It's Complicated

Find a therapist that is Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable

One of the primary benefits of working with a Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable therapist is that they can provide a non-judgmental, sex-positive space for clients to discuss their desires and experiences. Many people who are involved in kink or BDSM may feel shame or stigma around their interests, and having a therapist who understands and accepts these practices can be immensely validating. 

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The connection and therapeutic alliance to one's therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome. Our in-house psychologists will help you find the right match based on your individual background and needs.Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors offer therapy in English, German, and more than 90 other languages. They are available to meet you online or in person and can help you with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and more.It's Complicated is built and owned by therapists. Since starting in Berlin 2019 we have grown organically into an international platform with local therapist communities in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, and New York.

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Find a therapist, psychologist, counsellor or coach based on your preferences.
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Sadie Smith

Sadie Smith

Psychological Counsellor
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
80 / session80
Berlin
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Agnieszka Kieres

Agnieszka Kieres

Counsellor
Anxiety • Attachment • Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Sexuality • Therapy for Expats
USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Attachment • Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Sexuality • Therapy for Expats
80 / session80
Berlin
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Christina Gesing

Christina Gesing

Psychotherapist & Sex Therapist
Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sexuality
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sexuality
153 / session153
Berlin
Online only
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Michael Conti

Michael Conti

Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, Coach & Supervisor
EMDR • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychotherapy • Supervision for therapists • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
EMDR • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychotherapy • Supervision for therapists • Trauma
100 / session100
Berlin
Online only
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Kate Zoltak

Kate Zoltak

Sexologist
Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Sexual dysfunctions • Sexuality • Solution-focused therapy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Sexual dysfunctions • Sexuality • Solution-focused therapy
£50 / session50
Wolverhampton
Online only
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Annette Schindler

Annette Schindler

Sexualtherapeut
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy • Trauma
90 / session90
Berlin
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Noémie Gmür

Noémie Gmür

Relationship & Sex Counsellor, trained to Hypnosis
Couples therapy • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Couples therapy • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Trauma
70 / session70
Leipzig
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Vivien Rupp

Vivien Rupp

Systemic Coach and Mediator, Sociologist (M.Phil.), Biodanza Facilitator
Couples therapy • Holistic approach • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Mediation • Meditation • Relationships • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS
Couples therapy • Holistic approach • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Mediation • Meditation • Relationships • Trauma
90 / session90
Berlin
Online only
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Aranja Berkmüller (she/they)

Aranja Berkmüller (she/they)

Psychological Counsellor
Anxiety • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Psychedelic integration therapy • Somatic coaching • Stress • Trauma
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS
Anxiety • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Psychedelic integration therapy • Somatic coaching • Stress • Trauma
80 / session80
Berlin
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Marion Linke

Marion Linke

Diplom-Psychologin
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
100 / session100
Berlin
In-person and Online
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Mariecris Siebers

Mariecris Siebers

Sexual- und Beziehungstherapeut*in
Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy • Transitions
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS
Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy • Transitions
90 / session90
Berlin
In-person and Online

About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

Learn more about therapists who can help with Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable

Getting help with Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable

Many have sought help successfully through finding a qualified and compassionate psychotherapist to help with Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable. Seeking professional help is a key step in understanding what you need to gain more stability in everyday life and how to integrate healthy coping mechanisms into your daily routine. To learn how to go about selecting the perfect therapist, read our guide here.

How to choose a therapist specialising in Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable

It’s not unusual to feel slightly overwhelmed when choosing a type of therapy. These feelings are completely normal and can be part of the initial stages of seeking therapy. It's important to remember that finding the right fit for you is crucial, and it may take some exploration and open communication with potential therapists to discover the approach and therapist that aligns best with your needs and preferences. Trusting your instincts and being patient with yourself throughout this process can help alleviate some of the overwhelm and lead to a smoother therapeutic journey. If you need additional help in finding a qualified practitioner, It’s Complicated offers a free matching service, where our in-house therapists will try to find the best match for you based on your individual needs and preferences.

It’s Complicated: Counselling worldwide

Search for practitioners who specialise in Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable and many other approaches in the search tool here in our directory of licensed professionals. For many of us, there's never a more important time than now to nurture our mental health. If you are interested in therapy to assist you in improving your life quality, our platform features over 1,500 mental health professionals from 80+ countries. Counselling is also available in almost 100 languages, both online and in-person, making the search for an accredited psychologist who is knowledgeable about Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable much less complicated.

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