Sex Positive Therapy of New York City
individual and relationship-focused psychotherapy for people seeking an affirming experience with a knowledgeable, sex-positive practitioner
What is sex positivity?
Sexuality shapes us all. When we approach the world through a sex-positive lens, we celebrate sexuality and sexual expression as inherent to healthy living. Sex-positivity dictates the need to provide accurate, safe sexual education to people of all ages, to de-stigmatize sexuality and challenge myths that interfere with good sexual health, and to celebrate diverse approaches to sexuality as an integral part of the human experience.
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Psychotherapy
We are a queer-affirming practice devoted to providing welcoming therapeutic care to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. While members of the community do not all share the same life experiences, we understand that it is often important to connect with a therapist who is knowledgeable about the impact of our queer identities on our everyday lives.
Not all sex therapy is sex-positive, and not all sex-positive therapy is about sex. Pleasure and joy are the central focus of our sex therapy philosophy. We work with individuals and people in varying relationship structures to promote sexual wellness, address struggles pertaining to sexuality and expression, and change difficult communication patterns. We are committed to helping you connect to your desired sexual world.
Consensual Non-Monogamy, polyamory & alternative families
We celebrate diversity in the types of relationships people choose, thus we are thrilled to engage in a sex-positive approach to psychotherapy, with people who identify as consensually non-monogamous, polyamorous, and/or part of an “alternative family.” We provide a safe, loving space for those who have chosen relationships outside of the monogamous romantic structure to seek out growth. Those who identify within the spectrum of consensual non-monogamy can be assured that their needs will be met with treatment that is both compassionate and judgment-free.
Kink/BDSM & Alt Sex
We understand that those who participate in the kink/BDSM and alternative sexuality/sex-positive communities are often faced with practitioners who will encourage shame and stigma surrounding sexual practice. Sex Positive Therapy NYC provides kink-knowledgeable psychotherapy, with an emphasis on affirming consensually practiced pleasure as the measurement of positive sexuality.
All photography by Katie Hauser