LGBTQIA Affirmative Treatment
I warmly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals and couples seeking help to address inner struggles and relationship concerns. My chosen pronouns are she/her/hers.
LGBTQIA persons present with a unique set of challenges and the journey towards self-actualization can be immensely vulnerable and isolating. It is important to work with a therapist who not only embraces but also has extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA community, and has knowledge of systemic prejudice, institutional oppression, and intersectionality.
As your “emotional doctor,” I can help heal wounds, diffuse shame, empower change, decrease secrecy and instead help you move toward love. Treatment will help differentiate sexual orientation and gender identity, conceptualizing beyond a binary framework.
I am a gender expert and advocate. Attunement and passion guide my work with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. I have expertise with couples where one or both partners are transitioning. I can be particularly helpful regarding sexual health, sexual functioning, and shifts in sexual desire.
Specialized treatment can also be provided in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and/or sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) to facilitate identity integration, socialization, and to help navigate romantic relationships and sexual intimacy.
I also have experience counseling parents and chosen family of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. People commonly seek treatment to facilitate dialogue regarding preferred pronoun use, preferences, and needs. This can range from time-limited, educational sessions with parents, to family sessions that include the individual who is transitioning. I ensure a safe, non-judgmental, trans-affirming space. I often facilitate an honest question and answer dialog in hopes of expanding the gender binary framework within the family.
It would be my honor to help you blossom, integrate, restore, and uncover your most authentic self.
Please contact me if I may be of assistance to you. I would be delighted to hear from you.