William A. Henkin

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.

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.


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