Cat Maness, MA, LMFT (MFC 92638)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I am now accepting new clients!
If you'd like to set up an appointment or have questions about my services, please contact me. I hope to connect with you soon.

I provide psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples seeking to break down both internal and external barriers, heal wounds and trauma, as well as those interested in establishing a healthier way of relating to others. As my work with couples is slightly different than my work with individual clients, please visit those pages for further information about what I hope to provide you in our work together. 

As a sex positive psychotherapist, I welcome the rich diversity of the many communities and lifestyles found in the Bay Area. If you identify as LGBTQ, kinky or participate in the BDSM scene, as well as those in or considering a poly/open or alternative relationship, I hope that you will find the safety, respect, and understanding I strive to provide as an asset in our work together. I have over 15 years of personal experience in both the kink and open relationship worlds, as well as specific training in working with these communities as a psychotherapist. In addition, I have long been involved in the LGBTQIA worlds and myself identify as Queer and a strong ally to those of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Please know that I also include those who identify as heterosexual and/or monogamous as part of the spectrum of sexual diversity and are also quite welcome.

Want to get clear about agreements in your open relationship?

Check out my website Our Open Agreement, an online tool assisting those who are in, or are considering, opening up their relationship(s). See the website yourself,, for more details.

All current clients may access this tool for
free. Please request access the next time that we meet in person.