Kink Positive Therapists Endorsed by The Rumpus

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In New York, Dulcinea Pitagora. She holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research and a Master of Social Work from New York University, and is pursuing a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University. Pitagora is an LMSW working towards LCSW licensure, and has a practice in New York City that includes individual and group therapy. Pitagora’s practice is person-centered and strengths-based, focuses on self-determination and empowerment, and is kink, poly, trans*, and LGBQ affirmative.

In San Francisco, Dr. Morgana Maye. Dr. Maye does relationship counseling for kinky people. “I teach people how to better understand and express their kinky desires without shame, and empower them with the language and skills necessary to negotiate loving and lasting kink-positive relationships.”

Therapy and counseling have some commonalities but they are not the same. Read through the websites first before contacting.

Bonus content: Dulcinea Pitagora on 50 Shades Of Grey.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founder of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. More from this author →