“The feminine, regardless of gender, struggles for recognition of inherent value. Empowered, collaborative support is vital to the sustainability of our efforts.”
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What's up with using the word "Slut"?
Today, "slut" is used to define feminine spectrum folk by perceived or actual sexual activity. As there are far fewer social, cultural, and religious restrictions placed on male sexuality it’s typically a gendered derogatory term used to slander a woman. Pervasive fiction suggests a women's worth lies in her sexual purity and belonging to a man, therefore this word has destructive potential. Using this word in my practice is a joyful act reclaiming the power of feminine sexuality as self-owned, pleasure-centered, and deeply valuable.
Why do you offer sex-postive therapy?
I was drawn to Psychotherapy to study intergenerational trauma
as a means for understanding how sexuality oppressed in all genders might find healing and freedom of expression.
What are your fees?
My fee is $160-250 per hour sliding scale. I offer 60 minute and 90 minute sessions. If you feel that I’m the person for you and you’re working within a tighter budget, ask! If I’m unable to work with you at this time, I’ll be happy to provide you with referrals from a tight network of supportive therapists.
Do you take insurance?
As a therapist associate I do not accept insurance directly.
How does meeting with you work?
Weekly appointments in-person help to create a safe and reliable opportunity for a confidential, accountable, and mutually trusting relationship between you and me.
With your active participation, in and outside of our time together, this work can help to increase knowledge, awareness and insight into yourself, your needs, goals and values.
In turn, this can radically change communication skills, impact relationships, self-esteem, and the ability to make clear, informed choices.
What is Eco-Therapy?
This perspective considers the critical fact that people are intimately connected with, embedded in, and inseparable from the rest of nature. It is an approach that seeks to integrate within, rather than remove us from the elements.
This means we’ll be spending some, or all of the time outside. Many clients find this to be a welcome reprieve from sitting and working indoor for much of the day.
Both locations are in the sunnier parts of San Francisco, but come dressed to find comfort in variable conditions.
There are rain sites and bathrooms immediately available at both meeting locations.
Bathrooms at the in-person meeting locals are gender neutral. The bathroom of the rain site in the outer Mission has 5 steps. Both locations have wheelchair accessible cafes within 1-4 blocks.
There are immediate, comfortable places to sit indoors and out. There is access to filtered water and food at both locations.
I’m a little nervous, what’s our first session going to be like?
I will be waiting for you at either one of the locations that best suits your needs. We will walk, sit, and talk. I’ll be dressed to walk 0 - 5 blocks to one of the preferred mapped spots nearby. Please let me know if you would rather we continue walking.
Our first session will be a chance for us to chat about what is bringing you in at this time. I’ll ask you questions about your life today as well as questions about your background. It’s also your opportunity to get to know me and together we can decide if we’re a good match.
If we do not agree to work together, I’ll do my best to give you a great referral.
Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a practitioner. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule:
- In cases of suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s.
- If a client intends to harm themselves. A therapist must make every effort to enlist cooperation in ensuring safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission, in order to ensure their safety.
What’s your cancellation policy?
In order to avoid the full charge of our session, please cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 48 hours notice. This policy applies to events that are within and outside of your control.
I live outside of California, can I work with you?
Ethically I cannot offer therapeutic services outside the state of California. If you have goals to work on, connect with my digital somatic coaching offering
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& Family Therapist #109318
Penny Felbrich, LMFT #50316
money, sex, power