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Telephone:(619) 500-6252
One Web CompanyFAX:
San Diego, CA 92195E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://onewebcompany.com
Practice ScopeOne Web Company was founded with one mission: to provide the best return on investment (ROI) to our clients in the areas of web design, software development, managed hosting, website maintenance and more. We provide services that help our clients increase the strength of their online presence through data analytics and other tools. Sometimes that means that we recommend that you not do something. Years of experience ensure we have the skill and knowledge to help businesses promote their products and services by identifying targeted demographics. We work with clients from all walks of life and through research can often identify niche opportunities, find new ways to increase business and brand identity, convert sales and increase revenue.


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Toby Phoebe E. Adams, JD, MBATelephone:(530) 863-7153
Toby Adams, Attorney at LawFAX:
SF Bay Area
Fremont, CA 94539E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.tobyadamslaw.com
Practice ScopeWe specialize in helping members of the LGBTQIA, poly, and kink communities throughout the SF Bay Area with alternative-family legal needs, including: Adoption, Parenting Agreements, Poly Partnership Agreements, Wills & Trusts, Name & Gender Change, Custody, Dissolution, and other legal protections needed by all families including those who may have been denied the automatic protections of civil marriage or legal parental status and who are facing a constantly changing legal landscape. We understand your situation. We can help. (License # CA Bar #285593)


Lawrence R Jensen, JDTelephone:(408) 899-2510
Lawrence R. Jensen & AssociatesFAX:
95 S. Market St., #550
San Jose, CA 95113E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.lrjensenlaw.com
Practice ScopeWe are a business and real estate oriented law firm. We don't focus on counseling and representing people living "Alt" lifestyles, but we won't judge you either. We form corporations and limited liability companies, counsel commercial landlords and commercial tenants, and provide legal services to start ups, and small to medium sized businesses and non-profits. We also have extensive experience with litigating real estate and business disputes. Please check out our website for more information. (License # SBN 132330)


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Laurie Ellington, Poly-Coach, BATelephone:(310) 993-3147
Polyamory & Open Relationship CoachingFAX:
San Francisco, CA 94111E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: https://poly-coach.com/
Practice ScopeI am an Open Relationship and Polyamory Coach. I work with individuals and couples in all kinds of relationships. I have an emphasis on open relationships, polyamory, and ethical non-monogamy because I am experienced in the lifestyle. That said, I have no desire or intention to convert anyone to polyamory. I support people in discovering what is in true alignment for themselves. I offer tools to help people learn how to cultivate relationships that resonate with their heart and soul. Having been in numerous teaching roles and capacities for the past 20 years. I attended a two-year coaching and apprenticeship program to learn how to help people break through limiting beliefs and patterns that kept them stuck in unhealthy relationships. I work with clients all over the globe using Skype and other video formats.


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Dr. Shannon Chavez Qureshi, PsyD, CSTTelephone:(323) 920-9473
SHAPE CenterFAX:(323) 920-9473
8484 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 715
Beverly Hills, CA 90211E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.drshannonchavez.com
Practice ScopeDr. Shannon Chavez is a nationally recognized expert, therapist, and educator specializing in "all things sexuality" including help for men, women, and couples; the treatment of sexual disorders; sex education for conservative religious and cultural groups; sexual trauma and abuse; and compulsive behaviors surrounding love, romance, and sex. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY26924) and Arizona (PSY4290) and has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California where she works with individuals and couples to address sexual concerns and build sexual awareness through therapy, coaching, and education. (License # PSY26924 CA, PSY4290 AZ)


Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D.Telephone:(415) 673-2848
Clinical PsychologyFAX:
26 Salt Landing
Tiburon, CA 94920E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.ThreeMinuteTherapy.com
Practice ScopeI do best with clients who are impatient for results. The average client sees me for under 12 sessions. My REBT/CBT approach is active-directive and present-oriented. I teach you how to be your own therapist. You're not dependent on me for years or even many months. I regularly suggest homework, enabling you to take an active part in your therapy and make it highly efficient. To understand how I work, go to www.ThreeMinuteTherapy.com. Feel free to call or email with questions: 415-673-2848 or DrEdelstein@ThreeMinuteTherapy.com. Albert Ellis's REBT does not dwell on your childhood or endlessly expressing your feelings. I offer copious feedback, helping you immediately take charge of your life. I employ an educational model rather than the traditional therapy model. (License # Licensed Psychologist)


