Licensed Art Therapist
ATR, LAT, LPC
I am a transgender person who works with all ages & diverse identities, orientations, & walks of life.
1219 SE Lafayette
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
Whether you are questioning, gender non-conforming, non-binary, or interested in medical intervention, you are welcome.
My work as a feminist therapist focuses on how intersectional oppressions can impact mental health. Within families/relationships, I am focused on support equal division of labor (including emotional labor). Feminism is just as relevant to men's issues as well work to break down gender stereotypes that often prevent men/masculine people from living fully and with joy.
I am training in Trauma Focused CBT. I believe in deconstructing thinking errors as a means toward mental health. I do not adhere to a strictly CBT approach, but I do borrow heavily from the modality.
I am a master's level art therapist from an American Art Therapy Association approved graduate program.
My work with clients often explores the impacts of oppression on mental health. Activism and art making focused on making and envisioning change can be part of our healing process.
I specialize in supporting children and teens through difficult times, including gender and identity exploration, depression, anxiety, and adjustment to changing life circumstances. Art therapy is an excellent tool for helpful young people navigate their feelings.
My practice is informed by an anti-oppressive, sex-positive, and feminist systems approach that seeks to bring empowerment and respect to the individual. My practice includes those who identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, asexual, transgender/gender nonconforming, kinky, BDSM, vanilla, monogamous, polyamorous, and more.
As a transgender clinician, I have first-person understanding of the impact a person's identity can have on their lives and families. I am a parent, a husband, and an artist. I believe strongly that every person deserves to live healthy and full lives as their authentic selves. I have experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming children, teens, and adults.
I use an integrative model that borrows from cognitive behavioral and existentialist concepts. I believe finding wellness can be a form of resistance to oppression.
Gender Identity, LGBTQ Issues
Are you a person who has questions about their gender identity? Do you identify as transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming, etc.? This group will use art to explore identity while providing a chance for you to connect with others who understand what are going thorough.
Meetings are held in a fully stocked art studio setting and lead by an art therapist from the trans community.
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