Sharing Fantasies | Guest Post by Georgia Hill

This is a guest blog post on the theme of enhancing relationships, to celebrate the launch of Keely Kolmes’s upcoming monthly Relationship Skills Workshop. The first workshop will meet on Saturday, April 11th. The second one, just for singles, is May 16th. You can sign up here for newsletter updates. Those who receive the newsletter will get … Continued

50 Shades of Stigma: Are we as kinky as we think we are?

Originally published at Psyched in San Francisco The popularity of the 50 Shades of Grey books has been staggering. They have become the 9 1/2 Weeks of a new generation; glorifying the excitement of power, bondage, and…well, mind games. In fact, those who know what consensual BDSM participants actually do together have criticized the trilogy … Continued

Gay, Older, and Dating: I Have Survived! Now What? A Guest Post by Doug Haldeman, Ph.D.

The following is a guest post by Douglas C. Haldeman, Ph.D. who has been a Counseling Psychologist in Independent Practice in Seattle for 29 years. His long publication record includes over forty articles and book chapters on issues of Diversity, Ethics, Family systems, Practice Guidelines for marginalized groups, and competent treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families. … Continued

Bay Area Psychotherapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

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 consult. Our … Continued

A Guide to Choosing a Kink-Aware Therapist

I’m very pleased to announce that the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has published an article I co-wrote with Geri Weitzman, Ph.D. on choosing a kink-aware therapist. You can find both the long article (16 pages) and a short FAQ on the Kink-Aware Professionals page. Here is a direct link to download the printable pdf of … Continued

Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

Are you a TADS? Please join our group: Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality This is a free group for mental health professionals in the Bay Area of California. We offer support, networking, and consultation for Bay Area clinicians and mental health trainees who embrace the full range of sexual expression of consenting … Continued