Non-Traditional Relationships

Nashville is still a traditional town, one that’s brimming with faith-based counselors and conventional therapists who cater to clients in traditional marriages with traditional family values.

While I am respectful of all faiths and traditions, I also whole-heartedly support alternative lifestyles and non-traditional relationships of every kind, and I am deeply committed to helping people whose belief systems, values, and identities fall outside of cultural norms.

LGBT Counseling

As an LGBT ally, I take great pride in working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their loved ones. I offer an accepting and non-judgmental environment for people who identify across the entire spectrum of gender, orientation, and attraction, as well as those who are dealing with issues surrounding sexual exploration, sexual confusion, and asexuality.

My areas of special focus include:

  • Gay and Lesbian Couples Counseling
  • Parenting LGBT Adolescents
  • Family Conflict
  • Orientation and Gender Confusion
  • Reconciling Faith and Identity
  • Sexual Health and Safety

In light of the recent legislation making it legal in Tennessee for mental health professionals to refuse treatment to patients based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, I want to extend my services to anyone across the state who might be negatively affected by this new law.

If you are struggling with issues of sexuality or spirituality and you can’t speak freely with your church or local counselor for fear that you might be refused treatment, please reach out to me. I will do everything that I can to help you find the mental health resources you need.

Nobody should ever have to worry that they might be refused mental health care for being open and honest about their sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious doubts.

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Exploring the possibilities beyond traditional monogamy can be joyful and empowering, but being part of a relationship that falls outside of cultural norms can be difficult. There are no standard models for open relationships. You have to invent your partnerships by living them, and many people get overwhelmed trying to navigate the rough spots on their own. It helps to have support.

Working from a foundation of honesty, integrity, and consent, I offer practical skills, a trained perspective, and a safe space to work through challenging feelings and new experiences. Whatever your particular situation is, I can provide a down-to-earth approach to help you through it.

I work with a wide array of people and issues, including:

  • Couples New to Non-Monogamy
  • Polyamorous Couples, Triads, and Pods
  • Polyfidelitous Relationships
  • Swingers
  • BDSM Partners
  • Managing New Relationship Energy (NRE)
  • Agreements and Agreement Violations
  • Coping with Jealousy
  • Fostering Compersion
  • Sexual Health and Safety
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