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Open relationships are relationships in which partners have agreed to be non-monogamous and have sexual or romantic relationships with other people. Open (or polyamorous) relationships can be rewarding, but they can also be sources of jealousy, self-doubt, anger, and miscommunication.

If you’re having trouble in an open relationship or are considering one, guidance from licensed therapists or counselors can go a long way. Relationship therapists are well-equipped to help you navigate the intricacies of open relationships, so you can feel more fulfilled in your relationships and be supportive and trusting with your partners.

Wherever you are located in California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Common Open Relationship Issues

Just like monogamous relationships, open relationships can be turbulent. Polyamorous relationships can create a variety of negative issues for you and your partner, including:

  • Jealousy
  • Self-doubt or low self-esteem
  • Pressure or coercion to enter into a non-monogamous relationship
  • Fear over sexual health and disease
  • Arguments or conflicts stemming from a lack of efficient communication
  • Lack of clear boundaries and limits on outside relationships
  • Honesty and trust issues
  • Uncertainty about the reasons for an open relationship

If you are feeling any of these issues that may happen with open relationships, check out licensed therapist Nicole O’Hare’s 10 tips to improve communication in your relationship.

A Better Open Relationship is Within Reach with Therapy

Relationship therapy can help you tremendously, enabling you to enjoy your relationships even more. Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced relationship therapist or counselor in your area. Start by browsing open relationship experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Annalisa Barrett
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My approach is collaborative. You are the driver while I guide you. I simply hold up a mirror for you to grow more aware of your own patterning.


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My approach is collaborative. You are the driver while I guide you. I simply hold up a mirror for you to grow more aware of your own patterning.

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My background in yoga and perinatal care allow me to hold space for you that feels warm, inviting and safe.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Executive Functioning
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Perinatal loss
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy after Pregnancy and Infant loss
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
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Dakota Westlake
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Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.


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Learn how codependency develops and how to manage it with healthy boundaries, how to embrace and love who we are even if others don’t, and how to cope with trauma triggers, build up your resiliency, and learn internal skills to promote healing.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and ACT frequently in sessions. I typically see my clients for 3 months-2 years and we get deep, real, and raw to start to heal. I'm not a therapist that is going to just sit back we are going to reveal, heal and prevail.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Communication Skills
  • Empowering women
  • Enabling Behavior
  • Family trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • People Pleasing
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dakota Westlake remote and phone therapy in California, Florida
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Julia Malone
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learn to understand triggers and emotions safely, find confidence and clarity in your decision making, create boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. We will navigate and heal the relationships with the people you care about the most.


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Together, we will:

learn to understand triggers and emotions safely, find confidence and clarity in your decision making, create boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. We will navigate and heal the relationships with the people you care about the most.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a client-centered and trauma informed therapist. Once we have discussed your history, we will create a plan to build upon your strengths so you feel seen, challenged, and empowered. I am honored to walk through this healing journey with you.

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  • Affair Recovery
  • Anger Management
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Communication Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • LGBTQ Family Development
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Open Relationships
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Veterans / Military Families
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James Foley
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Together we will correct the thoughts, interpretations, views, and conclusions that had you risk what you care about in order to get experiences you definitely did not need while telling yourself you were managing risks while actually risking it all


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Together we will correct the thoughts, interpretations, views, and conclusions that had you risk what you care about in order to get experiences you definitely did not need while telling yourself you were managing risks while actually risking it all

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Working with me is knowing you have found a empathetic, knowledgeable, focused, educated, and experienced two decades plus specialist who will help you protect the life you have from further misbehavior of yours and rebuild what you can.

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  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
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Danielle Golan
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Whether you are looking for therapy to address childhood trauma, grief, anxiety, career burnout, stress, relationship issues or for personal development, I am here to help you work towards a more fulfilling life.


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Whether you are looking for therapy to address childhood trauma, grief, anxiety, career burnout, stress, relationship issues or for personal development, I am here to help you work towards a more fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and techniques stemming from CBT, psychodynamic theory and mindfulness based practices. I'm trained in EMDR and Brainspotting, deep healing techniques often used in processing life experiences and trauma.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Career Strategies
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Danielle Golan remote and phone therapy in California, Florida