My Approach to Helping
Want more out of life? Tired of feeling this way? Trouble communicating? Feeling down? We all develop an internal story that dictates the way we feel and live. However, you are the agent of control. Gain back your power and heal your life one day at a time.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Identifying as an LBGTQ+ individual myself, it was important to me that my practice be 100% inclusive, experienced, and educated about diverse populations. I want to know your story. I want to understand all the moving parts of your life and how they impact why you're even seeking therapy in the first place. I know that being LGBTQ+ is just one part of who you are among all that you are managing in life.
You might feel alone in your journey. Maybe you?re just starting to explore your identity or make sense of your experiences. Perhaps your family is non-affirming. You might fear that your emerging identity might preclude you from your current relationship. You might even feel some ?internalized homophobia? ? culturally imposed negative feelings about being LGBTQ+? and you might feel conflicted about wanting to own your identity while also experiencing shame around it.
All of these feelings are totally normal. Although things are slowly changing, we still live in a culture where there are clear and painful messages about being LGBT, which is why LGBT affirmative therapy is so important.
We can help you with:
Exploring your sexual, romantic, or affectional orientation
Exploring your gender identity
Coming out to yourself, your loved ones, your friends, your workplace
Navigating the complications of dating
Exploring cultural oppression
Exploring how you may have been harmed or rejected by religion or religious people
Navigating holidays, weddings, and events with non-affirming family members and others
LGBTQ couples counseling
Poly and non-monogamous relationship counseling
Queer, transgender, lesbian, and gay therapy
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
There are lots of very good therapists out there doing all types of therapy. However, studies show that more important than the type of therapy, the biggest indicator of client success is the therapeutic relationship that develops between the therapist and client. In other words there needs to be a good fit.