Giving Voice to Taboo
"Naming things, breaking through taboos and denial is the most
dangerous, terrifying, and crucial work. This has to happen, in
spite of political climates or coercions, in spite of careers being
won or lost, in spite of the fear of being criticized, outcast, or
disliked. I believe freedom begins with naming things. Humanity
is preserved by it. - Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
Welcome! My name is Grant Gordin, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to helping you explore and create a safe, fulfilling, and passionate relational and sexual life free from shame, fear, and anxiety. As such, my first and most important goal with every individual client, couple, or group is to help you find peace within your own skin and peace in that intimate space between you and another.
Sometimes, that might require change. Other times, that requires acceptance, instead. But almost always, it requires courage and tremendous vulnerability. Thank you for taking that first brave step today. Please feel free to take a look around and explore if you think we may be a good fit together.
I hold dual-licensure in both Texas and California and offer online video therapy for those in both states. I am currently accepting new clients. For those in Texas, I currently live in the heart of Austin, and I also offer in-person therapy within walking distance of downtown in the 78701 area. For those in California, I have lived in Orange County, Long Beach, West Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and the San Francisco East Bay Area, and I practiced in downtown Berkeley for almost 4 years.
In my practice, I specialize in working with individuals, couples, groups, and families around difficult taboo relational topics, such as (though not limited to):
♦ Sex and sexuality issues (e.g. sex therapy)
♦ Gender and identity, including queer & trans issues
♦ Couples and relational issues (e.g. couples therapy)
♦ Non-monogamy, polyamory, & alternative relationships
♦ Adoption, same-sex families, & other family structures
♦ Grief and loss and the mourning of loved ones
♦ Difficulties around shame, body, & worthiness
♦ Breakups and divorce and the time that follows
♦ Recovery from sexual, relational, & medical trauma
♦ Hopelessness, meaning, & the "existential void"
By clicking below, you can learn more about my educational background, clinical experience, and therapeutic style to determine if I'm the right fit for you! The most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist.
There are many therapists out there, each with their own unique interests and personal story that lead them to clinical work. Here, you can find more information about many of the topics that most call me to the office and the services and specialties that I offer.