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Kink-aware and affirmative therapy Bergen County, NJ 07450
"Non-pathologizing support from someone who has experience working with the Kink and CNM communities."

Many medical and mental health providers claim to be "kink/CNM friendly" or "kink/CNM affirming" but lack foundational knowledge of human sexuality, erotic orientation, and concepts specific to the kink, BDSM, leather, and consensually non-monogamous communities. You shouldn't feel like you have to "teach" your therapist about your community, relationship structure, and play interests in order to receive care. 

 

I have received extensive education and consultation in human sexuality, Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity, and kink/BDSM. Most of the clients that I work with are members of marginalized communities. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel free to be your authentic self.

I take an affirmative approach to working with kinky/CNM clients and kink/CNM-unique concerns. Tools fostered throughout our sessions include: self-compassion, effective communication, resiliency building, and somatic affective awareness.

We can work together to explore your relationship with erotic self-expression, so that you can engage with your eroticism and sexuality in ways that feel enjoyable and meaningful for YOU!

As a Kink-Aware & CNM Friendly Therapist...

I won't

assume the issue you are seeking help with is caused by or related to your Kink or CNM orientation.

I won't

assume that just because you are into Kink that you are also not interested in "vanilla" sexual acts

I won't

try to "cure" you of your BDSM, Kink, or CNM desires. You cannot "cure" what is an inherent part of who you are.

I will

be aware that any shame you have about your Kink or CNM identity may have been internalized from society. 

I won't

assume abuse when you are in a BDSM relationship.

I will

be sensitive to whether and how your Kink or CNM identity impacts your personal and romantic relationships. 

I won't

assume infidelity when in a Kink or CNM relationship.

I will

continue to educate myself on alternative sexualities through consultation and training provided by the community. 

I provide kink/CNM-specific support for the following:

Coming Out as Open, Poly, or Kinky

Dating & Relationship Stressors

Questioning Sexuality, Gender Identity, or Erotic Orientation 

Sexual Health & Intimacy Concerns

Shame Related to Sexuality, Erotic Desires, or Kink

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