Polyamory Aware Counseling
Radical Relating – Learning to relate out-of-the-box
A dynamic, fluid way of being in relationships that embraces possibility and potential and that acknowledges the inevitability of change.
Designer relationships (aka: designing your relationships in such a way that they meet your and your partner’s unique needs) is becoming more popular as people realize that there is more than one way to have intimate relationships. Monogamy, while widely accepted as the cultural norm despite it’s questionable success rate, is not the only model for intimate relationships. In fact, even for monogamists, there is hope for creating sustainable, honest, deep, consensual and committed relationships that are dynamic and fluid while also, radically, embrace change as it’s corner stone.
Do you want to work with a therapist who is open to alternative models of relating to others?
Are you seeking greater intimate connection, or concerned that your sexuality will be seen as problematic?
…If so, it might be helpful to talk with a therapist who is comfortable with these issues.
Each person’s sexuality and relationship orientation is profoundly personal, and can sometimes feel difficult to talk about. Feeling comfortable with your sexuality, sexual identity and orientation is important to your mental and emotional health as well as your overall satisfaction in life. Understanding your unique style of relating is important for your relationship with your self, your body, and to people in your life.
I offer support with:
- Cultivating open, honest communication
- Clarifying your relationship values and ethics
- Exploring healthy communication strategies
- Practicing communication skills using dramatic enactment (drama therapy)
- Strengthening and defining boundaries
- Self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-image issues
- Jealousy issues
- Time management strategies
- And, regular psychotherapy for other issues, yet within a safe, poly-aware context.
I focus on providing non-judgmental, non-pathologizing, sex positive and poly-aware therapy and welcome clients who experience life outside of the standard cultural narrative when it comes to alternative, non-traditional and designer relationship preferences.
Introduction to Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships – For an introductory explanation of polyamory and non-monogamous relationships on GoodTherapy.org, click here.