Do you feel like you're struggling more in your life than you have before? Does it feel like the joys you once experienced have gotten fainter, more difficult to achieve? Are you often battling the blues or struggling with anxiety? Individual therapy is something that can help you regain your footing, get back to your path.
Or if you're in a relationship, do you find yourselves locked in the same disagreements night after night? Have you opened up your relationship, but find yourself struggling with feelings of jealousy or insecurity? None of that means things aren't working ... it means they can work better. Relationship counseling can help you become unstuck, and find more effective ways to communicate and resolve differences.
I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than a decade experience helping people find more intimacy and connection in their lives. I specialize in working with people exploring, experiencing, and evolving in consensual non-monogamy. But I work with plenty of monogamous folks too! My goal is to help you find the life you yearn for, and find ways around the hurdles and stumbling blocks. I strive to create a supportive environment where everyone can feel safe and accepted.
I'm not just a poly & kink aware therapist, I'm active in the lifestyles. This gives me a better sense of empathy and helps forge stronger connections between my clients and myself. The most important predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. Choose someone with whom you can feel free to be yourself and safe to hold nothing back.
I connect with clients anywhere across California and Nevada via privacy-protected online video sessions. With telehealth, it's like my office moves into your living room or wherever you have your computer, tablet, or smart-phone.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help you get a sense of who I am and how we connect. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
On the About Sex Podcast, fellow therapist Angela Skurtu talks to David about what shrinks get wrong with kink and ethical non-monogamy. Listen HERE.
On The Hankie Pankie Podcast, adult performer and author Coralyn Jewel talks to me about ethical non-monogamy, kink, therapy, and some unusual fetishes. Watch HERE.
On the Practicing Polyamory Podcast, James Sias talks to me about deepening trust in relationships, working with kinky clients, and swinging, back in the “old days”. Listen HERE.
On Your Kinky Friends, Nicholas Tanek talks to me about how to start a conversation with your partner(s) about your kinks, needs, and wants, and when to open up your relationship (and when not to). Watch HERE.
I’m quoted in Psychology Today talking about consensual non-monogamy. Read it HERE.
On Smart Sex Smart Love, Dr. Joe Kort talks to me about non-monogamy, kink, and Disney movie endings. Listen HERE.
On The Relationship Show with Dr. Wendy and Miss Jenni, they talk to me about kink, relationships, puppy play, and cuddle puddles. Listen HERE