Open Minds: Psychotherapists Affirming Sexual & Gender Diversity

Please read Open Minds’ solidarity statement in response to the institutionalized racism and inequality that had led to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and other people of color. 

We are a group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. We provide a safe haven for mental health clinicians to gather, network, support, and consult.

Our psychotherapy practices welcome and serve:

  • Clients who engage in consensual sexual behaviors, including but not limited to kink and polyamory.
  • Clients across the gender spectrum.

Our group welcomes:

  • Students seeking mentorship in working affirmatively and responsibly with said clients.
  • Professionals seeking networking, support, and consultation in working affirmatively and responsibly with said clients.

We are committed to expanding positive psychological understandings of the full range of sexual and gender expression and to counteracting the historical and present day harm done by pathologizing diagnoses, stigma, and invisibility.

We are committed to identifying standards of culturally competent care and to sharing this information with each other and our colleagues so that we may better serve our clients and their communities.

We have all agreed to abide by the ethical guidelines of our respective disciplines.

If you are interested in joining our group, please complete our membership application here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have the means, please consider an additional donation to support our our mission to create trainings and community events, to increase competent care of community members, and to support professionals from marginalized groups benefitting from BAOM.

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