Session Rate: $150/hr (plus travel when applicable). A minimum of 1.5 hours is recommended, especially for the first session. Bulk discounts available for returning clients. I have one slot for a sliding scale client. If you are in financial need, please inquire.
Kireina has a bottomless passion for healing, transformation, and collective awakening. Having tirelessly pursued these in her own life, she finds deep joy in holding space for others wishing to make a meaningful shift in their lives. She has worn many professional hats in guiding others to discover their inner wisdom and return to love – as a clinical social worker, trained trauma and family therapist, life coach specializing in relationships/intimacy/embodiment, mindfulness meditation teacher, dancer, and behavioral researcher. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Music from New York University.
It is Kireina’s commitment to meet clients from all walks of life exactly where they are – to hold a safe supportive space for self-discovery and integration to naturally unfold. If you’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, chronic stress, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, loneliness, relational challenges, or a nagging sense that you are unlovable, there is something “wrong” with you, or that you don’t quite belong – you will find space for those feelings to be expressed and lovingly held at a pace that is right for you, and only if you want to. All parts of you are welcome in her sessions.
Kireina creates a comfortable consensual communication agreement at the beginning of the session and lets individual preferences and intuition guide her from there. She empowers clients to identify and speak their desires, needs, and boundaries. Sexual desire and arousal are a natural part of the human experience and will never be shamed if they arise. Arousal, however, will not be acted upon. Deliberately not pursuing the arousal while acknowledging it and maintaining presence is an embodied exercise of decoupling love and sex. (The two are so often conflated due to cultural conditioning). You may find, perhaps surprisingly, that this practice cultivates a sense of spaciousness, safety, trust, and self-acceptance. She also invites clients to share whatever is most alive for them in their body, mind, heart, and spirit. She is available to offer life/relationship/intimacy/embodiment coaching, psychotherapy, mindfulness, therapeutic massage, movement, and sounding sessions in conjunction with nurturing touch and cuddling.
Session information from Kireina
If you are a new client, please contact me to schedule a complimentary 30-minute Zoom or phone call with a $30 deposit that will be applied to your first Cuddlist session. I will give an overview and address any questions or concerns you may have. Don’t worry if you are a bit nervous about professional cuddling and don’t quite know what to expect – this is normal! If we decide to move forward, payment is due before the session via Venmo, Paypal, cash, or check. (If we determine that this is not the right fit after the call, I will refund you the $30 deposit.)
I conduct in-person sessions in my spacious living room with large windows looking out into the beautiful woods and stream. You’ll have choices on where to cuddle: the huge red bean bag with cozy pillows and blanket, couch, chaise lounge, hammock, and/or a daybed with a canopy cocooning you in the sunroom. I welcome requests for music and lighting of candles. My home is smoke-free, chemical-free, and has little carpet/dust. I have a very affectionate dog named Hazel who is available for cuddles too, if you wish. Otherwise, she will be kept in a separate space. My home is accessible by car, and there is free parking on the premises.
With prior discussion and mutual agreement, I am available for sessions at your home or other desired location. Virtual sessions are always available. (They have their own benefits and are way more powerful than what most people assume!)
I would be delighted to work in conjunction with your psychotherapist or coach.
I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Masks can be worn during sessions at your request.