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. A kink-aware therapist can also provide education and resources around safety, consent, and communication within kink and BDSM dynamics, which can be especially important for clients who are new to these practices. They can also support clients in working through any feelings of shame or guilt they may have around their desires or behaviors.

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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.Meet with one of our 1,500 vetted therapists online or in-person. Our psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors are experts at helping with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, couples therapy, 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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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Jan Müller-Popkes

Clinical Psychologist (M.Sc.)
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Burnout • Coaching • Depression • Fetishism • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Anxiety • Burnout • Coaching • Depression • Fetishism • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable
75/session
Online only
Hamburg
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video profile
USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 12 HOURS

Sadie Smith

Counsellor
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
Addictions • Harm reduction • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Music Therapy • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Trauma Informed Care
80/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Michael Conti

Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, Coach & Supervisor
EMDR • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychotherapy • Supervision for therapists • Trauma
EMDR • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Online therapy • Psychotherapy • Supervision for therapists • Trauma
95/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Agnieszka Kieres

Counsellor
Anxiety • Attachment • Counselling • Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Relationships • Sexuality
Anxiety • Attachment • Counselling • Couples therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Relationships • Sexuality
80/session
In-person and Online
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Marion Linke

Diplom-Psychologin
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
Anxiety • Crisis intervention • Depression • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy
100/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Christina Gesing

Psychotherapist & Sex Therapist
Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sexuality
Attachment • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sexuality
135/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 2 HOURS

Kate

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

Noémie Gmür

Relationship & Sex Counsellor, trained to Hypnosis
Couples therapy • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Trauma
Couples therapy • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Sex therapy • Trauma
70/session
In-person and Online
Leipzig
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Mariecris Siebers

Sexual- und Beziehungstherapeut*in
Couples therapy • Intellectual Disabilities • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy
Couples therapy • Intellectual Disabilities • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy • Relationships • Sex therapy
90/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS AFTER 24 HOURS

Bea Armstrong

Counsellor
Depression • Existential analysis • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Spirituality • Therapy for Expats
Depression • Existential analysis • Hypnotherapy • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Spirituality • Therapy for Expats
40/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 4 HOURS

Vivien Rupp

Systemic Coach and Mediator, Sociologist (M.Phil.), Biodanza Facilitator
Couples therapy • Holistic approach • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Mediation • Meditation • Relationships • Trauma
Couples therapy • Holistic approach • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • Mediation • Meditation • Relationships • Trauma
90/session
Online only
Berlin
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USUALLY RESPONDS WITHIN 8 HOURS

Aranja Berkmüller

Coach
Anxiety • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Psychedelic integration therapy • Somatic coaching • Stress • Trauma
Anxiety • Kink and BDSM Knowledgeable • LGBTQI • Psychedelic integration therapy • Somatic coaching • Stress • Trauma
110/session
Online only
Berlin

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.

The Therapy Talk Podcast

With co-founder and clinical psychologist Johanne Schwensen