Kate Loree


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Kate Loree, 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.


Open Deeply

A Guide to Building Conscious,Compassionate Open Relationships

By Kate Loree, LMFT

Picking up where consensual non-monogamy (CNM) self-help books like Opening Up, The Ethical Slut, and More Than Two leave off, Open Deeply tackles the most difficult challenges posed by CNM.

Non-monogamy is a wild and woolly ride—and Open Deeply is here to help make it a great one. Therapist Kate Loree—who has practiced non-monogamy since 2003, and who specializes in treating clients who also practice non-monogamy—pulls no punches as she uses vignettes based on her own life, as well as her clients’ experiences, to illustrate the highs, lows, and in-betweens of life as a consensual non-monogamist.

Interwoven with these stories are thorough explanations of how attachment theory impacts non-monogamy, how blending cuttingedge, neurobiology-informed grounding skills with effective communication skills will make even the most challenging conversations regarding non-monogamy manageable, and more. The result is a compassionate, attachment-focused template for non-monogamy that will allow readers to avoid pitfalls and find adventure while concurrently building healthy relationships.


  • One-fifth of the United States has engaged in CNM at some point in their lives, and 29 percent of adults under thirty today consider open relationships to be morally acceptable—yet there are few resources to turn to when it comes to navigating this more non-traditional and explorative territory.
  • Open Deeply is an in-depth guide to building compassionate and healthy relationships.
  • Open Deeply is an educational resource for readers who are curious about non-monogamy, as well as those looking to better themselves for current and future relationships.


Open Deeply: A Guide to Building Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships

By Kate Loree, LMFT

She Writes Press | On Sale April 19, 2022

Paperback $16.95 | eBook $9.95 | ISBN-13: 978-1647423353


Advance Praise:

Kate has written the perfect primer for anticipating and coping with the inevitable roadblocks that most of us experience along the road to the relationships we want. Clear, direct, and well informed, this is an excellent book for explorers and would-be explorers of the pathways that lie off the edges of our culture’s tidy Ozzie-and-Harriet map.

—Janet W. Hardy, coauthor of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

A deeply compassionate book that offers grounded, somatic, practical skills for navigating nonmonogamy. Kate Loree’s depth of knowledge and experience creates an accessible, thoughtful, jampacked guide to attachment styles, communication practices, coping with triggers, and healing old wounds. I feel like I got two years’ worth of therapy with a seriously gifted therapist by reading this book!

—Tristan Taormino, author of Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships

This is the book every consensually non-monogamous person has been waiting for! Going well beyond the basics, Open Deeply is a practical guide for navigating the messy, tender, imperfect parts of open relationships.

—Sunny Megatron, Certified Sex Educator and host of the Showtime Original Series Sex with Sunny Megatron

HOLY SH*T! I wish this was around twenty years ago! In a world where the prevalence of ‘alternative’ relationships is emerging at lightning speed, Open Deeply is a long-awaited foundational tool for a lifetime of loving ourselves and others.

—Jessica Drake, sex educator, creator/director/producer of The Guide to Wicked Sex educational series, and brand strategist for Wicked Sensual Care