This is a valuable resource for those of us in the BDSM lifestyle.
Until recent years, BDSM/poly/leather lifestyles have been viewed as a form of mental illness.
The medical field is finally up to speed on the beauty of our interactions, practices and lifestyles. It is important that if you seek help, you find a doctor that is right for you, and that means kink aware and tolerate of your practices.
Do not allow a medical professional to influence you, or convince you that you need medical help because you are a participant in this lifestyle. Unless you are suffering from homicidal tendencies, you are not sick.
Please note the difference between a *Therapist* and a *Psychiatrist*
I am very anti psychiatrists. They do not wish to help you, they want to shove pills down your throat that typically are unnecessary. Covering up the problem with a drug induced haze is NOT the answer.
Therapists and councilors alike are willing to help you cope, listen to you and offer advice. They work with you and teach you techniques for every day life that are realistic and helpful.