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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We (Anna & Ashley) both have Master’s degrees in counseling, as well as valuable experience in the mental health field and in building healthy non-monogamous relationship dynamics personally. We’re both deeply passionate about inspiring people to connect with their truest desires in this life and empowering them to be guided by desire over fear. We’re kink, queer, trans, and quirk friendly. What’s important to us is that our clients are honored, appreciated, and uplifted as the most authentic versions of themselves, whatever that may be.

It’s also important to us that you to know that you’re not alone if you desire nontraditional relationships, if you have differing preferences in regards to monogamy in existing partnerships, if fears/insecurities are arising for you, or if you’re having other struggles in the context of non-monogamy. There are effective strategies out there for building healthy out of the box relationships...and we have the knowledge, skills, & experience to help guide you in putting them into action. We hope you’ll get in touch to schedule a free session today so we can begin actualizing solutions with you!


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MEET ANNA DOW, LMFT # 106116…

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING:

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California; BA Psychology (art minor); Expressive Art Therapy training, Ecopsychology training; Life Coach Certified

  • TOP 5 AREAS OF INTEREST:  

  • Unpacking jealousy to use it for growth

  • Questioning societal programming to help people increase awareness of passion, desire, and purpose in life.

  • Guiding people in weighing the pros/cons of non-monogamy to decide if it could be a good fit for them.

  • Supporting people in seeking solutions for navigating differing preferences regarding monogamy in existing relationships.

  • Supporting people in creating workable relationship agreements for opening up relationships.

  • TOP 5 MODALITIES UTILIZED:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Existential, & Solution-focused

  • 5 CORE VALUES:

    Authenticity, Creativity, Optimism, Adventure, & Courage

  • FUN FACT:

    Over the last 10+ years my long-term partner and I have evolved our relationship from a more traditional dynamic to one that is largely “poly solo”. Our dynamic offers a high level of freedom & autonomy while still maintaining a secure base. We live nomadic lifestyles, each with our own mobile homes so we can travel around this beautiful world together and separately. We’re living proof that if you want to break out of the box there are vast possibilities beyond it! :)                                 


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MEET ASHLEY…

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Professional experience working as a therapist with youth (specialized interest in supporting LGBT youth); MA Marriage & Family Therapy; BA Psychology & Political Science

TOP 5 AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Aiding an individual in figuring out where they fall into polyamory as a spectrum

  • Navigating the pros and cons of solo polyamory particularly as it relates to the individual asserting their needs

  • Understanding the root of jealousy (whether rational or irrational) and working through the emotions associated with it

  • Building open and honest communication in polyamorous relationships

  • Finding the right polyamorous relationship model that works for everyone whether hierarchical or non-hierarchical

TOP 5 MODALITIES UTILIZED:

Cognitive behavioral therapy, Person-centered therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, and Reality therapy.

5 CORE VALUES:

Loyalty, Independence, Passion, Ambition, & Wisdom

FUN FACT:

I've been a leader of a local polyamory community in a deep Southern state for 4 years. Our group is a safe place for our members to connect and offer support to each other (both online and in person). My favorite part of helping to lead this group has been making some of my closest friends and seeing other members make long-term friendships as well. That's also how I connected with Anna to join this "Vast Love" community. I know that being non-monogamous can lead to feelings of isolation, especially in more conservative states like mine. That’s a big part of the reason that doing this work is so important to me!

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I believe in you


"What do you want in your heart of hearts? Have you taken the time to truly figure it out? What about the time to make it happen? If not...

WHY NOT?"

LET'S CONNECT

I believe in you


"What do you want in your heart of hearts? Have you taken the time to truly figure it out? What about the time to make it happen? If not...

WHY NOT?"

LET'S CONNECT