Misunderstanding, stereotyping, pathologizing, hypersexualizing — you’ve heard plenty, I’m sure. I have worked with many individuals and couples that either hesitated or waited for several valuable sessions before disclosing their relationship status.
It makes sense. Who wants their counselor judging them or making unwarranted assumptions? Who wants to waste expensive therapy sessions justifying their lifestyle?
Partners in ethical non-monogamy, kink, and other lifestyles deserve the same space and quality of care as “heteronormative” couples. I’m here to help you navigate your issues, not assume that your lifestyle is problematic.
At Satya Counseling, you can trust a safe space to discuss:
- Open relationships
- Polyamory with primary relationships
- Polyamory with non-heirarchical relationships
Whether you’re seeking individual or couples therapy for issues unrelated, tangential, or related to the above, speak freely. In my experience, nontraditional couples often “graduate” from couples counseling sooner. The lifestyle demands such transparency and excellent communication that partners often come flying in to counseling when they first start to struggle, and are very open to strategies about how to communicate effectively. In contrast, the Gottmans found that many couples will wait up to six years to seek help once they start to think about counseling.
My one stipulation is that I do not keep secrets between partners, though I will gladly work with a partner or two if they need help strategizing how to address something with another partner.