• 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.

   Therapists - 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:
    felixsalomon-phd@att.net 
    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.

  • 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.

  • Crista Underwood, LCSW - License LCS 26642
    Address: 425 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone: 415-971-0654 Email: cristaunderwoodlcsw@gmail.com  Website: http://www.cristaunderwoodlcsw.com/ 
    Fees: Please contact me for fee information.

    We all face times in our life when we need someone to walk beside us, help us think through a problem, or face a challenge with us. These can be times when we feel overwhelmed, sad, worried, tired, afraid or lonely. We may be having a problem at work, in a relationship with a loved one, partner or spouse, or with changes in our lives. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, loss or grief, I can work with you to discover new ways of thinking and acting that bring first relief, and then growth, change and balance to your life. If you are facing hostility from family and friends or confusion about your own feelings, therapy can help you find your inner strength and increase your ability to deal with stress.

    My approach is nonjudgmental, collaborative and active, and I really enjoy getting to know my clients and working with you to create positive changes and move away from despair and anxiety toward a life of authenticity and joy. I am compassionate in my work, and I believe that we are all sacred, vulnerable, strong beings worthy of our own best efforts.

    I specialize in working with members of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Queer and Polyamorous, Kink and Sex-positive communities to help them overcome internal and external barriers, know themselves, and live life to the fullest. I especially enjoy collaborating with people in alternative relationship structures to help them build strong, lasting connections with their partners while maintaining their individuality.

  • 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.

  • 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: 885 N. San Antonio Road, Suite H, Los Altos, CA 94022
    Phone: 408-338-5638 Email: geriweitzman@gmail.com  Website: http://www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist 
    Fees: Sliding scale fee available; Insurance accepted.

    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).

    I am in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, Medicare, Pacificare, UBH, UHC, and USBH. If you have another plan that covers sessions with out-of-network providers, I am happy to help you submit the claims paperwork for that.

    Please let me know in your message that you are seeking a bisexuality-aware psychotherapist, as I keep some slots open for members of sexual minority groups when my practice is otherwise full.

  • 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 
    Fees:

    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.

  • Jennifer Rehor, MFTI - - MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University
    - MA in Psychology/MFT from Brandman University
    - CA-BBS Registered Intern (IMF 74112)
    - Supervised by John McConnell, Ph.D., MFT (PSY 10673, MFC 23675)

    Address: 3821 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
    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. I have been trained in EMDR for treating past trauma.

    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.

  • Karin Wandrei, LCSW - CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW number LJ10609)
    Address: 117 Treadway Court, Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA
    Phone: 707-304-4245 Email: kwandrei@gmail.com  Website: http://www.karinwandrei.com 
    Fees: Please call to discuss fees.

    I have been a licensed psychotherapist in the state of California since 1983. I am queer, poly-friendly and kink-friendly. I specialize in short-term therapy with individuals and couples. I use a variety of treatment approaches so we can develop a plan that will meet your individual needs rather than a one size fits all. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family therapy, feminist, humanistic, and mindfulness approaches. Specialties include: coping skills, divorce, family conflicts, loss and grief, peer relationships, parenting issues, self-esteem, anxiety, career counseling, depression, and life coaching. I can see you in northern Sonoma County in person or through SKYPE if you are in California or a California resident outside the state. I will soon be able to take Medicare. If you have other insurance, I can provide you with an invoice to submit to your provider for possible reimbursement.

    We will decide what you would like to see different at the completion of our work. It might be making a decision about your job or improving communication with your partner. I see myself as a facilitator of your change process. Our work will be tailored to your specific needs.

    How can I help you in your change process? By bringing in a fresh perspective. By helping you find solutions that work for you. By acknowledging how scary change can be. By providing you with support and a yes-you-can-do-this attitude.