Dr. Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.Telephone:(415) 501-9098
Independent PracticeFAX:
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 415
Oakland, CA 94612E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.drkkolmes.com
Practice ScopeI founded Bay Area Open Minds in 2009. I did this because I recognize that sexual diversity is more than just LGB and there were many San Francisco, Bay Area clinicians who did not understand open relationships, polyamory, kink and BDSM. I have been practicing for more than 20 years. I have published peer reviewed articles on both consensual kink and consensual non-monogamy. I treat anxiety and depression, and enjoy relationship therapy with two or more relationship partners. I also work with people doing personal growth and exploring their individual selves in relationships. You can find out more about my work with alt-sex communities here: http://drkkolmes.com/kink-and-poly-psychotherapy/ (License # PSY21284)


Dr. Beth Leedham, Ph.D.Telephone:(818) 254-5554
FAX:
16055 Ventura Blvd. #1110
Encino, CA 91423E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.drbethleedham.com
Practice ScopeI have offices in Encino and Agoura Hills. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USC, did my internship and postdoctoral work at UCLA, and I've been in practice for 20 years. I am kink-affirmative, poly-affirmative, and have treated clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I specialize in relationship therapy, depression, anxiety, sex therapy, and coping with medical illness. Phone consultations are free. (License # PSY15656)


Dr. Anna Scully, Ph.D.Telephone:(310) 413-9898
Safe HarborFAX:
Video therapy anywhere in CA
CaliforniaE-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.ascullyphd.com
Practice ScopeSAFE HARBOR - KINK/POLY AWARE TELETHERAPY ANYWHERE IN CA In therapy, you should be able to discuss all aspects of your life without fear of judgment, or the need to educate your therapist about BDSM, kink, or polyamory. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place to work with your memories, feelings and thoughts in new ways. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience and know that our experiences change our brains. Family, relationships and trauma all affect how we perceive ourselves, others and our world. I specialize in working with people affected by long-term stress, anxiety, abuse, trauma and grief; as these experiences leave a deep impact on our brain and our lives. Together we will work to create new experiences that change patterns and allow you to live your life fully! Please contact me for a free consultation. (License # PSY23728)


Dr. Adam Sheck, PsyDTelephone:(310) 968-1526
FAX:
6535 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90048E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.thepassiondoctor.com
Practice ScopeAs a Clinical Psychologist and Imago Relationship Therapist with over 25 years of experience, I LOVE to work with relationships. Relationship with yourself and relationship with your partner(s). Couples, thruples and moresomes all have their unique as well as similar issues in communication, boundary setting, dealing with trust, conflict, jealousy, sustaining intimacy and passion over the long haul, and so much more. I am a sex positive psychotherapist supporting non-traditional relationship as well as traditional relationships opening into those expanding areas. Vanilla is equally welcome! In addition, it is my joy to facilitate individuals in connecting to their deepest life purpose and removing the blocks to living that mission fully. Complimentary telephone consultation is available to discover if we are a good fit. (License # PSY15487)


Dr. Abigail Weissman, Psy.D.Telephone:(619) 403-5578
Waves, A Psychological CorporationFAX:
15525 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA, United S
POWAY, CA 92064E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.wavespsych.com
Practice ScopeWho I Am - Pronouns: she,her,hers. I am a clinical psychologist but you might also call me an empowering supporter and a self-love affirmer. What I Do - I help people who wish they could be their full queer, transgender, religious, liberal, activist, polyamorous, and/or kink selves but hold themselves back because they are scared they will be unloved, unemployed, and rejected by their loved ones and communities. Why? I encourage them to share their deepest wishes so that they can learn to be happy being themselves. I know from my own path to wellness and years of working with LGBTQIQA clients that it is possible to survive the fear of other's judgment, hurt, and disappointment to live your true self. Rates: $200/session Please see http://www.wavespsych.com/doctorabi for training, education, memberships and more! (License # PSY 27497)


