Relationship Therapy

Kink & BDSM

Are you curious about exploring kink and BDSM in your relationship? You deserve an affirming and compassionate space to explore your desires, navigate consent and boundaries, and develop communication skills to have the exciting relationship you’re craving.

We Understand

Are you curious about exploring kink and BDSM in your relationship? You and your partner are feeling excited about exploring these desires but feel unsure of where to start. You’re nervous about how to navigate this dynamic and haven’t been able to find much support. You’re feeling the impact of stigma and this starts to create self-doubt, shame, and guilt.

It’s Complicated

This makes it challenging to communicate with each other, and you might feel stuck in a negative cycle. We understand that there aren’t many supportive spaces to explore BDSM and kink. You deserve an affirming and compassionate space to explore your desires, navigate consent and boundaries, and develop communication skills to have the exciting relationship you’re craving.

How We Help

At The Center for Couples & Sex Therapy, we believe healthy relationships can absolutely include kink and BDSM. We have several therapists who specialize in supporting clients navigating these specific topics.

We will create an affirming and safe space where you and your partner(s) can explore your sexual desires together. Our approach emphasizes non-judgmental acceptance, developing healthy boundaries, and practicing affirmative consent. We can also support you in unpacking internalized shame or guilt that might be holding you back from embracing your sexual interests.

Most importantly, we’re here to help you and your partner develop the communication skills you need to have positive and fulfilling experiences within your unique relationship.

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Before Therapy

After Therapy

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We both want to explore BDSM but are struggling with how to do this in a safe and supportive way. 

We are now able to integrate BDSM into our relationship. We have established clear expectations and boundaries so we can explore in a safe and fulfilling way.

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I’m afraid to share my desires with my partner because I worry they will reject me or judge me.

I’ve been able to share my desires with my partner. I feel relief from the shame and am excited to explore kink in our relationship.

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We began engaging with kink before having enough conversations about expectations and boundaries, and this has caused hurt for both of us. We want to be able to move forward but are stuck in a cycle of guilt, hurt, and mistrust.

We have unpacked the interactions that led to hurt and a lack of trust in our sexual relationship. We have rebuilt trust and feel ready to engage with kink more mindfully.

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  • Personalized matching process to ensure you’re paired with the right therapist from the start
  • Free 30-minute consultation with your therapist prior to your first appointment
  • Ongoing support from our team to ensure you have everything you need to make therapy a success

 

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