Private Practice

I’ve been seeing clients for about 18 years now.  Who do I work with?

  • Individuals from all walks of life
  • Couples of all kinds – married, co-habitating, dating, divorced
  • Families of all sorts
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their partners and families
  • People who are part of the kink community, or who participate in BDSM in their personal lives
  • People in open, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or other non-traditional relationships
  • Cross-cultural couples and families
  • Genderqueer folks
  • Current or former workers in the sex industry
  • People with body image and self-acceptance issues

What kinds of problems can I help with?

  • Getting more satisfaction from your relationships
  • Resolving communication problems
  • Emotional intimacy
  • Sexual issues – communicating, negotiating, boundaries, expanding your range as a couple
  • Trust issues and jealousy
  • Infidelity
  • Re-negotiating agreements and boundaries
  • Coming out to yourself and others
  • Transitioning
  • Relationships with parents and extended families
  • How to have an adult relationship with your parents now that you’re an adult yourself
  • Parenting issues
  • Life transitions and crises
  • Managing work and life
  • Size acceptance, Health at Every Size, letting go of dieting and the “fantasy of being thin”
  • Dealing with stress, depression, anxiety
  • Oppression, -isms, and living outside the margins
  • What have you got?  Let’s talk.

Contact me at sheila.m.addison@gmail.com or by phone at 510-599-5467 to set up a free phone consultation.  We can talk about your goals for therapy and whether I’m a good “fit” for you.

2 Responses to Private Practice

  1. Brian says:

    Curious if you work with people dealing with transvestic fetishism. I have pretty strong to uncontrollable urges to buy and wear lingerie (satin, the more feminine the better). Thanks so much.

    • Dr. Sheila says:

      I do, but you may want to drop me a line at sheila.m.addison (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to talk further, in order to protect your privacy. 🙂

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