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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.

Whether you are located in downtown San Mateo, the suburbs of San Mateo, other nearby places such as San Bruno, Daly City, or anywhere else in California, 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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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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Together, we will:

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. However, for me the most important part is that we keep it real and we go from there to find healing. That isn't always done with all the interventions, sometimes it's about being present.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
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  • Family trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • People Pleasing
  • Relationship Addiction
  • Resilience
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-love
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Triggers
  • Unmet Emotional Needs
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Christina Dee
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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.


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Explore and release both the pain of the past and the fear of the future while strengthening the capacity to meet life’s challenges with a balanced mind and compassionate, resilient heart.

Something to know about my approach is:

My psychotherapy practice integrates psychodynamic, existential, Jungian, trauma-informed, neuroscience, meditative-based, somatic and depth approaches to psychological growth, emotional healing, and spiritual transformation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
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Nancy Ryan
Together, we will:

Look at patterns that happen in your relationships, find out what activates you and learn different coping skills, stop the negative patterns and learn new ways to relate.


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Together, we will:

Look at patterns that happen in your relationships, find out what activates you and learn different coping skills, stop the negative patterns and learn new ways to relate.

Something to know about my approach is:

I accept you where you are but also want to teach skills to the couples I see so that you take what you learn and can change your relationship outside of the office.

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  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Couples sex therapy
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  • Infidelity
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Nancy Ryan remote and phone therapy in California
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Natacha Chaney
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Perhaps you need healing from the past, freedom in your mind, or maybe your longing to reach certain goals, or your desiring to improve relationships with those around you. Together we will develop a plan specific to your desires.


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Together, we will:

Perhaps you need healing from the past, freedom in your mind, or maybe your longing to reach certain goals, or your desiring to improve relationships with those around you. Together we will develop a plan specific to your desires.

Something to know about my approach is:

Whatever the situation we will develop a plan together based on your goals and desires. The modalities that I use to treat will be tailored according to my clients needs and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Communication Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Procrastination/Motivation
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Veronica Newsom
Together, we will:

If you haven't been coping well or it's been hard to ask for help, I can help you work through this difficult time. If you want to become your most authentic self and find meaning and passion in your life, let's figure out how to get you there.


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Together, we will:

If you haven't been coping well or it's been hard to ask for help, I can help you work through this difficult time. If you want to become your most authentic self and find meaning and passion in your life, let's figure out how to get you there.

Something to know about my approach is:

My direct and conversational approach works well with clients who have tried therapy before with limited or temporary success. Clients also see me when they want depth therapy for inner work and personal growth.

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  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression Management
  • Kink Community
  • LGBTQ+
  • Polyamory
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Veronica  Newsom remote and phone therapy in California, Washington