Hello, I’m Marla, a counsellor, coach, and facilitator. I’ve been designing and leading workshops about diversity, sexuality and relationships for 10 years. I have since expanded my practice to include relationship coaching and sex-positive therapy for individuals, couples, and constellations* of people engaged in a wide range of relationship formations.
My professional aim is to offer accessible, wholistic, non-judgmental services to people from diverse backgrounds and identities. My work is informed by anti-oppression, anti-racist, feminist, and harm-reduction philosophies. I aim to co-create respectful, safer spaces where peoples’ identities are understood within the framework of their own life experiences and social context.
My approach varies depending on the unique relationships and needs of the person/people who collaborate with me. I tend to begin with a relational/talk-based style and incorporate alternative techniques when applicable.
The best way to get a feel for my style is to call or message me for a free consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org (514) 714-3675
We might be a good fit if you’re looking for support in the areas of:
I am bilingual in English and French but have been working primarily in English for the last 5 years. I can offer French services for those who have minimal abilities in English so we can switch between languages in Montreal’s FrEnglish fashion.
Constellations refer to romantic and/or sexual relationship formations of more than 2 people.
“Coming out” is a term that is often used to describe the process of beginning to share one’s sexual orientation with others. For those who are undergoing gender transformations, or people engaged in non-traditional relationship formations, “coming out” can be a similar process of sharing intimate parts of one’s private life with others.
“Coming out” is often mistaken for something that happens once but can actually be a very complicated process for some, taking place over a long period of time. Some might say that “coming out” happens regularly throughout the lifespan.
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