression and anxiety; marital problems and marital-decision making around sexuality issues; substance abuse and addictions; sexual addiction; and recovering from childhood and/or adult sexual victimization experiences, including covert and overt incest, sexual assault and rape. I serve adults from ages 18-70.

    I believe that the sexual orientation of a person is their decision only, and it is my desire as a Psychologist to help people to feel comfortable and to affirm and celebrate the sexual/emotional/physical and spiritual connections they choose to make with the men and women in their lives. I am the Chairperson of the Ohio Psychological Associations Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Task Force for the past 2 years, since its beginning.

  • Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT -
    Clinical Counselor & Expressive Arts Therapist at Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. State of Ohio, Licensed Supervising Professional Clinical Counselor: E.05000149.SUPV

    Address: 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484
    Phone: 330-881-2944 Email: jamie@jamiemarich.com  Website: http://www.jamiemarich.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I am a licensed supervising professional counselor in the state of Ohio and I also hold credentials as an independent chemical dependency counselor, a registered expressive arts therapist, and a certified EMDR therapist/approved consultant and trainer. Most importantly, I am an out-and-proud bisexual with a great passion for letting the world know that we do exist and that many of us are out there leading healthy and full lives! My primary specialties are trauma, addiction, mindfulness, and expressive arts therapy, approaches that I bring to my work with LGBT+ clients. I welcome you however you identify, and know that I do bring an understanding to the specific needs of bisexual/pansexual clients who practice their sexual expression in a variety of ways. In 2015, I was honored with the President's Award by NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies. Please feel free to visit my professional websites to learn more about my work: www.jamiemarich.com and www.traumamadesimple.com.

  • Oklahoma
  • Josh Buss , Counselor -
    Buss Counseling
    M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from Oklahoma City University; Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma; License #7799

    Address: 1700 NW 17th St., Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK, 73106, USA
    Phone: 405-406-6643 Email:
    josh@busscounseling.com  Website: https://www.busscounseling.com/lgbtq-affirming-counseling 
    Fees: My fee is $120 for individuals and $160 for couples. I accept some insurance, please call for details.

    Affirmation is crucial when we are working toward the life that we want to live. This is especially important in a culture that is still too often rejecting of LGBTQIA+ people. My training includes supervision focused on working in an affirming way with LGBTQIA+ people and I am committed to an ongoing process of understanding the unique needs of those whose sexuality and/or gender identity does not conform to "mainstream" society. I am a member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and adhere to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care and the American Counseling Association (ACA) Competencies for Counseling LGBTQ+ Individuals. I provide individual and couple counseling to adults age 18 and over. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, gender dysphoria, life transitions, relationship concerns, sexual intimacy concerns, career concerns, academic concerns, behavioral concerns, low self-esteem, sleep problems, substance use, self-harm, personality disorders.

  • Oregon
  • Lilyan C. Moore , M.Ed., PCRI -
    Spectrum Counseling
    Masters of Science in Education, Professional Counselor Registered Intern in Oregon R3725
    Supervisor: Laurie Pearson LCSW 4313

    Address: 511 SW 10th Ave., Suite 614, Portland, OR, 97205
    Phone: 971-373-4497 Email:
    lilyan.moore@spectrumcounselingpdx.com  Website: http://spectrumcounselingpdx.com/ 
    Fees: $40 for a 50 minute session; a limited number of free slots are available for those who qualify

    I am committed to providing affordable counseling services to diverse members of the community, with a special focus on clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, queer, and questioning. I am a member of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling.

    I am sensitive to the needs of bisexual clients and understand that they often face erasure and invalidation in both the heterosexual and the LGB community. My practice is client-centered, and I invite clients to work through their problems in a safe, affirmative space. I work with individuals, couples, partners, and families. I am poly and kink aware. For more information, please visit my website at http://spectrumcounselingpdx.com.

  • Morgan Looney -
    I have my Masters in Clinical Psychology and am an LPCi under supervision from Fawna Roberts LPC

    Address: Portland, OR, USA
    Phone: 503-714-1370 Email: morgandlooney@gmail.com  Website: http://www.portland-therapist.com/alameda.html 
    Fees: See below for fee details

    Philosophy and Approach: I believe that each person deserves to thrive and create the best life possible for them. I utilize a multifaceted approach that is tailored to the client depending on their presenting concerns, goals, needs, and strengths. Sessions are person centered and address treatment goals by applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques.

    I specialize in gender and sexual minority support. I have experience with youth and adults in the LGBTQIAQ and Poly-Alt-Kink communities. I believe that individuals have the right to get support from someone that is familiar with the unique considerations of these communities. I also understand how membership in these communities is not one's entire identity. As individuals all people face a complex range of ups and downs in life which may or may not be impacted by intersectional identities.

    Fees: Group facilitation, individual counseling and partners counseling services are all offered at a standard rate of $40 per 50 minute session after an initial $75 fee for a 90 min intake session. I offer a sliding scale in situations of significant financial hardship so that finances are not a barrier to receiving support. I provide a quarterly support group for current clients at no fee.

  • Roger Carlson , Ph.D., M.Div. - AASECT Certified Sex Therapist; ABS Diplomate: Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Educator; ACS Certified Sexologist; Licensed Psychologist - Oregon license number 1511, Washington license number PY60073168
    Address: 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, Oregon 97201; 9340 N.E. 76th St., Vancouver, WA 98662, U.S.A.
    Phone: (503)245-2929 Fax: (503)245-4478 Email: rogerdcarlson@gmail.com  Website: http://www.rogercarlsonphd.com 
    Fees: $230 per hour. Sliding scale rates available upon request and need. In network insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence

    I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment. I work with people who wish to make changes in their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I use hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for making significant life changes. My work is within the spirit and contexts of various liberation movements which strive to further the development, fulfillment, and affirmation of human creativity and potential, optimizing a persons development in light of changing life philosophies or values.

