Counseling for "Non-Traditional" Lifestyles
Therapy that fits you.
The majority of the couples and families I have worked with over the years did not fit the definition of "traditional" family. Traditional families are sometimes described as two parents, mom and dad, 2.5 kids, a family dog and a white picket fence. Let's face it. MOST families do not fit that mold. In order to be an effective counselor it is necessary to relate; to see that everyone's family is different and that different IS the norm.
Some of my most interesting work has been with individuals, couples and families who engage in alternative styles of relationships. Non-traditional relationships can take many forms. Sometimes it's a blended family with step-parents and children from previous relationships and sometimes ones in common as well. It could be a multi-generational family with a grandmother and mom raising kids and grand kids together. It could be a polyamorous or consensually non-monogamous configuration with several partners and interwoven children or no children at all. It could be LGBTQIA parents or children or both. It could be parents who are no longer romantically involved choosing to maintain family status to raise children together. It could be couples involved in the BDSM/Kink or Leather communities.
Whatever your relationship style, Lumen Counseling is committed to providing, understanding, non-judgmental therapy that focuses on your goals and desired outcomes. We believe that every relationship is different but they right therapist should be able to help illuminate any path.