Polyamory & Nonmonogamy

In Oakland, CA

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Whether you're curious, just starting your non-monogamous journey or an experienced practitioner looking for support, we can work together to build and maintain your ideal relationship/s.

Have Romantic Comedies Influenced Your Ideas of Relationships Too Much?

After a lifetime of compulsory monogamy, it can be a struggle to adapt to a new way of having relationships.

Many who practice alternative relationship models find themselves isolated with only websites, and books to rely on for advice or therapists who don't affirm their ideals and values. Most people who start polyamory & non-monogamy feel confusion and frustration trying to navigate with limited support and resources. Perhaps you can relate.

Maybe you feel like no one understands your concerns including your therapist or those who are supposed to provide help.

Do You Feel Stressed, Worried, Lost?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

You’re feeling stuck in a continual fight with nothing feeling resolved.
Feeling overwhelmed by what’s out there and wishing someone else could just show you the way.
You fight all the time with your partner/s.
You are struggling with jealousy and insecurity.
Struggling to find balance - your google calendar is a mess.
You don’t feel supported or seen by your partner/s.
You’re feeling confused about what type of non-monogamous relationship would work best for you.
You’re worried about coming out to friends and family.
You’re struggling to find like minded people to date.

If these sound true for you, I want you to know that even though you may feel isolated, there are many out there experiencing the same worries and struggles as yourself.

We don't have great resources for people who want to make their own way when it comes to relationships - asking for help is the first step to get the support you need.

Even if you don't believe you deserve care, you do. You deserve to take care of yourself.

Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Relationships

It’s possible to
feel better

Imagine A Life Where You Could...

Have the intimacy you want with your partner.
Improve your relationship with yourself and those you choose to share yourself with.
Create a more meaningful life based on who you are and what you desire.
Have the loving relationships you've always wanted.
Navigate non-monogamy challenges with ease.

Navigate Non-Monogamy Challenges with Ease

Therapy helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less less confusion and more confidence.

You will get you the toolbox of practical actions you need to change your behaviors and beliefs gradually and feel safer in your relationships.

Even if you're not sure that a therapist would be non-judgemental towards your relationships, Therapy may be able to help.

I've helped many individuals and couples find their voice and develop strong routines/practices when it comes to navigating alternative relationships.

How Polyamory & Non-monogamy Therapy Works

Therapy consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will provide guidance based on my experience. I play an active role.

Here’s how it will work step-by-step

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First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.

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Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.

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We will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.

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We will also work to discover what your goals are in your relationships.

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Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.

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Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the relationship/s you desire.

Research shows that Therapy can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

Let’s Get Started Today

Ready to start feeling better?
If you feel trapped in a life they don't love, Therapy could help.

Start now and stop being ashamed of themselves and start being proud of who they are. During your free phone consultation you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.

Email me for your free phone consultation today at [email protected].