  • Seth Williams, PsyD, LP , Licensed Psychologist -
    Age Wise, LLC
    BA Psychology, U Virginia. MA/PsyD Argosy University, Twin Cities with minors in Marriage and Family Therapy and Health Psychology. Licensed Psychologist 2227 Oregon; past Registered Psychologist New Zealand, past Licensed Psychologist Minnesota

    Address: Billing/Mail: 6107 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97008/Outpatient Sage Center, 10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Suite 560, Beaverton, OR 97005
    Phone: 503-752-0122 Email: DrWilliams@AgeWiseOR.com  Website: http://www.agewiseor.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    Compassionate support for the second half of life: Diagnostic procedures and psychotherapy for aging and ailing Oregonians. Specialist in human sexuality for more than 30 years including exploring orientation(s), coming out, embracing sex positivity, gender identity, overcoming anti-GLBT discrimination, and aging while GLBTQ. Accept most major insurances or private pay. Telehealth provider (video or phone) since 2005. Free 15-minute consultation upon request.

  • Pennsylvania
  • Alex Caroline Robboy , CAS, MSW, LCSW - Name of Business: The Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia
    My Profession: Individual, Couples, Family and Sex Therapist
    Degrees: Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sex Education from University of Pennsylvania. Post Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from PENN Council for Relationships, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Certified as an IMAGO Therapist. AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Sex Therapist Supervisor. Certified thru the American Board of Sexology as a Sexologist. Licensed Clinical Social Worker in PA CW013529

    Address: 233 6th Street, Suite C33, Philadelphia PA 19106, USA
    Phone: 267-324 9564 Website:
    http://www.sextherapyinphiladelphia.com/ and www.therapyinphiladelphia.com  
    Fees: $40-$200

    I am the founder of The Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia. I have been doing therapy for 20+ years. I work with people who are struggling with addiction, anger, anxiety, compulsive behavior, depression, grief, identity issues, postpartum and parenting issues, trauma and sexual function / dysfunction. What makes our practice unique is that all of psychotherapists and psychiatrists have specialized training in individual, couples and sex therapy. In addition, we have a strong masters and post-masters training program.

  • Carol Morotti-Meeker , MS,MLSP, ACSW, CMT - Psychotherapist and Body Worker
    Address: P.O. Box 387, Flourtown, Pa. 19031. (Suburban Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Phone: (215) 233-0227 Email: alchemist48@hotmail.com 
    Fees: Please contact me for more information.

    Spiritually focused therapist/coach for individuals, families and children living any type of nontraditional lifestyle (polyamorous, swinging, Leather, etc) to help to clear the obstacles for more love and less hurt in relationaships. Participants with any substance abuse issues welcome.

    Also available is hands on massage and body work to enhace a greater openess and vitality. The work allows a person to open the stuck spots which can lead to healing of emotional and sexual wounds for increased satisfaction and comfort with the body.

    Travel possible. Contact Carol for more information.

  • Francine Kleinpaste, Ph.D, LPC, LBS -
    HopeWorks-PA, LLC
    Licensed Profession Counselor and Licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania PC012065 and BH000001; American Public University: Post-Doctoral - Developmental Psychology (2019); Mountain State University: Ph.D. Organizational Psychology (2011); Purdue University: M.S.ED. Counseling and Personnel Services (1996); B.A. Clinical Psychology (1993)

    Address: 3572 Brodhead Rd, Ste. 103, Monace, PA 15051
    Phone: 724-709-7867 Fax: 724-800-3440 Email: hopeworkspa@gmail.com  Website: https://www.facebook.com/HopeWorksPA/ 
    Fees: Insurances accepted: Medicaid (Beaver and Lawrence Counties - PA) Highmark and BCBS in PA UPMC commercial Military One Source Sliding Scale ($60-90/Session) In person or telehealth appointments

    I am a licensed professional counselor who identifies as bi and lives an alternative kink lifestyle in an open marriage. I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) clinician. I have extensive history working with those impacted by sexual abuse and domestic violence. No subject is off-limits, or "too much," to be discussed in session. I work with LGBTQIA+ and those alternative lifestyle communities including the poly and kink communities. I utilize various modalities to help reduce depression, anxiety, insomnia, and stress and improve overall self-esteem. My goal is to ensure my client find emotional peace and grow confident, in order to be able to make positive contributions to this world.

  • Joseph S. Auria , MA, MBA - Licensed Psychologist
    Address: The Winchester - 540 N. Neville Street, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Phone: 412-999-9600 Fax: 412-256-0196 Email: jsauria@aol.com 
    Fees: Email or call for rates.

    General practice working with young adults and adults, chemical dependency and addictions. Life style and personal adjustment issues are a specialty. Other areas of focus include relationships, depression, anxiety, survivors of abuse, HIV adjustment, career counseling, executive coaching, addictions and substance abuse. I also specialize in executive coaching and performance improvement with corporate executives and upper management. E-mail or call for additional information. The journey of a lifetime begins with the first step.

  • Joseph S. Auria , MA, MBA - Licensed Psychologist
    Address: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206 (Shadyside)
    Phone: 412-999-9600 Email: jsauria@aol.com 
    Fees: Email or call for rates.

