Non-Traditional Relationships

(open, polyamorous, queer, kink)

Relationships are not one-size-fits-all and the ones you design yourself can be potentially the most fulfilling. Although non-traditional relationships face many of the same issues as traditional ones, they also have the potential to amplify or emphasize problems, especially around insecurity or jealousy. In seeking a therapist for such relationships, it is important to find a therapist who is not only non-judgmental and accepting but also focuses on the issues you find most important. Although exploring motivations for a non-traditional relationship may be important, that is not always the focus or concern. Lorraine is not just poly-friendly, but knowledgeable about polyamory as well.

Common Issues:

  • Communication
  • Jealousy/Insecurity
  • Transitioning into non-traditional relationships
  • Adjusting to a new partner
  • Establishing relationship expectations
  • Starting a Family