LMFT, ATR, MBA
Kate Loree, LMFT, is a sex-positive licensed marriage and family therapist with a specialty in non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities and the author of Open Deeply: A Guide to Building Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships.
In addition to her master’s in marriage and family therapy, she also has an MBA and is a registered art therapist (ATR). She is an EDSE certified sex educator and an EMDR certified therapist with additional training in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) for the treatment of trauma. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 2003.
She cohosts her own sex-positive podcast, Open Deeply, with Sunny Megatron, has been featured in Buzzfeed videos, and has been a guest on Playboy Radio and many podcasts, including American Sex, Sluts and Scholars, and Sex Nerd Sandra. She has written for Good Vibrations and Hollywood Magazine and is a frequent public speaker.
Her private practice resides in Encino, CA. For more information, please visit her on the web at KateLoree.com.
In my private practice, a primary focus is helping couples and dating singles negotiate relationship boundaries ranging from traditional monogamous ideals to incorporating open, polyamorous, kink or swing lifestyle practices. As a relationship model is clarified, emotional support and guidance is provided to improve emotional security, connection, and confidence. I’m affirmative, informed, and supportive of LBGTQIA, BIPOC, sex worker, kink, and non-monogamous communities.
In addition, I have two decades of experience working with adults who have experienced trauma. Examples of trauma include sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, or experiencing societal bigotry, such as, sexism, racism, ableism, body-shaming, and more. In the case of trauma, I utilize a blend of EMDR (eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing) and somatic psychotherapy as preferred healing modalities. I also have twenty years of experience working with those diagnosed with a psychiatric illness, such as mood disorders and personality disorders.
I’m a registered art therapist and I’ve worked with individuals, couples and groups to bring unconscious material to the surface facilitating insight and healing. Whether they are an artist or someone who enjoys the creative process in conjunction with their healing process, this modality can benefit anyone. I have a special interest and love for this modality.
My master’s in business administration (MBA) and corresponding work experience has allowed for a greater understanding of professional stressors and challenges within the business world and a deeper understanding of the L.A. entertainment industry.
In the Media
- How Past Attachment Injuries Can Impact Your Non-Monogamy Journey (Residence 11)
- Open Deeply by Kate Loree, LMFT on list '10 Non-Fiction Relationship Books for Cuffing Season' (Brit + Co)
- Threeways: A Sexual Minefield (Hustler)
- Mental Illness Is Killing Porn Stars and the Industry Is Taking Action (Vice)
- 'Non-Monogamy and Attachment with Kate Loree' Episode #137 (Sluts And Scholars Podcast)
- 'Keeping Secrets with Kate Loree' Episode #156 (American Sex Podcast)
- 'Holiday Gift and Survival Guide with Kate Loree' (Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino Podcast)
- 'Sex Nerd Sandra Episode #84: Sexual Healing' (Nerdist Podcast)
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