Finding a sex worker-affirmative therapist

Due to the stigma of sex work, sex workers can be vulnerable to microaggressions, minority stress and may experience discrimination when they access basic services, like healthcare or therapy. As such, this guide is intended to help people with sex work experience in finding a mental health professional that approaches sex work from a harm-reduction, workers-rights perspective.

If you follow the steps in the guide and are still struggling for find a sex worker-affirmative therapist, please contact Katie Bloomquist at SWOP-USA (katie@swopusa.org). She is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and is happy to help find referral sources for sex-worker affirmative therapists.