About Leonore

I’m a field guide to the inner world, helping people transform their sexual and emotional patterns to have better relationships and more personal power.

©2018 Carolina Kroon

“Mink with a time bomb.”

(That’s how someone recently described me.)

Originally hailing from just outside New York City, I have worked in the field of adult sexuality education since 2011 have studied and learned from many teachers in the world of adult sexuality education and empowerment, on subjects such as communication, boundaries, BDSM, and polyamory/non-monogamy.

In my private counseling practice I work with individuals at many different stages of their sexual and relational journeys, helping them feel more sexually whole and to have deeper intimacy in their relationships. I’m a trained practitioner of Internal Family Systems therapy and I currently serve as a co-leader for the American Psychological Association’s task force on Consensual Non-Monogamy. I welcome LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous clients into my practice and provide a safe space to explore topics around sexuality, including BDSM and sex work.

I come from a feminist, systems-based approach that looks not only at individual experience, but the bigger context of gender, race, culture and identity that we’re all swimming in here in 21st century dominator culture.  In my world, the personal is political, vulnerability is both essential and an aphrodisiac, and self-love is a radical act.  I believe we can’t forgo a structural analysis in making sense of even the most personal part of our lives; my own identities and experiences as Chinese American, Queer, polyamorous, cisgender, able-bodied, and a highly sensitive person who has explored many different erotic communities and ways of being inform how I hold this work.

My pull to this work emerged from my own lived experience of sexual darkness, confusion and pain. I know what it feels like to be stuck in sexual disconnection because I spent many years there as a result of violation, homophobia and my own disempowerment. I know what it feels like to walk through the fire and, in turn, I have witnessed and assisted many people in their own process of awakening.

Professional Background

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2022
California Institute of Integral Studies, SF

American Psychological Association, Task Force for Consensual Non-Monogamy
Intersecting Identities Campaign co-lead, 2019-present

Body Tales somatic movement teacher training, 2017-present

Theater of the Oppressed training, 2018

Internal Family Systems Level I training, 2017

Bachelor of Arts, 2011
University of St Andrews, UK

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