Furry Fandom

What is Furry Fandom?

What is a Furry? The word “furry” can refer to an anthropomorphic animal, a zoomorphic human, or an amalgamation of human and animal features. Furries are individuals who identify with an animal or animated character and will take on the identity of such animal or character in a fantasy role-play. In my clinical practice, my …

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affirmative therapist

Why LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapists are Important

Ask a Therapist Why is an affirmative therapist important? For many people, the process of finding a therapist can feel confusing, but the process of finding a therapist you trust can feel downright daunting. This can be especially true for the LGBTQIA+ community.  (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and other sexual, romantic, and …

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non-monogamy

What Is Non-Monogamy And Ethical Non-Monogamy?

What Does Non-Monogamy Mean? When discussing “non-monogamy”, it is important to clarify the difference between ethical and non-ethical non-fidelity. “Monogamy” is defined as having a single relationship or sexual partner over the course of one’s lifetime. In our culture, people practice non-fidelity all of the time, either through serial relationships, hook-ups, dating, or infidelity. However, because …

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bdsm

Parents Found Out I am into BDSM

Ask a A Sexpert Question I am an 18 year old and my parents found out I am into BDSM. They insist BDSM is demented and only “crazy people” engage in it. What do I do? Number one is you are not “crazy” or “demented” for engaging in BDSM and you are a legal consenting …

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Primal Scream Therapy. Are you Kink Aware and Poly Aware? Become a Certified Kink Aware Poly Aware Provider and learn to work with kinky clients.

Primal Scream Therapy … Pseudoscience or Genius?!

Have you ever screamed … out loud?  Not sitting in grid-locked traffic, not at your partner arguing over who locked the keys in the car, but a raw, guttural, agonizing scream that came from somewhere deep inside you, that you have become totally disconnected from?  A scream so jagged and saturated in pain, that the …

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health

Maintaining Mental Health During Covid-19

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic it is vital that we pay attention to mental health. Over the course of the pandemic, fear, uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, grief and depression have become common place. Not only are individuals worried for their physical health and that of their loved ones, they may also be experiencing …

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Polyamory and pregnancy

Polyamory and Pregnancy: 5 Questions to Ask

Pregnancy in poly relationships (polyamorous) can be a time of great joy or a time of huge stress. Asking certain questions before and during the pregnancy are important. Displayed below are 5 key questions to ask during this important conversation. Do you want children? This question can start the conversation off to a good start. …

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Scream box

Be As Loud As You Want With The Scream Box … No One Will Know!

What is a Scream Box? When is the last time you let out a massive scream?  I mean a raw, guttural, emotionally charged & intense scream!  The kind that leaves you with sweat on your brow, your skin tingling with electricity and ultimately, totally emotionally spent?!  Yeah … THAT kind of scream!  Felt good right?  …

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therapist sara

Therapist Sara Mercier-Kennedy B.S./B.A.

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Therapist Intern Sara’s Education Therapist Sara Graduated from Colorado State University with a double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology. Her primary focus was the study of Gender Identity formation and LGBTQ+ issues. Then, she began her current work on her Master’s degree at Walden University. Her specialization in gender and LGBTQ+ …

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