Hey Sav

pronouns: they/them
seeing clients in Ohio, Kentucky and online in Ohio and Kentucky

Sav Shiveley

Licensed Master of Social Work

Session Fee: $150.00

Are you tired of feeling like you’re falling short of society’s expectations? As someone who has personally experienced the struggle of not fitting into preconceived notions about gender and sexuality, I understand the challenges you face. But here’s the good news: I’m here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

As a therapist, I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, those navigating chronic illness, and neurodivergent individuals like yourself (ADHD, ASD). I know firsthand the importance of creating a culture of self-compassion, where you can embrace your true identity and live authentically.

Together, we’ll explore your sexual and gender identities through an existential framework, helping you develop the skills and confidence to navigate relationships and intimacy on your own terms. I’ll be there with you every step of the way, integrating powerful techniques like those Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to enhance your well-being, self-reflection, and acceptance. I enjoy working within the understanding of how trauma affects our bodies and the importance of attachment as it relates to cultivating a climate of affirmation and vulnerability in our relationships with others.

I take a holistic approach, considering how you exist within your unique corner of the world. Your experiences, your knowledge, your reality—your ontology matters. By understanding your individual perspective, we can tackle challenges related to coming out, gender exploration, pleasure and intimacy, and finding hope and growth in your journey no matter where you are on that continuum.

I’m passionate about empowering you to build healthy, fulfilling relationships—with yourself and others. Together, we’ll unlock your true potential and create a life that aligns with your most authentic self. I am the support you might need to embrace your uniqueness and embark on a transformative journey towards self-fulfillment and joy. It’s time to reclaim your power and live life on your own terms to increase intimacy and decrease shame!


  • General Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Master of Social Work- Northern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Social Work & Bachelors of Arts in Spanish- Northern Kentucky University


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Sex Therapy
  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Care
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Gottman (Level 1)
  • Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy
  • Family Directed Structural Therapy


  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Couples

Sav is under the sex therapy supervision of Emma Schmidt, Ph.D., LPCC-S, CST

At hey emma, we are here to meet you where you are in your journey and help guide you through those sexual challenges. I love this field and am so appreciative when others allow me to partner with them along side their journey.