Affirmative Therapy For LGBTQIA+ Clients
Welcome! Below please find my approach to queer-affirming psychotherapy available to clients in Oregon, New York, Vermont and Colorado.
Affirmative therapy for anyone seeking help from an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy practice
Queer folks have not, historically, been treated great by the mental health profession to say the least. When you are looking for a therapist it makes sense to find out how your practitioner thinks about queerness, in themselves and in society at large.
What support do you offer?
When I treat queer clients my aim is to provide a space that both affirms and deeply considers the personal and cultural context of queerness for each person, while also recognizing both the interconnectedness and individuality of each human. Essentially that means that if you want your therapy to be all about queerness I am here for that. And, if you also want to make sure your therapist will not miss the rest of your unique attributes because they are so focused on queerness, I am here for that too!
What qualifies you to be an affirmative therapy practice?
Queerness is a part of my personal story (I have a non-traditional queer family and quite a bit of fluidity in my general way of being), and an area of personal and professional interest for me.
Because of that, I tend to read and think quite a bit about the cultural and historical context of queerness. Additionally, I think a lot about the risks inherent in holding too rigidly to any kind of heteronormative approach in the world of psychology, education, and any pursuit where liberation is hopefully the goal.
I’m still exploring my life and don’t want a label (maybe ever) can you still help me?
Absolutely! Sometimes labels can be grounding, sometimes they can be limiting, and often our relationship to them changes over time. I am excited to meet you wherever you are.
Do you offer couples counseling as well?
Yes! Working with queer relationships is one of my favorite things to do. I use a mix of structural family therapy, internal family systems therapy, and some tools from emotion focused therapy in my approach. I find this tends to work well for both monogamous and non-monogamous relationship structures. I adore helping to clear the blocks to healthy happy queer love.
What does counseling cost?
My rate is $200 per session, and I can help you submit for out-of-network benefits if your plan provides those. Under certain circumstances I am also able to offer sliding-scale with some flexibility on cost.
How can I get started?
I offer individual, couples, and family therapy to folks in Oregon, New York, Vermont and Colorado. Answers to common questions about my practice can be found here (link to FAQs). If you would like to have a chat to explore working together, please reach out by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 802-671-4037.
Please Reach Out
I’d love to learn how I can support you! I’m available for in-person and virtual events.