    General practice working with young adults and adults, chemical dependency and addictions. Life style and personal adjustment issues are a specialty. Other areas of focus include relationships, depression, anxiety, survivors of abuse, HIV adjustment, career counseling, executive coaching, addictions and substance abuse. I also specialize in executive coaching and performance improvement with corporate executives and upper management. E-mail or call for additional information. The journey of a lifetime begins with the first step.

  • Robert F. Smith , LSW, CAC - Life Issues Counseling, Licensed Social Worker and Certified Addiction Counselor
    Address: 740 School Line Drive, King of Prussia, Pa 19406
    Phone: 484-686-4903 Fax: 610-491-9253 Email: Robert.Smith@SAFe-mail.net  Website: http://robertfsmith-lsw-cac.com 
    Fees: $75.00 Per hour for most Services

    I assist those entering a transition in their lives struggling with Relationship Issues, Additions, Value changes, Exploration of Gender and Sexual Orientation and its influence upon ones choices, and the pain, confusion and excitement of personal growth. I use a Task Centered Approach to treatment and begin by listening carefully and setting goals for each client and our work together.

    In my view, the concerns people bring to therapy are often not a matter of illness, but part of a clients quest for greater wholeness and gratification in life. I believe that the human psyche has the ability to heal itself and that I can help individuals facilitate the healing process. I further believe that therapy needs to be a good fit between therapist and client. I offer a comfortable, safe and confidential environment where clients can better cope with their personal issues, become more self aware and gain a better understanding of their interactions with the people in their past, present and future. For those unable to travel to my office I have a fully functional online therapy office set up for Chat, Phone and e-mail sessions (See my Web Site for details)

  • Shannon Len Deets, Ph.D., LPC , Licensed Prof. Counselor - Shannon Deets Counseling LLC
    I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a License as a professional counselor in the state of PA (license# PC004908)

    Address: 898 Park Avenue, Suite 16, Meadville, PA 16335
    Phone: 814-807-0487 Fax: 888-538-2885 Email: sld-lpc@live.com  Website: http://shannondeetscounseling.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    Dr. Shannon Len Deets is a highly trained Licensed Professional Counselor who has years of experience working with diverse individuals, couples, and families. Trained in Interpersonal Process Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Dancing Mindfulness, and other expressive therapies, Shannon makes a commitment to work with each individual to help them manage the difficulties in their lives and find joy, contentment, relief, and peace. At Shannon Deets Counseling LLC, we strive to provide quality services to all persons and our therapists continually practice therapy from a multicultural perspective. All professionals at Shannon Deets Counseling LLC also attend continuing education and supervisory experiences to improve their ability to understand the concerns that face culturally diverse individuals and individuals who identify at LGBTQIA+

  • South Carolina
  • C. Cartee , LPC, NBCC - Licensed Professional Counselor - Individuals, Couples, and Family Counseling
    Address: 2375 E. Main Street, Suite A-114, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    Phone: 864-529-0005 Fax: 864-529-0006 Email:
    Fees: $60.00 an hour, fee for service

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Board Certified Counselor. I specialize in dealing with sexual issues. Other specialties include: relationship issues, dealing with adjustment disorders, dealing with issues of depression/anxiety, chemical dependency, co-dependency, and geriatrics. I have completed some of the course work in post-graduate training in the area of relationships and sexual issues. I hope to work on a License or Doctorate in the area of Sex Education/Therapy soon.

  • Texas
  • Heather McPherson , M.A., LPC, LMFT - Therapist, counselor. LPC, #67404. LMFT, #201689. Texas
    Address: 4611 Bee Caves Rd. #300 Austin, TX. USA 78749
    Phone: 512-553-6310 Email:
    Austinlifecounseling@gmail.com  Website: http://www.AustinLifeCounseling.com 
    Fees: 45-50 Minutes Sessions are $95-$110. Ask for packages and sliding scale openings.

    Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Kink-Aware Therapist in Austin, Texas. I provide Therapy and Coaching in my office in Westlake, and through telephone and Skype if you are a resident of Texas.

    I strive to provide an open, nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore and grow. I work with individuals (Adults), couples, partnerships, groups, and families with issues involved in traditional and alternative lifestyles and relationships.

    As a sex positive therapist, I have experience working with members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Queer and Polyamorous, Swinger, and Kink communities. Issues of focus include: Ethical non-monogamy, Open Relationships, BDSM, Career Counseling, Pre-marital Counseling, Affairs, Healthy Sexuality, and Major Life Transitions, Anxiety, Body Image Issues.

  • Jennifer McAdams, Ph.D, PLLC , Licensed Psychologist -
    Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University. License #37211

    Address: Airport Blvd & I-35, Austin, TX 78722, USA
    Phone: 281-239-9771 Email: drjennifermcadams@gmail.com  Website: http://www.drjennifermcadams.com/ 
    Fees: I am in-network with BCBS PPO, so most clients pay a $15-40 copay to see me. My private pay fee (for those who don't have BCBS) is $155/session.

    I'm a licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas. I see adult individuals. I specialize in working with romantic relationship difficulties, sexual concerns, and LGB clients. I have an affirming perspective toward all sexual, gender, and relationship identities/types.

  • Katie Griffin , MA, LPC Intern - Lic # 59030, supervised by John Garcia, EdD, LPC (lic # 15297)
    Address: 4107 Medical Parkway, Suite 200, Austin TX 78756
    Phone: (512) 656-4067
    Fees: $80 per session (individuals) with some sliding scale available

    Working under supervision in private practice, I provide long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples (and other relationship configurations), and groups. I have a special interest in and experience with issues affecting healthy bisexual identity, in particular, unresolved loss issues, addiction and recovery, and later-life coming out concerns. In addition to talk therapy, I am experienced in expressive therapies including art, psychodrama, and integrative breathwork.

