Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Supervisor: K Hixson, PhD LPC
Hello and welcome. I specialize in LGBTQ+, particularly transgender, treatment & mental healthcare for individuals, couples, and families.
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
I offer affirmative care for clients of all ages to feel empowered and at home in their relationships. If you are seeking a therapy experience that feels human and is grounded in hope and compassion, I might be a good fit for you. My therapeutic style is collaborative, curious, and also direct. I am poly and kink friendly, anti-racist, queer competent, and body positive. I strive to assist my clients in accessing their authentic selves and living to their fullest potential.
My training at Lewis and Clark Graduate School was grounded in family therapy through a social justice lens. I work with couples, families and individuals from a relational framework, this means seeing a person as a culmination of the relationships and social systems that they are and have been a part of. I consider family of origin, dysfunctional cycles, self in the context of a family unit, attachment development, intersecting identities, diagnosis (if desired), and much more.
Anxiety stems from many places, most often occurring when we feel and perceive that we are out of control of all certain aspects of our lives. I feel confident in helping clients observe the triggers of their anxiety, understand how to listen to their body and the messages anxiety is trying to tell them, and hence feel more in control and able to withstand the discomfort that anxiety brings.
Gender identity and gender exploration is the main focus of my work. I have experience working with children, teens and adults who are questioning their gender, going through gender transitioning, or just needing a safe space to discuss life as a gender non-conforming person. I have received academic training on working with gender non-conforming folks as well as my personal life experience.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, my training and practice are heavily rooted in relationship dynamics of all kinds, from family of origin, to romantic relationships, to friendships, to relationship with ourselves. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individuals who are struggling with, or are looking to strengthen their relationships.
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