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Friends of Affirming Therapy Center

The therapists at Affirming Therapy Center maintain professional relationships with other clinicians whose style, perspectives, goals, and clinical outlook also serve our community.  Indeed, many of these clinicians have consulted with our therapists, offering their knowledge and insight.

Douglas Braun-Harvey (MFT, CGP) is an author, trainer, and psychotherapist who specializes in out of control sexual behavior in men.  He is the co-founder of the Harvey Institute and co-author of Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction.

Michael Giancola (MA, MS, LMFT) is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with men who are experiencing out of control sexual behavior.

Andrew Pari (LCSW, CCTP, Diplomate) is a sexualized violence and trauma expert who has researched and pioneered aspects of sexual trauma healing including understanding and use of kink as a healing tool.

Julia Schiffman (MSW, ASW) is a psychotherapist, sex educator, community activist, and co-author of Women and Kink: Relationships, Reasons, and Stories. She specializes in sex therapy and LGBT couples therapy, and volunteers for the San Diego LGBT Community Center and The Center for Positive Sexuality, for which she is the Outreach Coordinator and on the Board.