  • Megan Pollock , Licensed Professional Counselo - M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, B.S. from University of Houston. AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Texas license number 18400.
    Address: 5959 West Loop South, Suite 410 Bellaire, TX 77401
    Phone: 281-974-2726 Fax: 832-201-9271 Email: megan@meganpollocktherapy.com  Website: www.meganpollocktherapy.com 
    Fees: My current fee is $140. I offer a sliding scale and am in-network with BCBS, Cigna, and Aetna.

    My practices focuses on assisting my clients with problem resolution as well as identifying and realizing their personal and interpersonal goals.

    I specialize in alternative lifestyles, alternative sexual relationships, LGBTQ, asexual, polyamory, alternative family formations, sexual identity, fetish, BDSM, sexual exploration, swinging, kink, introducing sexual ideas to your partner/s, self acceptance of sexual preferences, and non-traditional approaches to sexuality. Additionally, I work closely with sexually-related medical professionals to address mental health problems exacerbated by medical/physiological problems.

    I work with individuals (ages 14 and older), couples, and polygroups in a non-judgmental, community informed, and sex positive way.

    I have authored articles for YourTango.com as well as been featured in videos for them.

  • Neli Morris, M.S., LMFT-A , Therapist -
    M.S. in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. TX LMFT-A #203078, supervised by Jennifer Accuardi Gay TX #201190

    Address: 8212 Ithaca Ave., Ste. E7 C, Lubbock, TX 79423
    Phone: 806-549-3873 Email: nelimorrislmft@gmail.com  Website: http://nelimorris.com/ 
    Fees: $85 individuals (50 min), $95 relational/family (50 min), $110 intake appointment (1.5 hours). Discounted pricing for students.

    Hello there! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate working with individuals, relationships/couples, and families. As a systemically trained therapist, I take a holistic approach when working with my clients. I work with adolescents and adults, and I specifically focus on addressing concerns of individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as those in the kink/BDSM community and consensual non-monogamy.

    I am trained in addressing individual and relational concerns including (but not limited to) areas of substance abuse, body image and eating disorders, technology use/concerns, trauma, sexual and/or gender identity, diversity/minority issues, acculturation/assimilation concerns, depression/anxiety, stress, relationship concerns and pre-marital counseling, infidelity, grief & loss, and family communication/conflict.

    I am currently finishing my doctorate degree in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University, and I have published several articles and presented workshops around issues of disordered eating, substance abuse, technology use, and bisexuality/sexual identity.

    I am fluent in English and Russian.

    I also provide online/teletherapy to clients residing anywhere in Texas.

  • Vermont
  • David Levingston , MA, LMFT - VT License LMFT 100-0000054 / CA MFT License MFC44173
    Address: 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301-6589
    Phone: (415) 717-0918 Email:
    dlevingston@gmail.com  Website: http://www.themissingexperience.com 
    Fees: Free initial consultation. $80 per session. Call for more info about insurance or financial alternatives.

    I believe that people do not need to fit in boxes when it comes to sexual identity and expression. I offer therapy and counseling to help individuals and their partners with relationship issues and communication difficulties. I also help people to improve mood, meaning, connection, and sense of self through self-empowerment. My practice is in Brattleboro, Vermont, and I serve people in the Tri-State area which includes Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Please peruse my website for more info.

  • Lee M. Faver , PhD, ABClinP - Licensed Psychologist, Board Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
    Address: 25 Carriage Lane, Westmoreland, NH 03467
    Phone: 603.852.8238 Email: lee@leemfaver.com  Website: http://www.leemfaver.com 
    Fees: Consistent with psychologist rates in NH/VT

    I am an openly gay licensed and board certified psychologist, experienced with a broad population of 15-75 year old people. I provide individual and couple therapy from a highly integrated, self-psychology based approach.

    My experience in the arenas of sexuality, orientation, gender-reassignment, BDSM and polyamory spans 20 years. I am a sex-positive professional with experience helping people in opposite-sex and same-sex relationships.

    I am an experienced trainer and teach about sexual orientation, therapy with GLBTQ people, sexuality, HIV and HIV prevention in a variety of settings. For a decade, I was a program development consultant at AIDS Community Services of Western NY, and I continue to remain active in prevention. Additionally, I supervise other mental health and sexuality professionals, and I am a family/divorce mediator.

    Other expertise includes: Depression, Trauma, Interpersonal & Relationship Difficulties, Coupling, Uncoupling & Divorce, Pre-marital counseling, Affairs, Healthy and Destructive Sexuality, Major Life Transitions, Loss & Grief, Substance Use & Abuse, and Health-Related Behavior Change (life style changes associated with health risks, follow through with challenging medical treatment, HIV, environmental/ food allergies, HIV & STD Prevention, Managing Chronic Illness to cope with the emotional toll of chronic illness and practical management of illness).

  • Virginia
  • De Juana Smith-Gatling , MDiv., MS - Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University; Master of Science - Psychology , Walden University; Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology - Walden University; Post-graduate work in clinical studies at Johns-Hopkins University with GBLT.
    Phone: (202) 239-1411 Email:
    Fees: Please contact me for more info on fees.

    I provide psychotherapy and assessments.

