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Hi, I'm Hunter
I'm a counselor, facilitator, coach, and professional lover. I care about liberation, healing, and actualization. I believe in inherent innocence and that we can heal ourselves and each other.
What is it?
My sessions are varied. When I'm with some clients, we simply sit together and talk. With others we cuddle, hug, and cry together. We role play, get angry, feel our feelings, drink tea, and experience our bodies. We slow down and breathe, meditate, and find stillness. We practice getting close and opening up. We build new capacities for love, intimacy, and sexual expression. We heal past hurt and shine a light on what's preventing us from being our most joyous and liberated selves. I call my practice Radical Intimacy because it's not standard therapy. I bring my full authentic self and share what's happening for me in the moment, so we can work with real, current relational dynamics.
While most of my work is with individuals, I love to work with couples. I'm skilled at navigating nonmonogamy, commitment, and mediation.
Education and Experience
I studied Psychology and Sexuality at the University of North Texas from 2004 until 2008, and left the program when I realized the limitations of the standard academic and professional therapeutic worlds. I then moved to San Francisco and continued my work in the realm of sexual healing and actualization. In 2009 I was trained as a Sex Educator by Good Vibrations. I became certified in Swedish Massage and Touch and Trauma Healing by McKinnon Body Therapy Center in 2012. In 2014 I became a Certified Counselor and Coach through training at Interchange Counseling Institute. From 2014-2017 I served on the leadership team of the training as a Group Facilitator and Assistant. I continue my education with regular workshops, trainings, and developmental retreats. I am a Core Member of the Embodiment Arts Collective in San Francisco. I am insured and meet regularly with a supervision group.
I've been featured in stories by the Associated Press, SF Chronicle, LA Times, and various independent online media outlets. I've spoken at San Francisco State University, JFK University, University of San Francisco, CatalystCon West, BIL Conference Long Beach, and the Third Assembly of the People's Health Movement in Cape Town, South Africa. I served as Bay Area leadership of the Sex Worker's Outreach Project from 2008-2015.