"Non-pathologizing support from someone who has experience working with the Kink and CNM communities."
Many medical and mental health providers claim to be "kink-knowledgeable" and "poly/CNM friendly" but truly lack foundational knowledge of human sexuality, erotic orientation, and concepts specific to the kink, BDSM, leather, and consensually non-monogamous communities. You shouldn't feel like you have to "teach" your therapist about your community, relationship structure, and play interests in order to receive care.
I have received extensive education and consultation in human sexuality, Gender, Sexuality, and Relationship Diversity, and kink/BDSM. Most of the clients that I work with are members of marginalized communities. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you feel free to be your authentic self.
As a Kink-Aware & CNM Friendly Therapist...
assume the issue you are seeking help with is caused by or related to your Kink or CNM orientation.
assume that just because you are into Kink that you are also not interested in "vanilla" sexual acts
try to "cure" you of your BDSM, Kink, or CNM desires. You cannot "cure" what is an inherent part of who you are.
be aware that any shame you have about your Kink or CNM identity may have been internalized from society.
assume abuse when you are in a BDSM relationship.
be sensitive to whether and how your Kink or CNM identity impacts your personal and romantic relationships.
assume infidelity when in a Kink or CNM relationship.
continue to educate myself on alternative sexualities through consultation and training provided by the community.