What is Out on the Couch? | The Affirmative Couch

What is Out on the Couch?

Out on the Couch is dedicated to fighting stigma with knowledge by creating a space for LGBTQIA+, consensual non-monogamous, and kinky people to gain information, empowerment, and autonomy over their own mental health needs. Affirmative mental health professionals who work closely with these communities are in an ideal position to share their wealth of experience. Finding quality sources about mental health is difficult, and is further compounded by the fact that solid sources about LGBTQIA+, consensual non-monogamous, and kinky mental health can be inaccessible to non-professionals. Literature about mental health is often homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, sex-negative, and monocentric. It often doesn’t consider intersectional identities.

Out on the Couch is an online magazine designed to change all that. We want to make writing about mental health more inclusive and accessible. By having articles written solely by mental health professionals (researchers and psychotherapists) who have expertise in the unique needs and experiences of sexual, gender, and relationship expansive individuals and their families. Out on the Couch provides a medium for psychotherapists to share their perspectives from their clinical work in a digestible way for these communities. Out on the Couch is meant to offer fresh perspectives and bring awareness to issues that directly impact the everyday lives of sexual, gender, and relationship expansive people.


Authors

We are seeking authors to write articles that bring awareness to the unique mental health needs of sexual, gender, and relationship expansive clients in approachable and impactful ways.

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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