Sex-Positive Therapist- Franki Catinella
LPC, NCC | she/her/hers

In the society we live in, we receive messages about vulnerability and strength that many of us internalize: vulnerability is a weakness and weakness is bad! Seeking support and help through counseling or psychotherapy can be vulnerable, but can be useful to work through emotional pain that we have been experiencing or carrying with us. You don’t have to carry that emotional load by yourself anymore.  If you’re ready to take the next step, I would be honored to walk this journey with you; I work with adults both individually as well as within therapeutic groups. My approach to therapy is systemic and I believe that each individual is an outcome of their experiences and environment; many of our responses to stressors are learned and can be maladaptive, but with some support can be unlearned. I work from a sex-positive, body-positive, kink-positive, gender-affirming, systemic/social justice lens. I also work with individuals within the LGBTQ+ and Queer communities as well as individuals navigating/exploring gender and sexuality, folks experiencing ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, substance use, relationship issues within monogamous and consensually non-monogamous relationships, and life-stage adjustment. I trust in the importance of therapeutic rapport and creating a safe, trusting, non-judgmental environment to support you in restoring hope, and facilitate healing by helping you discover how to cope with day-to-day stressors, including environmental strains and life transitions. My clinical foundation is rooted in positive psychology and strength-based approaches while incorporating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy. attachment theory as well as psychodynamic theories.