What Can I Help You With?
What Clients Say...
Who are you? It's a question for the ages, but in today's world, there is so much opportunity to craft your own unique identity. People are creating new terms to define themselves or discarding labels altogether. Some feel a need to find or invent a word that accurately describes who they are, while others wish not to be confined by a static label. All of these approaches to identity development are valid. But there's more to defining oneself than just finding the right label (or none at all) — many people struggle with accepting their own uniqueness. It can be hard to stand apart from the crowd, to feel like you don't fit in, to not be able to see a reflection of yourself among your peers or in popular media. And when you're walking outside the mainstream, you can often feel very alone and misunderstood.
People in non-mainstream relationships — specifically lesbian and gay couples, bisexual people, transgender people, those living in polyamorous families, and those living in kinky households — have some unique therapeutic needs and challenges, while also suffering from many of the same conventional issues that afflict more mainstream families. However, they often have difficulty finding helping professionals who understand them and can address their relationship issues without invalidating their unconventional relationship structures.
"Inara is a skilled and well rounded counselor/life coach/writer who is grounded in multicultural and sex positive awareness. Her style is open, honest, and kind. She actively co..."Stacey Cohen, MA, LPCAtlanta, GA
"I want to thank you so much. I feel like you helped a huge wound in our relationship and you helped us patch it to work on healing it. It was so great talking to you and I know ..."Heavenfrom Kansas City
Specializations or Topic Areas
I am happy to work with anyone who is experiencing challenges, either personally or in relationship. I specialize in offering supportive services to people who fall outside the mainstream, who often encounter great difficulty in finding accepting and knowledgeable helping professionals.