The Psychotherapist Association for
Gender & Sexual Diversity

Koen Baum


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My name is Koen Baum and I am a gender specialist as well as a couples therapy and communication expert. I work with Lesbian, Transgendered, Gender-Queer, Intersex, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Gay, Heterosexual couples and individuals on a variety of issues including gender identity butch/femme identity S/M and other expressions of sexuality, transition, transitioning within a coupleship and transgender/gender queer sexuality. In addition I address concerns around problem solving, anger management, spirituality, loss, and self-esteem. I have an in-depth awareness around ethnic and cultural diversity and when working with clients take into consideration how 'isms' in its many forms may affect each individual. My style of working with clients is collaborative, compassionate, supportive, with humor and challenge.

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Office #1: Address
3896 - 24th St.
Office #1: City
San Francisco
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Office #1: Disability access?
Office hours
Mornings, Daytime, Evenings

Demographic info (optional).

Sexual orientation
  • Queer
  • White/Euro American
  • Jewish

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MA
Prof. degree concentration
  • Integral Counseling Psych.
Year degree obtained
Educational institution
License type
  • LMFT
Year originally licensed
License number
MFC 38312
License expiration date
February 28, 2019

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
Clinical techniques
  • Guided Imagery
  • Life Coaching
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Relaxation Training
  • Sand Play
  • Somatics
Clinical specializations
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Aging / Geriatrics
  • Aging Parents
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • BDSM / Kink Aware
  • Career / Vocation
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Custody / Divorce
  • Depression
  • Ethnic or Cultural Issues
  • Gender Identity / Trans / GNC
  • Gender Specialist (as defined by Gaylesta)
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • Mediation
  • Midlife Issues
  • Polyamory / Non-Monogamy
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Children
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elders
Sliding scale
Low fee
Insurance info
I participate in something called \Single Case Agreement's\ with the insurance company. Please call me to find out more about if and how that may work in your situation.
Available 24 hrs?

Group Therapy Information

Group #1: Name
Unlearning Racism for White People in the Helping Professions
Group #1: Focus
  • Unlearning Racism
Group #1: Description
For Caucasians employed in the helping professions. Getting past guilt/finding pride/learn to identify and avoid subtle forms of oppression in psychotherapy. Group size 8 - 14 members.
Group #1: Member orientation
  • Mixed (LBG & Heterosexual)
Group #1: Member demographic
  • Therapists
Group #2: Name
The Transgender Continuum: Exploration/Support Grp
Group #2: Focus
  • Gender Identity; Transgender
Group #2: Description
Experiential. Exploration for those who are addressing gender identity to help decision-making/coping and support through and after transition.
Group #2: Member demographic
  • Transgender
Group #3: Name
The Academy of Love
Group #3: Focus
  • Relationship Communication Skills
Group #3: Description
Communication skill building / experiential / psycho-educational /conflict-resolution / intimacy building for lesbian couples; transgender couples; open to all couples.