Consensual Non-Monogamy

Individuals in or exploring consensually non-monogamous relationships (e.g. polyamory, open relationships) often run into external and internal challenges to find deep, loving, and safe connections. External challenges can include cultural, communal, and family stigma toward non-monogamy (e.g. attitudes, laws) and negotiating with new or current partners the parameters of a consensually non-monogamous relationship. Internal challenges can include anxiety, jealousy, anger, shame, guilt, rumination, and the re-injury of psychological wounds from one’s past (e.g. abuse, neglect, abandonment).

Max’s Experience

Max has worked individually with clients who explore, practice, and/or identify with various forms of consensual non-monogamy including open relationships, polyfidelity, hierarchical polyamory, and non-hierarchical polyamory. His focus when working with clients on issues relating to consensually non-monogamous relationships is to help them get to know all parts of themselves from a stance of unconditional love, curiosity, and compassion. Max’s clients not only find this approach to be deeply validating, but to also bring about experiences of harmony, clarity, courageousness, and connection, both internally and externally.