Joining the Bisexuality Aware Professionals Directory

What qualifications do I need to have in order to be listed as a “Bisexuality-Aware Professional?"

  • To be listed in this directory, you must meet at least 3 of the following criteria for bisexuality-awareness:
    • You believe that bisexuality is a valid lifestyle and are welcoming towards bisexual people
    • You know of several ways in which bisexuals' concerns differ from gays' and lesbians' concerns, and several ways in which bisexuals' concerns differ from heterosexual peoples' concerns
    • You are an active participant in bisexual community events or forums
    • You have read 3 or more professional books or journal articles on bisexuality
    • You have attended a professional workshop on the concerns of bisexual people
    • You have worked professionally with several bisexual clientele in the past
    • You have organized bisexually oriented support or social groups or workshops
    • You have given lectures on bisexuality
    • You have written articles or books on bisexuality

FAQ

Not yet. What you should do first is to educate yourself further about the specific issues and concerns of the bisexual community, so that you are more qualified to meet its needs. Read some books or articles on bisexuality, go to some events or workshops on bisexuality - and then come back and sign up! If you aren’t sure where to find such resources, contact Geri at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to make some suggestions.

No. It is not necessary to identify as bisexual to possess an awareness of the concerns and needs of the bisexual community.

No.

Send an email to Geri Weitzman at [email protected] with the following information:

  1. A statement of which 3 of the criteria for bisexuality-awareness (listed above) you meet
  2. Your name
  3. The name of your business (as applicable)
  4. Your profession
  5. (As applicable) Your degree/s, certification/s, states/provinces of professional licensure, the number/ID of your professional license/s, and (if an intern) the name and license info of your primary supervisor.
  6. Your business address (including country)
  7. Your business phone number (fax # too if available)
  8. Your email address, if available
  9. Your website URL, if available
  10. A brief description of your services (limit this to approximately 300 words please), which might include the following info:
    • Your professional specialties and skills
    • What languages you know
    • The populations you serve - ages, concerns, etc (as applicable)
    • Fees - amount, sliding scales, membership in insurance panels
    • List of publications authored or other indications of experience

Please do NOT submit another person’s name. If you know of someone else who it would be neat to have listed here, please send them the info about this website and let them choose whether to submit a listing themselves. This is for three reasons:

  • Professionals should be able to choose where their information is listed.
  • Professionals are liable for the accuracy of information which is published about themselves.
  • In order to be listed in this directory, professionals need to make a statement to the directory coordinator about which 3 or more criteria they meet for bisexuality-awareness.

Geri D. Weitzman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist (CA License # PSY17963).

Fees: Free initial consultation. Sliding scale fee of $60-$120 per session thereafter.

About my business:

I am an openly bisexual licensed psychologist, practicing in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood.

I offer empathic and open-minded psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and polygroups.

I have experience working with members of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Polyamory, Kink/BDSM, HIV+, and DD communities.

Other specialties include relationship work, career counseling, managing depression, anxiety, anger, substance and internet addictions, codependency, and self-acceptance.

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.

A few days to a few weeks is typical, depending on how busy Geri is when she receives it.

Please note:

Professionals who submit their info here are expected to represent their credentials accurately.

If a user of this website feels that a professional has made false statements about the services that they are qualified to provide, then we may assist the user in locating the appropriate regulatory board to investigate the matter. Such an investigation will not automatically lead to the removal of a listing from the BAP directory - we will make an attempt to differentiate founded versus unfounded allegations, and we will use our best judgement thereafter.

This directory does not accept listings which involve sexual services, given the current illegal status of such services in the jurisdiction in which the directory is hosted.

The maintainers of this directory reserve the right to remove or refuse any directory listing for any reason.

To use the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory, go to www.bizone.org

To contact the directory coordinator, email Geri Weitzman, PhD at: [email protected]

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