  • Peter Chirinos , MA LPC, NCC - National Certified Counselor (56477, national certification) Licensed Professional Counselor (0701003551, Virginia) Licensed Professional Counselor (PRC13722, Washington, DC)
    Address: 1. Capital Counseling Services, LLC, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 702, Arlington, VA 22041 2. Web/technology enabled video, phone and email coaching
    Phone: 571-344-5926 Website: http://www.capitalcounselingservices.com  
    Fees: See website for current rates

    I have been working in behavioral health field since 1994, been in private practice since 2004 and a sex positive sex therapist since 2008.

    Although I have experience in working with a wide range of sexual dysfunctions, I have an expert focus is in atypical sexual expressions and emerging definitions of healthy sexuality. My professional and personal coaching services are unique and different than most practicing professionals in that it incorporates various mainstream clinical best practices like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, with depth psychological approaches to understanding conscious and unconscious forces contributing to long held and frustrating patterns. At its detriment, modern training and practice of counseling and therapy primarily focus on behavioral changes, which are minimally impactful and do not address long term, unresolved core psychological issues. These unresolved issues present themselves as sexual dysfunctions, psychiatric illness, maladaptive behaviors or substance abuse/dependence which impede or block healthy professional and personal growth and development. Core psychological issues involve, in part, male and feminine energy; sexual and non-sexual power dynamics; as well as the “shadow” aspect of the unconscious self, which drives uncontrollable (conscious & unconscious) desires and ineffective redundant behaviors. It is because of this and other limitations; traditional counseling and therapy results in short lived success, increased frustration and the eroding of hope each time the individual or couple returns for additional treatment. Like professional consultations, educational seminars and trainings, psychotherapy and sex therapy sessions are dynamic and tailored to the clients specific needs and goals.

    Personally, I identify, in part, as bisexual/Queer man.

  • Washington
  • Christina Malecka, MA, LMHC -
    Bachelor of Philosophy, Miami University 1990; Masters of Arts, Antioch University Seattle 2006; Certificate in Adoption and Foster Care Therapy, Cascadia Training 2010; EMDR Training, EMDR Institute 2014; Attachment Focused EMDR Training Dr. Laurel Parnell 2017; WA State license # LH60123241

    Address: 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 609, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Phone: 206-414-8251 Email:
    christina@christinamalecka.com  Website: http://www.christinamalecka.com/ 
    Fees: $90 - $130 per session. Paneled with Premera Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans and LifeWise

    I am an openly bi/queer-identified psychotherapist with a private practice in downtown Seattle. I work with people who experience themselves as outsiders to the dominant culture: creative artists, performers, activists, LGBTQ, and gender-nonconforming folks, and anyone else who feels "other" due to cultural or family bias. My approach is trauma-informed, anti-oppression-focused, social-justice oriented and politicized. I have provided trainings on affirmative care for LGBTQ children and youth for Cascadia Training, The Saying it Out Loud Conference and Gender Odyssey, and I served on the Advisory Board on the Children's Hospital Gender Clinic from 2016 -2018. Most recently I have decided to devote more time to supporting fellow bisexuals with their mental health and have started training other clinicians on best practices for working with bisexual clients (for more information on my trainings, go to: http://www.christinamalecka.com/workshops/2019/1/27/so-youre-straight-now-clinical-considerations-for-working-with-bipansexual-clients).

    I am trained extensively in LGBTQ health issues, intimate partner violence, adoption and trauma, and practice EMDR and Attachment-Focused EMDR. I work with individual clients age 13 and up and I am available for consultation with other therapists. For more about my work, go to my website at christina@christinamalecka.com.

  • Joy Davidson , Ph.D. - Certified Counselor (WA); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA). AASECT Certified Sex Therapist; Clinical Sexologist: Diplomate, The American Board of Sexology.
    Address: Seattle, Washington, Queen Anne area
    Phone: 206-264-5074 Email: drjoydavidson@comcast.net 
    Fees: $125 per session; sliding scale unavailable. I provide statements which expedite your insurance reimbursement, but I do not take insurance directly.

    I have been a psychotherapist and couples therapist since 1980 and have worked extensively with bisexual, lesbian, transgender, polyamorous and bdsm-oriented clients throughout my professional career. My style is warm, open and expressive. In my work as a certified sex therapist my particular expertise is in the area of womens sexuality, desire disorders, and phase of life issues. I am a sex and relationship advice columnist for national magazines and a feature articles contributor. I am currently working on my second book, due out in spring 2003, which focuses on female sexuality. I created the "Working with Polyamorous Clients in the Clinical Setting" workshop for sexuality professionals (outline available at www.lovethatworks.org). I have additional expertise in treatment related to ADD, disorders of mood, and enhancement of the creative process. The demands of writing mean that my private practice is small and often full, but I urge you to inquire about availability. Feel free to make initial inquiries via email.

  • Robert Odell , MSW, LICSW - Washington State License Number 00005045
    Address: 3214 W. McGraw St. Seattle WA 98199
    Phone: 206-282-3137 Email: roblicsw@comcast.net  Website: http://seattle-counseling.com/ 
    Fees: Please see website for fees, and read below for insurance info.

    I have maintained a practice that is sexual diversity-positive, kink aware/competent/friendly psychotherapy practice for both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships and individuals for the last 17 years. I have trained with clinical mentors who integrate sexuality fully in their psychotherapeutic method: David Schnarch, Marty Klein, Esther Perel, combined with much ongoing reading/research/continuing education (CE) in human sexuality.

    I speak a fair amount of French, but otherwise, English is my only professionally competent language.

    I serve adults 18+

    I am contracted with most health insurance carriers operating in WA State, and many employee assistance programs. My private fees are available on my website’s intake form. I will reasonable efforts to slide my fee scale to match a client’s ability to pay.

