Diversity can be a lot of fun.
Not every couple wants monogamy. Or vanilla sex. Some love to play far outside conventional norms.
And that’s quite alright with me! In fact, I not only celebrate gender, sexual, erotic, and relational diversity (GSERD), I advocate for some of its inherent strengths to the cisgendered-heteronormative populations at large. (You can read an example of that here.)
Whether you’re in a committed triad, quadrad or more, enjoy swinging or threesomes, or have some other form of non-monogamous relationship, arrangement, I’ve worked with it all.
Every relationship has struggles.
The more people we add to the mix, the more interesting things can get to say the least.
Sometimes the highs of polyamory can quickly become dampened by issues of jealousy, insecurity, time-sharing struggles and more.
I can help you navigate setting up what I call the “scaffolding” of multiple partners. For example:
- Am I ready for polyamory?
- What type of non-monogamous relationship might best suit me?
- How much disclosure would I ideally want from my partners?
- How do I handle my jealousy or that of my partners?
- What qualities should I look for in a secondary partner?
- What if it all goes awry?
- Can our children understand polyamory?
While the field of psychology and the world at large still have a LONG way to go in normalizing kink, fetishes, D/S relationships, BDSM etc., increasing numbers of counselors such as myself are more than happy to pave the way.
A little spice can be very good for the soul!
Kink-positive therapy can help address common questions like:
- How do I know if what I’m aroused by is “normal”?
- Am I co-dependent with my D/S partner?
- What qualities should I look for in a scene partner?
- What does good aftercare look like following an intense scene?
- How do I handle sub-drops?
- I think I may have been abused, now what?
- Can kink be empowering/ healthy?
Counseling for Non-traditional Relationships
If any of this is resonating with you, and you’d be interested in talking more about your own particular situation, I’d love to hear from you. Call (850) 516-9590 or send me an email through our contact form.
You don’t have to settle for therapy with a counselor who has no idea what you’re talking about.
Tamara Powell, LMHC is the founder of Arya Therapy Services, a Pensacola based counseling and coaching practice that also offers services globally ONLINE. She is a relationship therapist and empowerment coach and is Arya’s resident “identity and intimacy guru” with specialties in gender, sexual, erotic, and relational diversity (GSERD). If you’re interested in working with her, you can book a session with her here.