A Therapist’s Guide to Modern Love, Sex, and Identity
Signe Simon & Simone Humphrey
Many millennials are choosing to ditch gender identifiers like male and female, and shed labels like single, taken, gay, or straight. They’re shucking them in favor of fluidity—the belief that one’s deeply personal sense of gender, sexuality, or in-relationship identity can be more elusive and shifting than previous generations acknowledged. We’ll explore how working with fluid millennial clients can be both enlightening and challenging for older therapists, especially when helping them navigate issues of intimacy, love, and sex. In this workshop, led by two millennial therapists, you’ll discover:
- How millennials approach romantic love differently, including the challenge of committing to relationships despite the endless options of dating apps, and squaring desire for independence and self-discovery with commitment needs
- The qualities that millennials most value in therapists, like directness and self-disclosure, and how to embody them
- How to truly connect with millennial clients by speaking their distinctive language, which includes tinder, bumble, ghosting, benching, and breadcrumbing
Simone Humphrey, MA, is a psychology doctoral student and intern at the Manhattan VA. She’s the cofounder of LOVELINK.
Financial: Simone Humphrey is co-founder of LOVELINK. She has an employment relationship with Manhattan VA.
Non-financial: Simone Humphrey has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Signe Simon, MSE, is a psychology doctoral student and intern at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She’s the cofounder of LOVELINK, an online resource and podcast on modern love.