    My website contains an updated, comprehensive list of my professional education. I have not published a book or professional articles.

  • Roger Carlson , Ph.D., M.Div. - AASECT Certified Sex Therapist; ABS Diplomate: Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Educator; ACS Certified Sexologist; Licensed Psychologist - Oregon license number 1511, Washington license number PY60073168
    Address: 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, Oregon 97201; 9340 N.E. 76th St., Vancouver, WA 98662, U.S.A.
    Phone: (503)245-2929 Fax: (503)245-4478 Email: rogerdcarlson@gmail.com  Website: http://www.rogercarlsonphd.com 
    Fees: $230 per hour. Sliding scale rates available upon request and need. In network insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence

    I work with persons who are having adjustment difficulties, and who experience stress and anxiety while making life transitions. I treat sexual difficulties or lifestyle issues from a sex positive perspective. I also work with those who have culturally unpopular or unsupported life styles, and who experience conflict, marginalization, or disempowerment. I work with people who wish to make changes in their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I use hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for making significant life changes. My work is within the spirit and contexts of various liberation movements which strive to further the development, fulfillment, and affirmation of human creativity and potential, optimizing a persons development in light of changing life philosophies or values.

  • Tai Fenix Kulystin, MA, CSB, CCTP , Somatic Sex Educator and Coach - Embracing Pleasure
    Professional Qualifications: Masters in Psychology focused on Sacred Erotic Psychology, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

    Address: 4034 31st Avenue S Seattle, WA, USA 98108
    Phone: 206-395-9323 Email: tai@embracingpleasure.com  Website: http://www.embracingpleasure.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    Embracing Pleasure is heart-centered, trauma-informed coaching, bodywork, and education for adults of all genders, sizes, relationship statuses, and sexualities who are struggling with identity, sexuality, intimacy, or trauma and who long to be seen. I find my clients come to me because something has changed in the way they are relating to themselves, their lover(s), and/or the world. Something feels off, and my clients are looking for support and guidance to a greater depth of experience and a more whole version of themselves and their sex/life!

    My approach is based on my Master's degree in Sacred Erotic Psychology, certifications in Sexological Bodywork, Clinical Trauma Professional, and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, as well as numerous hours of work with clients and with myself. I have extensive knowledge of and personal experience with truma, kink/bdsm, polyamory/non-monogamy, queer/lgbp+ and trans/non-binary experiences, and more.

    Sessions are a blend of therapeutic talking/mind-based interaction, body-based/embodiment exercises, and/or educational-therapeutic touch. The session experience is completely dependent upon your goals, and focused on increasing your experience of embodiment and intimacy with yourself, others, and the world.

  • Wisconsin
  • Jasmine St. John , MS, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (WI License # 788-124) and AAMFT Clinical Member
    Address: 437 S. Yellowstone Dr. #209 Madison, WI 53719
    Phone: 608-279-3900 Email:
    jsj@jsjtherapy.com  Website: http://www.jsjtherapy.com 

    I am a licensed psychotherapist, practicing in Madison, Wisconsin. I specialize in alternative sexual relationships, LGBT, polyamory, alternative family formations, sexuality identity, fetishes, BDSM, sexual exploration, swinging, sexual abuse, sexual spirituality, kink, introducing sexual ideas to your partner/s, self acceptance of sexual preferences, and non-traditional approaches to sexuality. I work with individuals, couples, and polygroups in a non-judgmental, community informed, and sex positive way. I have extensive experience working with the local LGBT and BDSM/kink communities in and around the Madison area.

  • Canadian Provinces
  • British Columbia
  • Doug Elliot , MA, RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC membership # 2333), Rethink Counselling Services
    Address: #204 - 1810 Albernie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6G 1B3
    Phone: 604-803-2600 Email:
    rethink@uniserve.com  Website: http://www.rethink-counselling.com 
    Fees: $85/hr individual $100/hr couple (some sliding scale hours available)

    I am an openly gay registered clinical counsellor, with office space in downtown Vancouver and on Bowen Island. I offer caring and open-minded therapy for individuals, couples, and polygroups. I have worked with people from many communities including Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, and HIV+. My favourite areas include relationship work, addiction recovery, sexual issues, anger management, coping with depression & anxiety, and self-esteem. I have also coordinated a number of different mens discussion groups.

  • Matthew Ridley, MSc - Individual and Couples Therapist
    Pre-clinical Fellow (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) #150068

    Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Phone: 250-885-7454 Email: matthew@matthewridleytherapy.com  Website: www.matthewridleytherapy.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees.

    I am an individual, couples and sex therapist practicing on Vancouver island. My practice is LGBTQ+ positive, sex-positive and poly-positive. I am sensitive to the politics of gender identity and sexual orientation, including those that people who identify as bisexual might experience, and the ways in which these politics may inform our experience of self and of our relationships. I work from a perspective of honouring and connecting to our values, strengths and preferences as a way of moving through times of personal and relationship struggle.

