Stefani Goerlich (she/her)

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Award-Winning Author and Kink-Affirming Therapist specializing in BDSM, Fetishes, ENM and Power Exchange Exchange Relationships.

Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

The one thing my clients have in common is kink. This is not to say that kink is what brings them to therapy! My clients come to me for the same reasons anyone enters therapy: anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, sexual concerns- because they know that I will never judge their BDSM dynamics or fetish interests as we do that work. A few come to me because they feel sexual shame or embarrassment around their fetish interests. I am here for anyone who needs an affirming space to be themselves

My Background and Approach

I am the author of The Leather Couch: Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients, winner of the AASECT 2021 Book Award and the SSTAR 2022 Professional Book Award, and it's sequel Kink-Affirming Practice: Culturally Competent Therapy from The Leather Chair. I am a Certified Sex Therapist with a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy. In late Spring 2022 I will begin offering EMDR therapy as well. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I offer direct, supportive, and solution-focused feedback, tools for growth, and emotional support. As a Sex Therapist, I work to normalize your feelings and your desires, and offer compassionate guidance in order to create richer, joyful, more meaningful relationships with your body, your partner(s) and yourself.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a very lovely, very thorough statement of professional and personal belief available here:

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $225/session


3136260160 Email Stefani
220 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

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