Licensed Professional Counselor
I think this world is hard. We get through it together. And therapy can help.
631 Northeast 102nd Avenue
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
I am probably not taking new ongoing clients at this time. I list myself as available because I want to be found by folks who are just seeking my support in getting an assessment / letter to access gender confirming/transition related medical care. If that's you, I will do my best to get you in and make it affordable. I do my best to respond within a couple of business days (Monday-Thursday) and I'm available to reach out to my networks to help with your search, if needed.
Feminist therapy is about empowerment: power that comes from within and collectively and allows you and yours to make change and impact your lives. I want to help you to support, nurture, and grow mutual empowerment in your relationships. I see therapeutic goals as rooted in moving towards connection and increasing mutuality in relationships rather than focusing on independence and separation.
Therapeutic growth requires a genuine and authentic counseling relationship that we build together. To support that, I work to really show up in the room. I am soft, warm, and deeply empathetic. I’m expressive. I’m goofy and often laugh at the absurdity of our world. I am not shy about the impact of my politics on my work. And I swear. If that sounds like a good fit for you, let’s talk!
I want to help increase the room between who you are and the problems you’re struggling with. I incorporate writing and stories in counseling, including sending my clients home with notes to hold onto. My favorite trauma intervention is Narrative Exposure Therapy. It’s a beautiful intervention involving stones, flowers, metaphor, testimony, story, and so much courage on the part of the client.
Systems of oppression are at the root of so much suffering and disconnection from each other and they also intensify it. While systemic change is beyond the scope of therapy, therapy can provide support with the impacts of oppression and support you in any work you are doing to resist or fight oppression. A lot of my work involves working to reduce internalized oppression.
I am queer and trans and committed to working in these communities. I understand these identities broadly and I know that sharing them does not mean we have the same experience. I want to make room for your experience under this queer umbrella, including as it relates to race, gender, ability, size, sexuality, culture and class background.
I bring my own experience of being trans and want to be here for your experience of gender, your story, your life, your identity, and your family, culture, and communities. And I'm here to write letters for accessing medical care too.
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