Dr. Geri D. Weitzman, Ph.D.Telephone:(408) 338-5638
FAX:
900 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 106
Los Altos, CA 94022E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.numenor.org/~gdw/psychologist/
Practice ScopeI am a licensed psychologist, practicing in Los Altos, California. I enjoy helping people to find creative ways to solve problems and become more fully themselves. I offer a warm and supportive environment which affirms the diversity of each individual. My specialties include: Relationship counseling, depression, anxiety, self esteem, substance abuse, internet addiction, personal growth, anger management, codependency, emotional abuse survivor issues, career issues, and coming out. I welcome clients from a variety of subcultures, including bisexual, pan-sexual, lesbian, gay, transgender, enby, ace, bdsm, polyamory, hiv/poz, pagan, goth, geek, etc. I am a member of the Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Magellan, and Medicare insurance panels. (License # PSY17963)


Dr. Camilla Williams, Ph.D.Telephone:(619) 403-5578
Waves, A Psychological CorporationFAX:
15525 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA, United S
POWAY, CA 92064E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.wavespsych.com
Practice ScopeI’m a psychologist but you might also call me a listener, a carer, or a gardener of personal growth. I help people who want to understand themselves better and make positive changes in their lives but aren't sure how to take the first step and are held back by all the unknowns. I support them as they identify their thoughts, feelings, and desires so that they can find their own voice and use it boldly. I know the power of story from growing up in the Deaf community. I believe, based on both personal and professional experiences, that everyone deserves to tell their story and be believed. I believe that through telling our stories, we find our own wisdom and the strength to be our true selves. I believe that knowing yourself and following your core beliefs will change the world. I am kink, poly & LGBTQIQAP-affirming! (License # PSY 27200)


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Psychotherapists
Tim Hartnett, PhD, LMFTTelephone:(831) 222-0111
Relationship CounselingFAX:
Downtown Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.santacruztherapist.net
Practice ScopeExtensive experience in relationship counseling, including LGBT and polyamorous relationships. Special training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. (License # MFT 27228)


Mike Lysaght, LMFTTelephone:(415) 205-2788
FAX:(408) 384-5070
3436 American River Drive, #17
Sacramento, CA 95864E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.mikelysaght.com
Practice ScopeI work with all members of the LGBT+, poly and kink communities. I have experience working with varied relationship structures and provide kink and poly-affirmative space where clients can explore their wants and needs free from judgement or shame. I receive specific, ongoing consultation from other professionals and am enhancing my practice with specific training in gender-variant (trans/nb) care. (License # MFC77671)


Connie MacKenzie, LCSWTelephone:(408) 416-2580
Lotus Heart and MindFAX:
Park Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.lotusheartmind.com
Practice ScopeMental health is achieved through integration of heart, mind, body and spirit. People with alternative lifestyles are undeserved and often misunderstood in the therapy community. I am a fully licensed professional offering confidential, individual and couples relationship development.I am experienced providing sensitive, unbiased support to the BDSM, D/S, Kink, LGBTQIA, Ethical Non-Monogamy/Poly, Swinging community. We all face individual and relationship challenges at one time or another. Sometimes we can talk these through with a trusted friend or family member, but sometimes we need the experienced ear of a professional who can listen without judgment. Skype and phone sessions available. (License # LCS #61797)


Maren Martin, LCSWTelephone:(831) 375-1134
FAX:
311 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.marenmartin.com
Practice ScopeI welcome clients of all gender and sexual identities as well as alternative relationships. My goal is to help you enhance your ability to develop a more intimate, fulfilling, and joyous life and relationships. I work collaboratively to help you build on your strengths and develop new skills, while creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. I work with individuals and couples on a broad range of issues, and am especially drawn to the richness of working with relationships and sexuality. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and also have specialized training in couples counseling. My personal style is warm, relaxed and professional. I love my work! (License # LCS19351)


