I am a relationship coach and alternative lifestyle counselor. My background is in organizational development. I work with LGBTQ, polyamorous, swing, and kink communities, non-egalitarian couples, and with all sex-positive communities. My new book is Unequal Partnership: a dating guide for loving non-egalitarian relationships.
I want to connect with you:
Invite me to speak to your organization.
Suggest a writing or social service project for us to collaborate on.
Ask me to design a couples retreat or workshop for you.
Buy Unequal Partnership at Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Ebook and print. Reviews welcome.
Visit Gates Counseling (therapists, counselors, and general public are welcome). NEW SITE!
Invite me to interview on your radio or TV show or podcast. I'm a smooth interviewee.
To discuss what life-positive counseling (not trauma-oriented) or coaching can do for you, please, go to Gates Counseling and use my contact form. Individuals and couples; all are welcome. I do a lot of couples counseling and I love my work.
DOWNLOAD MY FREE EBOOK, Speak Up for Your Needs.
Hear me on Gary Karp's Passionate Talk radio show at http://bit.ly/aishapt1
FACEBOOK LIVE with Shari Alyse, 2-16-18, Speak for Your Needs.
Hear my Our Better Half podcast interview with Jane Fleischman, Ph.d. and Ashley Mader, Ph.d. on considering nontraditional relationship models. Aired September, 2018.
Awards and Affiliations
International Network of Psychotherapeutic Practice
OD, Organizational Development Network
Western Mass Coaching Association
American Counseling Association
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
Causes and Organizations
National Public Radio
Unicorn Meadow Farm, a working farm that is also a spiritual center for a large, wonderful community of healers
Other causes: positive masculinity and countering domestic violence; children's welfare.