Although more people are discovering and exploring polyamory, it can be hard to find the support you need. A lot of therapists assume that poly folks can’t make a commitment or believe that their problems are due to being poly even though they’re the same issues and difficulties monogamous people have. (The Poly Friendly Professionals list is a good resource, btw.)
Akhila Kolesar, Ph.D. is forming a polyamory support group on Saturdays in San Francisco, so if you’re looking for some help navigating the challenges of your relationships, here’s a good place to go. Here’s the info from her flyer:
POLYAMORY PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP
Convenient Hayes Valley Location
Facilitated by Akhila E. A. Kolesar, Ph.D.
Polyamory is a special relational orientation that offers people both unique gifts and unique stressors. Supportive group psychotherapy can be an ideal setting to address the issues experienced by those within this community.
$40/session for ongoing or 10 week cycles. To secure group safety, commitment to a full cycle is required.
Akhila Kolesar, Ph.D. (PSB34773) is a post-doctoral intern and psychological assistanant to John C. McLaughlin, Psy.D. (PSY20559). Dr. Kolesar conducted her dissertation research on the spiritual experiences of multiply partnered people and she is a psychotherapist specializing in LGBTQ and sexual minority issues. She is committed to working cognitively, symbolically, and somatically, and she maintains a practice rooted in interpersonal feminism and mindful compassion. For more information, or to schedule an intake interview for the group, call (415)480-4930 or email StillpointSF@gmail.com or Akhila.Kolesar@gmail.com.
A Project Of Stillpoint Center for Depth Psychotherapy, 295A Fell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
If you’re poly or if you know someone who is, feel free to pass this along!