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Lorene, Queer Therapist in San Francisco

Pronouns: She/Her
License: AMFT

I am passionate about helping people become comfortable with their emotions and more authentic in their relationships and with themselves. With a background in yoga instruction, I can help you learn how to use your body to introspectively explore the feelings you experience. I teach clients how to be more grounded, feel more centered and be less reactive and anxious.

I approach therapy from an attachment perspective, working with clients to discover how our childhood relationships impact our adult connections. I’m sensitive to the role of individual, collective and cultural trauma and how it has shaped our life’s experiences.

One of my specialties is working with those who are taking a look at sex and gender beyond heteronormative culture. I am sex-positive and kink-aware, with a focus on helping individuals navigate non-monogamy, polyamory and unique intimate relationships of all kinds.

I am deeply committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. I’ve worked with suicidal youth at the Trevor Project and have guided many young queer people in exploring their sexual attraction, gender, and identity.

I worked for a decade in the mental health field in Southern California before receiving my MA in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley. I am a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, supervised by the Gay Therapy Center Founder Adam D. Blum, MFT, Lic. #44892. My rate is $125 per 50-minute individual therapy session and $150 per 50-minute couples session.

In my spare time I can be found in my art studio creating ceramic sculptures or designing floral arrangements. I enjoy walking my dog in nature, and I maintain balance in my life by practicing restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation.

I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and supporting you in reaching your full potential.

“I’m very pleased with the services received by Lorene. She is an outstanding couples therapist and I leave the sessions feeling validated and heard. My partner and I are working through some difficult matters and we have been making some progress after starting with her.”

“Love the GTC! I feel connected with my provider and feel seen, understood, and respected in my queerness.”

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