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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, 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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Michael DeMarco
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Practical therapeutic tools for daily living and learning to apply those fluently to big-picture concepts and themes in your life.


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Practical therapeutic tools for daily living and learning to apply those fluently to big-picture concepts and themes in your life.

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We use an engaging, data-driven approach to monitor your progress to make sure what we're doing translates into better lived daily mental health and well-being.

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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Existential Crisis
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  • Open Relationships
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David Shoup
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Find the root of your concern and then together we will come up with a potential solutions. Once we agree on a plan, our work is to come up with ways to put the plan in motion, while troubleshooting setbacks and celebrating wins along the way.


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Find the root of your concern and then together we will come up with a potential solutions. Once we agree on a plan, our work is to come up with ways to put the plan in motion, while troubleshooting setbacks and celebrating wins along the way.

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My approach is conversational. We will talk about what concerns you and what you'd like to change. I help people find patterns of behavior and the root of these behaviors and practical ways to address them both in the short and long term.

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  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Communication Issues
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
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  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Relationship Distress
  • time management
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Young Professionals
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Nila Anderson
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You will gain understanding about your psychological adaptations, learn how to express your emotions, heal your emotional and relational pain, learn how to relieve your grief, anxiety and depression, and heal your trauma.


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You will gain understanding about your psychological adaptations, learn how to express your emotions, heal your emotional and relational pain, learn how to relieve your grief, anxiety and depression, and heal your trauma.

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I use an Attachment and Experiential approach. I am curious, compassionate, and non-judging. I am trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Accelerated, Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Attachment Core Pattern Therapy (ACPT).

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  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
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Jill Zatyko
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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.


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I learn as much, or more, from my clients as they do from me. In my practice no topic is off limit from sex to politics. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking about anything and everything.

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I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to offer a highly personalized approach that fits your style and preferences. I include DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Trauma-Focused, and Attachment-based therapies.

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  • Codependency
  • Empowering women
  • Feminism
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Open Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Laura Schwinn
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Explore the aspects that have lead you to feel lost, unseen and stuck. We will untangle the developed pattern through rediscovering your authentic self. The focus is on nurturing the needs required for you to fully show up, be noticed and shine.


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Explore the aspects that have lead you to feel lost, unseen and stuck. We will untangle the developed pattern through rediscovering your authentic self. The focus is on nurturing the needs required for you to fully show up, be noticed and shine.

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My use of attunement and intuitive understanding in cultivating a safe place for you to be raw, real, and heard. From a place of felt safety, we explore places of unmet needs and the blocks that are in the way of you receiving them.

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  • Feelings of not being good enough
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Motherhood
  • Postpartum
  • Pregnancy
  • Working Professionals
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Laura Schwinn remote and phone therapy in California, Wisconsin