JS Very

PhD Student
Human Sexuality

MS, Counseling


JS Very is a PhD student in Human Sexuality. They hold a Master of Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University, and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. JS has over 3 years of experience providing psychotherapy, and 7 years of experience using art-based methods to empower trans, genderqueer, and non binary people.

JS works as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Market Street Center for Psychotherapy, a private practice internship in San Francisco.

JS specializes in helping their psychotherapy clients address issues related to sex, love, intimacy and gender from a relational, queer, feminist, strength-based, anti-oppressive, client-centered, existential, sex positive, kink and poly aware perspective.

JS's current research interests include:

  • Heteronormativity
  • Sexual citizenship
  • Sexual repression
  • Compartmentalization
  • Pleasure and eroticism
  • Sexual empowerment
  • Sex work
  • Trans, genderqueer, and non binary identities
  • BDSM and kink
  • Polyamory non-monogamy

JS is interested in collaborating with others on

  • Community-based participatory action research
  • Arts-based research
  • -Transdisciplinary research

JS Very's full CV and practice can be found here.

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