Cheers Sexy People!
I am dancing in my seat to announce our latest podcast interview with Liz Powell, Psy.D., a solo polyamorist, psychologist, therapist and coach, as well as new friend and colleague of mine. I had the good fortune of meeting Liz at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit which I have summarized earlier here on the blog. They and I attended some of the same workshops – including one on trauma given by Ashley Manta. Then my good friend Billy Holder introduced me to them at the awards event that Saturday evening. This Part One of Two podcast is just chockful of awesome! Liz was such an absolute pleasure to interview. In this episode, they discuss that their current passion is helping people live the life they have always dreamed of (versus accepting “mediocre” and limiting yourself by the joy that you think you deserve). They also describe themselves as and defines “Megasexual” as a person who needs sexual connection in order to feel romantic desire (versus “Demisexual” which is a person who needs romantic connection in order to feel sexual desire). Another concept they hold dear to their heart is identifying the difference between “desperation and need” versus “want and choice”. I am also excited that Liz self-identifies as a solo polyamorist as I very much would love to have more solo poly peeps on the podcast and thusly represented here at Loving Without Boundaries. Liz talks about how challenging it is not only practicing solo poly, but also as an independent person – especially when dating CIS-gendered men (which is a man who was born a male and likes it that way). There is so much more awesome in this episode. I don’t want to give it all away here in the post. You are just going to have to listen to it to find out the rest!
To learn more, here is Liz Powell’s full bio from their website:
I’m a psychologist, currently licensed in Arizona (LIC #4315) and California (LIC #27871), who likes to take a caring yet upfront approach to therapy and coaching. My passion lies with treating underserved populations and I look forward in particular to working with the LGBTQ, Kink/BDSM, and Polyamory/Open Relationship/Swinger population.
I am currently accepting coaching and therapy clients. In coaching, we work together to take you from a place of getting along to living the sort of life you have always wanted. We can talk about sex, relationships, communication, or any areas you want to improve in your life.
As a therapist, I have experience treating a variety of concerns, from sleep issues to relationship problems to anxiety and depression. I am also trained in sex therapy and can bring a compassionate and open-minded approach to the treatment of sexual concerns.
Whether you are struggling with something minor, looking for a life-approach overhaul, or wanting to tune up your relationship, I can offer you help on your own schedule. I offer office hours outside of the usual 9-5 weekday schedule by appointment only. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you Liz, for being so generous with your time, for your incredible coaching and therapy work, and for sharing your thoughts, wisdom and insights with us via the podcast interview! It was informational, inspirational, and fun! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for Part Two that will be out next week! Follow Liz’s work at their website sexpositivepsych.com or on Twitter @sexpospsych and on Facebook at Sex-Positive Psych.
To hear the podcast, go to the Podcast link here and subscribe to the Loving Without Boundaries podcast, and check out Episode 41, Part One with Liz. Also, please help spread awareness of alternative lifestyles and create more tolerance for ethical non-monogamy in the world at large by Rating and Reviewing the Loving Without Boundaries podcast in iTunes to help it get featured on New & Noteworthy. It only takes a few minutes.
If you would like to be interviewed either in written form or via audio on the podcast, please feel free to contact me and we will set something up. Thank you!
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)