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Bound Together Counseling, PLLC

Bound Together Counseling, PLLC

3020 Franklin Park Dr.
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48310

Phone(313) 626-0160


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Certified Sex Therapist and Clinical Sexologist Stefani Goerlich is an award-winning author and internationally-known consultant specializing in sex and relationships. Author of The Leather Couch: Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients and it's sequel, Kink-Affirming Practice: Culturally Competent Therapy from The Leather Chair; Stefani is an expert in alternative relationships, BDSM/Kink, family dynamics, trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, "sex addiction" and pornography. Stefani has a background in sexual assault survivor advocacy and has worked with commercial sex workers and survivors of human trafficking. Stefani is a trained General Civil Mediator with advanced training in family disputes, adult guardianship, and probate. She is able to apply her knowledge of domestic violence and consensual power exchange dynamics to assess and evaluate a wide variety of interpersonal, familial, and romantic dynamics. Stefani is licensed in Michigan, Ohio, and Arizona.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

BDSM; Consensual Non-Monogamy; Ethical Nonmonogamy; Bondage; Polyamory.



Legal Experience & Services

Trained mediator with over 500 hours of mediation experience in general civil, family disputes, adult guardianship, post-divorce parenting time, victim/offender restorative justice, and probate disputes.


• National Association of Social Workers
• American Board of Sexology
• World Professional Association for Transgender Health
• Society for Sex Therapy and Research


• AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
• ABS Board Certified Diplomate of Sexology
• Teaching Faculty for the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program


"The Leather Couch - Clinical Practice with Kinky Clients"; September 2020; Published by Routledge


• Master Clinical Social Worker licensed in the States of Michigan, Arizona & Ohio
• Graduate of the Wayne State University School of Social Work

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