Areas of Specialty
It is my goal to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable while also appropriately challenged to grow. I work with both individuals and relationships.
All information discussed in sessions is held in strict confidence.
I have experience in working with many sexual issues including:
- Sexual enhancement
- Sexual shame
- Erectile challenges
- Orgasmic difficulties
- Sexual pain
- Kink & Fetish
- Sexual orientation
- Gender dysphoria
When you work with me, know you are working with a sex positive & affirming therapist who is interested getting to know you, your story and your sexual identity. Patients sometimes ask; no, my sofa does not fold out into a bed! Sex therapy is talk therapy based with exploration and periodic homework assignments.
I am LGBT+, CNM, Poly & Kink allied and have particular training in working with people of faith.
I have particular training in working with LGBT issues, coming from the field of LGBT Affirmative Therapy. At its root, Affirmative Therapy believes in celebrating diversity and navigating the challenges created by society for those who are sexually diverse. Two of my main influences are Carlton Cornett, a clinical social worker and author of Reclaiming Your Authentic Self & Dr. Douglas Sadownik, a psychotherapist and author of Sex Between Men. As an affirmative therapist, it is my goal to help and support you as you develop and explore your emerging self.
I have experience working with folks across the LGBT+ community and am known for my particular niche in working with LGBT+ people of faith. While you work with me, you will find that I do not come into the session with an ‘agenda’. Rather it is my goal to carve out space to explore and support you in who you are and who you are becoming–sometimes against all odds.
The journey can be hard. No need to do it alone.
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
In our complex world, a contemporary form of psychoanalysis is a treatment for emotional discomfort or pain, an avenue for self-discovery and personal growth, and a means toward establishing and enhancing relationships with others and the world at large.
This the underlying model of how I work. I believe the undergirding ‘magic’ that makes therapy work is relationship. When you are in the therapy room with me, you will find yourself with a therapist who is both personally and professionally interested in your growth–in real ways.
1. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and Depression can often times feels like two sides of the same coin. One may deflate you, the other may exhaust you and keep you “on edge”.
Our life experiences can often times color our experiences with anxiety and depression and these two issues often time co-occur with LGBT Issues and Sexual Issues.
Regardless of the starting point or the reason for the anxiety or depression you may be experiencing, together we will sort it out and help you live into a brighter tomorrow.
For some clients, teletherapy may be a great option. I am able to offer teletherapy in the form of secure video conferencing from the comfort of your own living room.
Contact me for further details.
I offer a variety of therapy groups dedicated to supporting growth. I have offered groups for youth workers, pastors & college students on topics including emotional growth & resiliency, personal growth & development, sexual compulsivity and issues of sexual orientation angd identity. Please contact me for current group therapy offerings.
55 W Sierra Madre Blvd Ste 305
Sierra Madre, Calif 91024
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Gregory D Kilpatrick, MSMFT, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 123790) in the State of California.
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