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Santa Monica BDSM and Kink Friendly Therapist

All of us with stigmatized identities face this question daily: how much to accommodate society by constraining ourselves and how much to break the limits of what constitutes a valid life.

Over the past several years I have found myself working with an increasing number of individuals who are a part of the BDSM and lifestyle community. Working with these clients I have learned a great deal about the community and about how BDSM desires can contribute to feelings of shame and anxiety. My experience is that acceptance of every part of ourselves, even the parts that may seem taboo, is the ultimate path to freedom.

Many people hold stereotypes about the BDSM community and I have found that such stereotypes couldn't be further from the truth. Those clients who self-identify as kinky are sometimes those one would least expect. I draw attention to this point to let you know that whatever you are dealing with and however stigmatized by society as a whole, you will be treated as an individual and seen as a whole person, not confined by any labels or preconceived notions. I'm very comfortable discussing all matters related to fetish, sexuality and dom/sub issues within relationships— nothing is taboo in my therapeutic practice.

Therapy Specializations

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

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