Sex-positive philosophy guides my work
The framework as a sex-positive provider means affirming sexuality, and taking a decidedly non-shaming approach to sexuality as long as it is safe, sane and consensual.
As a therapist this means I talk about these three topics with all of my clients.
This means if my clients want to talk about their fetish or fantasy- that’s okay.
And if my clients want to talk about a kinky sexual behavior- that’s okay.
If my clients participate in sexual behavior that is not average or common- that is okay.
We can explore what those behaviors, feelings, and dreams are all about in a non-shaming way (as long as you and your partners are consenting and clear-headed). If my clients mention behavior or terms that are new to me I can ask about them in a non-shaming, non-pathologizing way.
This kind of therapy isn’t for everyone. And it’s not the same as sex therapy; however, I am a board certified sex therapist. This is a critically important way to work with people about a vital part of their lives.