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    Does anyone have any experience with this? Iím looking to find a therapist mostly as Iím not looking for medication just to talk through some issues. Im worried about being judged for what I do for a living. Does anyone have advice on this? Have you ever been judged for being a sex worker by a therapist/psychologist?

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    Here's a site with sex worker friendly therapists:

    https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/...ex-worker-ally

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkvelvetxo View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with this? I’m looking to find a therapist mostly as I’m not looking for medication just to talk through some issues. Im worried about being judged for what I do for a living. Does anyone have advice on this? Have you ever been judged for being a sex worker by a therapist/psychologist?
    It must be a hard move to make, but I would imagine that any good therapist would not betray your trust, or indeed judge you. It's such a shame that sex workers still face anxieties like this and that it's still a hushed subject. Unless a person is being controlled and/or trafficked, no one should have a problem with it. In your experience, is it mostly women that have a problem with sex workers? I'm just curious. I imagine that many other women feel slightly intimidated because of your liberal attitudes

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    Quote Originally Posted by babylongirls2021 View Post
    It must be a hard move to make, but I would imagine that any good therapist would not betray your trust, or indeed judge you. It's such a shame that sex workers still face anxieties like this and that it's still a hushed subject. Unless a person is being controlled and/or trafficked, no one should have a problem with it. In your experience, is it mostly women that have a problem with sex workers? I'm just curious. I imagine that many other women feel slightly intimidated because of your liberal attitudes
    Yeah I think maybe I would try a male therapist.

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    Focus more on what you want than on what you donít want

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    You may not be able to win either way. Men are generally arseholes too (yes I'm a man), so a male therapist may just want to get in your pants!

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    ^^^I know that most therapists as long as theyíre ethical wonít try to flirt with you but in all honesty Iíve had so many situations where a man who I thought I could trust or was a friend or someone who said wanted to help me and in the end they just wanted to sleep with me thatís just part of my subconscious and when I had male therapists that were nice and cared about me I could not help but feel uncomfortable and it was difficult for me to open up and share everything with them. I found out the best therapist for my situation now but heís a man so Iím dubious
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    ^^^I know that most therapists as long as theyíre ethical wonít try to flirt with you but in all honesty Iíve had so many situations where a man who I thought I could trust or was a friend or someone who said wanted to help me and in the end they just wanted to sleep with me thatís just part of my subconscious and when I had male therapists that were nice and cared about me I could not help but feel uncomfortable and it was difficult for me to open up and share everything with them. I found out the best therapist for my situation now but heís a man so Iím dubious

    donít listen to that man. Therapists will lose their entire career by sleeping or even hitting on a client. Not saying it can never happen but it is not something that will happen just because you are a hot woman. Ideally you should share with your therapist that you have these fears and if they are worth keeping they will reassure you and work through these feelings with a strong attachment to hold on to.

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    I've had male psychiatrists and male therapists. They do not hit on you like Kamiliam has stated. I have had a mental illness for 24 years and have had several different Drs due to moving frequently. Even male psychs in the hospitals are professional. While I have had male psychs and male therapists I prefer females and all of my Drs are female. But don't count out males due to gender.
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    I am shopping for a new therapist that is sex worker friendly for the month of August. She's gonna get an ear load of pent up frustration. My only issue is insurance paying for it and many lists don't include it OR you have to have a certain diagnosis to qualify for therapy under my plan...which means they aren't practiced in that field. I'm not paying 150 bucks each week.

    I dunno, I wish a life coach was covered by insurance instead sometimes.

    I think of my last 2 therapists and laugh.They definitely did not hit on me. I really want to try a female therapist who is understanding. I'm tired of being referred to men therapists.
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    If you're insurance doesn't cover it and you have to pay yourself, one cheaper alternative is online therapy. I'm not sure if there are any that specialize in sex workers. Here's a site with a list of online options:

    https://www.top10.com/online-therapy/comparison

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    Hi there, we offer professional therapy and counselling services globally on a pay what you can basis to all persons working in the adult online entertainment industry.

    PineappleSupport.org

    If you do not work online, we would be more than happy to provide some recommendations.

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    Many therapists take insurance I used to only pay 20 dollars to see a therapist with my insurance, or they have a sliding scale, and there's a database called Open Collective that offers affordable therapy, Pineapple Support looks like a great service as well. I wouldn't sign up with sites like "Better Help" which is listed on the link eagle provided. They have privacy issues (data mine) and are tech middlemen who exploit therapists and pay them very little. They are the McDonald's or Uber of therapy and are devaluing the mental health field.
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