Gender Therapy & LGBTQIA+
I have over eight years of experience working with LGBTQIA+ populations in a variety of settings.
I strive to support and guide you in navigating your identities while using an identity affirming and culturally responsive approach to create a safe and open environment where we can explore personal challenges and questions you may have about gender, your gender identity and/or sexual/affectional orientations. My goal is to help you gain personal insight and discover how you want to live life as your authentic self.
For individuals seeking letters for hormones/hormone blockers I can write these in line with WPATH Standards of Care. My counseling approach is trans-affirming and I believe in the informed consent model, yet I know some practitioners still require letters provided by a therapist. I am happy to advocate and support you through this sometimes confusing process of obtaining HRT.
Sometimes the focus of counseling is not on gender identity or sexual/affectional orientations, yet it is helpful to work with someone who has experience and a strong understanding of issues unique to LGBTQIA+ populations. I am here to provide that experience and support.
Family, loved ones and partners of LGBTQIA+ individuals also need support from time to time. If you know someone who has recently come out and would like some additional support in an understanding and welcoming environment where you can process the extent of your experience, I am here to support you.
We all come from unique backgrounds that have been shaped by our experiences and identities. Understanding how multicultural identities (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion) influence the ways in which we experience the world can lead to greater self-understanding and confidence.
Many people experience the impacts of discrimination and prejudice based on certain identities. Having a safe and understanding environment that provides support while processing these impacts can be essential to quality of life.
I have over eight years of experience working with multicultural populations as well as providing trainings on equity and inclusion, I use a culturally responsive, identity-affirming approach to help you explore personal experiences and challenges related to issues of discrimination and prejudice. I will work with you to find effective ways to cope with difficult situations and find greater self-confidence and an overall sense of belonging.
Trying to uncover and find what we are truly passionate about in life can be a complicated and challenging experience. Career plays a major role in life satisfaction. I provide career counseling for adolescents (15+), young adults and adults across the life span to help them work through various career issues including: