Many of my clients live outside of the heteronormative-cisgender box. Above all else, I offer a safe space for you to process your feelings and assess your goals. This looks like many things, such as a letter for gender-affirming care, or relationship counseling from someone who personally relates to where you’re coming from, to processing your coming out story, to all that the life as a marginalized individual entails.
No judgements. Biases constantly checked. A strong support system with open ears.
Stigma, in any form, is an impediment to the well-being of those who experience it. Given the stressors that LGBTQIAA2 groups must confront, such as homophobia (past and present), prejudice, coming out, and discrimination, finding a therapist with expertise in these areas is a must.
As an LGBTQIAA2 therapist, I am committed to helping clients all along and outside of the gender spectrums, of all sexual identities and expressions feel not only safe, but truly respected, valued, and empowered. I use an anti-oppressive intersectional (looking at the various parts of you that are oppressed) frame for you to begin to your journey. I have completed foundational training through the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, which provides me with an additional layer of knowledge when serving folks who identify as trans. To this end part of the services that I provide involve writing letters for top/bottom surgery, which I am happy to help facilitate and firmly believe there should not be barriers toward receiving. Please inquire for more information about these specialized services.
A note on gender affirming care: it is my belief that access to gender affirming care has been historically limited, biased, included inherent harms to the communities it intends to serve, and that trans and gender non-conforming communities have been subjected to gatekeeping by the mental health and medical communities. I offer evaluation and letter writing for gender affirming care, which I am happy to provide on a sliding fee scale as you can afford. I understand that this will entail evaluations and letter writing at no cost, and if you are in need of this please do not hesitate to inquire about such services.
If you or someone you know is seeking help from an LGBTQIAA2 therapist, contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I can help.