• The Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory
    is a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the
    unique needs of bisexual clientele.
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    chiropractors, lecturers, organizers, and others.

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  • United States
  • California
  • Gwyn Fallbrooke, MA - MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Sonoma State University. California MFT Registered Intern 87881, California PCC Registered Intern 2221. Supervised by Elena Moser, LCSW, LCS 12014.
    Dreaming Seed Psychotherapy

    Address: 2305 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705, USA
    Phone: (510) 842-0746 Email:
    therapy@gwynfallbrooke.com  Website: www.gwynfallbrooke.com 
    Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees

    I provide LGBTQ-friendly, poly-friendly, kink-aware, and gender-affirmative psychotherapy to individual adults and adolescents, with a particular interest in serving the QTPOC community. My approach is warm, compassionate, and curious, informed by psychodynamic, feminist, and mindfulness perspectives. Learn more at my website: www.gwynfallbrooke.com. I provide a free initial 20-minute phone consultation.

  • 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.

  • Maryland
  • Loraine Hutchins, Sex Educator/Coach - Also Author/Lecturer. Erotic Spirits Institute, Director. Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. Also studied with Betty Dodson, Joseph Kramer, Jack Painter, Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Deborah Anapol and others.
    Address: 805 Maplewood Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
    Phone: 301/650-9058 Email:
    wonderwoman@igc.org  rain@lorainehutchins.com  Website: http://www.lorainehutchins.com   
    Fees: contact me for more info on fees

    I work as a sex coach and sex educator, particularly with women, older people, fat people, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and intersex people, and those living with disabilities. I work with a wide range of communities including those in intentional spiritual communities or practices, those identifying as polyamorous (loving more than one, openly & honestly) and those with BDSM/leather affinities. My sex coaching services -- patterned after Dodson (www.bettydodson.com) and Kramer (www.erospirit.org) -- help you improve your self-pleasuring capacity and use that capacity to empower your whole life.

    I also offer a variety of speechs and workshops (see website) and am available for guest teaching and guest lecturing. My self-published doctoral dissertation on contempoary U.S. sacred sexualities is available through my website, which also includes other samples of my writings, including the much-beloved 1991 anthology, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, named one of the top 100 queer books of the last century, which I co-edited with Lani Ka-ahumanu.

  • 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 of 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.

  • 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 
    Fees:

    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!

  • New Jersey
  • 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.

  • Oregon
  • Mark Silver, - Business consultant/healer - Heart of Business
    Address: 4074 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
    Phone: 503.282.3037 Email:
    mark@heartofbusiness.com  Website: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/ 
    Fees: contact me for more info on fees

    The Heart of Business provides coaching, healing, guidance and training for the hearts of non-profit executives and entrepreneurs throughout North America. I bring an active connection with the Divine to my work, and have worked with dozens of entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate managers, and non-profits in the areas of marketing, organizational development, fundraising, and communication. Trained at the Jaffe Institute, I am also a Sufi healer and teacher. I combine my healership with practical business skills to help you find clarity and confidence in your business and your life. My work with the bisexual community includes 5 years as the managing editor of Anything That Moves, as well having had an active role as a consultant and activist with BiNet USA for nearly two years. "We were on the brink of total collapse, and Mark provided the crucial guidance and support we needed to survive and to thrive more than we ever have before." Barry Saiff, former President, BiNet USA

  • Rabbi Debra Kolodny, - Executive Director, Nehirim (national LGBTQ Jewish organization), Rabbi, Pnai Or of Portland, Spiritual Director (spiritual counselor), teacher, retreat leader, activist, public speaker, writer
    Address: Portland, OR
    Phone: 503-841-5449 Email: Debraruth@comcast.net 
    Fees: See below

    I offer one on one spiritual counseling to people of all faith persuasions, public speaking, prayer leadership, teaching, non-profit administration and non-profit consulting. I serve all ages, all sexual orientations, all gender identities, congregations, faith based and secular social justice organizations. My fees depend on the nature of the work I am providing. One on one counseling, sliding scale of $75-$100 an hour. For a weekend congregational retreat, $2,500-$4,000, depending on the size of the community. For organizational development work with non-profits, $500-$1,500 a day. I published Blessed Bi Spirit, Bisexual People of Faith in 2000 and dozens of essays, chapters and articles on bisexuality since the late 1980s.

  • Pennsylvania
  • 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.

  • Washington
  • Kathyrn Kemp Chociej, ​Therapist / Coach - ​Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License Issued by the Washington State Department of Health by the authority of RCW 18.225, License SC 60401573.

    Currently working under the direction and guidance of Washington state approved supervisor Joey Pickering, MA LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH00010832).​

    Address: ​220 M St NE, Auburn, WA 98002​
    Phone: ​253-653-6217 Email:
    ​kat@weeds-to-wishes.com  Website: http://www.weeds-to-wishes.com 
    Fees: Sliding scale - please contact me for more information

    ​Kathyrn Kemp Chociej identifies as bisexual, and has a Master in Social Work from the University of Washington-Tacoma, with a focus on transgender issues, a Master in Business Administration from Houston Baptist University in International Marketing & Management, and a bachelors degree in journalism and political science from the University of Houston.​

    Her past social work experience includes: crisis intervention, case management, housing services, support group facilitation, outreach, legislative advocacy, research, training, and the supervision of direct service programs. She has worked with veterans, homeless families, immigrant and refugee populations, survivors of family violence, sobriety-intended individuals, and the LGBTQ community. She enjoys advocating from the perspective of the children impacted.​

    Kathyrn is also a frequent guest lecturer for the University of Washington - Tacoma Social Work program for her work on gender diversity; considering herself to be a life-long learner and change agent in her community.​

    ​Kathyrn Kemp Chociej is an active member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and GSBA. She facilitates support groups for parents of gender-variant children through Gender Diversity and is a graduate of the Out in Front Seattle leadership development program.​

    She does not turn clients away for inability to pay and will accommodate for sliding scale payment plans.

  • Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • DK Green, Psychotherapist / counsellor - AQA Advanced Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
    Supervised by Alexandra Graves, BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate No 049006

    Address: Hunloke Avenue, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 2PD
    Phone: (0) +44 7973 788376 Email:
    dkgreen1967@gmail.com  Website: http://www.dkgreen.com  
    Fees:

    Welcoming clients to my busy UK Midlands-based private practice for weekly or fortnightly appointments, in person locally or nationally/internationally via Skype.

    Personal therapy provided focuses on exploring and effecting change on past patterns, facilitating personal growth, self-development and self-actualisation. Specialisations; sexuality, gender, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Taking you from who and where you are now to who and where you want to be, using your own mind, body and spirit.

    Familiar and experienced with alternative lifestyle choices and identities, therefore particularly but not exclusively working with adult and young adult clients from within LGBTQ, polyamory, tantra, spirituality and kink communities. Knowing that this is an aspect of your life that I will not automatically pathologise often provides a strong and creative start to working together.

    Additional experience that informs my practice includes life coaching, mentoring, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and N.L.P. Rich background of Consulting, Presenting and Facilitating extensive classes, workshops, groups and talks e.g. at five UK Universities and for national events/organisations such as (keynote speaker at) the Pink Therapy Conference, SMPride, Kinkfest 2004 (Organising Director), Polyday, Tantra4GayMen, Unitarian Youth Workers Training Conference. KAP listed (NCSF Kink Aware Professionals).

    I have a reputation for healing the healers and holding those who hold. Is it time you put on your own oxygen mask first?

  • USA-Nationwide
  • Gloria Brame, PhD - ACS Board-certified sexologist; Ph.D. In human sexuality, concentration in BDSM
    Address:
    Phone: 706-788-3446 Email:
    drgloriabrame@gmail.com  Website: http://gloriabrame.com 
    Fees: See website for fees

    Distance counseling (SKYPE or phone) for adults (only). I work with couples, individuals, and leather/poly families, across the spectrum of sex issues, from basic function (ED/inorgasmia) to complex or unconventional problems and fetishes. Specialty in consensual adult kink and fetish sex.

  • Harrie Farrow, Life Coach - Navigating the Biways - Life Coaching for Bisexuals. BA in psychology (clinical focus) with a minor in human sexual studies, from San Francisco State University.
    Address:
    Email: harrie.farrow@gmail.com  Website: http://harriefarrow.wordpress.com/ 
    Fees: 50-minute Skype sessions are $45. Initial free consultation available (see below for more info)

    I offer life coaching for bisexuals and those who love them. I assist clients with bisexual related issues ranging from questioning ones sexual identity and coming out to ones self, to coping with biphobia from the gay community and reconciling a bisexual identity within a monogamous relationship. I help bisexuals go through the process of deciding if, when and how to come out to others including their parents, spouses, children and religious community. I help those who have had someone close to them come out as bisexual cope with this revelation and learn how best to respond. I work with bisexuals dealing with polyamorous issues as well.

    I help clients process and understand what is happening in their life. Information, guidance, and support are geared towards helping the client find a way to move towards a more workable, satisfying, and happy future. Through a process of questions, conversations, and education, I help clients discover within themselves an understanding of what they ultimately, realistically, want the outcome of their situation to be. Together we explore the clients options so they can come up with the best choices for achieving their vision for their future. Arming the client with coping and conversational skills, I will see them through the process. I also offer consulting services to other professionals and businesses who work with or do business with bisexuals.

    50-minute Skype sessions are $45, and also include: An initial free consultation to determine if we are a right fit for each other, an assessment questionnaire, personalized action plans, personalized activities and/or reading assignments geared toward helping the client further their goals, and materials and resources customized towards the clients particular issues/goals.

  • Mark Silver, - Business consultant/healer - Heart of Business
    Address: 4074 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
    Phone: 503.282.3037 Email: mark@heartofbusiness.com  Website: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/ 
    Fees: contact me for more info on fees

    The Heart of Business provides coaching, healing, guidance and training for the hearts of non-profit executives and entrepreneurs throughout North America. I bring an active connection with the Divine to my work, and have worked with dozens of entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate managers, and non-profits in the areas of marketing, organizational development, fundraising, and communication. Trained at the Jaffe Institute, I am also a Sufi healer and teacher. I combine my healership with practical business skills to help you find clarity and confidence in your business and your life. My work with the bisexual community includes 5 years as the managing editor of Anything That Moves, as well having had an active role as a consultant and activist with BiNet USA for nearly two years. "We were on the brink of total collapse, and Mark provided the crucial guidance and support we needed to survive and to thrive more than we ever have before." Barry Saiff, former President, BiNet USA


  

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