Psychotherapists & Counselors Member List

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  • Laura Wesely, LCSW

  • LCSW | 99991
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 4900 Shattuck Ave Po Box 22754 Oakland, California 94609-5354
  • (510) 788-0728
  • About Laura Wesely LCSW

  • Adolescents, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Body Size Diversity, Children, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Creativity, Depression, Fetishism, Grief and Loss, Immigration/Acculturation, LGBQIA, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Self Harm/Self Injury, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
  • German, Spanish
  • ADA Accessible Office, Sliding Scale / Low Fee
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Expressive Arts, Family Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Mindfulness
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • I am a cis-female, queer, German immigrant of working and middle-class backgrounds. I am nonmonogamous and kink positive and traverse the world as an activist, educator, food-lover and musician. I am a (for the time being mostly) able-bodied polyglot who is able to offer therapy services in English, German, and Spanish. I was brought up into organized Christian religious traditions, and I found myself being attracted to and staying with pre-Christian Pagan and nature-bound spiritual practices over the years.

    My clinical style is client centered, humanistic, relational, and very much oriented in psychodynamic and, ever increasingly, somatic practices. That means I enjoy meeting my clients where they are, building strong therapeutic connections, and tapping into my clients' inherent wisdoms. I'm interested in providing individual and relationship therapy to folks who identify as LGBTQIA+, kinky, and outside of "traditional" monogamous relationships.