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Clinical Consultation

Jennifer Rehor, LMFT, CST provides specialized consultation to help mental health professionals work with clients from gender, sexuality, and relationship diversity.

Topics include the following areas:

Assessing and improving therapist comfort with sexual health conversations:
  • Sexual Health Principles
  • General Sexual Health issues
  • LGBTQ-specific questions
Non-monogamy: working with clients who are involved in non-monogamy (polyamory, swinging lifestyle, or other open arrangements), or considering opening up their relationship. 
  • The opening up process
  • Understanding the role of jealousy
  • Assessing attachment styles
  • Multiple relationships: how to strengthen secure attachments in each relationship
  • Determining whether the open relationship is working
  • Unpacking each individuals’ meaning of monogamy and non-monogamy
  • Dealing with discrimination
  • Overcoming shame, stigma, judgments
Kink: Working with clients who have an interest in Kink, BDSM and/or sexual fetishes.
  • D/s and M/s relationships, DD/lg relationships,  or any other type of power dynamic or relationship style
  • Myths about sadomasochism
  • Differentiating between abuse and S/M
  • Common philosophies of the kink community
  • Dealing with discrimination
  • Overcoming shame, stigma, judgments
Adult industry: Working with clients who are involved in some area of the adult industry (such as erotic dance, novelty retail, adult film, and sex work).
  • Differentiating between exploitation and consensual adult industry work
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Dealing with discrimination
  • Overcoming shame, stigma, and judgments
  • Examining therapist’s bias
Credentials include the following training and experience:
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor-in-Training
  • Master of Arts degree in Human Sexuality Studies
  • Original research about women from the kink community
  • Co-Author of Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories
  • San Diego County Train-the-Trainer program titled “Professional Skills Development for Sexual Health Conversations”
  • Recurrent Guest Lecturer at  San Diego State University for the graduate-level MFT class in sexuality. Topic presented is titled, “Cultural Sensitivity: Alternative Sexuality — working with people from diverse sexual lifestyles (including kink/BDSM, fetish, and non-monogamy)”
  • Adjunct Professor at Alliant International University teaching the Sex Therapy class to graduate students of the Couples and Family Therapy program
  • Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Ten years of psychotherapy experience working directly with individuals and couples from sexual minority communities

If you are interested in scheduling a clinical consultation with Jennifer Rehor, please send an e-mail to Jennifer@AffirmingTherapyCenter.com, or call (619) 456-0830.