Farrah graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in psychology and child learning and development. She spent two years conducting research in a child development lab before continuing to her M.S. in Counseling and Development at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). She graduated during the pandemic and passed her licensing exam shortly after, and is currently licensed as an LPC-A (Supervised by Jett C. Roberts) where her practice almost exclusively serves the sexual minority community. While practicing as a therapist, she is continuing her education at Texas Woman’s University, working on a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently she is helping with a study on sexual communication and earning her certification as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Her current plan for her Ph.D. dissertation topic is symbolic interaction in kink settings.

Farrah has been a member of the kink community since she was 18 and her path to becoming a therapist was created through her own attempts at finding a non-judgmental and kink friendly therapist. Throughout her education she has focused on sex positive perspectives and normalization of what has traditionally been perceived as “deviant sexuality.” Seeing a need for clinicians that do not psychopathologize the sexual minority community, she set out to not only become that therapist, but to educate those communities on how to better access mental health care. From the other end, she works to promote understanding and acceptance of the sexual minority community and normalize sexual minority culture.

When she is not working with clients or attending classes she volunteers with animal rescue, plays video games, collects books, is learning sword fighting, and enjoys a good tabletop RPG campaign. She has firmly accepted her status as a game geek and actively uses nerd culture to engage with clients. She is not only a member of the kink community, but also a former sex worker, a disaster pansexual, polyamorous, card carrying member of The Satanic Temple.

Codependency in polyamarous, ENM and Kink Community

Consent and Consent violations

Consent is more than “yes means yes” or accepting “no.”  Whether it’s communicating consent to a partner or addressing an accusation of consent violation, we’ve all struggled with some aspect of consent. This presentation explores why the concept of consent is so tricky and explores how to avoid common misconceptions and mistakes when negotiating scenes or responding to consent related issues.