Holistic Heart Counseling Sex Positive Therapy

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I have a real-world, relaxed style that puts people at ease and encourages conversations promoting positive change. I strive to offer an educated and individualized approach that meets you where you are. Connecting what is happening with yourself and in your relationship is important. I see the whole sexual being and work to help you understand what will help you grow in the next part of your journey.


“The problem isn’t the desire itself, it’s the context. You need more sexually relevant stimuli activating the accelerator and fewer things hitting the brake.”
― Emily Nagoski, Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

Melinda Porter, M.A., LPC-S

Like most other forms of psychotherapy, sex therapy is exclusively ‘talk ‘therapy, which involves meeting with a therapist on a regular basis to talk about how to overcome whatever problem a person has identified. In exchange, the sex therapist shares their knowledge of human sexuality and expertise in working with sexual functioning and relationship challenges.

Sex therapists are trained to diagnose the psychological origins of sexual issues and work to find solutions. This will often mean collaborative relationships with physicians whose specialty is sexual medicine. Despite common misconceptions, sex therapy does NOT involve sexual or physical contact between therapist and client.

As with any form of the therapeutic relationship, an ability to feel comfortable with a therapist is very important. Many people find it embarrassing to talk about sex, thus it’s even more important to find a therapist who puts you at ease, and with whom you can begin to talk freely.

HHC’s clinical approach is grounded in research and evidence, rather than smoke and mirrors or vague, general promises. This approach offers solutions that work, based on research and clinical experience, instead of spreading misinformation and confusion.

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As a sex-positive therapist, Melinda understands that valuing yourself and others, in the relationship can energize the connection you have. Pausing to consider and share what your intimate needs and/or sexual preferences are help connections and trust in the relationship.

Consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) is an umbrella term: It describes any relationship in which all participants explicitly agree to have multiple concurrent sexual and/or romantic relationships. … It is distinct from other types of CNM in that there tends to be more openness toward emotional or romantic connections.

An openly nonmonogamous relationship is one where partners agree that they want to be together and are open and honest about the fact that they have other partners. For this reason, it is also sometimes referred to as ethical nonmonogamy.

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It’s estimated that 4% to 5% of people living in the U.S. are currently participating in what’s known as consensual or ethical nonmonogamy, a practice in which partners maintain more than one sexual or romantic relationship with each others’ knowledge and consent.Oct 27, 2019

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