Listed below are many resources that can provide additional information on issues of interest to you.
Poly Friendly Therapists
San Francisco Bay Area
Ariana Waynes, MFT, Oakland:(510)770-6263, www.partnersinselfgrowth.com
Crista Underwood, LCSW, San Francisco, www.cristaunderwoodlcsw.com
Eric Burstyn, MFT, Walnut Creek 401-203-5999, psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/eric-burstyn-walnut-creek-ca/771867 or email@example.com
Ivy Tiegel, MFTI, San Francisco, (415)787-5489 http://therapywithivy.com/
Kate Engelberg, MFT, Berkeley, (510)516-1524, www.kathleenengelberg.wordpress.com
Dr. Larry Tonberg Edwards, Psy.D, Oakland, (510)433-9696, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Meg Stein, San Francisco, (415)237-1703 www.drmegstein.com
Zosie Calame, MFT, Oakland, 510-628-0877, email@example.com
Out of Area
Grant Gordin, MFT, Austin, TX (714)914-9865, www.grantgordin.com
Elizabeth Lipman-Stern, LCSW, New Jersey, Outside the Box Counseling
Israel Martinez, LCSW, Certified Sex Therapist, Montclair, New Jersey, 973-866-5120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.LGBTtherapyNJ.com (Author of the book Helping Gay Men Find Love: Tips for Guys on Dating and Beginning a Healthy Relationship)
Shelley Tait, LMFT, 520-743-1999, Tucson, Arizona
The two links above are to two very helpful articles on polyamory for mental health clinicians. Useful for a therapist who needs some educating.
Other resources: Coaching, workshops and classes for open relationships:
Dawn Davidson (personal and relationship coaching, workshops and events) www.loveoutsidethebox.com
Douglas Taylor, Ph.D., CPC, Life Coach, Oakland, CA. (301) 642-3806; email@example.com
Karen Haas, MA, Counselor and couples coaching, (707)494-2205, Sonoma County, CA.
OpenSF Conference, (videos of great workshops) www.open-sf.org
Francesca Gentille (workshops and events) www.lifedancecenter.com, or (415)990-5754
Loving More (national conferences, workshops, etc), www.lovemore.com or (303)-543-7540
Reid Mihalko (poly and sex education classes and events), wwwReidAboutSex.com or (917)-207-4554
Sexual Health Alliance: https://sexualhealthalliance.com/ National organization that provides trainings and certifications those in the helping professions on topics related to sexuality and sex therapy
Cunning Minx' www.polyweekly.com, see especially “Crowdsourcing Jealousy” podcast.
Kitty Chamliss’ Uncharted Love podcast, www.lovingwithouboundaries.com.
Dedeker, Jace, and Emily’s podcast , www.multiamory.com.
To find a therapist or couples’ counselor with expertise on open relationships:
The Poly-Friendly Professionals Directory: www.polychromatic.com/pfp
Kink-Aware Professionals Network: www.kinkawareprofessionals.org
Loving More is an organization that publishes a magazine, holds annual conferences, and provides information and inspiration for people of all orientations who are interested in exploring healthy relationship options including group marriage, open couples, intimate networks, expanded families, and intentional community.
This blog tracks coverage of polyamory in the mainstream and not-so-mainstream media. Alan, the blogger, provides much commentary, frequent updates, and a rich archive.
Tristan Taormino's www.openingup.com
Opening Up is a website that educates people interested in open relationships of all kinds and provides a list of professionals (psychologists, social workers, etc.) who are knowledgeable about alternative relationships.
This link is to an article called “Models of Open Relationships” by Kathy Labriola, poly-friendly counselor.
This link is to one of Stef's favorite articles about jealousy, “Managing Jealousy in Open Relationships” by Kathy Labriola.
Bob McGarey, author of "Poly Communication Survival Kit," and classes and events, www.HumanPotentialCenter.org/poly, or firstname.lastname@example.org (Austin, TX) (512)441-8988
slutphd.com/2014/03/19/251/ This is a great website with articles about different aspects of open relationships, sexuality, and related issues, all written by Dr. Slut, Ph'd, whose motto is "That's Dr. Slut to you!"
Line-family.info See my review of their book on my website, “Creating a Line Family” a much-needed and useful addition to the poly literature, and I would encourage poly people to order it by going to their website: or contact them at email@example.com.
WhatIsCompersion.com Marie Thouin is a PhD candidate at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is doing doctoral research on a grounded theory investigation of the experience of compersion in consensually nonmonogamous couples. She has just created a website in order to connect with the community, popularize the word compersion more broadly, and disseminate a research bibliography on the topic.
For additional information, contact Marie Thouin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Polyamory Books and Zines:
Love in Abundance: A Counselor's Advice on Open Relationships, by Kathy Labriola.
The Jealousy Workbook: Insights and Techniques for Managing Open Relationships, by Kathy Labriola.
The Polyamory Break-up Book: Causes, Prevention, and Survival, by Kathy Labriola
The Jealousy Survival Guide: How to Feel Safe, Happy, and Secure in an Open Relationship, by Kitty Chambliss
Opening Up, by Tristan Taormino
Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Nonmonogamy, by Jessica Fern
The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory, by Dedeker Winston
KISSable Agreements, ebook by Dawn Davidson
Life in the Polycule, by Elisabeth Sheff
The Polyamorists Next Door, by Elisabeth Sheff
Green Eyed Monsters: My report on Jealousy, by Lacey Johnson.
A short zine full of personal and instructional comics, this is a deep investigation into the complex emotion. This is the culmination of an 8 month research project on jealousy.
Open Marriage: A New Lifestyle for Couples, by Nena and George O'Neill.
A contemporary classic that tackles the topics: open vs. closed marriages, jealousy, love, sex, and more!
The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities, by Dossie Easton and Catherine Liszt.
Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and Hopeful, by Anthony Ravenscroft.
Loving More: The Polyfidelity Primer, by Ryam Nearing.
Monogamy, by Adam Phillips.
The Polyamory Handbook: A User's Guide, by Peter J. Benson.
Polyamory the New Love Without Limits, by Dr. Deborah Anapol
Polyamory in the Twenty-First Century: Love and Intimacy with MultiplePartners, by Dr. Deborah Anapol
Do you have Polyamory books, links, or other resources you'd recommend?