LGBTQ individuals and families seek therapy for a variety of reasons. While some LGBTQ individuals may want therapy because of LGBTQ-specific experiences (e.g, questioning one's sexual orientation or gender identity, coming out, navigating the process of gender change), others may decide to come to therapy for reasons having nothing to do with their LGBTQ identities (e.g. depression, anxiety, various life stages stress, trauma). Regardless of the reason that brings LGBTQ individuals, couples, or families to therapy, the experience can be rewarding for those working with an LGBTQ affirming therapist who "gets it," who does not need an explanation of what LGBTQ means and who is aware of LGBTQ culture.
I have the knowledge, awareness, and skills to provide competent counseling for LGBTQ individuals. I am accepting of all people, without judgment. I challenge oppressive stereotypes and systems of thought, and I celebrate and advocate for all LGBTQ people and their relationships.
Whether or not you identify as LGBTQ, regardless of if you are seeking therapy related to your LGBTQ status, and regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, I am here to help. I provide a safe and compassionate place for you to discuss whatever challenges have brought you to therapy and to help you reach your full potential.