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The Affirmative Couch Blog

The Affirmative Couch posts articles designed for mental health care providers who are interested in learning more about affirmative practice with marginalized communities. When LGBTQIA+-, consensually non-monogamous-, and kink-affirmative therapists share their knowledge and experiences, they assist the greater community of mental health care professionals in further supporting their own clients. Affirmative therapists working closely with sexuality-, gender-, and relationship-expansive communities well positioned to share lessons from their practices. 

Finding quality online sources of accurate information about mental health can be difficult. Further, tradition academic sources about the mental health can be homo-, bi-, and transphobic as well as sex-negative and monocentric, and sources often fail to consider intersectional identities. 

The Affirmative Couch articles bridges the gap between research and practice, and combats stigma by providing knowledge. Our articles provide a medium through which affirmative providers can share their clinical perspectives in a digestible way to the greater body of mental health professionals. The Affirmative Couch offers fresh perspectives and brings awareness to issues that directly impact the everyday lives of marginalized community members. Many articles are authored by our outstanding presenters of training courses at The Affirmative Couch. You can learn more about the key concepts of affirmative psychotherapy in the library of continuing education courses. Our annual membership offers access to all our current courses and all upcoming courses within 12 months. 


We are always seeking authors to write articles that about affirmative psychotherapy! If you are a mental health professional interested in submitting a proposal for an article, click below to fill out the application.


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