    Everything we do is based on establishing a safe, respectful relationship. Therapy is a partnership where you are responsible for your own success and I help facilitate the process. Humor is essential! I look forward to talking with you to see if I am the right therapist for you.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Publications:

    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: 3852 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
    Phone: 510-545-2321 Fax: 510-981-0852 fax Email: drsandchang@hushmail.com  Website: http://www.sandchang.com 
    Fees:

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • Suzie Sherman, MA - Psychotherapy Intern, Registered MFTI #IMF59099 with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Supervised by Cindy Blackett, MFT #MFC34867
    Address: 1676 Solano Avenue Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
    Phone: (510) 496-3454 Email: suzie.sherman.mft@gmail.com  Website: http://suzieshermantherapy.com 
    Fees: My full fee is $100 for a 50-minute session. I do not take insurance at this time.

    At its heart, psychotherapy is a creative, collaborative process between therapist and client/s in which change is facilitated through an authentic human connection. I like to work relationally, bringing the here and now into the therapy room for client and therapist together to notice relationship dynamics and unconstructive patterns in a gentle, nonjudgmental and direct style. Psychotherapy can be a constructive way to work through depression and anxiety, learn to handle anger and other intense emotions, deal with the grief and pain of loss and death, explore issues around body image, self-esteem, and blocks to building positive self-regard. I welcome a dialogue about socioeconomic and cultural context, as these factors in our lives have a direct impact on our emotional well-being.

    I work with lesbian, gay, bi and pansexual, queer, straight, transgender, gender variant, genderqueer, and intersex adults. I am committed to providing an open, culturally competent space for those identified with or exploring polyamory/nonmonogamy, kink/BDSM, butch/femme, and other frontiers of sexuality and intimacy. Individuals, couples, and triads/trios are all welcome.

  • 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/ 
    Fees:

    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
  • 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.

  • 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 
    Fees:

    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 Bostwick,, MA - Counselor/therapist at The Butterfly Within Counseling Center. MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, BA in Psychology. I am not licensed nor am I an intern, I do have supervision with Robyn Fusco license #2095.
    Address: 11178 Huron Street Suite 7 Northglenn, CO 80234, USA
    Phone: 720-304-5570 Email: Taryn@thebutterflywithin.com  Website: www.thebutterflywithin.com 
    Fees: My fees range from $70-90 and I also offer sliding scale and a free initial consultation.

    I specialize in working with GLBTQ, Polyamory, alternative sexualities, sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, spirituality and co-dependent clients. I work with all forms of self expression including but not limited to polyamory, kink, mixed relationships, BDSM and so on. I have a great deal of experience in the above areas including leading anti-oppression trainings. I offer individual, relationship, child play therapy and groups 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
  • 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.

  • Illinois
  • 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.

  • 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:

    Sexuality
    . 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)

    Relationships
    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

    Bisexuality
    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.

  • 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 womens and mens 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 Associations 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.

  • 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 
    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!

  • Minnesota
  • Ashley Sovereign, Psychologist - License # LP#4805
    Address: 366 Selby Avenue South, Suite 306, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Phone: 612-245-8745 Email:
    Ashleysovereign241@gmail.com 
    Fees: My fee is currently $110 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., D’Rozario, 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.

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

    Individual and couple psychotherapy using cognitive, psychodynamic and EMDR modalities. Extensive experience with lesbian, gay and bisexual persons, coming-out late in life issues, and marriages with mixed sexual orientations.

    Languages spoken: English, Spanish. Specialties include adults. Sexuality, relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, risky sexual behavior.

    Author: Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical, and Research Perspectives.

  • 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 
    Fees:

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pennsylvania
  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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:
    CCarteemslpc@aol.com 
    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.

  • 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.

