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Ginelle Guckenburg(She/Her/Hers)

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Relationship issues-Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Jealousy-Infidelity-Codependency-
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Professional statement

Ginelle Guckenburg, AMFT is deeply committed to supporting couples navigating polyamory. Her approach is trauma-informed, attachment-based, experiential, neurodivergence affirming, and queer as hell. She has extensive training in and practices emotionally focused couple’s therapy and has specialized in applying the theory to her work with LGBTQ+, gender transitioning, polyamorous, ethically on-monogamous, and mixed neurotypical couples.

She practices remotely in California and offers 1, 2, and 3 day emotionally focused couples therapy intensives online and in person in beautiful San Diego, CA.

When she's not therapizing or deep in the throes of attachment work, you can most likely find Ginelle chilling in bed with her cat, Scully (yes, she is named after her girl crush, Dana Scully from the X-Files). She is a big fan of vintage stores and has a small collection of Betty Boop and horror items. She absolutely loves Halloween and her version of self-expression is getting tattoos. Her happy place is anywhere in nature, but especially loves Joshua Tree National Park. Ultimately, she's a queer, cisgendered hopeless romantic that nerds out about relational dynamics and attachment. She want nothing more than to help bring you closer to yourself and the people you love.

Message to clients

Being in poly/ENM relationships can be incredibly healing. But, come to find out, healing is hard work! Sharing your loved one with other romantic interests can bring up a shit load of feelings and touch on our deepest attachment wounds. While you may be totally committed to ENM in your brain, your heart is throwing an adult sized temper tantrum and screaming at you to stop the pain. You feel stuck in a loop made of big, uncomfortable feels and unresolved conflict. You are anxious, jealous, ashamed, sad, scared, and ultimately, exhausted. You want nothing more than to get out of the cycle and find the connection that brought y’all together in the first place, but how?

Therapy can be a gamechanger - especially when you work with a therapist that specializes in poly couples. Poly couple’s therapy can help you to finally work through your conflict, rather than getting stuck in it. A poly couple’s therapist can help you to identify needs, process feelings, understand your cycle, navigate agreements and boundaries, and heal attachment wounds that get in the way of enjoying your relationship(s).

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Hella Good Therapy, Therapist
Orange County LGBTQ Center, Marriage and Family Therapist


California: 125133

Supervisor: Teddie Jackson(LMFT 127381)




Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Jealousy - Developing an understanding of one’s jealousy, including the origins and the impacts that it has on daily life; decreasing the occurrence of jealousy by practicing coping skills and effective communication skills

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


Ginelle Guckenburg is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $175