What keeps you grounded?

Feel steady even when the wind is blowing.

I believe that connection is the bridge to healing

BA in Psychology from Smith College
MA in Social Work from Catholic University of America

AASECT Certified Therapist
Danya Institute Certification in Co-occuring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders Treatment

Professional Organizations:
American Assoc of Sexuality Counselors Educators & Therapists
National Association of Social Workers
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
Advisory Council for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance

Tamara Pincus is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in mental health treatment. She has maintained a private practice specializing in sex therapy since 2011. She has worked in agencies for the homeless and chronically mentally ill and has worked in direct service, management, and quality improvement. She has provided individual, relationship as well as group treatment and assessment to a diverse group of clients in terms of race, sexual orientation, gender orientation and presenting problems. Tamara also speaks at conferences around sexuality and mental health treatment issues. Washington Blade Interviews Tamara Possible link to

Washington Blade Interviews Tamara
The Polyamorist On The Couch:
Q&A With Tamara Pincus On What Therapists Should Know About Big Love

I have experience using cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, Imago and mindfulness approaches.

I have worked in the field for over 10 years and I provide both individual and relationship therapy. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist and I am also certified to treat co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. I have extensive experience working with anxiety and depression as well as a variety of sexual and relationship issues. I have a special interest in supporting individuals through issues related to sexual exploration, sexual functioning, sexual identity and gender identity. Clients who are in consensually non- monogamous, swinger, polyamorous and/or kink relationships are welcome.

I offer clinical supervision for clinicians working towards their license in clinical social work or counseling and run a group for therapists specializing in working with kink identified and polyamorous clients. I do a variety of public speaking engagements including talks about ethics in working in small alternative sexuality communities, treating kink identified clients, working with consensually non- monogamous or polyamorous clients, ask the sex therapist, etc.

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