Services Provided

I provide LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, and gender affirming care to help people of all diversity needs confront and resolve identity, interpersonal, psychological, and/or symptoms issues that have led to periods of crises, and to provide support and help so that you can adjust to life again and grow with a more empowered and connected way of living. 

I am able to work with many types of issues and conditions, and enjoy working with people of diversity as well as people who are "creative types". I have worked successfully with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and groups. With a specialty in LGBT mental health, gender-affirming care,  I provide specialized support and outreach to members of our communities. I have nearly three decades of experience in supporting people who identify as transgender to successfully transition to the extent of their choice.  

As a skilled trauma - informed therapist, I can offer therapy using EMDR, Brainspotting, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy I also enjoy providing longer-term therapy for people with diversity needs, including newly diagnosed conditions, a history of substance use recovery, artists who feel stuck, people with ADHD or bipolar disorder, social/family issues, and others dealing with life tranistions like those listed below.

I also provide creative expressive and play therapies to children, pre-teens, teens, and adults  to treat psychological, interpersonal, trauma, and adjustment issues. I am trained in CCPT, TraumaPlay, Sand Tray, Gestalt Play Therapy, and other nondirective as well as directive play therapies.

I provide treatment specializations that include:

  • Adjustment to grief/loss, medical diagnosis, negative life events
  • Trauma - focued therapy in treatment of PTSD
  • Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder
  • LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy
  • Transgender Mental Health: Both pre and post op, support through transitioning, evaluation and letters for HRT and surgical procedures
  • Adolescent development and pychosocial issues
  • Dealing with issues stemming from old family patterns that no lnger wirk
  • Needing support to face and manage life's stressful, relationship, or life- changing issues. 
  • Addiction & Recovery Issues, especially early recovery and dual diagnosis issues in aftercare.
  • Dis-ability adjustment and empowerment issues
  • Sensitivity with diversity issues
  • Medical Family Therapy: Facing medical conditions that may be life - changing.

Most of all, I encourage and accept clients in my private practice who want to make positive change and are seeking someone trustworthy who cares about your overall well-being as we face the hard yet rewarding change work together. As a partner in your growth and recovery,  I use playful and creative expressive approaches whenever possible to harness the healing powers of play and expand our selves through creative expression. I am available evenings with some Saturday hours by appointment. Teletherapy is now a preferred method for most, since you can be comfortable in your own home or private space.  Limited office hours are offered - especailly for children. The office is professional and fully wheelchair accessible, including elevator.. 

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