Queer Issues

For those looking to understand Queer Issues

My queer identity is a paramount part of who I am as an individual and as a therapist. It is my personal philosophy that I hold a responsibility to bring my entire self into therapy in order to connect and support you in your own journey. I understand that for many individuals it can be important to find a therapist with a deep understanding of the queer community. This is largely what drew me to therapeutic work as a professional. I find myself able to deeply connect with clients within my community and to offer services that move beyond “queer friendly” into being expansive, engaged, and aware. I continually seek training and insight into common GLBTQ issues and value creating safe and brave spaces for clients to express and explore queer identities. While every identity and experience is unique, I draw upon years of experience within the queer community along with specialized advanced trainings in GLBTQ mental health to offer a well rounded and informed therapeutic perspective. I work to affirm your identity and personal experiences while providing a safe, friendly space to explore curiosities, sexual orientations, interpersonal relationships, and personal needs. While not every GLBTQ identified individual seeks therapy directly related to their gender identity and sexual orientation, having a therapist that understands these issues on a deep level can significantly increase the level of success and personal growth that can be attained in therapy.

Common Issues
include but are not limited to:

  • Coming Out
  • Queer Couple Dynamics
  • Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Identity Exploration
  • Name Change and Gender Marker Changes
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Transition Including Documentation for Hormone Replacement and Surgery
  • Sociocultural Oppression, Discrimination, and Privilege
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Polyamory and multiple partner relationships
  • Sexuality counseling
  • Trauma
  • Accessing Community Support
  • Sex Therapy
  • And more…