John Paul Gaylor

Clinical Intern, MA Candidate (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sex Therapy), He/Him

I am currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Sex Therapy concentration at Antioch University Seattle. I am excited to be joining PNW Sex Therapy Collective as a clinical intern and partake in their mission to offer inclusive, and accessible therapy by offering sliding scale sessions to those who need it. I believe that all relationships – platonic, sexual, and romantic – are invaluable catalysts for personal growth, self-discovery, and healing. As an individual and relational therapist, I work with clients to realize and put-to-work their own unique strengths and resources toward living more authentic and fulfilling lives. I provide therapy that is trauma-informed, anti-racist, sex- and body-positive, and affirming of queer, poly, and kink identities. As a gay man, I am particularly passionate about empowering 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals to uncover and dismantle internalized social and sexual shame to celebrate and embody their truest selves at home, at work, in the bedroom, and out in the world.

Trainings

  • Understanding Out Of Control Sexual Behavior with Marc Gilmartin -March 2022

What You Can Expect

My therapeutic style is client-centered, compassionate, direct, and drawn from multiple therapeutic models: Attachment Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and more. I enjoy working with clients to find the right modality that works for their unique needs to ensure that the therapeutic process is as collaborative as it is supportive.

My Story

A native Tennessean, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I majored in Biology and was a member of the varsity men’s swim team. I have spent my post-grad years working in various Product Management and Marketing roles in tech, and I am thrilled to be making the transition to counseling full-time.

Interests

Outside of the therapy room, I’m an avid outdoorsman and concert-goer with a passion for swimming, skiing, backpacking, and all things dance music.

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