J. S. Very



Pronouns: They/them/theirs or he/him/his


For a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an appointment, contact me at 415.409.9105 or jsverytherapy@gmail.com.



I offer a creative approach that is tailored to you

When we encounter oppression based on our unique identities, we may experience a range of negative feelings about ourselves and those around us while we struggle to cope with life. When values, and beliefs are imposed upon us, it can be challenging to know who we are and want we want. I believe that you are the expert on your own life.  My goal is to help you discover and accept your authentic self. To support you in this process, I draw from existential, client-centered, feminist, queer, neurodiverse, and anti-oppressive perspectives. I also offer methods that are based in mindfulness, and art therapy. I am passionate about working as a therapist because I appreciate and celebrate human variation and complexity.

Training and Experience

J. S. Very has over six years of experience coaching and over three years of experience providing psychotherapy to LGBTQAI clients on issues related to sex, love, gender, intimacy, and career/creative projects.  They are currently writing their dissertation on the sexual empowerment of trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people. They expect to complete their Ph.D. in Human Sexuality at California Institute of Integral Studies in 2018. They hold a Master of Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University. JS specializes in polyamory/non-monogamy, BDSM, and alternative lifestyles.  For more information on JS Very, visit JSVeryTherapy.com

J. S. Very, Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #80548; Supervised by Dino Di Donato, MFT #39831

Recent posts

Types of OCD

  When we use the term “OCD” or “Obsessive Compulsive”, many people picture someone endlessly washing their hands or repeatedly checking the stove before leaving the house. In actuality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can manifest itself in a number of ways... Read more »

OCD: A Brief History

Obsessions and compulsions have likely been around since humans first roamed the earth. In the 6th/7th century AD, John Climacus, a monk living in the Sinai Desert wrote of worshippers who were troubled by intrusive “blasphemous thoughts”, which kept them... Read more »

OCD Treatment: Exposure and Response Prevention

  People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) perform compulsions to temporarily relieve themselves of the anxiety associated with their obsessions. A person with contamination fears, for example, may wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day and perform other cleaning rituals.... Read more »

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