Therapy for ENM and Polyamorous Lifestyles.
Polyamory is the practice of having or being open to multiple romantic relationships with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Polyamory is founded on the belief that love is not finite and that connecting deeply with others should not be restricted to a single partner with whom we can explore emotionally and physically intimate relationships.
Optimally, you should find a couples counselor or individual therapist who has extensive prior experience in working with polyamorous relationships, not just a mental health professional who claims to be non-judgmental of ENM/CNM relationship styles.
Implicit bias frequently appears in therapy around non-monogamy when a therapist is unskilled at working within a non-monogamous paradigm. It is imperative that your counselor knows the issues to look for and skills to impart when helping couples or individuals embark on a polyamorous path.
Jess is our trained and experienced poly-affirming therapist. You can reach her below.