Melissa Dessereau: Polyamory, Pt1

“You can’t really control whether you’re having an emotional connection with someone." By popular demand, here is an entire episode on the topic of open relationships, with a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who also happens to be an out queer polyamorous badass. Is having a customized relationship really worth all that processing? Listen and decide for yourself!

Melissa Dessereau is a perceptive and nuanced therapist with a refreshingly frank style. For over 20 years, she has been working with individuals, couples, and families to foster personal growth and satisfying relationships. She has a way of making clients feel comfortable, understood, and at ease — like no matter what you say she gets it and doesn’t judge you. And she’s funny.

Melissa can deal with complexity and better yet can make it simple and manageable. She’s well-versed with queer, kinky, and polyamorous relationships and experiences. You can visit her web page at

Melissa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. She also holds Master of Arts in Child Development from Tufts University. Melissa is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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