Kink-Inclusive Therapist Consultation Group

TASHRA hosts monthly clinical peer consultation groups, for therapists, counselors, and interns to discuss current cases and ongoing experiences while working with the kink, leather, fetish and BDSM communities.

“Experienced licensed clinicians” means that you have satisfied criterion A, AND at least one of the following criteria: B1, B2 or B3

A.  Clinician has had experience working with kink-involved clients (at least 5 or more kinky clients in the past 24 months)


B. Satisfied at least ONE of the following three requirements:

B1. Clinician is 8+ years after full licensure

B2.  AASECT certified as Sex Therapist or Sex Counselor

B3. or has completed 24 hours of advanced training in sexuality counseling / therapy that is focused on kink, LGBTQ+, CNM, sex work, asexuality, and other diverse relationships and sexuality topics.

Early Career Professional Consultation Group

TASHRA also holds a monthly peer consultation group for Early Career Professionals. This group is suited for  post-graduate students, interns, and professionals who earned their license no more than seven years ago.

Registration Information

Please contact Richard Sprott at [email protected] to sign up for one of these groups and learning about new group openings.

Groups will be capped at 10 participants.  Once we have reached a cap, we will close a group.

Those who attend a meeting will be sent a monthly or quarterly invoice. Each meeting includes a charge of $20. Payment plans are set up individually with participants to fit their financial needs and schedule.  We will ask group participants to step back from a group if they miss 3 meetings in a row, in order to facilitate the participation of those who can attend more regularly.

If you have further questions, please contact Richard Sprott at [email protected].

Our Group Facilitators

Zita Nickeson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA, ID, CO and is a Telehealth Provider in FL. She is a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Educator and a Kink Knowledgeable Professional.

Julie specializes in working affirmatively with sex and gender diversity and sex-positive communities (LGBTQ*, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, burners, polyamory, polysexuality, asexuality, intersex, gender nonconformity/fluidity, BDSM/kink, leather, fetish, HIV+, HepC+, Herpes+).

Steve is a licensed mental health counselor and certified sex therapist serving Florida, New Mexico, and Oregon. In his clinical work, Steve specializes in treating LGBTQ+, Kinky, and Consensually Non-Monogamous (CNM) clients.

Richard Sprott, PhD is TASHRA’s Research Director. He is a developmental psychologist, researcher, and educator at a number of Bay Area universities, including Cal State University, East Bay and UC Berkeley Extension.

Anna Randall, MSW, DHS, MPH is TASHRA’s Executive Director. She is a clinical sexologist and sex therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area.