Bailey Cheshire

MA, LMFTA. (any pronouns) Individual, Relational, and Sex Therapist

I am a systemic therapist who approaches my clients with curiosity and compassion. I strive to provide a therapeutic space that is judgment free, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. Wherever we go, we’ll go together and at your pace. While all issues of sexual health are welcome in my treatment room, I particularly enjoy working with issues of gender exploration, sexuality, and alternative relationship structures.

What You Can Expect

I am a collaborative therapist who believes my clients are the experts in their own lives. I bring expertise around relationships, communication and boundaries, stuck patterns, bodily attunement, and trauma that may help you start to shift from the problem that brought you to seek therapy. We’ll work together to set realistic and practical goals and intentionally work towards them. I use approaches that focus on emotional understanding and bodily attunement, including Polyvagal Theory, Attachment theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Through these modalities, I work to create a safe space where you can unpack the challenges of everyday life.

I also offer Discernment Counseling for couples and individuals considering divorce or unsure whether or not couples therapy can help them. Discernment Counseling is like “pre-therapy” work for clients uncertain about whether to end a long-term relationship. I will help you navigate one of three choices: keep things as they are, take divorce off the table and do six months of therapy, or choose divorce with more clarity.

My Story

I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and moved to Seattle for my Master’s program in 2020. The book ‘Pleasure Activism’ by adrienne maree brown (styalized lower-case) was my awakening to the liberation that is available through deepening our relationship with sexuality. The book taught me that owning the most authentic version of myself is itself a form of resistance. Since then, I have continued to practice a sense of curiosity toward myself and others that makes space for ongoing changes in how we see ourselves and the world around us.


Outside of the therapy room, you can catch me spending time with my loved ones (including my dog, Alfie and tuxedo cat, Mack), practicing yoga, reading, embroidering, playing video games, or enjoying the flowers at Pike Place Market.

Books I Suggest


  • Somatic Sexual Healing with Charlie Glickman, January 2024
  • Discernment Counseling for Couples Considering Divorce with Bill Doherty and Steve Harris, January 2024
  • Sensate Focused Mindful Touch with Linda Weiner, December 2023
  • Intersections of Sex and OCD with Dr. Shereen Morse, August 2023
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Soul Care, September 2023
  • The Stress We Carry: Identifying and Navigating Latinx Factors of Stress and Their Impact on Health Outcomes with Dr. Kiersten DeWitt, April 2023
  • Trauma Treatment Certification Training with Janina Fisher, April 2023
  • Supporting Clients with Fertility Issues with Dr. Jennifer Sampson Sept 2022
  • Intro to Pelvic Floor Health for Sexuality Professionals with Dr. Darshana Naik, July 2021

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