  • Vermont
  • David Levingston, MA, LMFT - VT License LMFT 100-0000054 / CA MFT License MFC44173
    Address: 139 Main Street Suite 404, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    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; completing a PhD Clinical Psychology - Walden University; Post-graduate work in clinical studies at Johns-Hopkins University with GBLT. My clinical licensining supervisor is Carey Gauzens, Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia - 703-903-9696 Psychotherapy and assessments
    Address: The Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia - Springfield, Alexandria, and Washington, DC
    Phone: (703) 903-9696 ext 215 Email:
    dejuana01@yahoo.com  pastoralcounselinghelp@yahoo.com  Website: http://www.pastoralcounseling.com/de-juana-smith-gatling/   
    Fees: Please contact me for more info on fees.

    I provide psychotherapy and assessments. Please see my web page above for my description of services.

  • 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. 1555 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 4E, Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 571-344-5926 Website: http://www.capitalcounselingservices.wordpress.com 
    Fees: $145 per 45 minute session. I have a limited sliding fee scale.

    In my clinical practice I provide individual, couples and group psychotherapy; as well as employee assistance program (EAP) services which focus on human sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, co-occurring diagnosis (mental health & substance abuse), trauma and mens issues. Additionally, I provide services to members of the kinky and different loving communities (i.e. SM/BD, fetish, polyamourous). My professional work has focused on supporting GLBTQI communities. I am also working toward a Certified Sex Therapist credential through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

    I have an ecletic approach to psychotherapy treatment. I was initially trained in cognitive behavioral school but have since incorporated mindfulness based psychotherapy into my work with patients. I regard the counseling relationship with my clients from a humanistic approach.

    I know American Sign Language (limited conversational fluency)

    I have more than 14 years in the human services field and over 9 years of professional clinical experience. I have a gifted ability to make people feel emotionally at ease and comfortable discussing some of the most intimate aspects of their life in a supportive and respectful manner.

  • Washington
  • 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.

  • 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 
    Fees:

    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.

  • 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:
    babrown66@hotmail.com 
    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.

  • Other Countries
  • International
  • Ronete Cohen, Psychologist - Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from Leiden University, the Netherlands. English Core Training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy (final year). Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy / Affect Phobia Therapy: supervision/training (since 2008). Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, membership no. 653218). Member of NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychologists, membership no. 133781).
    Address: north west London
    Phone: +316 2691 6938 Email:
    info@rainbowcouch.co.uk  Website: http://www.rainbowcouch.co.uk 
    Fees:

    The Rainbow Couch is an online counselling and psychotherapy service that is easily accessible from the privacy of your own home. It offers 3 options of online sessions: via Skype with webcam, via Skype/phone without webcam, or via Skype (typed) chat. It sets the threshold of therapy at a level that you feel comfortable with and allows you to move up a level if and when youre ready. It welcomes and respects cultural diversity and provides tolerant, inclusive and accepting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual therapy. I am an openly bisexual psychologist and offer affirmative LGBT therapy.

    In therapy sessions I use a flexible combination of counselling techniques according to your unique needs as an individual at any given moment in time. I make a point of never forgetting that even within the identities that seem to define us we are still as unique and complex as fingerprints. Whether youre in or out of the closet, I respect your choices and beliefs, never forcing you in a direction that you are not ready for. I do not have pre-set ideas about how you should live your life: I help you make the right choices for you.

    Writing:
    2005-2009: Diva Magazine (lesbian/bisexual) Life Expert psychological advice column.
    Since 2006: Zij aan Zij Magazine (lesbian/bisexual) psychological advice column.
    Various magazine articles (for Diva and Zij aan Zij), e.g. about lesbian/bisexual BDSM community and about porn made for and by lesbians/bisexuals, aiming to increase awareness and acceptance within the lesbian community.
    A scientific article (The Case Against Reorientation Treatment published as a free resource on the internet) debunking the pseudo scientific claims of the pro-reorientation/reparative therapy lobby.

  • 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 ^ 130 - ^ 160, 90 minutes. Per session thereafter, sliding scale of ^ 65 - ^ 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:
    alex.iantaffi@gmail.com 
    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.


  

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