"Goerlich’s text provides a timely and critically needed contribution to the ongoing discourse of the other – that is, members and practitioners of the BDSM and kink community in a clinical counseling setting. The book is well-researched yet accessibly written, which makes it informative and enjoyable to read. For the neophyte, it provides a solid introduction to working with this complex and diverse population. For those already informed, the book contains a wealth of detailed clinical information to enrich and augment one’s existing knowledge...The Leather Couch is a valuable foundational resource for clinical counselors seeking to understand and responsibly work with clients who are drastically different from themselves. The salient concepts go beyond simply presenting information: they invite readers to explore and interrogate their personal views about the other (e.g. marginalized sexual communities)."
- Peter Chirinos & Thomas Douglas, The Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy