Our networking group for Bay Area Psychotherapists has a new mission statement:
We are a group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience.
We provide a safe haven for mental health clinicians to gather, network, support, and
Our psychotherapy practices welcome and serve:
● Clients who engage in consensual sexual behaviors, including but not limited to kink and polyamory.
● Clients who are gender variant.
Our group welcomes:
● Students seeking mentorship in working affirmatively and responsibly with said clients.
● Professionals seeking networking, support, and consultation in working affirmatively and responsibly with said clients.
We are committed to expanding affirmative psychological understandings of sexual and gender diversity, and to counteracting the historical and present day harm done by pathologizing diagnoses, stigma, and invisibility.
We are committed to identifying standards of affirmative and culturally competent care, and to sharing this information with each other and our colleagues so that we may better serve our clients and their communities.
We have all agreed to abide by the ethical guidelines of our respective disciplines.
If you are interested in joining our group, please email Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. PSY21284
In your email, please provide your name, license, practice and/or school information, and a brief bio about your interest in the group. This information will be shared only with other members of our group.
We look forward to hearing from you!