  • Manitoba
  • Dr. Reece Malone , DHS, MPH, CSE, CST, ACS - Sex Therapist, Sexologist, Sexuality Educator
    Sexuality Consultants and Support Services Manitoba, Inc.
    Doctorate in Human Sexuality, Masters of Public Health. Certified Sex Therapist through the Sex Therapy Post Graduate Institute (West Palm, Florida), Certified Sexuality Educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

    Address: North Trauma & Resource Center 106-55 Nassau Street South Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3L 2G8
    Phone: 204-471-8771 Fax: 204-809-4717 Email:
    info@reecemalone.com  Website: www.reecemalone.com  
    Fees: $130/hr, $195/1.5 hrs, sliding scale available

    I provide sex therapy, counselling, consulation and sexuality education to individuals, those in relationships, and service providers. I welcome all sexual orientations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, straight), gender identities (cis and transgender) and relationship dynamics (including open and poly relationships). Issues we can address together include: navigating sexual and gender identity, intimacy concerns, physiological issues such as erectile dysfunction, sexual pain, orgasm and ejaculation concerns, low and diminished desire, fetishes, kink and BDSM, out of control sexual behaviour, being caught, sexuality and religion, sexuality and injury or chronic pain, as well as sexuality enhancement and enrichment. I am available to deliver sexuality workshops to service providers in both the private and public sectors throughout North America. In-office and Skype consulations available. Populations: adults

  • Ontario
  • Barbara Brown , BSc (anatomy) MTS (counseling) - Psychotherapist and Craniosacral Practitioner, Harbord Health Centre. Levels I and II Craniosacral Training. An integrative approach to health and healing.
    Address: 100 Harbord Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON Canada, M5S 1G6
    Phone: 416-461-1478 Email:
    Fees: $80 per 50 minute session - negotiable

    I offer caring, compassionate support for a process that allows you to go deep effectively and manageably. In a relationship of safety, we will draw on physical, emotional, and intellectual awareness to assist growth and change. Through using various modalities such as meditation, visualization, movement, and creative expression, personal knowing and expansion is enhanced.

    I have worked extensively with people healing from trauma, including child sexual and physical abuse, and with those exploring creativity, sexuality, body and health issues, and spirituality. I bring a sensitivity to and awareness of questions of sexual and gender orientation. General areas of focus include self-esteem, image, assertiveness, and communication skills.

    What is Craniosacral Work? It is a hands-on meditative process that brings about change gently and non-intrusively. Craniosacral treatments provide energy balancing that supports our innate ability to heal. Coming out of osteopathic medicine, it involves gentle holding and light touch on the head, face, and tailbone. People report a deep sense of relaxation, calm, groundedness, and/or centeredness from treatments. Craniosacral techniques can be used in conjuncture with the psychotherapeutic process, where appropriate, as one method of supporting internal change. The client is fully clothed for the session.

    Publications (full publication CV available upon request): My Breasts, My Choice: A Photographic & Narrative Journey, exploring peoples experience of breast and chest surgery through photography and storytelling.

  • Christopher Shillington, MA, RP , Registered Psychotherapist - Umbrella Mental Health Network
    I am a registered psychotherapist, with the CRPO and my license number is: 004541.

    Address: 691 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Phone: 647-687-6543 Email: Christopher@umhn.ca  Website: http://www.umhn.ca/home/christopher-shillington-m-a-c-c-c/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    I have an honours BA in psychology and sexuality, marriage, family studies and an MA in counselling psychology with a collaborative degree in sexual diversity studies. I did my MA thesis specifically on non-mongamy and help support many individuals who are in poly or open relationships.

  • Other Countries
  • Netherlands
  • Praktijk Leo Goetstouwers , Psychologist, Project Manager - Master Clinical Psychology, government license numbers (BIG registratienummers, see: http://www.bigregister.nl): 390.501.373.25 and 590.501.373.16
    Address: Mailing: Postbox 59677, 1040 LD Amsterdam. Business: Tweede Constantijn Huijgensstraat 6-E, 1054 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Phone: 06 - 123 77 965 Fax: 020 - 4 123 974 Email:
    L.Goetstouwers@zonnet.nl  Website: http://www.goetstouwers.nl 
    Fees: Initial consultation, sliding scale of ^À 130 - ^À 160, 90 minutes. Per session thereafter, sliding scale of ^À 65 - ^À 80 , 45 minutes.

    I am an openly bisexual licensed psychotherapist and personal coach, practicing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I offer psychotherapy, couple counseling and personal coaching, based on psychodynamic and behavioural theory and practice. Age group: 18 years and older. I have experience working with members of the g/l/b/t community, kink/bdsm communities. Other specialities include relationship work, work related issues, PTSS, depression, anger, anxiety, burn-out, problems related to senior age. I speak fluently dutch, english and german.

  • United Kingdom
  • Alex Iantaffi , PhD MSc - Systemic Psychotherapist at Transforming Perspectives
    Address: 32 Larchwood Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP25NB, Hertfordshire, UK
    Phone: +44(0)7956516688 Email:
    Fees: See below

    I offer counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families, including children of all ages. My background is in teaching, research and education and I am particularly interested in issues of gender, sexuality and diversity. I am a native speaker of Italian and am also fluent in British Sign Language (CACDP Stage 3), as well as English. I have worked in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) clinics for two years, whilst a trainee, and I am currently working as a volunteer family therapist with PACE, London, where I work with LGBT couples and families. I am also an active researcher and writer:

    Iantaffi A. (2003) From Klein to Kelly: Construing Bisexuality to Reshape Societal and Gendered Expectations. In: Chiari G. & Nuzzo M.L. (Eds.) Psychological Constructivism and the Social World. Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli, pp. 79 86.

    Iantaffi, A. (2006) Polyamory and parenting: some personal reflections. Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review, 7 (1), pp. 70- 72.

    Barker M., Cassidy A., Iantaffi A., Brewer L. and Bowes-Catton H. (in press) British Bisexuality: A Snapshot of Bisexual Identities in the UK. Journal of Bisexuality.

    Barker M., Iantaffi A. and Gupta C. (in press) Kinky clients, kinky counselling? The challenges and potentials of BDSM. In: Moon, L. (Ed.) Feeling Queer or Queer Feelings: Counselling and Sexual Cultures. Bruner-Routledge.

