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Kink Aware Counselor

11082 Knights Rd.

Philadelphia, PA 19154

United States

Contact Name: Deirdre Barthle

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Insurance Accepted: No

Kink Awareness: Kink-FriendlyWhat does this mean?

I'm a master's level clinical therapist currently working with people of all genders in the LGB, Trans and Kink communities. I currently have a number of openings to see new clients. I have a passion for working with these communities due to the lack of qualified and open-minded therapists. Being part of the lifestyle is hard enough, facing judgmental therapists who are there to be nonjudgmental leads to worsening depression, anxiety, and lower self esteem, to name a few issues.  If we don't work out, which happens, then I will work with you to find another therapist who can work well with you. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Strength Based, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to name a few. I work within the Greater Philadelphia area. My schedule allows me to see clients from 9am to 4pm on Thursdays. I have been in the mental health and behavioral health field since 2009, with combined experience in treating geriatric patients, assisting and assessing teens in crisis, community based mental health treatment systems, treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, and one-on-one therapy with individuals within the lifestyle. I am an active member of the American Counseling Association and adhere to their code of ethics I am certified in: Behavioral Treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Planning & Restructuring I have experience with: Psycho-Education of Kink Behaviors Mindfulness Treatments Sexual Trauma Treatments / PTSD & C-PTSD Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment of Personality Disorders Meditation and Mindfulness Techniques Discretion in Treatment of Lifestylers Treatment of Co-occuring Polysubstance Abuse w/Mental Health concerns Grief counseling I have been part of the lifestyle for the last 8 and a half years as of 2017, and experienced a wide range of BDSM. I've truly seen all that the scene has to offer, and compared it to my own field. I welcome all genders, lifestyles, life choices, and kinks.

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