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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. 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, with over 10 years of experience in private practice as a sex worker. I have participated in multiple anti oppression and anti racism trainings and feel passionate about working with white people to end racism.
In 2009 I was trained as a Sex Educator by Good Vibrations.
In 2010 I completed training in working effectively with dually diagnosed people, drug users, and burnout prevention at the Harm Reduction Coalition in Oakland.
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 am a current member of the American Counseling Association.
I continue my education with regular workshops, trainings, and developmental retreats. I run a free monthly emotional support group for Bay Area sex workers. 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 Bay Area Open Minds, San Francisco Sex Information trainings, 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.
My Interests and Specialties
I enjoy helping people with sexuality, gender, shame, love, nonmonogamy, oppression, anti racism, sex work, activism, veganism, integrity, empowerment, and body positivity. I’m especially suited for trans and gender nonconforming people, people exploring relationship anarchy, harm reduction, peering counseling, and helping build emotional intelligence.
How does power function in our lives? Speak up and set boundaries, build the capacity to do your work in the world, and find strength in navigating oppression. Learn to act responsibly with the power you hold.
Tune into the guiding voice within yourself and develop the courage to speak what's true for you, to yourself and others. Why are you here? Work on bringing authenticity and integrity to your life by understanding your deeper motivations.
What potential do you hold? What could you be, in your wildest dreams? What's holding you back? How can you be your own hero? Let's dream about you.
Love is the answer. Fall in love with yourself. Fall in love with the world. When we teach ourselves to act from a place of love, every moment is perfect. Lovers are wonderful teachers when we take time to listen.
Be yourself, by yourself, for yourself. In a culture of co dependence, how can we learn to love aloneness? How does doing it on your own expand your possibilities? How do we hold onto ourselves, especially in partnership?