Phoenix Redstone, MA Counseling PsychologyTelephone:(831) 200-3528
Shine A Light Counseling CenterFAX:
Monterey and Santa Cruz
Monterey, CA 93940E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.shinealightcounselingcenter.com
Practice ScopeI encourage those who have been struggling, and hesitant to seek help for fear of judgment, and frustrated with the potential complications that arise when educating a new therapist about a less conventional way of life. I have a great understanding that the human experience is more about spectrums and continuums rather than binary constructs. I embolden those with concerns about gender and sexuality and wish for a deeper exploration of self to reach out. I welcome the many relationship styles out there beyond monogamy; polyamory, consensual non-monogamy, open relationships, swingers, and relationship anarchists. I'm trained in what is 'safe and sane' in the BDSM- KinK community. I'm part of the non-profit Shine A Light Counseling Center with a low cost sliding scale. (License # RAMFT102330, RAPCC4468)


Jennifer Rehor, MA, LMFTTelephone:(619) 456-0830
Affirming Therapy CenterFAX:
3443 Camino Del Rio South #208
San Diego, CA 92108E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.affirmingtherapycenter.com
Practice ScopeMy primary goal is to help people be happier in their lives and relationships. I am caring, non-judgmental, and empathetic; my approach to therapy is collaborative - my role is to be a catalyst for the change you desire. I help individuals (age 18+) with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personal growth. I also provide couples counseling, and I have additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is geared toward the importance of your attachment bonds with each other, recognizing the negative cycles where couples often get stuck, and learning how to change the way you relate to each other in a deeper and more meaningful way. I work within this framework for clients from a variety of relationship dynamics. Wherever you are in your journey, I look forward to walking with you toward a more joyful life. (License # MFT94564)


Marnee Reiley, MA, LMFTTelephone:(949) 648-7991
FAX:
17682 Mitchell N., Suite 104
Irvine, CA 92614E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://YourOCTherapist.com
Practice ScopeI am passionate about my work with a wide spectrum of diverse individuals, couples, and families in an affirming private-practice in Irvine, California. It's truly my honor to witness my clients' growth, self-discovery and self-agency. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable space for my clients to explore that which feels most authentic for and works best for them. For more information on gender diversity, please visit my dedicated website at http://www.TransgenderAffirmingTherapy.com. (License # MFC 83021)


David Singer, LMFTTelephone:(310) 218-8859
LAKinkShrinkFAX:
West Los Angeles/video sessions CA
Los Angeles, CA 90025E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.lakinkshrink.com
Practice ScopeDon't be condemned for your kink! Reaching out for help is scary enough, without worrying your therapist will judge you for your lifestyle. I have more than a decade of experience as a Poly & Kink friendly therapist. Whether you are dealing with relationship troubles, battling crippling anxiety or feeling down, together we can find a path toward better health. I also have experience working with people on the ACE spectrum of asexuality, and the partners of ACE people. My office is in West LA, but I can also do video sessions with people anywhere in CA. Please check out my webpage, LAKinkShrink.com for more information, and to book a free phone consultation. (License # MFC44815)


Tamara Thebert, LMFTTelephone:(510) 995-6499
Berkeley Women's PsychotherapyFAX:
Berkeley, CA 94704E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.psychospiritualcounseling.net
Practice ScopeI specialize in helping women recognize & amplify inner resources to recover from trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression while attending to the important relationships in their lives.Drawing on best practices of psychology and spirituality that are based on the neuroscience of well-being, my integrative approach aims to reduce suffering and increase resilience. (License # 53456)


Mr. Niles D. Willits-Spolin, LMFTTelephone:(818) 773-3576
Niles D. Willits-Spolin LMFTFAX:
Encino, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles
Encino, CA 91436E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.nileswillitsspolin.com
Practice ScopeI am a seasoned psychotherapist with twenty-three years of experience helping adults with concerns about relationships, work, identity, personal meaning. I practice mindfulness-based psychotherapy and am most helpful to persons who experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy and can help people who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I am gay/lesbian friendly and able to help persons who live in alternate and unconventional lifestyles and relationship arrangements. I accept the following insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Magellan. For other insurance that I do not accept, I will provide you with a "superbill" reflecting your out-of-pocket payments to submit to your insurance company. I offer no sliding scale. My fee is $140.00 per 60-min session. (License # mfc 38351)

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