    My service is for anyone who wishes to seek counselling or psychotherapy. You may be facing particular issues, such as depression, relationship breakdown, retirement, parenthood, homophobia or you may like to just have some time to think about your life with someone outside of your everyday circle of support. If you are uncertain about whether this service is for you, feel free to contact me for an initial discussion.The service can be provided in your own home, at my home, over the phone or online. Please contact me to discuss what would best be suited to your situation.

    A one-hour session costs 45 pounds. Please note that the first session is offered for 30 pounds and will last 45 minutes. (If you are unsure on whether therapy is for you or would like to ask some questions/meet me prior to the first session, a shorter, initial consultation of 20 minutes is offered for free, usually on the telephone or online, but face-to-face is also available if preferred). Discounts are available when paying for a block of sessions in advance. Please enquire during the first meeting. If the session is to take place at your home and you live more than 5 miles from Hemel Hempstead, there will be an additional charge for travelling time and petrol. A written agreement can be negotiated during the first session.

  • Martin Fisher -
    MSc Psychology; MA (Cantab) Law; Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Psychology & Counselling (2 years). Postgraduate education in Transactional Analysis (1 year); Postgraduate education in Integrative Psychotherapy (1 year); MBACP: Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Certificate No.084126). MBPsS: Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (No.312932)

    Address: 22a Edis Street, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8LE
    Phone: London, UK: 07960 414894 Fax: From abroad: +44 7960 414894 Email: martin-fisher@hotmail.com  Website: https://www.primrosehilltherapist.com 
    Fees: 95 pounds for 60-minute sessions. Concessionary rates negotiable

    About me and my therapy practice

    A graduate of Cambridge University, I was a barrister before re-training in addiction psychology and counselling. My professional orientation is humanistic and I've counselled clients struggling with addiction, bereavement, depression and anxiety, including adult survivors of child abuse. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne I have over the years lived in Kent, Sussex, Cambridge, Islington and Camden. I have family connections to Sweden, Turkey, Ireland and Singapore. I completed an MSc in Psychology in 2015 with original research into eating disorders. I am a Registered member of BACP and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). (Last updated March 2020).

    What I can help with

    Issues concerning abuse or neglect (emotional, financial, physical and/or sexual), addiction(s), anxiety, bereavement, Depression, personal or professional development, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sex (bisexuality, kink, polyamory, sexual identity, sexuality), stress, trauma, work-related issues. Professional specialisms

    Addiction, bi-friendly, kink-friendly, poly-friendly

  • Ronete Cohen , Psychologist -
    Rainbow Couch
    I have a Drs (BA and MA) degree in psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. I completed two trainings in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. I trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild and in treating trauma and dissociative disorders with Kathy Steele. I'm a Pink Therapy Clinical Associate and a member of the London Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Practice. I'm an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, membership number NCS20-02001. I'm a member of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation.

    Address: London, England and online
    Phone: 077-4766-8444 Email: ronete@rainbowcouch.com  Website: http://rainbowcouch.com/ 
    Fees: 138.00 pounds for individual therapy, 180.00 pounds for relationship therapy.

    I'm a psychologist and psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals and relationships. I specialise in GSRD (Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities: LGBTQ+, non-monogamies, kink, sex work) and race, culture neurodiversity and disability. I have specialist training in trauma, PTSD and CPTSD (complex PTSD) and dissociation. I have extensive experience of working with adult survivors of childhood trauma. I speak English, Hebrew and Dutch.

    I work with compassion, respect and acceptance. I don't judge. Therapy is a collaborative process where I am your expert guide. It's important to me that you maintain control at all times and feel safe. I do my best to hear you. There is nothing we can't talk about. That includes how we -- therapist and client -- relate to each other. We can discuss anything while ensuring that clear boundaries and mutual consent are respected.

  • Steve-Jasmine Tomkinson -
    MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology. Registered member of BACP, membership number 77815

    Address: 65 Carlton Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 7GZ, United Kingdom
    Phone: 07825 335947 Email: stevejasminecounselling@yahoo.com  Website: http://stevejasminecounselling.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information

    Hi I'm Steve-Jasmine. I am a person centred counsellor working in Manchester and over Skype. I'm an out bi/queer non-binary person with experience working with LGBTQ, poly and kink communities.

    I offer you a counselling service that is -

    Safe – confidential, a place of warmth and acceptance.

    Human – connection with a real person. I provide you with a space that welcomes issues you may be finding uncomfortable, traumatic or taboo.

    Empowering – if you are looking to make changes in your life I can support you in this.

    Informed - about working with LGBTQ+ people and alternative relationship styles

    Please get in touch for a free phone consultation.

  • USA-Nationwide
  • Jessica Norman , MA, LPC, CCTP, PhD Candidate - Transformative growth
    Address: Online therapy
    Phone: (908) 543-GROW Email:
    contact@transformativegrowth.org  Website: https://transformativegrowth.org/ 
    Fees: Contact us to discuss fees

    Jessica is a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, Licensed Clinical Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University, and is currently a PhD candidate at NLU. Jessica also conducts research through DePaul University and National Louis University, and presenting at psychology conferences on subjects of LGBTQIA Inclusivity, Multicultural Competency Building, and Transformational Learning.

    We are an online therapy practice, offering counseling for individuals (ages 10 and up), couples and families. In addition to treating depression and anxiety, our practice specializes in: LGBTQIA Prepare-Enrich, Sex-related, Poly and Open, and Non-Monogamy Relationships, Parenting, Marriage & Divorce, Trauma.


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