**REGARDING COVID-19: I am conducting therapy by telehealth only, via a variety of internet platforms and phone, until we are clear to reduce social distancing.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Do you identify as trans, gender diverse, nonbinary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or something else around this beautiful 3D spectrum? Maybe you are looking for a therapist to help you with gender identity issues or simply the logistics of transition. Are you a parent, guardian, partner or other significant person who is helping your loved one through gender transition? Maybe you are just looking for a therapist with whom you can work on other issues without having to explain broader L, G, B, T, or Q identity issues. Perhaps you don't want to educate your therapist regarding polyamory or kink issues. Or maybe you're just looking for a nonjudgmental environment no matter what you bring to therapy. I can help.
As a strengths-based therapist, my goal is to help you uncover and highlight your awesomeness and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing, unhelpful coping techniques or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
After 34 years of experience living and working within LGBTQ communities, I understand that sometimes our family is chosen family; I am familiar with the unique situations that we sometimes experience in relation to family of origin; and I also understand the broad variations on relationship that we have formed as a community. Further, I am passionate about working with issues of trauma and domestic violence/intimate partner violence within our communities. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I work with adults and youth, ages 12 and up. Please call or email me for an individual or couple/relationship therapy consultation today.